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How could they be? How could the negative be the law of the positive? How could death be the law of Life? Therefore we are told that in the true order of things this is not the case.
Mind Over Matter
The first thing we are told about man is that he is made in the image and likeness of God, the Spirit of Life, therefore capable of manifesting a similar equality of Life. But we must note the words "image" and "likeness". They do not impart identity but resemblance. An "image" implies an original to which it conforms, and so does a "likeness". These words remind us of the passage in which St Paul speaks of our "reflecting as a mirror the glory of the Lord" and being thus "transformed into the same image from glory to glory (2 Cor. 3:18, RV). It is this same idea as in the first chapter of Genesis, only expanded so as to show the method by which the image and likeness are produced. It is by reflection. Our mind is, as it were, a mirror reflecting that towards which it is turned. This is the nature of Mind.
We become like what we contemplate. We cannot avoid it, for we are made that way, and therefore everything depends on what we are in the habit of contemplating. Then if we realise that growth, or the manifestation of the spiritual principle, always proceeds from the innermost to the outermost, by a creative process from within as distinguished from
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