“....thou art BLOOMING in the garden of love, of God.”
EC Reading 3091-1, par. 40
Some of you reading this have experienced that joy of blooming in love’s garden. I’ve occasionally tasted of that joy, but want to experience it more. I wish to rediscover what it means to walk in the fresh dew, those drops of love that settle from the Master’s presence; to
inhale His fragrances, and marvel at the splash of color reflected in the flower petals from His
rays of light. It would do us all a world of good to rediscover the joys of the garden. Like the hart, the deer that Cayce spoke of to a 26 year old man, “the activities that count to every soul are the unseen forces that may NOT be remembered ... so may the soul pant for the garden of the spiritual.” EC Reading 476-1, par. 10. Even if we can’t have a physical garden, we can at least enjoy the fragrance and colors of flowers in our homes, to lift our spirits gratitude to our Maker.
So, how do we make the transition that Morton Blumenthal spoke of (from part 1), from being merely the occupant of the garden, to becoming its master? And was he speaking of the garden of our soul? He spoke of “the phenomenon of the Christ” as being the Way to do this; just as Cayce often spoke of Christ being the Way to the Father. In the eighth lesson of A Search for God, titled The Open Door, we read that “As the flower in due time blossoms forth, just so the soul of man, through the Christ Spirit, comes into its full power and glory.” ASFG Book 1, pg. 92. Just as we’re told that our physical bodies are now the temple of God’s Spirit, in like manner our souls, by opening the door to the Christ Spirit, become the garden that the Master desires to walk in. Here’s a few excerpts in which Cayce explains this concept:
“So, in thy spiritual and mental life, keep in those ways that will bring
the more and more consciousness that He stands not at thy door, but
that He walks and He talks with thee! And thy garden of love and
light is filled with His presence.” EC Reading 1877-1, par. 25.
“He may walk with thee in the garden of thine own heart; so may the
directions be taken. For He is in the hearts and minds of those that
open the door to His call.” EC Reading 1678-2, par. 40, 41.
“He may walk, He may talk with thee, in the garden of thine inner self.”
EC Reading 1276-1, par. 14.
In our meditations and our prayers, as we meet with the Creative Forces, whether it be in our
earthly garden or in the garden of our inner self, we can know that His presence is with us. He delights to meet with us there, and while difficult to understand, we can know that He walks and talks with us. As we know the certainty of this, then we’ll truly bloom in the garden of love, in the garden of God.
We know that Cayce’s primary research text was his Bible, the King James Version that
influenced so much of the way he spoke. At the heart of that Bible is a short book which is
called The Song of Solomon. It’s a poetic description of a woman’s relationship with her
Beloved, and it represents for us the delight we can find in our relationship with the Master as He walks and talks with us, whether in our earthly garden, or in the garden of our inner self. How interesting that this relationship should be portrayed as a garden:
“Let my Beloved come to his garden and eat its pleasant fruits. (my note-
this reminds us of Morton’s mention of biting into knowledge which will
ripen into luscious fruit) I have come to my garden, my sister, my spouse.”
Song of Solomon 4:16 - 5:1
“A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse, a spring shut up, a fountain
sealed. Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with pleasant fruits,
Fragrant henna with spikenard, spikenard and saffron, calamus with
cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all the chief
spices - a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from
Lebanon (my note - mountain streams).”
Song of Solomon 4: 12 - 15.
These were the types of thoughts that Edgar would be harboring in his mind as he worked
with the plants in his garden, and I’m sure were uppermost in his mind in all his meditations, as he practiced what the Source had spoken through him, in describing how his inner being was the garden of God, and that the Master would walk with him and talk with him there. We too can carry these thoughts with us as we garden this spring, and also in our meditations. I’ll add a few more thoughts in another post on this subject. Keep your feet to the ground, and your eyes on the stars.