Like the Adam and Eve thing. I was taught the whole story with Eve the Clone Woman as the garden scapegoat that got Adam the Tattler and herself - kicked out of the garden of Eden. (my later date edits) In that story i came away with concepts of nakedness, guilt and shame. This intro to sin 101 has been used to rule a lot of people for a very long time. I am not saying all rules are "bad" just saying that those who could make the rules-did so, and that means bias. (ref at bottom of entry)
Then, fairly recently, a fresh nuance leaped out. The word "naked" as in "they saw they were naked"-implies vulnerability. Conscious vulnerability is huge...and fear is its nemesis.
So now i see that the version of the story i was told, fit splendidly into what was already a patriarchal construct designed for protection and group collaboration in scary days of yore. The bias was, well "everybody knows" right?
Putting my head into the scene is all suppose-it but even so, to think of the predators and uncertainties; well what were people to do? When life feels threatened, safety and security looks good. Those stepping up to defend and protect were classic heroes.
So i am thinking, what started as good intent, just grew beyond its real need but because so many years of choosing to flee or fight made it the probable choice, it like had to be sustained (Laws of Probability QP) Therefore it grew and became its own "entity a system" which then started defending its right to exist. This is a bio mimicry whack thing, but there it is.
As ego was also emerging and evolving at this time and the individuating process was set into motion; it is easy to see how the biggest egos started running the tribes. They in turn formed those "we are so cool" leadership cliques who set the rules. This also accounts for the "rewards" of leadership, because power had to continue to exert itself, strut, look big, scary et al in order to deter rivals From masks, to war paint and mighty artillery intimidation devices, the past has influenced the present.
Therefore when the stories that became the Bible, were collected, there were a lot of accepted knowns. And according to Mark Twain, and many examples concur, "it’s not what you don’t know, but what you know for sure that gets you into trouble."
(Thnx Wayne Dyer for pulling this quote in his latest PBS special, "I Can See Clearly Now.")
So it's the translation and the bias that "everybody knows" that has colored our world and this is what is now being questioned. The voice of authority is no longer enough, it’s content , not just context.
The collective curiosity is asking why, who, what when and where. The answer arrives at the level of the question. This keeps unfolding the path of life’s journeys New information elicits new paths of thinking this fuels imagination and boosts creativity. This is what evolutionary, radical change looks like- it is ongoing, as thoughts and actions continue to explore life.
Our conversation ended with Revelations and the whole Armageddon thing which i was taking as a story of what is in store if we don't wake up and change the patterns. My friend saw it as more prophetic and literal. We are both right.
Nature's gracious natural abilities to endure trauma and restore diverse abundance continues being defiled by the ignorance of beliefs set into motion ages ago. These beliefs are connected to the construct of tradition, heritage, education, religion, money and economics. "Grow up, me kiddies, planet "time" is getting short."
But because a western majority has relied on this level of thinking, these beliefs, we are having a hard time leaping out of this madness” and instead, just keep digging in deeper. Even as our human situation becomes ever more a story of having a tiger by the tail, our cognitive dissonance, our abilities to justify our actions, keeps many of us just going around and around. I suspect this might be a remnant “ a classic expectation for an authority to step up and save us as, old habits die hard. (Even as time and again it is the people who step up provoke the change, leadership falls back into old patterns et al)
Now the fear to let go is almost as bad as the fear of holding on.
So Revelations is not a dire punishing, threatening, cataclysmic winnowing, because that doesn't align with god (gaiad, uni-verse, the one) being LOVE.
Revelation means revealed, as in all is being revealed. Well Yes!! that is what's happening,
So, Revelations is not a death sentence but a waking up from who we thought we were, to align with who we can be.. a new beginning.
In the new beginning...there were many new stories. They were shared amongst the people, and helped them learn to see and act in harmony with the laws of the uni-verse. This is how the people healed the planet, themselves and all of life rejoiced.
And it was done in the very nick of time, because all good stories thrive on drama!!
PS In a new story, human potential, natural abundance, energy and choices will align to rewire our systems. Tools and tech will be utilized for understanding, learning and sharing. The idea of profit will grow, as wanting to contribute is a part of who we are. This will assure diversity as every beings potential is different. This matters because diversity is good for healthy ecosystems and imaginations. We need, want thrive and soar with both, they are entwined.
FROM Bible Hub
Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
But plot shifts after the forbidden fruit and shame is inferred.
Genesis 3.7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths