Personality is that quality in reality which is bestowed by the Universal Father himself or by the Conjoint Actor, acting for the Father. It may be bestowed upon any living energy system which includes mind or spirit. It is wholly subject to the fetters of antecedent causation. It is relatively creative or cocreative. When bestowed upon evolutionary material creatures, it causes spirit to strive for the mastery of energy-matter through the mediation of the mind. Personality while devoid of identity, can unify the identity of any living energy system. It discloses only qualitative response to the personality circuit in contradistinction to the three energies which show both qualitative and quantitative response to gravity. Personality is changeless in the presence of change. It can make a gift to Goddedication of the free will to the doing of the will of God. It is characterized by moralityawareness of relativity of relationship with other persons. It discerns conduct levels and choosingly discriminates between them. Personality is unique, absolutely unique: It is unique in time and space; it is unique in eternity and on Paradise; it is unique when bestowedthere are no duplicates; it is unique during every moment of existence; it is unique in relation to Godhe is no respecter of persons, but neither does he add them together, for they are nonaddablethey are associable but nontotalable. Personality responds directly to other-personality presence. It is one thing which can be added to spirit, thus illustrating the primacy of the Father in relation to the Son. (Mind does not have to be added to spirit.) Personality may survive mortal death with identity in the surviving soul. The Adjuster and the personality are changeless; the relationship between them (in the soul) is nothing but change, continuing evolution; and if this change (growth) ceased, the soul would cease. Personality is uniquely conscious of time, and this is something other than the time perception of mind or spirit.
The sum total of personality on a material world is contained within the successive conquest of the seven psychic circles of mortal potentiality. 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 psychic circles are not exclusively intellectual, neither are they wholly morontial, they have to do with personality status, mind attainment, soul growth, and Adjuster attunement. 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 selfthe whole selfmaterial, intellectual, and spiritual.
Science indicates Deity as a fact; philosophy presents the idea of an Absolute, religion envisions God as a living spiritual personality. Revelation affirms the unity of the fact of Deity, the idea of the Absolute, and the spiritual personality of God and, further, presents this concept as our Fatherthe universal fact of existence, the eternal idea of mind, and infinite spirit of life.
If men were only machines, they would react more or less uniformly to material universe. Individuality, much less personality, would be nonexistent.
Eternal survival of personality is wholly dependent on the choosing of the mortal mind, whose decisions determine the survival potential of the immortal soul. When the mind believes God and the soul knows God, and when, with the fostering Adjuster, they all desire God, then is survival assured. Limitations of intellect, curtailment of education, deprivation of culture, impoverishment of social status, even inferiority of the human standards of morality resulting from the unfortunate lack of educational, cultural, and social advantages, cannot invalidate the presence of the divine spirit in such unfortunate and humanly handicapped but believing individuals. The indwelling of the Mystery Monitor constitutes the inception and insures the possibility of the potential of growth and survival of the immortal soul.