TREES by their nature are a fascinating study. Begin with the root system, whereby each streams out into the path of its fellow, linking up as an earthly frame. Then consider the concentric circles of its trunk, aspiring upwards, connecting with yet another frame, each branch shooting along an ethereal path, an ethereal network above.
The offspring spawned off from that branch will invariably drop, and is shed during its separate life, as it pulls away, dropping downwards from that very frame. Each leaf, fruit and seed, has an individuality, which in separation from the tree itself causes no actual harm by disconnecting from the parent whole.
The organ, the brain, has a similar structure - except to say that its frames and networks have respective roots and branches whereby the networks of thought at the various levels are matted and joined, man with fellow man, and this interconnection spreads over communities into the world, through their respective levels. Thus we may try to reach the realms of higher thought. Nourishment comes via the earthly ground, this in our counterpart, being the sensory world.
Picture men as trees standing firmly in the world. If their branches run out along grids only on lower levels, then it is small wonder that their perception of the world is the same. There are fewer tall trees and even these have their limitations. They do not continue to grow indefinitely and for those that grow too quickly or cannot support their height through their diameter, they eventually topple over! The lower ethereal grids are a much stronger frame, with the invisible extended offshoots each amassing and supporting each other.
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