Let’s talk about symbols of this visible life. All visible life, anything you can hear, see, touch, taste and smell are symbols of the unseen – visible reflections of what is perceived in the mental.
Our work (seeking to improve our lives) is to look at the symbols and figure out their meaning, so we can use them properly and to our advantage. There is no coincident or random event, everything is working according to a Universal plan.
Let me explain: We shall reason about these symbols (everything that is visible to us) and find that everything is mental, because its origin is Universal Consciousness, which is mental in nature. It cannot be otherwise.
We have, through our beliefs and convictions, made it look “material”, or of material substance, in order to make it usable on this plane. The fact remains however, it is mental. Let me repeat, everything is mental in nature.
Let’s look at the Ocean for instance, and its steady flow of ebb and tide? The waves coming ashore ever so gentle, yet powerful. Ever wondered what the Ocean represents in the mental?
Well, it’s a vast mass of unsolved thought, not yet purified. Not drinkable, and not usable unless it is purified or solved. Thoughts, or thought potential, must be examined and cleansed, just like the Ocean water that must be cleansed in order to be useful.
Another symbol is the earth. The earth symbolizes (true) Understanding. We stand on solid ground when we stand on the earth. True Understanding is solid and we must stand firm, with both feet, on what we understand (not just believe to be true). So, our work is to unfold more and more from within, so we understand more of Universal Laws and Truth.