Monday, November 7, 2016

Today I will listen to the world. Continuation Training Step 60

Today I will listen to the world. CT Step 60 (MP3)

Today I will listen to the world. CT Step 60
Today’s practice in listening is listening to what the world is telling you. Go someplace where you can be in contact with the world, where your feet can be on the ground, where you can be connected with nature, and ask, "What is the world telling me?" Just become relaxed and still and listen. Perhaps you may not hear anything except the conversation in your own mind. Perhaps you may only hear sounds around you. That is fine. The point here is you are listening. You are asking the question and you are listening.

Many people ask questions, but they never listen for the answer. They just give themselves an answer or they choose an answer from someone else that they like. "Oh, I like that answer. I'll go with that." But they never listen. They have no patience. They have no discernment. They cannot stand the stillness. They are afraid of it, of what it might reveal. Let this not be the case for you.

Let listening be a constant exercise. Remind yourself upon the hour and during your meditation practice, practice listening within yourself. But take occasion today to listen to the world, and ask yourself, "What is the world telling me?"

Practice 60:   One 30-minute stillness practice.
                         Contemplation practice.
                         Hourly practice.

Picture:  The Wall – a stillness and listening place in the Shenandoah National Park I have used for decades.

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. Sixth in the list as of this date is:  The Power of Knowledge

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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