Humankind has had to make its own way to God. That has been our vital road. That is why general communion with the spirit world was condemned. It is also the meaning behind the story of Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden. At the same time, part of our purpose and destiny has been to investigate and control the material plane. To achieve the ultimate union (or reunion) with God, or with the ALL, we have to become masters and mistresses of every level of the Cosmos, of God’s creation; indeed of every ‘mansion in God’s house’. But this mastery, which might initially involve dominion and exploitation, is not achieved or made spiritually manifest until we have become steward’s of the physical plane, until we recognise our part in the ALL of the physical plane. Only when we are ONE with it, only when we nurture and care for it, will we have achieved the mastery requited of us, and of course that basically means mastery of ourselves. Now, as at last our minds and souls open to this crowning responsibility and achievement, do we again become aware of the spirit realms that await us and that have never abandoned us though we have wandered from them: as we were always meant to do.