Seeds XI, 9
Seed: Apples and Oranges
Did you know that in the Genesis story of Adam, Eve and the Serpent, the kind of fruit is never named? It has traditionally become an apple. Why is that? Because apples are indivisible as themselves. Perfect fruit to symbolize the metaphysical “division” of humankind from its Creator. Even more perfect because Eve held in her hand the solution to the segmentation—wholeness.
Spencer Beebe, president of Ecotrust in Portland, writing in Spirituality & Health May/June 2008 says, “We are an “orange” society (segmented); we need to be an “apple” society (whole again.)”
Oranges and apples, apples and oranges, are images used primarily to illustrate how things don’t go together. How perfect that Mr. Beebe harnesses them to explain how societies are interacting at the moment.
I’d like to take this image to a more microcosmic level than he did. We are orange individuals seeking to become apples again. Segmentation within is rampant, and we, made in the image and likeness of the Original Wholeness, naturally seek wholeness.
Have an apple!
Dr. Susan Corso
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