The seas subside, drawing back to unveil the land.
From light and dark you move to earth and water.
You multiply by adding through division,
Order to chaos and back to order after.
Then bursting up from underneath the earth,
Trees and shrubs and bushes and plants grow tall.
The trees dig deep and spread their roots further,
But the forests do not stay on land, but go over all
The globe, and under the sea and everywhere.
From void to light and dark, a water dome
To separate the earth and sky, another
Separation creates for us a home,
Because you begin by making space to fill,
Preparing for those to whom you’ll give free will.
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