Tuesday, October 25, 2016

My power is needed in the world. Continuation Training Step 47

My power is needed in the world. CT Step 47 (MP3)

My power is needed in the world. CT Step 47
Many people are afraid of power. They associate power with domination. They think power is inherently dangerous or evil. They think to be meek and mild and powerless is an expression of their spirituality. Where they get these notions is difficult to understand, for they are so untrue. Yes, you must be compassionate, but you need power to do this. Yes, you must be forgiving, but you need power to do this. Yes, you can gain your freedom from your social conditioning, but you need power to do this. Yes, you can say no to all obligations that only shackle you and bind you, but you need power to do this. Where is this power going to come from? Are you going to gain it from some authority figure?

In teaching The Way of Knowledge, we do not teach you to follow authority figures. We teach you to follow your inner authority and only give yourself to a person or other authority if Knowledge indicates that this is necessary. But to do this, you must have power. People are powerless because they do not recognize their power and they are afraid to use it, having been taught that power is dangerous and only the providence of angelic and demonic figures.

In the Greater Community, you will need your power, individually and collectively, to remain free and to survive. So the loss of power and the lack of power are critical problems. People think of it in other ways. They say, "Well, just be loving and kind." But real loving and real kindness come from a deeper power within you. It is not simply a behavior. It is not a superficial thing. It is not a social gesture.

Where can this power be found? In stillness today, come close to this power. And upon the hour, practice this power as you break free of the domination of your circumstances and as you exercise awareness and discernment. Recognize that you need far greater power than you have today if you are to find Knowledge and be able to express Knowledge in the world. Power is important. You need more of it. You need real power. You need to become an authority in your own life. Then you can give yourself to others who are more powerful, without losing anything. But to give yourself in relationship, you must have your own authority intact.

Practice 47:    One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Entrance to the Buda Castle/Royal Palace, Budapest, Hungary. People at a place; power?

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.

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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