Unity Without Uniformity

by Niánn Emerson Chase


In the fall of 1998 we had three teachings at three different times at a Sunday service on unity without uniformity. The URANTIA Book discusses in several places unity without uniformity. We're in a wonderful season of the year right now, and this has been an especially beautiful spring for us here in the Sedona area. We can learn so much about unity without uniformity from the natural world. We can learn much about relativity within absolutes by observing the natural world. We can learn about commonality with diversity by communing with the natural world. So next time you get out for your walks or go to sit out in your yard or driving down the road, take note of the natural world. Forget the asphalt and concrete of the road. If you are a passenger you can notice even more. Look in the sky. What life is in the sky? Look at the rock formations. What does the natural world have to teach you? What is God saying to you through the natural world?

I love flowers and this is the season for flowers. Consider the rose. The rose comes in many sizes. It comes in many colors. But there is a uniformity with the rose. You know a rose whether it's very large or whether it's small, whether it's fully opened or whether it's a bud. You know it's a rose because it has a blueprint, a pattern. There is some uniformity to it to make a rose a rose. Consider irises. Why do we know they are irises? There are different colors; there are different kinds, but they have uniformity to them that makes them irises. If you look closely at the iris it can teach you something. Clistine wrote a beautiful poem about the iris. The iris taught her something. It reflected divine pattern, and it reflected the beauty of the Trinity. I'd like to share that poem with you now.

IRIS or IRISE

This flower lifts from darkness to the sun,
Pure-spun pattern from the mind of God -
Iridescent purple manifesting sheen of hope,
Its triune form resurfacing a vision
Seen long ago and half-forgotten,
Or else reflected from the timeless place -
A hint of Paradise.

So I must also rise
Out of the shadows of uncertainty,
Renounce the ugliness of little self,
Reclaim in gratitude the pattern given me,
Then in new-found innocence,
Open to the Son.

Ausmaminae had drawn an iris and gifted it to me many years ago and had also written a very beautiful poem about it. Her poem honors all women who are unfolding in their unique beauty of reflectivity of the Universe Mother Spirit. I'd like to share her poem with you.

God made one in nature reflective of you,
Standing tall, so elegant,
Strikingly beautiful, timeless -
Exquisite in form.
Her colors so radiant and deep -
Hues of wisdom and truth,
She is a blessing to all.
Her fragrance subtle, ever so humble,
Silently she grows, so gracefully
Changing, surviving with poise
In the harshest of climate,
She brings joy,
Taking inside and integrating
The seasons of change -
Bursting forth ever stronger
The fruits of her labor,
Planted firmly in the ground
And her work at hand.

The iris ever reaching Godward in all her glory
Tells a story of our
"Cosmic Woman of Grace."

Of course you can never completely capture the essence of a flower when drawing it, just a shadow or a silouhette of the real thing. But all flowers and all plants have something in common, even though they are very different. Irises look very different from roses. There is diversity there isn't there? But yet, there is a uniformity. Remember as children studying the parts of a plant, the parts of a flower. All plants, all flowers have certain parts in common, and that is what makes them plants, makes them flowers. They have a blueprint within divine pattern. Yet there are thousands of different kinds of plants, different kinds of flowers within the blueprint, within the pattern. Much diversity and individuality is allowed within divine pattern. A great example of this in the natural world is snowflakes. Each snowflake has its own design within a certain pattern; there are no snowflakes that are identical; each one is unique. The URANTIA Book explains that each individual is unique within their God-given personality. Like snowflakes, persons have much diversity within their commonality.God has some absolute laws that are unchangeable, that are permanent. He has absolute laws that will be there for all of eternity for the entire grand universe. Yet within those absolutes of God's laws is much diversity, much relativity. You can see the absolutes in a flower. As kids in school you also learn what makes animals mammals, what are the characteristics that comprise reptiles, birds, and amphibians. There is a pattern; there is an absolute pattern for those animals, and yet how many kinds of mammals do we have? How many types of reptiles, how many types of amphibians? And then just for example within the dog family, how many types of dogs are there? Can you understand? And on a bigger scale then, on a cosmic scale, there are certain absolute laws. There is the Universal Father, the First Source of All, whose presence is everywhere on this planet. And He manifests Himself in many ways. There is the Eternal Son, the Second Source of All, whose presence is everywhere and is manifested in many ways. And there is the Third Source and Center we often call the Mother aspect of God, whose presence is everywhere.So within the Trinity there is a family. There are the parents and there is the child, and that family is manifested throughout all of the grand universe in many ways. Unfortunately, on this planet so many human families are broken, especially in this country, and there are many reasons for that, all of which I'm not going to get into right now. In divine pattern, in divine administration, families should be together and should grow and expand. There should be unity in families though there can be diversity. There can be children that are very different from each other within a family, but they don't need to be competitive with each other, and they don't need to compete with their parents. They all can be individuals and complement each other. So the word "complement" is part of unity; it's part of divine pattern.

The principle of divine administration from Paradise throughout the entire grand universe is coordination. What does coordination mean? It means unity, harmony, being aware of those others around you. To truly coordinate and be efficient in that coordination there must be love and selflessness, not self-absorption. Now all of us suffer to some extent from the disease of selfishness on this planet. It's part of being a human being at this point and especially in America, because much of our dominant culture is encouraging materialism and selfishness. So we're all relearning and rehabilitating here in Divine Administration. Last night, one of the Native American elders said "Many of the native people have to redefine themselves." They have lost themselves. They have lost who they are as a Native American, as an Ojibwa, as an Apache, as a Hopi, as a Lakota. They need to find who they are first and foremost in their roots, within their point of origin. And they have to redefine themselves as do all of us in this society if we want to get back into divine pattern, which is diversity within absolutes of the law of God—unity, coordination, harmony, love, selflessness. We have to find ourselves, and we have to redefine who we are.

I'm referring to Native Americans because our week-end is very filled with that right now. We of Global Community Communications Alliance are doing some things to create unity between Native American peoples and non-native peoples. I grew up on Native American reservations, spending much of my childhood and youth on the San Carlos Apache reservation. After getting my degree I went back to San Carlos and lived and taught there for fifteen years. I felt very much in harmony with many Apache individuals although I come from a very different culture as a White Anglo Saxon Protestant, a WASP, though even as a child I rejected much of the WASP value system and culture. I grew up with Native Americans, going to a one room school house where there was grades four through six. For a while it was one through three and then it was four through six, in a one room school house with one teacher. For a while I was the only Anglo, white person, or WASP, in class, and struggling to find out and overcome certain prejudices that were directed towards me. I did learn from a very young age how to be unified with people who are not of my culture, of my race, of my religion, and pretty soon I felt very Apache and very much a part of their culture and religion even though I still retained some of my own foundation of my race, religion, and culture. I enjoyed many, many of the spiritual ceremonies they had. My favorite is the Sunrise Ceremony, which is the coming-out ceremony for the Apache girl when she reaches womanhood. I always wanted my daughters to have something like that. It's a very beautiful three to four day ceremony. I felt a great unity with and love for the people there, and that's what we in Divine Administration are working on now with Native Americans.

What I have noticed in my experiences of what creates disharmony and a lack of unity between people is that whether it's between a man and woman who claim to love each other or whether it's in a family or whether it's within a tribe or a workplace or between two nations or between religions or whatever it is, that disunity is because people focus on the differences. They get too attached to an old established way of thinking about that other person or that other group or that other nation or whatever. They get too fundamentalistic, too attached even to rituals. I've heard people argue about a sweat lodge. "Well, I'm not going to your sweat lodge. Your door is opening to the west; it should open to the east." With that kind of thinking, focusing on differences, division happens. When people get too attached to their ways of doing things, their ways of thinking, their ways of doing ritual, they become closed to change and growth and miss many opportunities for healing, expansion, and joy that come their way.

We who understand the purpose of ritual realize that ritual is ceremony, symbolism. Symbolism is a wonderful tool, but it too should change. because in divine pattern, in God's absolute law, all life should be in continual motion, continual growth, continual evolvement, unfoldment, ascension, including our personal ascension, including the tools that we use, including our rituals, our language, and how we relate to each other. So, if we have a ritual that we've hung on to for two thousand years or five hundred years, we might have to be a little concerned about that because rituals should move as we move and change. What I have noticed in people, whether it's in Judaism, whether it's in native American spirituality, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism, is that the traditionalists become too attached to their rituals and they become fundamentalists. We use the word fundamentalist often concerning certain Christians. Not all Christians are fundamentalists. Fundamentalists come in all shapes, sizes, forms, and in all areas there are fundamentalists—among business people, politicians, scientists—and fundamentalism is in all religions also. There are fundamentalist husbands and wives. "This is the way I've always done it; I've always related to you this way, and I'm going to stay this way." It goes on and on and on, and that's what creates disunity; that is what creates barriers between people. That's what creates disharmony. When we focus on those differences, and we want everyone to think like we do, then we can't have unity.

We live in a global village now, and because of the television, we are so aware of the disunity, the disharmony that is happening all over the planet. We could name country after country after country after country that is in turmoil within its boundaries as well as with those outside its boundaries. There are things happening in countries we're not even aware of because we can't cover it all, this terrible, terrible disunity. The gravity of the problem now is that we have nuclear weapons. We have biological and chemical weapons. So if someone gets really angry, maybe they could push a button and wipe out 500,000 or 6,000,000 people just like that. And the aftermath of those weapons will stay for years and years. It's not just a sling shot or a club or a sword anymore. So, it is very crucial that every individual work for unity in their own personal lives as well as in any other way possible.

Our responsibility as ascending sons and daughters of God is to continue to make choices to ascend; that is part of God's absolute law. Again, the family, we are sons and daughters of God. We are loved; we are looked over; we are watched. But our responsibility as children of God is to create unity wherever we can, wherever there is disunity. It's a heavy responsibility, because we have to look at ourselves. How do we create disunity between us and our God? How do we create it with the people we live with? With the people we work with?

Yesterday, one of the Native American speakers at Avalon Gardens said, "You can never take someone else's language or their culture and incorporate it into your own. That will never work". I disagree with him; his thinking is fundamentalistic. I think you can take someone else's language and aspects of their culture and have it become part of your own life. Most languages have beauty to them—beautiful concepts, beautiful sound. Most cultures have something good, something that others can benefit from. If we are operating in God's law, we want to ascend, we want to evolve, we want to get better. So we are going to, and we learn from other people who are very different from us. We learn something from their culture or their ways. "That would work for me. That will help me spiritually in my own personal growth." I think it's good to take that on and add it and incorporate it, and weed out those things that no longer work for us. English, by the way, is the language that has taken on many, many other languages. It has adopted words from many, many languages; that's why the English language has more words than most other languages. It is on its way to becoming the language of the world. But that doesn't mean that all these other beautiful languages should be lost, and, unfortunately they are being lost. Currently there are 6,800 languages that exist in the world, but only 600 of those languages have speaking populations robust enough to ensure their survival past the end of this century. Thousands of languages are disappearing as people don't learn them, so I understand why indigenous people want to hang on to their language, because their language defines their culture, their point of origin. It helps define who they are. And you have to go back to the root of who you are before you can expand and grow and take on more.

Gabriel stated in his talk last evening, May 5, 2001, "Indigenous people must today use technology for their people's advantage. Some modern inventions are needed to best serve their people's needs, like in artistic and career choices, so that they can best serve their own people." When he said that, I thought of the African band, Baba Mall, that incorporates technology and instruments of European and American origin with their traditional instruments. They sing in their own language, use their traditional dress and dance, but have all of this technical equipment and instrumentation in their wonderful productions. I also thought of Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, executive director of the UN's Center for Human Settlements (Habitat). She is from Tanzania and is the first African woman to run an UN agency, something not at all traditional for the role of women in her tribe, or for most African women. But she rose out of traditions in her culture that no longer contributed to the progress of individuals and of civilization and became a powerful woman who is improving urban and rural living conditions all over the world by helping women pull their families out of poverty through access to education and control over their own lands and lives.

When Jesus walked this earth, most of his people, the Jews, were very fundamentalistic and thus closed to his progressive and expanded teachings. On pages 1339 and 1340 of The URANTIA Book we are told,

By the times of Jesus the Jews had arrived at a settled concept of their origin, history, and destiny. They had built up a rigid wall of separation between themselves and the gentile world; they looked upon all gentile ways with utter contempt. They worshipped the letter of the law and indulged a form of self-righteousness based upon the false pride of descent. They had formed preconceived notions regarding the promised Messiah, and most of these expectations envisaged a Messiah who would come as a part of their national and racial history. To the Hebrews of those days Jewish theology was irrevocably settled, forever fixed.

The teachings and practices of Jesus regarding tolerance and kindness ran counter to the long-standing attitude of the Jews toward other peoples whom they considered heathen. For generations the Jews had nourished an attitude toward the outside world which made it impossible for them to accept the Master's teachings about the spiritual brotherhood of man. They were unwilling to share Yahweh on equal terms with the gentiles and were likewise unwilling to accept as the Son of God one who taught such new and strange doctrines.

The scribes, the Pharisees, and the priesthood held the Jews in a terrible bondage of ritualism and legalism, a bondage far more real than that of the Roman political rule. The Jews of Jesus' time were not only held in subjugation to the law but were equally bound by the slavish demands of the traditions, which involved and invaded every domain of personal and social life. These minute regulations of conduct pursued and dominated every loyal Jew, and it is not strange that they promptly rejected one of their number who presumed to ignore their sacred traditions, and who dared to flout their long-honored regulations of social conduct. They could hardly regard with favor the teachings of one who did not hesitate to clash with dogmas which they regarded as having been ordained by Father Abraham himself. Moses had given them their law and they would not compromise.

These circumstances rendered it impossible for the Jews to fulfill their divine destiny as messengers of the new gospel of religious freedom and spiritual liberty. They could not break the fetters of tradition..

..And so a different people were called upon to carry an advancing theology to the world, a system of teaching embodying the philosophy of the Greeks, the law of the Romans, the morality of the Hebrews, and the gospel of personality sanctity and spiritual liberty formulated by Paul and based on the teachings of Jesus.

So many individuals and groups are still making the same mistake that many of Jesus' people did, thus creating and maintaining a form of superficial uniformity within their group but no genuine unity with each other or with those who are different. On pages 2082 to 2086 The URANTIA Book has strong words about Christianity and how it has failed so far to fulfill its destiny as messengers of a religion of Jesus. In other words, so far Christianity that professes to follow Jesus has not become Jesusonian though it does contain "enough of Jesus' teachings to immortalize it."

Christianity suffers under a great handicap because it has become identified in the minds of all the world as a part of the social system, the industrial life, and the moral standards of Western civilization; and thus has Christianity unwittingly seemed to sponsor a society which staggers under the guilt of tolerating science without idealism, politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without restraint, knowledge without character, power without conscience, and industry without morality. (ibid., 2086:06)

Christianity is seriously confronted with the doom embodied in one of its own slogans: "A house divided against itself cannot stand." The non-Christian world will hardly capitulate to a sect-divided Christendom. The living Jesus is the only hope of a possible unification of Christianity. The true church—the Jesus sister-/brotherhood is invisible, spiritual, and is characterized by unity, not necessarily by uniformity. (ibid., 2085:03)

In closing I again use words from The URANTIA Book. "The great hope of Urantia [Earth] lies in the possibility of a new revelation of Jesus with a new and enlarged presentation of His saving message which would spiritually unite in loving service the numerous families of His present-day professed followers." (2086:02) "A new and fuller revelation of the religion of Jesus is destined to conquer an empire of materialistic secularism and to overthrow a world sway of mechanistic naturalism." (2082:06)

Religion does need new leaders, spiritual men and women who will dare to depend solely on Jesus and His incomparable teachings. If Christianity persists in neglecting its spiritual mission while it continues to busy itself with social and material problems, the spiritual renaissance must await the coming of these new teachers of Jesus' religion who will be exclusively devoted to the spiritual regeneration of men and women. And then will these spirit-born souls quickly supply the leadership and inspiration requisite for the social, moral, economic, and political reorganization of the world. The modern age will refuse to accept a religion which is inconsistent with facts and out of harmony with its highest conceptions of truth, beauty, and goodness. The hour is striking for a rediscovery of the true and original foundations of present-day distorted and compromised Christianity—the real life and teachings of Jesus. (ibid., 2082:09-2083:01)


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.

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

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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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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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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 civilized, we become more loving.

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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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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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Your true point of origin is God.

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

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

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

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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 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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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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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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Failure is a learning episode.

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

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

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Drop your baggage that holds you back from liberation.

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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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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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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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The most important thing about culture is the spiritual light.

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

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Higher courage comes from the reality of religious experience.

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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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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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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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A truly wealthy person is one who has wisdom.

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

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Love is the foundation of a truly religious person.

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

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

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

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Just say, "Okay God, You win."

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The destiny of every woman is wisdom.

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

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God is the intelligent principle behind all laws.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

-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

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

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

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

-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

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

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

-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

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

-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

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

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

Jesus was then. Christ Michael is now.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

Good will eventually outshine evil.

-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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Meditation is being still before God.

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Jesus gave inconvenient truths.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-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

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

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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We make our own prisons within our minds.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-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

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

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

-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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God's time is so different from our time.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

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

-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

The changes that are happening are cosmic in scope.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

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

-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

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

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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