Living from Our Divine Identity

It was a warm and sunny day in the Garden of Eden. Adam and God were just hanging
out, having a conversation. “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every
tree of the garden you may freely eat; But of the tree of the knowledge of good
and evil, you shall not eat; for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely
die.” (Genesis 2 : 16 – 17)

You know the rest of the story. The serpent talked the woman into a fruit salad,
who shared it with the man. Followed almost immediately by the Bible’s first lesson
in taking personal responsibility (or not).

But notice the words in Genesis 2: the knowledge of good and evil. What is that?
A belief in separation–that there somehow could be good vs evil.

Consider how that belief (conscious or unconscious) in separation effects our lives.
That Spirit (God, the Universe, or Higher Power) has to travel from some distance
to zoom in and fix the situations we have created.

Byron Katie reminds us to not believe everything we know. We know it because someone
told us. But what if it is not true? How would our lives look if we really recognized our
Divine Nature–that we have the hearts of Divine Love, the mind of Divine Wisdom, and the
lives of Divine life?

Click on the link below to listen to my talk from last Sunday…

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About revjerryt

I offer spiritual counseling around healing issues related to relationships (with our Higher Power, ourselves and family), coming out (regardless of sexual orientation), and other concerns. I am a Religious Science / New Thought Minister living in the San Diego area, and senior minister of Joyful Living Spiritual Center, meeting at the Days Hotel (543 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley/San Diego) in the East Wing Meeting Room on the second floor. Learn more at Other services include weddings, holy unions, baby blessings, baptisms, and memorial services. Learn more about me, and my book, at I am also the founder of the LGBTQ Spiritual Summit, bringing members of the gay and lesbian community together with leaders of various religious denominations and spiritual traditions, in order to start the conversation about healing. Learn more at
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