THE FOURTH POINT 59 they give it to the creatures, also to the plants of the earth; and all that is of a good property receives thus God's power as a lustre through the mirror of wisdom, from whence it has its growth and life. 14. For God is present to every being, but not every being receives him into its essence ; but as in the mirror of the aspect in the sun's virtue ; for the sun proceeds from the eighth number. Its root from which it receives its brightness is the eternal fire, but its body is in this world. Its desire is directed wholly into this world, in which it shines; but its first root is in the first world, in the fire of God. This world gives being to its desire, and it gives its power to being, and fills every being in this world, as God's light does the divine light- world. And if God's fire should burn no more, the sun would be extinguished, and also the divine light-world; for God's fire gives essence to both, and is a principle of both. And if the dark world were not, neither would these two be ; for the dark world gives occasion for God's fire. 15. The three worlds must accordingly be in one another, for nothing can subsist without a ground. For the dark world is the ground of Nature ; and the eternal unfathomable will, which is called Father, is the ground of the dark world, as above set forth. And the light-world is hidden in the dark world, and also the dark world in the 1 "t /vT"»tf'_'TT7V"VT'»l /•!