Last October, True Mother blessed us by changing the name of Cheongshimwon (can unofficially be translated as the “Garden of Love and Heart”) — the spiritual center of HJ Heaven and Earth Cheonbo Training Center in Cheongpyeong, Korea — to Cheonshimwon (unofficially, the “Garden of Heavenly Heart”).
Heavenly heart (translated as “innermost desire” in the Exposition of the Divine Principle) is used on page 194 of the Divine Principle as well as in True Father’s words, but we have lived our lives without placing much thought into this. Cheon Seong Gyeong: The Holy Scripture of Cheon Il Guk contains the message of the arriving era of “Cheonbo discipline” centered on heavenly heart.
The Chinese character ju (宙) in cheonju (cosmos, 天宙) means “home”. The cosmos comprises the incorporeal and corporeal worlds.
Cheon Seong Gyeong: The Holy Scripture of Cheon Il Guk, p. 1067.
True Parents define Cheonbo discipline as the “cosmic-level ideology (that) allows us to unite our body and mind and establish a family that becomes the essence of God’s love, connecting this thought to both the spirit world and the physical world.” (Cheon Seong Gyeong: The Holy Scripture of Cheon Il Guk, p. 1069.) As expressed in the phrase, “a family that becomes the essence of God’s love,” the family is the foundation of God’s love and becomes the ultimate place in completing “Cheonbo discipline.” The spiritual and the physical worlds are connected by the standard of love established in these families, and they become homes where they live together with Heaven and Earth. The home is certainly the feature of “Cheonbo discipline.”
Needless to say, the center of these homes is the Heavenly Parent (God). The family norms (ideals) established by living with the Heavenly Parent are linked to tribes, peoples, nations, the world, and cosmos. Then, Heaven and Earth will grow and develop in these homes that are in harmony with the cosmos. The heavenly family, that welcomes and serves the Heavenly Parent, establishes the standard of love that encompasses the cosmos and becomes the source of peace and happiness.
The loving members of the Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community must establish families that inherit the tradition of love while aiming to set the standard of a heavenly family that serves the Heavenly Parent.
Heaven’s wish for Cheonshimwon
Then, what does it mean to serve the Heavenly Parent?
Lee Gi-seong, Chair of Cheonshimwon, spoke on Mother’s words regarding the significance of Cheonshimwon.
“When the Ceremony for the Firm Establishment of Cheon Ik Guk (the Ceremony for the 7th Anniversary of Foundation Day of Cheon Il Guk) is held and the sovereignty of the Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community established, heavenly heart is what will be necessary. The heavenly heart is the heart of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind, that is united with the heart of the Heavenly Parent. When that heart settles in our hearts, we can become people of Cheon Il Guk and people of Cheonbo that possess heavenly heart.”
Lee, Gi-seong, Jan 7, 2021.
Lee Gi-seong also said, “When we discover and enlighten our nature by resonating with the hearts of the Heavenly Parent and True Parents, true settlement of Cheon Il Guk will be achieved.”
Cheonshimwon is the main temple where we can seek for the heavenly heart of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind — which is where the hearts of the Heavenly Parent and True Parents are united. It is the main temple where we can discover and enlighten our heavenly hearts that resonate with the heart of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind when we offer cheongseong. Living in accordance with this kind of heavenly heart becomes the standard of a life of service in heavenly families that welcome the Heavenly Parents, as well as, the tradition of a life of love.
We can say that the Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community is the “home” in the final stages of the providence that is centered on the heavenly heart of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind, bringing shape to the dream of one human family.
This moment, when the True Mother of humankind is alive, is a miraculous time where we can directly seek this heavenly heart. The way is open for us to know what this means and to enlighten our heavenly hearts through practice.
Disciplines of Cheonbo and enlightening our heavenly hearts
We are living in the days when all blessed families should challenge themselves to the standard of Cheonbo, but we tend to lose sight of this essence because we are swamped by numbers. The numbers are just the result of cheongseong.
The most important thing for a family that strives to live by the standards of Cheonbo is the enlightenment of their heavenly hearts. To this end, we must pursue our heavenly hearts through the True Mother, the mother of humankind, while she is still alive.
The path of sticking to the disciplines of Cheonbo is a path of practicing love that tries to give life to as many people as possible, as well as a path of training ourselves to perfect our characters. However, its core is to seek the standard where our heavenly hearts resonate directly with the heavenly heart of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind. In addition, we must accomplish the goal that “we (will) start with it as a foundation from which to embrace the infinite world and, later, God. This is the final purpose: to embrace God, to make God belong to each of us” (Cheon Seong Gyeong: The Holy Scripture of Cheon Il Guk, p. 1072.) in our families.
Due to COVID, we are faced with many restrictions and it is difficult to visit the homeland, but now that we are in the one-second realm era, True Mother is allocating time for online meetings. It is unfortunate that parents and children are not able to meet directly, but there are more opportunities for us to witness Mother’s situation and comprehend the heavenly heart through the her words.
Changing the name from Cheongshimwon to Cheonshimwon is not a meaningless change. We have to accept the intent behind it. In order to become churches and families connected to Cheonshimwon, let us earnestly seek our heavenly hearts with cheongseong and become heavenly families that serve God.