Series 2 - Lesson 3 - Annotation 10
How is man restored to divine harmony?
10. Man is restored to divine harmony through returning in consciousness (thinking and feeling) to God and learning the right use of his creative and causative power. When man gets an understanding of his own threefold nature (spirit, soul, body) and his relation to his Father-Mother God, then he becomes reestablished in his thinking, feeling, and acting to a state of agreement with the rhythm of iife. He becomes an integrated and harmonious being; he lives in the Garden of Eden (harmony).
The Hebrew "Gan-heden" commonly rendered Garden of Eden is a compound of surpassing greatness. The word Gan means any organized sphere of activity, a garden, a body, a world, a universe. The word Heden, Eden, means a time, a season, an age, an eternity, as well as beauty, pleasure, an ornament, a witness ... When man is bringing forth the qualities of Being in divine order, he dwells in Eden, or in a state of bliss in a harmonious body ... The Garden of Eden is the divine consciousness" (Metaphysical Bible Dictionary 181).
The Scriptural promise reads, "you will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart" and the endeavor of man to search for God within himself, with steadfastness, results in the restoration of harmony in all areas of his life.
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