Second Ray of Love = Principle of Expansion into Ever Fuller Life
The prime motive and purpose of the Spirit of Life is to create individual lives and envelop them in an adequate surrounding so that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:8-10, KJV). In other words: love is Spirit’s desire for Spirit’s creation to expand into an ever greater fulness of a joyous life.
Fear is the inversion of the principle of expansion leading towards ever greater contraction and limitation. By engaging the thought of fear, we are giving substance to that which has no real substance in itself thereby creating the thing we fear and making it real to us even though it does not exist in the Mind of God. FEAR = false evidence appearing (!) real. Limitation and contraction (to the point of death) have no existence in the Mind of the Ever-Expanding Spirit. Man’s job is to use the creative power of thought affirmatively, that is towards ever greater expansion and fulness of a joyous life.
*Affirmation = moving forward towards expansion | *Negation = moving backward towards contraction
First Ray of Will, Power & Purpose = Centralizing Principle
Spirit’s motive is eternal expansion towards ever greater joy, abundance, health, wealth, in short: towards an ever fuller joyous life. Will is the centralizing Principle, keeping the imagination centered in the right direction; the right direction being that of ever greater expansion of health, joy, abundance. Remember: that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. The purpose of imagination is to form the spiritual prototype (=thought) so it may externalize in matter (=thing). The function of the will is to keep the imagination centered on images of expansion and ever greater fulness.
Inverted will is the misuse of our will in service of fear. Will used affirmatively in service of love (eternal expansion) enables us to go forward into a fuller life. Will used negatively in service of fear (limitation) makes us going backwards in life and leads towards ever greater contraction.
Third Ray of Active Intelligence = Principle of Intelligence
The Principle of Intelligence is inherent in the Principle of Life. Thanks to the involution of Spirit into substance, a universal intelligence to which we might give the name atomic intelligence subsists throughout nature. The opposite pole of atomic intelligence is individual intelligence. The mark of intelligence is responsiveness; the mark of individual intelligence is selection and initiative. For man to move out of the Fourth Kingdom (man) into the Fifth Kingdom (Soul) he has to take the initiative and engage in a process of intelligent growth. The process of intelligent growth involves first the recognition of these principles that constitute our very own being and second the active cooperation of atomic and individual intelligence. The function of intelligence lies in specializing the principles in a way that leads to an expansion of the individual life. To specialize a principle means to facilitate special conditions for the operation of the principle so as to produce new, broader, more expanded experiences that will transcend our past experiences.
Ignorance of the principles and laws of nature is the inversion of the Principle of Intelligence. Ignorance leads towards ever greater contraction and limitation. Intelligence leads towards every greater expansion into an ever fuller life.