“Building the Four Pillars of your life is not just for personal enhancement. It is your vessel for the stormy seas ahead.”
“There is no running away from the Great Waves of Change. See this as a great motivator for you to take the Steps to Knowledge and to build a solid foundation for the future. Life is telling you to awaken from your dreams of happiness and despair to meet life head on. It doesn’t matter when the seas will rise. It only matters what you do today, tomorrow and each day to follow. “
“Make your energy footprint small. Build your financial foundation and work Pillar. Make sure you are in the right place with the right people for the right purpose.”
“Many things can produce sadness. Ask yourself, ‘is there something I need to know here?’ There may or may not be an answer to this.”
“Every time we gather here in the Chat or in person, we become stronger.”
“Knowledge needs me to…
Ellen_Society: … prepare to be able to be of greater service.”
“My prayer to Heaven: “Give me strength, wisdom and courage.”
It is like Steps to Knowledge is, well, helping you give birth to something bigger it is like the midwife for gaining your true creation. You are pregnant with this creation but you cannot give birth to it. It creates a pressure for you, you carry it around and as it grows bigger it becomes more of a burden but you need help delivering it Steps to Knowledge is like the delivery mechanism Steps to Knowledge and the people who can take the journey with you who really enable you to come through. (Taking The Steps to Knowledge)
“So the DEEP EVALUATION is really an evaluation of what you are giving your life to and what you are assigning in life to be your chief influences,
For every relationship represents an influence.” ~ The Deep Evaluation
I try to listen to the Knowledge but I only feel confusion. For now I focus on improving skills such as concentration, discernment, inner listening, courage …. rather than studying new content where I don’t see a clear future.
I also try to learn to live with uncertainty without falling into anguish. I think there are many people in this situation and worst situations in the world.
People who do not do this work will fail, and their failure will be very consequential for them and for others who are meant to be with them.”
-Love and Relationships
“your spiritual practice must focus on building and maintaining the Four Pillars of your life. This requires a lot of time and energy and does not look very spiritual at all. Most of these activities are quite mundane and perhaps do not fit in with your ideals or your ambitions.”
-Building the Four Pillars of Your Life
The road may not be very clear but the next step always is, we…
Ellen_Society: I find myself deeply concerned about the Great Waves. Just how will they affect my world? And will I have the strength to face them? I thought it might help each of us if we looked back over our lives to find times when our strength might already have been fostered.
My preparation for a Great Waves future began long ago when my young family, with two very small children, moved to a farm in Botswana. The land was semi-desert. We made the packed mud bricks for our thatched-roof home. There was no infrastructure in Botswana in 1960. Our farm had no electricity, no phone, and was on the other side of a great river from all amenities. Even if we could cross the river, it was an 8 hour drive to a town, a doctor, or assistance of any kind.
We had to be self-sufficient – grew our own food – took care of each other through illnesses. We had nothing to distract us from the wonder of getting to know the Tswana people we spent time with, and the marvel of nature all around us. There were animals…
Ellen_Society: … of every sort – from elephants and baboons to giraffes, lions and crocodiles. The children and I roamed the area nearby our home, and drank in the pure, wild beauty of this distant land. We also lived through many severe dangers and difficulties there, challenges we weren’t sure we’d survive.
Since returning to America in 1970, I’ve become accustomed to all manner of ease. But our time in Botswana taught me that we could be intensely alive while living very simply. In a way life was richer: relationships became far more important. We were deeply aware of our essential interdependence with each other and with the environment. That era toughened me significantly for the Great Waves ahead.
Bhargav_Columbus: In terms of work pillar. I find the need to continually adapt myself to evolving changes. I know I cannot just sit and be happy with what I have right now. The era of complete automation and the human capability to build consciousness into machines do pose a threat to future work force requirements by demanding less and less human involvement in building our machines.
I feel like it is of paramount importance for me to be resilient and have a strong financial foundation. This will enable me to be of help to people in need when the times ahead become challenging.
Bhargav_Columbus: @Ellen. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Reminds me of the summers I used to spend in my Mother’s home town before she migrated to the City. Not as wonderful as yours but still pretty close
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THE STEPS VIGIL, May 26 – June 14, 2017.
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This is the Power of God within you. This is your connection to God. This is what will fulfill the deeper need of your soul, which goes unsatisfied by all the pleasures and excitements of the world. For the soul needs to realize its purpose and to fulfill it here in the world. That is the great need of your soul. And this need can be satisfied, even if civilizations are clashing, even if all hope seems to be lost in the minds and hearts of people around you.” (The Great Faith)
The Intervention knows this and we need to be so vigilant in the mental environment.
John Steinbeck: America and Americans
So many different fears are aroused as you bear witness to the emerging events around the world which represent the great waves of change that are coming to your community. And what will offset this growing sense of apprehension anxiety and concern but the enduring love within you.
You will want to run away into your hobbies and habits your obsessions your fantasies your dreams or watch movies and watch the dreams and fantasies…
As you take the Steps to Knowledge and unite your surface social mind with the deeper mind within you, you will have the strength to face these things with greater clarity objectivity and equanimity. You will feel the suffering of others you will feel the tragedy of change in the world you will feel lots of emotions being aroused within you by these arising and emerging situations but the enduring love will give you strength and countenance in the face of these things.
For Knowledge is not afraid of the world …. (Enduring Love)
The tragedies of the world will be more powerful in calling this love forth from you than even the loveliest of situations the most beautiful places the most pleasurable events, but the difficult situations will also arouse tremendous fear anxiety and denial. If you are too afraid to face the world objectively clearly without condemnation then the great love will not be aroused within you and the greater strength that you carry within you, the greater inspiration and power will not emerge. (7:45)
It is facing whatever life presents to you as honestly and objectively as you can, this will bring forth the power of Knowledge and with it the enduring love.
Therefore you must have the courage to face the great waves of change even if they are emerging on the horizon even if they are emerging today and tomorrow and in the days to come. Each is a…