2006-02-06-The Innate and the Acquired
Topic: The Innate and the Acquired
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
TR: George Barnard
“I’ll be Frank”: “Frankly, no matter how hard you try, dear brother, you continue to live and think in your black-or-white world, your yes-or-no world, where there are essential limitations to your mindal powers, where there exist aspects of one’s education that are woefully inadequate, yes, to such a degree that it stops you from ‘moving into a mindset’ that will totally satisfy your wishes to comprehend, to understand, to grasp the entirety of the story, readily and easily. You will only ever know relative truth whilst in the embryo state, and we share that embryo status with you, although at a more advanced level where we can, to a degree, help you, teach you. This is Frank and his beloved consort, Alice.”
George: “I love you guys. You both bring much cheer into my life.”
Alice: “Charmed, my dear human friend. The input is equally from us both, your platoon’s trained psychologists. However, I usually let Frank do the talking. We are an original Cherubim/Sanobim pair; rebellion tested, and awarded this task with 11:11 Progress in recognition of our steadfastness at rather great odds. We serve with pleasure and intent. Our drive to do so is both innate and acquired.”
Frank: “You reached for us, appropriately so, but it is not our turn to speak with you. It is our duty and our pleasure, however, to be present and to have provided part of the input, and watch your prime contact (ABC-22) translate and input on behalf of your Teacher, Samuel. Alice and I step back now, with a gentle touch on the cheek, and a firm handshake . . . respectively.”
Samuel: “This is Samuel. It is a degree of one or the other, or one and the other as perceived by your mind, and generally it is good and acceptable to speak in terms of innate and acquired abilities. However, the story of a certain character trait, certain abilities, or certain gifts, is not as clear-cut, no. One must imagine a large pool of many circumstances that contribute to the wished-for, or required, creative results in and from this pool.
“Firstly, one may speak of ‘the innate’ and equate this with what is genetically passed on, and yet this may not always, or totally, be correct. The parents of a gifted child may not in each case have contributed directly to their offspring’s creative ability. We may well perceive a brand-new and much-applauded evolutionary trend coming to the fore that is truly innate, personal, and quite unique to the new personality—a brand-new capacity that has not earlier shown up in either family line.
“Secondly, we speak of an acquired talent, and this has through interest in a particular project given birth to a capacity and enthusiasm for such a project that is unique, that is delightfully creative to the practitioner of such trade, profession or craft, yet that shows no sign of having come to the fore through exposure to such in the environment where such involvement may actually be missing. You may well ask: ‘Acquired, but from where?’
“Again, the degree to which this individual has lived in an environment that is conducive to the development of this acquired talent may also vary greatly, and even the end results of (in) a poor environment can be astounding, that of a rich environment disappointing to the total pool of achievement. And here we talk about the individual’s drive and enthusiasm to achieve, or lack of same.
“There are still many other factors in this ‘diffuse’ proposition of the innate and the acquired. One may well have been gifted a Thought Adjuster with a previous indwelling, and experience with a certain creative program, or project, or pursuit, and still the human’s end results may vary greatly—fill the pool to overflowing, or leave it entirely empty. Conversely, we may find a greatly talented individual bring much in the way of experience to a Thought Adjuster of ‘virgin birth’ on His or Her first time-space experience.
“And so you see that the human black-and-white, your hard-and-fast rules of the innate, and the acquired or learned, must be approached with a different mindset, looked at in a different light, and the final results can be seen as a pool, overflowing with creative results, or neglected and unproductively stagnant.
“Each of you has been given more talents than you can ever explore in this life, and many pools that would copiously overflow with creative output remain empty, even unexplored, awaiting the age-long Morontia experience, and at this point we have not yet in detail touched upon how the Morontia world Teachers and Artisans, and the wider Spirit Domain impinge on your choices, behaviors and talents. Suffice to say that there is no black or white to the innate and the acquired, for there is not one person alike to another in all of the Almighty Father’s universes.
“Remember also, always, that any task performed with pleasure is creative in His Name. This is Samuel of Panoptia signing off with a fond fare-thee-well from me, and from the Cherubim, who can both be equally frank. Adieu.”
Receiver’s note: All throughout, I watched a pool (like a fishpond) in a garden, and depending on where the transmission got to, it was at various levels, from quite empty, stagnant and quite smelly, to overflowing with crystal clear water.