Knowledge defined

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"God’s intelligence, a deeper mind within you."[1]

"It is born of God. It is God's Will within you. It is your True Self." [2]

"Knowledge is the core strength that you have, the core integrity, the core certainty, the core power. It is the source of the enduring love within you."[3]

"The greater intelligence that God has placed within each person as a potential."[1] "Knowledge is the certainty that God has placed within you to carry into a very uncertain world, to carry into a world of grave circumstances, a world of instability, a world where the threat of ruin and destruction is always there to some degree. This is a deeper certainty that is not based on ideas or ideology, but upon the presence of God within you and beyond you."[1]

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A relationship, not a possession

“The intellect can never fully comprehend Knowledge. It can only follow it and serve it and receive its blessings and greatness. But Knowledge remains ever mysterious because it is a doorway to God. It is your connection to God. It is how God speaks to you. It is where the Divine impulses enter your experience and awareness in life.” [4]

"God has given humanity a deeper Knowledge that resides within each person, a deeper intelligence beyond the realm and the reach of the intellect—an intelligence that cannot be corrupted, persuaded or adulterated in any way. It is this power of Knowledge that represents your core strength and the source of your integrity and your ability to see beyond deception in any form." [5]

"Knowledge is not only intuition or certain kinds of urges or feelings or sensations or insights or recollections or premonitions— it is a living Spiritual Presence within you, the Mind behind the mind, the Spirit within the mind, a Spirit that is not an individual, but a Spirit that is flowing through you as an individual, a Greater Power expressing itself. It is not yours to own and claim, it is not your private domain or private property, and it is not your little section of Heaven. Instead, it is a great and abiding Spiritual Presence that passes through you and abides with you." [6]

"In the Greater Community, Knowledge is the essence and substance of all religious experience. It transcends the expressions of this experience in terms of theology, devotional ritual and spiritual practices, which vary considerably from one world to another world. However, the essence of spirituality—the motivating factor in religion, the real call of religious experience—is Knowledge.”[7]

"Let us say that Knowledge is not the things that are usually associated with it. It is not ideas. It is not a body of information. It is not a system of belief. It is not a process of self-evaluation. It is the great mystery of your life. Its outward manifestations are profound intuition, great insight, inexplicable knowing, wise perception in the present and in the future and wise understanding of the past. But despite these great achievements of mind, Knowledge is greater than this. It is your True Self, a Self that is not apart from life." [8]

"At the very surface of Knowledge is the experience of profound intuition, the experience of profound insight and knowing" .... "Beyond the surface is the total experience of life in this world and beyond this world for you to have while you are still here. That is what reassociates you with life beyond and enables you to fully be a contributor while you are in the world. In all practical aspects, this is complete fulfillment while you are here." [9]

The Power of Knowledge

"The compelling force of Knowledge is so strong that it overrides anything that the world can set in its way. This level of commitment is the greatest demonstration of God. It is powerful, unending and compassionate. It has vitality. It is driven from something beyond this world. It is an uncommon, relentless force. It does not care about costs and obstacles; it cares about practical functioning. People with Knowledge will be uncommon and potent. They will not be alone, unless by choice." [10]

"Knowledge looks, listens and acts. How simple this is and how completely effective. Knowledge is not distressed with doubt and confusion, comparison and evaluation or judgment and condemnation. Knowledge is not beset with the need for justification, the need for compromise, the need to prove itself to be better than others, the need to control, the need to manipulate or the need to gain a better advantage. Knowledge is not concerned with survival. This is what makes it the most potent force in the world. Because Knowledge is essentially good and inherently filled with grace and because it is only concerned with spiritual advancement and worldly accomplishment in the truest sense, it is without conflict of interest and without flaw. What else can you imagine that possesses these qualities?"[11]

The reliability of Knowledge

"Knowledge will always protect you. It will always set you in the direction of your advancement. It will always take you away from divisive engagements and will place you in contact with those who have the possibility of truly serving you. Sometimes Knowledge will put you in the proximity of someone whom you find very attractive, but with whom you cannot have a meaningful relationship, simply to teach you to become objective and to learn to look and to listen so that you may know."[11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The New Message for the Impoverished and Oppressed (April 18, 2008)
  2. Steps to Knowledge, Step 112: Review
  3. Enduring Love (March 12, 2011)
  4. Interdependence (July 4, 2008)
  5. Contact with Intelligent Life in the Universe (October 1, 2008)
  6. Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume Two, Chapter 16: Thresholds
  7. [http://www.newmessage.org/greater-community-spirituality-what-is-knowledge Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 4: What is Knowledge?]
  8. Steps to Knowledge, Step 10: What is Knowledge?
  9. Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume One, Chapter 30: Perception
  10. Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume One, Chapter 7: Freedom
  11. 11.0 11.1 Relationships & Higher Purpose, Chapter 12: Establishing Relationships