Sun Jin Nim at Cheongpyeong Autumn Special Great Works
Cheongpyeong Autumn Special Great Works
October 23, 2015
Sun Jin Moon
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
Beloved brothers and sisters!
It is a tremendous honor for me to be here with you today for the opening of the “Cheongpyeong Autumn Special Great Works” for 2015. This is a very joyous and meaningful occasion, especially as it comes during this special time following the 3rd Anniversary of True Father’s Ascension. I want to thank you all for being here this afternoon, and for your loving support for True Parents. I would like to begin my remarks today by sharing with you a very amazing and inspiring experience I had a few weeks ago with True Mother and other members of my family. I also shared this story with brothers and sisters in Japan at the recent inauguration of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification in Japan.
As you know, there was an autumnal super-moon this year, something that occurs every 18 years. With this in mind, True Mother called three generations of the True Family and several Blessed Central Family members together at Cheon Jeon Gung. It was truly special to be with True Mother on this unforgettable night. We walked together in the moonlight and sang songs of love and devotion to Heavenly Parent, True Father, and to our ascended family members and ancestors. Being so close to this super-moonlight made us all feel Heavenly Parent’s and True Father’s warmth, true love, and wisdom.
As we walked along, we each made a wish in the presence of the luminous autumn moon. Toward the end of our walk, we made our final stop to visit with Anju and Jung Ju, the two beautiful North Korean dogs, one male and one female, given as a gift to True Parents from Kim Jong Eun, the president of North Korea. The gift was presented at the time of True Parents Birthday 2012. The two dogs are named after True Mother’s hometown of Anju and True Father’s hometown of Jung Ju. True Parents looked after and raised Jungju and Anju with the heart of yearning for Unification.
Since Jungju and Anju were siblings, they could not breed. Hence, Anju was allowed to breed with Uri, a pure breed Poongsan Dog offered by former North Korean president Kim Jung Il to former South Korean president Kim Dae Jung, on the condition that if Anju gives birth to puppies, one of them should be given to Uri. Mating between Uri and Anju was attempted on several occasions without success. However, miraculously on the occasion of True Father’s Third Seonghwa Memorial, Anju gave birth to two healthy and adorable puppies.
The first puppy, born from the mating between Anju and Uri, was donated to Uri, as promised. This puppy was moved to an animal shelter (zoo) managed by the Korean government. After taking a good look at the second puppy, True Mother named it Jung Pal. The first character, ‘Jung’ comes from True Father’s hometown of Jungju and the second character, ‘Pal’ comes from the Chinese character symbolizing perfection or eternity.
As we held and played with Jung Pal, we felt as if we were embracing True Father’s hometown and his dream of unification of our homeland of Korea. It was as though the ideal of peace for the entire world was alive and almost real as we experienced the gift of life in this small puppy. Also, in the glowing light of the sphere of the super-moon, we could see and feel the full circle of life from birth to death.
We all felt gratitude for the amazing gift of life, knowing that through our individual and collective lives we have the precious honor and opportunity to make this world a better place, before we pass to the spiritual world. In this moment, under the super-moon, together with True Mother, and True Father’s puppy, we felt purely blessed. Our hearts were united as we hugged each other as one family, with eternal love and gratitude to True Father and our family members who had ascended.
According to some, the autumn super-moon and its cycle are believed to give off energy for growth, liberation, and new beginnings. The fact that the super-moon phenomenon includes an eclipse suggests that it marks the end of one era or historical period and the beginning of a new one. It is also seen as a time for growth, balance, and centering.
On this magical night, centered completely as one family under our Heavenly Parent and True Parents, we welcomed this new era of joy and greater blessings. This very special day was also the time in Korea known as Chuseok, a time of thanksgiving when we gather as a family to honor our ascended ancestors at their Wonjeon and share a feast of the autumn harvest.
We reflected on the lives of our loved ones who had passed, knowing that each one had their own hopes, dreams and aspirations for peace. Recognizing this, we each pledged to live and work to fulfill their hopes and dreams. We felt deeply the preciousness of life and of each and every breath we take. Life is such a glorious blessing.
True Mother spoke to us during our Chuseok luncheon. She commented on the super-moon, and she reminded us that such a moon only occurs every 18 years. She asked each of us to think about our own lives over the course of the next 18 years. What will we accomplish during that time?
She encouraged us to strive to achieve full completion, like the super-moon, and she reminded us that we should each feel hopeful and joyful, knowing that we have been blessed by True Parents with true love, life and lineage.
Here are some words which True Mother shared with us during the luncheon on that day:
When I look at the round moon, I think about our lives. During our earthly lives, I hope that our responsibility does not falter; we should be like the round moon which is growing bigger every day. To complete the Will of the providence, I, my family, the church and the nation must fulfill their responsibilities while True Parents are on this earth. I have wondered, “How many full moons must pass for that day to come?”….
First of all, standing before True Parents, the priority is that we fulfill the 2020 Vision. You must fulfill this responsibility. Your achievement will demonstrate to others and to the world that victory is possible. Isn’t that so? Can you do it? If you do so, 7 billion people around the world will attend the Heavenly Parent and they will advance toward the happy day when they can share gratitude, and love just like we experienced today. Just like the round moon, your efforts and devotion will determine whether or not a lot of time, or a shorter time is needed to fulfill this goal. Beginning with the individual, when all members and families fulfill their responsibilities and attend the Heavenly Parent with one heart, one Will and one devotion, we will be able to show the people of this world the way to build a united world where we all attend the Heavenly Parent and celebrate together with True Parents.
These were Mother’s words of guidance on that special evening.
I wanted to share these words and this experience with you in hopes that I could bring to all of you some of the same light, joy, love and wisdom of our True Mother. Truly we are coming much closer to fulfilling True Parent’s will that we become one global family under Heavenly Parent. Let us make this ideal a peaceful, loving reality for the whole world! Aju!
As I stand before you today, I am deeply humbled, and my heart is filled with profound gratitude and respect for each and every one of you, especially when I reflect on the heroic and sacrificial course that you have followed throughout your lives, in attendance to Heavenly Parent and True Parents.
Thank you brothers and sisters.
You shine like stars in the heavens. Salanghamnida!
You are even brighter than a super-moon!!!
Certainly for all of us, centering on the 3rd anniversary of True Father’s ascension, we have come to know the clear, absolute path of victory that our True Parents completed. I think especially of the recent publication of the Cham Bumo Gyeong, and the completion of the three Holy Scriptures. We have been given renewed hope and grace, opening the way for each of us to overcome negativity and resentment so that we can follow the path of light, love, hope, faith and goodness.
This is possible because we have been engrafted to True Parents as the true olive tree, whereby we can become their filial sons and daughters. With our True Mother here on earth and True Father in heaven, and strengthened by their words of truth, we can move forward toward the fulfillment of Vision 2020 and the realization of Cheon Il Guk.
Of utmost importance in fulfilling both of these goals is the tribal messiah mission. As we carry out this providential responsibility, we honor our True Father and, along the way, we can achieve harmony and oneness with all living beings and bring the truth of True Parents to all 7 billion people of the world.
True Parent’s Mission to Restore the Spirit World
As each of you knows, the way of salvation is a difficult course of restoration, a course of reversing the Fall so that humanity can re-unite with Heavenly Parent. There is no magic wand for salvation. In fact, the course of restoration is marked by the sacrificial path taken by our True Parents, along with all of you.
True Parents revealed to us so many essential and precious truths. They revealed the true, loving heart of our Heavenly Parent, the true nature of the Fall, and the principles of restoration. They revealed to us the patterns of providential history and showed us the way to reverse the Fall, restore the world of darkness, and build a new world that is within the direct dominion of Heavenly Parent’s loving light.
Heavenly Parent created human beings to be object partners of true love. The Fall, however, separated humanity from our Heavenly Parent, the origin and source of True Love. Restoration of the Fall occurs as we create relationships of true love, centering on True Parents.
True Parents cannot fulfill the providence of restoration all by themselves; they needed to create a family, a True Family that reciprocated absolute true love, faith and obedience. As Blessed Central Families we have all been engrafted to True Parents as object partners, with the mission and responsibility to become their true filial sons and daughters.
True Parents were able to achieve victory at each critical stage in the history of restoration because of the genuine, absolute, loving, and sincere devotion and effort of our filial True Family members, and faithful brothers and sisters around the world. True Parents have not only raised their own sons and daughters, but they have worked tirelessly to establish a global family of sons and daughters, brothers and sisters in every corner of the world. They expanded the realm of the Blessing to every continent and every nation, and to people of every race, religion, nationality and culture. All this has been accomplished within one lifetime.
Furthermore, True Parents expanded this providence of restoration to incorporate all our ancestors and loved ones in the spirit world. Through our True Parents, the complete restoration of the relationship between humanity and our Heavenly Parent can take place, in both the physical and spiritual worlds. This is why the providential work at Cheongpyeong has been such a critical component of True Parent’s mission.
True Father taught us about this point on numerous occasions. Please listen carefully to his teachings on spirit world, taken from Cheon Seong Gyeong:
The spirit world has to take on a unified direction. Thus, as the work of the True Parents on earth has been reaching the worldwide level, the borderlines between all religions have been disappearing. The results of the movement for integration will automatically manifest on earth in accordance with the changes in the spirit world. When the Unification Church reaches the worldwide level, all the spirit people of the spirit world will no longer be there. This is because they are to fulfill their purpose on earth and then return to the spirit world. Therefore, they will all come down and work. The hope of billions of spirit people in the spirit world is for Unification Church members throughout the world to become the spearhead and “Go! Go! Go!” So, if we create and offer a unified world to the spirit world, then both worlds will come under God’s dominion. These two unified worlds will last for eternity in the name of the True Parents. (161-222, 1987.2.15)
By opening the gates of hell and giving the Blessing to all those who went to the spirit world, God’s authority over His lineage has been recognized. Because of this, Satan must completely retreat. This is a revolution. There has never been a revolution like this amongst all revolutions. I created the environment where all those who died because of the Fall can enter heaven. (300-305, 1999.4.11)
By creating a united and harmonized sphere of Blessed families in the spiritual and physical worlds, the foundation for the ideal of heaven based on the unfallen Adam can be established. This causes all families in history to have the same value. Through the manifestation of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and in spirit world, God can come down and dwell on this foundation. God is the vertical Parent. True Parents are the horizontal Parents that can equalize the earth. Therefore, on Chil Pal Jeol, the Realm of the Cosmic Sabbath of the Parents of Heaven and Earth was proclaimed, and a new age began. (303-257, 1999.9.9)
These are illuminating spiritual insights and profound words from our True Father’s speeches over the decades of his ministry! Please continue your studies toward greater understanding and enlightenment through the hoondokhwe teaching and the educational programs offered here in Cheonpyeong. There is a fathomless wealth of knowledge and wisdom available to you. If you study prayerfully you will find the answers to any questions or struggles that may be in your heart or mind.
True Father, throughout his glorious lifetime of teaching, imparted to us all the eternal truths of our Heavenly Parent and the providence of restoration. I hope you can open your heart, mind, body and soul to these priceless gifts and share them to enlighten the entire world.
True Mother and Cheong Pyeong
I would like to take this precious opportunity to offer special thanks to True Mother. Without her devotion and her life of absolute sacrifice to Heavenly Parent and True Father over many decades in the providence of restoration, none of us would be standing here today as members of the True Family or as Blessed Central Family members. It is because of her absolute true love, faith, and obedience that we stand here to inherit true love, true life, and true lineage from our beloved True Parents. Together with True Father, she completed the original ideal of Heavenly Parent, the three blessings, and the original four-position foundation.
This is the root of our movement. And, now that True Father has ascended, she has worked tirelessly and she has triumphed to secure and settle the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification all over the world. And, she leads us forward toward the fulfillment of Vision 2020 and the completion of Cheon Il Guk, so that our entire movement can eternally thrive and prosper.
Her course has not been easy or simple. She has said that her life has been like a deep ocean; beneath the surface there are so many difficulties and unfathomable sacrifices that she had to overcome. We are so blessed to have our True Mother guiding and loving us.
We must honor her love, sacrifice, and victory while she is on the earth; True Father in heaven wishes nothing less than for his children to live with love, oneness, and joy with our eternal True Parents. Aju? I know in my heart that you beloved brothers and sisters have also walked a path of commitment, love, and sacrifice.
For this reason, you can understand True Mother’s heart. Like True Mother, you strive each and every day to maintain a standard of absolute love, faith and obedience. You are a living testimony to the hallowed glory of our True Parents. Centering on their words and their example, you are growing in their image, to become embodiments of the highest ideals of True Love and living for the sake of others.
When we deeply reflect on True Parents’ sacrificial course, we understand that they went that way for our sake, so that we could receive the Blessing and build a world where indemnity and suffering are no longer necessary. As this autumnal season is a time for reflection, growth, and renewal, please meditate on the value of your lives and all that we have been given. Please open your hearts to appreciate Heavenly Parent and True Parents.
With a heart of appreciation, let us think of what we can offer in return for all the gifts of True Love, True Life and True Lineage that we have received. As we know, love does not flow in one direction only. The principle of give and take action calls for reciprocity.
We have each been given salvation, the blessing, the vision 2020 of building one family under our Heavenly Parent, and the glorious honor of ushering in the realization of Cheonilguk! We have been given a glorious, eternal truth, and we have been shown the path of True Love. We have received unlimited grace. Knowing this, how should we respond? True Father, before ascending, gave us the answer. He anointed all Blessed Central Family members with the tribal messiah mission.
Just as True Parents sincerely offered their lives for the sake of the providence of restoration and emerged victorious, we should each do the same through our tribal messiah mission. Our hearts should be overflowing with gratitude and love as we stand on their victorious foundation. As their sons and daughters let us joyfully strive each day to create loving families at home, as well as fulfilling True Parent’s vision to bring the children of the world and all of our precious ancestors back to the open and loving arms of our Heavenly Parent.
Along with our glorious True Parents, you are all heroes and champions; true filial sons and daughters, patriots and saints who, after having paid so much indemnity and having overcome countless difficulties, can share Heavenly Parent’s grace, love and truth with the world.
I offer you all my deepest love and gratitude!
Brothers and sisters, let us never forget our origin; let us always sincerely treasure and appreciate our beloved True Parents. They taught us tirelessly throughout their entire lives by modeling and imparting their deep conviction and wisdom to the world. They brought forth the true understanding of Heavenly Parent’s divine light and longing hope of realizing the providence of salvation for all humankind. Not only did they liberate a path of salvation for all people on earth, but their victory even extended the true olive branch to all the departed souls in the spirit world. This unprecedented phenomena has never been realized until our True Parents founded this Cheongpyeong providence.
When we come to understand our true origin, and recognize the true significance of our Heavenly Parent and True Parents, and their history of unconditional love, sacrifice and compassion for all of humankind and creation, then and only then does everything become clear. And, when we see clearly, through all darkness of this world, we can move ourselves, our families, our tribes, nations, and the world towards our Heavenly Parent’s true light.
Let us always honor and never forget our spiritual ancestors and elders who made a foundation for victory and moved the providence forward in both the physical and spiritual worlds: Dae Mo Nim and Heung Jin oppa, Hyo Jin oppa, our ascended ancestors and all our passed blessed central family members.
This amazing providence of Cheongpyeong has been built on the foundation of True Parents’ vision and their complete victory. At the same time, it could never have been accomplished without each one of you. With absolute faith, love, and attendance and as their filial sons and daughters, you carried True Parents torch of victory to all four corners of the globe.
Not only are our Dae Mo Nim, Hyo Jin oppa, Heung Jin oppa, and all our dear ancestors, saints, and sages in the spiritual world working with our True Mother and all of you here today! We also know that True Father’s spirit is also here with us today!
True Father told us that he would not be still in the spirit world; on the contrary, he will be as active as ever, carrying forward the providence or restoration. Knowing this, and knowing that he is with us, we can all gain strength, courage, love, grace, and true conviction to fulfill our responsibilities in this world. Aju?
Here is a direct quote from True Father:
By my very nature, I cannot go to the spirit world and just sit on a throne and give orders… When I go there, I will become the brave soldier who will pioneer a higher dimension of the world of God’s heart, a world beyond the imagination of the people in the spirit world, and which has not yet been found and reclaimed. (276-75, 1996.2.4)
True Father never rested while on this earth. We can be sure he is not resting in the spirit world.
Let’s Support TM and Bring Victory with Vision 2020
As you know, True Mother has reassured and promised True Father in Heaven that she will carry forward their providential mission here on earth. Just as True Father taught us, True Mother wants each of us to work to expand the realm of True Parents’ Blessing to other families through our effort as tribal messiahs.
Consider this quote from Cheonseongyeong:
When you receive the Blessing, you must join the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and take responsibility as tribal messiahs… By connecting to the nation and becoming one with God and True Parents, we transition from the realm of indirect dominion to the realm of direct dominion. This is the course we must take. This is how unity is achieved. Chambumogyung Book 12 Chapter 1
True Mother has been very encouraged by the rapid expansion of tribal messiah Blessings in countries like the Philippines, Nepal, Thailand, and Malaysia, as well as other countries. We are moving closer and closer to a national level heavenly victory. I know that all the brothers and sisters here will unite wholeheartedly with True Mother and support her. Aju? To show our united support and eternal love for True Parents, let us all join hands, and feel the power and warmth of this collective loving energy!
Now, with one heart, one mind, and one united spirit, let us pledge our full and sincere determination to complete our Tribal Messiah missions; realizing Vision 2020, and establishing Cheon Il Guk! Let us feel the limitless energy of being one united family, and let us offer our commitment, like a great autumn super-moon, to usher in a new cycle, a new era of victory and completion of our True Parents’ dreams for peace and unification in the earthly and heavenly realms. All together, now, let us offer three booming and energetic cheers of sungli and unified ogmansei! Sunli x3!!! Aju!
May all our collective wishes and dreams be fulfilled and bring victory, love, peace and unification to all life and creation! Aju!
May Heavenly Parent’s and True Parents’ blessings and love be with each one of you and with your precious families always!
Kamsahamnida! Salanghamnida! Namaste!