Thus, this is how the sentence of the Lord Jehovah was accomplished: "So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life." [Genesis 3:24]
The two trees of Eden are: the Tree of the Science of good and evil, and the Tree of Life. These two trees of the orchard even share their roots.
The Tree of Life is represented in our physical body by the spinal column, and the Tree of Knowledge is represented by our sexual organs; these trees of Eden even share their roots. God placed Cherubim and a flaming sword to keep the way of the Tree of Life. If the fallen human being could eat the delicious fruits of the Tree of Life, then now we would have fornicator Gods. That would have been the damnation of damnations, the most terrible sacrilege, and the impossible.
This is why, menacingly and terribly, the flaming sword of cosmic justice blazingly turns every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life.
The Tree of Life is the "the Being."
Now then, we must know that the Innermost is our Spirit, the Being, the Tree of Life. The Innermost is the most beloved son of the "Inner Christ." The ray from which our very Innermost emanated is our Inner Christ. The Inner Christ is One with the Father.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are a perfect Triad. The Innermost was born from this Triad. The Innermost is enveloped by six inferior vehicles, which penetrate and co-penetrate without confusion, thus forming the human being. All faculties and powers of the Innermost are the fruits of the Tree of Life.
Human beings will eat the fruits of the Tree of Life when they return to Eden; then, they will see God face to face without dying, the lightning will serve them as a scepter, and the tempests will be as carpeting for their feet.
Ten tides of life exist that penetrate and co-penetrate without confusion; these ten eternal emanations are the ten Sephiroth of Kabbalah; these are the ten branches of the Tree of Life. Now, we comprehend why God placed ten fingers on our hands. The twelve senses of the human being are related with our spinal column; the physical exponent of the Tree of Life is our spinal medulla. These twelve senses are the twelve fruits of the Tree of Life.
This chapter is from The Major Mysteries (1956) by Samael Aun Weor.
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