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A simple preposition with a big responsibility!

Prepositions serve as connectors within sentences indicating relationships between elements of a sentence that show direction and movement, time, location and place, manner and method, and more.

The use of prepositions enhances the precision and clarity of communication.

We use them frequently and, frankly, without them, sentences could well become rigid and monotonous! [i]

For such (usually) small words – in, on, at, by, with, under, above, between and through – they make quite an impact!

But through has an even greater responsibility than enriching and clarifying what it is we wish to convey in the Manifest World.


Through”, according to the Tibetan, describes “the next racial expansion of consciousness”.[ii]

Little preposition, big responsibility!

Unlike onward with its opposite of backward; upward with its opposite of downward; through has no opposite.[iii]

Implicit within this absence of an opposite, is the move beyond (through?) the pairs of opposites, beyond duality to a truer expression of oneness[iv] – the essential unity which underlies the whole of creation.[v]

It implies working within the Life aspect, that is, moving onward, upward on in Life to that space which is not form – which is between forms, even as we are not the forms, that is, within our own true dimension. [vi]

The energetic dynamo behind the word form of through:

  • interpenetrates, permeates and transforms energy-wise. It assures the required or necessary changes. [vii]
  • compels us to perceive in terms of energy and to focus on that which pervades form.[viii]
  • may be likened to working with the energy of liberation – or radioactivity – which is said to “go through everything” just like radio waves.[ix]

Working with the operational mechanics of the energy of through is working with the rhythm of Life and its flow[x].  And it is flow – and not force – and hence there is no unevenness of rhythm, nor waste of energy.  Through therefore works in sync with the Law of Economy which:

adjusts the material and spiritual evolution of the cosmos to the best possible advantage and with the least expenditure of force. It makes perfect each atom of time, and each eternal period, and carries all onward, and upward and through, with the least possible effort, with the proper adjustment of equilibrium, and with the necessary rate of rhythm”.[xi]

When we observe the myriad of world issues that result from a worldwide unevenness of rhythm, we have the opportunity to stand identified within the Life in which we live and move and have our being, with the intention of holding space for a way through for life’s abundant energies to flow revealing new possibilities.

So-called intractable world issues will change with lightning speed, as we take responsibility to work with the abundance of gifts offered to Humanity through the Ageless Wisdom.

For further insights into working with through see Merle Stubbs’s The Journey Continues. All chapters of the book are also freely available online via the Sydney Goodwill website.  Two specific chapters mentioned in this article are Chapter 4: and Chapter 5:


Photo: Zoltan Tasi from Unsplash/Text: A Treatise on Cosmic Fire/Graphic Design: Wendy J Thompson

[i] A summary of key ideas from this article on “Prepositions – Small (but important) Words!
[ii] Bailey, A. A. (1982) A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. Lucis Trust. (3rd Paperback Edition). p 568.
[iii] Stubbs, M. (2002). The Journey Continues. Sydney Goodwill. p 39.
[iv] Ibid, 58
[v] Ibid, 63
[vi] Ibid, 38
[vii] Ibid, 39
[viii] Ibid, 54
[ix] Ibid, 55
[x] Ibid, 55
[xi] Bailey, A. A. (1982) A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. Lucis Trust. (3rd Paperback Edition). p 568.

About Wendy J. Thompson

Wendy J Thompson is a Creative Practitioner in the Screen Arts, Educator, Playwright and co-Founder of the Global Silent Minute who strives to create work imbued with purpose to touch the heart with radiant synthetic beauty.

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