No More Crusading, Please

by Niánn Emerson Chase


The Crusades of Then and Now

Ever since the terrible event of “9/11” in 2001, the dominant culture within the U.S. has taken on new language, language that references those acts of terrorism that occurred in the northeastern part of our country. More than eleven years later, the “costs” are still being calculated. At this time the consensus in dollars is estimated about 3.3 trillion, which includes “hardware” or physical damage, economic impacts, security-related expenses, and the expensive “war on terror” that includes invasion of two countries. Of course, the loss of 2,996 human lives on September 11, 2001 as well as the loss of tens of thousands of lives in the wars that continue to this day and all that accompanies loss of loved ones is nearly impossible to measure. The far-reaching and broad ramifications of this one act of terrorism in one country on one day are still being discovered and are, in the end, mathematically incalculable. And this is just one act of terrorism on one day in one country! How about the acts of terror that have been going on for decades before September 11, 2001 all over the planet? How about the increasing acts of violence that occur daily in numerous countries? How can any of the harm of this madness be thoroughly computed? It can’t.

In reference to the 9/11 event, then President George W. Bush referred to the ensuing “War on Terror” as “the Crusades”, and thus the concept or idea of the Crusades resurfaced to the forefront of the Western mindset as the North American and European countries took on more fear of religious extremists in Islam.

The “Crusades” have been a part of Western history, identity, and language for centuries, beginning in 1096 with Christian Crusaders from Germany decimating the Jewish communities along the Rhine Valley, which resulted in the spread of hatred of Judaism in Europe and then on to the “Holy Land” where Jesus had lived. Since the Moslems held that territory in those early times, they too became the target of the Crusaders.

This chronic disease of fear of and hatred for other groups has been with humankind since our beginning, and the Crusades that began as a series of wars in the eleventh through thirteenth centuries between those of the “true faith” and the infidels is, in reality, still being fought today. And it is still the case that both sides consider the other the infidels, thus each side claiming that God is on their side.

In those beginning days 900 years ago, the Crusades quickly took on a political and material motive of gaining control over territories, using religious dogma and language to spur people on. Is not this still going on today—not only in the Western world but in Asia and Africa? Do we not now have Christian and Muslim extremists involved in the political process of carrying on a twenty-first-century version of the Crusades?

Our Western history is full of stories of the horror resulting from European and North American colonialism, in which both Catholicism and Protestantism took part. Always religion has been used as a tool and weapon in empire building—gaining territory for political and economic gain. In other words, the Crusades have been part of the spread of Western civilization into Asia, Africa, and the Americas for nearly a millennium, since the eleventh century. Political and economic rhetoric has changed throughout the eras, but the underlying mindset and motives have always been for power and control for the benefit a few, with religious extremism having its place in all of this.

As always, there are “two sides to a coin”, and in spite of the negative aspects of the Crusades, there are also benefits. In the late Middle Ages, as a result of the “Crusades” (when the term was first coined), the Europeans were exposed to the goods, technology, and customs of Asia, which enhanced Western culture. As a result of those early Crusades, Europeans were more willing to explore new places, thus the Renaissance was born and many discoveries occurred in the exchange of ideas among the diverse cultures and people. In the spread and progress of human civilization, there is a mixture of good and evil motives, thus enlightenment and horror simultaneously happen.

From a spiritual perspective, though extremist evolutionary religion has been used to promote agendas for political and economic power, true progress within the spiritual realm has occurred in spite of the lust for power and greed behind most expansions of territory. And so, introduction to “truth that will set you free” has also been part of the evil empire-building of the Crusades, which makes moral issues not always so easily “black and white” or always absolutely right or wrong.

In all of this assessment of historical and current planetary events, truly progressive people must consider many points of view, including the ones of those who are the most victimized, marginalized, and dislocated as a result of any type of expansion—political, economic, or religious.

Progressing Towards a Civilization of Compassion and Cooperation

In order for “progress” to be true progress for a civilization, the motives behind any type of expansion must be based on compassion and cooperation within the divine pattern of the Creator. In order for true progress to happen, there has to be spiritualized meanings and motives—for the common good of all—behind all decisions, whether in politics, religion, education, medicine, business, science, the arts, architecture, construction, or any other area of life.

So, Crusaders (back then and now), who tout religious language, have no or very little understanding of the true nature of God and divine principles. A truly progressive and/or religious/spiritual person cannot be a Crusader, within the context that I am using that term in this article. A real “progressive” cannot be a fundamentalist Christian or extremist Muslim who collaborate with politicians and businessmen, either secular or theocratic, to promote their particular crusades. On the other hand, a true progressive must have a degree of understanding of some true spiritual meanings and is able to put those divine administration principles into practice, regardless whether his or her language contains any religious terminology or not.

The term “progressive” then applies to any idea, decision, and action that contributes to the actual moving forward of an individual, group, society, or civilization, progressing towards divine pattern, which is found on the three levels of reality—material, mindal, and spiritual.

Theocracy—What is That?

Any nation or state where the clergy of an evolutionary religion exercise political power is a theocracy. For example, Iran currently is considered a theocracy because the country’s top religious “Supreme Leader” (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) is the actual authority behind the nation’s elected political leader. The religious leader determines the political policies that the political leader then carries out.

In most theocratic governments, religious law is dominant over civil law, and all-too-often religious law is laced with man-made dogmas that are based on tradition, superstition, and selfish lust for power. For example, the Taliban—a group controlled by fundamentalistic religious leaders—is fighting to regain political power in Afghanistan so that they can enforce laws that would require that all of the nation’s citizens follow the particular rigid religious dogma that their particular sect follows, which would keep the country at a very primitive level of existence and definitely not part of a planetary endeavor for progress.

As theocracy has so far been implemented on Earth, no higher religious concepts have been presented that would expand a nation towards embracing true brotherhood/sisterhood. In fact, so far theocracies have resulted in the opposite of true progress and worldwide peace. Even in countries that are not necessarily theocratic, progress on all levels has been kept within the limited confines of the citizens’ consciousness, which are often based upon an evolutionary religion’s understanding of reality. And that can be very scary, especially when different countries think that God is on their side. Thus, for example, we have God waving the flag of the U.S., Jehovah waving the flag of Israel, and Allah waving the flag of Iran. In theocratic countries (and otherwise) all too often nationalism is rampant and contributes to continued conflict and war with other nations.

Divine Administration Is Our World’s Destiny

The URANTIA Book and The Cosmic Family volumes have much to say about government run on divine administration principles. Like a theocracy, Divine Administration claims to bring God into every aspect of a culture, but unlike theocracies, Divine Administration actually does it. Unlike theocracies, Divine Administration does not rely on stagnant spirituality, dogmas, and out-moded traditions. Divine Administration does not rely on wrong, ridiculous ideas about who and what God is. Divine Administration dares not put God in a box. Divine Administration applies all old beliefs and traditions that work, that are truly in divine pattern, and that can contribute to the continued Spiritualution progress of civilization.

Note I said Spiritualution rather than evolution. What’s the difference? The Spiritualution movement is evolution that is spiritized. It is a movement inspired by Divine Administration and fuses truth that has been on the planet for hundreds of years with the latest revelatory cosmic teachings that include ascension science and the physics of rebellion as revealed in Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation (found in The Cosmic Family volumes). Spiritualution emphasizes the need for unity among those of God-consciousness through the embracement of epochal revelation.

Within divine administration principles and the implementation of a more progressive planetary culture, only those who actually understand and live the higher spiritual concepts of epochal revelation would be involved in the leadership of planetary civilization in all areas and at all levels. From a practical standpoint, what can any of us do now to help contribute to this type of progress? It starts with each one of us awakening to our higher inclinations to no longer crusade for spiritually immature and selfish values that are shortsighted and destructive.

We must continually educate ourselves about what is not of divine pattern in ourselves, each other, and the cultures we live in. As we learn, then we need to make drastic changes in our own perceptions and lifestyles and exist in higher ways of thinking, feeling, and doing—more in alignment with divine pattern, which has nothing to do with historical and current crusades and theocracies.

Are We There Yet?

On pages 597 and 598 of The URANTIA Book are found the five requirements (that are personal transformations and planetary adjustments) necessary in order to move this confused and disordered planet into a worldwide Divine-Administration level. Those requirements are:

1. Social fraternity. Multiplication of international and interracial social contacts and fraternal associations through travel, commerce, and competitive play. Development of a common language and the multiplication of multi-linguists. The racial and national interchange of students, teachers, industrialists, and religious philosophers.

2. Intellectual cross-fertilization. Brother-/sisterhood is impossible on a world whose inhabitants are so primitive that they fail to recognize the folly of unmitigated selfishness. There must occur an exchange of national and racial literature. Each race must become familiar with the thought of all races; each nation must know the feelings of all nations. Ignorance breeds suspicion, and suspicion is incompatible with the essential attitude of sympathy and love.

3. Ethical awakening. Only ethical consciousness can unmask the immorality of human intolerance and the sinfulness of fratricidal strife. Only a moral conscience can condemn the evils of national envy and racial jealousy. Only moral beings will ever seek for that spiritual insight which is essential to living the golden rule.

4. Political wisdom. Emotional maturity is essential to self-control. Only emotional maturity will insure the substitution of international techniques of civilized adjudication for the barbarous arbitrament of war. Wise statesmen and stateswomen will sometime work for the welfare of humanity even while they strive to promote the interest of their national or racial groups. Selfish political sagacity is ultimately suicidal—destructive of all those enduring qualities which insure planetary group survival.

5. Spiritual insight. The brother-/sisterhood of humankind is, after all, predicated on the recognition of the Fatherhood of God. The quickest way to realize the brother-/sisterhood of humankind on Urantia is to effect the spiritual transformation of present-day humanity. The only technique for accelerating the natural trend of social evolution is that of applying spiritual pressure from above, thus augmenting moral insight while enhancing the soul capacity of every mortal to understand and love every other mortal. Mutual understanding and fraternal love are transcendent civilizers and mighty factors in the world-wide realization of the brother-/sisterhood of humankind.

Wow!! Sounds heavenly doesn’t it? Our world civilization has some shadows of the progressive stages mentioned above, but we do have a long way to go, and there is upstepped help for us coming from the spiritual side of reality, from the angels. But that is another story for another time.

The Telling of a New World Coming

Though many of us are very aware of the flaws and vices existent in the present human societies and some of the serious problems facing humankind as a result of this fallen state, at the same time there is much room for hope and vision of a better world—one that provides opportunities for all humans to live to the fullest of their potential if they so choose, contributing to the greater good of all. Hopefully we all can gain a broader and more hopeful vision of our future and become part of the telling of a new world to come.

We of Global Community Communications Alliance (Divine Administration) have a telling that we want to give to the world. This telling is the truths presented in epochal revelation. The telling comes from: words read on paper and screen; words spoken; textures, shapes, and colors in visual art; movement in dance; melody and messages played and sung in music; drama put forth on stage; and moment-to-moment daily living in an environmentally and psychospiritually sustainable culture.

This telling shakes people out of their meticulously manicured comfort zones and brings light into the carefully closeted dark places of people’s minds and hearts. This telling causes people to feel and think things that they do not always want to feel and think, because with those feelings and thoughts comes a drive and sense of responsibility to act in ways they have never acted before. I believe this is the road to true happiness, which comes from the soul satisfaction of knowing deep within ourselves that we have become the very best we can be, and then, of course, we must give it away to benefit the world.


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.

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

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

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

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God's time is so different from our time.

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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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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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Drop your baggage that holds you back from liberation.

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

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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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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.

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

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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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Good will eventually outshine evil.

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Your true point of origin is God.

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

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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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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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Just say, "Okay God, You win."

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We make our own prisons within our minds.

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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.

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The changes that are happening are cosmic in scope.

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

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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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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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Meditation is being still before God.

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

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

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

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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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As we become more civilized, we become more loving.

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

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

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Failure is a learning episode.

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

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God is the intelligent principle behind all laws.

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

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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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Jesus was then. Christ Michael is now.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Higher courage comes from the reality of religious experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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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Jesus gave inconvenient truths.

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

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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.

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A truly wealthy person is one who has wisdom.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The most important thing about culture is the spiritual light.

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

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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 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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

-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

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

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

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

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

-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

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 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

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

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

-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

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

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

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

-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

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

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

-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

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

The destiny of every woman is wisdom.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Friendliness is being interested in someone else.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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