1. Parental Thought

“Here is the first point of a person’s birth; it is called parental thought. Both the Bible and the Quran talk about this: ‘In the beginning there was the word.’ But it can also be said more precisely: ‘In the beginning there was thought.’ Let he who is called parent now remember when and how he contemplated his own offspring in his thoughts. What did he predict for him? What kind of world did he create for his creation?”

“Anastasia, I don’t think most strive to think before the point when the woman gets pregnant. People just sleep together, sometimes without even getting married. They marry when the girlfriend gets pregnant, since it’s unclear whether she’s going to get pregnant at all. It makes no sense to think in advance when it’s unclear there’s going to be a child at all.”

“Yes, unfortunately, that is how it happens. Most people are conceived in fleshly pleasures. But man, God’s image and likeness, should not appear in the world as a consequence of pleasures. Imagine a different situation. He and she, in love for each other, and in their thoughts about their future creation, build a beautiful, living home. They picture how their son or daughter will be happy in this place, how their offspring will hear his first sound: his mother’s breathing and the birds singing, God’s creations. Then they picture how their grown child will want to rest after a hard journey and will come to his parents’ garden and sit down under a cedar’s canopy. Under the canopy of a tree planted on their homeland by his parents’ hand in love of and with thoughts of him. The planting of a native tree by his future parents defines the first point, and that point will call on the planets to help them for their future creation. It is needed! It is important! And it is inherent in God most of all! It confirms the fact that you are going to create the likeness of Him, the Great Creator! And He will rejoice at the intelligence of His son and His daughter. ‘Thought serves as the beginning of all.’ Believe me, please, Vladimir. Streams of all the energies of the cosmos will find that point where the thought of the two merge, in love, where the two think about their beautiful creation.

 

2. Merging bodies

“The second point—or rather, yet another human plane is born, and a new star lights up in the sky—is when in love, and in thoughts of creating beauty, two bodies merge into one in the place where you are building a paradise, a living home for your future child.

“Later, the pregnant mother should live in that spot for nine months. Things turn out even better if those months are the flowering of spring, the fragrance of summer, and the fruits of fall. Where nothing distracts her but delights and pleasant sensations. Where only the sounds of Divine creations surround the wife in whom the beautiful creation already lives and senses the entire Universe. The future mother must see the stars and give all the stars and all the planets mentally to him, her beautiful child. The mother can do all this easily. This will all be in her power. Everything will follow the mother’s thought without delay. The cosmos will be the loyal servant to the two people’s beautiful creation in love.

 

3. Birth in flesh

“And a third point, a new plane should come about in the same place. The birth should take place where the child was conceived. The father should be by the mother’s side. The great Father who loves us all will raise a crown over the three.”

“That’s terrific! I don’t know why, but your words take my breath away, Anastasia. You know, I imagined the place you were talking about. Oh, how I imagined it! I wished I myself could be born anew in that place. That I could go there right now and rest in a beautiful garden planted by my father and mother, sit under a shady tree they planted for me before my birth—where I was conceived and where I was born, where my mother walked in the garden thinking about me, who had yet to appear in the world.”

“That place would have greeted you with great joy, Vladimir. If your flesh is ill, it would heal your flesh. If your soul, then it would heal your soul. It would give food and drink if you were weary. It would wrap you in peaceful sleep and wake you with a joyous dawn. But like many people living on the earth today, you have no place like that. You have no homeland where the planes of being can collect into one.”

“But why does it all come out so awkwardly for us? Why do mothers continue to give birth to semi-retarded children? Who took this place away from me? Who took it away from others?”

“Vladimir, maybe you yourself can answer, you who failed to create this place for your daughter, Polina.”

“Are you implying I’m to blame because . . . my daughter doesn’t have that?”

— Volume IV (Co-creation), Ch. 30 “In the Image and Likeness”