As we look at humans being created in God’s Image, everything He created was deemed good until He created Adam and he then said, “It is not good for man to be alone”. (Genesis 2:18) Does our life together in community and in marriage express the image of God?
In Genesis 2:18; And Jehovah (I AM) God said, “It is not good for man to be alone; I will make him a help mate for him, does not suggest a “wife.”
A metaphysical (inner) glimpse of this scripture (male/masculine, female/feminine) suggests that to be whole (holy) or complete (Mind), man must unify (marriage) his masculine and feminine nature. And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
In Fillmore (2019), man must have avenues through which to express himself. Community (relationship) is manifested in many forms and is not only exclusive in our relationship with the GODHEAD.
These avenues are the “help meet” designed by Jehovah God. Man represents wisdom. It is not good for wisdom to act alone; it must be joined with love if harmony is to be brought forth.
Both the soul and the body are helpmeets to man (spirit), avenues through which he expresses the ideas of Mind. I know from empirical evidence that union between a “husband and wife,” does not constitute the original meaning of Genesis, seeing how most marriages are cultivated (manipulated) or organized as a form of possession (idolization).
Fillmore suggests, it is on the soul or substance side of consciousness that ideas are “identified,” that is, “named.” Whatever we recognize a thing to be, that it becomes to us because of the naming power vested in man (wisdom) “Every beast of the field” and the “cattle” represent ideas of strength power, vitality, and life.
These ideas must be recognized by the I AM before they can be formed. “The birds of the heavens” represent from thoughts and the interchange between the subconscious and the conscious activities of mind.
Man has power to name all ideas that are presented his conscious mind, whether they come from within or without. Marriage or community are a choice. A useful, but not necessary engagement.
According to Fillmore (2019), wisdom, the masculine phase of man, needs a helpmeet or balance. Love in the soul (woman) has not yet been developed and established substance.
A limited concept of Jehovah God caused a deep sleep (mesmeric state) to fall on the man (Adam). Nowhere in Scripture is there any record to show that Adam was ever fully awakened; and he (man still partly in this dreamlike state of consciousness. In this state he creates a world of his own and peoples it with ideas corresponding to his on sleep-benumbed consciousness.
The soul is here coming into the positive development of divine love (the woman). Love is the passive quality of mind, and The soul is here coming into the positive development of divine (the woman).
Love is the passive quality of mind and must become active through man’s volition, before it can be brought forth; and man must enter into the passive side of Being and cease from outer mental act his state is symbolized by “deep sleep”; the outer consciousness is growing the spiritual to express itself fully.
Man evolves, attains consciousness in mind and body, as he becomes aware of the divine ideas implanted in his being. Adam “names”-calls to consciousness in life’s activities–the beasts of the the birds of the heavens (animal and intellectual realms). Then in meditation, when the outer mind is still, he makes contact with the subconscious (Fillmore, 2019).
The Hebrew word from which “rib” is translated means “curved surface,” not specifically one of Adam’s ribs; rather, the curves of beauty innate in Adam. The development of Eve is a refining process that helps man to bring forth his divine feminine nature. The rib or bone that became woman is symbolical of the very substantial character of the love that she represents.
Mr. Fillmore suggests, Adam is the (thinking) objective and Eve (feeling) the subjective in primal man, both in the same body. As man evolves Eve becomes objective. “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
If the ego or will that (constitutes) be man has adhered to the guiding light of Spiritual faithfully and has carried out in its work the plans that are ideated in wisdom, it has created a harmonious consciousness. The original Adam in Eden is symbolical of such a consciousness (Divine Mind).
The “deep sleep” into which the intellect is plunged when true love is experienced still prevails in human relations. Love is the great mystery of life.
The spiritually wise see love as the force (power) that enfolds with mathematical precision the galaxies in space as well as the tiniest atom. Love makes the universe possible, as does healthy community and marriage.
Fillmore, C. (2019). Mysteries of genesis, 16-25. BIBLIOTECH Press. ISBN: 9781070705019
King James Bible. (2020). Genesis 2:18-25 KJVAE. King James Bible Online. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/ (Original work published 1769)