"BALANCE THRU OPPOSITES"
by Rev. James Ray Montandon
I. Read Esdras chap 4 esp v13-21
This is foolishness, not because we are appointed our place-but because all
that does exsist, exsist in blance- this is a law of reaity. This balance is
the subject of consideration. this balance is poetically proclaimed in Ecl.3
We are not alone. Each breath we take is the air of others. What we are
is in direct relation to what all other things are. The choices we make are
in relation to all other realities. Even a simple step produces permanent
change. When we see a simple step recorded in slow motion, we see that it
changes the environment around us. It makes a differnce on our self (whether
we have on shoes or not..it effects us physically) and it effects the ground
upon which we walk.
Our most simple decisions affect (are in balance) and are affected by the
reality of others, they are in a balance.
Even injustice and evil is born of balance. Take our jail systems, and our
system of criminal justice. The police depend upon the crime for their jobs.
The Warden and the guards depend upon the consistancy of crime for their
very life. It is the system of justice that depends on injustice for its
exsistence and even its life.
These are the things of which we speak. It is a matter of balance.
Each moment is born of reality. That reality is held in a state of
equilibrium, balance. These are the issues of heaven and of earth.
(eEad Esdras 4 v21)
Can we understand, now the things of heaven?
I think so and I belive Christ taught us that we could.
(Read John ch3 v5-8)
This is a statement of Initiation.
It speaks of an internal awareness of knowing. Initiation is knowing , it is
moving beyond belif and into comprehension or knowing.
(john ch4 v1-14)
This explains (I feel) this as an internal process of initiation.
(Read the passage again)
What is the water Christ spoke of? It is consciousness.
As we see what we are and know what it is we are faced with we see the
responsiability of it.
This responsiblity is to harmonize with the all of which we are the part.
It is to be diliberate in our balance, to be as we are in responsible
relationship with the "all".
Before this can be understood it must be internalized. We must "Drink of the
In conclusion I quote from the "Book of Tokens " by Paul Foster Case
"Yea, I utter myself as the father of all, and from my fatherhood is the
brotherhood of all creatures."
"Reality is balance not contrast" R.O.M.