Meta. I AM is the gate through which the thinker comes forth from the invisible to the visible, and it is through this gate that he must go to get into the presence of Spirit. "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." Hence we take words and go to God. We came out from His presence through the I AM gate, and we must return the same way. On the inner side of the gate is the Garden of Eden, but "the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword" are there, "to keep the way of the tree of life." "The flame of a sword" is the inner motive that rules our thoughts and acts. It turns every way to guard the tree of life, for the tree of life is the precious substance of the Father.