Spheres

This is the whole law needful for man to direct his life: Know your nature, do your duty and live in harmony with others. To live in harmony means doing wrong to no man.

There is one Supreme Spirit which men call God, because God means Allgood. But because men seek a closer relationship with The Supreme Spirit of Good, they refer to it as Father and as Him, and there is no wrong in this.

The Supreme Spirit contains the essences of all the perfections, and these flow out from Him in a form of vitality which is called The Holy Spirit. The Sphere of The Holy Spirit surrounds the Sphere of The Supreme Spirit and around this again, and below it, is the Sphere of Matter and Mortality.

In the sphere of Matter and Mortality The Holy Spirit manifest imperfectly, for here it becomes mingled with the inert composition of this Sphere. Also, the penetrated offers resistance to the penetrator, and this, combined with the effects of intermingling, causes obscurity, illusion and ignorance. These are visualized in the form of a mist called “agnosia.”

The activity of The Supreme Spirit in the Highest Sphere is unceasing, and this alone maintains the Universes of Matter. The basis of matter is an outflow of energy from The Supreme Spirit, which forms a kind of framework solidifying at its outer edge. The three Spheres comprise the whole, no part of which is devoid of the vitality originating within The Supreme Spirit. So the statement that The Supreme Spirit is in all and all is in The Supreme Spirit is true, though He does not manifest in the Sphere of obscurity, illusion and imperfection. However, this does not mean that He isn’t able to manifest here or that the Sphere of Matter and Mortality is beyond His reach. These conditions serve a specific purpose.

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The Holy Spirit flows from The Supreme Spirit, as heat and light flow from the sun, and, penetrating all things, holds them in form and solidity. The Supreme Spirit alone is unpenetrated by anything. He alone is whole and fully self-sufficient. He alone is the One Pure Essence.

The Sphere of The Holy Spirit is divided into Sub-spheres and the Sphere of Matter and Mortality is likewise divided. The Supreme Ruler of the Sphere of The Holy Spirit is The Holy Spirit, and The Supreme Ruler of the Sphere of Matter and Mortality is Nature. So all the material universes are governed by one set of laws called The Law of Nature. Nature is the effect and manifestation of the activity of The Holy Spirit operating in matter where reality is relative and not absolute.

The earthly body of man, his mortal shell and spirit container, is molded before birth by following a soul pattern drawn by destiny. Once born, many forces influence the life of man on Earth, but he is also given the responsibility of free choice. Notwithstanding this, the life of any man can only follow a course set by destiny, but while on that course he can do as he wills.

Every single thought and act on Earth has its effect on the soul-spirit projected into the Sphere of Matter and Mortality. Man himself is a threefold being comprising soul, spirit and matter, each having an affinity with one of the Spheres of Existence. Here on Earth the soul-spirit is made ready for its life in the Higher Spheres, or it is neglected and ignored.

~from “The Book of Lucius” within “The Kolbrin,” Chapter 1; The Spheres of Existence

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