The Incarnation of Spirit
Posted on 19 April 2012, 15:05
Man is created and left to discover himself, and on the road to this self-discovery he experiences the creations of his own imaginations which ultimately show him the Truth and lead to real freedom.
There is an interesting myth in regard to the creating of man which may serve to point out this fact.
It is said that when the gods decided to make man, and make him a Divine Being, they held a long discussion as to where would be the best place to hide his Divinity.
Some of the gods suggested that it be hidden in the earth, but others argued that some day man would penetrate the earth and so discover himself; it was then suggested that it be hidden in the depths of the sea, but this idea was rejected, for man would go under the sea and there discover his true nature; it was next suggested that his real nature should be deposited somewhere in the air, but this also was rejected, for he would surely fly through the air and find himself.
After a long discussion it was finally agreed that the best place to hide man’s Divinity would be IN THE INNERMOST NATURE OF MAN HIMSELF—this being the last place he would look to find it! This discovery would not be made until he had had all the experience necessary to complete a well-rounded life.
“The Word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.”
Of course, this is a fable, but how clearly it sets forth the reality of the case! The word is really in our own mouths, and every time we say “I AM” we are repeating it; for “I AM” is the secret of nature and the emblem of Eternity.
The story of “The Prodigal Son” is the story of man’s return to “His Father’s House” How truly the poet puts it when he says that “Trailing clouds of Glory do we come from Heaven which is our home.
“This is the mystical meaning of that marvelous poem of Robert Browning’s, called “Saul.”
Saul had lost his sense of real life and lay in a stupor in his tent when David came to sing to him, to awaken him to the realization of his true nature.
At first David sings of the wonders of Creation and of the delights of life; he tells Saul of his power and glory as a human being; and, as the song expands, he touches the secret spring of Saul’s being—“He is Saul ye remember in glory, ere error had bent the broad brow from the daily communion.”
Then, he plainly tells Saul of the Christ.
This revelation finally awakens Saul to “His old motions and attitudes kingly.”
The healing has taken place and the realization of the Truth has freed Saul from the thraldom of false belief.
Taken from The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
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