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Genesis 1: 6-8- made the firmament, divided the waters, called the firmament Heaven- The waters are primordial along with lack of form, void, darkness and spirit. Yet the waters are divided, in the ongoing process of division into that above remaining occult and that below gathered together. The binary seems to imply that the occult waters are not gathered. Significantly, much of man’s exploration of the universe involves seeking water, or a history of water (the water narrative within the non-mortal universe) or the building blocks of water (to which the concept of a non-gathered water may be applied). The zone of division for water is now established but its appellation is curious: Heaven. Humans are to come to understand this Heaven borderland as the residence of God, yet its initial explanation is simply as that which divides the waters. We are left to wonder at the momentousness of this primary liquid essence that it becomes that which encases/surrounds/defines Heaven as Heaven divides/defines the waters. What makes the mid-ground between the congealed and uncongealed fluid germane to Providential dwelling? In this we may begin to build an understanding, intuitive as it may be destined to remain, of that which makes humans a likeness of their Creator. God seems most comfortable existing within an aqueous environment in a way similar to man and most life forms we have identified. This Heaven, however, does appear a geographic anomaly, and again remains within that which can not be fathomed by mortals yet. Water itself, however, settles nicely into the coming binary between Heaven and Hell with water being the traditional muffler of fire, the brimstone element of the damned (though in yet another inexplicable contradiction, fire brings light to man in darkness during life but none to damned souls amid the flaming darkness of eternity. In this, Pandemonium accrues the primordial dichotomy of darkness turning back to the eternal yet simultaneously suffering rejection by it). Water gathers below Heaven without need of substantive container or solid ground. Astounding. Water gathers without need of vessel. Herein perhaps apply one or more powers still beyond our ken such as gravity and magnetism or another not discovered currently. The second day is consumed in this processing of the only essential aspect of God’s own origin realm which can be said to be experienced by the five mortal senses. Indeed, it seems appropriate that a day be devoted to taking something which existed and making it more than itself as opposed to the relatively simpler act of speaking something new, like light, into creation. We have no way of knowing the side effects as it may be said to the eternal domain of the subtraction of even perhaps a small quantity of water from its own system of balances and logic. Nevertheless, the division of water represents something new, the first act of sharing as opposed to creating. God shares something from the stuff of eternity. This quality humans cherish as elemental to human spiritual value. God’s first divvy begins our quest to communicate (sharing ideas), mate      (sharing genes), provide for others (charity), etc. Lacking purposeful intent, as the division of waters does at this moment, the act of sharing is beneficent. Other acts of sharing among humans later become polluted by nefarious intentions (proselytization, tax-deductible donations, political opinion) and require extensive canonical  justification. Along with language, water is the key to creation, whereas light serves generally only to reveal the interplay of these two paradigms. Of course, in a metaphorical sense, there is no separation between language and its instability, and light and its impermanence within darkness.

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