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The Heart of a Pioneer Missionary – Part 3

  By Paul Werner Paul and Christel Werner joined as a married couple in the United States in August 1963. In 1964 they returned to Germany among the first wave of missionaries sent from the US to Europe. For one year they witnessed in Wiesbaden in Germany, but then felt guided to begin…

The Heart of a Pioneer Missionary – Part 2

The Heart of a Pioneer Missionary – Part 1

International President at Cheongpyeong Special Great Works

~from familyfedihq.org

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2016 Summer Cheongpyeong Special Great Works

Keynote Address

Sun Jin Moon, International President of FFWPU

August 18, 2016 – Cheongpyeong Heaven and earth Training Center

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Beloved leaders, and precious brothers and sisters from around the world!

It is my privilege to be with you today at the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center on this special occasion of the 2016 Summer Cheongpyeong Special Great Works.

As you all know, the scheduling of this Great Works program coincides with the Seonghwa Festival to commemorate the 4th Anniversary of True Father’s ascension. As such, this is a very, very special time.

I am sure your presence here, so many thousands of young brothers and sisters, brings joy and comfort to our True Father in the spiritual world and our True Mother here on the earth.

Therefore, I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart, for participating in this sacred program, centered on our Heavenly Parent and our True Parents.

 

True Father’s Words

Brothers and sisters, I want to share some of True Father’s words with you, and I invite you to take a moment to contemplate and feel True Father’s dream for each and every one of you:

Cheongpyeong is the place where everything can reach a resolution and we can make a completely new beginning. The name itself symbolizes that. In Cheongpyeong, Cheong (淸) means “clear”and Pyeong (平) means “level.” In other words, Cheongpyeong means “that which is clear and level.” Since the ground already has been completely leveled, all we need to do is create a design and raise the pillars. We are ready to begin at any time. (CBG 5-1-6-7; 27 Aug 1972)

True Father gave this encouragement and inspiration in 1972. We are now living in 2016. Are we ready to fulfill True Father’s dream? Yes!!!

Are we going to raise the roof of the kingdom of heaven on earth here at Cheongpyeong? Yes!!!

I believe you!!! I know we can do it!!! Thank you.

I hope each one of you will experience a new beginning as a result of your participation in this program. I pray that it may breathe new life and clarity into your hearts and minds, filling you with renewed hope, faith, and vision.

Let us work to level and balance ourselves—mind, body and soul— so that we become a solid and stable foundation for fulfilling all our dreams as true sons and daughters of Heavenly Parent and True Parents, fulfilling Vision 2020 and realizing Cheon Il Guk. Aju!

I hope that during your time here you can repair, cleanse and purify all past losses, disappointments, failures, and doubts. I pray that the light, love and wisdom of Heavenly Parent and True Parents will heal, re-kindle, and nurture your own aspirations for the future.

I have faith that here, in this sanctified holy place, you will discover your divine heart, soul, and inner light, so that you will lead a purposeful life on a path to victory.

Your sincere and conscientious attendance here brings comfort to our Heavenly Parent and our True Parents, and all of your ancestors and family members.

As you invest your heart and soul in the various parts of the program—-morning Hoondokhae, prayer times at the Jeongshim Won, preparation of your Wish Papers, Chanyang Yeoksa sessions, the Holy Ground Pilgrimage, Ancestor Liberation Ceremony, and Ancestor Blessing Ceremony—-you will surely move the heart of Heaven and Earth. You will open a clear and level way for the providence to advance, with your own light shining brightly, overcoming all darkness and doubt.

I have absolute faith in all of you! May Heavenly Parent and True Parents bless you and guide you throughout this precious journey!

Our True Parents have opened the gates of heaven, for each one of us and for our ancestors, and for our children, our grandchildren and extended family members. True Parents’ path of victory was not simple or easy.

After all, the results of the Fall have been devastating. All direct dominion was taken from Heavenly Parent, leaving the world, all human beings, and all living things under the dominion of false principles and false powers.

Therefore, in order for us to fully appreciate this day and the time in which we are living, we need to understand Heavenly Parent’s heart, as He searched and suffered throughout millennia to come to this day and this holy place, together with our beloved True Parents.

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True Mother’s Words

Let us consider True Mother’s precious words:

True Parents have concluded the 6,000 years of the providence of restoration through indemnity. True Parents have opened a new age. It is the age of Cheon Il Guk. Korea has been chosen by heaven. If you look at a map of Korea, Cheongpyeong is in the position of a woman’s womb. The womb is the place where new life begins. This means that Cheongpyeong is the place where fallen humankind can be reborn from wild olive trees into true olive trees. From this point of view, all the people in the world must flock to Cheongpyeong and receive new life. The place where True Parents are is our eternal hometown. (True Mother, 24 Oct 2015)

Throughout history, Heavenly Parent has had one goal in mind: True Parents. On the foundation of True Parents, Heavenly Parent would begin a new history free from the tragic legacy of the Fall, free from suffering and indemnity.

This new history leads to the nation of Cheon Il Guk, the original Garden of Eden, the unified harmony of heaven on earth. Cheon Il Guk is a world where peace, True Love, goodness and prosperity flourish, for the sake of all living beings and all creation.

We are so very blessed to have been born at this time, at the time when True Parents have lived on this earth, and have fulfilled the will of heaven. We are so blessed to be called the beloved sons and daughters of Heavenly Parent and True Parents.

We have been liberated from the chains of fallen history and we have been given the precious gifts—the Blessing and the Word—that we may transform ourselves and this world, creating a world of True Love, joy, and peace for all humankind and all the creation.

There is a seed within each one of you that is seeking goodness. By coming here to Cheongpyeong, that seed will be nurtured and it will grow in the soil of this clear and level holy ground. That seed has within it the framework and design of the true olive tree you can become.

May you grow majestically strong, that you may wear the Crown of Glory and be victoriously immortalized as a true saint and child of Heavenly Parent and True Parents.

May you grow deep roots that burrow firmly into this holy soil so that they thrive eternally, drawing deeply from the nourishment of Heavenly Parent’s unconditional love.

Let this special time and this sacred land, blessed by True Parents, heal and nourish you, so that you may thrive and gloriously branch out to reach all humankind, extending the fruit of the true olive tree to all of Heavenly Parent’s spiritually lost children, in order that they too can be reborn and restored.

This place is your womb, a place where we live together with True Mother on the earth and in complete unity with True Father in heaven.

We are living at the time of the completion stage of liberation from the Fall, a time for your rebirth. Each one of you is a precious child of Heavenly Parent and True Parents.

May you never doubt your divine light!

May that light shine for all others to see in the midst of darkness!

May each of you, bring glory to Heavenly Parent, True Parents, and all humankind. Aju!

 

Cheongpyeong History

To fully appreciate and understand the significance of our time here at Cheonpyeong it is necessary for us to know its history and to practice the hoondokhae tradition which gives us a higher awareness and guides us on the path toward enlightenment.

True Parents’ Cheongpyeong Providence has been a central part of Heavenly Parent’s and True Parents’ mission, and has been carried out through three stages. The 1st stage, from 1971, established the “original sanctuary” here in Cheongpyeong. The 2nd stage, from 1995 and centering on the liberation of ancestors and blessing, was opened with the spiritual work of Heung Jin nim and Dae Mo nim. The 3rd and perfection stage, from 2014, has been carried out under the direct dominion of True Parents, centering on the proclamation of the unified Cain and Abel, Hyo Jin nim and Heung Jin nim. With the eldest filial sons unified as one with True Father and Dae Mo nim in spirit world and True Mother on earth, a realm of eternal blessings and grace for all has been opened.

Let us give a great applause to True Parents for this victory! Aju!

If you wholeheartedly unite with True Father’s words, you will see what a precious time of liberation we are witnessing on earth and in heaven due to True Parents’ absolute victory, a victory which had its turning point at the Holy Wedding Ceremony of True Parents on April 11, 1960.

 

True Mother’s Public Mission

Let us now take a moment to reflect on a few passages from Cham Bumo Gyeong to understand this significant moment in history:

Therefore, a true woman must emerge who can love them as their true mother. As the last days draw near, the time is approaching when such a woman will appear. This is why, to prepare the environment, women’s movements are springing up worldwide. We now have arrived at a time when many women can surpass men. The last days is the time when women can restore the fall, and the women who are emerging now are in the realm of benefit to represent the heavenly Eve. Today it is not just a matter of woman’s liberation; women can stand in such a position. Therefore, the True Mother must appear during this time. We must be able to attend this Mother on earth. Humankind has been trying to return to God, and as we enter the era when this can happen, the Bride must be established on earth. (CBG, p. 81,4)

Many decades ago, True Father foretold of a time, during the last days, when a liberated world of womankind would emerge, centering on a true woman, God’s true bride, ushering in a great new era of unity and harmony when all fallen beings are restored back to God.

Do we have such a woman with us today? Yes!

Who is this amazing woman? Our True Mother of heaven earth and humankind! Let’s give a roaring applause for our True Mother. And please say with me, “Kamsahamnida, Salanghamnida Chamomonim!” Beautiful!

During the past four years we have witnessed a glorious development. The shining light of True Mother’s hope, liberation, and victory shines on us all. Looking back to after True Father’s Seonghwa Ceremony in 2012, it almost seemed as if our world had come to an end. I myself was shaken and deeply concerned about the future of our movement.

However, it was not long before I began to observe True Mother’s greatness. I came to know that, by having absolute faith, love, and obedience in attending our True Mother, the path to seungli, victory, was never in doubt.

Our True Mother, despite the many challenges she faced and the obstacles in her path, has steadfastly moved forward, leading the providence with absolute love, absolute faith in Heavenly Parent, and absolute resolve.

 

True Parents Investment in Cheongpyeong

From the early 1960’s True Parents have invested in developing Cheongpyeong as a base for our worldwide movement. In those days True Parents’ slept in a tent and ate fish from the lake. From the beginning, for our True Parents, this was a holy place, a place close to the heart of Heavenly Parent and a place of pilgrimage.

True Father shared so many of his hopes and dreams for the continual development of Cheongpyeong, even during those early times. He spoke of having designated areas for display of the national cultures of all the mission countries of the Unification Church. He spoke of Cheongpyeong as a center for global education and spiritual renewal for our movement, and for members from all over the world.

True Father and True Mother had the foresight to establish Cheongpyeong, in order to educate and immortalize the glorious legacy of our True Parents for the sake of future generations.

They knew that Cheongpyeong would one day come to be a destination greater than any wonder in the world! It would become the holiest and most joyful, loving, peaceful place on earth, fulfilling the hopes of our Heavenly Parent and our True Parents.

Since True Father’s ascension, and in order to carry forward True Father’s vision, True Mother has been pouring out all her physical and spiritual energy to erect on this “clear and level” holy ground, the place where True Parents can eternally dwell; where their lives will be immortalized, providing an eternal beacon of light that makes it possible for all humankind to find their way back home to God.

The CJSHwon (Cheon Ji Sun Hak Won) museum will preserve, protect, and promote the victorious great works of our True Parents and the glorious history and legacy of our movement.

The CJSHwon (Cheon Ji Sun Hak Won) will testify to True Parents, giving all visitors a direct experience of the Truth, the Word, the way of salvation, and grace, so that all life can live in joy, harmony, love, goodness and peace.

This holy land will be the true model of sustainable, harmonious, conscious, and loving land development, making Cheongpyeong our Heavenly Parent’s true Garden of Eden here on earth.

Here are a few more precious words of inspiration from our True Father. First a passage taken from “Understanding True Parents’ Cheongpyeong Providence”,

…anyone can be victorious if they join with True Mother with oneness in heart, oneness in body, oneness in harmony and oneness in thought. In conclusion, this means we are living in an amazing age when everything can be achieved if the blessed families offer devotions at Cheongpyeong. The day when the Cheongpyeong holy ground will be regarded as a Mecca for all of humankind, and when many people will flock to this place as the original homeland, is not far in the future. This was made possible by the work of True Parents. [UTPPC p. 73-74]

Now here is a passage from Cham Bumo Gyeong,

This land of Cheongpyeong can become the foundation where an individual can be reborn. It is the place of cooperation between heaven, centering on the spirit, and earth, centering on the body. It can also be a place of the heart where a family or even a nation can be born, a place where the world and heaven and earth can be born, and where the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven can be built. If the Unification Church can stand in the position of having overcome hardships, we will be able to make dramatic progress.

The work of bringing all this together and educating young people from all over the world will take place here at Cheongpyeong. So will the work of gathering blessed families to attend workshops so that they can step forward to the world. This is something to be proud of. In fact, the people and nation can take pride in this place as representing the entire Republic of Korea. This is true not only for Korea and its people but also for Asia and the people of the world. (CBG 5-1-6-20; 10 Mar 1997)

Beloved brothers and sisters. I want to encourage you to open your hearts and find true happiness and liberation during the coming few days. You are Heavenly Parent’s and True Parents’ precious filial sons and daughters.

May you find your clear and level path to enlightenment. May you unify your mind and body and may you each become a true beacon of divine light. May you each come to manifest the true culture of heart and may share that with all of Heavenly Parent’s children.

Now, please listen to these words from True Mother, sharing her hopes for the 4th Annivesary of True Father’s Seonghwa.

I said during hoondokhae that we need to become one. Mind and body unity is important and you and your neighbors need to unite. You need to live with one mind and one will. If you broaden that environment, it will become a heaven where God can reside. That is why I have been emphasizing the fourth anniversary of True Father’s seonghwa since last year and have been talking about a revolution in the culture of heart. A revolution… It is a different kind of revolution than ever before. Do you understand? When we are living in an era in which we can say we have fulfilled everything, that is happiness—unrestricted happiness.

So how can we achieve this goal of “unrestricted happiness”?

We are all here in honor of the 4th anniversary of True Father’s Seonghwa. As we prepare our hearts to connect with Heavenly Parent and True Father, it is important that we open our eyes beyond this physical realm and unite with a higher consciousness. How can we do that?

Recently I was talking with my nephew, whose own father, and of course his own grandfather (True Father), had passed. He asked me how we can connect with those who are no longer here on earth. He asked how we can fill the desperate void of missing our loved ones.

I shared with him that what has helped me personally is a practice that allows me to get in touch with my higher divine light and true self, a spiritual place where there is only eternal love and oneness. It is a form of meditation and prayer, a practice of mindfulness. It allows us to reach beyond this earthly realm so that heaven can heal and guide us away from suffering to a place where we find true joy.

Although we spoke deeply together, I did not get a chance to try this meditation practice together with him. Therefore, I thought that since we are all gathered here today, I could share this mediation exercise with all of you.

Would you like to take a moment to reach out to Heavenly Parent and True Father and all our ancestors? May I share this practice of meditation and prayer? Yes? Thank you.

Oneness can only begin when two become one. So, I ask that each of you join hands with the neighbor seated on your right and on your left. As we join hands, let us also think about and sincerely unite in heart with all brothers and sisters from around the world, both those who are living and those who have passed. We are all members of one family under Heavenly Parent and True Parents.

Gently close your eyes and sit with your spine lengthening nice and tall, as if there is a golden ray of light starting from the base of your spine and pulling you up to the top of your crown. Take a deep breath. Inhale, and feel your belly expand; then exhale, and let go of all that does not serve you.

Take another deep breath. Inhale, and feel your belly and chest fill with oxygen; then exhale, letting go of carbon dioxide. Breath in, inhaling life, love, joy and peace, and breath out, exhaling all that no longer serves you.

Inhale, and feel your entire body awaken with Heavenly Parent’s divine gift of life, and, as you exhale, let go of all things that no longer serve this divine gift of life.

Breathe at your own pace. Notice the intelligence of the breathing process. We breathe in oxygen, nourishment, the energy to live, and we exhale and release carbon dioxide, along with other toxins and things that no longer serve life.

If we apply this universal intelligence to our spirit, we can begin to inhale true love, true joy, true peace, and let our divine light come into the focus in our mind. We can let go of all other things that do not serve this peace.

Imagine a glorious illuminating light at the crown of your head. Feel the loving warm glow of this light and let it embrace you in a blanket of comfort, love and peace. As you bask in this light, feel it move and glow even brighter at center of your heart. Feel eternal love and abundant joy emanate from your heart’s center.

While focusing on this glorious light, imagine this light glowing even brighter as we welcome, and visualize, True Father’s words:

  1. If you enter the realm of resonance of true love, you will be able to see heaven and earth clearly. The Buddha said, “In heaven and earth, I alone am the honored one.” He said so because when he entered the core of that realm of resonance, he found the entire world in his hands, God residing within him, and heavenly law connected to him. That is why he could say this. Once you enter the realm where true love resonates, you do not need faith. Since you live with God, you do not need a savior. You are free. Everything is finished. (201-166, 1990.03.30)

With these words resonating in your mind, let your heart feel complete, free and liberated. Let that true love fill you with eternal joy and happiness. You are the “honored one”. The divine light of Heavenly Parent resides in you. Let this realm of resonance shine from your heart and into every other being here.

There is no division or boundary. We are all one, united. Feel your divine light fuel and nourish every other soul, and as you give love, feel the boundless love flow boundlessly in return, growing even greater resonance.

Let this great glowing divine love transcend the boundaries of earth and heaven, connecting with Heavenly Parent’s and True Parents’ divine light.

When you love, you are complete. Feel this warm blanket of light, love, freedom, and peace embrace and nourish each and every one of you. You are complete, you are free, you are Heavenly Parent’s divine light. Let it resonate eternally, joyfully, and in complete peace. AJU.

Now, gently open your eyes and feel the peace, love and joy complete you. How do you feel? Loved, happy, peaceful, and complete? What you focus on becomes your reality. This is the happiness True Mother wants you to truly know.

Because of True Parents’ victory, we can all be liberated in the completed testament age. Cheon Il Guk is here in your hearts, your divine light, and resonance.

Now please turn to each neighbor and give that brother or sister a big Hug! When we realize every being is a manifestation of Heavenly Parent’s divine love, and we harmonize and unify with that light, we shine brighter; we become happier; and we bring more joy to Heavenly Parent’s heart.

Let us sincerely continue to cultivate this heart of filial love, as we work to complete our mission to realize our Heavenly Parent’s, True Parents’, and the worldwide FFWPU’s dreams for the complete restoration of all life on earth and in heaven!

 

Closing

In their lifetime, True Parents have walked the earth, indemnified everything, given us salvation, grace and the Blessing.

You are Heavenly Parents’ true children. May we all join together, united as one family under Heavenly Parent, and fulfill this legacy of complete joy, True Love, harmony, and peace for all living beings.

May this new summer season bring all of you and your families abundant blessings, eternal love, joy, enlightenment, liberation and fulfillment!

True Parents love you and thank you for being their filial children. I know we can all be victorious! Aju!!

Let us all send Heavenly Parent and True Parents a big Salanghamnida!!! Kamsahamnida!!! Namaste!

True Mother’s Message and Victory Toast at the 56th Anniversary of True Parents’ Holy Wedding

~from familyfedihq.org (FFWPU-International official web site)

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3.16 by the Heavenly Calendar in the 4th Year of Cheon Il Guk (April 22, 2016) at Cheon Jeong Gung

 Thank you.

Members from around the world are commemorating this occasion with us today.

Today, we are living in anxiety, unable to spend even a single day in happiness, due to all the difficult and tragic problems striking the world and the unimaginable natural disasters triggered by global warming. Humanity has striven to find ways to establish one world under God, but their dream has been of no avail. That is because they do not know the providential history our Creator, God, originally conducted. I believe that you were able to learn a lot about True Parents through the preceding long program.

That is so. Heavenly Parent and humanity’s dream is the True Parents. Only through True Parents can all problems be resolved. Hence, you, who have met True Parents first, must show it to others. You must teach it to others. You must be able to boldly tell the whole world that True Parents have come and that they are the hope of humanity. Our Unification Movement are to raise revolutions of the heart, culture and arts around the world.

Many famous artists were born during the 2,000-year Christian history, but they had no center. As of now, Heavenly Parent and True Parents will always be with all Unificationists in the Cheon Il Guk era as we advance forward. We will certainly establish the substantial Kingdom of Heaven on earth, which humanity long hoped for, by mobilizing our devotion and everything we have. With the hope that you will all join this endeavor, I would like to propose the toast of victory. Let us all shout “Victory” (Seung-ri) three times with the determination that we can victoriously realize our dream, Heavenly Parent’s dream and humanity’s dream.

Victory to Heavenly Parent’s dream and our dream!!!

Victory! Victory! Victory! (Seung-ri! Seung-ri! Seung-ri!)