Sunday, November 20, 2016

The mental environment of the world is changing. Continuation Training Step 73

The mental environment of the world is changing. CT Step 73 (MP3)

The mental environment of the world is changing. CT Step 73
Perhaps you have wondered why the world feels different or seems different. In your own way, perhaps you have experienced this. Things are certainly changing in some obvious ways, but the feeling of being in the world is changing as well. Have you ever wondered why this might be the case? It is easier to attach causes to social and economic factors, but these alone cannot account for the great change that is occurring in the world and for the new experiences that people are having.

Indeed, for many people, though there is greater affluence in many parts of the world, there is a greater discomfort as well. People often attribute that to psychological causes or the result of emotional dysfunction, past traumas or things like this. Any of those may indeed be the cause in many situations, but the mental environment of the world is changing.

Let yourself have the experience of this today and see what it means for you. Engage in your practice in stillness and your hourly practice in awareness and discernment, but also take time today to ask yourself this question, "Is the mental environment of the world changing?" Let yourself have your own experience. Ask the question, but do not give the answer. Let the answer naturally come from within you. Feel what it means. Even when you are out in nature, away from human establishments, if you have this opportunity today, ask yourself this question. It is the beginning of a new understanding.

Practice 73:    One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Hirshhorn Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Artists can depict a different world which may reflect changing mental environments.

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 Meaning of Christmas

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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