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109:5.1 Supreme and self-acting Adjusters are often able to contribute factors of spiritual import to the human mind when it flows freely in the liberated but controlled channels of creative imagination. At such times, and sometimes during sleep, the Adjuster is able to arrest the mental currents, to stay the flow, and then to divert the idea procession; and all this is done in order to effect deep spiritual transformations in the higher recesses of the superconsciousness. Thus are the forces and energies of mind more fully adjusted to the key of the contactual tones of the spiritual level of the present and the future.


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109:5.2 It is sometimes possible to have the mind illuminated, to hear the divine voice that continually speaks within you, so that you may become partially conscious of the wisdom,truth, goodness, and beauty of the potential personality constantly indwelling you.


Supreme and self-acting Adjusters are able to "arrest the mental currents" and "effect deep spiritual transformations in the higher recesses of the superconsciousness." In essence specialized TAs remove the mind's awareness to cause spiritual transformations in the higher recesses of the superconscious.

I believe this act of arresting mental currents renders the mind in a state of partially lost consciousness during wake; this is a description of trance induction.

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We are told the following:

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109:5.1 Supreme and self-acting Adjusters are often able to contribute factors of spiritual import to the human mind when it flows freely in the liberated but controlled channels of creative imagination. At such times, and sometimes during sleep, the Adjuster is able to arrest the mental currents, to stay the flow, and then to divert the idea procession; and all this is done in order to effect deep spiritual transformations in the higher recesses of the superconsciousness. Thus are the forces and energies of mind more fully adjusted to the key of the contactual tones of the spiritual level of the present and the future.


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109:5.2 It is sometimes possible to have the mind illuminated, to hear the divine voice that continually speaks within you, so that you may become partially conscious of the wisdom,truth, goodness, and beauty of the potential personality constantly indwelling you.


Supreme and self-acting Adjusters are able to "arrest the mental currents" and "effect deep spiritual transformations in the higher recesses of the superconsciousness." In essence specialized TAs remove the mind's awareness to cause spiritual transformations in the higher recesses of the superconscious.

I believe this act of arresting mental currents renders the mind in a state of partially lost consciousness during wake; this is a description of trance induction.


I believe you are correct to believe this, BB.


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Although I personally believe that these trance like states may last but microseconds, if that, or impart the message in a series of instants that require no passage of time at all. Time is succession of instants. An instant is an eternal now. Time is, therefore, a succession of eternal nows. The absolute of time being eternity.

We cannot see this trance like state as daydreaming. It is rather akin to Paul saying to be as if in continual prayer, to pray without ceasing.


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Although I personally believe that these trance like states may last but microseconds, if that, or impart the message in a series of instants that require no passage of time at all. Time is succession of instants. An instant is an eternal now. Time is, therefore, a succession of eternal nows. The absolute of time being eternity.

We cannot see this trance like state as daydreaming. It is rather akin to Paul saying to be as if in continual prayer, to pray without ceasing.



People report of experiencing a phenomenon called - deja view. And then there is the absent mindedness. Perhaps one of them is the moment TA directly makes contact and is able to avail itself of impressing upon the mind matters of spiritual import.

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110:3.1 ...But usually, when your Adjuster attempts to communicate with you, the message is lost in the material currents of the energy streams of human mind; only occasionally do you catch an echo, a faint and distant echo, of the divine voice.

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A study on Zoning out you may find interesting.

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"The regions of the brain that become active during mind wandering belong to two important networks. One is known as the executive control system. Located mainly in the front of the brain, these regions exert a top-down influence on our conscious and unconscious thought, directing the brain’s activity toward important goals. The other regions belong to another network called the default network. In 2001 a group led by neuroscientist Marcus Raichle at Washington University discovered that this network was more active when people were simply sitting idly in a brain scanner than when they were asked to perform a particular task. The default network also becomes active during certain kinds of self-referential thinking, such as reflecting on personal experiences or picturing yourself in the future."

source: The Brain: Stop Paying Attention: Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State

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The secret :wink:

196:0.10 Jesus brought to God, as a man of the realm, the greatest of all offerings: the consecration and dedication of his own will to the majestic service of doing the divine will. Jesus always and consistently interpreted religion wholly in terms of the Father's will. When you study the career of the Master, as concerns prayer or any other feature of the religious life, look not so much for what he taught as for what he did. Jesus never prayed as a religious duty. To him prayer was a sincere expression of spiritual attitude, a declaration of soul loyalty, a recital of personal devotion, an expression of thanksgiving, an avoidance of emotional tension, a prevention of conflict, an exaltation of intellection, an ennoblement of desire, a vindication of moral decision, an enrichment of thought, an invigoration of higher inclinations, a consecration of impulse, a clarification of viewpoint, a declaration of faith, a transcendental surrender of will, a sublime assertion of confidence, a revelation of courage, the proclamation of discovery, a confession of supreme devotion, the validation of consecration, a technique for the adjustment of difficulties, and the mighty mobilization of the combined soul powers to withstand all human tendencies toward selfishness, evil, and sin. He lived just such a life of prayerful consecration to the doing of his Father's will and ended his life triumphantly with just such a prayer. The secret of his unparalleled religious life was this consciousness of the presence of God; and he attained it by intelligent prayer and sincere worship—unbroken communion with God—and not by leadings, voices, visions, or extraordinary religious practices.


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196:0.10 The secret of his unparalleled religious life was this consciousness of the presence of God; and he attained it by intelligent prayer and sincere worship—unbroken communion with God—and not by leadings, voices, visions, or extraordinary religious practices.[/color]



hearing voices is different than hearing a divine voice...

110:3.1 ...But usually, when your Adjuster attempts to communicate with you, the message is lost in the material currents of the energy streams of human mind; only occasionally do you catch an echo, a faint and distant echo, of the divine voice.

Spiritual vision:

100:6.8 Even evolutionary religion is all of this in loyalty and grandeur because it is a genuine experience. But revelatory religion is excellent as well as genuine. The new loyalties of enlarged spiritual vision create new levels of love and devotion, of service and fellowship; and all this enhanced social outlook produces an enlarged consciousness of the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.

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coop,

Thank you for the excellent quote. Allow me to offer another which reveals a different angle to Adjuster contact:

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The contact of the mortal mind with its indwelling Adjuster, while often favored by devoted meditation, is more frequently facilitated by wholehearted and loving service in unselfish ministry to one's fellow creatures.91:7:1


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coop, there are different voices. There is the self generated, conscience voice and there is the divine voice, our inner voice, the Thought Adjuster. The two are not the same. Also one's visual acuity is dependent on soul growth. There are those whose field of vision penetrate far enough to access morontia realities. Even the energy transformers could visualize higher realities to the mortal mind as we are told.

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Greetings,

I'm wondering if anyone knows what is meant by, "liberated but controlled channels of creative imagination".

Another question I've often pondered is, what is the difference between the consciousness of knowing God and superconscious communion with God?

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Greetings,

I'm wondering if anyone knows what is meant by, "liberated but controlled channels of creative imagination".


Creativity... Stepping outside the box of orthodoxy and approaching truth creatively... A picture is worth a thousand words as the saying goes. Symbols are pictures. Symbols among other things can take on the form of words, hence, "word symbol." They convey multiple meanings simultaneously. We are told by the revelators they seek to enhance our spiritual perception through word symbol; word symbols are more than just a word; they enlarge the understanding of words. One must liberate themselves of dogma to open the channels of creativity.


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Another question I've often pondered is, what is the difference between the consciousness of knowing God and superconscious communion with God?



107:0.4, "...Every mortal who is consciously or unconsciously following the leading of his indwelling Adjuster is living in accordance with the will of God. Consciousness of Adjuster presence is consciousness of God's presence."

Consciousness of knowing God, to my understanding, is acknowledgment of his indwelling, the Father fragment. Superconscious communion, on the other hand, is a profound, intimate contact between mind and TA, as it goes beyond mere awareness of the fact of an inner presence of the fragment. TA's work is impressed in the superconscious realm of the mind, and the information then is fed downstream into the conscious mind. A dream sometimes is evidence of this event.

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(148:6.10) ...the Father...speaks within the human heart as a still, small voice, saying, `This is the way; walk therein.' Do you not comprehend that God dwells within you, that he has become what you are that he may make you what he is!"

Here is another quote regarding the voice of God-within:
(110:7.9) While the voice of the Adjuster 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 Adjuster's direct voice except in moments of supreme desire, in a supreme situation, and consequent upon a supreme decision.

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(101:1.2) The Thought Adjuster has no special mechanism through which to gain self-expression; there is no mystic religious faculty for the reception or expression of religious emotions. These experiences are made available through the naturally ordained mechanism of mortal mind. And therein lies one explanation of the Adjuster's difficulty in engaging in direct communication with the material mind of its constant indwelling.

The divine spirit makes contact with mortal man, not by feelings or emotions, but in the realm of the highest and most spiritualized thinking. It is your thoughts, not your feelings, that lead you Godward. The divine nature may be perceived only with the eyes of the mind. But the mind that really discerns God, hears the indwelling Adjuster, is the pure mind. "Without holiness no man may see the Lord." All such inner and spiritual communion is termed spiritual insight. Such religious experiences result from the impress made upon the mind of man by the combined operations of the Adjuster and the Spirit of Truth as they function amid and upon the ideas, ideals, insights, and spirit strivings of the evolving sons of God.

We see by these quotes that the best way to find this voice within is through our highest thinking, as that is where the combined Spirit of God (the Thought Adjuster) and the Spirit of Truth (Jesus) work together for our highest good.
Even though it may seem difficult from the above quotes to actually experience the hearing of God's voice, we are not left only with difficulty. A very practical way that The Urantia Book helps us to find and hear the Divine voice, is through the prayerful practice of conversing with our "alter ego." Consider this quote:

(91:3.7) Enlightened prayer must recognize not only an external and personal God but also an internal and impersonal Divinity, the indwelling Adjuster. It is altogether fitting that man, when he prays, should strive to grasp the concept of the Universal Father on Paradise; but the more effective technique for most practical purposes will be to revert to the concept of a near-by alter ego, just as the primitive mind was wont to do, and then to recognize that the idea of this alter ego has evolved from a mere fiction to the truth of God's indwelling mortal man in the factual presence of the Adjuster so that man can talk face to face, as it were, with a real and genuine and divine alter ego that indwells him and is the very presence and essence of the living God, the Universal Father.

http://truthbook.com/urantia/faq/how-to-find-gods-voice


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Breaking through the seven psychic circles will put you in intimate contact with your higher self.

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