Monday, November 28, 2016

I will not be afraid of conflict today. Continuation Training Step 81

I will not be afraid of conflict today. CT Step 81 (MP3)

I will not be afraid of conflict today. CT Step 81
Do not be afraid of conflict. Use conflict to develop discernment. Discernment is an exercise in power and self-determination. It is an exercise in freedom, essential freedom as we have described it.

If conflict faces you, face it. Do not run from it. Do not slink away. Do not put a happy face on it and call it something else. See it as it is. Face it if it must be faced. Face this within yourself, in conflict with another or in conflict in a situation where you are working or living. Postpone nothing that must be faced today. See if resolution can be found. Listen carefully. Hear what is being communicated. Listen for Knowledge. Make sure that your own position is genuine.

If conflict is in your life, this is an opportunity to practice. If conflict is outside your life, existing somewhere else, listen to it. Look at it. Listen to all sides. Don't try to make everything justifiable. It is possible in certain situations that everyone can be wrong and that the answer lies somewhere else. Or it can be possible that someone simply will not give in. They will not compromise where they need to. Look and listen. That is the practice for today. Enjoy your time of stillness and reprieve. And upon the hour remember where you are and what is happening.

Practice 81:    One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Hunter - Lake Michigan shoreline- Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Guns in America are a source of conflict. For some hunting is violence; for others it is an historic means of getting food.

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 Confirmation

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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