Yeshua saw infants being nursed.

He said to his students:
“These little ones being fed are like those who enter the kingdom.”

Then the students asked: “If we too are little ones
will we enter the kingdom?”

Yeshua answered: “When you make the two into one,
the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside
and the above like the below –
that is, to make the male and the female into a single one,
so that the man is no longer male and the woman no longer female –
and when you make eyes instead of an eye
and a hand instead of a hand and a foot instead of a foot,
an image instead of an image,
then you will enter the kingdom.”

Paul wrote in Galatians:

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)

For Paul this is a finished reality. It is not that I need to “make the two into one”, but that I need to recognize that “the two” are “one”.

Ephesians lays out the purpose that was achieved in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus saying Jesus came,

so that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two. (Ephesians 2:15)

Olivier Clement, in The Roots of Christian Mysticism, wrote,

the Incarnation remains above all the fulfilment of God’s original plan, the great synthesis, in Christ, of the human, the divine and the cosmic. 

All is one. When I begin to emerge into this awareness of the unity of all being, I begin to be able to see truly. From the unitive perspective I have “eyes instead of an eye.” I start to see the fullness of life from every angle and all perspectives because I know that I am not separate from anything.

The experience of oneness, liberates every human function to serve the purpose for which it was created.

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SOUL: Stop – Open – Unburden – Listen

The baby we celebrate on this day reveals that all creation is united in the oneness of God. Tragically, I continue to view life in terms of separation. How will my eyes open to the unifying presence of the divine in all of life?