The world defines space as "the infinite extension of the three-dimensional field in which all matter exists; the expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe."

Space is God as Being-Itself, infinitely extended in every direction and dimension, the habitation of the Infinite Eternal, the multiverse.

Space is an absolute principle — God is all space — an abstract principle, and a Via Christa Degree: Space, Eternity and Time form the ninth lesser Via Christa Trinity, whose keynote is Immortality through conquering Space and Time. Place — space — was one of Aristotle's categories.

Edna Lister on Space

There is no such thing as God and. God is infinite, so there can be nothing but God. God fills all space; there is no room for God and someone or God and something. God is the Someone. – Edna Lister, God as Consciousness Appears as Form, 1933.

Keep yourself free from human rules and regulations. Live above time, space and place. Live in and as God-consciousness. ... Time is overcome by living only in the now, and steadfastly relinquishing the past and the future. Space is conquered by relinquishing the desire to be anyplace else, by resting satisfied in this very place, which is holy ground. – Edna Lister, God as Consciousness Appears as Form, 1933.

Service is the rent you pay for the space you occupy. – Edna Lister, "Law of Averages," Let's Fly! 1933, Life in a Nutshell, 1942.

To bridge the abyss between inner and outer, you must conquer time and space. – Edna Lister, August 22, 1938.

When you surrender to the vibration of the Word as Light, your consciousness expands to overcome both time and space. – Edna Lister, The Word Made Flesh, January 5, 1947.

The fourth dimension is time — energy. The fifth dimension is space — the Mother of Love. The sixth dimension is the Father of Wisdom. Time and space are absolute but man's time is subject to change, space is not. The Father speaks the Word, then the Mother acts with love. The Father said, "Let there be Light," and the Mother instantly went forth with Him. – Edna Lister, December 15, 1952.

A miracle is an acceleration of natural law that eliminates delay. Under prayer and burning desire, you set aside time and space, expand into a timeless, spaceless consciousness and law acts accordingly, instantly. You enter that place where you see spiritually and substance hastens into form to make it manifest. – Edna Lister, May 29, 1953.

Neither the Father nor the Mother acts directly within time and space, but use the Son as the step-down transformer of Power. – Edna Lister, Look Up and Be Alive! October 11, 1953.

Live on both sides at once, perfectly conscious. You can never be in the wrong time or space. You occupy space and either make it a sun center of Light or an abyss of darkness. You are using eternity, which consists of life, Light, Power and Substance. – Edna Lister, September 5, 1957.

Lack of orientation is the result of a failure to allow time to measure space. Extreme cases even find it difficult to use a map. – Edna Lister, Conquering Time, October 22, 1957.

Absolute principle is the ultimate truth. Space is absolute, but time is relative. If we had no time, we could have no relationships. We cannot set principle aside, but do conform in a relative manner. For instance, members of a family do not keep same laws in same way. Space is absolute universal substance; it is not empty. Space is the absolute upon which relative time moves. Time is the action contained within any given space.

Beyond absolute space, which is void of activity and timeless, is a timed space in which substance can be condensed into form, a timed expression that is relative. Timing flows from the Emanations of God. The instant time moves into action, it becomes relative to the absolute. Relative action can be measured, while the absolute cannot. Religion is the study of the action of time upon space. Space contains all. Time measures all. – Edna Lister, Conquering Time, October 22, 1957.

That which is unseen is far greater than that which is visible. The invisible world could not be less than the visible or chaos would result. All the vastness of space with its galaxies is the Mind of God. – Edna Lister, Realization, May 3, 1959.

An "abyss to becoming," the point of contact between the visible and invisible world that you reach in high prayer, separates being and doing. A space always exists between being and doing where Power may move into what you decree. Prayer is the only pathway through the abyss. – Edna Lister, Transfiguration, Resurrection and Ascension, May 19, 1959.

Time is now; space is here. – Edna Lister, May 24, 1959.

God the Absolute admits no time or space. Universal substance is God as both principle, which is and personality, which becomes; universal substance contains the whole. The absolute trinity is Wisdom, Love and the Logos, which flow throughout the universe in regular waves. Space is filled with the condensed life sparks of the absolute trinity flowing from and returning to the Source. – Edna Lister, God as Personality and Principle, June 9, 1959.

Space is not empty, but is filled with Emanations of Wisdom, Love and the Logos, whirling vibrations of Light, Mind, Power and Substance as life. Space is filled with God. Power over space is not just man's mechanical conquering of space, but the soul's conquering of space through spiritual seeing and hearing, extended vision and soul flights. – Edna Lister, The 33 Degrees of Soul Conquering, November 3, 1959.

You must set aside time and space to have a miracle. – Edna Lister, What Is a Miracle? May 24, 1960.

In the golden silence, time begins to fit itself into space, as you achieve full integration between the soul and God. Nothing can disturb the devotion of the soul. You cannot even clutter it with your feeble attempts to use words. The golden silence is the soul's Source of Life, the "secret place of the Most High" in each. It is the place of perfect nonresistance, of perfect giving because nonresistance and giving integrate as love, the one and only key to right action in living. – Edna Lister, The Key to Right Action, October 1, 1961.

Heaven is a place to fill. Where you are right now in your consciousness is your heaven, and there you fill a space. There is no end to space; begin with that as a basis for pondering. – Edna Lister, Heaven, a Place to Fill, April 10, 1962.

When you have finished your initiations, space collapses. – Edna Lister, Prediction and Prophecy, December 10, 1963.

You transcend time and space when you seek cosmic Christed consciousness. – Edna Lister, Deity and Divinity, October 6, 1964.

All time is based in and on the principle of Mother Love; all Wisdom is based in space, and the two march hand-in-hand forever. Time is always now with Mother Love, and space forever opens here under Wisdom. Mother Love and Father Wisdom are ways of life.

Love, where selfless, is God's timing. Wisdom, where selfless, is God's spacing. Time without space is lifeless. Time needs a space for action. If Love is bound or limited, no action can result. To take advantage of time eternal, there must be space. – Edna Lister, Eternity Is Now Mine, May 9, 1965.

You live within time and space, under fate and the world, which is the source of all delay and heartache, doing things at the wrong time, in the wrong way, and wrong place. Under fate, time and space never seem to meet. When you step onto your Path of Destiny, you move into Christed consciousness where time and space are one, and you call it a miracle. – Edna Lister, Follow Your Path of Destiny, December 4, 1966.

Space deals with quality, time with quantity. – Edna Lister, Beauty, a Spiritual Way of Life, May 9, 1967.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." – John 1:1. God used Mind to breathe and formed a world "in the beginning," when the Word exploded and Creation opened. The Word was God as Mind in action as a planned, controlled explosion, a rhythmic pulsation filling the universe, which had been "void," with no form until then. The Word, acting as Mind on Substance, began to build up enough condensed power to last a whole Day of Manifestation.

God first created a place, space, which He then filled with principle and personality. From principle and personality came the second great action, time. This was the Light as Mind that contained the whole Plan of Creation for all universes, an unchangeable, unalterable and perfect Magna Carta, containing the beginning and the end. God impregnated every smallest life spark with the whole plan, and each has carried out the Divine Plan ever since God formed the Magna Carta. – Edna Lister, Religion and the World, November 26, 1967.

God created space by in-breathing consciously until the condensed Substance expanded and filled the need for space in which the creation and gestating of all universes could be carried out. At the proper moment, an explosion of condensed Substance took place and the first three Emanations filled all space. – Edna Lister, The Universal Magna Carta, 1968.

The creative plan formed by divine Mind was contained within that original Word that was God. The Word is the divine Magna Carta of God, containing every idea or need for the universes, the beginning, the end and everything between. We all emerged and descended from eternity into time and space. The time for the indrawing has come and an urgency to return from time and space to eternity is now possessing us.

All our difficulties arise from the fact that we reach for eternity without accepting our full responsibility for our own immortality, here and now. Eternity is ruled by the Mind of God; time and space are ruled by the minds of lesser degrees of consciousness, man for example – one pulls up and the other down. – Edna Lister, You Are an Ambassador of Peace, July 28, 1968.

As a creator, you must lift your time and space into eternity now. – Edna Lister, Ascension Makes All Things New, July 5, 1970.

God consciousness collapses space and time into eternity now. There is no "there" or "then," only "here" and "now." – Edna Lister, Stand, Endure and Hold, November 30, 1970.

There is no time or space in eternity — it is one. When you reach for eternity, space begins to collapse upon itself and you can stand as you did in the beginning, one with God. – Edna Lister, The High Altar, May 23, 1971.

Top ↑

Edna Miriam Lister
1884 – 1971
The original Christian Pioneering Mystic,
Platonist philosopher, American Idealist, Founder, Society of the Universal Living Christ, minister, teacher, author, wife, and mother.

Edna Lister

Space is an absolute principle.

Space is an abstract principle.

Space is a Via Christa Degree.


Huggett, Nick and Carl Hoefer. "Absolute and Relational Theories of Space and Motion," The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Spring 2017, Edward N. Zalta, editor [accessed February 18, 2017].

Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 volumes. E.S.C. Weiner, editor. Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV), Public Domain.

Webster, Noah. "Machine," Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language. New York: S. Converse, 1828. This work is in the public domain.

Related Topic

See Time