The Two Trees (8 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]In the Garden ...In the Garden there is only life. The hill of death and doom seems to us now like a bad dream. We are thankful to be in the Garden. The beautiful and inviting creature tells us that the Tree in the Garden is known as the Tree of Life. After what we saw on the Hill, we believe him.We then sink our teeth into a good-sized bit of sloth and decide to give the Hill no more thought. We lust for more, proud of our … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (7 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]In the Wilderness ...The Wilderness is not where we want to be. Yet everyday finds us there with decisions to make.We are in the Wilderness today with bruises. We were kicked out of the Garden. Did we kick ourselves out? Anyway, we didn’t want to leave. But our friends betrayed us.There we were with all the powers one could ask for -- and WHAM!, betrayal. We lost all, in the Garden.He’s on the Tree. The Hill that looks like H … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (6 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]Again in the Wilderness ...We were too smart for the Hill. The dream must have worn off. Now, in the Wilderness, we are tired and hungry. O soul, where art thou?Depression sinks in. It is lonely and arid in the Wilderness. We know that in the Garden there is an abundance of fulfilling things. In the Garden is fame, fortune, and power. In the Garden is sensual pleasures, passionate pastures, and delights for the eyes.O, to be in the … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (5 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]Again in the Garden ...Sick. Having eaten so much of the Fruit of the Tree in the Garden -- Pride, Anger, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Avarice, and Sloth -- we are sick. The Garden no longer seems so filled with light. We have once again discovered that the fruit which says “Come” speaks a lie.If this is so, what of the Tree on the Hill?It seems to be dark, Hell. What of it? Must we go and see?The man hangs there. Is he dea … [Read more...]


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