Drowning In The “Mainstream”—Hearing Voices Of Hope In The Wilderness

by Niánn Emerson Chase


I live in the “borderlands” of southern Arizona, nineteen miles north of Ambos Nogales, which is, in a manner of speaking, one town split in two: being located in two different countries (the U.S. and Mexico) and having an imposing, ugly wall of steel and swirls of cold, cruel concertina wire, meant to cause serious harm to any human who has contact with it. Needless to say, “the wall” is an eyesore as well as a heartsore for many.

Both sides of Nogales are economically depressed, and so any enterprise that can bring financial rewards is usually welcomed. Because of the current political climate, not much comes to the town(s) of Ambos Nogales, not tourists or new businesses or conventions or movie-makers, though at one time the town(s) bustled with all of these.

I think the last time Hollywood, with all of its glitter and glamour, came to Nogales was in 2012 to shoot some scenes for The Hangover III, which was released in 2013. I recall the excitement of many of the local residents to catch sight of one of the well-known actors who were on site, and even hordes of people from the city of Tucson drove seventy miles to see the movie stars. I don’t recall the hordes coming out to catch sight of the highly respected scholar Noam Chomsky when he recently moved to Tucson; most residents don’t even know who he is, let alone that he resides part of the time in their city. I am saddened by that, for Noam Chomsky offers an expansive perspective of the world’s current social, political, and ecological situation, using worldwide historical events that have led to where we, as humankind, are today.[1]

Among the U.S. population, there are still many more people who know of Hollywood actors (and all kinds of personal details about them) than even an awareness of, let alone interest in, the existence of individuals like Noam Chomsky, who are also on television, radio, and other media formats, though they are less mainstream, are often non-profit or “public,” and are definitely alternative. Like Hollywood stars, people like Mr. Chomsky have a following (though much smaller) who pay attention to the expansive and forward-looking ideas presented in his many talks and writings. The difference between him and most Hollywood stars is that Noam Chomsky is not “mainstream” in his viewpoints of the world’s situation and the route to a saner, more sustainable future for all of humankind.

The entertainment industry and sports venues—with all of the advertising that encourages unsustainable consumption—perpetuate the status-quo consciousness of materialism and selfish pursuit of instant gratification, with very little consideration for future generations and their lot on this problem-plagued earth. There are still too few entertainment films that encourage deeper, more compassionate, out-of-the-box thinking, which might lead to more creative and intelligent solutions to the political, societal, and environmental problems that threaten to end all of life on this planet.

I find it fitting that a film like The Hangover III—which promotes childish and irresponsible pleasure-pursuing that results in poor health, exploitation of others, and a continuation of the “ugly American” syndrome—was set in an area whose peoples have, for centuries, suffered the impact of European and American colonialism and, today, neocolonialism.  

"If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution–then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise."

- Aldous Huxley from his essay, "Wanted, a New Pleasure"

Every year in the United States, the controversial Columbus Day is officially celebrated as a holiday in October. Indigenous and other people in the borderlands area of Ambos Nogales do not celebrate Columbus Day in the way that many Americans do, for they recognize the fact that Columbus did not “discover” a new world that already had 100 million indigenous people inhabiting the places that he (and others) claimed for Spain (and other European nations). The late Lakota activist leader Russell Means stated that from an indigenous vantage point, Columbus’ arrival was a disaster from the beginning. Although Columbus’ own diaries indicated that he was greeted by the Taino Indians with the most generous hospitality he had ever known, he immediately began the enslavement and slaughter of the Indian peoples of the Caribbean islands. And it didn’t stop in the Caribbean but continued on into other lands. As eminent Columbus biographer Samuel Eliot Morison admits in his book, Admiral of the Ocean Sea, Columbus was personally responsible for enslavement and murder of indigenous peoples.[2] Indigenous peoples are still suffering the ramifications of colonialism that Spain and other European nations brought to the Americas, which include Latin American countries, the United States, and Canada.

In his letter to the King and Queen of Spain in 1503, Christopher Columbus stated: Gold is most excellent; gold constitutes treasure; and he who has it does all he wants in the world, and can even lift souls up to Paradise. That statement pretty much sums up what the underlying principle of colonialism is—a conquering of peoples, culture, and land with motives of greed and power, sinfully using religion as one of its tools to accomplish this.

Russell Means concurred with other non-mainstream historians that Columbus was personally responsible for the design and operation of the encomienda system that tied Indians as slaves to the lands stolen from them by the European invaders.[3] Today the “encomienda system”—in the forms of industrialization, globalization, democratization, capitalism, and so on—is implemented by the 1% (oligarchs) and their cooperating governments, enforcing military, and accommodating cultures-of-consumption that are comprised of masses of citizens drugged by materialism and selfish pursuits.    

The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy defines colonialism as “the control of one nation by ‘transplanted’ people of another nation—often a geographically distant nation that has a different culture and dominant racial or ethnic group.” There are classic examples of European nations colonizing countries not only in the Caribbean islands and Americas but also in the Pacific islands, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and India. Though there often are benefits for the people and land that have been colonized, the long-lasting, harmful effects far outweigh any good when the motive of the controlling force behind the colonization is arrogance, greed, and lust for power. Noam Chomsky, Russell Means, and other contemporary, non-mainstream scholars, philosophers, historians, economists, scientists, and theologians have documented through their writings, films, and other media the destructive impact of colonialism for generations to come.

flickr.com/photos/herby_fr/Interestingly, the United States of America evolved out of a rebellion against English colonialism of the new world. Unfortunately, the U.S. is one of the main proponents of neocolonialism, which is “control that is economic and cultural, rather than political”[4]—though, more often than not, there is behind-the-scenes control in the political realms of a country being “neocolonized” today. From the viewpoints of those being “colonized,” “globalized,” “democratized,” or “capitalized,” they are suffering a form of conquering, and this empire-building in their lands and nations is thievery—thievery of their land, their culture, their identities, their resources, their children, and their future.

My ancestor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, realized that “an empire is an immense egotism” and was one of those voices of another century who spoke out against empire-building that was motivated by greed, selfishness, and arrogance. Frederick Douglass, who at 20 years of age escaped his own enslavement and ended up a free man in New York, became a strong, brilliant voice against the type of colonialism and capitalism that resulted in slavery with religion supporting that abomination. Soon after his emancipation from slavery, in an impassioned narrative about his own experiences as a slave, Douglass stated: The slave auctioneer’s bell and the church-going bell chime in with each other, and the bitter cries of the heart-broken slave are drowned in the religious shouts of his pious master. . . between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference—so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked.[5]

Unfortunately, not enough has changed since Frederick Douglass’ days, though the language and forms of slavery have changed. Much of mainstream religion is not truly “Jesusonian”, and is still supportive of the status-quo way of thinking and doing, which is based on empire building of nations at the expense of most people’s health, happiness, and at times their lives, as well as the health and life of the planet’s eco-systems. Thank God for the many religionists who practice the true principles of Jesus, which basically is the brother-/sisterhood of all humanity as one planetary family under one Creator God.

Outspoken, Irish-born playwright, critic, and social reformer George Bernard Shaw once stated: In the arts of life man invents nothing, but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.” Today humankind has inherited the ramifications of many centuries of empire-building and colonialism that developed “the arts of death” in the never-satisfying hunger for “gold” and power. Today, that hunger continues to determine the ways of most corporations and governments, and, unfortunately, the masses have embraced those ways of thinking and doing.

Much-respected and beloved General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who helped lead the way to victory for the U.S. and its allies in World War II, made the following statement on April 16, 1953: Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, from those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. Though this five-star general—who was a hero in a war that involved many nations of Western civilization as well as those of the Orient, with battles occurring on and over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans—was admired enough to be elected as President of the United States, his new-found consciousness of the horrors of war and the need to make radical changes in how people perceive progress and civilization-building did not inspire and influence enough people to change the status quo in world views, progress, and problem-solving.

Today, the threat of a third “world war” is ever-present, with countries lining up with their allies for the final showdown. The intimidating military presence—peaceful or otherwise—of many of the countries with histories of imperialism (of which colonialism is a form) in smaller and less powerful countries is a fact.[6] The backlash of these smaller countries fearing occupation has led to increasing acts of terrorism and civil war on their part, which gives reason for the more powerful countries to increase their military presence for “security.”

So, as was in Christopher Columbus’ time, governments, businesses, and religions continue to make unholy alliances to promote empire-building, which has culminated in what we are experiencing today worldwide—extreme weather events and other environmental disasters, economic collapse, social upheaval, and the threat of more than just one pandemic. And, in spite of decades (even centuries) of warning of these dire ramifications from prophets, visionaries, and other non-mainstream “voices crying out in the wilderness”—such as scientists, theologians, psychologists, philosophers, economists, sociologists, educators, physicians, and so on—the madness continues.

Sadly, the ideal of democracy has been tainted by selfish materialism, lust for power, and a distortion of spiritual truths. The universal laws of God (the First Source and Center, the Creator-Parent) have been twisted to support ungodly values or ignored completely. Noam Chomsky aptly declared: In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued—they may be essential for survival. For so many of our planetary brothers and sisters “democracy” is “demo-crazy”, a demonstration of madness.[7]

"A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain."
- William James

Photo by Global Change Media

In this issue of the Alternative Voice, writers point out certain aspects of global changes in the social, economic, and environmental arenas, as a result of empire-building that is not within divine pattern, but a hopeful vision of a coming Divine New Order is also presented. All of us writers live and work at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, which is the campus of The University of Ascension Science and The Physics of Rebellion, and adhere to divine administration principles that resonate with the pattern of the First Source and Center of All, the Gift of Life, the Divine Controller, the Infinite Upholder, the Universal Center, the Universal Father, or the Great Spirit, the Creator, God, Yahweh, Allah, or whatever other name has been given to the divine Personality who does indeed exist.[8] Those divine administration principles are based on the foundation of love—a love far beyond what we humans can comprehend fully, though we can begin to recognize, experience, and express a pattern of that divine love and principles here on earth.

Throughout the history (and “herstory”) of humankind, there have been individuals and small groups of people who have had an inkling of the pattern of divine love that dictated how they perceived reality—their world view—and how they lived within their cultures, which were more sustainable for all in their community as well as for their neighbors and the earth’s natural world around them. Not all cultures throughout history have been sustainable (including some of the “indigenous” tribes), but there have always been some, and there are those today, outside of the status quo, who live within some of those principles. And, of course, there are those individuals who struggle to live by their level of understanding of divine universal laws within mainstream society, but it is lonelier and more difficult when not united in living and working with others of similar persuasion.

In his book, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, Thom Hartmann emphasizes the need for global radical change, global transformation for the leaders and the masses.[9] When our thinking changes to be more in alignment with the patterns of the Universal Father/Mother, then we transform ourselves, our technologies, our science, our politics, our economics, our medicine, our education, and our cultures. We begin to progress into the first stages of light and life that offer the opportunity for all people (100% rather than 1%) to experience true freedom, healing, health, and happiness if they choose to go that higher path.

As I strive to do daily, I encourage us all to spend more time expanding our minds and viewpoints, reading and researching in exposing ourselves to more “alternative” media as well as beginning to delve into the literature and history of the world’s many diverse and beautiful cultures, for as we begin to truly understand our planetary brothers and sisters and discover our commonalities as well as our plights and frailties, we can genuinely unite as the human race and become inspired to tackle the world’s impending problems as one global family under the one God. I wish you many blessings as you embark of this adventure of discovery, seeking unity without uniformity.


[1] For further information on Noam Choamsky visit his website at https://chomsky.info/

[2] For further information, look at the Web site: russellmeansfreedom.com and the essay “Why AIM Opposes Columbus Day and Columbus Day Parades” by Glen Morris and Russell Means

[3] Ibid

[4] The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy [E.D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil, ed.] (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company)

[5] For more information, see Frederick Douglass, William S. McFeely (New York: W.W. Norton)

[6] The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy defines imperialism as: “Acquisition by a government of other governments or territories, or of economic or cultural power over other nations or territories, often by force. (Colonialism is a form of imperialism.)”

[7] Demo-crazy is a democratic system or state considered to be inauthentic or inherently flawed; democracy that has descended into corruption, injustice, or absurdity.

[8] For more on God, the Universal Father, see The URANTIA Book, especially Papers 1 through 5 (Chicago: URANTIA FOUNDATION)

[9] The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight has been revised and updated several times since its first publication in 1998.


About the Author

Niánn Emerson Chase

Niánn Emerson Chase co-founded Global Community Communications Alliance, a 120+ member intentional community located in southern Arizona. Niánn is the Director of the University of Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion, as well as serving on the Board of Elders. She is a counselor and a pastor.

Niánn is a world-renowned spiritual leader, educator, activist, and a prolific author with many articles on culture, society, spirituality, and sustainability. Her spiritual-based philosophies and peace-motivated efforts have positively impacted countless individuals worldwide.

Her personal ideals and pursuits are to fuse revelatory spiritual teachings with the philosophical and spiritual truths from all cultures and religions into the classroom and into mainstream consciousness.

Niánn shares her visions and teachings to reveal a global outlook toward a future of world peace and harmony as one planetary family.

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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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Jesus gave inconvenient truths.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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It is hearing other people's personal stories that we can develop more compassion, that we can develop a sense of connectedness with other human beings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The destiny of this world, the world of the beloved Christ Jesus the Creator Son of Nebadon, is to move into light and life through the brother- and sisterhood of humankind.

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We 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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Every individual and civilization has to go through labor (as in childbirth) in order to progress physically, mentally, and spiritually, becoming a higher order of being.

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

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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.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

When we find it in our hearts to forgive someone who we think has wronged us, we then can more easily accept forgiveness for our own wrongdoings.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

In order to heal we need to provide the inner environment for the ministry of the Threefold Spirit of God and the other living spiritual forces to work with us.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

Jesus didn't just give warm fuzzy love, some of it was quite strong for those who needed it. He knew how to read the soul.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

Your true point of origin is God.

-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

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

Failure is a learning episode.

-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

In our cooperation with the Threefold Spirit of God, we can have quantum leaps of growth and healing in our adversity rather than being broken by it.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

Friendliness is being interested in someone else.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The most important thing about culture is the spiritual light.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

As gardeners of your own character, through your cooperation with the Threefold Spirit, allow your lower thoughts and emotions to be composted into something much more wonderful and life-giving.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

Meditation is being still before God.

-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

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

-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

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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

We need to grab onto the higher aspirations of wanting to be a more loving person, of being in God's perfect will moment to moment.

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

The destiny of every woman is wisdom.

-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

The changes that are happening are cosmic in scope.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

God is the intelligent principle behind all laws.

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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

-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

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

-Niánn Emerson Chase

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