"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations" (Revelation 22:1-2).


I am making a large tree of life based on the twelve powers with my Uniteen class, and I am looking to this Bible verse in putting the project together.


That's a great idea—and a great connection of spiritual themes! In this final chapter of the Bible we find a highly symbolic description of the new consciousness—the “kingdom of heaven”—to which all of the preceding pages of learning, love, conflict, mistakes, triumphs and spiritual progress have been guiding us. The "new Jerusalem"—the perfect outpicturing of divine ideas—"coming down out of heaven from God"—is no longer a vision or a distant goal, but our tangible life experience. And the “tree of life”—from which we have been guarded since we first moved into this dualistic experience (Genesis 3:24) is now unguarded, so that its fruit and leaves can be claimed, enjoyed and used “for the healing of nations.” There is nothing literal in this imagery, so your own power of imagination can take free flight to create the tree and its fruit.


Rev. Ed


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