Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I must find my true relationships in order to know my direction. Continuation Training Step 5

I must find my true relationships in order to know my direction. CT Step 5 (MP3)

I must find my true relationships in order to know my direction. CT Step 5
A critical part of your development is finding those individuals who are destined to share your greater work in the world. Finding them, then, can preoccupy the early stages of your development. In doing this, it is often necessary to leave other involvements that do not represent this greater purpose and destiny. For some people this can take many years to accomplish. Yet until you are free to find your true companions, then you must engage in this work, in this effort. And if you have been so fortunate to find even one of your true companions, then you have a new beginning in your life. Here your development and their development become really essential. Here you become accountable to more than just yourself. For you now practice for others as well as for your own advancement. Here failure means that you fail others as well as your Spiritual Family.

Receive this not with guilt but understand that it gives you great strength and commitment, for in reality this is the case. People believe that they are weak and so they look for other powers in the universe to guide them and to protect them. But here you are learning The Way of Knowledge, which is the way of true initiation. For this you will need strong companions. And they must become strong for you and you must become strong for them. You must become strong to find them. You must become strong to join with them. And you must become strong to advance with them. This is a gift.

Today spend time thinking about the meaning of today's lesson. It holds the key to understanding human relationships. A great deal can be revealed to you if you spend time considering the meaning of today's practice.

Look upon the world without condemnation but with clear eyes. See that without a greater purpose, human relationships cannot fulfill their greater meaning and value. These relationships can only be partial, and they are at the mercy of the conflicts of those who participate within them. And because these relationships are governed by the conditioning of the world, freedom and true self-expression will not be possible within them. Understand this and you will understand your past and a great deal about what has brought you to this point.

Continue your one daily practice in stillness and your hourly practices. Think about your greater companions.

Practice 5:      One 30-minute stillness practice.
                          Contemplation practice.
                          Hourly practice.

Picture:  A concert is the sort of venue one may go to, alone or in a group, looking for a relationship. Pécs, Hungary – May 22, 2010.

We continue.

Note: If you’ve some interest, but this is the first time you’ve seen Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense; then progress as needed. Begin at the beginning.

If you do know about Steps, but have not done Steps twice completely, read the related materials, and have a sense of the direction of this study, you won’t get the experience. The Introduction begins:

“This is the Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training. It is designed to build upon the Steps that were learned in Steps to Knowledge to enable you to experience the grace, the power and the direction of Knowledge in your life and to become an expression of Knowledge in everything that you do. If you have completed the book, Steps to Knowledge, twice through and have followed the instructions as they were given without altering the curriculum in any way, then you are now ready to begin this more advanced study”.

If you are an independent student, that is certainly an option. Posts here provide a trail that may let you have a virtual companion when and if you want one. One may have to study alone, as I did in the beginning. There are other Steps students blogging their experience and you might find a person more like you as a companion, or use a number of such Steps journeys. There are options as well through the Free School of the New Message.

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