Questioner: In the beginning, at the time of the Fall, it was necessary to tap into God for our essence to create, and, if so, is it still necessary, are we still dependent on that?
The Council: Most assuredly, you are still dependent on it. Now, what example could we give that would be easily understood? Suppose you were to take the, shall we say, electrical system of a home, now you have a wire from your power company coming to your home, and it goes into the house to a master box and from that box then you have all sorts of other wires that run here and there, you may cut off any of the other wires and the rest will work properly. Or from the point of that wire that you cut off beyond the cut-off point anything up to that would run, anything beyond that would not. As long as the main line comes into the house, there is life in the house, there is electricity; but suppose that you did not sever any of the smaller lines but severed the main line that came into the house, what would you have running that used electricity in the house then, nothing. In some way you could apply this example to the connection you have with the Divine; you see, you were acts of love and these acts of love, although you may consider them to be tremendous beings (in your physical mind, of course, you cannot truly comprehend) but in the spiritual awareness, each of you was a tremendous ball of energy that was formed and developed, but this energy was in its very, shall we say, fetus stage, so that it constantly needed nourishment for its further growth, much as a mother carries a child, as long as the child is within her womb, she must feed that child and it is the same with you, your Divine Father constantly fed you for your growth. Before you were fully matured where you could, shall we say, go your own way, under your own steam, you decided to cut the umbilical cord, well, actually, you can never do that but we are using symbols or figurative speaking.
Since you decide to sever the umbilical cord, you had not fully matured so as it stands now you have severed only part of that cord, so that the full intensity of your godly awareness is not yours, that is by choice. You cannot exist if you sever that cord completely, for that which feeds you would not be there, and eventually you would, so to speak, burn yourself out: the same in the heavens, there are suns that grow in intensity but in time they burn themselves out, and they no longer exist. Now, each of you are still babes: you are still in your mother’s womb; and the Divine is still feeding you; giving you the nourishment that you so justly need for your existence.
Think of it in another way. God is the living essence of all that is created spiritual and material, and as this essence you simply feed off of it, you are suspended in this ocean of love, in this universe of love, you are similar to a beautiful goldfish in a bowl, but a bowl that is so tremendous that it encompasses all that is ever and ever will be created, and each of you are capable of having your own universe to work in. You cannot live or exist in any place without touching the life-giving love of the Infinite Father. As a beautiful piece of needlepoint or tapestry is developed, it is first constructed from a backing, the stitches are placed very precisely in certain places in this backing, and as time progresses then a beautiful picture is formed and the backing is completely covered. You are the beautiful stitches; the backing that holds those stitches together is the Divine: that is the basis of the tapestry, the stitches are of no value without the backing, but the backing has a value for anyone else who wishes to apply their stitches to it. The foundation is always the necessity.