Out of this mire of selfish thought, this morass of illusion, God prepared a way through the law of love.
He said, "Let there be light." Let there be the consciousness of time and space. The evening and the morning were the first ay, a day of light and darkness, of good and evil. Step by step spiritual beings became aware that they were away from God, from light.
Jesus, as the first Adam, became the symbol of the regenerated spiritual beings returning to God Consciousness. He came showing the way of patience by which we (spiritual beings) were to recognize His state and turn toward the Light. The law of One was manifested eventually in the man Jesus, and is signified in the Christ Consciousness. (Let us get the difference.)
Adam and Eve, God's projection, began a line of physical descent through which spiritual beings could purify their desires, and return to God Consciousness. This is the true source of the legends of the chosen race, the pure race, preserved in the legends of the peoples of every continent. In the early days spiritual beings who used these Adamic bodies were tempted and many gave way to desire."... the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."
Down through the ages there existed side by side the sons and daughters of mortals (the hardened thought forms mingled with animal bodies) and the Sons and Daughters of God (offspring of the Adamic race).
Through the example set by the Christ, we know the way. The choice is made daily by each soul to follow the Light or seek selfish gratification. Now, as in the beginning, each individual is meeting himself or herself. When we act without thought as to motive or purpose, experiences result which may bring ease and comforts for a time, but when our activities are selfish indulgences and suppressions of our fellow humans, we will reap that which we have sown.
As we were created for companionship with the Father, being a portion of First Cause, it behooves us in materiality to manifest more and more our awareness of this relationship in our mental, physical and spiritual bodies. We must fulfill the purpose for which we came into the earth plane, that is, to be again one with the Father, which is attained through the Christ Consciousness. Therefore, through the power of the Christ, who has walked the path from the beginning, we will come to know ourselves to be ourselves, yet one with and part of, the whole, yet not the Whole. That is the purpose, that is the cause, of Being.
Time, Space and Patience
The Spirit of God in material understanding is Time, Space and Patience. While they are only literal terms to the consciousness of the finite mind, they are a part of experience in materiality and should be considered as attributes of Creative Force. In understanding time, we better understand God. No other concept can bring such a consciousness of unity as an inner flash of the universality of time.
Every day is the beginning and the ending of a new opportunity. Every opportunity has its beginning and end, thus making way for greater physical manifestation of spiritual ideals. Every new experience is another Garden of Eden into which we have moved. Every day is the awareness of the evening and the morning being the first day. To remain in Eden or to be driven out depends upon ourselves; as to how we use our power of choice. Every moment we are just beginning to live. We are never too old to begin, if we remember that in our weakness we may be strong in Christ.
God is reflected in our concept of space. In the vastness of space our self-conceit falters. We are humblest when gazing at the stars. We draw nearer to God in contemplation of the immensity of the universe.
The goodness and mercy of God are shown most in patience. To be patient is God-like; for patience is a spiritual force which may be given material expression through our attitude toward our fellow human beings. Jesus said that in patience we come to possess our souls. We become aware of the continuity of life as we are patient. As finite beings we can express no more God-like quality than patience.
Time, space and patience are three concepts which contain the keys to spiritual development in this three-dimensional plane. Without them fallen humanity is not aware of being away from God. They are the eye openers, the Voice of God speaking in the burning bush, "day unto day uttering speech, night unto night showing knowledge." (See Ps. 19:2.)
Using time and space and patience we measure everything, physical, mental and spiritual. When we begin to catch a glimpse of the fact that all space exists in time, that all time is one, that all force is one, that all force is God, we will be getting back to the Oneness of which Christ was speaking when He said that He would be in the Father and we would be in Him. This realization comes to us only in patience.