Our separation from God was simultaneous with our eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. At that moment, we divided our world into pieces, instead of being whole. We no longer saw as God does, in entirety, in completion. We began at that moment to judge – to raise things up, and to put things down. We chose to forget that God made all things and said that they were good.
As stated by Placido, an Andean shaman in the film “Humano” (currently free on Amazon Prime) – “The only thing you need to understand is that everything is there to be understood, and not to be rejected or judged. As soon as you start judging, you enter into dualism.”
The Hebrew word “Shalom” means peace. It is related to the word “shelemut”, which means “wholeness”. Meanwhile, the Hebrew word for sickness (choleah) is related to the word for emptiness or hollowness. It is also the word for secular or profane. Thus, sickness is a body without a soul – devoid of spirit. To be whole, we must have body and soul together, complete.
Proverbs 17:22 “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
Wisdom 11:24-25 is talking about how God created everything, so it has to be good. The “you” in these verses refer to God.
“24 For you love all things that exist,
and detest none of the things that you have made,
for you would not have made anything if you had hated it.
25 How would anything have endured if you had not willed it?
Or how would anything not called forth by you have been preserved?