I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For All Of Your Sisters And Brothers In Spirit. And Since There Is A Lot Of Reading In The Greeting; Ima Just Say, To Everybody, Everywhere…Strive With Extra Effort To Proceed In All Things From The Place Of Sincere Love…Inherent Within All Of Us; Endeavoring Always To Represent The Love And Light…Of Our Mighty I AM Presence” – Our God Presence! Amen…
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…
“THE BOOK OF GENESIS gives two accounts of the creation of man, the first that of the creation by Elohim and the second that of the creation by Jehovah. A right understanding of the processes the mind uses in bringing forth its children (ideas) enables us to perfect harmony between these apparently conflicting accounts.
The first act of mind is the formation of the idea, and the second is the expression of that idea. Elohim or God-Mind creates a spiritual man, in whom are conceived to be present all the attributes of his source. Next this spiritual man, Jehovah God, God-Mind identified as I AM, forms man in spiritual substance, in the “dust of the ground.”
The unfolding man is God’s man, or the divine idea of man in process of construction. The various ideas are being “clothed upon,” that is, made manifest. The manifest man is an idea until the Elohim mind in its I AM or Jehovah form begins its process of expression. Then Jehovah God begins to form or clothe the idea man in substance, which process, described symbolically in these Scriptures, has been going on all down the ages.
The manifest man is the man we see, the man we behold with our senses. Manifest man evolves or makes manifest the ideas that exist eternally in Being. The spiritual man is the man we behold in our ideals. “Ye are a temple of God.” Eventually the manifest man and the ideal man merge into one, as Jesus said: “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one.”
Many have caught sight of the fact that the true body of Christ is a state of consciousness in man, but few have gone so far as to realize that this body is a temple in which the Christ holds religious services at all times. “Know ye not that ye are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you.”
Under the direction of the Christ, a new body is constructed by the thinking faculty in man; the materials entering into this superior structure are spiritual substances, and the new creation is the temple or body of Spirit. It breathes an atmosphere and is thrilled with a life energy more real than that of the manifest man.
When a person has come into the realization of his true Christ body, he feels the stirring within him of this body of the indwelling Spirit or Christ. He knows what Paul meant when he said: “There is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.” “If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.”
Jehovah I AM breathes the breath of life into Adam, who names the animals (the elemental life forms in which he exists) and becomes cocreator with Jehovah God in bringing forth his own perfection.
The image-and-likeness man is God’s idea of man, a man spiritually conceived, in whom are implanted the dominion and power necessary to bring forth the perfection of his Father, God-Mind. “Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect,” said Jesus.
Gen. 2:1-3. And the heavens and the earth were finished,
and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God
finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the
seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God
blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in
it he rested from all his work which God had created and
The plans of Divine Mind were finished although there was as yet no outward manifestation. All is finished first in consciousness and mind then rests, in faith, from further mental activity. This “rest” precedes manifestation.
The seventh day refers to the mind’s realization of fulfillment, its resting in the assurance that all that has been imaged in it will come forth in expression. To hallow the seventh day is to rest in the stillness, quiet, and peace of the silence of Mind. “Be still, and know that I am God.” To hallow means to keep holy. Holiness is resting in the conviction that there is no lack in the absolute law that is the law of God.
One creates first in mind by idealizing the desired object and then resting in the assurance that the law of manifestation is being fulfilled. God has finished creating His universe, including man, and is resting in His perfect idea. God rested on the seventh day.
Our Sunday is a symbol of the true Sabbath, a time when men turn away from business and the pleasures of the senses to seek a day of quiet and holy rest. The great Sabbath, the rest of God, is for all who will enter it. It is the state of mind in which we rest from outer work, cease daily occupation, and give ourselves up to meditation or the study of things spiritual.
The Sabbath also symbolizes an attitude of mind in which we relax the outer consciousness, let go of all thought about material things, about the affairs of daily life, and enter into the stillness of the consciousness and begin to think of God and His law. This Sabbath is kept any time we enter into spiritual consciousness and rest from thoughts about temporal things. Then we let go of the external observance of days, because every day is a Sabbath on which we retire into Spirit and worship God.
Gen. 2:4-8. These are the generations of the heavens and of
the earth when they were created, in the day that Jehovah
God made earth and heaven. And no plant of the field was
yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung
up; for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the
earth: and there was not a man to till the ground; but
there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole
face of the ground. And Jehovah God formed man of the dust
of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of
life; and man became a living soul. And Jehovah God planted
a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom
he had formed.
Jehovah (I AM) in the Hebrew is written Yahweh. Yah is the masculine and weh the feminine. The word is made up of masculine and feminine elements and represents the joining together of wisdom and love as a procreating nucleus. This is the Jehovah God who made the visible man, the man of self-consciousness.
God manifest in substance is the Jesus Christ man. Elohim, universal Mind, creates, but Jehovah God forms. Being is without beginning or ending. Universal Mind imaged itself in all that it created, and all its ideas are contained in the divine-idea man, which is Jehovah or the Christ.
Jesus Christ is that perfection made manifest in man.
Spiritual creating is ideation in Truth. The ideas of Divine Mind are contained potentially in substance, but until these ideas are consciously recognized by Jehovah God, the divine-idea man, they are not wholly manifest.
All things exist as ideas, but these ideas are manifested only as spiritual man, becomes conscious of them. The “rain” represents the descent of potential ideas into substance. Spiritual man, in whom all the ideas of Divine Mind are imaged, is not yet manifest in substance.
“There was not a man to till the ground.” The “face” represents the outward aspect, while “ground” stands for formed substance, the product of related ideas. When man begins to focus his mind on a purpose, there appears at first to be a “mist” or lack of clear understanding between the earth consciousness and the spiritual mind. But this “mist” has its place in the divine economy, for it “waters” or softens the divine radiance.
“Dust” represents the radiant earth or substance. When spiritual man (I AM) enters into this “dust of the ground” (substance) and makes use of the God ideas inherent in him, he brings forth the ideal body in its elemental perfection. The real body of man is not material but is of the nature of the universal-dust body, which is the divine-substance body. Therefore the perfect image-and-likeness man is perfect in body as well as in mind.
We should remember that the first Adam was perfect as an idea in his elemental soul and body. “Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; then that which is spiritual.”
Spiritually, “nostrils” represents openness to the inspirations of mind. The “breath” is the inner life flow that pulsates through the soul. The breathing of the manifest man corresponds to the inspiration of the spiritual man. When any man is inspired with high ideas, he breathes “into his nostrils the breath of life.”
Spiritual inspiration quickens man to the awareness that he is a “living soul.” The soul is the sum total of consciousness and its great goal is a consciousness of eternal life.
Through his I AM or Jehovah God man enters into his soul realm and rebreathes into it the true ideas of Being until these ideas quicken his consciousness to a response that harmonizes it with the underlying Christ principles.
Man, spiritually identified, is Jehovah God, co-operating with Elohim God, divine principle, developing a spiritual being, the Christ man, to the consciousness of his divinity. “I speak not from myself: but the Father abiding in me doeth his works.”” (Mysteries of Genesis by Charles Fillmore)