Tree of Life – Level 1, Lesson 3: Life 1
Of all the Bible teachings the most misunderstood is life. When someone says life, the first thing a person thinks of is this world and the things they have encountered while they were in this world.
To a carpenter life would consist of him getting up at a certain time each morning, eating, and going to the job, finishing his work in the evening, going home, having his dinner meal, and then having an evening of TV or something of that sort.
To most people life is a combination of experiences which lead to his understanding of other people and other places. When in reality this isn’t life at all, this is his understanding.
Life is movement of power within your own body; life is a force and not concepts or understanding.
Jesus said in the Bible if you lose your life you shall have eternal life. When a person gives up the idea of him having his personal time, his personal understanding of things, he lets it all go and gives himself totally over to the Creator. Then he will feel the surge of power run through his whole being—then he’ll begin to live of the Creator.
The great Christ, the Son (Sun) of God, is the source of all life. The Christ gives life to the animal kingdom, to the vegetable kingdom, and to man and to all other kingdoms. Plants definitely have life for they grow and they propagate themselves, but they do not think—they do not build their own mental concepts, so life is not a mental concept, it is the living, moving, dynamic power and force running through your body without thought, without concept.
The biggest trouble man has is his own opinions for he will with his half-blinded physical eyes see the world and proclaim his opinion on things he only half sees, and he will label these things scientific facts.
Life is universal because it has one great source, therefore all things that contain life are truly linked together. When you let go of your opinions of a race, a creed, or color and look into or at another man without labeling him with any of your biasness or narrow-mindedness and just take him as he is, you will feel, see, and know that you two aren’t separate as you feel and look. This does not mean that you are him and he is you, but this is the explanation of unity and the brotherhood of man that as cells within the body are closely knit together, so you and all of mankind are closely knit together through the Christ.
St. John 10:9—”I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture. But 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.”
The great Christ permeates the earth with light, life, and love through the Lord Jesus. Jesus is the channel of life for the earth. Man must become conscious of this reality for until man becomes conscious of this, he will remain dead.
In the Bible Jesus talked about the living dead. These are the people who walk and think, but who have not the power of the Christ running through their bodies. For it is this force and power that regenerates your physical body.
Due to the lack of life-force and power man is plagued by the dis-ease of old age, for old age is deterioration of the physical body due to the lack of the life-force.
He who knows God and knows our Lord, Jesus Christ will never grow old because he will have the life-force running through his body continually which will keep him healthy, wealthy, young and wise.
The teachings of Jesus Christ are real and those who do a lot of talk, their fruits you can see by the shape of their physical body because if they are growing old, they haven’t known Jesus or the Great Creator or that would never have taken place.
For what man looks at these rolling spheres
After through life he has tread this Earth in pairs
And thinks to himself all the time that he has been away,
Away in mind, when life I was looking to express.
Another body I sought
That I might the Creator’s works have wrought
In the dayless, nightless march of time
Tis but the following out of the pattern in your God’s mind
Science but knows the things it finds
On the narrow band of the spectrum line.
But the mystic scientist, when his light shows strong
Seldom upon a path goes wrong.
For the range of his spectrum is wide and bold
And its evolution can be foretold
Man, Oh Man, the crawling ant
With the power so great, so small
According to his understanding of it all
Reach out and observe these moving orbs
For as you do in your brother, you’ll become absorbed.
For thus we have but one Law to work,
Be it English, Russian, or Turk
When man creates, he is enfolded
In GOD’S great world of work unfolded.