Friday, November 4, 2016

Let me be attentive today. Continuation Training Step 57

Let me be attentive today. CT Step 57 (MP3)

Let me be attentive today. CT Step 57
Every day as you venture into the world, you have an opportunity to look carefully and to learn new things. Without looking, you simply recycle your old thoughts. This is what most people do to spend their entire lives, learning very little along the way. But you have an opportunity to make this day a special one, to be very attentive to where you are and to what you are doing, to listen carefully to people, to listen for the signs of Knowledge and to be aware of the lack of Knowledge in the conversations in which you are engaged and the conversations that you overhear. Watch carefully, but without condemnation. You are not here to pass judgment but to find out where Knowledge is present and where Knowledge is absent. This is your practice for today.

In addition to your long practice in stillness and your hourly practice in awareness and discernment, practice knowing where you are and being attentive. So many mistakes are made because people are not being attentive. There are so many errors in judgment and so many things missed because people are not present. When they are not present, they are preoccupied with other things. When you are preoccupied, you do not see and feel what is happening. You are minimally aware. As a result, you cannot perceive. You are not sensitive to the situation. It is not important here to be sensitive to every situation, but to pay special attention to your conversations with people. Listen for Knowledge. If you do not hear Knowledge, just take note of that. No further judgment is required.

The man or woman of Knowledge who listens for Knowledge looks for the evidence of Spirit. Where Spirit is lacking, they are not harshly critical. They are cautious and discrete. Let this be your practice today.

Practice 57:    One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Denver International Airport - TSA security queue. Waiting at various points as we travel, long or short trips, are opportunities to be attentive.

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. Third in the list as of this date is:  The Crisis

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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