Alabama, US of A, January 20, 2014.
Teacher: Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “Evolution and Transcendence.”

Message received by Oscar.

Thought Adjuster: “Many of your lowest tendencies are the result of the process of evolution. Your mistrust about the unknown and your natural aggressiveness that is the source of your conflicts and wars, are behaviors rooted in your biology and can be observed in your cousins, the lower primates like chimpanzees and others. Considering that chimpanzees and human beings come from a common ancestor it is correct to assume that many behaviors have been passed through generations up to the modern times.

These behaviors are favored from the evolutionary standpoint because they ensure the preservation of the species and the transmission of genetic information to new generations. Certainly, you could argue that the human beings living in this world, at this time, are the descendants of the strongest and most aggressive individuals of the past, because the weak normally don’t survive long enough to leave descendants in a world initially dominated by animal ferocity and the struggle for survival.

Does this mean that humans are condemned to be victims of their inherited lower impulses? Of course not. There is something transcendent in human beings that can overcome the original animal tendencies. Human intellect has the capacity to decide, to choose among different courses of action the one that provides the most benefit for self and others. When this intellect is enlightened by spirit, mortals become unburdened by their heritage, their culture, their environment, and their limitations.

The evolutionary process of a material world is just the canvas where the Creators and the creatures can draw the scene of a superior civilization that expresses the highest levels of perfection through the life of each individual. All human beings require a biological substrate to live in this world, but this is not the only thing they are. Each one of you has the capacity to live an endless life of searching for perfection and for increasingly faithful expressions of truth, beauty, and goodness. Do not let the appearances of this world blind you so much that you forget what you truly are and ignore the experience of truth that is developing in your souls and your minds, the experience of knowing that you are children of God and can become like your Father.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Faith is just curiosity tinged with hope — Thought Adjuster.