Painting: TRAVELLING THE SEVEN CIRCLES
Travelling through the 7 psychic circles of consciousness constitutes an important part of our spiritual journey. This painting depicts seven people inside 7 circles, each at a different stage in their spiritual evolution. Explanations below.
Evolving souls will seek to raise their levels of consciousness on a continual basis. The 7 psychic circles relate to 7 basic states of dimensional consciousness, progressing from first dimension consciousness (1d) to 7th dimension consciousness (7d) (Please note that 7d is not the highest level of consciousness possible. The level of consciousness on the planet of Thiaoouba is 9d for example. The journey is eternal, if chosen).
All the following quotes are taken from Paper 110, Relation of Adjusters to Individual Mortals, The Urantia Book:
“It is to the mind of perfect poise, housed in a body of clean habits, stabilized neural energies, and balanced chemical function — when the physical, mental, and spiritual powers are in triune harmony of development — that a maximum of light and truth can be imparted with a minimum of temporal danger or risk to the real welfare of such a being. By such a balanced growth does man ascend the circles of planetary progression one by one, from the seventh to the first”
“The successful traversal of these levels demands the harmonious functioning of the entire personality, not merely of some one phase thereof. The growth of the parts does not equal the true maturation of the whole; the parts really grow in proportion to the expansion of the entire self — the whole self — material, intellectual, and spiritual”
“Entrance upon the seventh circle marks the beginning of true human personality function. Completion of the first circle denotes the relative maturity of the mortal being”
The first circle, occupied in the painting by a Buddha-like figure in serene meditation
7d consciousness. At this level, most people have learnt to hear their inner Divine voice, also known as Thought Adjuster (TA) of “God fragment”. This corresponds with the opening of the 7th chakra which enables cosmic consciousness.
“The first circle. The Adjuster cannot, ordinarily, speak directly and immediately with you until you attain the first and final circle of progressive mortal achievement. This level represents the highest possible realization of mind-Adjuster relationship in the human experience prior to the liberation of the evolving morontia soul from the habiliments of the material body. Concerning mind, emotions, and cosmic insight, this achievement of the first psychic circle is the nearest possible approach of material mind and spirit Adjuster in human experience.”
The second circle, occupied in the painting by a whirling Sufi dancer
This is when fusion with the Thought Adjuster/God fragment usually takes place (around 6th dimensional consciousness). Maybe the person will not be hearing the voice of their TA yet, but they will be responding to various hints or guidance.
The third circle, occupied in the painting by a praying woman looking towards the planets.
Musical notes symbolise a very personal form of communication. This corresponds with the throat chakra which opens up to speak a higher spiritual truth. This 5d consciousness is what our planet, Gaia / Urantia / Earth, is moving towards. She is entering a period known in cosmic circles as “light and life”.
“The third circle. The Adjuster’s work is much more effective after the human ascender attains the third circle and receives a personal seraphic guardian of destiny. While there is no apparent concert of effort between the Adjuster and the seraphic guardian, nonetheless there is to be observed an unmistakable improvement in all phases of cosmic achievement and spiritual development subsequent to the assignment of the personal seraphic attendant. When the third circle is attained, the Adjuster endeavours to morontialize the mind of man during the remainder of the mortal life span, to make the remaining circles, and achieve the final stage of the divine-human association before natural death dissolves the unique partnership.”
The fourth circle, occupied in the painting by a man with closed eyes, placing his hand on his heart.
The fourth chakra is a sort of bridge linking the more physical to the more spiritual. The fourth chakra is the heart chakra connected with the stimulus of LOVE. The fourth mansion world of Jerusem, our local system headquarters, is at this state of consciousness:
“It is during the period of training on world number four that the ascending mortals are really first introduced to the demands and delights of the true social life of morontia creatures. And it is indeed a new experience for evolutionary creatures to participate in social activities which are predicated neither on personal aggrandizement nor on self-seeking conquest. A new social order is being introduced, one based on the understanding sympathy of mutual appreciation, the unselfish love of mutual service, and the overmastering motivation of the realization of a common and supreme destiny — the Paradise goal of worshipful and divine perfection. (Paper 47. The Mansion Worlds, The Urantia Book).
The fifth circle, occupied in the painting by a lady holding a spiral shell, symbol of creativity.
4d consciousness is the stage at which one realises that the continous creative choices we make actually form our reality. With this realisation – that we have created the beautiful and also the abhorrent on our world, comes the taking on on responsibility for the present state of affairs. To reject authorship of one’s environment is to reject one’s responsibility, and refusal to welcome this insight will prevent further evolving of consciousness toward 5d.
The sixth circle, occupied in the painting by a boy communing with birds.
The 6th circle is the stage at which one is increasingly involved with other people as part of the learning journey. This is where we form and attempt to maintain relationships, symbolised here by the boy opening his arms to the birds.
The seventh circle, occupied in the painting by a small girl offering a bunch of flowers
With this offering, the girl is, perhaps for the first time, making a conscious decision to contribute to the happiness of another person. It might be her first ever “moral choice”. This is the beginning circle and represents when the 7 adjutant spirits are operating, as stated below;
“The seventh circle. This level is entered when human beings develop the powers of personal choice, individual decision, moral responsibility, and the capacity for the attainment of spiritual individuality. This signifies the united function of the seven adjutant mind-spirits under the direction of the spirit of wisdom, the encircuitment of the mortal creature in the influence of the Holy Spirit, and, on Urantia (earth), the first functioning of the Spirit of Truth, together with the reception of a Thought Adjuster in the mortal mind. Entrance upon the seventh circle constitutes a mortal creature a truly potential citizen of the local universe.”
General Information on the seven circles
“Perhaps these psychic circles of mortal progression would be better denominated cosmic levels — actual meaning grasps and value realizations of progressive approach to the morontia consciousness of initial relationship of the evolutionary soul with the emerging Supreme Being. And it is this very relationship that makes it forever impossible fully to explain the significance of the cosmic circles to the material mind. These circle attainments are only relatively related to God-consciousness. A seventh or sixth circler can be almost as truly God-knowing — sonship conscious — as a second or first circler, but such lower circle beings are far less conscious of experiential relation to the Supreme Being, universe citizenship. The attainment of these cosmic circles will become a part of the ascenders’ experience on the mansion worlds if they fail of such achievement before natural death”
“The mastery of the cosmic circles is related to the quantitative growth of the morontia soul, the comprehension of supreme meanings. But the qualitative status of this immortal soul is wholly dependent on the grasp of living faith upon the Paradise-potential fact-value that mortal man is a son of the eternal God”
“There is only an indirect relation between cosmic-circle attainment and actual spiritual religious experience; such attainments are reciprocal and therefore mutually beneficial. Purely spiritual development may have little to do with planetary material prosperity, but circle attainment always augments the potential of human success and mortal achievement”
“The seven circles embrace mortal experience extending from the highest purely animal level to the lowest actual contactual morontia level of self-consciousness as a personality experience”
“The great days in the individual careers of Adjusters are: first, when the human subject breaks through into the third psychic circle, thus insuring the Monitor’s self-activity and increased range of function (provided the indweller was not already self-acting); then, when the human partner attains the first psychic circle, and they are thereby enabled to intercommunicate, at least to some degree; and last, when they are finally and eternally fused”
“Religion cannot be bestowed, received, loaned, learned, or lost. It is a personal experience which grows proportionally to the growing quest for final values. Cosmic growth thus attends on the accumulation of meanings and the ever-expanding elevation of values. But nobility itself is always an unconscious growth” (Paper 100, Religion in Human experience, The Urantia Book. All other quotes above are from Paper 110, Relation of Adjusters to Individual Mortals
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