The Greater Community
- The world is emerging into a Greater Community of intelligent life.
- Humanity is unprepared.
- God has sent the preparation.
- "You live within a Greater Community of intelligent life in the universe.
- It is vast, encompassing the entire spectrum of evolution—
- the evolution of technology,
- the evolution of societies and
- the evolution of spiritual awareness and ethics.
- It is vast and incomprehensible."
- 1 What is the Greater Community?
- 2 Human Emergence into the Greater Community
- 3 Life in the Greater Community
- 4 Metaphors
- 5 References
- 6 Further Study
- 7 See also
What is the Greater Community?
"This greater environment into which you are emerging is a physical reality governed by physical laws, the laws of nature that you are aware of. Do not concern yourselves here with the possibilities of other dimensions, for that will not be your need and concern." 
"The Greater Community is the environment in which you live. It includes your world and all the worlds in its vicinity. It is a vast region of space where intelligent life is interacting with each other, representing a great network of relationships between societies and between individuals in societies, a greater cosmology and a greater universe. For this, it is necessary to have a greater perspective, a greater understanding and a greater religion." 
"The Greater Community is made up of a great diversity of life representing many different kinds of physical environments and many stages of individual, cultural, political and spiritual development.... In the Greater Community, there are many worlds where intelligent life has evolved. And there are even more worlds and locations that Greater Community forces have colonized for resource acquisition or to seek new and more safeguarded environments." 
Creation and evolution
"The physical universe is but a small part of God’s Creation. But this remains for you to learn, and you have a greater journey and a destiny here. But you have to allow your mind to expand, your eyes to open and your ears to hear if you are to gain this greater preparation and understanding." 
"Countless races of beings ... live within this Greater Community of intelligent life that comprises the physical Universe in which we live ... all experiencing evolution." 
Human Emergence into the Greater Community
"Humanity is preparing for the Greater Community. It does not know this yet, of course, but that is its stage of evolution, and everyone is involved. The fact that humanity is unprepared for the realities of contact with life in the universe is very apparent, but at a more unconscious level, people are anticipating this, and that is why it emerges in your movies, in your books, in human imagination. There is a seed of truth, an element of truth here." 
"Humanity is emerging into this environment not from its brief forays into your local solar system, but from visitations that are occurring in the world now and which will increase in the future." 
Why it is happening now
"The wealth of the world is being spoiled and ruined, and the threat of this increasing has brought this Intervention here. It has also come because humanity has created an infrastructure that these races can utilize for themselves. You now have a worldwide community, worldwide communications, worldwide commerce and the beginnings of a worldwide government." 
What is needed now
"Your preparation for the Greater Community represents the greatest and most vital education that can be fostered and extended in the world today. This education is the only thing that will enable you to solve the growing global problems of the world that seem so overwhelming and that your societies seem so incapable of facing and so poorly equipped to resolve." 
"Humanity has never done anything even close to this. So why would it rise to the occasion now? What will give it the strength and fortitude to enable it to achieve something that seems almost insurmountable given human nature and behavior at this time? What will do this is the presence of the Greater Community." 
"Who on Earth can prepare humanity for life in the universe, the great engagement—an engagement that is already taking place, in secrecy, carried out by groups who are here to take advantage of your ignorance and superstitions? If you are truly honest, you must recognize that no one has this breadth of understanding, this capacity. No one in the world understands the Greater Community of life. And what people think are projections of their fears and their fantasies, neither of which is an accurate portrayal of what you will be facing in reality." 
"People cannot speak of these things in public because it has been discouraged in the social discourse. That foreign craft are flying in your skies is an undeniable reality, and yet people do not want to think of it. And if they do think of it, they want to think of it in a positive way—that something wonderful is happening, that you have visitors, and they are here to help you, to guide you and to prepare you to meet the difficult challenges emerging in the world today." 
The view of humans from the Greater Community perspective
"From a Greater Community perspective, human beings are all the same." 
"The Greater Community represents many different races with different motives. Many of those that you will encounter will not be interested in you at all. They only want to preserve your environment for their own use. Others seek to have a meaningful relationship with you, while some are looking at the possibility of trade and diplomatic relations. However, some wish to exploit you." 
"Given current human behavior and understanding, the possibility [of friendship and alliances in the Greater Community] does exist, but it is improbable that this will be your emphasis once you are able to travel beyond the boundaries of your world. There are Greater Community forces even in your solar system who are planning defenses against this occurring. They can keep you from venturing very far without a great deal of effort on their part." 
"You are not merely a human being in this one world. You are a citizen of the Greater Community of Worlds. This is the physical universe that you recognize through your senses. It is far greater than you can now comprehend. The extent of its relationships are far greater than you can even imagine, for reality is always greater than imagination. You are a citizen of a greater physical universe. This acknowledges not only your Lineage and your Heritage but also your purpose in life at this time, for the world of humanity is growing into the life of the Greater Community of Worlds. This is known to you, though your beliefs may not yet account for it." 
"We may look like a speck in the cosmos, but we are really a portal through which Heaven can touch the world."
"[Humanity's] strength, your strength, is that religion has been kept alive in the world. The recognition of God’s power and presence is honored and recognized by many, whereas in most nations in this region of space, religion has either become worship of the state or has disappeared altogether. Here you have an advantage because even the ancient pathways of religion offer the experience of Knowledge. Perhaps this is not emphasized. Perhaps this is not specified in the Teachings, but the individual is encouraged to have a relationship with the Divine and to be responsive to the Divine in most situations. But the religions of the world today cannot prepare humanity for the Greater Community. They are entirely anthropocentric in nature. They are grounded in ancient history. They can barely be relevant in the modern world. They are struggling to do so. They cannot prepare humanity for the great change that is coming to the world and for humanity’s encounter with a universe full of intelligent life." 
"The larger neighborhood of life into which you will emerge, and the forces that you may encounter there, are not inordinately interested in humanity. They do not share humanity’s values. They are not human or even human-like in most cases. But they do share the difficulties of living within a physical reality—difficulties of security and securing resources, the difficulties of competition and all of the inherent problems that civilization poses despite its many benefits." 
The advantages of this development
"The Greater Community will alter how you see yourself, how nations here interact with one another and the whole priority of humanity. Its impact can be extremely beneficial if you can understand it correctly. For it is the Greater Community that will finally persuade your nations to cooperate, to unite for the preservation of the world and the protection of the human family. It is the Greater Community that will show you that you cannot afford your ceaseless conflicts here on Earth, and that your resources here are precious, and your self-sufficiency is of the greatest importance." 
"You have come into the world at a great turning point, a turning point only part of which you will see in your own lifetime. It is a turning point where your world gains contact with the worlds in its vicinity. This is the natural evolution of humanity, as it is the natural evolution of all intelligent life in all worlds. Your world is seeking a Greater Community.This will require that your world’s own internal community become unified. This is also a part of the evolution of all intelligent life in all worlds. You have come here to serve this. There are many levels of service and many things that need to be contributed—on a personal, on a community and on a world level. You are part of this great movement of life, for you are not here for your own purposes alone. You are here to serve the world, and thus be served in return." 
"The Greater Community will provide contrast and an environment for learning that is unparalleled in your past. Yet it holds greater risks as well. Humanity must outgrow its adolescent stage of development where it proudly flaunts its newfound powers but cannot work together as a group." 
"Your future is and will be in the Greater Community. It is not associated with the past. It is new. It is about the present and the future. The future is coming towards you, over the horizons of your life. You can see this if your vision is developed. You can feel this if you are aware of what you feel. You can gain your strength if your mind can become focused and unified." 
"You cannot just go out there and say, 'This all belongs to humanity! We are God's chosen people! Who are you?' You will find that you are just another evolving race in the Greater Community, and this will temper your human pride and most certainly will change your theology." 
Life in the Greater Community
- “Is the Greater Community an evil place or a place without grace?”
- "Certainly not. It is simply like your world, only far bigger and far more complicated. Therefore, it requires a greater power and a greater presence of mind. This is redeeming for you, for you need this. And the very circumstances that will require it now exist within the world. Look at the Greater Community in a sober manner. You have great friends there. You have allies. There are cultures that have achieved high levels of Knowledge, but they are not the ones traveling all over the universe interfering with other races.” 
"Outright warfare in the Greater Community, particularly on any kind of large scale, is extremely rare, particularly amongst secure and advanced nations." 
"Humanity has evolved in a state of relative isolation, relative because the world has been visited throughout its history, particularly with the advent of humanity." 
"The Universe is full of life. But the Universe is immense. And intelligent life living in the physical manifestation is scattered about a great and vast arena. It is concentrated in some places more than others.... Between these areas of great congregation in the Universe, there are trade routes, great roads that are heavily traveled.... Your world exists in an area of congregation, an area that has many inhabited worlds.... beyond your Solar System." 
"Because the Greater Community, especially the area in which you live, is a very competitive environment and because there are many Collectives dwelling here, they tend to hold each other in check and will take legal action against one another if necessary should the basic rules of conduct be violated. Therefore, if one Collective sought to take this world by force, it would be countered by other Collectives who have an interest in this world and by their competitors elsewhere, who would hold these kinds of actions in check." 
"The region in which you live ... contains approximately five thousand stars. We call this a region because that is how it is delineated." 
"It is as if humanity were a little child coming out of its house for the first time and recognizing it lives in a big city controlled by powerful forces that the little child cannot understand." 
"You are like villagers in a distant forest who all of a sudden find themselves in the midst of greater interactions between exploring and invading nations. Your village will never be the same." 
"It would be like different European nations finding the same rich tropical island hundreds of years ago. They would compete for it because they want it for themselves. And they would want to use the native people, but they are not there for the native people's benefit." 
- Life in the Universe, Chapter 1
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 6
- The New God (February 12, 2009)
- What Is Creation? (February 4, 2007)
- Preparing for the Greater Community (April 15, 2011)
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 11
- The Will of Heaven (May 17, 2011)
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 15
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 187
- Marshall Vian Summers, Free School Campfire (December 22, 2012)
- Group Mind (March 18, 2011)
- Humanity's Emergence into the Greater Community (July 19, 2008)
- Entering the Greater Community (May 27, 2011)
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 190
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 6
- Great Community Prophecy, Chapter 6
- Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training, Step 48: In the Greater Community, you will not be free.
- Life in the Universe, Chapter 7: Competition, Influence and the Mental Environment
- Contact with Intelligent Life in the Universe (October 1, 2008)
- The Allies of Humanity Book Two, First Briefing: The Universe into Which You Are Emerging
- The Allies of Humanit Book Two, Fourth Briefing: The Collectives
- Humanity's Emergence into the Greater Community (July 19, 2008)
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 11: Preparing for the Future
Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 18: What Is Human Destiny?
Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume One, Chapter 3: Greater Community
Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume Two, Chapter 10: Greater Community Visitations
Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume Two, Chapter 15: Responding to the Greater Community
Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume Two, Chapter 17: Visitors' Perceptions of Humanity
Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume Two, Chapter 28: Greater Community Realities