3) The intuition of harmony
As with Principle 1), the interest of one does not stand out as being above the interests of all. Harmony develops out of the wish of each person to find the common ground that unites, rather than the separate will that divides. It also comes out of the belief that harmony is possible, given the fact that all are one, for without this belief there would be nothing to strive for.

The perception of harmony comes out of an understanding that all of life is held within a common vibration of love, beauty, and holiness, and that within this unity each individual lifestream makes its own contribution to the whole. Harmony is achieved when each lifestream is most truly itself, and so the work of achieving it has to do with penetrating whatever layers of falseness or untruth may stand in the way of correct perception. The layers of falseness are accumulations of the ego that believes the self to be and needs the self to be something that it really is not. Dismantling the false perception of the self and, subsequently, dismantling the false perception of others, is the most direct path toward the achievement of harmony. For harmony exists eternally in the joining of the essential nature of all beings. It only needs to be rediscovered.

Emotional factors limiting the expression of harmony include:

Resolution within the experience of love:
The development of a capacity for harmony, especially when there are factors present that cause inner resistance, can only take place through the increased experience of love. This experience comes not through personal relationship but through spiritual awakening that causes a fuller knowing of God's love. Harmony is based on the unfoldment of spiritual truth to the awakening consciousness. It is enhanced through all spiritual practices that help one awaken.

The experience of harmony is a corollary of the experience of love and unity which seeks to give to others what each needs and what each rejoices in. It comes into being when there is no longer a need to defend one's own self-interest, but rather when the interests of all are seen as intimately connected with the interests of the self. The absence of the need to defend comes from the revelation of the truer, deeper identity of each self as a Divine creation of God. From this place of identification, defensiveness is no longer needed.