Series 1 - Lesson 3 - Annotation 2

Series 1 - Lesson 3 - Annotation 2

What is substance?

2. Substance is the unformed Mind essence out of which every form is produced. It is also termed Omnipresence because it is the presence of God interpenetrating all creation. It is the Mind essence in which "we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:28). This substance is of such rarefied nature that it is not tangible to the physical eye of manifest man. However, through the power of thought this Mind essence can be cognized. It can then be formed by man's conscious and subconscious (thinking and feeling) phases of mind, and the resultant manifestations are recognized by the senses. It is through his acceptance in thinking and feeling that man becomes conscious of substance as the living presence of God. This Presence sustains, provides, protects, and is the ever available source of visible supply for all creation, not just for man.

Substance is the "raw material" out of which all things are made. It is the spiritual aggregation of all the ideas (also termed qualities or attributes) of God. Divine Substance is the universal supply of good for all creation. Thus, it is the source of all that is manifest or yet unmanifest.

(Added references: Lessons in Truth Lesson 2 Annotation 7 and How I Used Truth Lesson 10 Annotation 5.)

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