Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chapter 13 - Year 30

Chapter 13 - Year 30

This is the continuing blog about the book I Am Adam by J.T.Twerell. For a copy of the book Click here.

Ten years pass and the many families of Adam continue to grow. Star and Moon have returned from their river adventure, produced children, and settled into a normal life. However, the key to the growth of the species is dependent upon the interaction of the different families, and Star is the embodiment of the drive that takes man over the next mountain.

In this short chapter is a deep spiritual dynamic that depicts the desire of species to move beyond complacency and seek new discoveries. Star and Moon, the younger and more adventuresome of the family, are obviously prepared to journey forth, but what about Adam, Wind, and the others. What possible reason would there be for them to leave what they know and move out into the larger world. I think Adam says it best when he tells Star, "I do agree, that if we just live and die, what have we really accomplished."

In each persons journey there is a place of seeking to be more than we can imagine. To some that is very small, to others it is major. However, I really believe in every human, if we become too complacent, we have lost the joy of life.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Chapter 12--- year 20

Chapter 12--- year 20

This is the continuing blog about the book I Am Adam by J.T.Twerell. For a copy of the book Click here.

In this chapter we enter into the deeper conflict between Light and shadow. Dom meets with Eve and gives her insight to the "eyes of the soul". This concept is something that I have personally seen in my journey. To me it is similar to a spiritual GPS providing guidance through the intricacies of life. If we sense a place of peace within our very being, we are on the correct path for our journey. 

This place of peace indicates we are in harmony with the universe and the positive impact it contains. Disharmony brings us a sense of fear, anger, anxiety, etc. and needs to be examined to see where we went off track. To me, this is a place of contentment with life. In the New Testament, Paul states in Phillipians, "What ever place I find myself, there I am content". 

To me this is a place that I may not feel happy, for happiness appears periodically and is not a permanent part of our journey. However, even if I an not happy, I can feel content if I trust in the larger part of all creation; the plans of God. The eyes of the soul, is the place we see the activity around us not from a place of interpretation by my experience, but from a place of trusting in the larger purpose of God. 

Eve carries this understanding into the meeting with Adam Fish, who is the embodiment of shadow understanding. In this understanding, the only thing that truly matters is self and the things self needs to get through life. While we do need to protect our journey, we also need to work in concert with others so we may be in harmony with each other as we are in harmony with God. 

Adam Fish believes that what he produces belongs to him and refuses to share openly with the community. This idea of "I own the world around me" is the conclusion of dualism, as it openly claims I am separate from others. The core of I am Adam, is all are truly one.

This plays out in a different scenario when Adam and Eve are talking about "owning" each other in the relationship. This is a continuing conversation from the earlier time when Eve discusses the aspect of "owning" each other with Wind. To me, this sense of possessiveness is the downfall of human experience. As long as I believe I am better than others, I will compete for supremacy, or I will fall to another's superiority. Either way, I am no longer one with all creation.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

I am Adam – Chapter 11 year 19

 Chapter 11 year 19

This is the continuing blog about the book I Am Adam by J.T.Twerell. For a copy of the book Click here.

The creation is now 19 years old and the youth are prepared to expand their horizon. In the original placement of the Adam’s, each was close enough that they could find each other, but far enough apart that they would develop their own individuality. This is both the blessing and the curse of the human experience. We are all uniquely individual and separate, responsible for our own individual journey, and not in control of other’s journey. However, we are also communal people who desire to be in touch with others. The question is always, how do we maintain individuality and yet become one with others. This is the journey that Eve, Star and Moon embark upon in this chapter.

The adventure is a breath-taking experience as they travel well beyond all their people have ever known. However, the expedition takes on a new twist when the raft goes over the falls and leaves Eve alone in the excursion. In our life, it is often the unexpected challenge that lifts us into the better places of life. We need to trust in the journey and not struggle to maintain the status quo.

Eve finds the next group of Adam’s and discovers they have built a thriving community and are rapidly expanding in both knowledge and skills. The leaders of the community are the original creations and are know as the Elders. Eve makes a major impact with her arrival. Her looks are different with her light colored hair, and she uses the healing powers that Sun taught her, which provide a rather pointed introduction.

We quickly meet Adam Fish, who is an elder and had traveled up the river to find the other Adam families. Adam Fish is the arrival of the shadow in a place of pure light. Let the battle begin, for this is the human journey.

Eve has found her Adam, and is now prepared to enter into the purpose for her being on earth. Remember, Eve is the earth form for the life force of Satari, and Eve will also have a child who will be the vessel for the life force of Sun. It is just one big family, and that is really what all humanity is intended to be. How sad that we have lost that reality.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chapter 10 year 18

 Chapter 10 year 18  

This is the continuing blog about the book I Am Adam by J.T.Twerell. For a copy of the book Click here.

This was one of my favorite chapters as it allowed me to really pour out all I was sensing within my own soul. I won’t say that Domatarious was sitting with me, but this was one time that the words took on a life of their own.

 Eve, as she had requested, is called upon to return to earth but is amazed that it happens so soon. Domatarious explains that ten years had passed, but she didn’t know it as there is no sense of time in eternity. I often think how limited we are because of the constraints of time. Life itself is limited in understanding because we feel trapped by death. A sense of eternity allows us to live one moment at a time, not concerned about the future or trying to change the past.   

Several deep insights are brought to light in this chapter. The first is the reality of “soul connection” with other humans. In the scenario of eternity, as explored in this book, the journey through eternity has many stopping off places in which we develop connections with other eternal beings. Adam and Sun have a deep connection on earth and will have that connection all through eternity. While they may not remember each other during their different stops, they will sense the connection and know that this is a special relationship.

 I have that feeling in many different aspects of life. I know I am soul connected to my wife and I have other relationships that are uniquely deep in their makeup. I treasure those relationships, even if some were fleeting, because they connect me with my eternal journey.    

The next insight is the inability for us to fail in our human journey. The plan of God will work perfectly, for that is what  eternity is all about. We can walk in harmony with that plan during our earth years and find peace and fullness of life. Or we can walk according to our own understanding, ignoring any spiritual connection, and not enjoy the abundance available to us. Either way, we are simply on a course which will prove that love never fails. If we don’t grasp that lesson while on earth, we will see it upon our return to eternity and will rejoice at the knowledge. Again, there is no threat of punishment for doing it wrong. I think this is the main thought that separates I Am Adam from general organized religion. If there is unconditional love, with no punishment, the journey is one of joy. Others will disagree with the concept on no hell, but it is a primary position in the book.   

The next insight is the concept of Providers. I had never had a conscious thought about this type of 4th dimensional activity, but when I began to write about them, I felt an unbelievable joy. Think about the Providers who are there to make our life full if we simply walk in the harmony of love and light. If we walk in shadow and anger, then we remove the Providers from our journey. I sincerely believe this is a reality, but it is up to each reader to determine their understanding.     

These are simple concepts, but they can transform our journey if we grasp them. Let me know your thoughts about these insights. Agree or disagree, it really doesn’t matter, it is just part of our journey.  Leave a comment below or email me at JTTwerell@JTTwerell.com.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Chapter 9 --- year 9

I Am Adam
Chapter 9 – year 9

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This is a chapter that has met a real diverse response from readers. The main struggle seems to be with those who see this approach to eternity as a reincarnation. In the true meaning of the word, which is a re entering of the soul, then this is a form of reincarnation. However, it is not as a punishment, or a trial to move up the food chain, it is a series of voluntary stops in the eternal journey of the soul.

Sun wakes in eternity, and has every sense that she is still a living being on earth.  Because she is an original creation for the earth, she has never been in the eternal prior to this time. I remember the first time I visited Paris, a city that I truly love. It was a tremendous experience that literally saturated every part of my being. Last year I returned to Paris, and once again felt a great joy. But this time I carried a remembrance of all I learned on my first visit, and I now was able to add to that experience. In a simplified example, that is the experience of our eternal journey. While we journey here on earth, we are away from all that we love and know, but when we return, the joy is overwhelming and we now carry on with the knowledge we have gained in our other experiences.

In the Christian community (of which I am a part) the resistance to this is rather acute. I find this interesting in that Jesus clearly demonstrates that he came from heaven and returns. God tells Jeremiah and David that he knew them before they were in their mother's womb. Moses and Elisha meet Jesus and Peter on the mount of transfiguration, and they are in their actual eternal forms. 

The historical church has resisted this concept of eternal life, largely because of the threat of hell and punishment if we don’t do the life journey according to the rules. This positive journey described in I Am Adam precludes the concept of hell. The unconditional love of God is not out to put us on trial; it is there to support us in our journey so we can better understand the true power of love and light.

Domatarious has Sun evaluate her journey, without fear or judgment, so she can better understand what she learned on earth. She is invited to return to earth and experience life from a different perspective so she can learn even more about the power of love. As Dom says, she cannot fail in her journey, for there is no pass or failure, just understanding.

We do see that Eve has deeper insight because she is not only an old soul; she is actually Satari in a new earth form.

The ceremony of celebration in the end of the chapter is the beginning of earth worship and spiritual understanding. I realize that a lot of this may be difficult to grasp, but I hope the reader will allow the challenge to be a place of growth and not anger. We don’t have to all agree on how God works, we simply need to respect each others journey. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section or write to me at JTTwerell@JTTwerell.com.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chapter 8 ----- year 9

Chapter 8 ----- year 9

This is the continuing blog about the book I Am Adam by J.T.Twerell. For a copy of the book Click here.

Nine years into the new creation and life progresses smoothly. The reference to Sun and Wind both having a new baby is the indication that they are both sharing a relationship with Adam, and have developed a harmonious flow of life. This is the continuation of the nondualism of the creation that we discussed in the previous chapter.

Eve continues to grow in wisdom and shares her newly troubled feelings with Domatarious. He indicates she is feeling an emotion from another who is not part of the family. The interesting thing about this chapter is I also felt the feeling of unrest as I began to write it. I didn’t want to continue it as I sensed it was not going to go smoothly. How many times have all of us had those feelings that we cant identify, but know are somehow significant.

If we are truly all one from creation, then it is logical we will sense deep feelings given off by others. As a therapist, I am very sensitive to the feeling a client brings into the room. What they say and what I feel are often quite different, and I have learned to go with the feeling. It has proven to be the best direction 99% of the time.

That night around the campfire is a combination of every possible emotion the new creation can produce. The singing and dancing the adult’s share around the campfire expresses the sheer joy of life. But then enters the darkness of the wounded Adam. After seeking out Wind, the new Adam finally discovers her happily living with a new group of people. Rather than feeling joy in his discovery, he allows the shadow to produce anger. Still believing that Wind belongs to him, he shatters the harmony of both the evening and of the creation. In the end, our beautiful and loving Adam Sun lies dead, leaving a devastated and broken Adam and Wind behind.

The major shift is seen in the depth of wisdom that Eve suddenly reveals. With the death of Sun, Eve is plunged into an understanding that transcends even her own grief. Eve is the power of Light that comes into the quickly forming shadows. She presents the alternatives to the shadow, but does not force anyone to change, for free will is sacred, and following the Light is always a choice.  In the midst of the darkest moment of the new creation, Light is challenged, but the truth is, there is never enough shadow to put out light.

What are the shadows in your life? What is the Light? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below or write me at JTTwerell@JTTwerell.com.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chapter 7 --year 6

Chapter 7 --- year 6

This is the continuing blog about the book I Am Adam by J.T.Twerell. For a copy of the book Click here.

The new creation has settled into a routine that is productive and harmonious. Wind’s two children, River and Moon, are integrated into the community, and the adults have developed a very loving relationship. Eve poses a question to Wind that opens an entire philosophical issue. She simply asks if Wind is going to have children with Adam. Wind says that Adam belongs to Sun and Eve simply states, “The God of All Good Things works with what we have.”

Many readers questioned if my intention was to simply have a communal society with no marital guidelines. I sincerely believe in the beauty and integrity of a good marital relationship, and as a professional counselor working with hundreds of couples, I try to help them develop positive and loving relationships.

My main question in this chapter is about the “ownership” mentality that seems to come with many relationships. Personally, I think this all develops from a strong patriarchal emphasis that seems to dominate the major religions. To me this is one of the real downfalls of dualism or the tendency of humans to perceive and understand the world as being divided into two overarching categories.

The original story of the Garden of Eden emphasized that all the creation was one with God and was in harmony. While an essence of good and evil existed, they were simply not separate.  Nondualism is the idea that things appear distinct while not being separate and I think this is what the biblical story was trying to point out. All creation is one and not separate.

The Eden story states that Adam and Eve ate the apple and obtained the knowledge of good and evil. They didn’t create it; they simply began to see it as separate. Now they were separate from each other, separate from God, and separate from eternal harmony. Eve took the fall for this and became the lesser person, owned by Adam and subject to him. Hence, dualism ruled the creation.

In I Am Adam, we are confronted with the reality that Sun doesn’t own Adam, and Wind is as much an equal with Adam as Sun. By being one with each other, not as a possession, but as an equal, then the creation would truly share the love available and be in harmony.

This is a difficult thought, but one I believe is imperative to understand if we are going to truly embrace a loving universe. It is the core of the teachings of Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad and other impactual religious writers.
  The yin and yang symbol represents the philosophy of balance, where two opposites co-exist in harmony and are able to transmute into each other. This is the relationship of equals in I Am Adam, and will develop even more in subsequent chapters.

I really would like to hear your thoughts on this difficult passage. Add an opinion below or email me at JTTwerell@JTTwerell.com