Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Great joy is with me today. Continuation Training Step 82

Great joy is with me today. CT Step 82 (MP3)

Great joy is with me today. CT Step 82
There is great joy. It lives within you and lives in your genuine relationships with others. This joy is born of gratitude, service and recognition. It is not the kind of joy one has by having immediate sensations of delight. It is more a joy that a miracle is happening in your life, and you are bearing witness to it. For all the work that must be done along the way, there are these moments of confirmation. That is what they are.

Everything can be problematic in your life, and yet you can still have this experience of confirmation. Look at your true ally and feel grateful. Look at this study in Greater Community Spirituality and be thankful that you have it, for you could be lost without it. Be grateful that you can live today, that you have your health, and that you have the opportunity to give to someone else.

Let this be your focus for today. In your practice in stillness and in your hourly practice in awareness and discernment, be open to receive this joy. For this sense of joy is a natural by- product of the genuine work that you are doing here.

Practice 82:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Setting a goal and achieving it generally gives a sense of joy. These scenes from Arches National Park, Moab, Utah show a window feature that is an achievable goal for a hiker visiting there. Beyond it is a greater landscape.

For the continuation of reading material we go to Other Revelations of the New Message from God that have not yet been compiled by The Messenger into volumes and books. Next in the list as of this date is:  The Night Meditation

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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