element of inharmony, discord or decay anywhere in Its Nature, It would destroy Itself.
It has always been taught that the Soul of the Universe is that receptive medium into which the Spirit breathes forth the forms of Its thought. It is subjective to the Spirit. That which is subjective is always impersonal, neutral, plastic, pas sive and receptive. Wherever we find subjective law, we shall find something that is compelled to receive that which is given it, and compelled also to act upon it. Consequently, the Soul of the Universe has been called "a blind force, not knowing, only doing." It has been called "The Servant of the Eternal Spirit throughout the ages." It is the medium of the thought, power and action of Spirit.
Spirit, the Changeless
Creation does not mean making something out of noth ing. Creation is the passing of Spirit into form and is eter nally going on. Spirit cannot change, for being All, there is nothing for It to change into. This is self-evident.
It is necessary for us to understand that the only active Principle is Spirit . . . Self-Conscious, Self-Knowing Life .. . and that all else is subject to Its Will. The Spirit is conscious of Its own Thought, Its own Desire, Its own manifest Action; and It is conscious that Its Desire is satisfied. Conse quently, It is conscious of that which It manifests; but It is not conscious of any effort or process in Its manifestation.
It is necessary that Soul and Body should exist because Spirit, without manifestation, would construct only a dream world, never coming to Self-Realization. In order to express, there must be a medium through which Spirit manifests and there must be a manifestation, hence, Soul and Body. The teaching of the great thinkers of all time is, that we live in a threefold Universe of Spirit, Soul and Body—of Intelligence,