On the Third Day…

Moving from the Beatitude which blesses those who hunger, we look back to the the biblical Creation account to see how the provision for our satiety has been established. In Genesis 1:9- 13, is says ¨9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.s12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

 

It´s quite an odd state of affairs in this society that we play so often with this concept of lack. Many believers in the Judeo-Christian tradition say that the American way is based upon that tradition, yet the way that we seem to grapple for scraps as if we will someday run out, or that there simply isn´t enough to go around, seems to offer up a resounding lack of faith. However, according to this tradition, before mankind was even added into the mix, provisions for our existence, survival, and downright abundance were made.

 

On this Unbroken Path, whether we want to align ourselves with the Judeo-Christian heritage or not, we come to this point where we realize that the world really is abundant and does provide for us quite nicely. The magic, if you will, is really the ability to harness our attention so that we can avail ourselves to the highest concentration of this flow. So often we get so bogged down with the minutia and trivialities of contemporary living that we forget to recognize why we´re really here and what an incredible here this place really is.

 

On this third day of Creation, after the creation of light (fire) and firmament (air), God institutes the foundation for the next two elements of water and earth. It is through these four elements that the planet functions in such amazing ways, utilizing these building blocks to give us all that we need in order to prosper. May we recognize the provisions before us and realize that should we be able to implement the practical use of wisdom in the cultivation of our resources, then will we know true abundance.

 

 

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