The Human Mind
Material evolution has provided you a life machine, your human body. God has endowed you with the purest spirit reality known in the total of all creation, your indwelling spirit the Thought Adjuster. But into your hands, subject to your own decisions, has been given mind, and it is by mind that you live or die. Mortal mind is a temporary intellect system loaned to human beings for use during this, our material (mortal) lifetime, and as you use this mind, you are either accepting or rejecting the potential of your eternal existence. For it is within mind and with mind that you make those moral decisions which enable you to achieve your indwelling spirit’ s likeness, and that is Godlikeness.
Mind is the indispensable channel of communication between spiritual and material realities. We human beings, being material evolutionary creatures, can thus conceive and comprehend the indwelling spirit only by the ministry of mind. Mind is a phenomenon connoting the presence-activity of living ministry, in addition to varied energy systems; and this is true on all levels of intelligence.
Throughout the mind functions of cosmic intelligence, the totality of mind is dominant over the parts of intellectual function. Mind, in its essence, is functional unity; therefore, does mind never fail to manifest this constitutive unity, even when hampered and hindered by the unwise actions and choices of a misguided self. And this unity of mind invariably seeks for spirit co-ordination on all levels of its association with selves of will dignity and ascension prerogatives, such as ourselves. In personality, mind ever intervenes between spirit and matter; therefore, is the universe illuminated by three kinds of light: material Light, intellectual insight, and spirit luminosity. The ability to learn, memory and differential response to environment, is the endowment of mind. The reserve powers of human nature are stored and conserved in the unconscious realms of the human mind. But the human mind is not an organic part of the human body. It exists not within the confines of a single physical organ. But the physical brain with its associated nervous system possesses innate capacity for response to mind ministry.
The human mind may perform in response to so-called inspiration when it is sensitive either to the uprisings of the subconscious or to the stimulus of the super-conscious. In either case it appears to the individual that such augmentations of the content of consciousness are more or less foreign. Too often, all too often, we mar our minds by insincerity and sear them with unrighteousness; we subject them to animal fear and distort them by useless anxiety. Therefore, though the source of mind is divine, mind as we know it on our world can hardly become the object of great admiration, much less of adoration or worship. The contemplation of the immature and inactive human intellect should lead only to reactions of humility.
Mind, on our planet Urantia, is a compromise between the essence of thought perfection and the evolving mentality of our immature human nature. The plan for our intellectual evolution is, indeed, one of sublime perfection, but we are far short of that divine goal as we function here in the tabernacles of our flesh. Mind is truly of divine origin, and it does have a divine destiny, but our mortal minds are not yet of divine dignity.
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