Patience is symbolized by the tireless worm, creeping
over lofty summits, persevering in its intent. The serpent
of God's creating is neither subtle nor
poisonous, but is a wise idea, charming in its
adroitness, for Love's ideas are subject to the Mind which
forms them, - the power which changeth the serpent
into a staff.
Genesis i. 26. And God said, Let us make man in our
image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over
the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over
the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth.
The eternal Elohim includes the forever universe.
The name Elohim is in the plural, but this plurality of
Spirit does not imply more than one God, nor
does it imply three persons in one. It relates
to the oneness, the tri-unity of Life, Truth, and Love.
"Let them have dominion." Man is the family name
for all ideas, - the sons and daughters of God. All that
God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness
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