IV. Revolution of the Culture of Heart in the Arts
1. HyoJeong Culture Center
True Parents emphasized that the Cosmic Nation of Peace and Unity (Cheon Il Guk), the peaceful ideal world of freedom, peace, unity, and happiness centered on Heavenly Parent, is a world of the arts based on the culture of heart. Since early on, True Parents have conducted and directed the culture and arts providence. During True Mother’s speaking tour in Europe in 2015 for the 50th anniversary of mission work in Europe, True Mother particularly emphasized the revolution of the culture of heart in the arts, underlining the culture of heart as being central in the firm establishment of Cheon Il Guk, and therefore equally essential to the sovereignty of Cheon Il Guk which is True Parents’ sovereignty, to the people of Cheon Il Guk who are True Parents’ children, and to the territory of Cheon Il Guk which is True Parents’ nation. She thus established the Hyoejong Cultural Center as an advance base for the revolution of the culture of heart in the arts.
True Mother spoke about the direction of the hyojeong culture, which forms the basis for the firm establishment of Cheon Il Guk, and that of the Hyojeong Cultural Center, which carries the mission of spreading this culture. She described it as the heart demonstrated by Hyo-jin nim who sought to fulfill all his duty and filial heart as a devoted son to Heavenly Parent and True Parents until the moment of his ascension. True Mother said, “… the heart demonstrated by Hyojin nim, who lived an intense, war-like life, investing so much effort to prevail in his course, which saw many twists and turns, in order to inherit True Parents’ filial heart for Heavenly Parent.” This was the first time True Mother had spoken about this heart through the concept of hyojeong. She stressed that the Hyojeong Cultural Center must expand the revolution of the culture of heart in the arts based on true love through a filial heart for Heaven.
True Mother: “Culture is the very foundation for the firm settlement of Cheon Il Guk. That is why I am trying to revolutionize culture from the existing satanic culture to a culture that contains the dreams and heart of Heavenly Parent and True Parents – a revolution of the culture of heart in the arts. That is why I am planning to construct the Hyojeong Cultural Center within the Cheonwon Complex.” (4.5 by the heavenly calendar in the 4th year of Cheon Il Guk – May 11, 2016)
2. The Universal Ballet Company
Universal Ballet Company was established by True Parents on May 12, 1984 with the vision of Ye Cheon Mi Ji, meaning ‘making the world beautiful with heavenly art.’ It was the first Korean private ballet company. Beginning with its first performance of Cinderella, Universal Ballet has gone on to perform more than 1,800 times in Korea as well as in 17 other nations and has grown into a representative ballet company of Korea.
Today, Universal Ballet, founded by True Parents with the purpose of realizing the ideal world of peace through culture and the arts, is growing into a global ballet company.
Universal Ballet began its history of overseas tours in 1998. Their first overseas performance was the first to be made by a Korean ballet troupe. In 2001, they performed in the three major opera houses of the United States including the New York Lincoln Center, the Washington Kennedy Center and the L.A. Music Center. Their performances were appraised as monumental by the New York Times and the L.A. Times.
Beginning in 2011, the Universal Ballet started doing more global tours in order to live up to its founding vision. Since then, they have performed in 11 cities in 9 nations. Their performance of Swan Lake in South Africa in 2012 was the first performance by a Korean ballet in Africa. This was also the year South Korea and South Africa celebrated 20 years of diplomatic relations and local media highly praised the event as a successful example of cultural diplomacy. Universal Ballet were also invited to Moscow and Paris, the birthplaces of ballet, to perform Shimcheong. This resulted in the exportation of Korean creative ballet to the great nations of classical ballet. Universal Ballet was also invited to perform Shimcheong at the opening festival of the Royal Opera House in Oman, the first performance by a Korean ballet in the Middle East.
Universal Ballet is completely committed to uphold True Parents’ vision of awakening the world through the beauty of art.
3. Korean Cultural Foundation – The Little Angels Children’s Folk Ballet of Korea
True Parents founded the Korean Cultural Foundation in 1963, initially under the name of the Korean Beauty, Freedom and Cultural Foundation, in order to enhance Korean art worldwide through Korean classic dance and music. The establishment of the Korean Cultural Foundation was finally authorized in December 1969, and began to earnestly support the Little Angels Children’s Folk Ballet of Korea, a folk group founded in 1962.
When the Little Angels was founded, Korea was associated with war, poverty and orphans. To wash away this misleading image of Korea, the Little Angels began performing overseas, beginning with a special performance for former US President Dwight Eisenhower in Gettysburgh in September 1965. Since then, they have performed on some 68 overseas tours, travelling across the five oceans and six continents and vising more than 70 nations. They have performed more than 6,000 times on stage both at home and abroad, appeared on TV more than 600 times, and met heads of state of more than 50 nations as peace delegates.
For the past half century, and based on the knowledge it has accumulated until now, the Korean Cultural Foundation has maintained its commitment to fulfilling its role as a cultural brand of Korea that informs the world about Korea and the traditions this country has maintained.
V. HJ Cheonwon Project
True Parents purchased the land around Cheongpyeong Lake in the 1960s. True Father said the following: “The land in Cheongpyeong must become the world’s homeland, the homeland of all people in heart. This land will become a place that is revered by both heaven and earth as the place where the ideal of creation has been successfully perfected.
Heaven and earth will be connected as a result and God’s heart will be completely liberated. It must also become the world’s homeland. True Parents’ hope is to make this land a historic base where the historical traditions of all 185 nations are exhibited. Each tradition, which is based on the culture of their respective nation, can be renewed here.
In other words, we will provide a place of education that will teach how to establish and build a relationship with Heaven.” (Mar. 10, 1997) True Father also said, “In the future, we will build an international training center that will become a headquarters to which the young people of the world will come and attend workshops. We will make this land into a tourist attraction that is praised and proudly spoken of by all people around the world, and firmly establish everything here in Cheongpyeong.” (Oct. 14, 1978)
To this day, some 40 buildings and facilities have been constructed by the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) here in Seorak, Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi Province. These include the Cheon Jeong Gung Palace (Museum), the HJ Heaven and Earth Cheon Bo Training Center, Cheongshim Village, HJ Magnolia, HJ Magnolia International Medical Center, Cheongshim Kindergarten, SunHak Korean Language Institute, Cheongshim International Middle and High School, SunHak UP Graduate University, SunHak Institute of History, Cheongshim International Youth Center, Cheongshim Peace World Center, and the HJ Sunsuwon office building.
True Mother said the following, “The Hyojeong Cheonwon complex, where Heavenly Parent’s sovereignty, people and territory has been established, is a project that True Father and I planned and discussed together during Father’s lifetime. HJ Cheonwon is the Cheon Il Guk that humanity and Heaven longed for and where the Kingdom of Heaven on earth is established. It is a project to create a space where all people can enjoy original ideal lives.” Encouraging the acceleration of efforts to achieve Vision 2020, True Mother emphasized that she “will endeavor to establish, as quickly as possible, a perfected Cheon Il Guk model through HJ Cheonwon, by completing and dedicating all HJ Cheonwon facilities to Heaven including the CheonJi SunHak Won, HJ Magnolia, HJ Hotel and Resort, the Hyojeong Arboretum, the Hyojeong Cultural Center, the HJ Lakeside Café, the Japanese Village, and so forth.” (9.28 [leap month] in the 2nd year of Cheon Il Guk – Nov. 20, 2014)
True Mother pushed for the completion of all the buildings andfacilities, including the CheonJi SunHak Won Museum, by the year 2023, saying, “I would like to complete everything during my time on earth. I want to achieve a unified world centering on Heavenly Parent and True Parents.”
She also said the following, “In order to build CheonJi SunHak Won, the Garden of Eden where research is conducted and the right environment is formed according to Heaven’s Will, we must establish a preparatory committee and a final executive committee, and produce concrete results here. I sincerely hope you can all work together in realizing a peaceful Kingdom of Heaven in heaven and on earth centered on Heavenly Parent.” (9.28 [leap month] by the heavenly calendar in the 2nd year of Cheon Il Guk – Nov. 20, 2014)
VI. Establishment of Heavenly Nations, Heavenly Regions and a Heavenly World
In 2018, beginning from last year’s Africa Summit, the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind toured all regional groups including Heavenly Africa, Heavenly Europe, Heavenly Latin America, Heavenly Asia, Heavenly America, Heavenly Japan, and Heavenly Korea, and victoriously dedicated all regional events to Heaven.
True Parents attracted miraculous victorious fortune worldwide beginning in Senegal from 11.23 to 11.26 by the heavenly calendar in the 6th year of Cheon Il Guk, and connected it all the way to Korea, the homeland of the providence. On this foundation of devotion to open the era to firmly establish the Heavenly Unified Korea, True Parents directly presided over the National Prayer to Open the Era for a Unified, Heavenly Korea, as 2019 commenced. (Dec. 31, 2018 – Jan. 1, 2019)
True Mother’s Prayer on New Year’s Day (Summary): “As a people blessed by Heaven, I know that Korea will have a future and hope only when it becomes a unified Korea that fulfills its responsibility at all cost and a unified heavenly Korea that attends Heavenly Parent. With only one year left until the promised year of 2020, please enable this year to become a time through which the 20,000 blessed members who have gathered here today can awaken this nation to know who the true owner of this nation is, and as Cheon Il Guk citizens and a blessed people, enable this nation to fulfill its responsibility in front of Heaven. I sincerely pray that the people of this nation will be able to fulfill their responsibility as a central nation in front of the world.” (11.26 by the heavenly calendar in the 6th year of Cheon Il Guk – Jan. 1, 2019, Cheongshim Peace World Center)
Through her heartfelt prayer and message at the national prayer meeting, True Mother expressed her hope that the dream of one great family under Heavenly Parent, which Korea and the world have so long desired to see, become a reality in front of the world through the people of Korea. She then rang the gong three times to mark the opening of the era of a Heavenly Unified Korea, and wrote the slogan, “Opening the Era to Firmly Establish the Heavenly Unified Korea.”
Notably, True Mother bequeathed the ‘Heavenly Unified Korea Candle’ to the blessed families and members who participated on that day. As the candles were being multiplied, all participants sang the Song of Unity and resolved to not only work for the actualization of the heavenly calling of the era of the Heavenly Unified Korea by establishing a heavenly nation through the foundation of the heavenly tribal messiah movement, but to also invest their effort toward the establishment of heavenly regions and a heavenly world.