When we understand Hierarchy we see the importance of the flame that we carry as a link in a tremendous chain–not just a single chain but as it were a golden chain mail–interconnecting links that span a whole cosmos in what is called the antahkarana of life. It is the web of life. -Messenger ECP: 7-3-1975 at Mt. Shasta, see https://books.google.com/books?id=IzbeJFiICMcC&pg=PA90&dq=clare+prophet+cross+purposes&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0uBLVZauA4PnoASW4IDAAw&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=clare%20prophet%20cross%20purposes&f=false
You see when the needs are not met–as you know in your own soul if you are hungry you cannot work, if you are tired you must first rest, if you are cold you must warm yourself before you have anything to give–and therefore if the needs of the total community and the organization are not met you cannot crack the whip and strike the one nearest you and say: “You are at fault; things are not as they should be.” Look only to yourself to light the candle of love in the midst thereof and see how this body of love may be multiplied for you and for me by your own presence which is so needed. -Paul the Venetian: 8-27-1982 at RTR, Montana
The husbandman is the Christ consciousness and the church–holy Church–mankind, mankind en masse. The Brotherhood builded upon the sacred foundation are themselves this bride, this wondrous City–the City Beautiful, the City of God, the City of Perfection, the Utopia of Thomas More, the manifestation of the Novum Organum…..
Every man has within himself this electrode, this precious heart altar [with the sacred fire of life thereupon] where God is born anew each moment as the thundering beats of the Life of God come from undreamt of cosmic heights and descend below through that great lustrous stream of shining immortal consciousness from the all-seeing Eye of God. -Elohim Cyclopea: 2-6-1966 via Messenger M or E Prophet