I hope you have had a good week so far. I tweeted a while back that with every video I would get progressively more and more beautiful. With God’s love, beauty is the natural reflection even in those of us who can barely compare with the beauties of the world. We each have a responsibility to love God and to believe in and understand the truth.
Truth illuminates the innermost desires of the spirit mind.
p. 49, Divine Principle
Today, I have no notes for you as I simply pulled out the video recorder and shared my thoughts on a covering of pp. 43-54 of the Divine Principle with you on DPconversations. The quote above is a sparkly gem. How beautiful and lovely are our desires when we are centered on God? During the time of creation our Heavenly Father did not force us to grow. He gave us a choice to fruition to completion.
Here the question is of kindness! It is truly a wonder that in this merciless and cruel world, God’s love would echo into the chambers of our hearts so that we could see ourselves anew in his truth. What a wonder! All we can say in response to that is, “I love you God!” That is why the truth is something we love and cherish.
I hope that your week, moving forward, will be of peace and understanding. I stay away from blogs like howwelldoyouknowyourmoon.tumblr.com and such because there are many things that lots of people would like to say about Rev. Sun Myung Moon. I am a primary resource but I am not the reasoning behind your faith. I am simply the presenter. I do not want to break you, see? Have faith in God and in his words from him to you.
If I have opened the curtains so that the light should shine through to your soul, well then it is simply my pleasure to be your friend in the name of Jesus and no more. Have a Blessed Day.
Somiya C. Gabb
Exposition of the Divine Principle. Canonized by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. HSA-UWC. 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. 1996.
Notes on Divine Principle in this episode pp. 15-31
What is real to you? Resultant Reality vs. Causal Reality
Reality of Creation is a reflection of God, its creator.
Yang and Yin; scientific examples
Plants – stamen and pistil, Animals – Male and female, Molecules – Positive and negative ions.
Result of a spherical existence between dual characteristics.
Internal nature and external form
“The body is a visible reflection of the invisible mind.” (p.17)
Plant seed has all the DNA in its cells to have a unique existence if given water, soil, and sunlight. Yet beyond physical science here is an invisible component to vegetation that purposes the physical plants to grow. This energy can be understood as the invisible mind of plants.
Is God a Woman? Subject (Yang/Masculine) Nature of God
Human mind directs the body. The internal nature, the mind, is subject over the external form, the body.
Inclination of humanity, atomic particles and molecules cause them to have a certain behavior of serving the purpose of unity and growth. “For energy to form particles, it, too, must possess an internal nature which directs it to assume specific forms.” (p.18)
As we see directly in the way we function, the internal nature is subject/Yang over the body/Yin. “Ultimate Cause” of energy is God. The Ultimate Cause is the one and only God that we can understand as the Subject of our minds. As we are created in his image, God too has an original internal nature and original external form. Original Internal Nature can be said to be the cause of all energy, the Original External Form of God. John 1:1-3 “the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” explains that God’s mind is the mind before and beyond all minds. Therefore, God is made of dual characteristics in harmony. (That is why we call Him Heavenly Father, rather than Heavenly Mother.) “According to the Principle of Creation, the fact that everything created through the Word has dual characteristics shows that the Word itself consists of dual characteristics.” (p. 21)
In reflection of God’s dual characteristics in a unified relationship we humankind are made as man and woman in order to harmonize. Gen. 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” This is why in Genesis 2:22 God created woman from the rib of Adam. Internal results in external.
“Hence, the universe is a perfect organic body that moves only according to God’s purpose of creation.” (p.19)
What am I to God? Individual Embodiments of truth in image and symbol.
Two classes: God needs both male and female to resemble his original internal nature and original external form. Each individual is a substantial object partner to God and resemble Him by reflection of His original internal nature and original external form with our own minds and bodies, so within us too are both yang and yin qualities, as God has.
Image and Symbol – Humankind and all of Creation.
“The relationship between God and the universe is similar to that between internal nature and external form.” (p. 20)
I’ll tell you what God is in three words. Universal Prime Energy – “It is the origin of all energies and forces that allow created beings to exist.” p. 21
How is God real in my life? Give and Take Action
God and humanity
mind and body
male and female
Satan and humanity
Everyone is important in a family, starting with Mom and Dad. Four Position Foundation
Origin Division Union Action.
Three Object purpose
Root of the number twelve – twelve object partners
Physical shape of FPF
centrifugal – giving
centripetal – receiving
electrons revolve around protons
“Human beings are the center of all created things, which are embodied object partners to God’s dual characteristics in symbol.” p.28
Three great blessings. Genesis 1:28
create harmony of the whole cosmos
The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth as it is in Heaven. Omnipresence of God
Everything has the purpose of having dual characteristics in harmony
“In a world where God’s purpose of creation has been fulfilled, all individual beings embody God’s original internal nature and original external form and initiate spherical movements to build the foundation for God’s governance. God is thus omnipresent.” p. 31
Exposition of the Divine Principle. Canonized by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. HSA-UWC. 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. 1996.
The Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV. Colorado: Biblica Inc., 2011. Print.
It is my aim to go through the Divine Principle with you from start to finish. This is the first article and video of a new series on DPconversations.com called Cover to Cover. It is important to understand the truth in fullness and I hope that you enjoy exploring the content of this work of Sun Myung Moon with me.
There are many different views that people have expressed about Sun Myung Moon and his life on earth. The fundamental understanding of Sun Myung Moon is the work that he himself did, regardless of what other people have to say about it. The content of the Divine Principle cannot be identified by anyone else as their word. Really, to know a man, the best resource is himself, is it not? To understand Sun Myung Moon and True Parents as established by Jesus at His second coming, we have to first know the Divine Principle.
Within the Preface of the Divine Principle we see the great persistence of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon to share the Divine Principle with humanity. It took his entire life to finally canonize an official text that would eventually be included in the eight great texts of the Completed Testament. It is the main text of his teaching.
Scientific studies of Cornelius and Caspi have concluded that the perception of self is more of an external result rather than an intrinsic internal belief of self. The study did not move beyond calculable data but it led to the theoretical understanding that a carpenter is not born a carpenter but is molded to become one by external influences. Likewise, the West Point Military Academy of the United States of America, though it even has an honor code does not mean that all who attend are honorable. Thus, it isn’t always one’s surrounding influences that determine a person’s belief of self. Furthering the idea of self-identification is the practice of yoga, or mind and body unity. Yet mind and body unity without an understanding of the highest mind or cause of energy, is simply impossible.
It is important to study the Divine Principle so that people can come out of ignorance and hopeless dead-ends in order to understand the highest mind: God. Humankind now, through True Parents, have a clear understanding of God that can unite the most internal mind with external scientific study. I will not go into the theoretics with you now. A multitude of science is just waiting to be explored with this truth. Instead, I will show you the rock, the Exposition of the Divine Principle, that the truth exists and that it is available to you.
God’s word is in fact, the first building block of knowledge. Ancient quests for eternal life and spiritual enlightenment have all taken form of religion. In each religion is a warrior’s code. The Holy Bible provides every necessary tool for us to keep our minds sharp and our faith rustless.
God’s word is the sword that we only hope to carry in its beautiful fullness. It takes years and hundreds of hours of devotion to study. Everyday, children must awaken with their parents and have a chance to deeply and chronologically, in their own lives, relate with the word of God. Parents, especially mothers, have this divine duty to educate their children without frustration but with a love of learning, dedication, sincerity, and compassion. Our souls must be strong enough to handle the fire of God’s word day in and day out. Even if our husbands are gone on business for days or months at a time.
It is not difficult for a child to sit for one hour a day to hear his mother read God’s holy word. No, in fact, every child gains something from Hoon Dok Hae: Daily Scripture Reading gives form and distinction to their life character. Children are capable of watching TV for three-hours straight before they get restless. It is the sincere, compassionate, dutiful, and dedicated mother who will unfailingly wear her robes as a providential teacher to create the daily perfect environment for her children to attribute their time—one hour a day—to the greeting and spoken substance of God’s word. Mothers should never gossip but only speak in truth.
In the tradition of the Messiah’s 5AM Hoon Dok Hae readings, soon, children begin to develop strength in God’s faith. We shall not neglect the Princes and Princesses of Heavenly Father here on this earth even if fallen parents have done worse to us. Everyday, our swords are whet upon the whetstone and oiled before sheathing to prevent decay and rust. So too, our minds must be sharpened against God’s word. His absolute love, life and lineage covers our spirits in oil. Daily scripture readings provide health in both exercise and nutrition to our souls so that our own faith in God may never rust.
Everyone fantasizes about having a fairytale love but the ideal of a perfect marriage is closer to reality than we want to admit. Our traditions of sexual purity before marriage and centering our love life and lineage on God provide tools to keep a long healthy marriage despite setbacks such as Satanic parental influences and our selfish expectations of marriage. The good days are closer than we think.
Most Second Generation of the Unification Church, such as myself and my husband go into marriage as virgins. It is not unusual for the participants to even be so pure as to not know how sex is performed, with the penis and vagina. I was in utter shock when my husband put his penis into my body: I had not known such a thing was possible. The Holy Blessing gives men and women the opportunity to discover sex for the first time with God as their center. This pure union is vital to extending our innocence into marriage and then into the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and into the Kingdom of Heaven in Heaven.
Unfortunately, many setbacks lie in the wake of Blessed Couples. Satanic cultural influences are actually first the most threatening in the form of our parents, who have been reared in Satanic families. The most fearsome thing is when your mother-in-law, whom you trust with absolute obedience proclaims that you are not a virgin and brainwashes your husband and the entire family to treat you like trash. It is scary when you are unable to even finish college because your husband believes that you are promiscuously giving yourself to every fellow there simply because his mother told him so. How does one save a Blessing like that? It is only by God’s grace that Blessed couples can overcome such a horrific atrocity in their lives and continue their Holy Blessing marriage centered on His love life and lineage.
Men and women who are born of God’s lineage usually have very high expectations of each other. However, given our naiveté and the Satanic setbacks we do endure, it is sometimes unreasonable to expect our hopes for education goals, financial reach, and societal prominence to be established immediately. Instead, with great perseverance in the ideal we find ourselves following the thorny footsteps of God, Jesus, and True Parents in every step of our existence. The Holy Blessing is the only path to achieving the ultimate ideal.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not just for the Korean people. When you join the Moonies you may marry a Korean. It doesn’t mean that you are one! When I go down to a black Baptist church in New York City that doesn’t make me black. God does not judge His children based on race.
Look at the life of Robert Earl Jones. He worked in theater and put himself to many important projects to showcase African American life only to be blacklisted as un-American by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1950. (Andrews) Understandably the House Un-American Activities Committee were under a spell called racism. Satan used this group of people to harm the notable theatrical achievements of Mr. Jones. He was simply a productive American man, nothing un-American there! Later, the U.S. National Black Theatre Festival redeemed Robert Earl Jones with a lifetime achievement award. As such, any objectified standard based on Satanic understanding of racial superiority is not an absolute measure and thus has nothing to do with God.
God Himself is absolute! When we true children of God see each other, we don’t really think about race. So, this sister is half Japanese with freckles and an afro. OK, so this brother is as tall as a giraffe but has asian eyes and glasses. It really doesn’t matter! Generally the Second Generation of the Unification Church just have fun playing frizbee or literally climbing trees together. Now that we are older the secular world bores us to death.
Any objectified standard based on Satanic understanding of racial superiority is not an absolute measure and thus has nothing to do with God.
The encumbrances of the black racial pride movement is not only filled with love and appreciation for the African American race but also full of hatred towards non-black and folks who really don’t know anything about people like Robert Earl Jones. Reverend Sun Myung Moon never made one race superior over another in his quest to identify the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth in His lifetime. He greatly appreciated Korean familial culture and linguistic methods of respect and love in that tradition and language. He has even said many times in front of me during morning scripture readings that he absolutely hates English because it lacks distinction in approaching another with the proper form of love.
Again, God does not judge you by your race but by the words that come out of your mouth, as Jesus once said.