Food For Thought—A Vision Being Fulfilled

by Niánn Emerson Chase


I grew up on four different Indian reservations—Dulce of the Jicarilla Apache, White River of the White Mountain Apache, Sells of the Tohono O'Odham, and San Carlos of the San Carlos Apache, where I spent the rest of my childhood from fourth grade through high school. After earning a Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University, I returned "home" to the San Carlos area to live and teach for about fifteen years.

Traditionally the Apache were hunters and gatherers rather than farmers, and the Tohono O'Odham were desert farmers in addition to hunting and gathering. Due to the policies and practices of the U.S. federal government for more than two centuries, the traditional ways of acquiring food for all indigenous tribes in the U.S. were banished when the native peoples were forced off of their homelands to live on designated reservations, often hundreds of miles from the bioregions where they were used to surviving. As a result, the various tribes were stripped of their identity as a people, and their food culture was destroyed as well as their overall health—both physical and psychospiritual.

At San Carlos there were a few other white kids like me who joined the ranks of the Indian kids as my peers, and, interestingly, when I was about 12 years old the current popular derogatory term used by the white kids to insult each other was to call someone a farmer. Being a descendent of a long line of Midwestern farmers from my father's side and loving to visit my grandparents' small farm in Iowa during our summer vacations I did not understand at the time why being a farmer would be something to be ashamed about, so I never called someone a "farmer" with the purpose of insulting them.

In retrospect, I now realize that from those white kids' dominant-culture-oriented perspective, being a farmer and growing food was not the "in" thing to do in those times of increasing migration to urban centers for other types of jobs and the business of agriculture becoming continually more industrialized and corporatized. Though my father was not a farmer per se, he did remain in the field of dirt and growing food by having a profession as a soil conservationist, which involved teaching people how to revitalize depleted soil and how to graze livestock and grow food in a manner that enriched rather than eroded the soil. He was involved in showing others how to capture precious rain water in dry desert regions and how to conserve water usage and protect the quality of ground water.

At the end of his career, my father had become disenchanted with the policies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other arms of the federal and state governments in the areas of land management, food production, food processing, and food distribution. He saw the devastating impact on his own parents and other family members who struggled to make a living as small, independent farmers, and he saw what decades of these practices had done to the Indian tribes who he had always admired and loved. He no longer wanted to be a part of something that did not have his values, and I personally think that is why he succumbed to cancer too soon in his life, for discouragement and disappointment can do that to a person.


"If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, and poet

Recently I have renewed my interest in studying the Hopi prophecies, the ones that were given to the Hopi people around 1100 A.D. Specifically these particular prophecies predict the devastating impact that the invasive culture of European-based capitalism (which is now the dominant culture of most countries) would have on the native or "first" peoples of the Americas as well as on their brothers and sisters of many races from all parts of the world. These prophecies, many of which have already occurred or are happening now, specify what modernization and materialism would do to the well-being of the earth and its plant, animal, and human inhabitants IF the ways of the Creator were left out of this human-instigated procession of progress. Included in these predictions were World Wars I and II and a third one, which now seems to be on the brink of occurring in these politically perilous times.

I personally have seen how some of these prophecies have manifested on the reservations that were my home, and I most certainly have observed how the predictions of the dominant "white" culture has crept into the minds and hearts of the majority of people in this world, creating a restlessness and dissatisfaction that drives many to frenzied attempts to get more, no matter the cost to their health or to the health of others or to the life-giving ecosystems of our planet. In other words, the majority of people in the world have strayed from living in "the pattern of the Creator."

The prophecies also predict the Time of Purification when every human will have to experience a soul cleansing, a change over, if he or she is to be part of the ascension from the current Fourth World/Cycle (with its disassociation from the ways of the Creator) to the Fifth World/Cycle of light and true life. In order for humans to survive the purification—which involves many earth changes and breakdowns of human institutions—they must return to the right ways of living, including how to live in harmony with the ways of the Mother Earth and how to harvest her gifts that give us sustenance, nourishment, and healing. Instructions in how to do this are included with the prophecies and require leaving behind the destructive values and lifestyles of the dominant culture that most people desire and instead creating communities that live in respect and adherence to the laws of the Creator, as in times past. The prophecies say that only those who live as brothers and sisters in alliance with the spirit world of the Creator have a chance to survive the vast cleansing of the Purification and live in the new Fifth World/Cycle of light and life.


Aerial view of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage

From the time I was able to roam the desert mesas as a child, I have known that there was a way to think, feel, and live that was in alignment with God, and I desired and determined to discover what the path meant for me. This path included many of the values and ways of my family home and my extended Apache family and friends—mostly comprised of commitment to living a loving life with others of kindred spirit in a clean, simple setting close to the natural world and enjoying food that was gathered and grown in a manner that benefitted the people eating it and the earth it came from. In other words, I envisioned living sustainably in every area of my life and sharing this way of divine pattern with all brothers and sisters in this world.

Now, daily I walk around Avalon Gardens and bask in my dream come true. My home is housed in the "palm of God's hand" in the Santa Cruz Valley of southern Arizona, surrounded by the nearby trio of mountains of the Santa Ritas, Tumacacoris, and San Cayetano, with layers of other ranges of "purple mountain majesty" spreading out beyond them. My home is an intentional community of approximately 120 other extended "cosmic family" (with room for more) who have migrated from many parts of the world to gather together to help fulfill the mission that each of them have felt called by the Spirit to do. We think that we are part of "the gathering of the bird tribes" predicted by various individuals throughout the generations. In relation to the Hopi prophecies, it is said that those of "the good seed" from all colors and cultures will unite together to regain the pattern of the Creator on this world gone awry.

In my walk of communion with the Spirit, I stroll down lanes paralleling pastures that have been transformed from Bermuda grass into gardens with greenhouses, orchards, a food forest, and fields of heritage and heirloom grains, beans, and seeds that had once been grown by the indigenous and very early Euro-American immigrants in this bioregion. We, as a tribe of sorts, are continually attempting to think, feel, and do within the ways instructed by the Creator, which includes using the best that modern science has to offer and the best of the ancient and traditional ways—all within divine pattern.

Across the "big water" of an ocean and the homelands of other nations, in northern India is another group of kindred spirits who have gathered at a small 47-acre farm located between the Himalayan and Shivalik mountain ranges to grow traditional Indian foods, using both old and new methods that are sustainable and not destructive to the culture of the region's people and the soil that had been successfully farmed for generations before the fields had been turned into sugar and eucalyptus plantations by multinational corporations. Similar to what has happened in southern Arizona (as well as many other regions worldwide), the influx of the dominating laws and practices of intensive corporate agriculture in this foodshed had depleted its soil of the richness it used to once have. Physicist and farmer Vandana Shiva founded the institute Navdanya that acquired the farmland about 20 years ago for Navdanya's Biodiversity Conservation Farm. The farm has not only regenerated barren, degraded soil through the methods of agroecology and organic farming (as we have done at Avalon Gardens) but has transformed the foodshed into diversity again, rather than the monoculture of industrialized farming.

I like to think of that small community farm in northern India as a sister to Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage here in southern Arizona. Besides rejuvenating soil and regional food cultures, we both use our sites as learning centers where people come to stay and immerse themselves in growing food sustainably, in harmony with the natural bioregion, as was done traditionally by the indigenous peoples of India and the Americas. Our brothers and sisters at the Navdanya farm in India discovered what we at Avalon Gardens realized—that traditional farming techniques retain soil structure, but industrialized, "modern" agriculture does not, which the Hopi prophecies include in their warnings and instructions concerning growing food. However, land that was devastated by modern intensive agricultural practices and considered to be forever useless for agriculture can be transformed into the dynamic, living farms that grow a variety of food simply by using methods that are within divine pattern, including both ancient traditional methods as well as newer, more technological methods—all within the laws of the Creator that are always sustainable and health-promoting for all aspects of life.

The same principle applies to all life that has been destroyed or ruined in some manner by materialism, greed, and selfishness. Just as land can be restored to its former health and even improved upon, so can a human soul, who suffers dissonance and disassociation due to choosing the dominant culture's values, be renewed if willing to go through the change-over process necessary to be rehabilitated and reconciled with the Creator. This purification process can be accelerated when living in an environment and culture that is conducive to what the individual is experiencing inwardly. In order to have a congruency of inner and outer reality, an individual must live in a culture that supports his or her values of reconciliation with divine pattern.

As Hopi prophecies instruct, we sister farms—separated by an ocean and other countries but united in worldview, values, and lifestyle—cultivate community, living as members of the Earth community (that includes all aspects of the natural world of which we humans are a part) and as a community of people living together in harmony with each other and with the ways of the Creator. As we live and work together to grow food and build cultures congruent with healing and restoration of each other and the earth, we strive to share our discoveries and knowledge with others so that they too can take part in the Purification.

It is almost impossible to grow food and souls in ways that truly benefit humankind and the ecosystems of the world on your own. It does require coming together in community, in a union of souls, as is instructed in the Hopi prophecies and pulling away as much as possible from the dominant culture's values and lifestyles. Even in a tight-knit community of dedicated people, the challenges are huge, and it takes commitment and wisdom to continue forward, in spite of the many disappointments and difficulties that emerge almost on a daily basis.

I am saddened by the recent closure of our neighbors' Walking J Farm, managed by a couple who supplied the region with nutritious, organically-grown food. They wanted a lifestyle for their two children that was wholesome and more congruent with their values of being in harmony with the Earth. As what happened also with our other neighbors of the Agua Linda Farm, no matter how hard and smart you work in growing food and living more sustainably, the mainstream consciousness combats at every turn of the path small farmers' attempts at making a living. The Hopi prophecies (given in 1100) warn of this reality and indicate that at some time in the future it will be impossible to live purely without the impact of the materialism of the dominant culture unless groups of people pull completely away from every influence that is not of divine pattern. And that's a big order!

I'd like to share some of the wisdom of more contemporary Hopi elders:

You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered…
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?

Know your garden.
It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for your leader.

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, "This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.

And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word "struggle" from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we've been waiting for.

~ Hopi Elders' Prophecy, June 8, 2000 1


The theme of this issue of the Alternative Voice is "Food for Ascension," a concept coined by Gabriel of Urantia, co-founder of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. Food for Ascension is about ethical, moral, and sustainable growing, producing, processing, distributing, and preparing food—literally addressing food issues from farm to fork. It is first a philosophy that is based on divine administration principles and is very much a part of the Slow Food Movement but goes beyond that movement in applying spiritual principles also. All articles in this issue reflect some aspect of Food for Ascension, and, with the exception of Lee Allen, all authors live in the community of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. Feast at the table of their experiences, knowledge, and wisdom.

 


1 http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=702#sthash.cnilfeIo.dpuf


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.

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

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The changes that are happening are cosmic in scope.

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As we become more civilized, we become more loving.

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Just say, "Okay God, You win."

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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

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

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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Jesus was then. Christ Michael is now.

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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.

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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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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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

A truly wealthy person is one who has wisdom.

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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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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Your true point of origin is God.

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

-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

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

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

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Jesus gave inconvenient truths.

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

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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.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

Love is the foundation of a truly religious person.

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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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We make our own prisons within our minds.

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

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

-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

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

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

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

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The most important thing about culture is the spiritual light.

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God is the intelligent principle behind all laws.

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

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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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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.

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

-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

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

-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

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

-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

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

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Good will eventually outshine evil.

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

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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.

-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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

-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

Drop your baggage that holds you back from liberation.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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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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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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

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

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

-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

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

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

-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

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

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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.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Friendliness is being interested in someone else.

-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

God's time is so different from our time.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Higher courage comes from the reality of religious experience.

-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

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

-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

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

-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

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

Meditation is being still before God.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

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

-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

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

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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

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

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

-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

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

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

-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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Failure is a learning episode.

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

The destiny of every woman is wisdom.

-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

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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