The Teaching The secret of his unparalleled life was this consciousness of the presence of God; and he attained it by intelligent prayer and sincere worship—unbroken communion with God—and not by leadings, voices, visions, or extraordinary religious practices. [Paper 196.0, page 2089.0] The Takeaway The consciousness of the presence of God is the secret of the most unparalleled religious life that was … read more of Focus on the Father – Stop Resisting.
Ability to comprehend is the mortal passport to Paradise. Willingness to believe is the key to Havona. The acceptance of sonship, co-operation with the indwelling Adjuster, is the price of evolutionary survival [26:4.15]. Comprehending God to enter Paradise? We have little idea what Paradise is and what to expect and now we are informed we must comprehend to … read more of Comprehension – Advancing Brilliance from Insight.
“Make Daily Deposits and Withdrawals from the Bank of God’s Infinite Love” There is simply no room for anger or vengeance in my God; there is no space for pitiful projections of human imperfections. Such a faith attitude infinitely expands the goodness I can perceive in my Creator. It unlocks the truth my Father wants … read more of Focus on the Father.
Suggestions of a Solitary Messenger The following list of meditation mantras is taken from the practical suggestions and spiritual attitudes required for Adjuster contact as presented by a Solitary Messenger in The Urantia Book, Papers 107-111. I’ve taken the liberty of paraphrasing these directives in a positive and active voice and, therefore, all interpretations and … read more of Meditation Mantras for Adjuster Attunement.
The Inevitabilities ~ Burdens to Blessings We invite and encourage all students of The Urantia Book to attend this year’s Midwest Conference in Normal, Illinois 16—18 August, 2019. The uncertainties of life and the vicissitudes of existence do not in any manner contradict the concept of the universal sovereignty of God. All evolutionary creature life … read more of Urantia Midwest Conference 2019.
A Personal Outreach I’m Alice Wood and I am the creator of the YouTube channel, Urantia Life Lessons. This is a platform designed to walk people through the teachings of The Urantia Book as they relate to our daily lives. Being a second-generation student of The Urantia Book, I became aware that children who are … read more of Urantia Life Lessons.
Dear Friends and Readers of The Urantia Book, It is a pleasure to inform you about the latest activities of Urantia Association’s Education Committee. We are organizing a cycle of monthly live webinars. On March 24, the Association’s Study Groups Committee Chair, Gaetan Charland, presented the theme “Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Study Groups.” … read more of Urantia Association Educational Activities.
The Urantia Book unequivocally declares: The doing of the will of God is nothing more or less than an exhibition of creature willingness to share the inner life with God . . . [Paper 111:5.1, page 1221.2] What? Seriously? That’s it? When I began The Urantia Book journey so many years ago, that was my initial … read more of Doing the Will of God.
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from … read more of Story from India.
Introduction We’ve done a lot of talking this weekend about the individual’s journey with faith and about developing the character traits required to stay on that pathway that leads us all the way to Paradise and beyond. I’d like to focus on what believers who’ve made the big decision to enter into the kingdom … read more of Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
… and helping to establish the Auckland Study Group I first encountered The Urantia Book some time in 1985. It was through a work colleague who would bring this very large blue book to work and read it at lunchtimes. When I asked him what this big blue book was about, a hesitate answer would … read more of My Experience with The Urantia Book.
A personal account of faith as a tool of mind cultivation (Presentation made at the last Urantia Association International Conference in 2015) A very good day to everyone! Let me first say that I’m happy to be here with you, to see my old friends, and to make new friends, hopefully. It is quite challenging … read more of Cultivating Mind: Choosing The Right Tool.
“Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfilment.” Augustine Mandido II, author. … read more of With Respect To Adversity.
The Challenge What unifies us today is orr awareness that the dawn of a new and enlightened spiritual era on Urantia is here, and we have enlisted as pilgrims of its progress. Just as the light of dawn disseminates across the horizon on a world of space, so must the dawn of a new spiritual … read more of The Second Mile: The Challenge, the Message, the Way.
True leadership is the art of self-mastery. We all have some understanding of what self-mastery is. A broad definition is the process of mastering and developing the human and spiritual natures. It is a process that involves self-awareness, self understanding, and self-control. We all engage in self-mastery for different reasons, some because they want a … read more of The Art of Self Mastery.
What unites us this week, is the love we have for God and our willingness to learn to become better leaders of the Revelation. It is in God’s honour that I am standing here and all my gratitude goes towards him for being with you, sharing and learning for the next few days. “The purpose … read more of Leadership, God and me.
You are a leader. Most of us will react to this title by claiming, “I am not a leader,” but a leader is someone that makes decisions, takes action, and can motivate somebody to do something. Few of us make it through the first minute of the day without doing all that. You lead the … read more of What Does it Mean to be a Leader?.
After finding the book, on a wave of enthusiasm, I decided to try and place it in every public library in my state. Arrangements were made with Urantia Foundation to supply and ship the books. I located and called all the librarians for approval. Together we placed almost a thousand books in Texas public libraries, … read more of Who is A Leader? Serving on the ISB.