Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The world needs freedom. Continuation Training Step 68

The world needs freedom. CT Step 68 (MP3)

The world needs freedom. CT Step 68
Some people think freedom is the right to be anything they want to be without accountability to anyone else. They can say anything, do anything, have anything or be anything without consequence. This is chaotic. This is foolish. This is irresponsible. This is not freedom. When we speak of freedom, we mean the freedom to be what you are, to follow what you know, and to give what you came here to give. This is a definition of freedom in the more ultimate sense. But any other definition of freedom must lead towards this. People use freedom as an excuse to avoid responsibility in the world and not to be accountable to anyone. They use freedom against freedom. They do not want to know. They do not want to give. They do not want to belong. For they are afraid. Being without Knowledge, they believe such things would limit them, hinder them or imprison them.

Freedom here means the freedom to experience and to express Knowledge. This is a very simple definition, but very helpful. Knowledge is as rare in the universe as it is within the world. But it is present everywhere. The lack of freedom to experience and to express Knowledge makes humanity as a race vulnerable to other forces in the universe. It makes humanity vulnerable to its own dysfunction.

Therefore, the man or woman of Knowledge looks for the evidence of Knowledge and seeks to express the reality of Knowledge regardless of the specific circumstances around them. Knowledge is what they are looking for. They do not want to share belief systems. Their concern is not simply to share ideas and understanding, though sometimes that is helpful. Rather, they wish to confirm Knowledge and give people the encouragement to express and to follow what they know. This is what it means to be spiritual in the most complete way, in the most complete sense.

Therefore, exercise your freedom today in your practice in stillness. And exercise your freedom upon the hour by breaking away from the preoccupations of the moment to see where you are and what is happening around you. And take time today to think about freedom--your freedom, the freedom of those you love, freedom in the world and freedom in the Greater Community.

Practice 68:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. These documents represent advances in self-government which led to greater freedom for many over time. The project is yet to be fully achieved as it is part of the evolutionary progress of human civilization.

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 Goal and Purpose of Revelation

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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