Genesis 32:24-30

Genesis 32:24-30

Genesis 32 cover

 

Having done a lot of wrestling with God in my days, I have always identified with this story. In the beginning, Jacob is asleep and knows nothing of either heaven or earth. When the man (or angel) appears, our dual existence becomes increasingly clear: the yellow of the spirit and the madder earth tones intensify.  As the struggle ensues, Jacob’s blood is spilled onto the earth and the glow of the angel shines until the two are joined together in the sacred oneness of the Tao.