The personality circuit of the total of creation is centered in the person of God Himself, the Universal Father the First Source and Center of all creation; and the Paradise Father is therefore personally conscious of, and in personal touch with, all personalities of all levels of self-conscious existence yes, to include you! Through the personality circuit the Father is cognizant has personal knowledge — of all the thoughts and acts of all the beings in the total of all creation. And this personality consciousness of all creation exists quite independent of the mission of the nucleus indwelling Spirit — the Thought Adjuster.
Selfhood of personality dignity, human or divine, immortal or potentially immortal (as we are), does not originate in either spirit, mind, or matter; it is the bestowal of God Himself. Neither is the interaction of spirit, mind, and material gravity a prerequisite to the appearance of personality gravity. God’s personality circuit may embrace a mind-material being who is unresponsive to spirit gravity, or it may include a mind-spirit being who is unresponsive to material gravity. The operation of personality gravity is always a volitional act of God by himself. No entity has personality unless they are endowed with it by God, who is spirit. The Father bestows personality by his personal free will. Personality is designed and bestowed by the Universal Father (only)!
Personality of our finite-creature variety is characterized by: Subjective self-consciousness. Objective response to the Father’s personality circuit. While mind is energy associated in purely material beings and spirit associated in purely spiritual personalities, innumerable orders of personality, including ours, possess minds that are associated with both energy and spirit. The spiritual aspects of creature mind unfailingly respond to the spirit-gravity pull; the material features respond to the gravity urge of the material universe. Whereas the greater the spirit-energy divergence, the greater the observable function of mind; the lesser the diversity of energy and spirit, the lesser the observable function of mind. Morontia is a term designating a vast level intervening between the material and spiritual. It may designate personal or impersonal realities, living or nonliving energies. The warp of morontia is spiritual; its woof is physical.
Personality is a level of deified reality and ranges from the mortal level of the higher mind activation of worship and wisdom up through the morontial and spiritual to the attainment of finality of personality status. On attained experiential levels of personality orders or values are associable and even cocreational. Even God and human beings can coexist in a unified personality.
The Universal Father is the secret of the reality of personality, the bestowal of personality, and the destiny of personality. The Eternal is the absolute personality, the secret of spiritual energy, morontia spirits, and perfected spirits. The Conjoint Actor is the spirit-mind personality, the source of intelligence, reason, and the universal mind. But the Isle of Paradise is nonpersonal and extraspiritual, being the essence of the universal body, the source and center of physical matter, and the absolute master pattern of universal material reality. While metamorphic range of nonpersonal reality is definitely limited, the revelators of these eternal truths know of no limitations to the progressive evolution of personality realities.
Our Urantian human experience of these qualities of universal realities are manifest on the following levels:
- Body. The material or physical organism of the human being. The living electro-chemical mechanism of animal nature and origin.
- Mind. The thinking, perceiving, and feeling mechanism of human organism. The total conscious and unconscious experience. The intelligence associated with the emotional life reaching upward through worship and wisdom to the spirit level.
- Spirit. The divine spirit that indwells the human mind the Thought Adjuster. This immortal spirit is prepersonal not a personality, though destined to become a part of the personality of the surviving mortal creature.
- Soul. The soul of the human being is an experiential acquirement. As a mortal creature chooses to “do the will of the Father in heaven, so the indwelling spirit becomes the father of a new reality in human experience. The mortal and material mind is the mother of this same emerging reality. The substance of this reality is thus neither material nor spiritual it is morontial. This is the emerging and immortal soul which is destined to survive mortal death and begin the Paradise ascension to God.
The personality of the mortal human is neither body, mind, nor spirit; neither is it soul. Personality is the one changeless reality in an otherwise ever-changing creature experience; and it unifies all other associated factors of individuality. The personality is the unique bestowal which the Universal Father makes upon the living and associated energies of matter, mind, and spirit, and which survives the survival of the morontial soul.
There are no personalities of “pure mind”; no entity has personality unless they are endowed with it by God who is spirit. Any mind entity that is not associated with either spiritual or physical energy is not a personality. But in the same sense that there are spirit personalities who have mind, there are mind personalities who have spirit.
As for us human beings, God lives in every one of us. We all have access to him. This refers to the personality circuit, wherever, whenever, and however contacted or otherwise entails personal, self-conscious contact and communion with the Universal Father. God has reserved the prerogative of maintaining direct and parental contact with all personal beings through the personality circuit.