Symmetry, in nature, is at the core of God’s Creation. Whether on
Earth or beyond, nature — whether or not it may appear to be — is
always essentially in balance, being temporarily out of balance in
certain places because of the forces of Darkness, which are never
permanent. As symmetry is a fundamental part of God’s Being and
therefore of nature itself in all dimensions, where the Light is
stronger, nature will be in better balance. Because it is the
fundamental tendency of nature to be in a state of equilibrium —
and therefore essential symmetry — the Light will, in the end,
always win.

Symmetry, however, is almost never obvious on the surface. The
veins of a leaf, for example, may not be the same on both sides, but
when you see the totality of the veins and the other features of the
leaf, there is equilibrium; one side balances the other — hence the
concept I refer to as “essential symmetry.” This comes from the
energy of the Light seeking to balance everything in nature, as
balance is also at the core of God’s Creation. But essential
symmetry goes far beyond the design of a leaf or even a whole tree:
It is the visible process of continuous balancing that is a part of the
inevitable progress toward perfect harmony.

The observation of essential symmetry is a practice of balancing
our inner being, and is cleansing to the mind. It draws us into a state
of clarity and stability and away from confusion and instability.
When we see the interconnectedness of all natural designs, whether
within a species or among different species, we travel toward an
innately organized state of mind — one that leads to equilibrium,
and thus to inner peace. But let us start with an example of essential
symmetry, mentioned above, within one microcosm of nature: the
leaf, whether it be of a tree or a plant. This is the micro level of
essential symmetry — the macro level being anywhere from the
whole tree to the whole forest and beyond. This is the level at which
we can begin to experience the relationship between the essential
symmetry in nature and in ourselves:

When we experience an imbalance in our lives — for example,
when a relationship with a friend goes wrong, we naturally try to
compensate. But how do we compensate? There are basically two
ways to compensate for imbalance: positively or negatively. We can,
for example, go out for a walk in the woods and breath in fresh air,
drawing in health-giving energy. Or we can go to a bar and have too
many drinks and feel ill the next morning, and possibly become
depressed. In the first case, we are using natural forces to help right
the balance in our life, without blocking out our feelings; in the
second, we are trying to force our ship to right itself in such a way
that it risks capsizing, while attempting to block out our feelings.
The point is that there are always positive, natural ways to rebalance
our lives — as there is already essential balance, or essential
symmetry, built into our bodies and souls; we need only access this
inner source by calling upon the natural forces in life and in the
universe. Here is where the leaf is a good example on the
microcosmic level: No leaf is perfectly symmetrical in a geometric
sense, but each vein on one side of the leaf can be seen to
counterbalance a vein on the other side — thus providing the leaf
with an innate equilibrium. If you multiply this by the number of
leaves in a tree, the whole form of the tree itself, and the forest as a
whole, you can begin to understand that essential symmetry exists
on all levels. This is similar to how we can balance ourselves
between right and left, front and back, inner and outer. And with the
right breathing and stretching exercises, for example, we can find
the natural balance in our bodies that will help bring us the inner
peace we are looking for, because there is a natural inner symmetry
within our beings. When we are out of balance, we only need to find
one health-giving action — whether in the form of an exercise, a
meditation or a nutritional supplement — and focus on the positive
energy of that one thing, so we can allow it to permeate the body
and the spirit, thus re-balancing the whole. Whether with a leaf or a
tree or a human body, we can make a quantum leap from the
microcosmic to the macrocosmic.

Another example of essential symmetry is the natural balance
between day and night. We can observe certain phenomena of nature
during the day, and others at night; the light of the sun illuminates
the land and the sea, but obscures the other stars; the darkness of the
night allows the other stars and planets to be visible to us as
illuminated orbs. Likewise, human beings do not always feel bright
and sunny, sometimes going through times of great suffering; but
through our suffering we have the opportunity to learn how to
deepen our souls and care for ourselves in better ways. This, too, is
an example of essential symmetry.

Now imagine taking this to all levels of creation: All dimensions
of the universe — God’s Creation — are ultimately one, even if we
cannot see the transcendental world with our earthly eyes and
discarnate spirits cannot see us (or the animals and plants) here on
Earth. However, we are all connected by the universal bond of
existence, and therefore interdependence; this includes the
fundamental responsibility that each of us, whether presently
incarnated on Earth or not, has toward God, toward ourselves, and
toward each other. And as we are one spiritual family for all eternity,
our spiritual advancement depends not only on our internal
evolution — which includes increasing our understanding of our
relationship to the essential symmetry in all of creation — but also
on how we treat each other as Brothers and Sisters; after all, the
greater the love and compassion with which we treat each other, the
greater the balance develops in the universe as a whole — and
therefore the greater the symmetry in life in all its dimensions. This
macrocosmic symmetry is then reflected back to us as greater Light
— and so the circle is completed, moving on throughout eternity
into ever-higher levels of unity, understanding, and — most of all —

Rev. Roger Davidson

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