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Covid-19, From a Spiritual Perspective. How To Keep From Getting It.

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The University of Ascension Science and The Physics of Rebellion (UASPR) has a staff of medical personnel, a Ph.D. clinical psychologist, and other professors and instructors who study science, metaphysics, and spiritual phenomena—not UFOs, etc., but how true spirituality (see The Cosmic Family, Volume 1, Paper 210, in the section called “What Is Spirituality?”) is a tool that the Creator gives us to heal ourselves and other people.

The study and practice of healing is not new, for it has been used by adepts and sages, shamans and mystics throughout the centuries, which includes the ancient Druids and their priests, who were students of the energies of the sun and moon in relationship to evolutionary mortals and understanding the laws of nature, which includes, of course, mammals and other animals and fish life.

The science of healing is a big subject that volumes have been, and continue to be, written about. However, we humans are still just at the beginning of our learning. So when we, as healers, hand out a business card, we should realize that we are just beginning to be a healer, and just beginning to be a shaman, and just beginning to be a doctor or acupuncturist or counselor or chiropractor. We need to realize that none of these disciplines has all the answers when it comes to healing, because healing has to be threefold: the soul, the mind, and the body.

Volumes of information can be given on each one of these three subjects, but I will try to write this article in simplicity and not use terms of physics and other disciplines of science that the common person will not relate to. And I do not want to repeat what can be heard on the news every day.

The Covid-19 virus is the seventh mutation of the original coronavirus. There are many theories of how the Covid-19 originated—from a snake, from a bat, from a rat, from a chemical weapon that got released by mistake, in China, in America, in Canada, and on and on. It does not matter where this virus originated. What we must realize is why the Creator allowed it, why it is here now in 2021, and if it truly can be stopped.

Scientists realize that Covid-19 is looking for another host, to become worse than what it is now. The Center for Disease Control and other research centers refer to the “basic reproduction number,” which has to do with the increase in intensity of mutations within a period of time, and this particular virus is much worse than the influenzas in relation to contagion and death rates. In our spiritual understanding of Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion, the human host that the virus is looking for would be a very iniquitous human being. Various parts of this article will try to define why this is.

It is understood by those who study metaphysics that thought is energy. And for we who read Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation, found in The Cosmic Family volumes, there is good energy and bad energy. We try to oversimplify it by just talking about good and evil. However, there are various levels of good and various levels of evil.

The URANTIA Book and The Cosmic Family volumes begin to teach that error is basically ignorance and lack of wisdom, that sin is willful wrongdoing out of selfish motives, and that iniquity is persistent and determined thought-out wrongdoing, usually stemming from extreme narcissism and not caring at all about who is hurt in the process of getting what one wants to get. 

Humankind, for the last 200,000 years since the Lucifer Rebellion, has either thought and acted within those three levels of wrongdoing or attempted to do the right thing within their understanding of reality. Jesus gave many teachings on the highest of all reality—doing right moment to moment, encouraging His followers to be a servant of all and to be good, kind, loving, and compassionate to all human beings.

All the great adepts through time have taught the same thing, in one way or another. Lao-Tse taught to stay on the Tao, the Way, and the Good Path. The fact that there are laws within our heart, written by the Creator, can be easily explained by knowing the difference between right and wrong and by what is called common sense. For instance, when desiring to do right, we do not drop a baby on the ground. We do not put poison into someone’s food. We do not steal from anybody. And we certainly do not murder anybody to get something we want, nor do we misalign someone or demonize them. If we do not care who we hurt in our selfish pursuits, then we will do wrong; we commit sin or iniquity.

Goodness and rightness, within the Creator’s laws, are called absolutes, and wrongness, which breaks those universal laws, are considered non-absolutes. The Creator wants us to live by absolutes, because if we do not live by absolutes, we have chaos within ourselves and in society. The continuance of chaos in anyone’s life leads to disease of the body and eventual death. Our choices and actions have a domino effect with other human beings and our earth, because—as the indigenous say—Mitakuye Oyasin: “we are all related.” So our wrongdoing will affect others, not just in our immediate environment but all around the planet.


Prophesies are not only found in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible but also found in the Bhagavad Gita, the Torah, the Quran, the Book of Mormon, and in the traditions of various indigenous people. These written texts and oral prophecies are part of almost every world religion and are considered holy because they include the messages of righteous men and women who taught what they heard from the Creator.

Prophetic teachings of the old world passing away and a new world coming are found in most sacred texts and teachings. The old world is the world of evil, sin, and iniquity, of rebellion against the Creator’s universal laws. The new world is the world of harmony and peace, in relationship with God the Universal Father and His pattern of living.

These scriptures of different religions also prophesy the coming of a Messiah-type leader, a God-man who will bring the new world of healing and peace to our planet of disease and destruction. This world will be adjudicated of the Rebellion that it has been in for the last 200,000 years.

It is also predicted that in order to awaken humankind from their own evil, sin, and iniquity so that they can be part of this new world, various catastrophic events would happen, like increased earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storms, plagues, and wars among the nations.

And speaking of plagues, common colds and flus can take the life of an innocent child. So too of course can the virus. But the virus of Covid-19 and others are specifically viruses of sinful and iniquitous manifestations of evil thoughts and actions of adults humans.

These things are not the wrath of the Creator. These things are the cause and effect of cumulative wrong thinking and wrongdoing of humanity at this juncture on our world. At The University of Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion (UASPR), we have come to the conclusion that the Covid-19 virus did not start in any animal but in our own bodies, due to our wrong thinking.

If indeed Covid-19 did start in China, why might it have started in that country? Consider the concept that this virus is the result of the cause-and-effect law of bad energy being created by wrong thought. The Chinese population (of about 1.4 billion people) live within a Communist materialistic value system of no belief in a divine Creator. As a result, might not this disease have been created by the thoughts and choices of people outside of the Creator’s universal laws?

Of course not every Chinese person is part of the cause, for there are many believers in God, though they usually have to keep that very personal and quiet in China. The majority, though, are not believers and live their lives with no understanding of a Creator, with no understanding of a relationship with the Universal Father, with no understanding of the Threefold Spirit of the Father, Son, and Mother, which is within all human beings.

However, we cannot blame just the Chinese, because there are people all over the world in every religion and nation who live under materialistic values and outside of the Creator’s laws, even many who claim to be religious but really have no understanding of the Creator either, or the Creator’s laws. In a manner of speaking this virus (and other diseases) was created by people who live in every corner of the planet.

Consider why the United States, among all nations, now has the highest rate of infection and deaths from Covid-19. Though the majority of the populace in the U.S. claim to believe in God, too many do not understand the true nature of the Father Creator, who loves all of humankind, regardless of religion, race, nationality, economic status, or political leaning. Many religious people, all over the world, do much wrong in the name of “God” or “Allah” or Whoever.


The Old Testament of the Bible tells of Moses going up the mountain of Sinai to commune with God and bringing back the tablets of the Ten Commandments for the Israelites. According to The URANTIA Book, long before Moses, in Abraham’s time, Melchizedek gave to the people commandments that were very similar to the commandments given in the Garden of Eden 36,000 years ago, which were patterned after the commands of “The Father’s Way” given in Dalamatia 500,000 years ago. Almost every religion has something similar to the ten commandments of Moses with practically the same laws, which are the absolute laws of thinking and doing within the Creator’s pattern.

These universal laws of God are not just for mortals on a fallen world such as ours; they are common to every inhabited world in time and space. No society on any world can survive without the human inhabitants following them. If they are not followed, eventually the societies based on disobedience to those commandments will crumble and be replaced with something new.

Here are those commandments, which, as applied to our times, help us stay on The Universal Father’s Way:

  1. You shall not serve any God but the Most High Creator of heaven and earth.
  2. You shall have no idols of anything that is not Godly.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain by doing evil in His name.
  4. Keep the Sabbath day holy in thought and deed. 
  5. Honor your father and your mother and show respect to true elders.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery or fornication (sex before spiritual union/commitment).
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against anyone.
  10. You shall not covet what others have.

These ten basic laws of morality and ethics are not the only ones for us humans to follow. There are other unwritten ones that live in our superconscious minds. We can simplify that and say that they live in our hearts, and influence us every time we make a choice between right and wrong within our circumstantial reality.


Why do some people live through the Covid-19 virus and some do not? This cannot simply be explained by saying those who usually die are elderly and/or have underlying health issues and the ones who usually live are the younger and healthier people. From an ascension-science perspective, here’s why that medical explanation is true in some cases. The elderly have had a whole lifetime to choose to do right, to choose to become better human beings, and those souls who continuously did not make those right choices will more likely succumb to Covid-19, because it is the time for the new world to come, and the old-world souls of continuous wrong motives and selfish thinking, who refuse to repent and change, will not be able to remain in this new world.

Some more iniquitous souls may live, if they get the Covid, or may not even get it, depending upon the prayers of someone who loves them and is praying for them. But even the prayers of a loved one may not protect a sinful or iniquitous soul at some tipping point, possibly anytime now, since we are in the middle of the tribulation, because the first stage of light and life has to begin.

The Hopi prophecies name these current times as “the Times of the Purification,” Christians call this “the tribulation” or “the end times,” and others refer to these times as: the Turning Point, the Cleansing, the Awakening, and so on. New Agers do not have a word for these times per se, because so many are deceived by teachings that started with the Lucifer Rebellion, which encourages: the amorality of no right or wrong (“I’m O.K., You’re O.K.”), self-assertion, unbridled liberty, do your own thing, and “the Universe says . . . .” rather than “God the Father-Creator says. . . .” As a result, they do not understand that there is good and evil and that there is a need for repentance of wrong-doing, of being out of the Father’s will.

The New Age movement has a lot of wonderful old truths, which have brought millions of people to spiritual and metaphysical concepts. Its major deficiency is in not teaching a relationship with the Creator and has completely disassociated itself from the person of Jesus Christ and the Spirit of Truth that He left behind when He ascended back to His capital headquarters Salvington (as referred to in The URANTIA Book). New Age teachings speak of the “Christ Consciousness” without teaching the personhood of Christ.

Those who truly believe in the Creator, or the Universal Father, will most likely have a relationship with the Universal Father, who is first and foremost a personality. Those who only acknowledge a divine power or source or spirit but not a “Person” cannot have a “personal” relationship with their Creator God. Any other worship, to anything other than the personal God/Creator, would be considered idolatry; it does not have to be a graven image. The “universe” cannot tell us what is right or wrong, but a Father can.

What does this have to do with the Covid-19? Everything! If individuals are pure in their thoughts and actions, or are trying to be, and are trying to obey the Father’s universal commandments—which remind the people of what is already written in their heart tablets—they have a better chance of being spared from getting Covid-19 and/or dying from it. Unless God wants you to get Covid to teach you the lessons God wants you to learn. However, for some individuals who are basically good people but are already extremely unhealthy due to poor health-related decisions, it is highly possible that they would pass on from Covid-19 and graduate to the next, higher plane of existence, the mansion worlds. 

Some more healthy good souls might get infected, due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or not following through with practicing social distancing, or washing hands, or a number of other common-sense prevention practices. In that case, those persons are in error in their choices and increase their chance of getting sick with this virus. However, they have a better chance of not dying from this disease due to their being more right in their lives than wrong and looking to the Father (not to the Universe) for their healing, especially their spiritual healing.


Though scientists are attempting and have now supposedly created a vaccine for Covid-19, they will not be successful in finding one that really is effective because this virus is different than all other ones. Those in the medical field are puzzled by the “unusual pattern” of this virus, which seems to randomly choose what victims will die and who will survive, as if it has a “mind of its own.” There are many questions that need answered. One of those questions is: Why does Covid-19 kill younger, seemingly healthy people (in their 20s, 30s, and 40s), and not just those who are older or who have underlying health issues?

The Covid-19 virus does in a way have a mind of its own because its pattern of behavior so often parallels the minds of freewill sentient human beings who can choose between right and wrong. To reiterate, energy does follow thought, and so the virus will tend to be more destructive within the bodies of individuals whose minds are more evil than good, and vice versa. Possibly many of the younger, seemingly healthy people who succumb to this virus, are old souls who have karma built up from past-life choices that now need to be addressed.

Just as there are spirit personalities of divine mind, there are also spirit personalities who have chosen to rebel against the Father Creator and thus have fallen from divine pattern. One of those fallen beings who work behind-the-scenes on this world is Caligastia, who is also commonly known as Satan or the devil. From a Physics-of-Rebellion perspective, it is the energy of the evil, sin, and iniquity within freewill personalities—fallen spirit beings and human beings—from which Covid-19 and other viruses and diseases have emerged and will continue to emerge.


To recapitulate, The URANTIA Book teaches about consciousness levels, or psychic circles, as well as error, sin, and iniquity. The continuation of The URANTIA Book, the Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation found in The Cosmic Family volumes gives more in-depth teachings relating to how evil, sin, and iniquity lead to various diseases of the body—the Physics of Rebellion—and how purity and goodness of thought and action bring healing of soul, mind, and body—Ascension Science.

The only real protection that any soul has from the ravages of this world is to become perfected in God (in mind and heart), become like God (Godly), and act for God (by following the commandments). It is time to stop justifying sins and justifying selfish pursuits that bring much pain and suffering to others, as well as degradation to the earth.

At this juncture of our planet, the grace of God is just about over, and the administration of divine justice is unfolding. I again want to emphasize that the “wrath of God” is not punishing us with the increasing devastating weather events, threatening pandemics (like the current Covid-19), and the unraveling of financial and social systems. These are caused by the cumulative build-up of human choices that go against the Creator’s physical and spiritual laws.

Addendum — October 15, 2020

The Covid-19 virus is a virus specifically for the tribulation, as a cause and effect of dio or wrong thought and actions of mortals. Sometimes when the Covid affects the elderly and death quickly happens, it is a blessing in disguise, as these elderly would have experienced much pain and suffering because of a disease that they already received (even though they may not have even known about it) and the Covid is actually, in those cases, an agent of mercy.

The Covid-19 virus, for both old and young, if acquired, acts in conjunction with the superconscious mind to help the soul become better thinkers in purity, to raise their consciousness to accept the next right choice or God’s way over the fallen mind or Lucifer’s way.

When a soul contacts the Covid-19 virus, when they seem to overcome any major symptoms quickly, it does not mean that they are immune to the Covid-19 virus, for the Covid-19 virus once contacted stays within the body at a subatomic level and cannot be seen and is reactivated by wrong choices and rebellion against the true laws and principles of the Creator.

The Covid-19 would then be a catalyst that would combine with other dio or diseased cells to cause other diseases that would cause paralysis to the body (and there are many of these kinds of diseases) or other diseases, such as cancers and accelerated Diabetes Type 1. It would also then affect the neural transmitters and other areas of the neurological system that would affect the mental thinking processes, which would short-circuit the synapses.

So once infected by the Covid-19 virus, unless a soul that survives adheres to the laws and commandments of the Creator in the soul’s decision-making processes, the first infection will lead to a shorter lifespan through a fatal disease, and the Covid-19 becomes a binary cell, joining in a number of other pulmonary infections or infections of other areas and systems of the body.

Covid-19, again, as mentioned in the beginning of this article, is a result of cause and effect of the wrong thinking and wrong decisions of the soul or, in the case of children, the wrong thinking and wrong decisions of the parents. Children may transcend this planet so that the parents would come closer to God and ascend more quickly, so that they would all be together in the next kingdom.

The healing of this disease cannot be healed by any vaccine but by right relationship with the Universal Father or the Spirit of Truth, which is a gift of the Son through Jesus Christ, who said He would send The Helper, called the Paraclete. If one is serious with God the Father, the Spirit of Truth will fuse with the cells of the body and drive out any and all infections permanently, as long as one stays on the path of righteousness, or, as Lao-Tse said, on the Tao—which is one and the same—The Way. And Jesus said that He was the Way, the Truth, and the Light.

For more information on Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion, read The Cosmic Family, Volume 1 and Teachings on Healing.

Author Bio

Van of Urantia

Van of Urantia is one of the most unique and distinct spiritual leaders and authors of our time. His work provides wisdom, cosmic absolutes, and answers to the questions of the seeking soul.

He is the co-founder of Global Community Communications Alliance, a multifaceted global change nonprofit, comprised of approximately 120 change agents from five continents. Van of Urantia also co-founded The University of Ascension Science & The Physics of Rebellion.

His lifelong devotion to God and service to humankind has led him through many levels of spiritual growth resulting in his founding innovative and highly successful programs for helping others to ascend spiritually so they can heal and prosper as ascending souls of God.

Van of Urantia has been very active for the last 30 years in trying to get governmental legislation against Internet misrepresentation and degradation of character stopped on the Internet. He appreciates your prayers to help activists all over the world against this kind of character assassination.