Illawarra District, Australia, October 8, 2014.
The Damascus Scribe.
Subject: “Enlightenment and the Morontia Mind.”
(Part Two – Dimming Minds and Cosmic Consciousness)

Received by George Barnard.

The Scribe: “We have ‘arrived at’ a balanced, positive, surviving and thriving human being. So where does he or she go from here? There are just two ways to progress from here — the evolution of true enlightenment or the degeneration of a dimming human mind.

“On occasions a momentary, severe or lasting shock to the mind can cause the inability — either permanent or temporary — of Adjutant Mind-Spirits to disengage with human subjects. Such traumatic stress, but even mental illness, injury, disease or genetic aberrations can be the cause of the degeneration of human mind capacity. The Adjutant Mind-Spirits would then fail to engage, mostly in reverse order, with Wisdom and Worship to fall short at first, then Counsel, Knowledge, Courage and so forth, with Intuition last of all to fail.

“The much better alternative is to attain spiritual enlightenment. It was once referred to as illumination, but a worldwide group of largely left-brained intellectuals have now laid claim to that term, so we will stick to spiritual enlightenment, or cosmic consciousness, satori or nirvana. There are as many names and definitions for spiritual enlightenment as the Inuit has words for snow, as the Sami has terms for reindeer. There is one great difference, however, for most who talk of spiritual enlightenment have no idea what it means.

“Most of the lucky ones who attain spiritual enlightenment, initially have no idea about what is happening to them. Those who actively seek it, rarely know how they will feel once they achieve it.

So, what is it? The successful recipient of spiritual enlightenment has drawn his spirit, soul and mind into his thinking process, his judgment, decisions, his actions. The lucky recipient of spiritual enlightenment has gained access to all the universe and feels a oneness with all that is. She now has access to the first aspect of Morontia Mind.

“She now has access to an elevated level of thinking that is on a par with that of our closest celestial kin – the Midwayers. Few have words to describe how they rose above the crowd, for what they have experienced varies so greatly, even as their personalities are so very different. Few have the words to describe what they experience, for what happened to each is unique, tailored to what eternity already knows will become their function. None will ever forget the event, for they found the pearl of great value and nothing worldly compares.

“Will he or she be like Dante, inspired to write about the times? Like Pascal and invent things? Like Behmen, and closely know nature? Or like Paul and be blinded? Will he or she be like so very many and say nothing to the inexpert, for there simply are no words? Yes, my friends, search and you shall find that pearl of great worth.

“I am the Damascus Scribe. Is there anything I value above friendship and unconditional love?”

George: “Indeed. And so say we.”

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