Spiritual Activism—Spiritualution

by Niánn Emerson Chase


When many people hear the term “activist” they think of people marching in the streets in a protest against something—a war, a political leader, a government’s policies, a company’s policies, and so on. Or they may think of someone who stands on a platform in a street or on a college campus dramatically speaking out against injustices and wrongdoings done to the masses. Or they may think of impassioned writers whose articles and poetry (rarely published in mainstream media) scream out against terrible things done to all living things. Most people think of an activist taking a strong, outspoken stance against political, social, or environmental atrocities. An activist is all of those things and more.

Activism comes from the root word “act,” which has other derivatives such as: “active,” “action,” and “activate.” All of these words imply some form of movement, usually on the material level. Activity and movement are indeed a part of patterns and systems that are on cosmic as well as microscopic levels, which the more progressive scientists and theologians recognize.

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According to The URANTIA Book,there aren’t just the physical circuits emanating from the center of the grand universe, there is also personality-, mind-, and spirit-circuitry. And all of these circuits and the personalities related to them coordinate with each other, weaving a wonderful web of divine pattern that encompasses every aspect of reality within the grand universe, which includes seven superuniverses and hundreds of thousands of local universes, of which our world is a part.

The universes are seething with cosmic force and power in the modes of creating, evolving, and maintaining. This dynamism is found in space as well as on the billions of worlds inhabiting space. But we also learn of action on other levels—mindal and spiritual.

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Now, what does all of this metaphysical stuff have to do with activism on our level here on planet Earth? Everything! The Universal Father, who is known by many names including the First Source and Center or the First Creator, uses personalities to implement His divine pattern in space and on all worlds. Whether we realize it or not, most of us activists—spiritually-oriented or otherwise—are involved in implementing to some degree these patterns and principles on all levels of universe reality—the physical, the mindal, and the spiritual.

Most activists—secular as well as religious—feel in some manner commissioned to be movers and shakers, confronting wrongdoing, stupidity, and injustice in all of their various forms. But in order to be the most effective activists in bringing about long-lasting, beneficial change, our moving and shaking must be within divine mind and within divine pattern; in other words, within divine administration principles.

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What does it look like to be an activist within divine administration principles? It looks very different from the activism that I saw in four friends from my long ago university days that I recently visited, who now live in southern California towns that are within fifty miles of each other.

All four of these people are considered successful within the dominant culture—three own and run their own businesses and one is a teacher within the public school system. Two are established artists, and one is a chef with formal training from a well-known European school.

The teacher has received many awards for her outstanding performance as a math instructor who makes math interesting and exciting for her students. In the last couple of years, she had become a political activist, supporting the U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan but claimed not to support the wars and policies that sent them there. She has written numerous letters about the plight of the U.S. soldiers and spoke almost of nothing else. She had formed a network of concerned people who got together care packages of bottled water and packaged processed food to send to the soldiers. Her stance was that the U.S. soldiers did not have enough commodities to sustain them; that they needed more water to drink, more diverse and interesting food, and more protection from the enemy that was using guerrilla tactics. She also happened to be the mother of one of those soldiers and, understandably, wanted her only son to come home and in good health.

The chef had on one of the walls of his small-mountain-town restaurant photographs with information about the U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who have family in the area. At the top of these American flag-framed photos were much larger photos of both George W. Bush and President Obama, the Commanders in Chief of these two wars.

One of the artists has been an animal rights activist for decades, marching at animal trapping conventions and writing letters to congressmen against animal trapping. In the last several years she has been involved in helping the local Humane Society adopt out hundreds of cats and dogs. Within her art gallery were cages full of orphaned cats and small dogs. She informed me that often she had at one time twenty-five to thirty of these animals that she fed and cared for. Every other week she drove one hour to San Diego twice to take the animals to a place that will adopt them out. I think that probably 50% to 60% of the people who come into her gallery come to see the animals and have no interest in her outstanding art, which speaks out for the poor and disenfranchised, for nature, and for the spirit in all of life.

Another artist uses his art gallery as a space for showing independent films, showcasing local musicians, and discussing literature. All four of these people are activists on some level but not on the level of divine administration principles.

The mother told me that if her son had not been a soldier overseas she would probably not have become the activist that she is. In my conversation with her, she showed no interest in the reasons for these wars, no concern for the people of Iraq or Afghanistan, and no stance for peaceful means of solving problems—whether they are personal or national. Her concern at that time was just for the physical comfort and safety of her son and his fellow soldiers. Laced in her talk of her son’s plight was vindictive, trite gossip about others. She was filled with fear for her son’s life, disdain for her own husband, resentment for individuals she felt had slighted her, and a general, bitter restlessness that permeated every area of her life.

The restaurant owner told me that the only reason he was involved at his level with the soldiers of these wars is because some of his customers had approached him about using his wall for a display of soldiers they knew. He went on to tell me that he agreed because, after all, it was politically correct and good for his business, and someone else was doing the actual work of putting the stuff on the wall. He had always been a very easy-going, simple man who fled any kind of conflict or confrontation, doing only what was necessary, rarely going out of his way to do an extra mile.

The animal rights activist/artist was exhausted from the care of countless cats and dogs and complained that she no longer had the time or energy for her art work. She told me that she had not painted a new piece in more than three years.

The other gallery owner informed me that very few people were drawn to his place, even though he was trying to create a cultural center for people to come to, a place where they could experience “art” in a different and more expansive way. He thought that maybe it was his aloof demeanor that put people off.

Though I see these four individuals as more than just a mother or a restaurant owner or an animal rights activist or a gallery owner, they seemed to identify themselves within those roles and thus limit their possibilities for expansion and growth within their personality circuitry. They had not yet allowed “ascending sons and daughters of God to be part of their definition of themselves. As a result, spiritual activism is not included within their levels of activism.

If the mother/teacher had a deeper encounter with the Universal Father and allowed Him to turn her upside down and shake out all of her nonsense, fear, meanness, and resentment, she could become a Deo (godly) powerful activist for peaceful and compassionate methods of solving problems, at home as well as abroad.

If the restaurant owner allowed the love of the Creator to become activated within his generous and gentle heart in a more expansive way, he would be more open to the Spirit of Truth, thus becoming more activated within his mind and spirit to truly befriend those many lonely and lost individuals who are welcome to sit in his restaurant for hours at a time. His courage and confidence would increase and empower him to become more active and dynamic in his daily encounters with others as well as an outspoken activist for peaceful means of solving international problems.

If the animal rights activist would be willing to learn about misplaced compassion and change her thinking about the difference between animals and human beings, she would be a powerful vessel for the Universe Mother Spirit’s ministry through her beautiful art work. She would also become younger and more joyful, less anxiety-ridden and exhausted.

If the gallery owner would open up his very intellectual mind to the leading of the Spirit of God, his heart would expand, and he would unfold more into his personality circuitry, becoming a warmer individual whose presence would invite others to have an encounter with him. His people-oriented art would become even more interesting and diverse because, as he grew in experiencing God’s love, his all-ready-existent love for others would increase. His brotherly love would unfold into an even freer, all-encompassing love, and his art work would reflect that, inspiring within others a sense of self-respect and dignity.

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I think that in order to become the most effective activists for personal, social, political, and environmental sustainability, we must evolve into spiritual activism. We must become active at addressing our own soul and spiritual issues, truly identifying ourselves first as ascending sons and daughters of the Universal Father. If we do not identify with our spiritual selves and actively seek personal change, we will limit ourselves and others within the confines of definitions that enslave us.

All four of my friends could be so much more if they allowed themselves to become spiritual activists in their own personal ascension. One needs to face her bitterness, pride, and selfishness and overcome those traits that cause her and others so much unhappiness. One needs to jump out of his bag of simple complacency and passiveness. Another needs to correct her incorrect ideas about what is the highest way to express her compassion, and the other needs to acknowledge the spiritual reality of existence, which he denies.

I was saddened to see how each one of these persons had fared in their many years of life on this world. After so many years of not seeing them, I realized how apart I had grown from them, and how much I had changed since our college days in the mid 1960s when we all were activists for peace, honest government, just national and international policies, and a clean environment. Though we all still are activists in some manner, my activism has expanded to be more extensive and intensive, more spiritually based.

While visiting with these nonetheless wonderful individuals, I felt so limited in what I could share with them of my own life, of my own growth, of my own understanding of reality, of my own work. With three of them, I just listened, for I knew that they were uncomfortable with what I might say. Only one—the one I had been closest to in our college days and whose art speaks of the spirit within us humans—was willing to share ideas with me and acknowledge me as a spiritual activist. She also was more open to the turns my life had taken and referred to us as “kindred spirits,” though she felt she has gotten stuck in a life that was not fulfilling for her.

When I graduated from college, I pretty much set out on a path that no longer included my college friends, for I moved away from most of them—geographically and philosophically. I never attended reunions or kept in close touch, though for a while I sent annual “catch-up letters” about what was happening in my life—my work and my own internal processes and growth into spiritual activism.

My kindred-spirit friend did indicate that she understood why I chose to become distant from my college days and associates, for I had embarked on work that required many challenges and changes that were not a part of “the good ol’ days” or that form of activism that we practiced in college. She insightfully stated: “You had to leave us all in order to do what you are now doing, didn’t you?”

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In order to become spiritual activists—walking into our destiny within our ascension process—we have to leave many people and many things behind. Every day we must continue leaving behind “stuff,” for we have so many ideas, coping mechanisms, habits, attitudes, reactions, and thought patterns that need to be relinquished in order to move forward in our healing, reconciliation, growth, and activism in service to others. In order for us to implement divine administration principles in all areas on the human level, we first must be spiritually active. We can be powerful activists against injustices and wrongness without a spiritual foundation, but we cannot be the most effective, powerful activists for justice and rightness within divine pattern outside of a relationship with the First Creator.

I have embraced the true religion of Jesus—not Christianity but the spiritual teachings of Jesus that actually encompass many wonderful and true principles found in almost every world religion. Though I see myself as a “religionist” and a person who is spiritually-oriented, I do not consider myself a Hindu or Buddhist or Jew or Christian or Muslim, albeit I appreciate much of the philosophy, music, and art of each of those religions and enjoy interacting with others from each of these religions. I appreciate true spirituality wherever I find it, but I abhor false religion based on materialism, politics, selfishness, greed, lust for power, and ignorance.

In a paper entitled “Social Problems of Religion” of The URANTIA Book, there is a statement about the “religion of Jesus” that has little to do with institutionalized Christianity (though there are people within that religion who practice this type of spiritual activism). "The religion of Jesus is the most dynamic influence ever to activate the human race. Jesus shattered tradition, destroyed dogma, and called humankind to the achievement of its highest ideals in time . . . . "(p. 1091) I think we spiritual activists need to strive for the highest that can be brought out within ourselves as well as within our societies and cultures.

All of us who are passionate about contributing to making this world a much better place—whether spiritually-oriented or not—can identify with the counsel Jesus gave to a young man who was fear-ridden and miserable almost 2,000 years ago, for we too can feel beaten down by life’s circumstances and become discouraged by the apathy of so many people in our own nation.

You are trying to run away from your unhappy self, but it cannot be done. You and your problems of living are real; you cannot escape them as long as you live. But look again, your mind is clear and capable. Your strong body has an intelligent mind to direct it. Set your mind at work to solve its problems; teach your intellect to work for you; refuse longer to be dominated by fear like an unthinking animal. Your mind should be your courageous ally in the solution of your life problems rather than your being, as you have been, its abject fear-slave and bond-servant of depression and defeat. But most valuable of all, your potential of real achievement is the spirit which lives within you, and which will stimulate and inspire your mind to control itself and activate the body if you will release it from the fetters of fear and thus enable your spiritual nature to begin your deliverance from the evils of inaction by the power-presence of living faith. And then, forthwith, will this faith vanquish fear of others by the compelling presence of that new and all-dominating love of your fellows which will so soon fill your soul to overflowing because of the consciousness which has been born in your heart that you are a child of God. (The URANTIA Book, p. 1,438)


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.

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

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

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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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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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Failure is a learning episode.

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

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

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

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

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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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Friendliness is being interested in someone else.

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As we become more civilized, we become more loving.

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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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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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Just say, "Okay God, You win."

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

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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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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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Drop your baggage that holds you back from liberation.

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

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

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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 is the intelligent principle behind all laws.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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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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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The most important thing about culture is the spiritual light.

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

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

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

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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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Jesus gave inconvenient truths.

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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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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 destiny of every woman is wisdom.

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

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

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

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Your true point of origin is God.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jesus was then. Christ Michael is now.

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Higher courage comes from the reality of religious experience.

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

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

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

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We make our own prisons within our minds.

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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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Good will eventually outshine evil.

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

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A truly wealthy person is one who has wisdom.

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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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God's time is so different from our time.

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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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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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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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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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The changes that are happening are cosmic in scope.

-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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Love is the foundation of a truly religious person.

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We 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

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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Meditation is being still before God.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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