More than twenty years ago in Sedona, Arizona, I began to talk about a spiritual revolution that would be the solution for the ills of our country and the entire planet. Since that time, many have picked up on the idea of a “spiritual revolution” and used it in their own outreaches and ministries to the world, because it is a great concept. But we should not just talk about the problems of our nation and world but actually do something about them.
The term I coined, SpiritualutionSM—the fusion of spirituality with activism, which actually creates a spiritual revolution—is unique, because basically it puts the responsibility of change on each individual. Spiritualution is not a movement of millions on the street doing civil disobedience. It goes way beyond that.
Spiritualution is an individual relationship with the Creator, whatever you call that Creator—Jesus, Jesus Christ Michael, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, Yahweh, Odin, Thor, Spirit, God, or the Supreme. And there are many more names that humankind, throughout the ages, has used to identify with a divine power that we can really hardly explain.
99% of humankind does believe that there is some form of divine power, call it what you may. And with that divine power also comes divine law or commandments. Every religion has them. In Judaism it is the Old Testament and in Christianity it is basically both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The URANTIA Book (also called the Fifth Epochal Revelation) has the teachings of the commandments as God’s laws that a civilization needs in order to exist without chaos and anarchy.
Of course the abuse of any power in the hands of man is not, and never will be, the Divine Power’s will. When Moses was called up the mountain at Sinai, he received the commandments by fire on stone. But those commandments were already written, and have been written, in the hearts and superconscious minds of humankind since the beginning of time on this planet, and all planets of time and space. And no one is exempt from following those guidelines, else chaos, destruction, and death occur.
The URANTIA Book calls the disobedience of these commandments the Lucifer Rebellion. Basically, even a mighty being, a Primary Lanonandek Son—who was the administrative ruler of 619 inhabited worlds in the local system of Satania—thought that he would write his own commandments (which in his mind was an easier way to get to Paradise), which were based mostly on self-assertion, unbridled liberty, and the disobedience of every commandment that could be bent to justify one’s disobedience to the true commandments. The “true-true” has become the “maybe-maybe.” Basically, humanity has written their own rules, and absolutes are bent as to the whims of humankind in rebellion.
So on Internet videos and television broadcasts, we hear experts in theology all giving answers to the present dilemma of the rioting and Covid-19 virus. Some of these professors of divinity use 26-letter words, which the common man (in rural areas, suburbs, and inner cities) can’t understand.
When I grew up in the ghetto and did something wrong, I was blessed to have some elder in the neighborhood—be it my immediate family or just some elder who knew me and loved me—say to me, “Hey, what are you doing? You know that’s wrong. You shouldn’t do that. And you shouldn’t do that again.”
There it is, plain and simple. The fact of it is, most of us know when we do wrong. And it’s really wonderful when an elder points evil, sin, and iniquity out to us. But people today, young and old alike, don’t want to be corrected. At this point in the history of Earth/Urantia, after 200,000 years of rebellion, humanity has become apathetic and outright insensitive to the fact that they can do something wrong and that their behavior has to change.
So the Divine Source, or Creator, or God, or Allah, or Jesus, or Christ Michael had a plan. And that plan is called The Purification, also called The Tribulation, also called The Cleansing, also called The Quickening, also called The Correcting Time, also called The End Times, and, for those who go to Harvard’s school of theology, also called eschatology.
No matter what it’s called, it’s painful. But we all have to experience the cause-and-effect situations of our sins, of our wrong actions, of our wrongdoing in any way. We must realize that we humans are actually responsible for the Covid-19 virus (not some snake, rat, or bat in China) and we are responsible for the riots, because our smug, hidden racism prevented us for decades from speaking up when outward displays of racism occurred. We remain apathetic, because we don’t want to rock the boat in our family or in our neighborhood.
How easily we forget that Jesus turned over the tables in the temple and made quite a rumpus when He felt that the people were disrespecting the Creator by their greed. And as far as He felt, “Wall Street” had to come down, and so He knocked it down with His own two hands.
Certain truths had already been brought to this planet by adepts, sages, prophets, and even celestial beings long before Jesus came 2,000 years ago, for humankind has been around for about one million years. He did not come to start a new religion or teach that people had to join an existing one. It’s not about joining a church, or going to a synagogue, or a mosque. It’s not being on the right or the left with your political viewpoints. He came to emphasize the truth within all the religions that was already on the earth, written in scriptures in every country. He came to emphasize the truth of the loving Fatherhood of God and the brother-/sisterhood of humankind.
He did not see skin color in people. He looked at their souls. And no matter what race or religion they were, as long as they had love in their hearts and eyes, He knew they were His brothers and sisters. And because He said that He was the Son of God, He saw those who obeyed His commandments and followed the Father’s will as His own children.
If I have lost you here, it’s because you are lost. It’s because you are one of those people of lost souls who do not know their Creator. You do not know that you are living on a planet called Urantia, that is number 606 in the system of Satania, in the constellation of Norlatiadek, in the universe of Nebadon, in the minor sector of Ensa, in the major sector of Splandon, in the superuniverse of Orvonton.
I could go on, but I’m just trying to give you a bigger picture, because God is big and your universe is big. And you can’t put God in a box of your own ideas and concepts (or anybody else’s) because God does have absolutes, that you, or anyone else, can't escape from. You cannot live in relativity, thinking anything goes and it’s OK. You can’t raise your children that way, because there’s a way that leads to eternal life and there is the way that leads to disease, destruction, and eternal death.
The choice is up to you. And so the Spiritualution is you deciding that you want to surrender everything to whatever you want to call God. Just understand that He or She is there, and He or She is bigger than you. You will learn in time all about God, as you begin to seek and knock at His door. He doesn’t expect you to know everything at once. And He doesn’t expect you to be perfect all at once. But He does expect you to take one step at a time and stay on the Tao, the Right Way as Lao-Tse taught, and don’t let anything or anybody knock you off of the Tao, because the Tao is actually God.
Choice by choice we ascend into eternity. So join the Spiritualution movement. And you don’t have to tell anybody except (what I like to call God) “the Father in Heaven.”