Chapter 3 - THE ART OF RECIPROCITY - 15
MASTER: The Bible, the sages of all time, all sources of real truth, unite
in absolute agreement concerning one great thing, namely:
and Man are one and not two,
that the "two" are not separated but
indissolubly joined in perfect and harmonious union.
(Spirit) and the visible (form, or matter) actually ARE inseverably
connected. Each is a complement of the other.
And the whole of Truth is
to be found only in the combination of the "two," which really are not
"two" but one through eternal union!
PUPIL: I am particularly happy about this conclusion because I used to
think that a person could not have both spiritual and physical blessings
at one and the same time. I thought that the physical world had nothing
of God in it. Yes, I thought that Spirit was utterly separated from form, or
matter. Now I feel sure that the reason I did not make any real progress
then was that I was trying to have an inside for Life without an outside,
and an outside without any inside. In other words I was simply living in
the physical world without being conscious of the fact that forever I
have a direct connection with the Spiritual Realm. I am right, am I not,
in believing and feeling that I must have the realization that each is
vitally necessary to the other for the formation of a Substantial Entity.
MASTER: Yes, you are exactly right! No one can go very far on the great
highway of Truth until he realizes that there never was, and never will
be, an inside to anything without an outside also
. While one is visible
and the other invisible (to the human eye) the only reality is in the
combination of the two. A constant awareness of this fact on our part
brings us that radiant realization of one-ness, of union, that we must
have if we hope to make any progress in Truth.