Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 10
Explain how the Father can be in the Son, and the Son in the Father.
10. The word Father is used here as a symboi of the one Creative Mind, everywhere present in its absolute purity and perfection. The word Son is used here as a symbol of the Idea of the one Mind bringing forth the entire nature of God (comprising all divine ideas). Thus the Son is both the "image" and the "likeness" of the Father. God's creative power moves through the Son, the Word (or as Charles Fillmore calls it in Talks on Truth 68, "the working power of God") to create life and consciousness in all creation. The creative power of God, broadly interpreted, may be termed "thought"; however, this includes the whole gamut of life, feelings, desires, sense perceptions, scholarly intellections of self-conscious entities, to the abstract visions of the philosophers; also the life and intelligence of all creations below man, in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.
As "thought essence" is the unformed substance of the one Creative Mind, and as this substance encompasses and supports all of its ideas ("sons"), governing all their activity, then the Father as the one Creative Mind is in all His ideas.
The Father is the one living Mind; the Son is the one living Idea (ideal) or Word, "living" together, working together, acting together. There can be no separation between the Father and the Son, for they are one in nature, in will, and in purpose.
Let us think of the relation of the Father and the Son in reference to our own mentality. We cannot separate an idea from the unformed mind substance — the idea is always in our mind, and our mind is always in the idea.
Preceding Entry: What is the meaning of the word Logos?
Following Entry: What was Jesus' realization of oneness with the Father?