Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Fire of Knowledge is burning within me now. Continuation Training Step 54

The Fire of Knowledge is burning within me now. CT Step 54 (MP3)

The Fire of Knowledge is burning within me now. CT Step 54
What is the Fire of Knowledge but Knowledge moving within you? This is a fervent awareness  of something that needs your attention, an area perhaps where you need to take action or something that needs to be comprehended—-something that cannot wait, something that cannot be put aside or delegated to some lower priority. This awareness does not come from your personal mind. It comes from Knowledge. Something needs your attention, and it is being missed. It is flagging you down, calling you to stop. It is burning within you—an awareness, a power. And it can carry with it urgency, and this is fine. Life can be very urgent at times. That is normal.

Today consider in your life when you have felt this kind of urgency. It was not a compulsion. It was not a fear. It was not some petty thing, but something important. And if you attended to it, you realized that it really was important even if it had to do with a relatively minor matter. Then think of the Fire of Knowledge in greater things, a greater thing that creates passion within you to contribute, to give to people or to educate people in some specific area of life. This fire is important. It is purifying. It will consume other distractions. It will consume weakness. And it will consume the social conditioning that limits you and prevents you from responding.

Today in your practice in stillness see if that fire lives anywhere within you. See if you are passionate about anything, if anything feels urgent or essential in your life-—something that cannot wait, the thing you must do before you die, the thing that must be done and that you must do. In stillness, listen. Watch. Feel. Let the body be an instrument of Knowledge now.

Practice upon the hour and consider the meaning of this lesson throughout the day. This Fire is what gives you vitality, creates life force within you and gives you the energy, the commitment and the enthusiasm to carry out greater things in life. See how it is missing in so many people. See how their light is dim or has even died out. Determine that this will not happen to you, that you will build and keep the fire going, for this is the fire of light, the fire that does not burn but that consumes all that is false and unreal. You need this fire. It is the source of your vitality. It is the power that will move you forward.

Practice 54:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Natural gas stove - Boulder, Colorado

For the continuation of reading material, the next book in Volume 3 of The Message is “Living The Way of Knowledge”. Five 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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