Degrees of Destiny

by Niánn Emerson Chase


Often it is difficult to hold fast to the vision of where you belong in your highest destiny. Often you probably feel as if you are walking in a maze of distress and confusion due to your own choices as well as the choices of others. It is so easy for any of us to get confounded in the thick forest of daily living, getting caught up in seeing only the trees right in front of us and thus losing our sense of direction and getting lost, not able to find the path that leads out of the dense darkness of the forest into a meadow of light where a refreshing stream flows. With the vision of our highest destiny and a spiritized perspective, we are lifted out of the seeming maze of the forest and raised above to see a broader perspective, thus able to find the pathways that we should take in the moment that leads eventually to light and life.


Since childhood I have carried within me a sense of destiny, meaning that I felt a specific calling, a particular purpose, a "mission" that I was meant to fulfill if I chose to do so. By the time I was in my early teens, I had grown to realize that this calling came from divine sources and involved being of service to humankind. Looking back at the unfoldment of events in my life, I see a thread of divine presence and leading, but I also see certain detours I took off of that path of preparation for my true vocation. I temporarily got lost in the maze of the challenges of daily living a few times, but I always found my way back to the more reasonable and healthy way of thinking, feeling, and doing.

Not everyone has the sense of destiny that I have experienced, but the writers of the articles in the Spring 2015 issue of the Alternative Voice have, and they tell their stories of unfoldment into their vocation, their "higher" calling. A vocation is different than a job or a career, though someone's job or career may actually be their vocation, if they are so blessed. A vocation is an ideal, an aspiration, a lifework, something that a person would do whether they got paid for it or not. As Gabriel of Urantia points out in his article, at times people may serve in "intermediate" callings or destinies that prepare them for the one that they have felt driven to discover.

But destiny goes beyond just having a vocation that gives someone a sense of purpose and fulfillment; in a bigger sense it involves serving humankind. Certain world leaders have felt that bigger sense of destiny. Winston Churchill was one who had that understanding of his own destiny and spoke of it in his reference to his role in leading his nation into the fight against Hitler and his Nazi movement that threatened to take over the world, at least the Western world. Ironically, both Churchill and Hitler believed that their nations had a destiny to basically rule the world, and England used the principle of "manifest destiny" to build its empire through colonization of other nations, a practice that brought much exploitation of human and natural resources that benefitted mostly England and its interests—of course at the expense of the peoples, cultures, and lands being colonized.

In spite of the negative aspects of colonization, some colonized peoples and nations did progress to a degree in their own evolution and development as a result of British influence; so, often an individual's or group's (even nation's) sense of destiny may be partially within the pattern of divine principles and partially outside of the higher manifestation of that destiny. After all, there is much imperfection in all attempts at manifesting higher destiny—personal and collective.

The late Nelson Mandela (first President of apartheid-free South Africa) definitely had an understanding of personal destiny, and his predecessor President de Kerk of apartheid South Africa recognized Mandela's destiny when, in reference to Mandela's release from almost thirty years' imprisonment, he stated: "Mr. Mandela has walked a long road and now stands at the top of the hill. A traveler would sit down and admire the view. But a man of destiny knows that beyond this hill lies another and another. The journey is never complete." Mr. Mandela certainly fulfilled his destiny of bringing a country out of violent turmoil into the beginning stages of reconciliation and democracy.

In her article in the Spring 2015 issue of the Alternative Voice, Blue Evening Star Vasvary discusses Destiny Reservists, those individuals who have a divinely-led mission to take part in assisting in bringing progress to civilization, especially in emergency situations, like the threat of Nazism or assisting South Africa to transition from the lower apartheid government into a more just and higher form of government. Many who are familiar with the concept of Destiny Reservists conjecture that both Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela were of this category during their time of service on earth, though neither one of them knew of the term. And there are those who think that Churchill's colleague and friend Franklin D. Roosevelt was a Destiny Reservist.

President Roosevelt believed in the collective destiny of a generation, and in his acceptance speech of the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1936, he declared: "There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation has a rendezvous with destiny." Of course, within the destiny of an individual or group is their choice to accept that destiny and meet its requirements or not accept that responsibility and default in meeting their destiny at that moment in time and space.

As there was a time for the black race of South Africa to begin to find its proper destiny of discovering their place of citizenship with equal opportunities in South Africa (with the ending of apartheid), so too does the black race of the U.S. have a destiny of moving out of marginalization into full acceptance with equal rights, which has culminated with a black U.S. President now serving his second term of office. But this progress began decades (even generations) before Barack Obama was elected to the highest office in our nation. In a 1984 speech at the Democratic National Convention, civil rights activist and Christian minister Jesse Jackson referred to the destiny of the black race coming into their proper place as citizens when he stated: "Our time has come! No lie can live forever. Our time has come. We must leave the racial battleground and come to the economic common ground and the moral high ground. America, our time has come!"

A much beloved and well-known leader in activism against the tyranny of corporate-controlled media, politics, and economics, Noam Chomsky, spoke of the destiny of our entire world, which will be determined by the decision of humankind. He warned: "At this stage of History either one of two things is possible: either the general population will take control of its own destiny and will concern itself with community interests, guided by values of solidarity and sympathy and concern for others; or alternately, there will be no destiny for anyone to control. As long as some specialized class is in a position of authority, it is going to set policy in the special interests that is serves. But the conditions of survival, let alone justice, require rational social planning in the interests of the community as a whole, and by now, that means Global Community."


The meaning of destiny then has many layers and levels. There is the personal destiny of an individual that, if divinely-led, is in some manner related to a collective destiny of others and always contributive to the true progress of civilization. Nations have a destiny to evolve into higher more just forms of governments based on divine-administration principles, eventually outgrowing nationalistic values that use policies and practices (like colonialism) to basically control and exploit other nations and peoples. The destiny of nations and governments on this world are to move into a cooperative coordination among each other that benefits all of humanity, thus manifesting worldwide brotherhood/sisterhood.

Rodan of Alexandria, a Greek philosopher of Jesus' time understood that fulfilling destiny on a world such as ours would not be a perfectly harmonious process, personally or collectively. But besides seeing destiny as something to strive for on an earthly level, he realized that there was much more to an individual's destiny than just realizing goals on this world. He understood that it went beyond a person's life here in material form but continued after physical death in an ascension to the perfection of Paradise realization.

In a continually changing world, in the midst of an evolving social order, it is impossible to maintain settled and established goals of destiny. Stability of personality can be experienced only by those who have discovered and embraced the living God as the eternal goal of infinite attainment. And thus to transfer one's goal from time to eternity, from earth to Paradise, from the human to the divine, requires that man shall become regenerated, converted, be born again; that he shall become the re-created child of the divine spirit. . . 1

Most evolutionary religions2 have some level of understanding that the destiny of an individual is to become a better person—on this world and in the afterlife beyond physical death. Some even have an inkling that the goal is Paradise, but there is so much misunderstanding and confusion about all of this that severe distortions have manifested throughout human history, resulting in some religious extremists thinking God wants them to maim and murder "infidels" and other people who just happen to be in the path of their destruction, which is the opposite of what the Universal Father desires of His created beings. ". . . God is the source and destiny of all that is good and beautiful and true." 3

Revelatory religion,4 as is found in The URANTIA Book, gives a cosmic view of destiny that is far-reaching—involving the unfoldment of the master universe that includes the nucleus Paradise, the central universe of Havona, and the seven superuniverses of time and space, which encompasses millions of local universes, constellations, and systems with billions of life-inhabited worlds. And we individual mortals are a part of the destiny of that cosmic unfoldment, within our individual destinies here on earth! In one of his poems "To A Child," nineteenth-century American author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow refers to this sense of an all-pervading destiny embracing us humans: ". . . of the great world of light that lies behind all human destinies."

In this context: ". . . Man's true destiny consists in the creation of new and spirit goals and then in responding to the cosmic allurements of such supernal goals of nonmaterial value."5 So building our character (or soul)—through our thinking, feeling, and doing—is our first and foremost destiny on this world. All other degrees of right destiny manifest on that basic foundation. Humans are called to answer the "spiritual summons" that is innate within all of us—"calling to the best there is in man to rise above all these legacies of animal evolution and by grace attain the moral heights of true human destiny."6

Another way to see this is to understand that our primal destiny as human beings is to unfold into the God-gifted personality pattern that is unique for each one of us. As American educator Erik H. Erikson stated: "Personality, too, is destiny." Or, as The URANTIA Book states in its very first paper: ". . . The Universal Father is the acme of divine personality; he is the origin and destiny of personality throughout all creation. . . ."7 Simultaneously, we begin to fulfill the destiny of responding to our innate desire to know God and have Him/Her know us. "The Divine Creator is also the Universal Disposer, the source and destiny of souls."8

In the end, the personal destiny for each of us mortals is to become Godlike. From where we sit, this may seem impossible, but it isn't, given we're provided with much time to achieve this beyond our physical life on this world. ". . . This possibility of the attainment of divine perfection is the final and certain destiny of all mortals' eternal spiritual progress.9


Meanwhile…we are here on earth, a world of great beauty that is in dire straits due to too many generations of individuals, social systems, and governments not meeting their destiny to contribute to the evolution of humankind and civilization within divine pattern. In closing, I would like to share a poem by a writer who also has an article in the Spring 2015 issue of the Alternative Voice, Clistine Morningstar. Her poem speaks of her destiny being deeply tied to Mother Earth's in a pattern of relationship and interdependence.

Roots

Standing on the firm belly of my mother
I'm anchored into mysteries way down beneath the dirt.
Huge spinning wheels are turning,
And as my mother sings the ageless melodies of wind and water
The thread of dreams is being spun.
The seeds, the spores, the fallen nuts,
Hear it, and begin to sprout.
Mushrooms, moss, and mighty trees emerge
Each in their own time.


And I, a listener on the surface, start to form my own roots
Down, down, into the secret places of creation.
Then and only then am I connected
To all this vast green and growing family:
I long for peace and sunlight and my own growing space.


And so I pause to listen in again
But now I hear beneath it all
The deep, sad music of a broken earth,
The pain of countless particles
Whose code is being deleted or disturbed.
And so I cannot settle for a safe, sequestered spot
In this endangered garden.
Instead I wander through the undergrowth
And seek the restoration of the pattern.


I hear my mother sigh.
The spinning wheels are turning slowly now,
She needs another million million helpers
Who choose to venerate the great equation,
The sacred synergy of taking out and giving back—
The planet holds its breath.





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.

  1. The URANTIA Book, Paper 160, Section 1, Paragraph 14
  2. Evolutionary religions include the various religions of the world that evolved throughout history from human perceptions and ideas about God, other celestial personalities, and the cosmos and containing both some truths and falsehoods. Evolutionary religions are in contrast to revelatory religion (information given by God and celestial personalities directly to mortals).
  3. The URANTIA Book, Paper 130, Section 2, Paragraph 7
  4. Revelatory religion is information given (revealed) by God and celestial personalities directly to mortals. Revelatory religion contrasts evolutionary religions, which contain both some truths and falsehoods.
  5. The URANTIA Book, Paper 12, Section 9, Paragraph 1
  6. Ibid, Paper 195, Section 9, Paragraph 9
  7. Ibid, Paper 1, Section 5, Paragraph 1
  8. Ibid, Paper 2, Section 1, Paragraph 2
  9. Ibid, Paper 1, Introduction, Paragraph 4
In our experience of accepting God's and others' forgiveness, we are empowered to forgive those who hurt us.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Love is the foundation of a truly religious person.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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The destiny of every woman is wisdom.

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

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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.

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Friendliness is being interested in someone else.

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Your true point of origin is God.

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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.

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We make our own prisons within our minds.

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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.

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

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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.

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Jesus gave inconvenient truths.

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

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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.

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A truly wealthy person is one who has wisdom.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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The most important thing about culture is the spiritual light.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Jesus was then. Christ Michael is now.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Just say, "Okay God, You win."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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?

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Drop your baggage that holds you back from liberation.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Good will eventually outshine evil.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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As we become more civilized, we become more loving.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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The changes that are happening are cosmic in scope.

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

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Meditation is being still before God.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Failure is a learning episode.

-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

God's time is so different from our time.

-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

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

Higher courage comes from the reality of religious experience.

-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

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

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

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

-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

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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-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

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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

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

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

God is the intelligent principle behind all laws.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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