“Financial collapse will most likely be incremental and erosive with some serious declines along the way. Even if those declines are years away, you prepare for them now. Remember: “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Arc.”
“Assuring yourself of solutions is another way of not preparing. The NMG is here to make you strong on all fronts, no matter what is coming over the horizon beyond what you can see today.”
“Expecting or demanding solutions is not taking responsibility for your life and future. Living with bigger questions and facing challenge and uncertainty require courage, compassion, adaptation, wisdom and strength, things which can only be built and earned over time. People who do this create solutions where none existed before.”
“Here you must live with the questions and not rely upon assumptions parading as answers. The Great Waves will require 1000’s of solutions and great trials…
Tyyne_Society: … and effort. Most of those solutions do not yet exist.”
“The Great Waves requires a real balance within yourself, a balance between mystery and reverence on the inside and practical toughness on the outside, inner work and outer work to replace the mindless thinking and behavior of your life before. It is a rebuilding process and the GW’s is the assurance that there is no real alternative to doing this.”
“The GW’s will also forge real relationships based upon what you can do with others here and beyond. Without real needs and demands in life, nothing happens, but decay.”
“The experience of Knowledge rises with need.”
“Read the Chat throughout the week. Take on The Deep Evaluation, writing everything down in your study journal. Everyday you are either reinforcing strength or weakness. Everyday is precious.”
Robert_Society: Our study question for today that we’d like to discuss relate to movement and preparation in our lives for the growing change and challenge we all will be facing in a world being struck by the Great Waves of Change. With this in mind, we invite you to share your responses to the study question:
From the Session Study Plan: In reading or listening to The Great Waves and Your Life (or the Further Resources for this session), was there a specific passage, practice or directive that spoke to you most powerfully and that you feel you must stay with or even begin to practice in your life at this time?
If there is such a passage or practice, what does implementing it actually look like when applying it in your daily life, both now and going forward?
The Extraterrestrial Presence in the World Today
Selma London: It doesn’t always work for me to ‘walk around’ a question, for once I get flushed and flooded I need to have pen & paper at hand immediately, so as not to lose anything that occurs. It can all come at once, in a rush, and I must be ready to act upon it and write straight away, or I simply forget one insight to another, or cannot recall the wording, or lose the context which is often extraordinary and not the habitual way my surface mind considers things. Thus, even short phrases are easily lost or mislaid.
Knowledge comes in waves
I’m starting on a journey
The path is set
There’ll be lots to share, no fear.
2. You have to be prepared to take dramatic action–& U may have to act alone. U must be prepared to act; carrying out the steps in your preparation.
3. It is up to you to prepare for the future: Only what is essential & deeply meaningful to U should U focus on. You must prepare in advance, so U will be in a position to help others.”
This is for anyone who feels the real need to know. This education is the answer to this need. The need calls for preparation. The need initiates you to become a real student and enables you to prepare and to support your preparation. The preparation cannot come from within you. Only the ability to prepare and the desire to prepare can come from within you. The preparation must be given to you.
It represents a gift that corresponds to your deeper need.
It is the answer to the question that your need expresses.
Knowledge will free you and unburden you because that is its first purpose and requirement. What it will give you is something you have sought in all other…
This is for anyone who feels the real need to know. This education is the answer to this need. The need calls for preparation. The need initiates you to become a real student and enables you to prepare and to support your preparation. The preparation cannot come from within you. Only the ability to prepare and the desire to prepare can come from within you. The preparation must be given to you
What is Religious Education and who is it for?
“The human need around you will be immense—greater than any world war it will be. And you will have to be prepared to take care of people, people you do not even know perhaps, and to assist others in ways that will be new for you and unexpected. There will be great shortages of food and in some places great shortages of water. Your energy resources will become precious, difficult and expensive to gain access to. There will be political and economic instability, and there will be much civil unrest in many places in the world.” so for me I feel it is important to prepare and wait the calling from Knowledge to know where to go, when to go. and it socked…
Marilyn_USA: I have been participating in a community garden, and have been learning how to grow my own food. Also, I have started growing a few crops at home, on a small area of land. I am making plans to increase my land use for growing food, so that my small yard can help sustain me later on when needed.
Although right now, some of my crops get contaminated by weed spray from a neighbor, I am assuming that as food grows more expensive, more people will come to their senses and stop poisoning their soil.
Not simply to come up with exciting answers but really to try to penetrate going deeper than the surface where everyone is so caught up and your stillness practice is really your meditation because it enables your awareness to go deeper and to connect with Knowledge which knows and throughout Steps to Knowledge you set the stage for this inner connection and you have an opportunity to build this connection every day in little increments and your life begins to change and your values begin to change and you become more connected to yourself and you realize that you really want quiet more than stimulation and you realize you really want integrity more than thrills and you realize you want relationships that have real…
1.”You will have to live very differently.”
2.”The survival of your personality is not the issue here. It is the fulfillment of your mission. Do not look at the future, thinking and worrying about what you might lose.”
3.”Do not deny or condemn the circumstances of the world when, in fact, they hold the greatest possibility for your redemption and for your fulfillment here. This is the world you have come to serve.”
4.”You must be prepared to act. You may have to act alone. You have an opportunity to bring your life into order.”
5.“ Time is important now. Only what is essential and deeply meaningful to you should you focus on.”
6.” Receive it as a confirmation of what you most deeply know, for a confirmation it is.”
Building Your Ark
This is a long preparation. (Higher Powers)
Your roots go deep they spread in all directions. (Higher Powers)
When you are in your Spiritual Retreat you may seek the guidance of a Spiritual Teacher which could be appropriate if that Teacher is a Teacher of Knowledge and not simply a Teacher of methods and ideas. A Teacher who understands the deeper life a Teacher who will assist you in discovering and experiencing what you really feel and know about your circumstances.
You are seeking your own internal compass now, …
Cray Boulder: the quotes that have struck me the most are of simple directives I have known I must do–but have not done–and of simple things not to do. At the level of stuff to do today, days ahead of now, and next week or month really. A lot to be undone, unlearned. My those two chapters in GCS!
I am working on building the Work pillar in an incremental, way; acting upon certainty of Knowledge; I’ve had to be willing to face whats going on, one example, how overly difficult I let the personal mind make most things, out of OCD-like, fake idealism that is selfish and wasteful… I am working on taking action in the other Pillars building, as quickly as I can, I am working to be prepared for relationship and contribution through more participation.
I noticed again yesterday that I do best when the things to be accomplished are done quickly, efficiently, with a urgency, with a willingness to adapt, to change, to redirect my efforts–often to meet a deadline–yikes. Its when I give myself to…
Carol_Society: Once Again, A Few Reminders:
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THE STEPS VIGIL, May 26 – June 14, 2017.
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Here you discover that you are missing the greatest things in life you are missing the experience of affinity with others you are missing the appreciation of beauty in your environment you are missing the experience of gratitude for all the things that you have, and all the things that are working for you at this moment. You are missing connections with people you are missing opportunities you are missing the signs of danger or hazard.
There is a Watchtower there within you but no one is there it is empty, there is…
Alison_Boulder: Advocate for this Great Waves reality by joining the growing gatherings of New Message Advocacy. Every week we meet to navigate through the pathways to reach those waiting, with Society guidance. Exploring Facebook, Youtube, blogs and more while the world affords us the time, thousands can see the New Message and Allies Message pass by in front of them. Some stop… take it in, even just a little bit.. and we see them later perhaps in this Campfire Chat. Advocacy in your demonstration and concerted actions brings people to a new life, and give them the possibility of meeting our Messenger in his time.
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Here you will learn to be grateful even for your mistakes for they will teach you and give you the gifts of wisdom, and here you will look at other people’s mistakes which before you used to condemn and react to, now you are looking at them with a different awareness to see how they are teaching you about wisdom and showing you the consequences of living without…
Here you begin to live a very different kind of life, a life of engagement a life of clarity a life where you are discerning the movement of Knowledge within yourself and the movement of life around you. Here you put yourself in a position to gain the maximum value from the guidance the protection and the wisdom of Knowledge. It now becomes your guiding compass and replaces your fear your anxiety your denial and your self repudiation that dominated you before. (The Watchtower)
This is the gift of taking The Steps to Knowledge. (The Watchtower)
This is God’s New Revelation. This is what it is meant to produce. There must be many strong contributors in the world now, or humanity faces a great and precipitous decline.
Let this be your understanding.”
If you are going to enter uncertain times, you must have this opening within yourself, this ability to listen, not for answers or explanations, but to listen to cultivate the ability to be inner-directed so when the moment comes when Knowledge must speak to you, you will be able to respond, and you will be able to feel the movement of that message moving you.
You practice stillness not to get anything, but to learn to be still. You learn to be still so that you can feel and listen. You listen to develop the ability to listen so that when you are out in life, Knowledge within you can speak to you, guide you and hold you back when that is necessary. (Great Waves of Change Chapter 12)
“The visitors understand that humanity’s greatest abilities also represent its greatest vulnerability. People’s longing for individual redemption represents one of the greatest assets the human family has to offer, even to the Greater Community. But it is also your weakness. And it is these impulses and these values that will be used.” The Extraterrestrial Presence in the World Today
There are no easy answers there is only intention and the will to prepare and the preparation has many steps which you cannot discern at the outset. You have to follow the power of Knowledge within yourself and the power of Knowledge within others. In the future there will be many dangerous and foolish leaders. They will lead humanity into ever greater danger and despair. (Building Your Ark)
Kelvin_Boulder: Thanks Mary, going back to capturing insights. Being able to to have all my journals in digital form will help tremendously.
Bob Easton CT: Yes, I’m returning to the pen and papers thing… specially handy at night when thoughts come in unannounced.