Monday, October 10, 2016

The wise depend upon me. Continuation Training Step 32

The wise depend upon me. CT Step 32 (MP3)

The wise depend upon me. CT Step 32
It is true. The wise do depend upon you and many others like you, for you have come into the world to serve the world. Because of this, you serve a greater purpose and a greater hierarchy in the universe. This is your Spiritual Family. This is the great group that has brought you into the world to contribute to a world in need, a world whose emergence into the Greater Community has now arrived, a world whose needs are tremendous and whose predicament is great.

Therefore, do not look at yourself in a self-deprecating way. Do not think of yourself the way you have thought of yourself in the past, as weak and pathetic. Instead, reclaim your true authority and identity, even if you are only beginning to experience its reality, for in this way, you open yourself to receive the great truth that lives within you and that wishes to express itself through you. This is how God will redeem you. Reclaiming your strength and your true identity, learning the wisdom of the world and receiving the gifts of Heaven—-these are the things that will call forth your strength and will cast out all the demons that live within your mind and around you, that plague you, haunt you and keep you living in the darkness of your own imagination.

Come forth today then in your own practice in stillness. Dedicate your practice as an act of submission and of strength—-submitting your personal preoccupations to a Greater Power and exercising the strength of that Greater Power within yourself.

In your hourly practices, exercise this strength and authority. Do not hesitate. You do this for yourself and for all others who await escape from the bondage of their conditioning and their own personal enslavement. This, then, is the great promise that you have come to fulfill, and great gifts can be given through you if you can fulfill and take advantage of this opportunity.

Practice 32:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Pictures:  This Confucius portrait is in the Fasting Palace on the Temple of Heaven grounds, Beijing, China ~ Pictures taken – June, 2010. Confucius is remembered as a wise man and teacher. Was he a student of Knowledge? We don’t know, but the description of his life suggests he thought and acted in history as such a student. The Fasting Palace, shown below, was where the Emperor of China prepared for the ritual sacrifices to heaven at the Temple of Heaven. The wise depend upon us to learn and continue human civilization and its evolution.

Fasting Palace roadway to the Temple of Heaven.
Fasting Palace moat.

Temple of Heaven – where the roadway leads.
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 Greater Community”. Thus the gray cover:

In the list of chapter names, this is third:

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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