Monday, October 31, 2016

The Greater Community is a greater reality. I must be prepared. Continuation Training Step 53

The Greater Community is a greater reality. I must be prepared. CT Step 53 (MP3)

The Greater Community is a greater reality. I must be prepared. CT Step 53
The Greater Community is a greater reality. And it is overshadowing everything that you are doing today and everything that you will do tomorrow. To comprehend the Greater Community and to prepare for it, you must have a very firm foundation. Your life cannot be collapsing underneath you. You must build a table with four strong legs and be able to stand upon it. Otherwise, you will not be able to see and you will not be able to give. You will be one of life’s casualties and not one of life’s contributors.

The Greater Community and the preparation for the Greater Community both represent a tremendous threshold. You do not get to choose this, for the Greater Community is upon you. The choice is whether to respond or not to respond. The choice is whether to prepare or not to prepare. Therefore, in learning Steps to Knowledge, you learn to build the foundation, for that is half the preparation right there. If you do not build the foundation, well, you cannot really exercise your greater abilities. You will not become a force in the world, a force for good.

Here you work simultaneously at all levels—-relationships, work, health, spiritual development and Greater Community awareness—-because that is half the preparation. The other half of the preparation is in learning about the Mental Environment. This represents a more elevated level of training and preparation. For this, you must have a tremendous foundation. Your life must be in order, and you must be right with your own life.

Today think about these things. Look carefully. See what today’s lesson can mean for you and for others. Practice stillness in your deep meditation. And exercise your authority by using awareness and discernment in the moment upon the hour when you are out in the world. Remember here that you are preparing for something greater, something that is already happening, something that needs your participation and awareness.

Practice 53:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

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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