Sunday, October 23, 2016

There are greater relationships awaiting me. Continuation Training Step 45

There are greater relationships awaiting me. I must prepare. CT Step 45 (MP3)

There are greater relationships awaiting me. I must prepare. CT Step 45
There are greater relationships awaiting you. And you must prepare. Part of the preparation is freeing yourself from those engagements that may be inappropriate for you now, even if they were appropriate for you at an earlier time. How can you find these great relationships if you are not free to participate? You will be ambivalent regarding them if you think that their arrival in your life will upset your other commitments to people. Even the arrival of the Greater Community Teaching will arouse considerable anxiety if you think it will upset or disrupt the delicate balance that you have in your life at this moment. The Creator’s first purpose is to unburden you. This requires change and readjustment. If this change is not welcome, if the need for it is not understood and supported, then the answer to your great need must wait and your prayers must be left unanswered until a later time.

There are greater relationships awaiting you. You must be available to them. Do not fill up your emptiness or your loneliness with people. Do not become socially engaged unless it serves a greater and immediate purpose. Let Knowledge be your guide. Follow your natural inclinations. Resist your social conditioning if it obstructs this. This is choosing within yourself. It is a shift in your internal allegiance. It is saying "no" to your own bondage and "yes" to your freedom. Knowledge will commit you totally to the right people, but it will remain silent with everyone else.

Think of this throughout the day, and when you practice stillness, be close to Knowledge. Dedicate yourself at the beginning of this practice. And upon the hour, remember to look and to listen to see where you are, how you feel and what is going on around you.

Practice 45:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This futuristic building has provided many pictures. An ideal setting for these “greater relationships”. The reality is likely to be mundane, but as of now, we don’t really know.

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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