“For of the soule the bodie forme doth take; For soule is forme and doth the bodie make.” – Spenser, C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical, 1917.
Every visible thing takes form first in the invisible, in vibration. While I am sure this notion is well clothed by many other patterns of thought, the physics of life are described in the Christian terms “heaven” and “earth.”
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Heaven, or that which is invisible, always precedes the earth. In the case of man’s creative work on earth, invisible feelings and thoughts create perceptible words and actions. “…for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.” We create the world we live in. This is the physics of life.
Those of you who are familiar with this fundamental truth are at greatest risk of seeing it anew, for the mind of man has a well-worn habit of hardening flowing, invisible truths into rigid, concrete concepts. When this happens, the concretized template becomes the new pattern, rather than the apposite underlying truth. If you are not careful, you will, like a busy parent dragging his child along a busy city sidewalk who thinks he has seen it all, miss a thousand and one new things along the way.
Those of you who are seeing this truth for the first time have a different challenge. With this challenge comes a different responsibility. You must take care to protect the seed of new understanding in your heart and mind. Don’t let others trample it with their “bright ideas” or “realism” formed by “years of experience.” New understanding is precious, delicate but vital to the revelation of newness in the earth of your experience.
If your world has gone awry, look first to the quality of heaven you are maintaining in your heart and mind. Rushing in a panic to rearrange the appearances will only worsen matters by obfuscating the cause. If you’ve ever wondered why history repeats itself, this is the reason. The heaven of man’s experience has been ignored, reduced to quaint concepts and trite descriptions and generally misunderstood.