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Sunday, 5 February 2017

The real meaning of redemption

The real meaning of redemption is that The Christ (the living force of the Divine Creative Fire the Law of God) must redeem from this intricate confusion all the various geometrical lines (Souls) and put each in its proper place again in the Grand Plan. Sin is inharmony, the separation of the positive and negative parts of a line, or a snarling of the strands like that seen in a tangled skein of yarn. Redemption means redeeming, a bringing back to the original condition, for you cannot redeem a thing that you have not once had and lost. Therefore, the very first step toward growth is to work toward the straightening out of the tangled lines. But in accomplishing this you must place yourself unresentfully in the hands of the Lords of Karma, which means holding the attitude of Thy will be done. When this is done you at once find that in exact accord with your sincerity the Law will begin to work out. At first it will precipitate upon you all your old Karma. That must be accepted and worked out cheerfully.

Letters from the Teacher, Teachings of the Order of the 15, transcribed by Harriette Augusta Curtiss and F. Homer Curtiss, Curtiss Book Company, Los Angeles, California, 1913