The Story of Everything: A Synopsis of The Urantia Book
Paper 34: The Local Universe Mother Spirit
When a Creator Son is ready to create life in a local universe, a new local universe Mother Spirit is personalized. The Mother Spirit, also known as the Divine Minister or the Creative Spirit, possesses all the physical-control attributes of the Infinite Spirit including antigravity and mind gravity. There is a basic uniformity of spiritual character in all Universe Mother Spirits; there is also diversity caused by the influence of one of the seven Master Spirits.
The Creative Spirit and the Creator Son produce, uphold, and conserve every creature in their realms. In personal prerogatives, the Creative Spirit is independent of space but not of time; she is equally present throughout her entire local universe. The Creator Son is usually independent of time, but not always of space. Michael cannot be in two places at once. When working together, the Creative Spirit and the Creator Son are essentially independent of both time and space.
Three distinct spirit circuits function in Nebadon: the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit, and the intelligence-ministry circuit of the adjutant mind-spirits. The Spirit of Truth is the spiritual force that draws all truth seekers towards Michael. It derives from the Creator Son, but functions from within the Divine Minister. The Holy Spirit of the Mother Spirit is active only in her personal presence. By maintaining residence on Salvington, the Creative Mother Spirit serves as the universe focus of both the Spirit of Truth and the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit of Truth and the Holy Spirit work as one, hovering over the worlds, seeking to enlighten the minds of the ascending creatures. The Spirit of Truth is limited by man's personal reception of the mission of the bestowal Son. The Holy Spirit is partially independent of human attitude, but is most effective in those mortals who most fully obey divine leadings. As individuals we do not personally possess a portion of these spirits, but our indwelling Thought Adjusters work in perfect harmony with the combined spirits of the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit. As mortals progress in spirit perception, the multiple spirit ministries become more and more co-ordinate.
Adjutant mind-spirits endow human and sub-human orders of life. The seven adjutant mind-spirits-the spirits of wisdom, worship, counsel, knowledge, courage, understanding, and intuition-are created by the Divine Minister. The Creator Son and the Mother Spirit work on the evolutionary worlds first with lifeless material, then vegetable life, then animal organisms, then early humans, then will creatures. The seven adjutants, by leading the races of mankind toward higher ideals, are largely responsible for this progression. Mortal man first experiences the ministry of the Holy Spirit when he develops receptivity for the adjutants of worship and wisdom.
A conspiracy of spiritual forces increasingly subjects mortals to the leadings of the Spirit. When such guidance is freely accepted, the human mind gradually develops consciousness of divine contact and assurance of spirit communion. This consciousness of spirit domination attends an increasing exhibition of the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.
On normal worlds, mortals do not experience conflicts between the spirit and the flesh as acutely as Urantians do, but even on the most ideal planets, people must put forth positive effort to ascend. On Urantia, the Calagastia betrayal robbed subsequent generations of the moral assistance of a well-ordered society. The Adamic default deprived the races of a physical nature that would have been more responsive to spiritual aspirations. In spite of these handicaps, mortals who enter the spirit kingdom enjoy comparative deliverance from bondage in the flesh. Faith sons work on levels far above the conflicts produced by unrestrained or unnatural physical desires.
The love of God is shed abroad in all hearts by the presence of the divine Spirit. In every dark hour, at every crossroad in the forward struggle, the Spirit of Truth will always speak, saying, "This is the way."