A Liberation for the Nation
More than 1500 people came together on October 5 and 6 at Belvedere in Tarrytown, New York to participate in chanyang sessions, special lectures, an ancestor liberation, and Blessing Ceremony. The two-day event was hosted by staff from HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center in Korea and Family Federation for World Peace Unification (FFWPU) USA Headquarters.
“I’m very glad I came, because I feel very purified and cleansed from all the stresses and negativity from work life,” said Airy Kyoko Yeh, a participant from New York City. The CheonBo event was a calming experience that many participants felt was similar to visiting Cheongpyeong.
President of FFWPU USA Rev. Demian Dunkley and Director of International Department, HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center Dr. Insung Moon gave presentations explaining the meaning behind different aspects of the CheonBo event. “I used to always think to myself, ‘Evil spirits, be liberated, be gone.’ I used to have that attitude,” said Willus Namowicz of Generation Peace Academy (GPA). “Dr. Insung Moon said we are not here to make the evil spirits go away, but to really embrace them and give them love. With the help of that talk I felt I was able to have a positive experience doing Chanyang.”
Another element of the event that created an uplifting atmosphere was the Ancestor Liberation. “Coming from a Catholic background, ancestors are real for me. I know that [my ancestors] played an instrumental part that lead me to meet True Parents, so I feel I want to give back to them,” said Angelika Selle, president of the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) USA. “I’ve received so many blessings and I want to give them the opportunity to receive the same.” True Parents is a term affectionately used by Unificationists when referring to Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and her late husband Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, co-founders of Unificationism and FFWPU.
In April 2019, Rev. Dunkley went on the America is God’s Hope Presidential Prayer Tour to honor and pray for the past U.S. presidents. During the tour, funds were raised throughout communities to nationally liberate the spirits of those presidents. For the past two CheonBo events, American Unificationists have been liberating U.S. Presidents who have not been previously liberated. This CheonBo event liberated and Blessed Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and many more. In addition to these presidents, couples from the Mayflower, Unificationist missionaries, American inventors, activists and explorers and other significant historical figures were also officially liberated and Blessed.
The CheonBo event offered something for everyone, whether it was more peace of mind, body and spirit, better physical health, connecting with loved ones, or liberating and Blessing ancestors. Everyone shared how excited and grateful they felt toward Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon for providing this special grace and sending the team from Cheongpyeong.
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