Learning to See Beyond the Reflective Mirror of Mind…
(Written July 12th, 2014)
(379.1) 34:5.1 The Divine Minister co-operates with the Creator Son in the formulation of life and the creation of new orders of beings up to the time of his seventh bestowal and, subsequently, after his elevation to the full sovereignty of the universe, continues to collaborate with the Son and the Son’s bestowed spirit in the further work of world ministry and planetary progression.
(379.2) 34:5.2 On the inhabited worlds the Spirit begins the work of evolutionary progression, starting with the lifeless material of the realm, first endowing vegetable life, then the animal organisms, then the first orders of human existence; and each succeeding impartation contributes to the further unfolding of the evolutionary potential of planetary life from the initial and primitive stages to the appearance of will creatures. This labor of the Spirit is largely effected through the seven adjutants, the spirits of promise, the unifying and co-ordinating spirit-mind of the evolving planets, ever and unitedly leading the races of men towards higher ideas and spiritual ideals.
And these seven spirits of promise, also called the seven adjutant mind spirits are:
- the spirit of intuition
- the spirit of understanding
- the spirit of courage
- the spirit of knowledge
- the spirit of counsel
- the spirit of worship
- the spirit of wisdom
(481.1) 42:10.4 2. Adjutant-spirit minds. This is the ministry of a local universe Mother Spirit functioning through her seven adjutant mind-spirits on the teachable (nonmechanical) level of material mind. On this level material mind is experiencing: as subhuman (animal) intellect in the first five adjutants; as human (moral) intellect in the seven adjutants; as superhuman (midwayer) intellect in the last two adjutants.
While mind itself is a gift, on loan to mortals, during the human experience, and is universal and unlimited…when operating in connection with the human animal brain…it is circumscribed…limited….
(1216.6) 111:1.5 Mortal mind is a temporary intellect system loaned to human beings for use during a material lifetime, and as they use this mind, they are either accepting or rejecting the potential of eternal existence. Mind is about all you have of universe reality that is subject to your will, and the soul — the morontia self — will faithfully portray the harvest of the temporal decisions which the mortal self is making.
Mind is distortedly bent around the electro-chemical gravity center of the brain itself…creating a holographic mirror, in which the personality-conscious-I am, sees an image of itself reflected in both its reactions to the circumscribed thinking of others, as well as its own self-limiting, circumscribed thoughts and actions-reactions…
Human consciousness rests gently upon the electrochemical mechanism below and delicately touches the spirit-morontia energy system above. Of neither of these two systems is the human being ever completely conscious in his mortal life; therefore must he work in mind, of which he is conscious. And it is not so much what mind comprehends as what mind desires to comprehend that insures survival; it is not so much what mind is like as what mind is striving to be like that constitutes spirit identification. It is not so much that man is conscious of God as that man yearns for God that results in universe ascension. What you are today is not so important as what you are becoming day by day and in eternity.
When the mortal mind begins to make moral and spiritual decisions (*the human animal brain is increasingly dominated by mind)…this provides the raw energy with which the indwelling spirit of our Paradise Father weaves the woof of the mortal upon the quasi-spirit warp of the angelic phase of our training and passage into spirit-form…into eternity…
(381.3) 34:6.9 In every mortal there exists a dual nature: the inheritance of animal tendencies and the high urge of spirit endowment. During the short life you live on Urantia, these two diverse and opposing urges can seldom be fully reconciled; they can hardly be harmonized and unified; but throughout your lifetime the combined Spirit ever ministers to assist you in subjecting the flesh more and more to the leading of the Spirit. Even though you must live your material life through, even though you cannot escape the body and its necessities, nonetheless, in purpose and ideals you are empowered increasingly to subject the animal nature to the mastery of the Spirit. There truly exists within you a conspiracy of spiritual forces, a confederation of divine powers, whose exclusive purpose is to effect your final deliverance from material bondage and finite handicaps.
This increasing blending of moral and spiritual values self-conscious-experiential-personality-identity-soul-spirit is able to readily pass through the limitations of the self-reflecting mind-mirror…to transcend the limitations of mortal mind…and to bring the human animal brain-mind under increasing self-control and self-mastery…through voluntary cooperation with the indwelling spirit of our Paradise Father…
(483.12) 42:12.12 On a material world you think of a body as having a spirit, but we regard the spirit as having a body. The material eyes are truly the windows of the spirit-born soul. The spirit is the architect, the mind is the builder, the body is the material building.
Let’s take a look at the graphic which was posted:
Now the question I immediately posed to myself is this…
Where is the focus in this meme? Is it not upon the self…and what was/is being done to the self? This self-focus should be obvious when one stops to think about and ask the question.
Next, let us take a look the corollary meme graphic I created in illustration of “inverting the focus…”
Now the focus has been inverted to see that you played the primary role in what you perceived happening to you, in the reflective mirror of your own mind.
Which one of these 3 persons is in control, during any experience of interaction with another?
- Who did you help/are you helping during your difficult times?
- Who did you leave/are you leaving behind in your difficult times?
- Who did you put/are you putting into difficult times?
With this deeper understanding…you may teach yourself to learn to immediately question the truer and more spiritual, soul-conscious perspective of any meme, idea, concept and belief system, with which you come into contact.
Rather than just accepting whichever meme, idea, concept and belief system you read, force yourself to stop and ask…
- Where is the focus in this concept?
- How would this concept be stated, if it were inverted to the exact opposite of its focus, as it reads, now…?
When you develop the consistent habit of inverting your understanding, you are literally passing through the reflective mirror (mind-barrier) to become the soul-conscious spirit (the architect of mind-evolution), perceiving the reality of human mind as “the observer-wisdom teacher…”
And when you see eye to eye with the Thought Adjuster, the indwelling absolute spirit-essence of the Paradise Father, the will of the Father dwelling within your mind…you have reached the “holy of holies,” within the Temple of the mortal mind, dedicated to the spiritual insight-worship of the Paradise Father.
(1205.3) 110:2.5 You as a personal creature have mind and will. The Adjuster as a prepersonal creature has premind and prewill. If you so fully conform to the Adjuster’s mind that you see eye to eye, then your minds become one, and you receive the reinforcement of the Adjuster’s mind. Subsequently, if your will orders and enforces the execution of the decisions of this new or combined mind, the Adjuster’s prepersonal will attains to personality expression through your decision, and as far as that particular project is concerned, you and the Adjuster are one. Your mind has attained to divinity attunement, and the Adjuster’s will has achieved personality expression.
(1205.4) 110:2.6 To the extent that this identity is realized, you are mentally approaching the morontia order of existence. Morontia mind is a term signifying the substance and sum total of the co-operating minds of diversely material and spiritual natures. Morontia intellect, therefore, connotes a dual mind in the local universe dominated by one will. And with mortals this is a will, human in origin, which is becoming divine through man’s identification of the human mind with the mindedness of God.
…the human mind becoming wholly identified with the Mind of God…