“A CHILD brought to its mother a piece of ice and asked: ‘What is this?’
The mother answered, ‘it is ice.’
Again the child asked, ‘What is there in ice?’
The mother answered: ‘There is water in the ice.’
The child desired to find the water in the ice, and it procured a hammer, pounded the piece of ice into little bits and the warm air soon changed all the ice to water. The child was grievously disappointed, for the ice that the child supposed contained water had disappeared. And the child said, ‘Where is the ice that contained this water?’
And so it came to pass that the mother was compelled, by the child’s persistent questions, to say, ‘ice is all water; there is no such thing as ice; that which we call ice is crystalized or frozen water.’
The child understood.
A student brought to his teacher some water and asked, ‘What is water?
What does it contain?’
The teacher answered, ‘Water contains oxygen and hydrogen,’ and then explained how the two gases might be separated and set free by heat.
The student boiled the water until all of the molecules of oxygen and hydrogen had been set free, but he was surprised to find that all of the water had disappeared.
Then the student asked of the teacher, ‘Where is the water that held the gases that have escaped?’
Then was the teacher compelled by the student’s persistent questions to answer, ‘Water itself is the product of oxygen and hydrogen.
Water does not contain anything other than these gases.
In reality, there is no such substances or fluid as water; that which we name water is a rate of motion set in operation by the union of two parts of hydrogen with one part of oxygen and, of course, the phenomenon disappears when the union of the gases is broken.’
The student understood. A devout scientist presented himself before God and said, ‘Lord, what are these gases men call oxygen and hydrogen?’
The good Lord answered and said, ‘They are molecules in the blood and body of the universe.’
Then spake the scientist, ‘Lord, wilt thou tell me of the kind of molecules that compose Thy blood and body?’
The Lord replied, ‘These same molecules, gases or principles, compose my blood and body; for I and the universe are one and the same.’
Once again the scientist said, ‘My Lord, may I ask, then, what is spirit and what is matter?’
And thus answered the Lord: ‘As ice and water are one, and the gases and water are one, so is spirit and matter one.
The different phases and manifestations cognized by man in the molecules of My body that is, the universe are caused by the Word; thus, they are My thoughts clothed with form.’
Now the scientist felt bold, being redeemed from fear, and asked “is my blood, then, identical with Thy blood in composition and Divine Essence?”
And the Lord said, ‘Yea, thou art one with the Father.’
The scientist now understood and said: ‘Now mine eyes are opened and I perceive that, when I eat, I partake of Thy body; when I drink, I drink of Thy blood; and when I breathe, I breathe Thy spirit.’
So-called matter is Pure Intelligence and nothing else because there is not anything else.
Pure intelligence cannot progress or become better. There is nothing but Intelligence. Omnipresence, Omnipotence, Omniscience must mean Intelligence; therefore these terms are all included in the word.
Let us adopt a short word that will express all that the above written words are intended to express, namely, the word IT. ‘I’ stand for all the eternal I. ‘T’ stands for operation, manifestation, vibration, action or motion.
The ‘I’ in motion is ‘T,’ or Crossification, viz., the T-cross. We say, ‘IT’ rains! ‘IT is cold!’ ‘IT is all right!’
What do we mean by ‘It?’ Who knows?
Some say, ‘The weather!’ Others, ‘Natural phenomena !’
Very well, then what do we mean by ‘the weather,’ or “natural phenomena?”
Why, just It, of course!
IT does not progress; it does not need to.
IT forever manifests, operates, differentiates and presents different aspects or viewpoints of ITSELF. But these different phases are neither good, better nor best, neither bad nor worse simply different shades and colorings of the One and Only Intelligence.”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 23, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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