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Fusing Spirituality With Activism
The Alternative Voice strives to create global change by addressing local, national and international issues, both public and personal, from a spiritualized perspective offering real solutions to individual, societal, and planetary problems.
In a time of rising social and political unrest, mental and physical health issues and disease, climate change and world weather catastrophes, poverty and homelessness, the world has never needed more than now a global Spiritualution℠ movement — a spiritual revolution fusing spirituality and activism to promote justice to all people and to solve the worldwide social, environmental, political, and spiritual dilemmas we face.
The solutions presented in the Alternative Voice incorporate the unifying teachings of the Fifth Epochal Revelation (The URANTIA Book and The Cosmic Family volumes). The staff writers are Change Agents / Destiny Reservists of Global Community Communications Alliance who are professors, instructors, and students of The University of Ascension Science and The Physics of Rebellion founded by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase. The Alternative Voice incorporates other voices of change from all over the world.
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COVID-19, FROM A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE.
HOW TO KEEP FROM GETTING IT.
By Gabriel of UrantiaA.A.S., College of Allegheny County and Theology studies, Duquesne University
The University of Ascension Science and The Physics of Rebellion (UASPR) has a staff of medical personnel, a Ph.D. clinical psychologist, and other professors and instructors who study science, metaphysics, and spiritual phenomena—not UFOs, etc., but how true spirituality is a tool that the Creator gives us to heal ourselves and other people.
The study and practice of healing is not new, for it has been used by adepts and sages, shamans and mystics throughout the centuries, which includes the ancient Druids and their priests, who were students of the energies of the sun and moon in relationship to evolutionary mortals and understanding the laws of nature.
The science of healing is a big subject that volumes have been, and continue to be, written about. However, we humans are still just at the beginning of our learning. So when we, as healers, hand out a business card, we should realize that we are just beginning to be a healer, and just beginning to be a shaman, and just beginning to be a doctor or acupuncturist or counselor or chiropractor. We need to realize that none of these disciplines has all the answers when it comes to healing, because healing has to be threefold: the soul, the mind, and the body.
Volumes of information can be given on each one of these three subjects, but I will try to write this article in simplicity and not use terms of physics and other disciplines of science that the common person will not relate to. And I do not want to repeat what can be heard on the news every day.
The Covid-19 virus is the seventh mutation of the original coronavirus. There are many theories of how the Covid-19 originated—from a snake, from a bat, from a rat, from a chemical weapon that got released by mistake, in China, in America, in Canada, and on and on. It does not matter where this virus originated. What we must realize is why the Creator allowed it, why it is here now in 2020, and if it truly can be stopped.
Scientists realize that Covid-19 is looking for another host, to become worse than what it is now. The Center for Disease Control and other research centers refer to the “basic reproduction number,” which has to do with the increase in intensity of mutations within a period of time, and this particular virus is much worse than the influenzas in relation to contagion and death rates. In our spiritual understanding of Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion, the human host that the virus is looking for would be a very iniquitous human being.
It is understood by those who study metaphysics that thought is energy. And for we who read Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation, found in The Cosmic Family volumes, there is good energy and bad energy. We try to oversimplify it by just talking about good and evil. However, there are various levels of good and various levels of evil.
The URANTIA Book and The Cosmic Family volumes begin to teach that error is basically ignorance and lack of wisdom, that sin is willful wrongdoing out of selfish motives, and that iniquity is persistent and determined thought-out wrongdoing, usually stemming from extreme narcissism and not caring at all about who is hurt in the process of getting what one wants to get.
Humankind, for the last 200,000 years since the Lucifer Rebellion, has either thought and acted within those three levels of wrongdoing or attempted to do the right thing within their understanding of reality. Jesus gave many teachings on the highest of all reality—doing right moment to moment, encouraging His followers to be a servant of all and to be good, kind, loving, and compassionate to all human beings.
All the great adepts through time have taught the same thing, in one way or another. Lao-Tse taught to stay on the Tao, the Way, and the Good Path. The fact that there are laws within our heart, written by the Creator, can be easily explained by knowing the difference between right and wrong and by what is called common sense. For instance, when desiring to do right, we do not drop a baby on the ground. We do not put poison into someone’s food. We do not steal from anybody. And we certainly do not murder anybody to get something we want. If we do not care who we hurt in our selfish pursuits, then we will do wrong; we commit sin or iniquity.
Goodness and rightness, within the Creator’s laws, are called absolutes, and wrongness, which breaks those universal laws, are considered non-absolutes. The Creator wants us to live by absolutes, because if we do not live by absolutes, we have chaos within ourselves and in society. The continuance of chaos in anyone’s life leads to disease of the body and eventual death. Our choices and actions have a domino effect with other human beings and our earth, because—as the indigenous say—Mitakuye Oyasin: “we are all related.” So our wrongdoing will affect others, not just in our immediate environment but all around the planet.
Prophesies are not only found in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible but also found in the Bhagavad Gita, the Torah, the Quran, the Book of Mormon, and in the traditions of various indigenous people. These written texts and oral prophecies are part of almost every world religion and are considered holy because they include the messages of righteous men and women who taught what they heard from the Creator...Read More on AlternativeVoice.org
RENDERINGS OF REALIZATIONS
By Niánn Emerson ChaseB.A. & Graduate studies, Arizona State University
It has always impressed me, in my study of the life of Jesus (as found in The URANTIA Book), that he often spent time in nature, away from the energies of busy towns and bustling people. In a family of several children, as the eldest son—who (at the age of 14) took the place of a father figure when their father Joseph died in a work-related accident—Jesus often took his younger siblings out on walks in the surrounding hills, pointing out various things they came across, teaching the children not only about the scientific facts of the natural world but also bringing in practical, moral, and spiritual lessons that related to what they observed in nature.
Throughout his adulthood Jesus continued taking respite from the pressing things of life by spending large amounts of time in the natural world. He spent many hours in the hills and mountains praying, reflecting, meditating, and communing with the Universal Father, with even two separate periods of being completely alone in the wilderness—one for six weeks and another encompassing forty days.
When Jesus became more active in his public career as a spiritual teacher, he and his close associates spent more time outdoors than inside—for relaxation and recreation, for work and meetings, for speaking before large groups of people, and even living outdoors for weeks at a time. He knew that by spending quality time in nature, we humans could better learn the value of meditation and the power of intelligent reflection.
In her book The Sun Is A Compass, wildlife biologist Caroline Van Hemert describes a 4,000-mile “human-powered” journey that she and her husband took in 2012 into the Pacific Northwest wild lands—starting from Bellingham in northern Washington and ending in Kotzebue, Alaska, far above the Arctic Circle. In those months of being constantly in the natural world, away from human-created societies and environments, Dr. Van Hemert gained a broader and more attuned perspective of life, experiencing a gamut of emotions and situations as she and her husband blissed out in the majestic wonder of rose-tinted dawns, gold-laced dusks, and other peace-bringing incidences, and, paradoxically, at other times struggling in their fear and desperation to simply stay alive in a harsh and unforgiving environment.
In a recent article about one episode on this trip,1 Dr. Van Hemert describes how closely observing a herd of hundreds of migrating caribou for a couple of days taught her some very important life lessons, which we need in these times of the Coronapocalypse.2 We humans are very much like our animal counterparts in our needs and tendencies. Like the caribou, we are individuals by ourselves or with small nuclear-family units for whom we try to provide and protect, and we also have an innate need to belong with a herd in order to survive all of life’s challenges.
In a recent article about one episode on this trip,1 Dr. Van Hemert describes how closely observing a herd of hundreds of migrating caribou for a couple of days taught her some very important life lessons, which we need in these times of the Coronapocalypse.2 We humans are very much like our animal counterparts in our needs and tendencies. Like the caribou, we are individuals by ourselves or with small nuclear-family units for whom we try to provide and protect, and we also have an innate need to belong with a herd in order to survive all of life’s challenges...Read More on AlternativeVoice.org