Friday, September 23, 2016

Let me look towards the Greater Community to understand where my life is going. – Continuation Training Step 15

Let me look towards the Greater Community to understand where my life is going. CT Step 15 (MP3)
Let me look towards the Greater Community to understand where my life is going. CT Step 15
Again you return to the bigger picture of your life, for it is within the bigger picture that you will see yourself in a complete way. Here you will see yourself in relation to the world, to other people, and to the movement of all life. This practice is added amidst your other practices where you are learning to focus on your inner life and on you outer involvement with people. Here you practice at every level, simultaneously. Here you are brought into the minute aspects of your life and into the greater aspects of your life, for they are all related and go together. In this way, your awareness is built at many levels at once, but in such a way that they are all united.

Today, spend time thinking of the meaning of the Greater Community for you. Recall what you have read in Greater Community Spirituality and in the Books of Wisdom. Return again to this greater threshold. Look about in the world and see how few people are aware of life around them, how preoccupied they are with their individual endeavors and personal concerns or conflicts. See how much they are missing and how much you are missing. Give this your attention today in addition to your one practice in stillness and in your hourly practice in awareness and discernment.

You are part of a Greater Community. You are emerging into a Greater Community. You are learning Knowledge from the Greater Community. Be visionary today and see beyond the normal parameters of your life. Just look. If you continue looking, you will see. If you can see, you will know.

Practice 15:    One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Looking up from the The Reichstag observation deck, Berlin, Germany. Early equipment for looking into the GC is like that below from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.


For the continuation of reading material, the next book in Volume 1 of The Message is the not yet published "The New World". Thus the gray cover:

In the list of chapter names, this is second:

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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