CONSCIOUSNESS WAS LATENT WITHIN GOD
Ivy O. Duce
Therefore, He energized this consciousness and sent it out through all the planes into the worlds He had made. But each soul-ray of it was still asleep and did not see the planes through which it passed, nor the spheres, and finally it landed on a planet such as our earth, first in seven gaseous stages which we cannot see with the human eye, and then later in the most gross and least active form, which is the stone.
You might not think of a stone as having life or having a soul, but if you ever looked at some of them under ultra-violet rays, their gorgeous colors when they fluoresce will convince you that they have energy. As Hazrat Inayat Khan said,
"All things are the dense manifestation of the light of intelligence."
WHAT AM I DOING HERE?, pp. 6-7
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