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Soul Evolution—The Birth of John

The Birth of John

A Metaphysical Interpretation of Luke 1:57-58
The Story of Jesus' Soul Evolution
An unpublished manuscript written by Charles Fillmore in 1947
Pages 34-36


Luke 1:57-58. Now Elisabeth's time was fulfilled that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. And her neighbors and her kinsfolk heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy toward her; and they rejoiced with her.


The fruit of spiritual consciousness in the innocent soul is a new idea, or outward expression of grace and mercy. The soul, imbued with knowledge of the higher law, has brought forth a new idea of grace, to open the way to freedom for the entire man and to the unification of all his powers. This is an occasion for rejoicing. When we gain the first inkling of the Truth that we can free ourselves from the grip of undesirable thought and life habits, we are filled with joy that knows no bounds.

This freeing thought has come from our own mind; it is our son. All our neighbors and kinsfolk (the related thoughts or ideas in consciousness) rejoice with us. Our environment takes on new meaning; our life has new significance; our experiences, even those that have been negative in character, are illumined in our mind as instances of the outworking of a law that insures our ultimate good.