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Personality after death

Q: Are personal characters and behaviors carried by the soul after death? Will a person act out these characters in the Father's mansions?

A:  I can't say that when we wake up in the Father's Mansions that we will feel just as we do when we die, whether that may be happy, sad or fearful. One thing we are told is:

47:4.5 Your Adjuster memory remains fully intact as you ascend the morontia life. Those mental associations that were purely animalistic and wholly material naturally perished with the physical brain, but everything in your mental life which was worth while, and which had survival value, was counterparted by the Adjuster and is retained as a part of personal memory all the way through the ascendant career. You will be conscious of all your worth-while experiences as you advance from one mansion world to another and from one section of the universe to another—even to Paradise.

One of the purposes of the Mansion World experience is to provide mortals with what The Urantia Book calls "deficiency ministry:"

47:3.8 Almost the entire experience of mansion world number one pertains to deficiency ministry. Survivors arriving on this first of the detention spheres present so many and such varied defects of creature character and deficiencies of mortal experience that the major activities of the realm are occupied with the correction and cure of these manifold legacies of the life in the flesh on the material evolutionary worlds of time and space.

Overriding emotions of anger or fear would certainly be addressed on this world. I suspect that the causes for such negative emotion will be dealt with, so that any negative emotions can be corrected, as we finally are free from those causal elements that produced such emotions. On the Mansion Worlds, we will be able to grow emotionally healthy as our true personalities become more free of expression.

Our true selves—our true personalities—are of God, and so I think we can expect that as we journey on through the Father's mansions, we will be taught how to allow our true beauty to emerge, and to shed those parts of us that do not contribute to that growth.

Here are more passages on this topic:

47:4.7 Biological deficiencies were largely made up on the first mansion world. There defects in planetary experiences pertaining to sex life, family association, and parental function were either corrected or were projected for future rectification among the Material Son families on Jerusem.

Mansonia number two more specifically provides for the removal of all phases of intellectual conflict and for the cure of all varieties of mental disharmony. The effort to master the significance of morontia mota, begun on the first mansion world, is here more earnestly continued. The development on mansonia number two compares with the intellectual status of the post-Magisterial Son culture of the ideal evolutionary worlds.

Thanks again for writing to us. I hope that this reply has at least partially answered your question and I hope that you'll click on the links so that you can get a bigger picture of what awaits us in our eternal journey after mortal death. You can read more about the Mansion Worlds HERE

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