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January 27, 2022 - Spirit Minds

Recollect, brethren and sisters, everyone of you, that when evil is suggested to you, when it arises in your hearts, it is through the temporal organization. When you are tempted, buffetted, and step out of the way inadvertently; when you are overtaken in a fault, or commit an overt act unthinkingly; when you are full of evil passion, and wish to yield to it, then stop and let the spirit, which God has put into your tabernacles, take the lead. If you do that, I will promise that you will overcome all evil, and obtain eternal lives. But many, very many, let the spirit yield to the body, and are overcome and destroyed.

President Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol 2, "Discourse by President Brigham Young, Faithfulness and Apostacy", April 6, 1855

If you think about it, just like our physical bodies and our completely separate spiritual bodies, we have a physical mind and a spiritual mind completely separate from each other. Implying that we have another consciousness. A "spiritual" consciousness, or a spiritual way of thinking and processing that is beyond what we know now because we are in mortality, and therefore finite.

So when God speaks to us, He isn't speaking to our mortal minds but to our spiritual minds...Spirit to spirit. Kind of gives you an idea about how everyone communicates in the spirit world.....there's not much talking going on.

Another interesting thing President Young says here is "let" the spirit take the lead. Implying that it wants to and our mortal selves are saying "no". So, the spirit wants to control our bodies. It's not like it's sitting in the corner playing video games waiting for us to call it over to take point. It's actively insisting to take lead. All we have to do is say "okay". Learning to do that is our purpose here.

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