If I cannot see the thoughts, sensations and emotions of this moment as a small part of me, as something separate from the rest of myself, then they become all of me, I fall into what in this teaching is called, a state of identification. In this tutorial we will examine this state. We will draw from the Genesis story of the fall from Paradise, as a symbolic representation of how, through negligence, the heart and the mind cease reflecting God, and fall into identification. We will use Cranach’s depiction of this scene, and focus on an unique interpretation he adds to the Biblical story. And we will set an aim throughout the week, to observe, as best as we can, and resist falling into the state of identification.

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