Series 2 - Lesson 4 - Annotation 18
What place has order in Divine Mind and in man's consciousness?
18. "Order is Heaven's first law," said Alexander Pope. The kingdom of heaven is consciousness being carried forward and upward according to the highest ideas of which humanity as a whole is conscious. This consciousness is termed "Christ consciousness" because it implies a state of peace and security in each individual who has so controlled and systematized his mental sphere that he has dominion over it.
Order is that faculty in man's consciousness that adjusts each idea in its proper place, relating ideas to each other and relating them to the whole so that there is no friction, all working happily and joyously together for the good of the whole. Thus we may say that order is made up of right relationships — order is that which produces balance.
Order, then, must have first place in Divine Mind as well as in man's consciousness, for only as ideas, persons, events move in an orderly way will the harmony or "heaven" come forth into manifestation. The first movement of order in man's consciousness must be to relate himself to God, to "seek ... first his kingdom" so that man may, in an orderly way, lay hold of the ideas that are his divine inheritance.
Preceding Entry: How does man demonstrate the mastery and dominion which are his as mentioned in Genesis 1:26?
Following Entry: Why is it necessary to be still in order to come into a realization of Truth?