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* We've studied downwelling and upwelling aspects of The Supreme
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* What are the spirit ''persons'' within the Supreme?  On a conceptual level? [106:2.2]
* But we can also consider the concept of The Supreme directly.
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** Spirit personality: The Mother Supreme, the downwelling
** What are the spirit persons within the Supreme?  On a conceptual level? [106:2.2]
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** Evolutionary Power: The Almighty Supreme, the upwelling, summing, culminating
*** Spirit personality: The Mother Supreme
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** Power-personality synthesis: The Supreme Being, aka The Supreme Mind  
*** Evolutionary Power: The Almighty Supreme
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*** Personality is the root.  This is top-down.  Power is added to personality.
*** Power-personality synthesis: The Supreme Being, aka The Supreme Mind  
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** A familiar threefold order: unity, individuality, associativity.
*** This is a familiar threefold order: unity, individuality, associativity.  The associate aspect encompasses the other two.
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*** The first 2 of these are "down in" the finite.
*** The first 2 of these are "down in" the finite, the third is "above and encompassing" in the absonite level.
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*** The third is "above and encompassing" in the absonite level.  The associative aspect encompasses the other two.
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* Nature versus concept: Nature implies physics, an actual object we are examining.  Concept is more abstract.
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* The Father-I AM.  What is this?
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** Before energy and spirit were differentiated.
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** A monistic concept: only a single stuff in play
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** The Supreme is how The Father-I AM escapes pure existential-ness.
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*** Father Deity has no capacity for experience... it is Father Deity!
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*** Mother Deity allows for capacity of experience.  Mother Deity is why the capacity for experience exists anywhere.
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* The Mother does not grow, but '''knows'' growth.  Because Mother Deity is top-down, downwelling, the observer of the growth observed.
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* Growth and development
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** Development is foundational.  For humans, this is our progressing mind.
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** Growth, for humans, is the perfecting spirit.

Revision as of 19:53, 14 July 2020

July 7, 2020 [Paper 115:7, p. 1266]

The Supreme Being cannot be fully appreciated without taking into consideration source, function, and destiny: relationship to the originating Trinity, the universe of activity, and the Trinity Ultimate of immediate destiny. He is the indispensable focalizer, summarizer, and encompasser of evolutionary experience, effectively unifying the results of this mode of reality perception in his Deity nature.

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Keywords: Urantia, Deity Focalization, Cosmic Summation, Mind Encompassment, The Ultimate Trinity

Note: This is Symmetry of Soul's 500th episode.



Notes by Brad

  • Being a serious student
    • Elevated, philosophic texts written by a true human (or superhuman) require careful reading.
      • While this is case with any great, reflective text, The Urantia Book stand above all others. Nothing else on earth comes close.
    • Know when to take the reading simplistically at face value, and when to reflect deeper to get at the complexity.
    • Start with truth, a philosophic frame, then engage the facts (the sentences in the 5th ER).
      • To outsiders it will appear you're ad hoc rationalizing
      • But you can know better. Consistency is a philosophic truth-like word, not a scientific fact word.
    • Aim higher: Your goal: reach a level above controversy.'
      • Can you take the personal challenge of getting above controversy? Not being subject to it or ruled by it?
      • With the 5th ER. With all people. With politics. With everything under the sun.
      • Controversy is a product of subjective consciousness
      • Genuinely objective consciousness has no controversy. It has a peace that passes all understanding.
      • This does not mean being impassive, or repression.
      • It means an objective frame where you see the world from the eternity viewpoint.
    • Does The Urantia Book appear controversial?
      • If you don't engage the 5th ER reflectively, you will find nothing but abject controversy.
      • A teacher of The Urantia Book who sees controversy in it is a false teacher.
    • The cultivation of reflective thinking: We have, by grace, a reality response. If you pause and reflect, by grace, you can cultivate the use of this faculty.


  • The Supreme is twofold in the finite domain
    • The Mother: downwelling. The essence of eternity is being brought down to time via mother Deity.
      • From its observer vantage point, mother Deity can be the coordinator of all the facts of time.
      • Only the essence of eternity is brought down. It's impossible to bring the substance of eternity into time.
    • The Almighty: upwelling. All the facts of time are culminating, summing to this essence of the totality of all that is temporal.


  • The Mother is the way.
    • It downwells thoroughly. It spans all of the temporal domain in a smooth continuum-ness.
    • No matter where you are in your long upward ascent, The Mother can meet you where you're at and provide that next infinitesimally tiny step forward.
    • By contrast, The Sevenfold—the facet of Deity—spans vertically but is more of a discrete staircase instead of a continuum.
      • Hence, we'd say The Sevenfold downsteps, whereas The Mother extends down.
    • Jesus said "I am the way."
      • Yes, that's true. Jesus is an expression of the Sevenfold—a downstepping phenomenon showing you a way to ascend.
      • But Jesus is not magical. How does his Spirit of Truth ministry reach you individually? Just magically across space? No.
      • Jesus' Spirit of Truth reaches you via Mother Deity. Which is why The Mother is The Way.
      • Jesus' seemingly simple, bold statement requires reflection to fully appreciate its truest sense.


  • What are the spirit persons within the Supreme? On a conceptual level? [106:2.2]
    • Spirit personality: The Mother Supreme, the downwelling
    • Evolutionary Power: The Almighty Supreme, the upwelling, summing, culminating
    • Power-personality synthesis: The Supreme Being, aka The Supreme Mind
      • Personality is the root. This is top-down. Power is added to personality.
    • A familiar threefold order: unity, individuality, associativity.
      • The first 2 of these are "down in" the finite.
      • The third is "above and encompassing" in the absonite level. The associative aspect encompasses the other two.


  • Nature versus concept: Nature implies physics, an actual object we are examining. Concept is more abstract.


  • The Father-I AM. What is this?
    • Before energy and spirit were differentiated.
    • A monistic concept: only a single stuff in play
    • The Supreme is how The Father-I AM escapes pure existential-ness.
      • Father Deity has no capacity for experience... it is Father Deity!
      • Mother Deity allows for capacity of experience. Mother Deity is why the capacity for experience exists anywhere.


  • The Mother does not grow, but 'knows growth. Because Mother Deity is top-down, downwelling, the observer of the growth observed.
  • Growth and development
    • Development is foundational. For humans, this is our progressing mind.
    • Growth, for humans, is the perfecting spirit.