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LIFE 2

 

Life is the force of the Spirit.

 

Life is the Divine Emanation.

 

LIFE IS GOD IN ACTION.

 

Genesis 2:7 says, "Then the Lord God formed man out of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of Life, and man became a LIVING BEING."

 

The Creator gives unto every creature this divine emanation to prove His existence and manifestation. It is through Life that the Word becomes manifest into flesh, and dwells amongst us.

 

Life also has three stages of manifestation as does every other facet of spiritual existence. These stages are: formation, growth and perfection.

 

The Lord formed man from the dust of the Earth. The dust of the earth symbolizes the unmanifested Word of God--the idea. The Creator forms the idea in Universal Mind. The unmanifested and the dust of the earth are all one and the same thing. They are all form--the first stage of formation.

 

The breath of God is Spirit. It is the office of the breath of God--as Spirit--to create a pattern which can be filled in. Once the pattern is created, man enters into Life--becomes a living Soul--the stage of growth has been achieved.

 

Genesis 2 goes on to tell us that our Creator, the Lord God, planted a garden in Eden. There, He put the man He had formed. Eden represents "Nirvana," the highest state of Universal Mind. The garden planted there represents our heavenly existence--our own heavenly life in that state of mind.

 

Genesis also tells us that the Lord God, our Creator, made to grow every tree that is pleasant to sight and good for food. Trees represent and symbolize the many ways of Life in which the individual manifestation of man can express itself.

 

Genesis tells us that these trees, or ways of Life, were pleasant and good to sight and for food. This is provided to us who understand that all the ways of Life are to be visualized and partaken of--each in accordance to the individualís desire.

 

Genesis also tells us that the Tree of Life is there. The Tree of Life symbolizes the mainstream of existence, or the unlimited source of pure Spirit--the Truth--the Self.

 

The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil also grew there. this tree represents duality. The Tree of Knowledge Good and Evil was purely symbolic; it was male and female.

 

Man had only arrived at the stage of growth. He was unable to eat of this fruit [of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil] in this state of mind--the state of mind he was in at the time of the Garden incident. Therefore, the Lord Creator forbade him to be so tempted by the serpentine force of uncontrollable desire to attain. Man violated the Law of nature and unnaturally created a false image of himself because man had not grown to perfection and attained Lordship. He was unable to control his creation. This was the original sin.

 

In this Age of the Lord of Life, and the Great Christ Power, man has grown to perfection and is now ready to dominate Life. We stand at the threshold of pure life not bound by handicap nor by inhibitions and fears.

 

We walk in the liberty of the Christ, and demonstrate through the Truth which sets us free. We are told that there is a river in Eden which waters that Garden. This river is the spiritual Life which is the highest state of mind in which God dwells.

 

We are told that the river was divided into four rivers. The four rivers plus the original river equals five.

 

In Genesis 2:11, we are told about the gold being forced into the Garden. Gold is the materialization of Godís pure idea. Gold symbolically represents man when the alchemist says he turns base metal into gold. He is in reality saying that he is forming man out of the dust of the earth, and making him a living soul. He is also transferring him out of the Kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Godís dear Sons.

 

We are told in the Gospel of St. John 1:4-5, "In him was life; and the life was the light of men. The light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." This means that in man, there is Life, and Life is also Light.

 

After the Divine Alchemist, the Creator has formed the Golden Force of God--that Golden Sun of God became the Life of the world. He became that power which brought forth many other sons through right understanding of the Self and the Self-oneness with Life.

 

There is only one Life and one Self--the primordial force for good. This primary force for good--infinitely indwelling and full of divine Wisdom and Knowledge--is incapable of transgressing the Law, for the Law is part of its nature.

 

Jesus Christ was the first begotten of many brethren--the Divine Son of God. The scriptures say that in Him was Life. He is a personification of Divine Life. He transmitted that Life to us through the Divine bloodstream of Spirit.

 

That is why the Scripture St. John 1:7 declares, "The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe." The blood of Jesus Christ is the Divine Life of the spirit--not any of the denser forces.

 

As it has been related before, this Life is incapable of sin. Therefore, we, to whom this Life has been imparted, are also incapable of sinning because we are partakers of His blood, or His Life.

 

Now we can rightfully understand St. John 10:10, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have Life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Let us not forget that we are partakers of the Father/Mother God--Divine Love--and be anointed of the water and spirit partaking of a new divine Life.

 

By using the Law, form and pattern, let us move forward, grow into perfection, and stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has set us free. That liberty is Divine Life is the yoke of bondage. All other yokes of bondage are in reality false ideas and images created by the only devil that actually exists--MASS MIND.


 

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THE KEY

 

The center of Life is neither in thought nor in feeling nor in will, nor even in consciousness, so far as it thinks, feels or wishes.

 

For Real Truth may have been perpetuated by a man and possessed in all these ways, and escaped us still.

 

Deeper even than consciousness, there is our being itself, our very substance, our nature.

 

Only those truths which have entered into this last region, which have become ourselves, which become spontaneous and involuntary; a part of the instinctive and unconscious.

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