Knowledge is the deeper mind within each individual.
Knowledge is your connection to the divine.
Knowledge is God's Gift to all intelligent life.
Knowledge seldom arises under normal circumstances in a preoccupied mind.
Knowledge is the sum of all relationships.
Knowledge is deeper than any of the following, but manifests itself as:
"Knowledge is who you really are." 
- 1 What is Knowledge?
- 2 Relationship with Knowledge
- 3 The Deeper Mind
- 4 How God Speaks
- 5 How to Find Knowledge
- 6 Freedom to Know
- 7 Knowledge at This Time
- 8 Obstacles to Knowledge
- 9 What Knowledge does
- 10 Finding Knowledge
- 11 Where Knowledge resides
- 12 Inner Guidance Quotes
- 13 The pre-eminence of Knowledge
- 14 The Freedom of Knowledge
- 15 The Reality of Knowledge
- 16 The Unity of Knowledge
- 17 The Need for Knowledge
- 18 The Power of Knowledge
- 19 Thinking you Know
- 20 Opposing Knowledge
- 21 Knowledge defined
- 22 Knowledge's mission
- 23 Metaphors for Knowledge
- 24 References
- 25 Further Study
- 26 See Also
What is Knowledge?
"Knowledge is that part of God that works within the individual, initiating great relationships between individuals and setting into motion activities that contribute to the well-being of the race to which those individuals belong. Beyond this, Knowledge contributes to the well-being of all races." 
"Knowledge represents your True Self, your True Mind and your true relationships in the universe. It also possesses your greater calling in the world and a perfect utilization of your nature, all of your inherent abilities and skills, even your limitations—all to be given for good in the world." 
"Knowledge possesses the true seed of love, not love that is a mere sentiment, not love that is a form of intoxication surrounding an urgent desire born of fear. Knowledge is the seed of true love, not the love that seeks to conquer, to possess and to dominate, but the love that seeks to serve, to empower and to free another. " 
Relationship with Knowledge
"The presence of the Holy Spirit is a relationship. It is a challenge. It is Knowledge." 
"Knowledge is your primary relationship because it is your connection to God." 
"This Knowledge is a greater intelligence within each person waiting to be discovered, but its whole existence is in relationship to the Creator of all life. It is not a resource that you can use to enrich yourself or to gain advantage over others, for Knowledge will not do these things. Its purpose and its reality is to respond to the Creator of all life and to respond to the great calling that is going out as humanity continues to approach this great threshold in its existence." 
"Before you can experience your total union and identification with Knowledge, it will seem to be a distant force within your life, a force that arises and emerges only at certain times--times of great need and discord and times when you sincerely request its presence and guidance. You have a relationship with Knowledge now. You are not fully joined with Knowledge, so you have a relationship. A relationship is preliminary to total union." 
The Deeper Mind
"There is a greater mind within you, a greater mind that the Creator of all life has placed within you, to guide you, to protect you and to lead you to your greater accomplishments in life. This deeper mind is profoundly different from the mind that you think with." 
"The Holy Spirit is your will. It is the will you share with God. It is the will you share with your Family. With it comes the Plan that will redeem you, establishing your special part, the part that only you can fulfill. What God gave you is your will, for God gave you Knowledge."
How God Speaks
"This is how God speaks to you. And you may not hear this as a voice. It may be a feeling, an image, a sound, a voice. People experience the power and presence of Knowledge differently, according to their individual orientation." 
How to Find Knowledge
"Become a student of Knowledge. Learn The Way of Knowledge. Take the steps to Knowledge. Let Knowledge rearrange your priorities. Let Knowledge straighten your life out. Let Knowledge guide, direct and protect you. Let Knowledge foster a greater intelligence within you. Let Knowledge direct you in your relationships and in your evaluations. Become still like Knowledge. Become penetrating like Knowledge. Become insightful like Knowledge. Become devoted to others like Knowledge. Find your true allies. Find your purpose. Allow your true work in the world to emerge as other things are set aside—willingly, happily and with relief." 
"Find where you are and bring yourself back to Knowledge." 
"Look at practical issues in a very fundamental way. Is it 'yes' or 'no'?" 
Freedom to Know
"Knowledge is trying to take you somewhere. You must be free to go there. Knowledge is trying to engage you with certain people at certain points in your life. You must be free to engage with them." 
"Knowledge will not speak to you if you are not ready to take action. You will just hear what you want to hear, and nothing important will have happened. But if you are ready to take action, if you are sincere, if you are capable, if you are open to this, Knowledge will speak to you--in a word, in a feeling, in a message from another person, in an insight, in a thought, in a dream, in a vision. In whatever avenue Knowledge can reach you at this point in your life, it will reach you." 
Knowledge at This Time
"God has sent you into the world to be in the world at this time, facing these circumstances. But what God has placed within you to prepare you, to equip you and to strengthen you for the difficult times ahead is something that resides beyond the realm and the reach of the intellect, in a deeper intelligence called Knowledge. At the surface of the mind, you are swept by the winds of the world. You are chaotic. Your life does not seem to have a true direction. You are influenced by so many things from the outside. Your life can feel chaotic, confused, disorganized, disintegrated, disregulated—however you may choose to describe it. But at a deeper level beneath the surface of the mind, there is a greater intelligence within you. This intelligence is here to guide you, to protect you and to prepare you to live a greater life in service to living in a new world." 
"It is a dangerous time, but for you, it is the right time to be in the world, for this is why you have come—not to hide out in fantasy, not to enrich yourself, not to pretend to be something you are not, not to live a life of avoidance and irresponsibility, but to be in the world to be of service to the world at this time, not only to meet the current needs of life, but to prepare for the future itself. Only Knowledge within you, the greater intelligence, knows of these things, and it must guide you in these matters. You must learn to yield to it and distinguish it from all the other voices in your mind and all the influences that pull upon you from the world around you." 
"God has created a deeper mind within you, a mind that is not afraid, a mind that is not in conflict with itself, a mind that does not judge and condemn others, a mind that is secure, a mind that can face great change and upheaval with determination and equanimity, a mind called Knowledge." 
Obstacles to Knowledge
see Preoccupied mind
What Knowledge does
"The separated are redeemed through Knowledge. The wicked are reclaimed through Knowledge. The foolish are made wise through Knowledge. This is how God redeems not only the human family, but all of Creation that is living in Separation, which is represented by the physical universe that you can only imagine." 
"Knowledge will lead you to the right people and will develop slowly and carefully the right understanding if you are patient, persistent and honest in your approach." 
"If you choose without Knowledge, Knowledge will not follow you. You may believe fervently that you are doing the right thing. You may even believe fervently that you are making the right decision. But if Knowledge does not go with you, you have no stability and no certainty in your endeavor." 
"Knowledge will stimulate human innovation, human invention, human collaboration and human unity. It will inspire new technology. It will inspire greater creativity. It will inspire greater cooperation. All the things that human leadership and citizens everywhere will have to establish and adapt to that are truly beneficial will be inspired by Knowledge. This is why what is invisible and mysterious within you has the greatest power to effect change in human awareness and behavior." 
"Knowledge activates all mental and physical abilities for good. It directs all manner of individual pursuits that are for the benefit of humanity. In the arts, in the sciences, in all endeavors, in the simplest gesture and the greatest act, Knowledge demonstrates a greater life and strengthens all of the highest qualities in individuals who are engaged with it." 
Knowledge "is mysterious. Its pathway is not unknown, however, because there are individuals who have journeyed that way and, though they made many errors in their journey, they paved a way for you." 
“Knowledge will set certain boundaries, and when you approach these boundaries, you will feel very uncomfortable within yourself. You will feel a great sense of restraint, as if something deep within you was trying to hold you back, to prevent you from saying something or doing something or committing yourself to something that is inappropriate.”
"To follow Knowledge, you must adhere to what you deeply experience, and you must value your experience beyond your preferences or the preferences of others. Sometimes other people will either encourage you or discourage you from becoming involved in a relationship. Always pay attention to what they are saying to see if there is any truth in their words. If you can do this objectively, you will learn a great deal about truth and error. But you must trust your own experience. This does not mean simply giving yourself over to your passions. Instead, it means learning to trust what you know over what you want. Be patient and you will learn. Be impatient and you will pay. Either way you will learn, but the price of learning will be far greater if you are impatient." 
"Become dedicated to finding Knowledge and you will find Knowledge. And you will find those relationships that are based upon Knowledge. And those relationships will empower you and enable you to develop the other three pillars of your life. 
"If a person discovers Knowledge and makes advancements in the reclamation of Knowledge, he or she will affect minds in many places simultaneously."... "If this is done, people will function better, be more harmonious and less prone to conflict and be able to recognize opportunities as they arise with far greater ease. Everyone will be stimulated. Everyone will be encouraged to carry on what they were sent here to do." 
"You do not know where to go, but Knowledge within you does know where to go." – 
“So you gravitate to Knowledge naturally as you find that everything else is shallow and disappointing. As you learn through your own experiences that the pleasures and the pains of the world do not reach deep enough within you to satisfy you, to satisfy the deeper need of your soul, this brings you to reflect upon your life. And this brings you to reconsider your values, your actions and the meaning of your relationships with others.” 
Where Knowledge resides
"God has put Knowledge within you to guide you and to protect you and to lead you to a greater life and participation in the world. It resides beyond the realm and the reach of the intellect. It is happening at a deeper level." 
"God has given you Knowledge to guide you and to prepare you, but Knowledge functions beneath the surface of the mind where people live. It is a greater intelligence. It is discerning the movement of the world, and it is responding to the Creator. God’s New Revelation will speak to this part of you more than to your intellect, for this is the part of you that has never left God. Therefore, it is the part of you that can truly respond. It is the part of you that is wise and unconflicted. It is not afraid of the world, for it cannot be destroyed." 
"The Creator of all life has given you a great intelligence, the power and the presence of Knowledge within yourself - a mind beneath the mind that you think with, a mind that is wise and powerful, a mind that is not corrupted by the world. This mind is here to guide you, to protect you and to lead you to your greater accomplishments and relationships in life." 
Inner Guidance Quotes
main article inner guidance
"To follow is to unite. To unite is to be reunited."
"Knowledge is all about orienting you in the right direction. Knowledge is here to keep you on track." 
The pre-eminence of Knowledge
"For there is only Knowledge and the need for Knowledge. That is all that you can possibly perceive in the universe." 
"Your first commitment and engagement is to Knowledge because that is your commitment and engagement with God. If your engagement is authentic and not filled with your own ambitions and ideas, then you will have a foundation that will enable you to be a source of strength, purpose and reassurance for others. The need for reassurance at this moment is tremendous and is growing with each passing day." 
The Freedom of Knowledge
"With Knowledge you are free in the world. You are free to join. You are free to leave. You are free to make agreements. You are free to complete and change agreements. You are free to surrender yourself. You are free to extricate yourself. In Knowledge you are free." 
"Learn to receive Knowledge, to interpret Knowledge and to apply Knowledge, and you will become ever more free of your mind and more objective about it." 
The Reality of Knowledge
"When what you know and what you want are different, this proves the reality of Knowledge to you. Then you will see that Knowledge is not simply a figment of your own will or insecurity and that Knowledge has a reality and an intelligence all its own, a reality and an intelligence that cannot be swayed by your impulses, your fears, your desires or anything in the world." 
The Unity of Knowledge
"The power of unity in Knowledge is very significant. Knowledge does not condone war or conflict, unethical competition or deception or manipulation. It is entirely just. It is entirely uniform. So much so that individuals from opposite ends of the entire galaxy could recognize and communicate to each other through Knowledge, should they ever have the opportunity to meet." 
"Knowledge in the Greater Community is Greater Community Knowledge. The ability to receive Knowledge, to accept it and to apply it represents Wisdom, not only worldly Wisdom, but Wisdom in the Greater Community." 
The Need for Knowledge
"Everything that happens, even the most grievous events, are a demonstration of the great need for Knowledge—in your life and in the world as a whole."
"Without Knowledge, this is where you will go. You will become ever more isolated in your mind, ever more associated with your ideas and beliefs, ever more dishonest with yourself, ever more a partisan and a combatant in a world of partisans and combatants. You will take positions. You will take sides. You will have grievances. You will complain constantly. You will be unhappy and miserable, because fundamentally you are a stranger to yourself and you do not know where your life is going. And somehow you have given your life away along the line. You have given your life away through your associations, your beliefs, your ideology, and your commitments to yourself and to others. Now you are adrift from your true purpose and direction. And under these circumstances life can only truly disappoint you, or try to arrest your drifting mind—usually through illness or loss, or some other kind of great sobering experience that leads you to question what you are doing, to question your values, your ideas, and your priorities." 
"There is a way to Knowledge. The way will save you time because you need to save time now. You are needed in the world, and your preparation must become accelerated. You do not now have the luxury of endless exploration and diversion, for the world needs you. It is emerging into the Greater Community. This is not a time to fiddle with your mind or your emotions or play around with different therapies or modalities because The Way of Knowledge is being offered to you. You are needed in the world. It is time to prepare. It is time to become focused and determined. There is no escape from this, for only those who are developed in The Way of Knowledge will have capability in the future and will be able to maintain their freedom in a Mental Environment that will be increasingly influenced by the Greater Community." 
"If you are alone now, it is a valuable time to build your connection to Knowledge. Knowledge represents your most profound and important relationship. If this is not established, if this is not fully established, then your relationship with everyone else will be out of sync—lacking clarity and purpose, lacking meaning—and your life will be filled with people, engagements, activities and commitments that will never create a real opening for you." 
The Power of Knowledge
"Knowledge represents the power to see, to know and to act with certainty. It also represents the power to resist persuasion, deception and influence in the mental environment. The individual or the nation that has this strength has the power to resist intervention and to comprehend the intentions and the activities of other nations who might be threatening to its freedom or existence. It is the ultimate form of intelligence, you see, and seers who are guided by Knowledge are more powerful than seers who are not. Here you are able to discern the future and future events before they happen, with varying degrees of accuracy. Here you are able to discern the intentions of others and the capabilities of others without the use of technology. Here you can pretend to be weak when in fact you are really strong. Here you can appear to be non-aggressive when in fact you can be incisive in your inquiries." 
"The New Message calls upon the greater power of Knowledge within the individual to arise—a power beyond the realm and the reach of the intellect, a power that is incomprehensible and yet immediately part of your experience. For some, this will be very difficult to deal with. They look at everything in the world like it is a resource for their mind. But Knowledge is too great to be a resource for your mind. People who claim to be following Knowledge will be following their ideas. People who claim to be guided by Knowledge will be guided by their social conditioning or by their ambitions. And so for certain people this will be very difficult to comprehend. It is because of how they look at themselves and the world that this is the case. Not everyone will be able to apprehend the great truth at this time. But if enough people can, it gives great promise to the future, the safety and the freedom of humanity." 
Thinking you Know
"It is truly dangerous when people think they know and they do not know. This leads to many mistakes and many tragedies as well. Do not think you know. You either know or you do not know, and if you know, your Knowledge is pervasive. If what you know is real, others will resonate with Knowledge with you, and you will not have to persuade them." 
"When you go against your Knowledge, you create a fear of the unknown. This builds up over time to create a fear/resistance to the Presence."
- The New Message for the Individual (Sept 10,2006)
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 144: I will honor myself today.
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 13: What must be unlearned?
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 15: Who Serves Humanity?
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 2: Knowledge is with me. Where am I?
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 181: Today I receive the love of Knowledge.
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 8: 
- Ending Separation (March 3, 2011)
- The Blessing (April 20, 2007)
- The Power of Knowledge, Chapter 12: Following the Presence
- Secrets of Heaven, Secret 34
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 9: How does God participate in the world?
- Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training, Step 1
- Secrets of Heaven, Secret 262
- Integrity (April 6, 2011)
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 5: The Pillar of Work
- The New World, Chapter 7: Facing Planetary Instability
- The Voice of the Revelation (April 14, 2011)
- Whom Can You Trust? (October 9, 2008)
- The New Messenger, Chapter 1: The Will of Heaven
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 1: Living in an Emerging World
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 3: The Pillar of Relationship
- Nature & Natural Disasters (September 8, 2008)
- Navigating the Difficult Times Ahead (September 29, 2008)
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 234: Knowledge serves humanity in all ways.
- Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume II, Chapter 1: Ambition
- The First Commitment (September 25, 2008)
- Relationships & Higher Purpose, Chapter 12: Establishing Relationships
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 4: The Pillar of Health
- Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume II, Chapter 25: Environments
- God Has Spoken Again, Chapter 3: The Engagement
- The New World: The Shock of the Future
- The Watchtower (February 17, 2009)
- Secrets of Heaven, Secret 4
- Marshall Vian Summers, March 10, 2012
- Faith, Work and Higher Purpose (January 12, 2009)
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 207: I forgive those whom I think have hurt me.
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 167: With Knowledge I am free in the world.
- Life in the Universe, Chapter 11, Unseen Forces in the Universe
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 6: What is the Greater Community?
- Trusting God (May 7, 2013)
- Integrity (April 6, 2011)
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 6: The Pillar of Spiritual Development
- Discernment in Relationships (February 13, 2009)
- The Allies of Humanity, Book Three, Seventh Briefing: Q & A
- Destiny (April 12, 2011)
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 7: Your Relationship with Your Spiritual Family
- MV Summers, Campfire Chat (April 13, 2013)