Alabama, US of A, January 21, 2014.
Teacher: Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “Mind and Spirit.”
Message received by Oscar.
Thought Adjuster: “Jesus suggested that the main motivation for human beings should be their most sincere intentions. Many religions teach that mortals should examine themselves, see their mistakes, and make the necessary adjustments. This is a useful and necessary task, but it does not promote spiritual progress on its own. Only when a human being feels the fervent desire to be better will the profound character transformations, bringing them closer to the object of their worship – the Father, take place.
Religion should not be limited to a simple intellectual exercise. The mind and the spirit are two different things. The mind is where human beings sketch their reality. Spirit is the moving force that is constantly motivating human efforts. The mind is the conscious efforts of man, his decisions. Spirit is the inspiration, the nudging, the guidance, and the guarantee of achievement. Humans cannot force spirit with their intellect, but spirit can touch the human intellect and elevate it to transcendental purposes.
The simple fact of saying ‘I want to be better’ can be the intent, but cannot withstand the challenges and the trials of everyday life. A simple statement of desiring eternal life can be noble, but cannot overcome errors or failure, when a creature must face the consequences of her irreflexive actions. Only the desire inspired by spirit will let you rise each time the weight of your mistaken decisions brings you down and will motivate you to move forward when the limitations of your human nature become painfully evident.
Jesus expected that all His children/siblings on this earth adopted a philosophy of life based on sincere spiritual searching. He knew how fragile human will could be and knew first-hand how the appearances of the world could confuse a sincere soul. The honest spiritual search – with the meekness and the humility of a child – is the only thing that can ensure the constant flow of spiritual inspiration to achieve success in life. The human mind will not transform men and make them more spiritual. Rather, spirit is the one that transforms the mind and brings men to eternal life. This is the key to building your faith upon solid foundations.
A faith that is solely intellectual will crumble easily due to the discoveries of more advanced ages. A faith based on miracles becomes skeptic when knowing that miracles can have rather mundane explanations. However, a faith that is based on spirit keeps the soul nourished and inspired to continue discovering new values and meanings in everyday life, since all creatures who carry the Presence of God in their being can truly discover Him in every moment, directly and without intermediaries in the personal experience.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Faith is just curiosity tinged with hope — Thought Adjuster.