Have not been here for two – three weeks, because I was painting most of the day, and doing my first blog “Artworks from Jesh StG.” Am the same author, but call myself here Junieper, so I don’t get confused on which blog I am.
One morning I woke up and saw a sage green square and a peach square. Always have a journal, notepad, and pen beside my bed, since a therapist needs to stay sharp with interpreting dreams. A must is jotting down whatever one remembers immediately.
Scribbled down what I had seen. Then, came
“I have better plans for you. A future and a hope.”
“Huh?” Because I knew this was a scripture from the Bible.
What was the connection between what I had seen and this text?
Then came to me “Green has gone. Peach has come.”
Okay, at least it sounded good to me. ” But…what …?”
Before I could finish that question,
“You’ve eaten unripe (green) fruit. Now eat and enjoy juicy, ripe, and succulent fruit.”
Kept writing. It seemed I was going somewhere with this.
“You sought Me (oh, this was God – this had to be good), knowing there was more, but you have eaten from a tree, that was the tree of knowledge. Now, eat from the tree of life that has only the ripened fruit of wisdom, which nourishes and sustains you.”
Daffodil or Narciccus – Floral Bliss, Floral Friday Foto,
Logical wisdom is like unripened fruit.
Hm, that meant not all that appears to be “fruit,” is nutritious.
When I thought about this, what we call wisdom, goes all the way back to the seed, and the tree it comes from.
To know what the wisdom in front of me will do to my inner world and ultimately what my view on life will be, depends on the origin of the fruit.
Remembering how my late parents talked about Dorian they ate in Indonesia, I knew this fruit was delicious, but it had a very unpleasant smell.
I smiled. Some things may seem awful, but we only know if it really IS awful, if we swallow it.
Added to this, I’m not a farmer. I don’t know much about fruit, but one thing I do know is that unripened fruit cannot germinate, while seed from (most) ripened fruit has at least the possibility to plant itself forth.
Thurs. Doors in Gia Via Del Biscione, Lucca, Italy
Not that I was looking for it, but a few days later, I came across this photo I took during our vacation in Lucca, Italy.
When my photo was put in photoshop, it suddenly dawned on me, that the front of this delightful ceramic shop has green and peach colored brick!!!
This is not new to me. When I see, or dream about something, and feel like I need to do something with it: paint or verbalize, it often turns out to be someone in my reach is struggling with these things. Read the paragraph after the painting HERE.
The timing is significant. Many people who believe in God and his word, take time only twice a year: Christmas and Easter. Then a whole slew of people are religious or consider themselves Christians, only practice this on Saturday or Sunday. The rest of the week they ban it from their life or their job.
If you are in one these two places, this is for you.
There are two trees in paradise: the tree of knowledge and the tree of life. The tree of knowledge is the “logical” life, that allows selfishness, a critical attitude, pride, half-truths, unforgiveness, or disunity.
The ultimate result is death of your faith in God (Yaweh the tri-une God the Father, his son Jesus, and the Holy spirit, not allah, of buddha, etc.).
Fish symbols on that door above. Fish are smelly, but it was the symbol Christians used when they were persecuted in Roman times.
Oil, The Two Trees, © StGermain (ABC Wed-Life)
The tree of life is living from a place that puts God first,
not yourself, your job, or your own goals.
This switch may at first seem harder, but it’s worth it! The ultimate result of living such a life, is to be forever with him in heaven after your physical death on earth. It’s God’s living place.
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