Mind Neither Material nor Creature, but Spirit From Creator
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The “Urantia Papers” given from celestials in the spirit world, to an un-named recipient of this world by spirit mind, expounds:
GOD is unity.
The universe of universes is one vast integrated mechanism which is absolutely controlled by one infinite mind. The physical, intellectual, and spiritual domains of universal creation, are divinely correlated.
In the infinite nature of God the Father, there could not possibly exist duality of reality, such as physical and spiritual …
MIND is the inevitable technique [or consequence] of unifying the ever-widening dual manifestations of the original Creator personality; the First Source and Center, the I AM [with his only creation, his son, the second personality of the trinity].
With the Father God’s personality and his son’s personality came forth the third personality of the trinity, “The Conjoint Creator” who is the source of mind, but mind is not the Conjoint Creator.
[The Conjoint Creator is also known as, “infinite intelligence”, “Infinite spirit”, the “Holy Spirit” and many other other names. It is one in and with the “Trinity and the source of the bestowed spirit, the “Holy Spirit”, projected in the mind of man.]
Minds are the expanding consciousness of evolving personalities...
The Infinite Spirit is the perfect expression of the mind of the Creator to all creatures; the Supreme Being is the evolving expression of the minds of all creatures to their Creator.
To assume that the universe can be known, that it is intelligible, is to assume that the universe is mind made and personality managed.
The universe of universes in total is mind planned, mind made, and mind administered. For this creating, controlling, and upholding mind is neither material mind nor creature mind; it is spirit-mind functioning on and from creator levels of divine reality.
Mortal man has a spirit nucleus. The mind is a persona-energy system existing around a divine spirit nucleus and functioning in a material environment. Such a living relationship of personal mind and spirit constitutes the universe potential of eternal personality.
There is in the mind of God a plan which embraces every creature of all his vast domains, and this plan is an eternal purpose of boundless opportunity, unlimited progress, and endless life.
Since the mind of the universe mechanism is creative spirit-mind (even the mindedness of the Infinite), it can never be discovered or discerned by the lower-level minds of the universe, much less by the lowest mind of all, the human.
The mind of man is an individualized circuit, an impersonal portion of that cosmic mind.
The fact of the cosmic mind explains the kinship of various types of human and superhuman minds. Not only are kindred spirits attracted to each other, but kindred minds are also very fraternal and inclined towards co-operation the one with the other. Human minds are sometimes observed to be running in channels of astonishing similarity and inexplicable agreement.
The evolving animal mind, while naturally God-seeking, is not alone and of itself inherently God-knowing.
Man’s mind can only perceive the mind phenomena of other minds, be they human or superhuman.
Mind is always creative. The mind endowment of an individual animal, mortal, spirit ascender, or attainer is always competent to produce a suitable, and serviceable body for the living creature identity.
But the presence phenomenon of a PERSONALITY or the pattern of an identity as such, IS NOT a MANIFESTATION of ENERGY, either physical, mindal, or spiritual.
[Note: According to these papers, personality is your soul’s individuality, your stamp of divinity given only by the original creator father, as such is eternal, and not the same as the spirit mind of the third personality of the trinity shared by all.]
Through the realms of time and space, wherever a divine spirit reality is present, whenever a real spirit-mind is functioning, there always tends to be produced a material or physical counterpart of that spirit reality.
On a material world you think of a body as having a spirit, but we (the celestials) regard the spirit as having a body. The spirit is the architect, the mind is the builder, the body is the material building.
The spirit is the creative reality; the physical counterpart is the time-space reflection of the spirit reality, the physical repercussion of the creative action of spirit-mind.
Mind universally dominates matter, even as it is in turn responsive to the ultimate over-control of spirit. And with mortal man, only that mind which freely submits itself to the spirit direction can hope to survive the mortal time-space existence as an immortal child of the eternal spirit world of the Supreme, the Ultimate, and the Absolute: the Infinite.
Mortal mind without immortal spirit cannot survive. The mind of man is mortal; only the bestowed spirit is immortal. Survival is dependent on spiritualization by the bestowed spirit on the birth and evolution of the immortal soul. At least, there must not have developed an [objection] towards the Spirit’s mission of effecting the spiritual transformation of the mortal mind.
Mind is truly of divine origin, and it does have a divine destiny, but your mortal minds are not yet of divine dignity. Human intellect is rooted in the material origin of the animal races.
Mind, on earth, is a compromise between the essence of thought perfection and the evolving mentality of your immature human nature.
The plan for your intellectual evolution is indeed, one of sublime perfection, but you are far short of that divine goal as you function in the tabernacles of the flesh.
All too often, you mar your minds by insincerity and sear them with unrighteousness; you subject them to animal fear and distort them by useless anxiety.
Though the source of mind is divine, mind as you know it on your world of ascension can hardly become the object of great admiration.