Induction….a natural occurrence
Reading this weeks lesson reminded me of something I once learned in Chassidic thought.
Verse 28 ” The spirit which sleeps in the mineral, breathes in the vegetable, moves in the animal and reaches its highest development in man is the Universal Mind, and it behooves us to span the gulf between being and doing, theory and practice, by demonstrating our understanding of the dominion which we have been given.”
To understand this is humbling. An example given in Chassidism is that the inanimate mineral is taken up by the growing carrot giving it life. Man, then, picks this carrot. The carrot and the mineral don’t die…they are elevated in life when they become part of the building blocks that the man needs for nourishment and growth. Those enzymes, invisible to the eye in the carrot, and those once inanimate minerals have now become part of the man’s LIFE…thus being elevated to a higher form living on in this superior being. They have reached a higher state of being! These life forms now connected and inducted into a higher realm.
When I think about the privilege we’ve been given in this world, I have great respect for all beings and life that are connected to my own. I’m in awe of the law and order of the universe.
In the same way as the mineral and carrot becomes elevated, imagination becomes thought, and by faith, action, and through action dreams become things and are elevated into the outer world!
The Universal Intelligence created a perfect order by which things live, grow, manifest, and live in the physical and spiritual realm of mind. It’s amazing and wonderful!
I have the privilege of bringing the inner world to the outer world and I’m in awe!