It all starts in the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve move from spiritual oneness with God to seperation and individuation. After eating from the Tree of Knowledge, both Adam and Eve leave Eden to create their own Family Tree of Knowledge. Our spiritual journey and blessings come from embracing our family heritage, healing our ancestral and cultural wounds while uncovering the divine within us. If we learn how to recognize and embrace both Positive Love Bond and Negative Love Bond experiences with insight, love and acceptance, forgiveness and compassion, we can find the path that will lead us toward true peace and oneness with God.
The God-Realization Process offers you the opportunity unravel the mystery of the divine light within and recieve the blessings from a thousand generations. The Ten Spiritual Keys (Commandments) were a gift from God to secure our relationships with him, to awaken the light within us, and to manifest and transform anything in our lives and most of all to heal our families and bless them and generations to come.
Imagine for a moment being born into a family where the only person you know is your father. All the branches of the family tree are cut off. Your mother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are nowhere to be found, never to be discussed. Then, only to add to the confusion, you later discover that the man you presumed to be your father may not be your biological father. This was my experience! My family Tree of Knowledge was void of any relatives, and I had only the man I assumed was my dad. You might be thinking, “What happened? How is that possible?” Or maybe, “Wow! That is one dysfunctional family!” I know I did! But then I discovered an important truth: God seeks us out regardless of the dire situations or crooked paths we are born into. The spiritual journey of my family would unravel a greater mystery. In time, I learned this journey went beyond my family. The Tree of Knowledge in all families would be the key that leads us back to the Garden of Eden and oneness with God. This book is about God Realization and the spiritual journey of the family. It is a guide to attaining healing, wholeness, and holiness regardless of our life path or any situation we find ourselves born into.
Many of us have adopted the term ‘dysfunctional family’ to describe what I now call positive and negative ‘love bonds’. For those of us who were born into the sins of our parents and ancestors, our journey will be one of unraveling this mystery, finding our true selves, and releasing the negative love bonds that hold us hostage to the past. We can become free from the old, archaic beliefs and wounds of our family Tree of Knowledge. Like Moses journeying to the top of Mount Sinai to contemplate his Jewish roots and free his people from the bondage, we will need to listen to God, uncover our roots, reclaim our true heritage, and find our own Promised Land.
Moses did exactly that. The Pharaoh’s sister adopted him, and he was consequentially raised in the home of a king with the finest of education, clothes, and food at his disposal. Yet within him was the wisdom of his heritage, the knowledge of his Jewish roots. This knowledge catapulted Moses on a spiritual journey to reclaim his heritage, to free and restore his people by leading them back into right relationship with God.
I believe we have a lot to learn from Moses, not only from his place in history as God’s anointed teacher, but also from his spiritual journey and how the Ten Commandments were spiritual keys to awakening our right relationship with God. In fact, there are many stories in the Old and New Testaments that lead us into right relationship with the light within us. In this book, I explore many of these stories and how they can lead you to God-Realization.
Donna Evans Strauss is the founder of the Living from Grace Program and resides in Doylestown, PA. For 18 years, she studied, taught, developed curriculum, and mentored students of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. She also studied mental health technology at Hahnemann University and completed eight years at Pathwork Helper Training.