Friday, October 28, 2016

I must learn to use my body as a vehicle for Knowledge. Continuation Training Step 50

I must learn to use my body as a vehicle for Knowledge. CT Step 50 (MP3)

I must learn to use my body as a vehicle for Knowledge. CT Step 50
If the mind serves the Spirit and the body serves the mind, then everything serves the Spirit. Your physical body then becomes your key link with the world. Its promise here is to become an instrument of communication and contribution. For this to happen, the body requires a developed degree of health and ability. If you do not have a healthy relationship with your body, then it cannot fulfill this greater function. That is why it is important for all students of Knowledge to maintain an exercise program and to eat very well in order to elevate their health and physical ability. You do not want your body failing you after you have done so much work preparing the way for Knowledge.

We are saddened that people do not value their physical body after so much work has been done to bring them into the world. But we understand this neglect because if you do not know your purpose or your greater reality, then you will think of your body as a prison and you will exercise your self-abuse by misusing your body. It will then become an image of your self-neglect or self- abuse. We seek to correct this destructive attitude by reminding you that the body is an instrument for communication and contribution. It must be maintained with a high degree of health and vitality for this purpose.

Think today of how you may elevate your level of physical health. Do not think spiritual development is only working at the level of your mind or emotions because your body needs certain things, and these are already apparent to you. If your body is to serve you, then you must take very good care of it.

Today practice stillness and upon the hour exercise awareness and discernment. Throughout the day think of your body as a great instrument and recognize what you can do to support it and maintain it for this purpose.

Practice 50:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Hiking for fitness - Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.

For the continuation of reading material, the next book in Volume 3 of The Message is “Living The Way of Knowledge”. Five chapters are available as downloads.

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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