Uncovering the Child Within

Uncovering the Child Within

v4 Jesus Said 'The man old in days will not hesitate to ask the child of seven days old about the place of life and he will live. For many who are first will become last and they will become One and the same'

V4: What is it that the Child of 7 Days knows?

We are created and assembled in our Mother's womb. From a single egg comes a 26 billion process that complains bitterly at separation from their mum. One becomes two and life begins. 

In their early years we marvel at the spontaneity and lightness of being that our children manifest, untouched by societal conditioning they know who they are. They explore the soil like a long forgotten friend and see the dogs they grow up with as both their friends and equals. They are in awe at simply being here. This is the metaphorical child of seven days. She knows the Unity innately and deeply. She has yet to add the layers and layers of self required to deal with the world but of course she will. She has no choice.

The old man is urged to find his way back to this state. To become like the newborn for the newborn knows the Unity. At the heart of the message lies the assumption that the longer our lives go on the more fragmented and lost we become. That most of us have lost our true selves in layers of societal expectations and untruths. The process of refinding ourselves is a journey back to that which we once were. Becoming the child of 7 days is unravelling what we have become to rediscover what we were. We move forward by going back, the old man taking his lead from the newborn.

The Gospel of Thomas - Uncovering the Child Within