Read it Backwards
I had a flash of inspiration yesterday when writing out the above phrase on Messenger: what if we reversed the words? English is a hybrid of other languages and yet it seems to be the standard for communication the world over. Why is that?
I ‘heard’ the words turn back on themselves, and read from right to left:
evolve, fall, evil.
To evolve we must fall into evil.
Now some of you may have already twigged onto this idea, but it was news to me, in this context. The fall reversed comes from the way ‘laugh’ is spelled sometimes, as in the saying, “You’re having a laff…”
It suddenly all made more sense.
From time immemorial, Man has felt guilt and shame for the events in the Garden of Eden which caused our expulsion from Paradise. Some would say this is just a religious myth, to keep us in our place, outside of Heaven. As with all myths, which evolve through the telling, there are elements of truth contained therein, but they may have to be disguised to get past our internal censor, the Ego.
For those of us with pets, it can sometimes be a daily trial to train our pet to behave in a way that suits us. Usually, to domesticate a dog, for example, you have to help it to overcome its basic nature of aggression (as a defense mechanism) and competition with other dogs (for attention of their owners).
Dogs are naturally social creatures. They know perfectly well how to live in packs. There is the alpha dog and the omega dog, and the rest somewhere in between, and the pack thrives when these positions are accepted and perfected. It is only when dogs became domesticated that their instincts were retrained to the humans’ preferences. But not all dogs forget what they really are: descended from wolves.
Domesticated cats are different, in that they don’t seem to need humans at all (except for food and comfort), but feral cats have a similar hierarchy in group dynamics. Even a household of domesticated felines will have cat fights on occasion. Those claws have been known to sort out misbehaviour in the ranks.
What About Man?
Now this is where the picture gets muddied. In the first place, why were humans created? There are several interesting theories doing the rounds, but the one that makes the most sense is that humans were made to serve the gods, like robotic slaves. (Instantly, my mind goes back to Blade Runner replicants.)
But in order for the new ‘human’ machines to work effectively, a part of their creators had to be built in to their genetics, the so-called God gene.
It is this part that actually represents the Fall of spirit into matter.
In most of our understanding, especially of spiritual matters, we have got it backwards. When we turn our thinking around, we begin to see the ‘truth’.
Our basic nature ‘in the flesh’ does what it always does, just like an undisciplined dog or cat. It fights for survival. That should come as no surprise even to those who think they have evolved beyond such petty human strife.
But the hint of the Creator in our genetics makes us yearn for something ‘other’. That is why were seem to be Wanderers. We are looking for our way back “Home”.