Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In the Greater Community, you will not be free. Continuation Training Step 48

In the Greater Community, you will not be free. CT Step 48 (MP3)

In the Greater Community, you will not be free. CT Step 48

We present this practice today to counteract many prevailing notions that people have that if they can escape the limitations of the world and enter into a Greater Community of intelligent life then they will naturally be liberated and freed. This set of assumptions exists because people have associated the Greater Community with their heavenly state. They look at the stars and they say, "That is the heavenly abode. I will be free there. In the world I am not free. But there I will be free". And this assumption has been reinforced throughout the centuries, so people naturally think that visitors from the Greater Community will be Angelic and will be enlightened and will be coming here for the sole purpose of edifying humanity, uplifting humanity and enlightening humanity.

It is incredible how well established these assumptions are and how people will not question them, believing in them so fervently and placing so much hope and expectation upon them. But it is our responsibility to teach you about life in the Greater Community and to prepare you for life in the Greater Community so that you will be able to distinguish your allies from your potential adversaries and able to understand how to engage with other forces of intelligent life with wisdom and discernment. Neglecting to do this would be to deny humanity its freedom and self-determination in the future.

Therefore, we cannot neglect this primary responsibility. In the Greater Community, you will not be free unless you can establish your freedom and maintain it. In the Greater Community, you will be persuaded unless you can gain Knowledge and establish a foundation for it within your life. You may ask then, "Is the Greater Community an evil place or a place without grace?" Certainly not. It is simply like your world, only far bigger and far more complicated. Therefore, it requires a greater power and a greater presence of mind. This is redeeming for you, for you need this. And the very circumstances that will require it now exist within the world.

Look at the Greater Community in a sober manner. You have great friends there. You have allies. There are cultures that have achieved high levels of Knowledge, but they are not the ones traveling all over the universe interfering with other races. You have much to learn about the Greater Community, and today we take another step in that direction.

Beyond your practice in stillness and your hourly remembrances of awareness and discernment, consider this idea today—-not with fear, not with hope, but with the power of Knowledge.

Practice 48:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  This statue of a person, apparently in dire straits, is on the grounds of the Pécs Cathedral, in Pécs, Hungary. It demonstrates to me, “not being free”. I could find no information on the web, so I sent a request to the Cathedral via their Facebook page. Here is what I learned:
The statue is called “Archeology” by Tamás Vígh from 1992. Since the first excavations in 1780, archeology has been a serious tradition in Pécs, which was built over a Roman age town. The symbolic figure of a woman pries open a flagstone so that the unknown world of the past can reveal itself.

For our purposes in this Step, the future’s past may have been a time when humanity was free.

For the continuation of reading material, the next book in Volume 2 of The Message is “Relationships and Higher Purpose”. Six chapters are available as downloads.

Chapter 10:  Marriage

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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