the Supreme decided to exteriorise himself so that he might
see himself, the first thing that he exteriorised out of himself
was Knowledge of the world and Power to create it.. ..In the
Supreme Will there was a plan and the first principle of this
plan was the expression at once of Delight and Freedom, in
their essence, which seemed to be the most interesting character
of this creation. ...Intermediaries were needed to express
this Delight and Freedom through forms. And Four Beings were
first brought out to start the world-development which had
to be a progressive objectivisation of all that is potentially
contained in the Supreme.
These Beings, in the principle of their being, were Consciousness
and Light, Life, Delight and Love, and Truth.
...As soon as they began their work, they started having their
own conception of the work to be done and how it was to be
done. Being wholly free, they chose to do it independently.
Instead of taking the attitude of a servant and instrument,
they naturally took the attitude of a master, and this lapse,
I may say, was the first cause, the essential cause of all
disorder in the world. And as soon as there was separation-for
that was the essential cause of separation-as soon as there
was separation between the Supreme and that which had emanated,
Consciousness was changed into unconsciousness, Light into
darkness, Love into hate, Delight
into suffering, Life into death and Truth into falsehood The
result is the world as we see it. It has been done progressively,
step by step, and it would be really too long to tell you
all that; however, the culmination at the end was matter ,
obscure, inconscient, miserable.
creative Force which had brought out these Four Beings essentially
for the creation of the world observed what was happening
and turned to the Supreme and implored Him for the remedy
and cure of the evil that had been done.
Then the order was given, Consciousness to precipitate
into the inconscience, Love into the suffering, Truth into
the falsehood. And it was a greater Consciousness, a more
total Love, a more perfect Truth than what had emanated in
the beginning that now plunged into the horror of matter to
awaken there consciousness and love and light, to begin that
movement of Redemption which must bring back the material
universe to its supreme origin.
MOTHER, Questions and Answers, Bulletin, February 1958.