As we continued to the van, my friend and I began walking very close, our shoulders pressing heavily against each other, almost like we were trying to unite our bodies into one. As we walked, I noticed a very dense tree on our immediate left, it seemed out of place and I began to wonder what it was all about. It seemed to be the Tree of Life, but that meant very little to me at the time. I was indeed puzzled about the events that had just transpired as none of the other three participants seemed to be seeing the same visions as I had.
After much thought and meditation, I finally Tree of Life realized we had indeed passed the Tree of Life, but had no idea what the significance of the day’s events were. The only Tree of Life I had ever known of was in the Garden of Eden, and what I had just experienced was no Garden of Eden. I couldn’t even imagine what it all could mean.
I knew in the Garden of Eden story, there was a serpent involved, and a tree, and an apple, which in reality no one knows if it was an apple or not. Shortly after that event, Adam and Eve got kicked out of the garden, but beyond that I was completely bamboozled. Hope I don’t get kicked out of earth, at this point in time, I don’t know of anywhere else to go.
As time went on,I began to realize the serpent actually symbolized knowledge, and what Adam and Eve did was actually a part of the divine plan, we humans didn’t really fall from grace, but were actually exposed to life whereby we were able to learn the necessary lessons so we would someday be able to return to our creator.
The pieces finally began to fall in place, it was all symbolic. Obviously the funeral symbolized death, and by passing through the veil of death, we entered into a new life and thus life continues, our soul never dies. The Tree of Life does symbolize knowledge, however the missing link is understanding, we can have all the knowledge in the universe, but it does us no good until we reach an understanding as to what it means to us.
It may be the tree of knowledge, however, the understanding has to come from us, the individual, no one can teach that to us. The secret to life is to find the tree of knowledge, which is always near us, and by it understand what life really means to each and every one of us.
I have traversed the globe in search of truth, my truth, during which time I have had an opportunity to study with Aborigine elders, native American Indians, and some of the world’s finest intuitive. All of this has lead me to better understand our world and all things therein contained.