Knowing God Our Mother  

The Religious Experience

of God our Mother

Frieda Friendentia   

I have often said that I came late to this conversation about the Mother Spirit. My relationship with Her presence defies words; and is how I make sense of Paper 99:5.9: "It is high time that man had a religious experience so personal and so sublime that it could be realized and expressed only by 'feelings that lie too deep for words.'" And truly for me it has been so.

Our Universe Mother Spirit is the exquisite source of both the spark of life and the mind endowment which allows us to perceive the world through the sensory organism of our body. Our ability to think and feel is enabled through the cosmic ministry of our Creative Mother's adjutant mind spirits, and our higher thoughts are encuircuited in the personal experience of our Mother Spirit. Our mindedness, therefore, bespeaks the range from the creature mind of evolution to the Spiritized creative imagination of our faith.

My sense is, the Spirit conforms to meet the need. She is clothed in the garment of His pattern expressed through Her. We experience this as the coherence of truth, beauty and goodness within the vastness of Creation. And this is why it is such an intimate experience.

For me to define this relationship of the mind, body spiritual experience, I allowed myself to imagine Jesus walking in the hills, so often alone. But not alone in truth, for He was walking with His Beloved Consort as together they achieved universe sovereignty. This world of His mortal bestowal is Their combined creation.

Her response to Him is the fulfillment of the “spark of life” that surrounds and supports all life on Urantia. She is personally present in living ministry as the soil beneath our feet, the mind contained within, and the influencing presences of the Angelic Host.

There's something about feeling my hair shift in the wind, the body knowing that the morning warming has begun, or that the evening cooling will soon bring relief on a hot day. This discernment - with both the aspects of the creature mind and the directionalizing urge of the individualized Mystery Monitor - is limited by, and to, the ideas and ideals of the intellect within the human mind, and is conditioned by the presence of the supermind of the Mother Spirit.

While the mind is not the seat of the spiritual nature, it is indeed the gateway thereto. Our minds are the gardens, where we cultivate the seeds of goodness, the sweetness of life that is to be found in the depth of our soul’s response to our Divine Minister's presence as "the fruits of the spirit”: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.

We are told in Paper 101:3.2 that "Faith-insight, or spiritual intuition, is the endowment of the cosmic mind in association with the Thought Adjuster, which is the Father's gift to man. Spiritual reason, soul intelligence, is the endowment of the Holy Spirit, the Creative Spirit's gift to man. Spiritual philosophy, the wisdom of spirit realities, is the endowment of the Spirit of Truth, the combined gift of the bestowal Sons to the children of men. And the co-ordination and interassociation of these spirit endowments constitute man a spirit personality in potential destiny."

Living in Southern Oregon, surrounded by the beauty of Creation, Frieda Friendentia enjoys the thoughtful contemplation of eternal realities, supreme loyalties and divine ideals. Introduced to The Urantia Book in 1973 she has hosted study groups in her home, served as part of the Executive Committee of FUSLA in the 1980's, and currently attends Zoom study groups several times a week while working together with a team of her fellows to build the "Urantia Soul Zoom Hub" Facebook page as a portal for planetary outreach for isolated students.

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