In Thy mercies, О Heavenly Father, Wilt Thou be the guide In the study of the manifestations Of Thy love, even as in "Day unto day uttereth speech and Night unto night sheweth knowledge." So may the activities of my life, As a representative of Thy love, Be a manifestation in the earth. 262-54
[Based on Edgar Cayce readings 262-54 through 262-67]
Day and night are relative in relation to the earth. Viewed from an outer sphere, there would be only different shades of light and darkness as the earth moves about the sun. Conditions that exist in the material plane are but shadows of truth in the mental and spiritual planes.
". . . and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light day, and the darkness he called night." Thus day and night are figures of speech, spiritual symbols of good and evil. Day is facing towards the source of light, which, to those who seek to do His biddings, is 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. Night is facing away from the source of Light.
In the 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. "Let us make man in our image . . ." is a description of a spiritual creation, for God is Spirit. "... and there was not a man to till the ground... And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." This was the second creation.
... 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 ... 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. 262-66
So in passing through our various experiences, even as He, the first Adam, our soul becomes aware of its separation from its Creator. 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. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which He suffered." Finally, we recognize that we are on our way back to our source. This alone brings satisfaction to our souls.