Subject: "Intelligence – Practical and Spiritual."
Today we would like to talk about intelligence. Each individual has been given a certain amount of intelligence – mind capacity – the ability to think, reason, and act. Genetics is the main factor that determines how intelligent the individual will be and what capacity or potential he or she will have. This does not however determine whether or not that individual will develop spiritually – it is more often a factor of environment and how one is raised and educated that will allow that individual of high IQ to become open to spiritual concepts and to understand what it means to have faith – the catalyst to attaining higher knowledge.
"On Urantia, it is unfortunate that so many people of high IQ are educated to believe in only what can be seen with the eyes or proven with a scientific method – the current known science of today, and this becomes for them a stumbling block to achieving great new discoveries in science and medicine, for they do not ‘reach out’ into the super-consciousness to ask for help or to receive revelation about some problem that needs to be solved. For these individuals of high potential, spirit works tirelessly from higher planes to project new concepts into the mind so that humanity may benefit from the seeded thoughts of these higher minded ones. It is in this way that ‘the Most Highs rule in the kingdoms of men.’
"These men and women of high IQ have not only the capacity and potential for practical things, but they also possess the capacity and potential for incredible spiritual development if only they would allow themselves to open up to the vast storehouse of higher knowledge that exist in the spiritual realms. On other worlds that are more advanced, they are these higher minds that when discovered in youth, are nurtured and guided to ‘plug in’ to the Universal Mind and bring forth from that higher plane the answers to the problems of a planet for the benefit of the many.
"When the days of the agondonters (those who believe without seeing) are over, and when God’s paradise representatives are present on earth, will those men and women of high potential begin to use the greater portion of their brains that they work so hard to deny themselves because of misguided education and pride? When men’s thinking shifts from the profit motive to the collective benefits of service to the whole of humanity, then will there be a golden age on Urantia.
"Some of the most substantial and humanly beneficial scientific discoveries in the history of Urantia have come about from those individuals who thought outside the paradigms of accepted science or received inspiration in dreams. It is incredibly short sighted for the scientific community and educators to continue this denial of the better half of their natures to receive what God has planned for them to know and share with the people of this world.
"All hope now rest on the shoulders of the children (and the parents) of high potential, that they will not walk through life with blinders on to only accept what is known, but will reach out and receive from the higher planes what God has planned for the benefit of humanity.
"Peace to you,
"The Circle of Seven."
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
"The giving of self, the illumination of truth, and the relief of suffering
are the noblest paths to higher consciousness." – Teacher Ophelius, 2009.