2007-11-12-Being Mother Spirit
Marin – MAR #143.1
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Being Mother Spirit
o 1.2 Group: Marin TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Nebadonia
o 2.2 TR: JL
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Opening
o 3.2 Exercise
Topic: Being Mother Spirit
Group: Marin TeaM
Dear Mother Spirit and Michael, Welcome. We welcome you with the bright eyes of our souls and the yearnings and hopes of our hearts. Help us feel your subtle presence here with us as we hear your inspirational, insightful words. We especially enjoyed your last series of lessons on what you mean by us being creatures of free will dignity. You taught us how to grow in that dignity through realizing and then transcending with creativity, reflection, and courage—spirit, mind, and heart, the limitations that condition our free will. So continue on, dear parents. Could you tell us a little more about what you mean by this being a social grace contributing to others, as well as a personal spiritual achievement? Thank you. Amen.
NEBADONIA: Good evening, my dear children, this is your spirit mother, Nebadonia–daughter of the Infinite Spirit, spirit mother to the whole host of inhabited worlds here in Nebadon.
Mother Spirit (Being Mother Spirit)
NEBADONIA: Tonight, before I answer your question directly, I would like to take you on a mind journey. Just breathe deeply and relax; let yourself expand. Ride along on my voice or, for those of you who will come to read these words, maybe read a sentence or two and then close your eyes and say them over again to yourself, for I will be here with you.
NEBADONIA: Imagine yourself expanding out and out into thousands upon thousands of cubic light years of space. Out you go beyond the architectural spheres of Salvington, past the one hundred constellations of Nebadon and all their architectural spheres as well, out to the ten thousand local systems with their capitals and satellite architectural spheres.
Imagine all the teeming life on them of the different direct orders of sons and daughters of Michael and I, and then peopled with all the trillions upon trillions of ascendant mortals working their way in towards you from what we call the Nurseries of Time and Space. Imagine the thousands of new worlds, some only a few billion years old, being implanted by the Life Carriers, where your own spirit will be guiding their living evolution. Then also imagine, my dear children, those worlds on which animal life is crossing the threshold to humankind, where all of a sudden with an individual, or two–as happened on Urantia–a certain quality of decision is made and instantly your Spirit/Adjutants of Wisdom and Worship find response in their early human minds; and immediately their experience becomes part of you own consciousness.
Expand that consciousness to almost four million evolutionary worlds with all their endless trillions of human inhabitants, all their lives being part of your own, tenderly held within the space of your own being of those thousands upon thousands of cubic light years of space, with millions and millions of blazing suns, solar systems, evolutionary worlds, all those architectural spheres. That’s me. This is what it is to be the Mother Spirit of a Local Universe.
Now with all that, imagine what a delight it is to be able to tune into a single human being as he or she simply sets their own personal response aside for a while so I can talk with you this way, address my children directly, and interact with them–carry on conversations. Imagine worlds only slightly more advanced than yours where this ability to communicate out loud–so to speak–is held by almost all the adult citizens of those worlds.
Circuits (The interconnected-ness of all personal life)
NEBADONIA: So: you can see I’m quite a social creature. Our lives are totally intermingled. Yours is mine from the moment you personally cross that same threshold and become a creature of will dignity, a fully human being. Also from that moment on Michael and I can come to you consciously in so many different ways, directly and even indirectly, with a whole spiritual family, if you welcome us into your life.
Your Urantia book delineates in great detail, and we have mentioned occasionally, the fact of Universe Reflectivity, a kind of instantaneous communication promulgated into the realms of time and space by the Infinite Spirit–of whom I am the daughter, and whom I help by relaying to my own Local Universe. Tonight I hope to give you some inkling, some feeling of spiritual dimensions, particularly ones that allow for instantaneous communication that transcends time and space to link all the personal, organized life throughout the seven inhabited galaxies.
You could think of this as an extension of all the electronic media just zipping right through your body as you sit here listening to me or reading these words. The fact you can use your cell phone inside your house or vehicle means those microwaves are vibrating right through that material, even your own body, without disturbing that material or you. Though it is not accurate literally but only somewhat by analogy, you could understand spirit as a much higher vibration that transcends and interpenetrates the slower physical frequencies of time/space.
These are the real dimensions we tease you with, the ones you will have a much greater experience of in your next Morontia state. For as you grow in the Morontia life through hundreds of personality-manifestation modulations, this is what gives meaning to that growth. You’ll be encountering more and more dimensions of spirit as you go along and your Morontia body is re-keyed, as it were, to pick up ever greater numbers of these dimensions. So as Michael says, just let it blow your mind a bit. Enjoy a bit of awe that all this, which is so far just a part of your imagination, all this really exists out here. It’s all going on, all these endless trillions of lives of so many different orders of beings, all concurrent with your own human life.
This is part of the potential you have, my children, that this will be yours to enjoy some day as your personality constantly grows and modulates. You are made for this. You have the potential to expand, to grow, to encounter and encompass all of this without limit. Just think: after the billions and billions of years it will take you to reach Paradise up through the seventh Superuniverse and Havona, you will still have six more other Superuniverses to explore. So can you get some feel now, my children, of the inter-connected-ness of all of this personal life, some real sense of the living body of the actualizing Supreme Being?
I know it’s hard to conceive of some kind of personal reality, some real Person who encompasses all of this, yet still is distinct from God the Father, the Eternal Son, the Infinite Spirit, and the seven Master Spirits of Paradise. These are just hints of all these other dimensions you will encounter; but all this is real: it’s all really happening.
It’s an enormously social group out here, all connected instantaneously right through time and space. Their natures are most profoundly different from that of human society and human cultures by the more mature free will dignity of all the component personal beings. Just as you grow into your free will estate as you mature, so the spirit realm is just a fantastic extension of this where the key words are spontaneity and creativity. There is a limit to which we can push your words and still keep your understanding somewhat coherent and unified without becoming simplistic. But I can say that our experience of reality is much more instantaneously detailed and spontaneously creative, just fantastically expanded from what you know now.
Think of your beloved ascendant-mortal friends who can transmit to you much as I am doing this evening. Even they who have not yet gone beyond your Local System, their spirits can be in what you would think of as many places at the same time, while they have a discreet body much more subtle and real than the one you inhabit. If all this sounds fantastic, good! That is my intention. It is my delight to tease you so to stretch your imagination and take you out of yourself for even a few minutes. Relax in your human space, then come back to yourself and feel all the more solid and real because your “now” has expanded just a little more.
Self-mastery (Becoming both more individualized and sociable)
NEBADONIA: And so you see, my children, how the members of the spiritual community are both more individualized–since each soul is much more self-realized in its God-created uniqueness–yet at the very same time more sociable, able to interact across all the different orders of personal beings–ascendant mortals, Melchizedeks, Seraphim, Cherubim, all the student visitors from other realms, then all the Paradise origin beings intermingling in amongst everyone.
This is the way you too can grow, for ongoing human life need not be a zero-sum game. Spiritual growth allows you to become ever more aware of your uniqueness, and embrace it, without going off on what you call an ego trip, some mere illusion, born of insecurity, that actually diminishes who and what you are. The security gained in touching your real self, your own soul, allows you to forget yourself in this newfound confidence, let go, and become more sociable.
Some years ago your beloved Welmek gave you an exercise of beaming love at every person you see, without exception. Many of you who really, soulfully tried this have experienced how it introduced you to all the unique individuals all around you, you were theretofore screening out through any number of subtle prejudices. Having this strength and courage of character, this desire to love, to beam your love and your good wishes to everyone, has made you more soulfully wealthy by allowing all these other individuals to register.
To answer your question this evening, this is what you have to offer others, this increased sociability along with a clearer and more sharply focused perceptible character. What you call character, my dear children, I think you can realize now is only, but no less than, the perceptible aspect of your souls. As we have said before, it’s not so much that some poor individuals are cursed with a bad character, as simply a lack of character. They’re still being driven too much by general animalistic and primitive human tendencies and have not yet grown into their full, mature human estate and potential. Michael recently went into how this immaturity affects even ones perception of time and the reality you call the future, as one feels relentlessly driven along.
Again: this can be the most wonderful social responsibility that as you grow in your own character and soul and are able to beam this out to share with others, you enrich their lives too with this extra…dimensionality–I’ll call it. You offer them the liberation of soul-wealth to the very degree you’ve achieved it for yourself.
The true faith sons of God, those individuals who are able to realize so much of the next Morontia/soul phase of life while still being human on Urantia, through their power of faith, through their courage of realizing and expressing their true uniqueness of selfhood: these are the persons who serve as shock absorbers within the general population, cushioning all the wild egotism of others’ over-exaggerated and extravagant flights of fantasy, corruption, and predatory behavior. Their contributions are expressed in your ever growing institutions of democracy. This is also the necessity and the glory of free media wherein almost any viewpoint can be expressed. Those with the greatest soul, the most developed characters, serve as shock absorbers offering those with more limited viewpoints and perceptions the ability to recognize a broader, deeper view–as we’ve been expressing it, an enlarged present moment.
Character, Soul (The social function of character and soul)
This is the social function of character and soul. This is literally the glue that holds your societies together right up from the family to the neighborhoods, the cities, the states, the nations. This is the true self-hood that gives life its flavor and forms the basis for the social conventions that allow folks to interact immediately, today, until something better is created tomorrow. So you see, my children, this is how, as you grow in your free will dignity through creativity, through reflection, through courage and decisiveness; this is how you contribute socially the most essential elements of flexibility and growth. And it is happening. There is a general, worldwide evolution taking place, not in any way mechanically inexorable, but inexorable because you are each of you a child of God. You were created with this potential. Social evolution does depend upon each one of you, for society is no other, in reality, than each one of you.
The whole world is evolving ever faster and more comprehensively as your planetary wide communications tie you ever tighter and tighter together, and your ever expanding and maturing democratic institutions allow for greater individual response-ability. So be of good cheer. Welcome, enjoy, thrill in the glory of playing your part in this enormous, real drama. You cannot literally be a Mother Spirit such as me, but you can parallel my loving outreach, and delight in socializing with my children.
When you consider all those about you your brothers and sisters, your siblings in the fatherhood of God, realize if you can this planetary evolution taking place–even as you seek to address those immediate, necessary, practical political considerations.
Keep the ideals of democracy and freedom of communications bright in your mind. Consider all the necessary stages any particular culture or society on Urantia must go through to reach those bright ideals. This is the best way for you to play a part and contribute your uniqueness, and enjoy the uniqueness of all those around you. We invite you to join this great game of cosmic evolution that has been Michael’s and my own from the very beginning. 38.16. Questions and answers to follow.