The First Law of Heaven
I wish I’d have said it first, but I didn’t. There we were, having an earnest discussion on obedience. And then the wise one startled me with this simple truth, “Agency is the first law of heaven.” I’ve been ruminating on it ever since, and not just because I had to prepare a lesson on The Agency of Wo/Man. Think of it. Before any of us had bodies, before the Garden, before the creation of our world even, we had agency. We exercised it. We battled in defense of it. One third of our spiritual siblings were expelled from the presence of our parents so that we could … what … ?
Come here. Be born. Make mistakes. Lots of them. Learn … how to love both deity and mortal. How to control our bodies and spirits. How to emulate Christ. How to return. How to become as they are.
And so I try. I endeavor. Hoping that as I more fully come to understand the mind and heart of god, I will cease doing those things, little and large, which cause me to move in any tangential or reverse directions.
I remind myself that this world is a schoolroom. Here I must gain the skills needed for the next leg of the journey. And so I wield my agency. I choose my lot. And learn. Hoping to magnify the god-like, and minimize the demonic, parts of myself.
I’m thankful today. For the first law of heaven, that allows me to choose to return.