Episode:Bridging the Gulf (Part 4)
While the psychologist angels help us "to see yourself as others see you," other morontia teachers introduce us to mota, new energies, cosmic history, and spiritual poise.
Summary by Kermit
Left over from the week before concerning the views given to our seers of old. Whereas, Paul was presented with a projection from his TA of mansion world #3, we are also told of the glimpses given to “some of our wisemen” of the “heaven of heavens”. Several bible verses mentioning these experiences were given concerning “the apostle”. Biblical accounts aren’t specific in the way of actual visions or details, but more of an awareness of a sevenfold heaven of which the mansion worlds is but the 1st. More ancient scriptures from the Hindu and Zoroastrian traditions also make reference to “heaven and heaven of heavens”.
3. Mind Planners These are the psychologist of the first heaven. They study the nature, experience and status of the Adjuster souls in transit through the mansion worlds and facilitate their grouping for assignment and advancement.
Interesting disclaimer concerning the ultimate fairness, and just dealings with us. Perhaps, due to possible misunderstanding of the term “mind planners”, lest we are apprehensive about having our powers of choice abrogated. The same kind of apprehensions could also pertain to the TAs, (Thought controllers). Point made that the TAs aren’t called “thought originators”. Personality + creativity + TA being wholly subservient to our will.
Note on the quote “to see yourself as others see you” and “see yourselves as angles see you”, the first being attributed to Robert Burns, but the second not so attributed. Commentary on source works. Is there a human source work that quotes both of these lines? Human source will quote a poet, to reinforce his/her topic.
The everlasting truth, “if your own mind doesn’t serve you well, you can exchange it for the mind of Jesus of Nazareth, who always serves you well.”
One of most oft quoted passages of TUB. Often by those who are looking for “magic”. Mind planners attempting to get us on the path of truth. Different between fact and truth. We can call upon “the mindal catalyzer” of the Spirit of Truth to up step your mind with truth, provided you have provided a place for the SoT to function, i.e. accepted the sum and substance of the son’s mission.
Similar to the idea that “let the mind that was in Christ Jesus, be also in you.” Leads to a trap, of asking for whatever you want, by the name of Jesus. It’s not magical.
Think of the various spirit ministries as augmenting our mind, not replacing it. You still have to think with your own mind. The mind of Jesus refers not to the mind of Michael, but that adjutant mind of J of Nazareth, which had access to the SoT, by virtue of his connection to Michael, and which we now have post Pentecost. Prepare a place for the SoT to function. Requires a means of overcoming the subjective distortion concerning the Son’s mission. The Holy Spirit bestows capacity for receiving the SoT and TA within your mind.
Jesus doesn’t require his disciples to believe IN him, but to believe WITH him. Quote P 196:0 p2089 How do you do that? You have to re-establish the character of your mind. How to accomplish this? How to strike step with the objectivity and transcendent presence that J manifested? Not as a purely subjective being. Grasp your objective foundation and re-establish the character of your mind.
P170:2 p1861. By faith, the believer enters the kingdom NOW! Two requirements of faith entrance into the kingdom: 1. faith, sincerity, to come as a little child to receive the bestowal of sonship as a gift, to submit to the doing of the Father’s will without questioning, and in the full confidence and genuine trustfulness of the Father’s wisdom. To come into the kingdom free from prejudice, and preconception. To be open minded and teachable like an unspoiled child. 2. Truth hunger, thirst for righteousness, and a change of mind, the acquirement of the motive to be like God and to find God.
Jesus’ requirement is not arduous, not a salvation issue. Grace is fully active. We all start as struggling children. To progress, challenge yourself to see what does a spiritual adult look like? A life of responsibility and self control. Stand up and start walking.
What about the more mature God knowing Individual?
156:5.13 God-knowing individuals are not discouraged by misfortune or downcast by disappointment. Believers are immune to the depression consequent upon purely material upheavals; spirit livers are not perturbed by the episodes of the material world. Candidates for eternal life are practitioners of an invigorating and constructive technique for meeting all of the vicissitudes and harassments of mortal living. Every day a true believer lives, he finds it easier to do the right thing.
Redefinition of what a God knowing individual is. True meaning, NOT discouraged by misfortune or downcast by disappointment!
Enormous change from a first miler to a second miler. Born again, of the spirit. Never discouraged. Believers are immune to the depression consequent upon purely material upheavals.
Are you IMMUNE? Spirit livers are not perturbed by the episodes of the material world! Candidates for eternal life are practioners of an invigorating and constructive technique for meeting all of the vicissitudes and harassments of mortal living. Easier to do the right thing, everyday.
A true challenge to achieve enduring peace. Lot of work to do! But do not be discouraged. These are the mansion worlds, which exist because of the near impossibility of achieving these things in this life. There is a path just not magical or automatic.
4. Morontia Counselors Teach, direct and counsel as we transit to the higher schools of the system headquarters. They add insight upon insight. Here we progress by faith, on high we actually can see. These teachers are patient, and bespeak of ascenders who even though in the heavenly realms, still don’t “get it”.
5. Technicians These seraphim act as liaisons with the Morontia Power Supervisors and with the Master Physical Controllers and function extensively as instructors of the ascending pilgrims concerning the nature of those energies which are utilized on the transition spheres.
They are trying to remind us here that in order to be able to improve our conformity to the cosmos, you must recognize the literalness of what is going on. Laws of morontia energy, to be learned, and more able we are to strike step with the cosmos-the three fold nature of reality.
Things, meanings, and values correspond to the three fold basis of reality.
6. Recorder-Teachers These are the instructors regarding the techniques of fact recording. Commentary about truth seeker v. fact seeker. Some day they will teach you to seek truth as well as fact, to expand your soul as well as your mind.
We often take fact and falsely exalt it and call it truth.
Even now you should learn to water the garden of your heart as well as to seek for the dry sands of knowledge. What does this mean? What do they mean regards “heart”? Immature mind puts ourselves on the positive side of the dichotomy. Challenge ourselves to this statement. Revelators mean by heart, the domain established by the Holy Spirit, three levels, the cosmic intuitions, above the level of mind. Many use “heart” for the level of feelings, which is below the level of mind. (Levels of meaning:
Reflect on the “But sometimes error is so great that its rectification by revelation would be fatal to those slowly emerging truths which are essential to its experiential overthrow.” interesting in reflecting on the practice of evangelizing TUB.
Forms valueless when lessons are learned. Let go of used forms for the next stage of progress. We confuse the form for the substance.
Law is life itself, not the rules of its conduct. One can be technically right and everlastingly wrong in the truth. “shadow of a hairs turning” relationship between fact and goodness is truth. If there is some non-fact, the truth becomes corrupted. Requires pure connection between fact and goodness. Again, literalness is emphasized. The premeditation piece for an untrue purpose pertains to evil (giving badness to your mind, falsehood is automatic). When you know that you are giving badness form in your mind, it becomes sin.
The relationship of truth and fact given in the description about the empty tomb and what actually happened to Jesus’ body.
7. Ministering Reserves Interesting how they challenge our beliefs about angels as beneficent helpers, who go out of their way to make our lives more comfortable. But we are here told that these angels have been the father to many disappointments. The most disappointing disappointments may have been instigated by these helpers.
Because of the abundance of delicious material in this section, we will spend some time this week, to more fully mine these treasures.