“Condemning the world is like walking the floors of the hospital and complaining that everyone is sick.”
“People, individually, usually break down before they can change. Nations follow this same course, deferring constructive action as long a possible, breaking down before they can change, if they ever will. Break down is part of the process of change living in Separation. We must accept this.”
“Yet while breakdown in nations may be unavoidable on a large scale, it is still a tragedy of immense proportions. A significant percentage of the human family may not survive the Great Waves in the decades ahead.”
“A major report came out recently that it will take 3 trillion dollars— $3,000,000,000,000 —to repair the basic infrastructure within the US alone—roads, bridges, dams, power grids, sewage systems etc. The seeds of constant functional breakdown are all around…
jeanine_Society: … us and beneath our feet while political and personal crisis draw us away.”
(For Perspective, in fiscal year 2015, the entire federal budget was $3.8 trillion. These trillions of dollars make up about 21 percent of the U.S. economy, as measured by Gross Domestic Product, or GDP. It’s also about $12,000 for every woman, man and child in the United States.)
Carol_Society: The Core Revelation for this month, “Seeing, Knowing and Taking Action,” Ch. 14 in The Great Waves of Change, affords us the opportunity to further develop the critical practices described in this revelation. As world conditions and events continue to escalate from day to day, we need more than ever to be able to See: what do we see? To Know: what do we Know? And to Act: what must we do?
In reading the Core Revelation for Month Two, Seeing, Knowing and Taking Action, what impacted you the most?
The second error is that people will not be with what they see.
Here you will have to override your social conditioning and your weaker tendencies—disappointing other people, breaking the chains that hold you in place. The power to do this comes from your determination not to be a slave to other forces, not to be bound and hindered by things that are not true and genuine. You build the strength to do this by doing this. This is what will carry you forward.”
Wow what a powerful verse, a habit hole of self inquiry.
rayhobbs_Colorado: Your relationship with your family members is very important in shaping your perception and in determining your actions. These things all replace the natural inner guidance that God has placed within you, a deeper mind within you called Knowledge. Knowledge lives within you, beyond the reach and the realm of your intellect. And it is guiding you and providing wisdom for you every day. But if your mind is locked, if your feelings are withheld, if you are in judgment against yourself and other people, you will not hear this counsel. You will not be able to receive this wisdom and this guidance.
It is as if you are locked up in a prison of your own mind—unable to feel, unable to relate, unable to see clearly from your vantage point, held in place by your own judgments and feelings and inability to express yourself constructively. Even if you are living in wealth and splendor, you are like a prisoner in your own mind. You feel withheld, you feel choked by your own irresolutions regarding…
I was struck by the framing of humanities ability to adapt as both a strength and weakness. It begs the question, what in my life requires my adaptation and what in my life requires me to resist adapting to?
Alio: Regarding development, seeing, knowing and acting, I have been at times perplexed as I continue to do the preparation. I know it never ends, not even after this world. When to act has perplexed me at times. I posted the following at “Students of Steps to Knowledge” group page for discussion because discussions in chat are difficult for me and I am a bit clumsy. I will look forward there for some conversation but will likely just observe here today. NNC
Good morning all,
With the Campfire chat coming up soon to discuss “seeing, knowing and acting” in a world literally on fire, what comes up in me that I’ve been feeling the need to discuss, is what has seemed a contradiction….. or perhaps rather “an important discernment” would be a better term, for the instructions to withhold acting in the world while preparation has time to mature, “what might be a very long time”, while the world is calling for urgent actions right now.
I know that various degrees of evolution exist in each…
Alio: … of us from previous experience, previous stillness practices prior to the New Message upgrade, previous engagements with the world and with life. I know that we will each be activated at a proper time, but I also recall a reference to (paraphrased) “begin to act and learn as you go”.
I know the importance of “holding inside” and using restraint. I know the folly of acting without direction, confusing other voices with the voice of wisdom, but I also see the need to jump the nest and flap fledgling wings even if the first flight results in a flutter to the ground.
Knowledge has impacted every area of my life and some of those rub up against activities in the world where deceptions have distorted life’s intent. Some of these are in areas where those who have misused free will have evaded exposure and corrections by accusing those who would uncover their activities of being conspiracy theorists and producers of fake news.
I was concerned with Patricia’s instruction to “not pay…
Alio: … attention to conspiracies” and I hope that we can get perhaps some more consideration of that.
I’ve been having some conversations about what are called conspiracies. con-spire: To act together. We students conspire in a positive way. It goes on all day long everywhere in everybody’s life and in every aspect; we always act together, never alone, sometimes in a positive way, often in dishonest and life devastating deceptive ways.
The intervention, it’s secret manipulations, the high level gov secrecy, the designs for control….. this is all conspiracy in a negative way. It is real and to pay attention to it, to be active in this realm of reality makes us conspiracy theorists.
Conspiracies are real, both positive and very negative. Intentional deceptions are very real and are used on every point on the scale all the way from interpersonal all the way up to the planetary and other levels beyond.
When some one says, “Do not pay attention to conspiracies” they are saying “Do…
Alio: … not listen to anyone who says there is a hidden intentional deception.”
There is a wisdom in not falling into the overwhelm of fear and the energy depletion of diving into activity with every single conspiracy in the universe. Let Knowledge “choose you battles”, but do not refuse to “see” what it there because you have been told not to look.
When someone, when the world, when someone, ESPECIALLY someone high in power tells me to not pay attention……… I pay very close attention! I look. Sometimes I see something extremely disturbing to my smaller mind. But Knowledge is not afraid and sometimes am deeply compelled to act in a very committed way that appears to be almost obsessive to those who lice without purpose and direction.
I think this is a very important conversation as we grow together in Knowledge. Thank you for hearing me. NNC and may we act wisely, promptly and with great power under their counsel.
WHEN YOU ATTEND TO WHAT YOU KNOW and follow
what you know, This gives you inner confirmation. This heals
the division within yourself and brings real resolution to your
I think of the interventions subtle yet persistent influence in our environment, to what degree are we adapting to that? Is this an adaptation of resistance or submission?
THEREFORE, TREAT EACH PRACTICE PERIOD TODAY as a form of giving. Upon the hour, give yourself in each circumstance in which you find yourself. In your two deep meditation practices, give yourself completely. Do not come begging for ideas or information, but come to receive and come to give. As you give yourself, you will receive and in this you will learn the ancient law that to give is to receive. This must be born completely in your experience so that you may fully comprehend its meaning and its application in the world.
YOUR PRACTICE IS YOUR GIFT TO GOD. Your practice is your gift to yourself. Come to your practice…
Forgive others. Forgive those who seem to err against you and the world. Ask yourself what genuine need they are attempting to express and fulfill by their behavior. Practicing forgiveness will save your emotional energy and keep your mind clear.
Overall, the world we see is being influenced by the Intervention. But trying to know that any one indecent or phenomenon is coming from the Intervention feels like very dangerous thinking.” http://www.newmessage….-2017
Carol_Society: REMINDERS & ANNOUNCEMENT::
The 24th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOCIETY will occur this Sunday, April 9. On this day in 1993, The Society for the New Message was established in the US as an independent religious non-profit organization whose mission is to assist the Messenger in bringing the New Message from God into the world.
CAMPFIRE CHAT TRANSCRIPTS can be found here: http://www.newmessage….ripts
Today’s Chat transcript will be posted at the of our discussion.
THE STEPS VIGIL, May 26 – June 14, 2017.
The Steps Vigil is a worldwide commemorative broadcast event honoring the 20-day period in which Steps to Knowledge was received by the Messenger in 1989.
For more information: https://www.newmessage…vents
My preparation mostly will be the practise of stillness and inner listening.Doing the steps.
Learning about natural healing is also were I am focusing on.
What the future will bring is a mystery to me I can only do the step that lays ahead of me.
Here is a video coordinated by the Society that you can begin to engage with on the New Message Facebook page- commenting, sharing, liking: https://www.facebook.c…27236
“I am free because I desire to give.” step 310. Nasi Novare Coram