T-3.VII.4. Eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge is a symbolic expression for usurping the ability for self-creating. This is the only sense in which God and His creations are not co-creators.
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
Another way of thinking about “eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge” is the metaphoric moment of the separation into dualism from the Oneness. What humans created in their own image is not anything that God created and it being in the world of the ego is what the Course calls an “illusion” because it is not real.
In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step one, that we admit what we have done and that these illusions are unmanageable. In step three it is suggested that we turn our belief in our imaginary power to create ourselves and our lives over to God as we understand God.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This affirmation and promotion assumes our willingness to acknowledge that this inherent worth and dignity is not self created but is inherent, that is, comes from our Transcendent Source.
Today, it is suggested that we recognize and acknowledge the origin of our being and that it comes from beyond our ego.