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The Seven Days of Creation Guide to Self-Evolution

Updated: Jan 12

The Seven Days of Creation Guide to Self-Evolution

The Book of Genesis starts with the story of creation. We learn about how God created the universe, the world, and living beings. This knowledge is essential to our journey toward inner growth. If we are open to reading deeply into the creation story, we may be surprised to discover instructions for how our souls may reach the perfect state, the divine state.
The first line of the Bible states that God created heaven and the earth in the beginning. The world's development mirrors our soul's evolution, the soul of Adam, culminating in the Sabbath day or the divine state. Just as creation takes six days, the soul of Adam within us goes through six phases of evolution.

Phase one is the first step toward our rise. In this phase in the Bible, God looked at the light and saw that it was good, and He separated it from the darkness. Similarly, our thoughts and consciousness need to learn to differentiate good, symbolized as light, from evil, represented as darkness. This phase, distinguishing between good and evil, challenges us in every phase through the sixth until we ultimately become one with the divine state, the Sabbath, which is forever good.

In phase two, God separated the waters and created the sky. In this phase, in our pursuit of good versus evil, we acknowledge our selfish qualities and cultivate our selfless ones, focusing on the well-being of others. The essential qualities are depicted as the waters below the sky; the secondary qualities we acquire due to our efforts are expressed as the waters above the sky. We continue expanding these qualities until we reach the Sabbath, the divine state.

In the third phase of creation, God collected the water under the sky and called it the "Seas," revealing dry ground and calling it "Land." Then God made the plants and fruits grow over the land. In this phase, we differentiate egoistic qualities from altruistic ones. The important thing here is to become aware of the importance of balance, as symbolized by the separation of the seas and the land. A person must not be selfish and prioritize himself at the expense of others. Vice versa, a person must not be selfless in the extreme and only care for others, disregarding his own needs.
Just as the land absorbs water, enabling it to cultivate life, so too do man's egoistic qualities absorb his altruistic ones, enabling his soul to thrive. This struggle to balance our self-centered and generous qualities continues until we are at one with the divine state.

In phase four, when God created the days and nights, months and years, the seasons, and two powerful lights, the brighter one to rule the day and the other to rule the night. In this phase, we learn to recognize that the rise of the soul of every individual is essential, for these spirits will ultimately unite the whole universe. Individual souls may be in different phases of self-development and growth. One soul may shine as bright light, while another may be an amateur learning the basics to give rise to his consciousness. Though different souls may be in various phases of development, the important thing is that these souls will unite at the end of the road, meaning they all are heading to divine consciousness. They all will become a divine spirit appearing as Oneness on the seventh day, the Sabbath. The days, nights, months, and years represent the time needed to give rise to the divine consciousness. The seasons reflect the ascending and descending souls' ongoing inner growth.

On day five, God created all beings that can swim in the oceans and every kind of bird that flies above the earth. From this, we understand that as we learn to distinguish good from evil and find the midline of our self-centered and generous qualities, we give life to new kinds of beings, meaning that our consciousness opens to the wonders of the universe.

On the sixth day, God created land animals and reptiles. This symbolizes the progress of our consciousness toward the divine state. Crucially, "God said: 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, the cattle, and all the earth" (Genesis 1:26).

God created Adam in His image and blessed him to fill the earth with humanity and rule over all living creatures. Therefore, when we reach this phase, we can naturally wonder and experience the creative powers within us.

On the seventh day, the Sabbath, God rested. This state is the ideal in which to enjoy life, happiness, abundance, peace, and all good things.
We may wonder why this journey is necessary for every soul. Why can't the creator skip the stages and take us to the Sabbath phase to be one with His consciousness and enjoy all the fruits of the universe? To understand this process, one should study the fall of Adam and Eve. Their banishment from Eden teaches us that we should not dare desire to be the "Giver" - this is God's role - but a "Receiver" of his creation. We must earn the Sabbath, the divine state, whereas the state of Eden was just given to us. Each of us contains a part of God's Oneness, and we are sent to the universe with different potentials and purposes we must fulfill to reach the divine state, the Sabbath.

We can liken the process to the raising of children. Parents care for their children and teach them to be independent, allowing them to learn from mistakes until they become self-sufficient and build a family of their own. Similarly, our souls must "grow up" and learn to be like our "parent," the creator. We are all souls in these garments called bodies learning to cultivate our creator's qualities. Just as God is love, kindness, peace, goodness, eternity, righteousness, Oneness, and much more, so too must we learn to embody these qualities through this beautiful opportunity to live on the earth among other souls that are also learning to be one with the creator. We are here to emulate the creator's qualities so we may earn the eternal light of abundance by living in His consciousness.

Love and Light

Julie Shimoni

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