Spiritually Feeling with Your Heart…Not Solely with Your Mind…

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Spiritually Feeling with Your Heart…

Not Solely with Your Mind…

 (Written July 15th, 2014)

 

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(1221.8) 111:6.1 Many of the temporal troubles of mortal man grow out of his twofold relation to the cosmos. Man is a part of nature — he exists in nature — and yet he is able to transcend nature. Man is finite, but he is indwelt by a spark of infinity. Such a dual situation not only provides the potential for evil but also engenders many social and moral situations fraught with much uncertainty and not a little anxiety.  
How are you feeling, today? How do you feel? Do you feel with your mind, but not with your heart? Do you stop yourself…taking the time to get in tune with your innermost and true self…your heart center…?

If you feel…empty inside…like something is missing…this may be an indication that you are trying to feel with your mind, but avoiding feeling with your heart…

 

What does it mean to say…Listen with your heart…Spiritually Feel with Your Heart…? And how does this relate to…”Happy are the pure in heart?


In his Ordination Sermon to the 12 Apostles, Jesus said…”Happy are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
 
He could have been saying that the “pure in heart” will sometime see God…but Jesus made the statement in the present tense…not the future tense…

Let us explore the possibility that the words “see” and “spiritually feel with the heart” are one and the same…
 
How can you “see God,” both inside of you and in all of life around you, unless you have removed all pride, prejudice and exclusiveness from your mind so that you are no longer blocking your heart center—your center of spiritually feeling?
 
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(1217.1) 111:1.6 Mind is the cosmic instrument on which the human will can play the discords of destruction, or upon which this same human will can bring forth the exquisite melodies of God identification and consequent eternal survival. The Adjuster bestowed upon man is, in the last analysis, impervious to evil and incapable of sin, but mortal mind can actually be twisted, distorted, and rendered evil and ugly by the sinful machinations of a perverse and self-seeking human will. Likewise can this mind be made noble, beautiful, true, and good — actually great — in accordance with the spirit-illuminated will of a God-knowing human being.
Our Paradise Father is eternally a loving, caring and saving personality…He is the Origin of Personality, the Original Person and persons can know each other and be recognized, after personality contact and sharing, no matter how much time passes…
 
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A close friend of mine, just yesterday, said to me…”The love in me comes from the Father of all… Without the Father…I would be nothing… He ever guides and sustains me…”
 
The purest divine love in the Universe of universes, this loving Father of all sends to dwell within the mind and heart of each of his children… This divine partner is also my inner “Tree of Life.”
 
The inner Tree of Life does always care for us… When we listen with our innermost true self…we will hear the inner Tree of Life whispering to us…like the wind blowing through the leaves on the tree… And when we follow these whispers…we prosper and the soul grows toward the spirit light of the inner Tree of Life…
 
And so I ask you…why is your mind clouding your heart…? Why are you so full of doubt about what “doing the will of God” in your individual life…really means…?

(1221.2) 111:5.1 The doing of the will of God is nothing more or less than an exhibition of creature willingness to share the inner life with God — with the very God who has made such a creature life of inner meaning-value possible. Sharing is Godlike — divine. God shares all with the Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit, while they, in turn, share all things with the divine Sons and spirit Daughters of the universes.

(1221.3) 111:5.2 The imitation of God is the key to perfection; the doing of his will is the secret of survival and of perfection in survival.

(1221.4) 111:5.3 Mortals live in God, and so God has willed to live in mortals. As men trust themselves to him, so has he — and first — trusted a part of himself to be with men; has consented to live in men and to indwell men subject to the human will. 

–The Urantia Book – Paper 111 – The Adjuster and the Soul

And again I ask you… How can your heart be open to spiritually feeling the divine presence of God within you, unless and until you remove all fear, all doubt and all manner of self-limiting, prejudicial and prideful thinking from your mind…?
 
Is this not, in reality, what it means to spiritually feel and listen with your heart…to…without limitation…share who you are, what you feel with the divine presence within you…? 
 
Then…in the stillness of mind…listen with your whole being…your heart center…to the whispers of the spirit voice which rustle along the leaves of the Inner Tree of Life on which your evolving mortal soul is connected and growing…?
 
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If you are…each day…learning to live loyally to the will of our Paradise Father (sharing your inner self with Him), will this not also be reflected in the life you are living in the world…the reflection of God’s will as a son or daughter of God to all you chance to encounter and who chance to find you?

(1223.4) 111:7.2 May I admonish you to heed the distant echo of the Adjuster’s faithful call to your soul? The indwelling Adjuster cannot stop or even materially alter your career struggle of time; the Adjuster cannot lessen the hardships of life as you journey on through this world of toil. The divine indweller can only patiently forbear while you fight the battle of life as it is lived on your planet; but you could, if you only would — as you work and worry, as you fight and toil — permit the valiant Adjuster to fight with you and for you. You could be so comforted and inspired, so enthralled and intrigued, if you would only allow the Adjuster constantly to bring forth the pictures of the real motive, the final aim, and the eternal purpose of all this difficult, uphill struggle with the commonplace problems of your present material world. 

(1223.5) 111:7.3 Why do you not aid the Adjuster in the task of showing you the spiritual counterpart of all these strenuous material efforts? Why do you not allow the Adjuster to strengthen you with the spiritual truths of cosmic power while you wrestle with the temporal difficulties of creature existence? Why do you not encourage the heavenly helper to cheer you with the clear vision of the eternal outlook of universal life as you gaze in perplexity at the problems of the passing hour? Why do you refuse to be enlightened and inspired by the universe viewpoint while you toil amidst the handicaps of time and flounder in the maze of uncertainties which beset your mortal life journey? Why not allow the Adjuster to spiritualize your thinking, even though your feet must tread the material paths of earthly endeavor? 

–The Urantia Book – Paper 111 – The Adjuster and the Soul

 

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You have heard me say…No Box…No limitations…  If you do not spiritually feel the inner presence of Father-God within you…you are not freely sharing… Your mind is damming the free flow of spiritually divine sharing between the indwelling Thought Adjuster, your divine partner and you…

(1221.5) 111:5.4 Peace in this life, survival in death, perfection in the next life, service in eternity — all these are achieved (in spirit) now when the creature personality consents — chooses — to subject the creature will to the Father’s will. And already has the Father chosen to make a fragment of himself subject to the will of the creature personality. 

(1221.6) 111:5.5 Such a creature choice is not a surrender of will. It is a consecration of will, an expansion of will, a glorification of will, a perfecting of will; and such choosing raises the creature will from the level of temporal significance to that higher estate wherein the personality of the creature son communes with the personality of the spirit Father. 

(1221.7) 111:5.6 This choosing of the Father’s will is the spiritual finding of the spirit Father by mortal man, even though an age must pass before the creature son may actually stand in the factual presence of God on Paradise. This choosing does not so much consist in the negation of creature will — “Not my will but yours be done” — as it consists in the creature’s positive affirmation: “It is my will that your will be done.” And if this choice is made, sooner or later will the God-choosing son find inner union (fusion) with the indwelling God fragment, while this same perfecting son will find supreme personality satisfaction in the worship communion of the personality of man and the personality of his Maker, two personalities whose creative attributes have eternally joined in self-willed mutuality of expression — the birth of another eternal partnership of the will of man and the will of God. 

–The Urantia Book – Paper 111 – The Adjuster and the Soul

 

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— the birth of another eternal partnership of the will of man and the will of God.

 

— “Happy are the pure in spirit for they shall see God.”

 

— The heart that is spiritually feeling sees God…

 

 

 

 

 

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