Paper 110 : Relation of Adjustersˆ to Individual Mortals
110:0.1 THE endowment of imperfect beings with freedom entails inevitable tragedy, and it is the nature of the perfectˆ ancestral Deityˆ to universally and affectionately share these sufferings in loving companionship.
110:0.2 As far as I am conversant with the affairs of a universeˆ, I regard the love and devotion of a Thought Adjusterˆˆ as the most truly divineˆ affection in all creation. The love of the Sons in their ministry to the races is superb, but the devotion of an Adjusterˆ to the individual is touchingly sublime, divinelˆy Fatherlike. The Paradiseˆ Fatherˆ has apparently reserved this form of personal contact with his individual creatures as an exclusive Creatorˆ prerogative. And there is nothing in all the universeˆ of universesˆ exactly comparable to the marvelous ministry of these impersonal entities that so fascinatingly indwellˆ the children of the evolutionaryˆ planets.
1. Indwellˆing the Mortalˆ Mindˆ
110:1.1 Adjustersˆ should not be thought of as living in the material brains of human beings. They are not organic parts of the physical creatures of the realms. The Thought Adjusterˆˆ may more properly be envisaged as indwellˆing the mortalˆ mindˆ of man rather than as existing within the confines of a single physical organ. And indirectly and unrecognized the Adjusterˆ is constantly communicating with the human subject, especially during those sublime experiences of the worshipful contact of mindˆ with spiritˆ in the superconsciousness.
110:1.2 I wish it were possible for me to help evolving mortalsˆ to achieve a better understanding and attain a fuller appreciation of the unselfish and superb work of the Adjustersˆ living within them, who are so devoutly faithful to the task of fostering man’s spiritˆual welfare. These Monitorsˆ are efficient ministers to the higher phases of men’s minds; they are wise and experienced manipulators of the spiritˆual potential of the human intellect. These heavenly helpers are dedicated to the stupendous task of guiding you safely inward and upward to the celestialˆ haven of happiness. These tireless toilers are consecrated to the future personification of the triumph of divineˆ truth in your life everlasting. They are the watchful workers who pilot the God-conscious human mindˆ away from the shoals of evil while expertly guiding the evolving soulˆ of man toward the divineˆ harbors of perfectˆion on far-distant and eternalˆ shores. The Adjustersˆ are loving leaders, your safe and sure guides through the dark and uncertain mazes of your short earthly career; they are the patient teachers who so constantly urge their subjects forward in the paths of progressive perfectˆion. They are the careful custodians of the sublime values of creature character. I wish you could love them more, co-operate with them more fully, and cherish them more affectionately.
110:1.3 Although the divineˆ indwellers are chiefly concerned with your spiritˆual preparation for the next stage of the never-ending existence, they are also deeply interested in your temporal welfare and in your real achievements on earth. They are delighted to contribute to your health, happiness, and true prosperity. They are not indifferent to your success in all matters of planetary advancement which are not inimical to your future life of eternalˆ progress.
110:1.4 Adjustersˆ are interested in, and concerned with, your daily doings and the manifold details of your life just to the extent that these are influential in the determination of your significant temporal choices and vital spiritˆual decisions and, hence, are factors in the solution of your problem of soulˆ survival and eternalˆ progress. The Adjusterˆ, while passive regarding purely temporal welfare, is divinelˆy active concerning all the affairs of your eternalˆ future.
110:1.5 The Adjusterˆ remains with you in all disaster and through every sickness which does not wholly destroy the mentality. But how unkind knowingly to defile or otherwise deliberately to pollute the physical body, which must serve as the earthly tabernacle of this marvelous gift from Godˆ. All physical poisons greatly retard the efforts of the Adjusterˆ to exalt the material mindˆ, while the mental poisons of fear, anger, envy, jealousy, suspicion, and intolerance likewise tremendously interfere with the spiritˆual progress of the evolving soulˆ.
110:1.6 Today you are passing through the period of the courtship of your Adjusterˆ; and if you only prove faithful to the trust reposed in you by the divineˆ spiritˆ who seeks your mindˆ and soulˆ in eternalˆ union, there will eventually ensue that morontiaˆ oneness, that supernal harmony, that cosmic co-ordination, that divineˆ attunement, that celestialˆ fusionˆ, that never-ending blending of identity, that oneness of being which is so perfectˆ and final that even the most experienced personalities can never segregate or recognize as separate identities the fusionˆ partners — mortalˆ man and divineˆ Adjusterˆ.
2. Adjustersˆ and Human Will
110:2.1 When Thought Adjustersˆ indwellˆ human minds, they bring with them the model careers, the ideal lives, as determined and foreordained by themselves and the Personalized Adjustersˆ of Diviningtonˆ, which have been certified by the Personalized Adjusterˆ of Urantiaˆ. Thus they begin work with a definite and predetermined plan for the intellectual and spiritˆual development of their human subjects, but it is not incumbent upon any human being to accept this plan. You are all subjects of predestination, but it is not foreordained that you must accept this divineˆ predestination; you are at full liberty to reject any part or all of the Thought Adjusters’ program. It is their mission to effect such mindˆ changes and to make such spiritˆual adjustments as you may willingly and intelligently authorize, to the end that they may gain more influence over the personalityˆ directionization; but under no circumstances do these divineˆ Monitorsˆ ever take advantage of you or in any way arbitrarily influence you in your choices and decisions. The Adjustersˆ respect your sovereignty of personalityˆ; they are always subservient to your will.
110:2.2 They are persistent, ingenious, and perfectˆ in their methods of work, but they never do violence to the volitionalˆ selfhood of their hosts. No human being will ever be spiritˆualized by a divineˆ Monitor against his will; survival is a gift of the Gods which must be desired by the creatures of time. In the final analysis, whatever the Adjusterˆ has succeeded in doing for you, the records will show that the transformation has been accomplished with your co-operative consent; you will have been a willing partner with the Adjusterˆ in the attainment of every step of the tremendous transformation of the ascensionˆ career.
110:2.3 The Adjusterˆ is not trying to control your thinking, as such, but rather to spiritˆualize it, to eternalˆize it. Neither angelsˆ nor Adjustersˆ are devoted directly to influencing human thought; that is your exclusive personalityˆ prerogative. The Adjustersˆ are dedicated to improving, modifying, adjusting, and co-ordinating your thinking processes; but more especially and specifically they are devoted to the work of building up spiritˆual counterparts of your careers, morontiaˆ transcripts of your true advancing selves, for survival purposes.
110:2.4 Adjustersˆ work in the spheres of the higher levels of the human mindˆ, unceasingly seeking to produce morontiaˆ duplicates of every concept of the mortalˆ intellect. There are, therefore, two realities which impinge upon, and are centered in, the human mindˆ circuits: one, a mortalˆ self evolved from the original plans of the Life Carriersˆ, the other, an immortal entity from the high spheres of Diviningtonˆ, an indwellˆing gift from Godˆ. But the mortalˆ self is also a personal self; it has personalityˆ.
110:2.5 You as a personal creature have mindˆ and will. The Adjusterˆ as a prepersonal creature has premind and prewill. If you so fully conform to the Adjusterˆ’s mindˆ that you see eye to eye, then your minds become one, and you receive the reinforcement of the Adjusterˆ’s mindˆ. Subsequently, if your will orders and enforces the execution of the decisions of this new or combined mindˆ, the Adjusterˆ’s prepersonal will attains to personalityˆ expression through your decision, and as far as that particular project is concerned, you and the Adjusterˆ are one. Your mindˆ has attained to divinityˆ attunement, and the Adjusterˆ’s will has achieved personalityˆ expression.
110:2.6 To the extent that this identity is realized, you are mentally approaching the morontiaˆ order of existence. Morontiaˆ mindˆ is a term signifying the substance and sum total of the co-operating minds of diversely material and spiritˆual natures. Morontiaˆ intellect, therefore, connotes a dual mindˆ in the local universeˆˆ dominated by one will. And with mortalsˆ this is a will, human in origin, which is becoming divineˆ through man’s identification of the human mindˆ with the mindedness of Godˆ.
3. Co-operation with the Adjusterˆ
110:3.1 Adjustersˆ are playing the sacred and superb game of the ages; they are engaged in one of the supremeˆ adventures of time in spaceˆ. And how happy they are when your co-operation permits them to lend assistance in your short struggles of time as they continue to prosecute their larger tasks of eternityˆ. But usually, when your Adjusterˆ attempts to communicate with you, the message is lost in the material currents of the energyˆ streams of human mind; only occasionally do you catch an echo, a faint and distant echo, of the divineˆ voice.
110:3.2 The success of your Adjusterˆ in the enterprise of piloting you through the mortalˆ life and bringing about your survival depends not so much on the theories of your beliefs as upon your decisions, determinations, and steadfast faithˆ. All these movements of personalityˆ growth become powerful influences aiding in your advancement because they help you to co-operate with the Adjusterˆ; they assist you in ceasing to resist. Thought Adjustersˆ succeed or apparently fail in their terrestrial undertakings just in so far as mortalsˆ succeed or fail to co-operate with the scheme whereby they are to be advanced along the ascendingˆ path of perfectˆion attainment. The secret of survival is wrapped up in the supremeˆ human desire to be Godlikeˆ and in the associated willingness to do and be any and all things which are essential to the final attainment of that overmastering desire.
110:3.3 When we speak of an Adjusterˆ’s success or failure, we are speaking in terms of human survival. Adjustersˆ never fail; they are of the divineˆ essence, and they always emerge triumphant in each of their undertakings.
110:3.4 I cannot but observe that so many of you spend so much time and thought on mere trifles of living, while you almost wholly overlook the more essential realities of everlasting import, those very accomplishments which are concerned with the development of a more harmonious working agreement between you and your Adjustersˆ. The great goal of human existence is to attune to the divinityˆ of the indwellˆing Adjusterˆ; the great achievement of mortalˆ life is the attainment of a true and understanding consecration to the eternalˆ aims of the divineˆ spiritˆ who waits and works within your mindˆ. But a devoted and determined effort to realize eternalˆ destinyˆ is wholly compatible with a lighthearted and joyous life and with a successful and honorable career on earth. Co-operation with the Thought Adjusterˆˆ does not entail self-torture, mock piety, or hypocritical and ostentatious self-abasement; the ideal life is one of loving service rather than an existence of fearful apprehension.
110:3.5 Confusion, being puzzled, even sometimes discouraged and distracted, does not necessarily signify resistance to the leadings of the indwellˆing Adjusterˆ. Such attitudes may sometimes connote lack of active co-operation with the divineˆ Monitor and may, therefore, somewhat delay spiritˆual progress, but such intellectual emotional difficulties do not in the least interfere with the certain survival of the God-knowingˆ soulˆ. Ignorance alone can never prevent survival; neither can confusional doubts nor fearful uncertainty. Only conscious resistance to the Adjusterˆ’s leading can prevent the survival of the evolving immortal soulˆ.
110:3.6 You must not regard co-operation with your Adjusterˆ as a particularly conscious process, for it is not; but your motives and your decisions, your faithful determinations and your supremeˆ desires, do constitute real and effective co-operation. You can consciously augment Adjusterˆ harmony by:
110:3.7 1. Choosing to respond to divineˆ leading; sincerely basing the human life on the highest consciousness of truth, beauty, and goodness, and then co-ordinating these qualities of divinityˆ through wisdom, worship, faithˆ, and love.
110:3.8 2. Loving Godˆ and desiring to be like him — genuine recognition of the divineˆ fatherhood and loving worship of the heavenly Parent.
110:3.9 3. Loving man and sincerely desiring to serve him — wholehearted recognition of the brotherhood of man coupled with an intelligent and wise affection for each of your fellow mortalsˆ.
110:3.10 4. Joyful acceptance of cosmic citizenship — honest recognition of your progressive obligations to the Supremeˆ Beingˆ, awareness of the interdependence of evolutionaryˆ man and evolving Deityˆ. This is the birth of cosmic moralˆity and the dawning realization of universal duty.
4. The Adjusterˆ’s Work in the Mindˆ
110:4.1 Adjustersˆ are able to receive the continuous stream of cosmic intelligence coming in over the master circuitsˆ of time and spaceˆ; they are in full touch with the spiritˆ intelligence and energyˆ of the universesˆ. But these mighty indwellers are unable to transmit very much of this wealth of wisdom and truth to the minds of their mortalˆ subjects because of the lack of commonness of nature and the absence of responsive recognition.
110:4.2 The Thought Adjusterˆˆ is engaged in a constant effort so to spiritˆualize your mindˆ as to evolve your morontiaˆ soul; but you yourself are mostly unconscious of this inner ministry. You are quite incapable of distinguishing the product of your own material intellect from that of the conjoint activities of your soulˆ and the Adjusterˆ.
110:4.3 Certain abrupt presentations of thoughts, conclusions, and other pictures of mindˆ are sometimes the direct or indirect work of the Adjusterˆ; but far more often they are the sudden emergence into consciousness of ideas which have been grouping themselves together in the submerged mental levels, natural and everyday occurrences of normal and ordinary psychic function inherent in the circuitsˆ of the evolving animal mindˆ. (In contrast with these subconscious emanations, the revelations of the Adjusterˆ appear through the realms of the superconscious.)
110:4.4 Trust all matters of mindˆ beyond the dead level of consciousness to the custody of the Adjustersˆ. In due time, if not in this world then on the mansion worldsˆ, they will give good account of their stewardship, and eventually will they bring forth those meanings and values intrusted to their care and keeping. They will resurrect every worthy treasure of the mortalˆ mindˆ if you survive.
110:4.5 There exists a vast gulf between the human and the divineˆ, between man and Godˆ. The Urantiaˆ races are so largely electrically and chemically controlled, so highly animallike in their common behavior, so emotional in their ordinary reactions, that it becomes exceedingly difficult for the Monitorsˆ to guide and direct them. You are so devoid of courageous decisions and consecrated co-operation that your indwellˆing Adjustersˆ find it next to impossible to communicate directly with the human mindˆ. Even when they do find it possible to flash a gleam of new truth to the evolving mortalˆ soulˆ, this spiritˆual revelation often so blinds the creature as to precipitate a convulsion of fanaticism or to initiate some other intellectual upheaval which results disastrously. Many a new religion and strange “ism” has arisen from the aborted, imperfect, misunderstood, and garbled communications of the Thought Adjustersˆ.
110:4.6 For many thousands of years, so the records of Jerusemˆ show, in each generation there have lived fewer and fewer beings who could function safely with self-acting Adjustersˆ. This is an alarming picture, and the supervising personalities of Satanˆia look with favor upon the proposals of some of your more immediate planetary supervisors who advocate the inauguration of measures designed to foster and conserve the higher spiritˆual types of the Urantiaˆ races.
5. Erroneous Concepts of Adjusterˆ Guidance
110:5.1 Do not confuse and confound the mission and influence of the Adjusterˆ with what is commonly called conscience; they are not directly related. Conscience is a human and purely psychic reaction. It is not to be despised, but it is hardly the voice of Godˆ to the soulˆ, which indeed the Adjusterˆ’s would be if such a voice could be heard. Conscience, rightly, admonishes you to do right; but the Adjusterˆ, in addition, endeavors to tell you what truly is right; that is, when and as you are able to perceive the Monitor’s leading.
110:5.2 Man’s dream experiences, that disordered and disconnected parade of the un-co-ordinated sleeping mindˆ, present adequate proof of the failure of the Adjustersˆ to harmonize and associate the divergent factors of the mindˆ of man. The Adjustersˆ simply cannot, in a single lifetime, arbitrarily co-ordinate and synchronize two such unlike and diverse types of thinking as the human and the divineˆ. When they do, as they sometimes have, such souls are translated directly to the mansion worldsˆ without the necessity of passing through the experience of death.
110:5.3 During the slumber season the Adjusterˆ attempts to achieve only that which the will of the indwelt personalityˆ has previously fully approved by the decisions and choosings which were made during times of fully wakeful consciousness, and which have thereby become lodged in the realms of the supermind, the liaison domain of human and divineˆ interrelationship.
110:5.4 While their mortalˆ hosts are asleep, the Adjustersˆ try to register their creations in the higher levels of the material mindˆ, and some of your grotesque dreams indicate their failure to make efficient contact. The absurdities of dream life not only testify to pressure of unexpressed emotions but also bear witness to the horrible distortion of the representations of the spiritˆual concepts presented by the Adjustersˆ. Your own passions, urges, and other innate tendencies translate themselves into the picture and substitute their unexpressed desires for the divineˆ messages which the indwellers are endeavoring to put into the psychic records during unconscious sleep.
110:5.5 It is extremely dangerous to postulate as to the Adjusterˆ content of the dream life. The Adjustersˆ do work during sleep, but your ordinary dream experiences are purely physiologic and psychologic phenomena. Likewise, it is hazardous to attempt the differentiation of the Adjusters’ concept registry from the more or less continuous and conscious reception of the dictations of mortalˆ conscience. These are problems which will have to be solved through individual discrimination and personal decision. But a human being would do better to err in rejecting an Adjusterˆ’s expression through believing it to be a purely human experience than to blunder into exalting a reaction of the mortalˆ mindˆ to the sphere of divineˆ dignity. Remember, the influence of a Thought Adjusterˆˆ is for the most part, though not wholly, a superconscious experience.
110:5.6 In varying degrees and increasingly as you ascend the psychic circles, sometimes directly, but more often indirectly, you do communicate with your Adjustersˆ. But it is dangerous to entertain the idea that every new concept originating in the human mindˆ is the dictation of the Adjusterˆ. More often, in beings of your order, that which you accept as the Adjusterˆ’s voice is in reality the emanation of your own intellect. This is dangerous ground, and every human being must settle these problems for himself in accordance with his natural human wisdom and superhumanˆ insight.
110:5.7 The Adjusterˆ of the human being through whom this communication is being made enjoys such a wide scope of activity chiefly because of this human’s almost complete indifference to any outward manifestations of the Adjusterˆ’s inner presence; it is indeed fortunate that he remains consciously quite unconcerned about the entire procedure. He holds one of the highly experienced Adjustersˆ of his day and generation, and yet his passive reaction to, and inactive concern toward, the phenomena associated with the presence in his mindˆ of this versatile Adjusterˆ is pronounced by the guardian of destinyˆˆ to be a rare and fortuitous reaction. And all this constitutes a favorable co-ordination of influences, favorable both to the Adjusterˆ in the higher sphere of action and to the human partner from the standpoints of health, efficiency, and tranquillity.
6. The Seven Psychic Circles
110:6.1 The sum total of personalityˆ realization on a material world is contained within the successive conquest of the seven psychic circles of mortalˆ potentialityˆ. Entrance upon the seventh circle marks the beginning of true human personalityˆ function. Completion of the first circle denotes the relative maturity of the mortalˆ being. Though the traversal of the seven circles of cosmic growth does not equal fusionˆ with the Adjusterˆ, the mastery of these circles marks the attainment of those steps which are preliminary to Adjusterˆ fusionˆˆ.
110:6.2 The Adjusterˆ is your equal partner in the attainment of the seven circles — the achievement of comparative mortalˆ maturity. The Adjusterˆ ascends the circles with you from the seventh to the first but progresses to the status of supremacyˆ and self-activity quite independent of the active co-operation of the mortalˆ mindˆ.
110:6.3 The psychic circles are not exclusively intellectual, neither are they wholly morontialˆ; they have to do with personalityˆ status, mindˆ attainment, soulˆ growth, and Adjusterˆ attunement. The successful traversal of these levels demands the harmonious functioning of the entire personalityˆ, not merely of some one phase thereof. The growth of the parts does not equal the true maturation of the whole; the parts really grow in proportion to the expansion of the entire self — the whole self — material, intellectual, and spiritˆual.
110:6.4 When the development of the intellectual nature proceeds faster than that of the spiritˆual, such a situation renders communication with the Thought Adjusterˆˆ both difficult and dangerous. Likewise, overspiritual development tends to produce a fanatical and perverted interpretation of the spiritˆ leadings of the divineˆ indweller. Lack of spiritˆual capacity makes it very difficult to transmit to such a material intellect the spiritˆual truths resident in the higher superconsciousness. It is to the mindˆ of perfectˆ poise, housed in a body of clean habits, stabilized neural energies, and balanced chemical function — when the physical, mental, and spiritˆual powersˆ are in triune harmony of development — that a maximum of light and truth can be imparted with a minimum of temporal danger or risk to the real welfare of such a being. By such a balanced growth does man ascend the circles of planetary progression one by one, from the seventh to the first.
110:6.5 The Adjustersˆ are always near you and of you, but rarely can they speak directly, as another being, to you. Circle by circle your intellectual decisions, moralˆ choosings, and spiritˆual development add to the ability of the Adjusterˆ to function in your mind; circle by circle you thereby ascend from the lower stages of Adjusterˆ association and mindˆ attunement, so that the Adjusterˆ is increasingly enabled to register his picturizations of destinyˆ with augmenting vividness and conviction upon the evolving consciousness of this God-seeking mind-soul.
110:6.6 Every decision you make either impedes or facilitates the function of the Adjusterˆ; likewise do these very decisions determine your advancement in the circles of human achievement. It is true that the supremacyˆ of a decision, its crisis relationship, has a great deal to do with its circle-making influence; nevertheless, numbers of decisions, frequent repetitions, persistent repetitions, are also essential to the habit-forming certainty of such reactions.
110:6.7 It is difficult precisely to define the seven levels of human progression, for the reason that these levels are personal; they are variable for each individual and are apparently determined by the growth capacity of each human being. The conquest of these levels of cosmic evolution is reflected in three ways:
110:6.8 1. Adjusterˆ attunement. The spiritˆizing mindˆ nears the Adjusterˆ presence proportional to circle attainment.
110:6.9 2. Soulˆ evolution. The emergence of the morontiaˆ soulˆ indicates the extent and depth of circle mastery.
110:6.10 3. Personalityˆ reality. The degree of selfhood reality is directly determined by circle conquest. Persons become more real as they ascend from the seventh to the first level of mortalˆ existence.
110:6.11 As the circles are traversed, the child of material evolution is growing into the mature human of immortal potentialityˆ. The shadowy reality of the embryonic nature of a seventh circler is giving way to the clearer manifestation of the emerging morontiaˆ nature of a local universeˆˆ citizen.
110:6.12 While it is impossible precisely to define the seven levels, or psychic circles, of human growth, it is permissible to suggest the minimum and maximum limits of these stages of maturity realization:
110:6.13 The seventh circle. This level is entered when human beings develop the powersˆ of personal choice, individual decision, moralˆ responsibility, and the capacity for the attainment of spiritˆual individuality. This signifies the united function of the seven adjutant mind-spiritsˆ under the direction of the spiritˆ of wisdomˆ, the encircuitment of the mortalˆ creature in the influence of the Holyˆ Spiritˆˆ, and, on Urantiaˆ, the first functioning of the Spiritˆ of Truthˆ, together with the reception of a Thought Adjusterˆˆ in the mortalˆ mindˆ. Entrance upon the seventh circle constitutes a mortalˆ creature a truly potential citizen of the local universeˆˆ.
110:6.14 The third circle. The Adjusterˆ’s work is much more effective after the human ascenderˆ attains the third circle and receives a personal seraphicˆ guardian of destinyˆˆ. While there is no apparent concert of effort between the Adjusterˆ and the seraphicˆ guardian, nonetheless there is to be observed an unmistakable improvement in all phases of cosmic achievement and spiritˆual development subsequent to the assignment of the personal seraphicˆ attendant. When the third circle is attained, the Adjusterˆ endeavors to morontiaˆize the mindˆ of man during the remainder of the mortalˆ life span, to make the remaining circles, and achieve the final stage of the divineˆ-human association before natural deathˆ dissolves the unique partnership.
110:6.15 The first circle. The Adjusterˆ cannot, ordinarily, speak directly and immediately with you until you attain the first and final circle of progressive mortalˆ achievement. This level represents the highest possible realization of mind-Adjuster relationship in the human experience prior to the liberation of the evolving morontiaˆ soulˆ from the habiliments of the material body. Concerning mindˆ, emotions, and cosmic insight, this achievement of the first psychic circle is the nearest possible approach of material mindˆ and spiritˆ Adjusterˆ in human experience.
110:6.16 Perhaps these psychic circles of mortalˆ progression would be better denominated cosmic levels — actualˆ meaning grasps and value realizations of progressive approach to the morontiaˆ consciousness of initial relationship of the evolutionaryˆ soulˆ with the emerging Supremeˆ Beingˆ. And it is this very relationship that makes it forever impossible fully to explain the significance of the cosmic circles to the material mindˆ. These circle attainments are only relatively related to God-consciousness. A seventh or sixth circler can be almost as truly God-knowingˆ — sonshipˆ conscious — as a second or first circler, but such lower circle beings are far less conscious of experientialˆ relation to the Supremeˆ Beingˆ, universeˆ citizenship. The attainment of these cosmic circles will become a part of the ascenders’ experience on the mansion worldsˆ if they fail of such achievement before natural deathˆ.
110:6.17 The motivation of faithˆ makes experientialˆ the full realization of man’s sonshipˆ with Godˆ, but action, completion of decisions, is essential to the evolutionaryˆ attainment of consciousness of progressive kinship with the cosmic actualˆity of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ. Faithˆ transmutes potentials to actualsˆ in the spiritˆual world, but potentials become actualsˆ in the finiteˆ realms of the Supremeˆ only by and through the realization of choice-experience. But choosing to do the will of Godˆ joins spiritˆual faithˆ to material decisions in personalityˆ action and thus supplies a divineˆ and spiritˆual fulcrum for the more effective functioning of the human and material leverage of God-hungerˆ. Such a wise co-ordination of material and spiritˆual forcesˆ greatly augments both cosmic realization of the Supremeˆ and morontiaˆ comprehension of the Paradiseˆ Deitiesˆ.
110:6.18 The mastery of the cosmic circles is related to the quantitative growth of the morontiaˆ soulˆ, the comprehension of supremeˆ meanings. But the qualitative status of this immortal soulˆ is wholly dependent on the grasp of living faithˆ upon the Paradiseˆ-potential fact-value that mortalˆ man is a son of the eternalˆ Godˆ. Therefore does a seventh circler go on to the mansion worldsˆ to attain further quantitative realization of cosmic growth just as does a second or even a first circler.
110:6.19 There is only an indirect relation between cosmic-circle attainment and actualˆ spiritˆual religious experience; such attainments are reciprocal and therefore mutually beneficial. Purely spiritˆual development may have little to do with planetary material prosperity, but circle attainment always augments the potential of human success and mortalˆ achievement.
110:6.20 From the seventh to the third circle there occurs increased and unified action of the seven adjutant mind-spiritsˆ in the task of weaning the mortalˆ mindˆ from its dependence on the realities of the material life mechanisms preparatory to increased introduction to morontiaˆ levels of experience. From the third circle onward the adjutant influence progressively diminishes.
110:6.21 The seven circles embrace mortalˆ experience extending from the highest purely animal level to the lowest actualˆ contactual morontiaˆ level of self-consciousness as a personalityˆ experience. The mastery of the first cosmic circle signalizes the attainment of premorontiaˆ mortalˆ maturity and marks the termination of the conjoint ministry of the adjutant mind-spiritsˆ as an exclusive influence of mindˆ action in the human personalityˆ. Beyond the first circle, mindˆ becomes increasingly akin to the intelligence of the morontiaˆ stage of evolution, the conjoined ministry of the cosmic mindˆ and the superadjutant endowment of the Creative Spiritˆˆ of a local universeˆˆ.
110:6.22 The great days in the individual careers of Adjustersˆ are: first, when the human subject breaks through into the third psychic circle, thus insuring the Monitor’s self-activity and increased range of function (provided the indweller was not already self-acting); then, when the human partner attains the first psychic circle, and they are thereby enabled to intercommunicate, at least to some degree; and last, when they are finally and eternallˆy fused.
7. The Attainment of Immortality
110:7.1 The achievement of the seven cosmic circles does not equal Adjusterˆ fusionˆˆ. There are many mortalsˆ living on Urantiaˆ who have attained their circles; but fusionˆ depends on yet other greater and more sublime spiritˆual achievements, upon the attainment of a final and complete attunement of the mortalˆ will with the will of Godˆ as it is resident in the Thought Adjusterˆˆ.
110:7.2 When a human being has completed the circles of cosmic achievement, and further, when the final choosing of the mortalˆ will permits the Adjusterˆ to complete the association of human identity with the morontialˆ soulˆ during evolutionaryˆ and physical life, then do such consummated liaisons of soulˆ and Adjusterˆ go on independently to the mansion worldsˆ, and there is issued the mandate from Uversaˆ which provides for the immediate fusionˆ of the Adjusterˆ and the morontialˆ soulˆ. This fusionˆ during physical life instantly consumes the material body; the human beings who might witness such a spectacle would only observe the translating mortalˆ disappear “in chariots of fire.”
110:7.3 Most Adjustersˆ who have translated their subjects from Urantiaˆ were highly experienced and of record as previous indwellers of numerous mortalsˆ on other spheres. Remember, Adjustersˆ gain valuable indwellˆing experience on planets of the loan order; it does not follow that Adjustersˆ only gain experience for advanced work in those mortalˆ subjects who fail to survive.
110:7.4 Subsequent to mortalˆ fusionˆ the Adjustersˆ share your destinyˆ and experience; they are you. After the fusionˆ of the immortal morontiaˆ soulˆ and the associated Adjusterˆ, all of the experience and all of the values of the one eventually become the possession of the other, so that the two are actuallˆy one entity. In a certain sense, this new being is of the eternalˆ past as well as for the eternalˆ future. All that was once human in the surviving soulˆ and all that is experientiallˆy divineˆ in the Adjusterˆ now become the actualˆ possession of the new and ever-ascending universeˆ personalityˆ. But on each universeˆ level the Adjusterˆ can endow the new creature only with those attributes which are meaningful and of value on that level. An absoluteˆ oneness with the divineˆ Monitor, a complete exhaustion of the endowment of an Adjusterˆ, can only be achieved in eternityˆ subsequent to the final attainment of the Universal Fatherˆ, the Father of spiritsˆ, ever the source of these divineˆ gifts.
110:7.5 When the evolving soulˆ and the divineˆ Adjusterˆ are finally and eternallˆy fused, each gains all of the experiencible qualities of the other. This co-ordinate personalityˆ possesses all of the experientialˆ memory of survival once held by the ancestral mortalˆ mindˆ and then resident in the morontiaˆ soulˆ, and in addition thereto this potential finaliterˆ embraces all the experientialˆ memory of the Adjusterˆ throughout the mortalˆ indwellˆings of all time. But it will require an eternityˆ of the future for an Adjusterˆ ever completely to endow the personalityˆ partnership with the meanings and values which the divineˆ Monitor carries forward from the eternityˆ of the past.
110:7.6 But with the vast majority of Urantians the Adjusterˆ must patiently await the arrival of death deliverance; must await the liberation of the emerging soulˆ from the well-nigh complete domination of the energyˆ patternsˆ and chemical forcesˆ inherent in your material order of existence. The chief difficulty you experience in contacting with your Adjustersˆ consists in this very inherent material nature. So few mortalsˆ are real thinkers; you do not spiritˆually develop and discipline your minds to the point of favorable liaison with the divineˆ Adjustersˆ. The ear of the human mindˆ is almost deaf to the spiritˆual pleas which the Adjusterˆ translates from the manifold messages of the universal broadcasts of love proceeding from the Father of mercies. The Adjusterˆ finds it almost impossible to register these inspiring spiritˆ leadings in an animal mindˆ so completely dominated by the chemical and electrical forcesˆ inherent in your physical natures.
110:7.7 Adjustersˆ rejoice to make contact with the mortalˆ mind; but they must be patient through the long years of silent sojourn during which they are unable to break through animal resistance and directly communicate with you. The higher the Thought Adjustersˆ ascend in the scale of service, the more efficient they become. But never can they greet you, in the flesh, with the same full, sympathetic, and expressionful affection as they will when you discern them mindˆ to mindˆ on the mansion worldsˆ.
110:7.8 During mortalˆ life the material body and mindˆ separate you from your Adjusterˆ and prevent free communication; subsequent to death, after the eternalˆ fusionˆ, you and the Adjusterˆ are one — you are not distinguishable as separate beings — and thus there exists no need for communication as you would understand it.
110:7.9 While the voice of the Adjusterˆ is ever within you, most of you will hear it seldom during a lifetime. Human beings below the third and second circles of attainment rarely hear the Adjusterˆ’s direct voice except in moments of supremeˆ desire, in a supremeˆ situation, and consequent upon a supremeˆ decisionˆ.
110:7.10 During the making and breaking of a contact between the mortalˆ mindˆ of a destinyˆ reservist and the planetary supervisors, sometimes the indwellˆing Adjusterˆ is so situated that it becomes possible to transmit a message to the mortalˆ partner. Not long since, on Urantiaˆ, such a message was transmitted by a self-acting Adjusterˆ to the human associate, a member of the reserve corpsˆ of destinyˆ. This message was introduced by these words: “And now, without injury or jeopardy to the subject of my solicitous devotion and without intent to overchastise or discourage, for me, make record of this my plea to him.” Then followed a beautifully touching and appealing admonition. Among other things, the Adjusterˆ pleaded “that he more faithfully give me his sincere co-operation, more cheerfully endure the tasks of my emplacement, more faithfully carry out the program of my arrangement, more patiently go through the trials of my selection, more persistently and cheerfully tread the path of my choosing, more humbly receive credit that may accrue as a result of my ceaseless endeavors — thus transmit my admonition to the man of my indwellˆing. Upon him I bestow the supremeˆ devotion and affection of a divineˆ spiritˆ. And say further to my beloved subject that I will function with wisdom and powerˆ until the very end, until the last earth struggle is over; I will be true to my personalityˆ trust. And I exhort him to survival, not to disappoint me, not to deprive me of the reward of my patient and intense struggle. On the human will our achievement of personalityˆ depends. Circle by circle I have patiently ascended this human mindˆ, and I have testimony that I am meeting the approval of the chief of my kind. Circle by circle I am passing on to judgment. I await with pleasure and without apprehension the roll call of destinyˆ; I am prepared to submit all to the tribunals of the Ancients of Daysˆ.”
110:7.11 [Presented by a Solitary Messenger of Orvontonˆ.]