The Holy Bible. To many, it is a sacred book that tells the story of man and his relationship with the one true God. It refers to us as servants to his divine majesty, and he as the creator of all things.
I, however, have always had a different perspective on the books and stories that make up the Bible.
Even as a young child, the book fascinated me, though I never really understood why. Then one day, the answer dawned on me. The reason why the Bible had always been such an essential factor in my life was that it was a book about my life. Telling us the story of the soul and its origin, guiding each and every one of us as individuals to our final destination… Our Revelation.
I began testing my theory with Genesis, where our story literally begins. “In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.” Genesis represents the miracle of birth, which was clear to me in this very first passage. “God,” being the code word for “mother,” created the Heavens and the Earth, which, as many masons will tell you, represents the mind and the body. “Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” This passage seems to describe the mother’s body just before conception.
Words like empty, darkness, the deep, sound more like words depicting the image of a cave-like environment—an inner void if you will—rather than the surface of a massive sphere. It is the empty womb of the mother-to-be. Then it happens, “… and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
The mind prepares the body for birth, as the placenta blossoms within the womb. “And God said, Let there be light.” The sperm enters the egg, and the spark of life begins. “God called the light day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening, and there was morning—The first day.” The circle of life begins; the first day of the nine-month process in which the infant becomes whole has dawned. “And God said, Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water. God called the expanse sky.”
The spirit grows, and the mother suddenly becomes at one with the life inside of her. As above, so below. Water and sky; two souls intertwined. “And God said, Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear. God called the dry ground, land.” The body begins to take shape. “Then God said, Let the land produce vegetation: Seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds.”
The gender of the infant is chosen. “And God said let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years.”
The stars represent thoughts and decisions. The brain is fully developed. “God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.” The sun and the moon, the light and the dark, good and evil. They are his/her conscience. Psalms 20 through 25, “And God said, Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” and so on, almost seems to express the very nature of evolution, believe it or not.
“Let the water teem with living creatures,” From water to land to the sky. It would appear as though the Bible may be trying to remind us where we came from, and how—like water—we have the ability to be whatever we choose.
H20 is the only element that can be either a liquid, gas, or solid, and theoretically speaking, we have the same freedom. The freedom of choice to decide one’s path. “Then God said, Let us make man in our image.” The moment has finally arrived, and the mother goes into labor. As I began studying Genesis, I searched for a connection between the seven days of earth’s creation, and the nine months in which an infant is carried in the womb of his/her mother.
At first, I couldn’t come to any reasonable conclusion about Genesis, but then as I scanned the scripture carefully, I found it staring back at me as clear as day. There are precisely nine paragraphs before the psalm that I have always considered to be the moment of birth. The birth of man is complete at Psalm 27, where it is written, “So God created man in his image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
I was then astounded to discover that when I took the number 27 and divided it with the very number that is found throughout the Bible, the number of life returns once again. 27 divided by three equals nine. Three, the holy number. Mind, Body, Spirit. Mother, Father, and Son.