Excerpt from Under the Cedars and the Stars
Yet, whatever be said of times and seasons, which the Father has placed in His own power, I perceive that there is implanted in all being, even in these tiny ¿owers, a principle, a law, which appears to be universal. That law is wha... t may be called the centrifugal force of being, or the power and tendency to expan sion. Wherever it is focalized, there it is - the universal and uniform impulse of everything to get outside itself, to enlarge its sphere of being, to develop its potencies, to become other than it is. It is true of the nebula, which is ever broadening and deepening, until by perpetual accretions it grows into a sun; it is true of the acorn, that yearns to become an oak; of the bulb that is ambitious to become a ¿ower. And again is there a counter law, that by some hidden, irresistible force is equally bent on repressing this impulse, and destroying it. Expansion means repression. For the solitary, innate force that seeks to develop or reproduce, there are a hundred external forces that try to suspend or check that evolution. When my beau tiful gladiolus comes forth, painted in all lovely colors, - saffron tinged with red, or purple streaked with gold, everything around will conspire to destroy the loveliness. And the moment a.
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