Harmony is the just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or composition of things, intended to form a connected whole, as the harmony of the universe. Equality and correspondence are the causes of harmony. Harmony is just proportion of sound; consonance; musical concord; the accordance of two or more intervals or sounds, or that union of different sounds which pleases the ear; or a succession of such sounds, called chords. Concord; agreement; accordance in facts; as the harmony of the gospels; in views, sentiments or manners, interests, etc., good correspondence; peace and friendship. Natural harmony in music, consists of the harmonic triad or common chord. Artificial harmony is a mixture of concords and discords. Figured harmony is when one or more of the parts move, during the continuance of a chord, through certain notes which do not form any of the constituent parts of that chord. Perfect harmony implies the use of untempered concords only. Tempered harmony is when the notes are varied by temperament.Webster’s American Dictionary

“True love creates harmony in its wake.”—Edna Lister

Harmony, equilibrium and balance are the fundamental abstract principles of doing or expression. Harmony is an abstract principle and a law of being and of doing. God has brought us forth from the universal equilibrium, placed us here to create harmony, and to return to Him as balance.

Edna Lister on Harmony

Accept your responsibility in all ways to lift and to bring harmony into full expression.–Edna Lister, January 2, 1939.

Each of us knows our own sheep, who carry that vibration which is harmonious with ours. We also know disharmony.–Edna Lister, February 14, 1939.

To cause disharmony is a curse on the creator of that disharmony.–Edna Lister, August 13, 1939.

God acts through the Logos, the Word, which is equilibrium within the source of All Light, becomes harmony in all motion and action throughout the universe, and returns to the Source as balance.–Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

Equilibrium is defined as the state of equal balance among all parts of a complex unity. Harmony is defined as the combination or adaptation of related parts or elements to form a consistent orderly whole. Balance is defined as stability or steadiness due to the equilibrium prevailing among all forces of a situation. High spiritual balance is maintaining harmony and equilibrium, which coordinate mind, imagination and emotions as perfect "knowing," a blend of spiritual seeing and hearing.–Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

Love creates harmony with a glance.–Edna Lister, November 27, 1944.

Stand and let God send enough Power through you to cause balance for any imbalance, and harmony for confusion. Muddy water always clears if you leave it alone.–Edna Lister, December 28, 1944.

Any minute deviation from law causes disharmony in the physical cell u onp, which causes imbalance in body, heart, mind and soul, with your affairs reacting instantly to the first deviation from perfect law.–Edna Lister, February 22, 1945.

Anything out of place creates disharmony under law.–Edna Lister, June 28, 1945.

Nothing good shall be withheld from the soul who lives in harmony with the higher laws.–Edna Lister, July 1949.

The Holy Spirit is the composite vibration of equilibrium, harmony, and balance.–Edna Lister, From Light to Form as a Creator, August 2, 1949.

Peace is the principle of harmony contained in mother love.–Edna Lister, What I Do Have, I Give, October 1, 1950.

Balance and harmony are fundamental principles of doing. Equilibrium is the fundamental principle of being. You must be in equilibrium.–Edna Lister, Atomic Energy and Creative Mind, September 30, 1952.

From the Begotten Son came the principles of activity, harmony and equilibrium. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.—John 1:3.–Edna Lister, Ye Are Gods, November 30, 1952.

Peace and patience are the offspring of poise and power. Poise is standing in harmony. When you stand in the place of poise, the crown center, power fills you to beget peace for your right foot and patience for your left foot.–Edna Lister, Always Wear Your Armor, November 15, 1953.

Your head must be in control for your hands and mouth to work together in harmony.–Edna Lister, The Third Face, Conquering, November 2, 1954.

Faith moves mountains of disharmony, gossip or anything discordant when you rise up and stand in faith while it comes to pass.–Edna Lister, The Walls of Jericho, June 5, 1955.

Many begin to agree with God and adjust to others because they cannot stand disharmony.–Edna Lister, Nor Shadow of Turning, July 15, 1956.

Righteousness is a state of perfection, a process of making you completely right with God, including all your cells, nerves and the subconscious working in harmony.–Edna Lister, Nor Shadow of Turning, July 15, 1956.

Stand with allegiance to absolute truth, as a creator of harmony who can stand in the midst of disharmony and say, This is the truth, with deep love and respect for God. If you cannot speak this way, remain in the golden silence, declare it mentally, and pray selflessly in unconquerable faith.–Edna Lister, God Is a Gentleman, September 29, 1957.

Everything in the universe is run according to the perfect, meticulous harmony of law.–Edna Lister, February 6, 1958.

Nonresistance causes you to live in peace and gives peace until you live in harmony with God and man. When you emanate harmony, you will always be gracious.–Edna Lister, October 9, 1958.

Disobedience breaks all law and throws every phase of the relationship between God and man into disharmony.–Edna Lister, Ten Commandments and Beatitudes, November 4, 1958.

The love that moves through you creates Light, to act as peace and harmony wherever you go.–Edna Lister, June 22, 1959.

The law of harmony is as inflexible as the law of gravitation, and it does not tolerate laziness, waste of words, idleness or cruelty.–Edna Lister, The 33 Degrees of Soul Conquering, November 3, 1959.

The principles of equilibrium and harmony rule as balance, automatically coordinating mind, emotions and imagination, controlling nerves and muscles as perfect spiritual seeing. These three principles combine as the Power that does the "greater works."—Edna Lister, January 1, 1960.

The law of words is accuracy. Use words as creative tools in harmony with the Holy Spirit. Accuracy is the keynote of harmony, so seek greater accuracy for more beautiful speech.–Edna Lister, February 11, 1960.

Work under three unmodified abstract principles—equilibrium, harmony, and balance—to apply laws of doing. If you do not work under these three great principles while using practical psychology, they remain unmodified into laws of doing, unavailable for your use.
  You express harmony as color and love. You express equilibrium as tone and wisdom. You express balance as number and energy.–Edna Lister, How Can I Help Myself? May 31, 1960.

Ten thousand vibrations impinge on you right now. The vibration of every voice circles the world until it again becomes Light, so you must watch your words and tones of voice so that only harmony, not disharmony goes forth. Sensitive individuals are either lifted or flattened by propaganda. Prayer is propaganda. Consider what kind of propaganda you broadcast.–Edna Lister, June 6, 1961.

Conflict tears down the body. The body can be light, free and glorious only when your consciousness is in harmony with God. You are still in conflict if you still care about what the world thinks of you.–Edna Lister, August 3, 1961.

Suffering is the intense reaction of disharmony, according to the size and number of taints still existing in the little self. Always send forth Light to lift and overcome all disharmony.–Edna Lister, August 10, 1961.

The power of nonresistance runs the universe in equilibrium, harmony, and balance.–Edna Lister, Your Key to Right Action, October 1, 1961.

Beauty is harmony, and harmony is beauty. Everything working together harmoniously builds up divine energy until you generate atomic power. This is the source of untouchable, inexhaustible, and ghostly soul strength.–Edna Lister, November 22, 1965.

The power of love absorbs confusion and creates increasing harmony among families, friends and the world.–Edna Lister, Undated Papers, 1933-1971.

When your love for God is fervent enough, it directs your affairs in harmony.–Edna Lister, Undated Papers, 1933-1971.

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Treatments to Create Harmony

I am now making divine harmony and establishing divine activity. I am divinely inspired with ideas, divinely sent to the right place, where it is needed, here and now.—Edna Lister, Release the Indwelling Power, January 11, 1933.

Enter a room filled with disharmony and mentally say, I AM loves you! and healing comes instantaneously.–Edna Lister, Feed My Sheep, November 22, 1959.

I shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever. I stand in the high place of my consciousness where the Wisdom of God illumines me. The Love of God possesses me. Harmony has become the keynote of my life, expressing as thoughts, words and actions. Harmony now oils the squeaky hinges of my inharmonious self and I AM now all harmony. I AM poised and strong. My vision of harmony is steadfast. Harmony is the oil of spirit poured upon every troubled water of my life. I hold my consciousness above all dark clouds of earth, for the House of the Lord is a House of Light. The universal law of harmony encircles my family and my friends and draws to me all ‘added things.’ Harmony has now become my only way of life.—Edna Lister, International New Thought Alliance Quarterly Magazine, Harmony, June 1964.

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New Testament on Harmony

And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.—Matthew 10:12-13.

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When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.—Proverbs 16:7.

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

Edna Lister

Etymology of harmony: Greek harmonia, "agreement, concord of sounds," literally "means of joining," related to harmos, "joint, shoulder," from Proto Indo-European ar-ti-, from ar- "to fit together."

Harmony is a fundamental abstract principle.

Harmony is a law of being.

Harmony is a law of doing.

Harmony is a soul virtue.


Like everything metaphysical, the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.—Ludwig Wittgenstein

...We are laid asleep
In body, and become a living soul:
While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.
—William Wordsworth


Harper, Douglas. Online Etymology Dictionary, 2024.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).

The Oxford English Dictionary: Compact Ed., 2 vols. E.S.C. Weiner, ed. Oxford University Press, 1971.

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

Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Philosophical Investigations, Part II. G. E. M. Anscombe, translator. G.E.M. Anscombe and R. Rhees, eds. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 1953, 178, 112, 178.

Wordsworth, William. Lines composed July 13, 1798, The Complete Poetical Works, lines 45-49. London: Macmillan and Co., 1888.

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