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Lesson 14: Day and Night

(262-54 to 262-57)

AFFIRMATION

In Your mercies, O Heavenly Father,
Will You be the guide
In the study of the manifestations
Of Your love, even as in
"Day to day utters speech and
Night to night shows knowledge."
So may the activities of my life,
As a representative of Your love,
Be a manifestation in the earth.
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INTRODUCTION

Day and night are relative in relation
to the earths position from the sun.

When earth is viewed from outer space,
you see different shades of light and darkness
as the earth moves around the sun.

Conditions that exist in the material plane
are shadows of truth in the mental and spiritual planes.

"...and God separated
the light from the darkness.
God called the light day,
and the darkness he called night."
(Genesis 1:4-5)

Day represents good.
Night represents evil.

Day are those who face towards the light.
Night are those who face away from the light.

Day is awareness of the soul of a way back to God.
Night is awareness that the soul is out of harmony with God.

Day represents periods of growth
Night represents times of rest and recovery.

Day represents activities during the day.
Night represents rest during the night.

Day and Night are figures of speech.
Day and Night are spiritual symbols of good and evil.

Day is facing towards the source of light.
Night is facing away from the source of Light.

Day means those who seek to do God's biddings,
in the Voice, the Word, the Life, the Light,
that comes into the hearts, minds, souls of all
to awaken them to their relationship to the source of Light.

In mental,
Night is the knowledge that the soul
is out of harmony with God;
Day is the first period of awareness
of a way back to the source of all power.

In a figurative sense,
day and night represent
periods of growth and of recuperation - in the earth,
the activities of a day and a night of rest.

WHY THE CREATION OF THE WORLD?

All souls were created in the beginning.
This beginning refers not to the earth, but the universe.

There were two creations.
First creation was the creation of the soul
- image of creator - in the universe.
Second creation was the creation of the man
- to house the soul on earth.

(1) First creation - in the universe
"Let us make man in our image..."
(Genesis 1:26) is a description of a spiritual creation,
for God is Spirit.

(2) Second Creation - on Earth
"...there was no man to work the ground
...the Lord God formed the man from the dust
of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,
and the man became a living soul."
(Genesis 2:5,7)

All souls in the beginning were one with the Father.
The separation or turning away brought evil.

Then there became the necessity of the awareness
of soul being out of accord with
or out of the realm of blessedness (God).

By becoming aware in a material world
is the only way through which spiritual forces
might become aware of their separation
from the spiritual atmosphere,
the spiritual surroundings, of God.
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So in passing through our various experiences,
even as Christ, the first Adam,
our soul becomes aware of its separation from God.

As the nature of our relationship to our Maker grows clearer,
we begin to walk more and more in the Light
in our physical experiences.
We came here for this purpose.

Through experience, through suffering,
we come to know day and night,
light and darkness, good and evil,
even as the Son, the Adam,
"Although he was a son,
he learned obedience from what he suffered."
(Hebrew 5:8)

Finally, we recognize that
we are on our way back to our source.
This alone brings satisfaction to our souls.

DAY UNTO DAY UTTERETH SPEECH

Today is the day of opportunity.
Each span of life is just another extended opportunity
for light to break forth within us.

We are enjoined to use that which we have in hand,
and are then promised that our needs
for further development will be supplied.

A God of love waits for the awakening of each soul.

A majority of us devote the activities of a day
to supplying ourselves and others
with the material things of earth.

Bread, shelter, clothing must be provided
in proportion to the life pattern which we have builded.

These things and the luxuries which seem necessary
for the body's welfare cannot be made
the ideals motivating our daily activities.

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well."
(Matthew 6:33)

What things?
That which we need for spiritual growth.
These will be added as we fill our days
with activities motivated by Truth, Life and Light.

Would we have Light?
Then turn within.
Let us find the answer to the problem
that is keeping us in the dark.
Let us using the knowledge, the understanding,
and the opportunities that have been given us.

For, each individual must so live each day
that he may look into the face of that he has spoken,
that he has lived, and say:
"By this I stand to be judged
before myself, before my God."
257-123

It is well that we take stock of ourselves
to see if we are advancing or retarding our own growth.

Are all our plans in keeping with that
He would guide us to do, or
in keeping with our own desires?
Do we love material things of the world
more than the praise of God?

Then know that in the way we go
is the means for a better understanding
or a serious retardment.

Remember, the mental is the builder,
the spiritual is the guide or the life,
the conditions built in material things are the results.

While there may come the pleasures of those things
of the world for the season,
the step by step should be for each of us,
"I show, in my relations to my fellow man,
in my conversation, and in my deed,
that which I consider to be the realationship to my Maker."
(See 257-123)

Let us face the question.
Do material possessions prevent spiritual growth?
The answer must be determined
by each individual for himself.

An examination of attitudes about material things,
a critical study of personal ideals relating to possessions,
will provide the solution.
Greed and selfishness over a loaf of bread
can be as damaging as pride and avarice over great wealth.

There must come to every soul
the experience of both great poverty and great wealth.
In eternity there is plenty of what we call time for both.

When we pass out of the body
from the activities in material things,
what carries on?

Is it not that which we have built within ourselves
through constructive or destructive forces?

Then, if our activity is as boundless as eternity,
let our steps be in the way of Light,
that these may bring, not only to us,
but to those who follow after, those things
that make for the better understanding
of what life is.

Let us study to show ourselves approved unto our Maker,
and not be confused, nor consider
that the spiritual or mental life
is different from the material,
but know that one is the reflection of the other.

If we live in the Light, the shadows fall behind.
If our face is turned from the Light,
there can be nothing in life,
in mental and material things, except shadows.

"Day after day they pour forth speech"
(Psalm 19:2) become real to us
in proportion to the light we are able to shed
on others in our walks and associations
among our fellow men,
and in proportion to our true understanding
of the Kingdom of Heaven within;
for we can teach others only when we ourselves know.

NIGHT UNTO NIGHT SHOWETH KNOWLEDGE

Before light there was darkness,
the darkness of man's separation from God.

In this night souls gained knowledge
of universal laws through suffering.

A way of redemption was prepared through suffering.
A way of redemption was prepared through,
and out of, this state of separation.

"In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness,
but the darkness has not understood it."
(John 1:4-5)

In each of us there is the pattern
of the original state of separation.
With the night, there comes to us
an opportunity for rest, reflection,
meditation and inspiration; or
a time for sin, misery, and mental torture.

Just so, in each trying experience of life,
night may teach us such a lesson
of love and sympathy
that we may be changed individuals,
or it may harden us, submerge us,
until our lives become a burning hell.

Gradually we may learn that life is an opportunity
to better understand our relationship with the Father.
If our experiences make us more like Him,
more kind, more considerate of the fallen,
more tolerant of those in authority,
they are worthwhile experiences.

The night affords opportunity for us to appreciate the light;
for hard experiences show us knowledge.

Night is as a film upon which the real may be pictured.
In this experience we may obtain a picture
of the activity of light and become aware
of whether we are making ourselves one with the light
or are being held in darkness.

We have within us both light and darkness,
and we must make the separation
even as God did in the beginning with the whole universe.
Creation is going on all the time in us,
and we are becoming either children of light
or children of darkness.

While in darkness, we may become conscious
of the light through the light within.
It is then possible to realize our opportunity
to turn around and come to the appreciation
of the light even in the physical.

How much more this is possible in the spiritual!
"See, I set before you to day life and prosperity,
death and destruction."
(Deuteronomy 30:15)

"Choose for yourself this day
whom you will serve."
(Joshua 24:15)

Our spiritual activity must be in the day,
in the light, if we would help others;
for the night of doubt will come
when no man can work.
It will be then the time of harvesting
that which we have sown.

When the Master was tempted,
He did not deny the existence of evil; rather,
He recognized it for what it was,
and made the separation, saying,
"Get behind me, Satan!"
(Matthew 16:23)

When passing through the great trials of night,
we have only to make our wills
one with that of the Christ.
If we mean this, then
the burdens become lighter,
the trials easier to bear.

EXPERIENCES REGARDING DAY AND NIGHT

There are times when we are very sensitive
to the remarks of our friends and loved ones
for they seem so unkind.

If we study ourselves,
we will find that it is we who are out of tune;
we have turned away from the light.

In this state we unfit ourselves
to be channels of blessing to others
and bring to ourselves attitudes
of doubt and misjudgment.

What we see in others is a reflection
of that which is within us.

We should come to understand
that day is facing the source of Light
with a mind that seeks to do His bidding.

It is the Christ spirit that comes into our heart
to awaken us to our relationships with the source of Light,
and that helps us in our associations with others.

Personal Experience
"I saw a large light.
I recognized it as a manifestation of spirit.
It moved toward me and disappeared
within my inner self.
It made me more aware
that my body is the temple of the living God
and that I must let my light shine in such a manner
as to hasten the day of the Lord."

When man turns himself away from God, or good,
he is living in the night of his life.
There is a constant struggle
between the forces of day and the forces of night.
We can see readily the misery that it brings to each.

All over the world people are seeking for something
to allay the unrest, turmoil and confusion that exist;
if all would only realize that peace must come first within,
before it can come without, many problems would be solved.

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."
(Proverbs 23:7)
the world by its thinking shows its states of consciousness
may be as high as the heavens,
or so low that all may be lost within darkness.

What may we learn from the night?
Have we built our night,
or are we suffering that others may see the light?
Our Lord was brought
"like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
(Isaiah 53:7) that others might be free.

If through suffering we may help others to understanding,
we, as the apostle, may rejoice in tribulation,
which shall work out for us
"an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."
(2 Corinthians 4:17)

I AM - ALPHA AND OMEGA

The sum total of the beginning and end
of our earthly existence
is that we may fully realize
that we are one with the Father
and worthy to be companions with Him in glory.

Day and night,
light and darkness,
conflict and conquest,
love and service,
are means to this end.

The problems in a life experience
can be stepping-stones
to greater service in all realms.

"Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginnings?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom."
(Isaiah 40:21,22,28)

[God] is the beginning and the end
of that brought into material manifestation,
or into that known by man as the plane
or dimension from which man reasons in the finite.

Then there will be to the body
the correct conception of that meant.
"I am Alpha and Omega; beginning and the end."
That God, the Father, the Spirit, the Ohm,
is the influencing force of every activity
is not wholly sufficient unto man's salvation,
in that he is a free-will being.
As intimated that Alpha beginning, Omega ending.
For, the confirmation, the segregation,
the separation, the building, the adding to it,
is necessary - in relation to those activities
that lie between - for man's building
to the beginning and the end.
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Our sonship is exhibited in our choice of free will.
Always the urge is to press on.
As we were one with Him in the beginning,
we will be one with Him in the end,
through Him who is the Light, the Truth and the Way.

CONCLUSION

In seeking to become aware of, or conscious of,
our relationship with the Creator
and to present our bodies as a living sacrifice,
wholly acceptable unto Him,
we must learn to differentiate between
the day and the night side of life;
that is, be able to place true values where they belong.

To accomplish this a period
of supreme testing may be necessary.
As we develop toward the light,
we imbibe that Divine Wisdom
which aids in knowing the truth.

Our lives must be judged by the results.
If the results are peace, harmony, justice,
mercy, love, we know the light is shinning within;
if they are the opposites,
then we know that day
has not dawned within us.

As we seek, great upheavals may take place in our life.
Ideas which we thought had a sure foundation
may crumble beneath our feet;
that in which we had implicit confidence
may prove to be false.

Only God is unchangeable.
If we live in accord with His divine laws
and seek sincerely for the light,
obstacles that would hinder us
will become stepping-stones
to the realization of our fondest desires,
while the impurities and dross
that would despoil us will be burned out.

Such experiences may be hard to endure,
but they are very much worthwhile
in helping us to attain to that goal
toward which we all are striving.

We must not seek selfishly,
but with the desire
that His will may be done in all things;
never with the desire to override,
to outwit, or to outdistance others.

God knows our possibilities much better than we,
and when He sees a place which we can fill acceptably,
the way will be opened.

Let us give all glory and all praise to Him,
the Giver of all good and perfect gifts,
for the example of His Son,
whom He sent into the world
to guide us out of darkness.

The Son's power has not been diminished.
His spirit is constantly on the watch
to guide those who would be guided
over the rough and stony path,
and to lift up those who stumble and fall.

Let us have faith in the Infinite Power of Good,
and know that God's plan for the world
will never be overthrown.
If we choose the dark path,
know that He, from the very stones
over which we stumble,
will raise up others to carry on;
for God is not mocked.

"Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for the darkness is as light to you.
(Psalm 139:7-12)

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In Your Mercies, O Heavenly Father,
Will You be the guide
In the study of the manifestations
of Your Love, even as in
"Day to Day utters speech and
Night to Night shows knowledge."
So may the activities of my life,
as a representative of Your Love,
be a manifestation in the earth.

Then, in the study of the thoughts, of the ideas,
and along the ideals that have been presented
in the lessons that have gone before, and
in presenting this lesson, this thought
- that there may be grounded in the heart and soul
of each that which may offer for every soul,
ever, the answer within self for that it believes:
Knowest thou what thou believest?

Dost thou present in thine own life day by day that thou
professest to believe concerning the manifestation
of God's activities in a material world?

As recorded in the beginning,
"the evening and the morning were the first day."
What transpired in the first day?
What transpired in the first night?
When began the morning stars to sing together?

When gathered first the sons of God to produce,
or to bring about, the manifestations that man calls day?

Is the Day significant of the life that is a span experience
or existence in a sphere of activity when an entity,
a soul, becomes conscious of that activity in or about self,
or self's own associations during such an experience?

Is Night the rest from such an activity?

Or, as manifested in the material world,
is Night only a change from one realm
of a source of consciousness to another?

Such questions have been sought since
the foundations of the world.

Or, does Day and Night present that experience
sought in every soul that is given expression
to as in days of yore, when it was said,
"If a man die, shall he live again?"

Live, or give expression, or manifest?

From whence came man into
the consciousness of Day and Night?

What makes for the awareness,
in the experience of each soul, of a change?

Are such questions merely answered in the heart
of each, as "the sun goes up, the sun goes down,
and "there will be a big night tonight"?

These are questions.
These are basic truths.
What thinkest thou?
What wilt YE do with presenting these
and all phases of that through which man,
and the soul of man, passes in his experience
of a consciousness in a material world?

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It is the time or period when there should be a self-analysis of that
each holds not only as an individual ideal and as a group ideal,
but as to what is the belief upon the varied subjects that may
be now presented from time to time.

And when this decision is reached, how does each react to that
each professes to believe?

For, as presented, what one believes alone is not sufficient;
but what one does about that one believes either makes
for advancement or growth, or retardment.

For, in acting in the material plane may one do in all good conscience
that one may develop in the line of thought set in motion by activities.

The first questions or subjects presented begin with the Beginning,
as recorded in the accepted text or word of faith in the accepted
Christian world.

Then, the subject is Night and Day, or Day and Night.

In or from the material standpoint, night and day in the material world
are only relative.

For, were one to view the earth from an outer sphere there would
be only varied shades; or relatively there would be night and day,
from the position of the earth in its journey about the source of light.

And, as given, these conditions that exist in the material plane are
but shadows of the truths in the mental and spiritual plane.

Hence we find, as given, that first there was for matter, that gathered
in a directed plane of activity called the earth, the separation of light
and darkness.

Hence these, then, are figures of that from the spiritual plane termed
in the mental world as the good and evil; or in the spiritual as facing
the light and the dark, or facing the source of light - which, to the mind
of those that seek to know His biddings, is the voice, the word, the life,
the light, that comes in the hearts, minds, souls, of each to awaken them,
as individuals, to their relationships with the source of light.

Again, in the figurative sense, we find that light and darkness, day and
night, are represented by that termed as periods of growth and the periods
of rest or recuperation, through the activities of other influences in those
forces or sources of activity condensed in form to be called matter, no matter
what plane this may be acting from or upon.

This would be the line of thought then, with each individual in the group
answering to self that presented for consideration in this study.

Is Night the shadow of the original sin,
or significant of man's seeking after knowledge
which separated him from the light?
and is that why children instinctively fear the dark?
It is both! Now this is leaving self to study some!
For, it is both; but figure it out!

Please explain why during the study
of Day and Night, Eve has stood out so plainly
and also Mark 14, Daniel 12?
Each here in their respective sphere of activity,
Eve in hers.
Daniel in recording the vision, or with
the viewing of the wrestling between
the forces of darkness and the forces of light.
And that referred to in Mark as the source of light,
the source of night.
Each in his respective sphere presenting to
a seeking mind a phase of the study.
Hence each may be used as their shadow,
or as their contribution to the study of the thought
or lesson being presented.

Was Jesus, the Christ, ever Job
in the physical body?
No. Not ever in the physical body the Jesus.
For, as the sons of God came together to reason,
as recorded by Job, who recorded same?
The Son of man! Melchizedek wrote Job!

Was the experience I had in meditation in connection with the study
of Night and Day? The words, "Alpha and Omega, the beginning and
the ending. Thus saith the Lord." Please explain.
Compare this with that written in Isaiah,
as to how the Lord, the God, is the Beginning
and the end of that brought into material manifestation,
or into that known by man as the plane or dimension
from which man reasons in the finite.

Then there will be to the body the correct conception
of that meant.
"I am Alpha and Omega, beginning and the end."

That God, the Father, the Spirit, the Ohm,
is the influencing force of every activity
is not wholly sufficient unto man's salvation,
in that he is a free-will being.

As intimated that Alpha beginning, Omega ending.
For, the confirmation, the segregation, the separation,
the building, the adding to it, is necessary
- in relation to those activities that lie between
- for man's building to the beginning and the end.

Please explain to me the affirmation
given in this lesson, that I may be able to apply it
in my activities better.
As in the material life there is the day,
in which the activities of the body are put in motion
to supply the material things of the earth, and
- as shown - such materials add to the abilities
of the body to carry on in its daily activities,
through the sustenance gained by the attitudes
of self in the daily activity; so it is seen in
the same association and connection that the night
becomes the period of meditation, rest,
associations of those ideas through the activities
of the day; which are the gift not of self,
not of self's abilities, but from the source from which
mercies, truth, love, knowledge, understanding, arise.

So is given,
"May Thy mercies guide" in the understanding,
that the concepts of that presented in Day and Night,
Night and Day, may be builded in self in such a manner
as to make for the glorifying IN the activities of self
Day and Night to the glory of Him that is the Maker,
the Giver, the Father of light.

Please give me the significance of the dream
at which I saw the Master.
As there has been in self that seeking more and more
for the material confirmation of the thought,
the intent and the purpose of self's activities,
so in that given, that seen, is a confirmation
of that purpose, that thought, that activity.

Hence, rather than bring fears on the part of self,
or anxiety as respecting those visioned in same,
rather know that self is being led by Him who is the Guide,
the Giver, the Promise to all mankind.

Please explain the part of the affirmation,
"Day unto day uttereth speech,
night unto night sheweth knowledge."
This is to be applied in each individual experience.
For, day unto day uttereth speech, whether from
the material, the mental or the spiritual aspect;
as does night show forth in the varied applications
the same as given of life; for it is Alpha and Omega.

For, this must be determined, as to the basis of the hope
that is within each:
Did, is, was, God, the Father, worshipped by each,
honored by those that love His name; dishonored
by those who seek their own rather than His biddings?
Is He, was He, the Creator of all things?
Or came it, the earth, the heavens, the day,
the night, into being by chance?

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In the meditation and the study on the subject,
in the preparation, each should get fixed
in self  as to what is the first cause as related
to bringing that into existence by the Creator of all.

How is there the necessary material preparation
through the activity of mind in and on that each individual
sees manifested in a world today.

Know that all is of a one source in its power.

And that changed or altered from the purpose
is only the change in activity of that force
that may be manifested in man.

Yet, with the setting of those alterations there came good
and that opposite from good (to know good) into
the material manifestations.

And man, through the will, makes for his development
or retardment through what he does about that
he sees manifested in the material world.

This is a law that is applicable, whether we
are speaking of purely material, mental
or spiritual things.

Consider the conveniences in man's activity today.
The laws that govern them have existed from the beginning.
Only the mind and the application of self respecting
the laws has brought such conveniences into
the experience of the individual, then groups,
then masses, then the populace.

It is this same thought, then, that must be the activity
in the study of that presented.

Then each in preparing that which may be helpful
in the experience of those to whom self would pass
it on, makes that presentation of self's own experience
in the spiritual, the mental and the material plane;
thus showing to self what one believes concerning
the developing of the consciousness which
in the beginning made the awareness of that
about the individual activity.

Each then asks the question: How is this to be paralleled
with that which has been given respecting the influences
in the experience of each individual?

What is Day in the spiritual light?
What IS Night in the spiritual darkness?
What is darkness and its relations to the light
which brought into being that the individual sees
about self in the present?

The ability for the spiritual to manifest in that today
called matter, and brings with same both good and evil.

Then, in the mental plane, what becomes Day and Night?
That which separates the one from the other.
Or, as illustrated, the Day becomes the first day
of the consciousness of separation from the forces
which the power, or the activity, is in action.

And there is set then in the materiality, or in the plane
in which the physical activity begins, those
that represent time or space.

So we have the rulers of the light, or Day,
and the rulers of the Night.

Hence we have that basis from which each
is to present that which may be given out.

Please interpret fully my experience
of about 10 days ago regarding the Master
walking with someone in the garden.

In the meditation were the experiences of
the awareness of that which separated itself
(This, to be sure, is given in light of the lesson
here, you see).

The separation of light from the source of light,
that manifested itself in the material, the mental
and the spiritual world.

The walking in the garden represents the figure
of the oneness of light, the oneness of purpose,
the closeness of that source of light to those
that seek to know the way as He would have each one go.

Hence more and more there may come to those
that seek the experiences that to them represent
or give the better interpretation and understanding
of that they seek in the study of the way He,
the Master, would have them go.

What is the best time of day for me
to seek greater attunement with the Infinite
in obtaining something for the lesson?

It is the material experience of the entity
that this is changeable.

At some periods it may be in the quietness
even of the nighttime, and at others even
when the hands are the busiest - or the mind
there comes the awareness of the activity
in the direction of the mental being,
to the studies of this lesson or this thought.

Hence, as He has given, be constant in prayer,
be watchful, and be mindful of that which may
be obtained when the self is in attune,
when there is felt, seen, heard the expressions
of that which may come over, in,
or through the mental being.

Is it true that day and night are condensed
or miniature copies of incarnations into the earth
and into planetary or spiritual sojourns;
they in turn being miniature copies of
what took place in the Beginning?

Very good, if you understood just what
all this means! It's a very good illustration
of that which has just been given; as
to how there is the evolution of the soul,
evolution of the mind, but not evolution of matter
- save through mind, and that which builds same.

Please explain what was meant
by a passing shadow of the Christ,
as given in one of our readings in answer
to a question on one of my experiences.

This has been explained.
Then, let's interpret it from another angle.
As one is passing there may be a flash of a shadow
from a plane, a cloud, a bird, or that
which makes one more aware of the light;
though one may itself be wholly in the light.

Hence, as given, the thought, the intent of
the mental mind of self at the experience
was made aware of the Master's passing
by the shadow - as explained, see?

One becomes aware by comparison
in the material plane.

One may be in the brightness of the noonday
sun and scarce aware that this is true, save
by that which makes the awareness of same
in the material-mental consciousness.

Please give me the significance
of my dreaming so often of being in strange places,
with strange people.

The body is going into strange places,
among strange people, in presenting the ideas,
expressions and experiences of those
that are making themselves channels
that others may become more aware of
the usefulness of that obtained in and
through that being presented; and
thus gain development through
that channel for themselves.

Are we to understand that evil existed
before the creation of the world,
and that it (the devil) was sent into the world?

How readest thou?
As given from the beginning, by becoming aware
in a material world is - or was - the only manner
or way through which spiritual forces might
become aware of their separation from
the spiritual atmosphere, the spiritual surroundings,
of the Maker.

What has been given as the truest of all that
has ever been written in Scripture?

"God does not will that any soul should perish!"
But man, in his headstrongness, harkens oft
to that which would separate him from his maker!

Think on the experiences of self, as self has passed
from darkness unto light, from day unto night, in
the mental associations of that which makes
the awareness of that which would make of thee
a channel of blessings to many.

And then there may be seen in self's experience
the meaning of what is Day, and what is Night.

The ability to become aware; or, to put into other words,
to become conscious is Day and Night.

Again may the experiences of self be given,
as to how self has become aware step by step
- in a portion of life in this experience of how one
may be used in His service, in aiding others
to become aware of their obligation, their duty, yea
- above all - their privilege, their birthright,
to become the sons and daughters of the Creator.

For, with this awareness in self has there grown
the ability, the opportunity the privilege for self
to become the more often such a channel.

And as we know, as we believe, He made Himself
a channel by taking on mortality, that
He would experience Day and Night
in the material world, in the mental world,
and hence become the lord of all in the spiritual world!

Who, having named the name of the Christ,
has become conscious of that He represented
or presented in the world?

As the records have been handed down
that Abraham represents the faithful,
Moses meekness, David the warrior yet humility,
so the Christ represents Love;
that all may know that He hath paid the price for all.

In self's own physical self there may be
the illustration of Day and Night.

Each element, each corpuscle of the body is
a universe in itself, or a universe on the beginning
of power and force.

When there is that called dis-ease, there becomes
the unawareness or the darkness - of the light
that may become Life in its manifested form.

So, from Day and Night gain this lesson:
Only in the experiencing of that which is
the awareness of same may we know
what is Day and Night.

Please explain the existence of darkness
before the existence of light.

This has just been explained, to those
who will read that given!

That man, or war, or sin, or separation in glory
of those that were heedless.

Then, that there might be the way for those
- What has been given as the most meaning
of all that written?

He has not willed that any soul should perish,
but from the beginning has prepared a way of escape!

What, then, is the meaning of the separation?
Bringing into being the various phases that the soul
may find in its manifested forms the consciousness
and awareness of its separation, and itself,
by that through which it passes in all
the various spheres of its awareness.

Hence the separation, and light and darkness.
Darkness, that it had separated - that a soul
had separated itself from the light.

Hence He called into being Light,
that the awareness began.
Hence we look out and see the heavens,
the stars; and, as the psalmist has said:

"The heavens declare the glory of God and
the firmament sheweth his handiwork,
as day unto day uttereth speech
and night unto night sheweth knowledge."

The Creator, in seeking to find or create
a being worthy of companionship, realized
that such a being would result only
from a free will exercising its divine inheritance
and through its own efforts find its Maker.
Thus, to make the choice really a Divine one
caused the existence of states of consciousness,
that would indeed tax the free will of a soul;
thus light and darkness.
Truly, only those tried so as by fire can enter in.

The only variation that we would make is that all souls
in the beginning were one with the Father.

The separation, or turning away, brought evil.

Then there became the necessity of the awareness
of self's being out of accord with, or out of
the realm of blessedness; and, as given of the Son,
"yet learned he obedience through the things which he suffered."

Come, my children!
Ye no doubt have gained from the comment
this day a new initiate has spoken in
or through this channel; Halaliel [?],
that was with those in the beginning
who warred with those that separated themselves
and became as naught.



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Updated: 8 August 2013