"...Some of you already know that the evolution of the Elohim is through the elemental kingdom (El-e-mental meaning "mind of God"). Each of Us started out as small Elemental beings, belonging to different Systems, different Galaxies, at different times. I was one among those Elementals who followed the exact order of creation. You have seen Universal Elemental Light filling the atmosphere; those tiny electrons seem to be going nowhere--just flitting hither and yon in the sunshine. You see, when one is first God-created, there is complete freedom to just enjoy one's self. That is where some folks get the idea of Heaven as being a place of eternal enjoyment, rest and the general 'do-as-you-please' attitude. They remember backward--for this is not looking forward--and I warn you ahead of time, the future is not going to be like that! Those were your pre-Eden days!
Long long ago, I was one of these tiny elementals flitting hither and yon in my universe; whenever I felt like it attaching myself to some light ray projected by some being of whom I was scarcely cognizant. At times, I rode upon a great beam of that light which was destined to become part of a star or some other lovely God-creation. I had no responsibilities and no obligations.
This same freedom is given to all of God's creations--for instance, your I AM Presence, when first created, was permitted to go through each of the seven spheres of activity around its Godhead; find that sphere in which it was most interested; stay in any temple as long as it liked; at the feet of any master for any length of time it desired. The angels have like freedom. When first created they disport themselves in the glory and light of the body of God and eventually become a part of the virtues of faith, hope, charity or any God-virtue they please. These angels live in the temples of their choice--they absorb and just are!
Then suddenly one day there came a feeling within me that I wanted to be a conscious part of creation. When this takes place within anyone, it means that the activity of the first ray is born within them--the WILL TO DO. So it was with me.
Then I sought out someone whom I knew could tell me just what to do and when I had found such an one I was told that, if I cared to go to a certain nature temple, I could learn how to build form, perhaps a flower. To do this together with others of like intent I had to learn to hold the thoughtform shown to us on the altar by the presiding deva, our instructor. After enrolling myself as a student in this nature temple my first assignment was to build a five-petalled yelow flower and I shall never forget it! O there must have been a couple of hundred of us in the class, all quite as irresponsible as myself. We could hear beautiful music outside the temple, the air was so lovely and fresh; beautiful beings of light were passing through the atmosphere outside the windows, and the holding of the pattern of that flower got so monotonous, I can tell you! However, the deva just stood there on the altar and from himself he externalized the pattern of this flower which we were to learn to create. he tried to catch our thoughts and focus them upon that flower. But I soon found that just the will to do was not enough, there must follow the other six steps of creation to perfect the activity.
Then suddenly perception came in my mind and I thought, 'Yes this is a part of creation' and I PERCEIVED at least what the deva wanted me to try to do. Up until that time I just enjoyed the fragrance, the color and the symmetry of form of that flower. I did not feel that I wanted to do anything more than that about it. As that feeling of perception took possession within me, I consciously tried. O but that first form which I attempted to create was certainly a distorted one--it was sort of square, it did not have enough petals, nor did it have the right fragrance. Besides, just as soon as I took my attention away from it, the form was gone! Now some in the class were still not very concentrated in their attention and were still flitting around. However, those of us who really meant business finally moved up to the front of the room nearer the altar.
Well, as we continued to absorb the instruction and tried again and again, finally one day the little yellow flower appeared in my hands and I was so happy! This time I had the right number of petals, the right color and the right fragrance for my flower but, my goodness! Just as I was about to present it to the deva, one of the archangels went by the window and my attention being drawn by his magnificent light, it left the flower for an instant. When I looked back at my hand, the flower was gone! Just a lack of concentration you see!
Now these devas do not speak at all. They give all their instruction through radiation and our teacher deva suggested to us that if we wanted to create these flowers consciously, we could add beauty and perfection to a springtime on some lovely planet which the Elohim in charge of that planet were to beautify for the blessing of an evolution of living souls. As I thought of this, LOVE for my endeavor was born within me--I felt that I wanted to make that little flower perfect enough, fragrant enough, beatiful enough and make it last long enough to really bless some part of life. That was the third aspect of divinity--love--you see! Then I forgot myself and the distraction of those who were going by outside; then I really wanted to create that flower and I stayed with it!
What happened then? I received an assignment. The devas do not assign one to the taskof even becoming an appleblossom until they know you will stay with that task long enough to complete it. In my new assignment I think there were about seven hundred of us directed to adorn one big tree. Incidentally, the yellow flower I was to create does not grow on your Earth, nor does such a tree. Perhaps one day it shall.
Here came another lesson which I did not learn at once. Our teacher reminded us that when we went to that planet with the great Deva of the tree to be formed, we would see all different kinds of trees. He warned us to watch and see that our individual flower to be created did not become just like that which we saw on some other shrub or tree. I forgot his admonition and mine did! I saw pink flowers, blue ones and white ones and by the time I was through looking at them all, I had nothing definite of my own in mind, and therefore no manifestation.
Then I learned the fourth lesson, the PURITY of holding to the divine pattern which had been given me in the beginning. When we finally went back to our nature temple schoolroom, none of us who had lost out was at all proud of his accomplishments. You see, those in charge always prepare more elementals than they know will be needed for a certain creation and therefore the creation was completed by those who could do the work. I did not volunteer so quickly for the next experience, I can tell you! However, within myself I determined that I would hold the pattern of that yellow flower until I had brought it forth in perfection.
Finally I did not even have to volunteer. My teacher deva in mercy said to me one day: 'All right, you may go and try again.' This time I closed my eyes, my mind and my attention to everything but to the becoming of that yellow flower. Yet there remained even more for me to remember--CONSTANCY--for I allowed my petals to fall before the springtime was over! I had to learn the fifth activity of constancy and concentration until the deva called me home. Because of my lack of constancy, after the premature falling of my petals, I was home a whole month before the others! I must tell you that I did not go into the temple for quite a while--I walked up and down outside but I did not go in! At last I had to go in, you know that! Wherever you are and whatever you volunteer to do you must finish it one day. It is the same thing with mankind, they may play around as long as they wish and waste their time but one day they must finish their course. Sooner or later, perhaps with your feathers trailing, you will go back to the fulfilling of your original divine plan.
When we gathered again before the deva in the nature temple, I was seated far back in the last row. I was small of stature and I thought I would not be too easily seen there. Thinking to myself, I said I shall never go out again. I'll just stay right here. However, next we were taught the lesson of RHYTHM.
Here I learned that I had to hold the purity of form and that I had to stay at my post until I was released by the being who had sent me forth. That was constancy. Then, amazingly, I learned that I had to go every spring! My goodness! I thought going once was a major achievement, but I learned the lesson of rhythm--yellow flower, yellow flower, yellow flower over and over again each and every spring. I shall not attempt to tell you how many springtimes I became a yellow flower. Doing it once was a novelty, even a dozen times was fun, but every spring seemed to me like a long steady relentless grind! Obedience! Obedience! Obedience to the end!
The last step I had to learn in this process of creation was to HOLD THE PEACE. The last time that deva told me that I was going to be a yellow flower again, I nearly lost the whole course!! You see, in the meantime others of my friends had become beautiful trees, shrubs and other lovely creations but I was still a little tiny yellow flower. So you see I had to learn to hold the peace, peace which I became myself mind you in a far distant future scheme! So, if you are one of those little yellow flowers, learn to hold your peace! Perhaps one day you will be a sun to a system! Who knows what anyone's free will may do.
At last on this final trip I just let go! I really did! I thought, if God wills it, I shall be this blossom for eternity! That was my last trip! That absolute surrender gave me my release and that time when I returned to my deva in the nature temple, he crowned my service of the ages--ages I said!--with victory! Then I was graduated into the devic kingdom.
For a long long time I served and worked with increasing efficiency until I finally took the initiation of the Elohim. Later, when given opportunity by the call from beloved Helios and Vesta for those who would volunteer to build for them this dear planet Earth, I voluntarily joined the other six Elohim to render that service. We served together in association, both for the joy of comradeship and the joy of creation.
Now proceeding through these seven steps of activity is the way by which the Elohim expand their consciousness from an elemental being to a great builder of form; it is the way by which the tiny cherubim become great devas of light and passing through those steps also, the spiritually unawakened soul eventually awakens and becomes the great ascended being of love, light and perfection. There is no escape from the following of those seven steps anywhere. Some natures are such that they accept and follow those steps quickly and some take a longer time to accomplish. Believe Me, I know! I think I was the slowest pupil of all the grouping of elementals with whom I started out but one thing I learned, if nothing else, was to hold my peace and abide in the wisdom of the law!
For the kindness and courtesy of your attention and for your love I thank you! Will you remember always please that peace is a positive power! I, who have passed the way of evolution before you, I AM yours to command! I leave with you my blessings. May all your precipitations be perfect, your flowers beautiful and all your God-endeavors successful in His Name! Thank you and good morning!