An Allegory. The Architectonics of Sanctuary

by Niánn Emerson Chase


The Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, Arizona has always been a sacred place for me as well as for many others. It was built in the 1950s, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural concepts of creating a harmonious relationship between a building and its natural setting. When the chapel was first constructed, it stood alone as the only human-made structure amid sandstone structures formed by wind and rain over hundreds of thousands of years. The chapel blended with the world around it, not detracting from the beauty of nature but complementing it. Decades later, the world around the chapel has changed. Though the red- and buff-colored sandstone and limestone buttes framed by evergreen and deep-blue sky still remain, there also are hundreds of private homes spread throughout the high desert surrounding this small, simple, but stunning shrine.

Years ago as a tour guide for spiritually-based tours2 I observed that most of the persons I took to the chapel experienced some form of spiritual experience while there, and many of these individuals did not necessarily consider themselves Christian or even religious. It seemed that this piece of architecture and the immediate area surrounding it provided an environment where a person could transcend human-made religions' dogma and doctrine if the individual was open to the gifts of the living spiritual forces that, to me, were obviously present in this hallowed environment. Even the commercial aspect of the chapel, the downstairs Catholic-oriented gift shop, seemed to be consecrated for those few individuals on my tours who chose to visit it. It was as if this place was set aside for all humans, regardless of their theological or philosophical leanings. It was as if the chapel and the surrounding land was indeed holy and stirred the spirit within all who, for whatever reason, were receptive to the stirring.

I always liked driving up Chapel Road, enjoying the beauty of the naturally- and human-made architecture around me, anticipating coming upon the chapel thrusting up out of the rocks it sat upon, reminding all of us of another world—a world that transcends the mundane and the material. Recently, for the first time in a couple of years, I visited the chapel. As I rounded the final corner that would give me a close-up view of the sacred space that I cherished, I was shocked to see a huge McMansion3 under construction right below the chapel, with its ornate architecture and largeness in stark contrast to the simplicity and smallness of the chapel. The McMansion seemed to jump right out at me, and I couldn't help but stop in the middle of the road and look (with horror) at what I consider a monstrosity, not in harmony with the world around it, an ostentatious intruder emanating excessive materialism. And, to top it off, there is a large sign nearby that states: “No Standing, Stopping, Parking”…Wow!

By the time I brought my attention back to the chapel I was a mess, churning with indignation and sadness, and forgot to, while still immediately below it, enjoy observing how the chapel, with its built-in prominent-yet-subtle cross, reaches up towards the heavens. When in that particular spot, I had always driven slowly, and even stopped, to remind myself of those things of eternal value. This time though I was reeling from the reminder of how awful our world can be at times with all of its decoys that lure us from the genuine thing.

To add insult to injury, as I continued to drive up the road, I passed a gate and sign that indicated the chapel and immediate area around it close exactly at 5 P.M. (These have been added in just the last few years.) Knowing that it was a couple of minutes before five, I hoped that I could at least sit for a quiet moment of contemplation in my car, looking out over the world spread below. But an employee of the place came rushing up to the car with an angry look on his face, gesturing that it was time to close and to leave immediately. Hmmm…I wonder if the living spiritual forces leave at 5 P.M. too? Do they just function 9 to 5 like the chapel hours? I wonder how many visitors to the Chapel of the Holy Cross still sense they're entering a place of sanctuary, as I and others used to several years ago.


This recent experience symbolizes for me what we humans on this world have to go through in order to reach higher levels of consciousness and reality. The chapel represents any place, activity, or attitude that lifts us up above the struggles and strivings of the material world in which we are so much a part. In order to get to the sacred space of quiet reflection, meditation, and contemplation upon things of eternal value, we have to travel through the many distractions of materialism. So often, while on the road to the chapel, we take detours, for we are drawn in by the glitter and glamour of the transitory, the unreal. There are so many signs along the way that tantalize us to take a side trip or fill us with fear so that we turn away from the call in our spirit. And often it can take us days, or weeks, or months, or years, or even lifetimes to get back on the Chapel Road.

These days the distractions are fancier, bigger, and more numerous. And now the sophistries on the road to the chapel and right next to the chapel are considered normal, acceptable, and legal! Often it's difficult to discern the difference between the real and unreal. There is no other way to the chapel but on the Chapel Road, but there are many paths that lead to that direct road. But oh how many sideshows there are along the way that can deter us from our destiny! There are parties and shows and sales going on in all of those edifices along the way. There are interesting, pretty people living in some of those houses. Who knows, maybe one of them is my next lover or employer or material benefactor. I can't just pass them by. And, there are so many side roads that can lead me to even more adventures if I would travel down them. I'll be back; I just need a little vacation or diversion, for the Chapel Road is sometimes tough to travel, even though it is a direct path to my highest destiny within divine pattern.


There is a teaching in Buddhism about the many signs in our lives that take us from our strivings to find real truth, beauty, and goodness—reality—that brings us closer to nirvana, that high state of consciousness that is our destiny to reach4. Living in a mechanistic and materialistic culture, we are trained to respond to the many signs that appear upon the paths we travel, and until we break through the signs we cannot touch reality. As long as we are caught by the signs we will miss opportunities to experience touching upon the divine that is within and around us. If we adhere to the signs, we may miss a genuine chapel experience.

Jesus taught in one of His teachings on values: “The standard of true values must be looked for in the spiritual world and on divine levels of eternal reality. To an ascending mortal all lower and material standards must be recognized as transient, partial, and inferior.”5 How many people traveling to see Sedona's Chapel of the Holy Cross can see that the McMansion right below it is transient, partial, and inferior to the chapel, though much bigger and much more noticeable? How many will be able to get past that distraction and transcend the unwelcoming gate and unfriendly keepers of time (who may claim to be religious and spiritual) to walk into the chapel and receive the healing validation that they indeed are children of God and that there is another reality more real than the glitter and glamour that appeals to our lower natures? How many can dwell with the standard of true values, values of eternal reality?

Jesus also said in His teaching on true values that “Unless the moral insight and the spiritual attainment of humankind are proportionately augmented, the unlimited advancement of a purely materialistic culture may eventually become a menace to civilization.”6 The results of the gross growth and mechanical regimentation around the Chapel of the Holy Cross are indicative of the menace of materialism. We can see the menace of materialism on other levels and in other places on the planet.

A Jewish theologian once stated, “We need to see each other's synagogues, churches, temples, and mosques as variations of home, refuges from a secular world.”7 Unfortunately, for many home is not a refuge but a prison or battle ground. Ideally, within divine pattern a home, temple, store, doctor's office, workplace, library, school, or any other place in which we live, worship, shop, heal, work, learn, or recreate should be sacred, somehow reminding us of the reality of truth, beauty, and goodness.

Several months ago a couple of members of Global Community Communications Alliance visited a unique and charming home and workplace in Cornville, Arizona. For them it was a sacred space, a refuge from the materialistic and fast-paced world of the dominant culture. They felt welcome to spend time roaming and exploring this place of magic that invites you to sit down to meditate and dream, play as a child, create a piece of art, read and contemplate with a good book, and share laughter and ideas in a circle of fellow human beings. This refuge is called Eliphanté and has unfolded under the loving hands of a couple since 1979 when they first acquired the property.8

The April 2005 issue of the magazine Ode alerted readers to the book, Craig Fraser: Shack Chic: Art and Innovation in South African Shack-Lands.9 Through photography Craig Fraser features people's dwellings in the shantytowns of Cape Town, South Africa. Though these people are economically impoverished and live in shacks, they have created beauty and refuge through innovative and resourceful means. In my opinion, those particular shacks function more as a refuge and sanctuary than some of the multi-million dollar mansions in more affluent neighborhoods.

When commenting on my own observations of homes that I would consider truly beautiful and a refuge, I wrote: “I find myself contemplating appearance versus reality. I know that there is the richness and sustainability of warm, loving relationships and meaningful living going on in many ‘high-end’ homes of great beauty. But I have seen and experienced that same richness in homes which are considered shacks by many. I have also observed dullness and empty existence in every kind of house, from mansions to more modest dwellings to one-room huts.”10

Over the decades I have continued to evolve in my views and understanding of higher ways of doing things—from eating to relationships to my home and work environments. And with each new enlightening insight, I have felt blessed to discover another level of meaning, sometimes even a whole new paradigm.

As all of us are ultimately planetary brothers and sisters, children of the one God, the Universal Father, I encourage you to also begin to examine, at perhaps a deeper level, your own views, including those relating to architecture, land management and development, and all sacred spaces big and small. If we can each begin to make personal change—be in it attitudes, mindsets, or very tangible physical environments—I believe we will see our world metamorphose into something more beautiful than we ever imagined!



1 I use the term architectonics in this article in a broad multi-layered sense with all three definitions of the term (according to Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary) in mind: 1. the science of architecture, 2. the unifying structural design of something, 3. the system of structure.
2 For more information about the spiritually-based tours of Spirit Steps Tours, call (800) 728-4562 or (520) 398-2655 or visit www.spiritsteps.org
3 McMansion is a loosely defined term that entered the lexicon only in approximately the last ten years. The word has evolved to mean “a largely opulent house, especially a new house that has a size and style that doesn't fit in with the surrounding homes.” McMansions have environmental groups increasingly worried about the impact large homes have on communities. For more information see www.explore/architecture.com/architecture/M/McMansion.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMansion
4 For a good explanation of Buddhist teachings, see The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh.
5 The URANTIA Book, p. 1457
6 Ibid.
7 “Leap of Faith” (An interview with Yossi Klein Halveri), The Sun, March 2005.
8 Flagstaff, Arizona-based newsmagazine The Noise has an article about Eliphanté in its April 2005 issue. Also check out www.eliphante.org.
9” Shack Chic,” pp. 48-49, Ode, April 2005. For further information about Ode, see the “Watcha Reading'?” column in the February/March 2005 issue of Alternative Voice.
10 “Sustainable Living: How Do We Achieve It? Where Do We Begin?” Alternative Voice, May/June 2003.


About the Author
Niánn Emerson Chase is a pastor, teacher, counselor, writer, and co-founder of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage located in southern Arizona. She shares her visions and teachings through the concepts of Divine Administration to reveal a global outlook toward a future of world peace and harmony as one planetary family. A life-long educator, her personal ideals and pursuits are to bring the teachings of both the Fifth Epochal Revelation (The URANTIA Book) and Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation (The Cosmic Family volumes) into the classroom and into mainstream consciousness.

Your message should have a flavor of universalism to it in order to appeal to many different types of individuals.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Love is not just a noun, it is also a verb. We have to become practitioners of love.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The presence of Providence or a sense of God's hand in your life has many layers and levels of richness.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Every individual and civilization has to go through labor (as in childbirth) in order to progress physically, mentally, and spiritually, becoming a higher order of being.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Integrated into the patterns and plans of God for the whole are the choices that individuals make.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We humans not only have innate within us the desire to love and be loved, but also a desire to find God, to experience God.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God is a love-saturated Person, and the foundation of all of His/Her laws and principles are based on love. We humans are at an embryonic state of understanding the true nature of love.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

With a cosmic perspective on life derived from epochal revelation and reflection on personal experience, our minds are lifted from our limited, lower thinking to a higher spiritized perspective.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It is the destiny for all individuals within God to expand inward, upward, and outward in the balance of Father, Mother, and Son circuitry.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

By choosing to act the part—the "fake-it-till-you-make-it" process—the spiritual forces can help you to actually become the part.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

If you are not moving forward, you are not alive. If you are not tapped into that spirit of God and you are not tapped into the realization of who you are as a child of God, you are not really alive.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

How important to recognize this spiritual truth?Û”all souls are loved equally by the Universal Creator, but not all function within God's will equally.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God will give you the desires of your heartÑnot the transitory desires, but the ones your soul desires. Your true self is what will be granted to you eventually with God.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Peace begins with individuals, with each of us finding our place as ascending sons and daughters within the divine pattern of the Universal Father.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The sign of maturity is being able to admit failure. And every human being fails.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We must help construct our inner selves, our higher minds and souls in order to bring about mindal and physical healing.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Jesus didn't just give warm fuzzy love, some of it was quite strong for those who needed it. He knew how to read the soul.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

A truly wealthy person is one who has wisdom.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

I have discovered that beyond comfort lie great grace, divine mystery, and cosmic adventure.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Functions in Divine Administration, no matter what it is, means service.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Life is a pilgrimage, a spiritual journey. On a pilgrimage, living is a journey where we are looking for spiritual epiphanies, spiritual enlightenment, growth, and healing.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Some of our lower choices have bigger ramifications than others, but all choices, higher or lower, within God's permissive will have a ripple effect.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

One of the highest levels of recognition is recognizing the true religious/spiritual virtues in others.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

One way to return good for evil is to give the person an opportunity to make a higher choice by you making a higher choice.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

True community happens when we continually correct our error so that we may love and serve others more purely.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

If you open up and begin to experience God's love in your life, you can't help but love Him in return. It becomes a circuit between you and the Father. He pours forth, and you pour back.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Your true point of origin is God.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Love is the foundation of a truly religious person.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We all well know how important it is to realize that your idea of what power is may not be God's idea, and our idea of God's timing may not really be His idea of timing.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

If a person is confident in his or her sense of mission and higher purpose , do not misinterpret it as pride.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

From an eternal perspective evil is not real; love is real and of eternal value.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

You don't pick babies off of trees. You have to go through labor. It is well worth it. Every civilization has to go through labor to progress materially, mindally, and spiritually.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

As mortal ascending sons and daughters of the Universal Father, it is our destiny to be continually and increasingly filled with the truth, beauty and goodness of the circuitry in divine pattern.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Every time we make a movement forward in our own psychospiritual status, we make a contribution to the progression of human culture.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Let us not forget the soul within each of our human brothers and sisters.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Being realistically optimistic is seeing the potentiality of God's will being manifested within every circumstance and person.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God's time is so different from our time.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Welcome those times in your life when your comfort zones are challenged, as this will help your soul to grow.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

A mature person doesn't pretend that they are more than who they are. A mature person will be transparent.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

For you to truly forgive someone, you have to first experience that state of grace of God's forgiveness.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In our cooperation with the Threefold Spirit of God, we can have quantum leaps of growth and healing in our adversity rather than being broken by it.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The destiny of this world, the world of the beloved Christ Jesus the Creator Son of Nebadon, is to move into light and life through the brother- and sisterhood of humankind.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We make our own prisons within our minds.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We are multicultural and need to identify with all cultures as our planetary brothers and sisters.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

If we truly see each other as family we are the tree of life to one another.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

My hope for all humanity is to experience the reality of knowing that we all are in the richness of our eternal present within our destinies.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

If you have goodness in you, you have greatness in you. If you see goodness in another you see their greatness. That is how we need to view each other.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Friendliness is being interested in someone else.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

As we become more civilized, we become more loving.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It is hearing other people's personal stories that we can develop more compassion, that we can develop a sense of connectedness with other human beings.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We get so caught up in our mundane lives and physical bodies—what they do to us and what we do to them—that we forget what we have around us and the great cosmic family we have here with us.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Being reborn again is really about being regenerated and going back to our real source and relationship with God.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It's not so significant that we suffer, for suffering is part of the human experience. It's what we do with our suffering that matters.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

You cannot really love God, receive His love, and grow and expand in that divine love without simultaneously loving other persons.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We humans on this planet must truly live love if there is going to be any healing that happens for us and the earth.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God's time lag of mercy and justice cannot be controlled by any of us.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Failure is a learning episode.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God created the universe and He's still doing it.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God is the absolute; the millions and billions of ways to reflect God is the relativity. Love is the absolute; the myriad ways to express love is the relativity.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In this moment you are a being of God in His hand. Let Him squeeze the junk out of you.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Always in any truly great movement that brings any kind of progress to the planet, there is the presence of both men and women.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Wisdom requires that we determine the probabilities of manifesting the possibilities.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We have to outgrow childish and selfish emotions in order to evolve into emotions that are more spiritually based, more moral, ethical, and loving.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Jesus was then. Christ Michael is now.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Every day can be our Pentecost, the renewal of God's spirit within us restoring us to our fullness in being able to love more perfectly and forgive more readily.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Living at higher levels of super-consciousness is living in the eternal moment, fully present with those around you.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

See yourself [men] as knights of the round table in service to ascending daughters.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We must become cosmic in our world view, thus making it a universe view.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

You should ask yourself, “What can I do to become a problem solver verses a complainer?”

-Niánn Emerson Chase

True spirituality is not the words that we speak, but it is how we live our lives.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

My joy increases daily as I choose to try to walk moment to moment in my understanding of divine pattern and divine administration principles.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

When we find it in our hearts to forgive someone who we think has wronged us, we then can more easily accept forgiveness for our own wrongdoings.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We know that there have been many people who have been considered failures in life and yet, from God's perspective they were some of the greatest people that walked the planet.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It is that divine nature within us that can empower us to rise to the heights of love that is reflective of God.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Knowing God is an ongoing, forward-moving, expanding, evolutionary, ascending process.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The most important thing about culture is the spiritual light.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We need to grab onto the higher aspirations of wanting to be a more loving person, of being in God's perfect will moment to moment.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

A truly wealthy person fills their being with the spirit of goodness.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In order for individuals and groups, cultures, and nations to move closer to a world of light and life, we all have to get out of the stagnant water of doing the same thing over and over.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

On this fallen world, often it is only through adversity that we make quantum leaps in growth.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Love is an action and it's the hardest one to stay committed to.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In order to experience healing, reconciliation with God, and genuine community, we must be close and intimate with every facet of ourselves, including every shadow and every spot of light.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We can't turn our faces away from evil; we must confront it by doing good, saying "no" to it, and speaking out against it.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

One of the destinies of individuals is to see the hand of Providence in their lives.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Your destiny is to find yourself in God and ascend into your personality.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The gift we've been given in The Cosmic Family volumes and The URANTIA Book allows us to come into our cosmic minds and see ourselves as universe citizens.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

All the pessimist sees is the problem. When you allow God into how you see things, then you are transformed into a positive person who sees the potential in divine pattern.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Good will eventually outshine evil.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Though high intelligence does enhance our ability to do more good for more people, it is the essence of love that perpetuates gentleness, compassion, and forgiveness.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Degrees of destiny fall into place when we come to know our source, that we are from the Paradise Trinity.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Most people who are suffering are suffering from the disease of self.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

One of the destinies of every person is to somehow experience Providence in their lives.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Functioning in Divine Administration means service to others and you can do it so much easier together.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Have the courage to claim the authority of right and the authority of goodness.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It is always better to give more time and energy to those who are willing to build towards a positive future.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Truth and beauty are of the heart and mind; goodness is putting into action the beauty and truth of God and divine ideals.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In order to understand these times of the purification, we need to understand God's justice and administration on this planet.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Higher courage comes from the reality of religious experience.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

What is liberty and what is true liberty? With true liberty comes responsibility.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

When you have a sense of purpose, you forget the clamoring of yourself.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Classes should be a union-of-souls experience where you listen and fall in love with your brothers and sisters.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

There are many people who, through their desire to become better, have unknowingly submitted themselves to the leading of the indwelling Thought Adjuster.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Those who are true problem-solvers see the potential in the circumstances before them. If you cannot see the potential, nothing will really change.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Leave your worries, fears, and burdens behind and cross the rainbow bridge of God's spirit within you and step into peace, power, healing, and joy.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Cooperation with God requires moment-to-moment decisions to think and act from our higher minds, to become spiritized.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God is the First Activist, and He provides the pattern for all of us humans to become pro-active.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Meditation is being still before God.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In our love of God we begin to move into valuing ourselves, a process of realizing what our lower selves do to keep us from expanding into our true personalities, which will result in self-esteem.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Love is the first thing that begins to grow when you have a genuine religious experience and start to value others and yourself.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We each are a book unfolding, and in writing our own history or herstory, some of us are a thicker book than others because of past repersonalizations, thus having more chapters to our book of life.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Drop your baggage that holds you back from liberation.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Our first destiny is to discover the First Source and Center, our Universal Father.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Just say, "Okay God, You win."

-Niánn Emerson Chase

As you choose to spend time to develop your relationship with God and deepen it, your capacity for loving other human beings unselfishly will expand and deepen and broaden.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

If we allow God to purify us, we'll be composted, and then we can provide nourishment for others.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The measure of Jesus' perfection as a human being was His choice every time to do the Father's will, even if He had other wishes and plans.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Like the moon we wax and wane, but we can indeed unfold into our own fullness of God's truth, beauty, and goodness.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The emotional attitudes related to faith are a prelude to manifesting an active, dynamic Fatherly love that leads to happiness, healing, and peace of mind.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We are not just any tribe. We are the reunion of the goodly flock, the regathering of the eagles.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Living in any form of community reveals both our gifts and our limitations.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

My first and most important significant "other" in my life is God.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It is in those moments of expressing genuine love and concern for another human being that I have experienced the most happiness and fulfillment.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Language continually changes with the consciousness of those who use it. When our minds become more expanded, our language becomes more expanded and cosmic.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

One of our greatest challenges is to coordinate our humanness with the divine within us. Jesus did that in one life, and He said that we humans can accomplish what he did.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

As we become more aware of the goodness of God and His standards within divine pattern, at the same time we become more aware of the evil in the world that stands in stark contrast to goodness.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Every day I feel richer—that richness of spiritual expansion into what I am destined to become as an ascending daughter of God. That's what living in Providence is.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Physical death need not be final, but merely a graduation into a sanctuary of sacred space where correction, rehabilitation, and healing happens.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Isn't our highest destiny to be in the eternal moment striving to be more godlike, more open and receptive to the leadings of the Threefold Spirit within us, regardless of what we are doing?

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Our role is to stay in our superconscious minds, to make decisions from our higher selves.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In the minds of many there is a division between religion and science, but with a higher, more expanded understanding of both, there is no division between them.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

If we do not continually drink from the life-giving "Aquarian concepts" of epochal revelation, we will wither in the immensity of the worldwide spiritual drought.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

As gardeners of your own character, through your cooperation with the Threefold Spirit, allow your lower thoughts and emotions to be composted into something much more wonderful and life-giving.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The tribulation is meant to lead to the purification of ourselves.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

A very important aspect of our spiritual growth is being put in situations where we really have to learn to be thoughtful of others.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In that salvation from self (with a little "s"), you begin to really move into your true identity of who you are, unfolding in that unique personality circuitry that is only yours.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In order to heal we need to provide the inner environment for the ministry of the Threefold Spirit of God and the other living spiritual forces to work with us.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

I think that innate within all humans is the desire to always reach for something higher, something more divine.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

To truly love another human being is to see his or her potential.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We are becoming more Christ-like, more God-like, day-by-day, as we persevere.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Curiosity should elicit a desire in the individual to find truth, beauty and goodness in life.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Our decisions within divine pattern add to the evolution of God the Supreme.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It is your primal destiny to know the Universal Father (the First Source and Center) and then all other time-and-space destinies will fall into place.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Our tiny culture here as an EcoVillage and intentional community is much more than that; it is the outworking of the Trinity’s influence in all our lives.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God is the intelligent principle behind all laws.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It is the destiny of every single child of God on this planet to discover the Father—the First Source and Center—to develop a personal relationship with Him and to grow in true self-esteem.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Healing has to do with a shift in the mind, in the thought processes of the individual. Healing has to do with some kind of personal encounter with God the Father.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Epochal Revelation takes our understanding of concepts and blows our mind—expands our minds in all directions. It is constipation of the cosmic mind to be stuck in dogmatism and fundamentalism.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The purification of the planet can happen through cooperation of human beings.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We get sidetracked with so many distractions that prevent us from manifesting the true desires of the heart.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Jesus gave inconvenient truths.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

As we unite we create more and more light which dissolves the craziness of the Lucifer Rebellion.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Even though our physical bodies show signs of aging, we are forever young in our eternal present and in our eternal future.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Spiritual maturity is the ability to really love yourself and to love your neighbor as yourself.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Truth, beauty and goodness are to awaken people to the hope and higher vision of light and life.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It is in our recognition of a loving divine Parent and our personal relationship with Him that we then can begin to truly find our real selves, open up to our personality circuitry.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It takes courage to effect conquest of our lower nature and transcend our lower self.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Our understanding of wealth is relative depending on where our values and standards are.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Fear disables us from truly being alive in divine pattern, from unfoldment into our personality circuitry.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The destiny of every woman is wisdom.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

When aligned with divine pattern within perfect personality pattern, you don't have confusion and find your true self.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Reading and integrating Fifth Epochal Revelation and Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation helps us to become citizens of this universe.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

If you want to ascend you have to understand human nature, your own nature, and the fragility of human beings.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In our experience of accepting God's and others' forgiveness, we are empowered to forgive those who hurt us.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

You can't grow in true self-esteem until you have pledged loyalty to the Creator of all.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The changes that are happening are cosmic in scope.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

A lot of the suffering we go through is a result of resisting the Spirit of Truth, resisting our own expansion. If we allow God in, the suffering can be transformed into something greater.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

It is difficult for a person to recognize the goodness in others, to acknowledge others' accomplishments if he or she does not have some level of self-respect.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

A spiritually mature person can see where they are glorious and where they need to change.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Having fun and enjoying life is the best way to become spiritual.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Part of genuine community is learning how to confront in a compassionate, respectful way, and also learning how to receive confrontation in a humble, gracious way.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The first level of courage is having a sense of loyalty to someone or some thing and being able to withstand adversity because of that fidelity.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

teachings-on-healing
Biography
biography
Expressions of Appreciation
Contacts

Speaking Engagements:

contact DaMaeAn Steinhardt
Global Change Media
(520) 398-2542

General Inquiries:

info at gccalliance . org