Sunday, October 16, 2016

I wish to strengthen freedom in others. Continuation Training Step 38

I wish to strengthen freedom in others. CT Step 38 (MP3)

I wish to strengthen freedom in others. CT Step 38
You cannot convince other people to be free, but you can demonstrate freedom to them and provide a contrast to them that is memorable and that they can recognize and understand. When you become free of social conditioning, when you become free in the mental environment, when you become liberated from the shadows of your own past, you can demonstrate a spontaneity and an enthusiasm in life that are remarkably refreshing to others.

This is a practical demonstration of freedom. It is a demonstration that is needed in the world. It is a demonstration that you give every time you practice stillness wholeheartedly and with a sense of dedication. It is a demonstration of freedom when you stop what you are doing upon the hour to check yourself and your environment and to remind yourself that Knowledge is with you and to listen for Knowledge if that is needed. This is a remarkable act of liberation, for you are setting yourself apart from all the forces that govern everyone here, stepping outside the world’s influence, pulling yourself out of its current to exercise a greater awareness and discernment, which are yours to exercise.

Remember then today that you practice for everyone and that your demonstrations of freedom, however small and seemingly insignificant, can hold great value to others and can have a powerful and lasting effect upon their lives.

Practice 38:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Boardwalk - Venice Beach, California

Plan B - If the MP3 doesn’t work, here’s the link to the folder:  New Message - Student Spoken Steps CT Recordings - Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training - Working file

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

In the list of chapter names, this is five:

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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