Many all over the world, who are in touch with their spiritual intuition, know that something is taking place upon our planet and in the heavens, which is affecting earth with weather changes and natural catastrophes (which are really unnatural) more than any other time in the history of our planet. Lost lives and property as well as great financial costs are a result, and it is getting worse rather than better. In addition to the problems caused by extreme weather and other environmental woes is worldwide social and political upheaval, which also contributes to increasing chaos and lessening order. Instability and fear are in the hearts and minds of hundreds of millions worldwide. However, we who live at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage do not live in that chaos and fear, for we try to live the ways of the Creator, which include living close to nature, organically growing our own food, and living sustainably and sacredly in all areas of our lives. We believe that survival in the future will be for those who practice these same principles, which we refer to as divine administration principles (1). Many religions believe in the coming of the Promised One to bring world peace and harmony. It doesn’t matter what this Promised One may be called (as He is called by many names), all believe that the One is coming. The New Testament in Matthew 24 gives many signs prior to His coming. So too do the prophecies of Nostradamus, as well as other prophecies from other religions, including the Hopi prophecies given more than 900 years ago. We in Divine Administration (2) do not believe that any particular religion has the ultimate truth of salvation. We believe that individuals each work out their own salvation in their own relationship to the Creator. It is not a matter of doctrine; it is a matter of kindness and goodness and how you treat your fellow humans. No book and the knowledge contained within it—not the Bible, not The URANTIA Book, not The Quran, not the Vedas—can grant you inner peace, happiness, or eternal life. It is living the principles put forth in those books that promote brother-/sisterhood, ethical behavior, and a sense of moral and social responsibility. Without those principles as the governance of any family, religion, or nation, chaos eventually will reign, for the love of the Creator God is of harmonious order. Unfortunately, today many religionists are self-righteous hypocrites who cause confusion, fear, and even hatred. They judge. They lack real love while proclaiming to love God. They do not “live and let live.” They falsely accuse and destroy the reputations of other individuals and groups, which the book of James says is likened to murder. Yet in their self-righteousness, they see themselves to be “holy” in the sight of God. In His day, Jesus had religious leaders—some Pharisees and Sadducees—who He continually confronted for their hypocrisy and misuse of their positions. Every generation has these false religious leaders (of every spiritual belief system) who appear “good” but who do not understand the true nature of the Creator of All and who use their positions for perpetuating wrong thinking and behavior that causes confusion and strife. The First Commandment (of most world religions) says to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul and your neighbor as yourself. In the book of Genesis is given the admonition to be “thy brother’s and sister’s keeper,” but today many live in selfishness and narcissism, being so right in their own eyes. There can never be any true peace and order in the world until there is true peace and order in one’s own self. True spirituality is the answer, not religious dogmatism. (1) – Gabriel of Urantia/TaliasVan of Tora wrote a book entitled Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? — A Handbook On How To Defeat The 1% By Creating Subcultures. (2) – A hierarchy of spiritual leaders (human mortals and celestials) mandated to assist with the solving of world affairs. About Gabriel of Urantia For his entire adult life, Gabriel of Urantia has been dedicated to making the world as it should be – where every man, woman, and child has food, clothing, a home, and not just subsistence-level work, but the tools and assistance to cultivate their unique gifts, talents, and dreams. As founder of one of the largest sustainable communities and ecovillages in the world with multiple artistic organizations and service programs for humankind, Gabriel is putting what some might call a "Utopian" vision into ever-expanding practical applications daily. As an author, he is one of the most unique and distinct writers of our time. His work provides wisdom, cosmic absolutes, and answers to the questions of the seeking soul.