Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today I will not forget that I am here for a greater purpose. Continuation Training Step 20

Today I will not forget that I am here for a greater purpose. CT Step 20 (MP3)

Today I will not forget that I am here for a greater purpose. CT Step 20
You are indeed here for a greater purpose. But do not define that purpose for yourself because at the appointed time, it will become known to you. It will not simply be the result of personal preference or ambition. It will be something that will be felt and deeply known. It will be real, and you will know it to be true. Until that point, you are building the foundation for that recognition. When you build a house, you do not build the upper floors first. You start with the foundation and you build up. You do not begin by laying the wallpaper and putting in the furnishings, for there is nothing to contain them. You begin by building the foundation and the primary structure of the building. You do this in a step-by-step manner. You follow a plan. You develop skills along the way. You exercise skills you already have. And you learn new ones as well.

Therefore, today practice this building exercise in your long practice in stillness and in your hourly practices in awareness and discernment. Build this inner awareness, this position of observing without condemnation in order to know. You need to know. You want to know.

Practice 20:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Leuven, Belgium - April 9, 2009 – The mundane of the train.

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 seventh:

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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