You cannot make Knowledge a science, for science is within the domain of the mind and Knowledge is beyond it.
When Knowledge is moving you, you will know it. It will be happening at a deeper level beyond the surface of the mind. Pray to Knowledge to move you where it must take you and be ready to respond and follow what it gives you to do. If you are not sure you can respond and follow this, then Knowledge may wait, waiting for you to be ready to do the work you really need to do.
Science is appropriate in providing a framework and tools for taking the Steps to Knowledge. The NMG, through many revelations, provides the pathway, this framework and a great pallet of tools to use each day if we can remember to apply them and to increasingly pay attention to our deeper experience and to the world around us. Knowledge dwells in the realm of our deeper…
Darlene_Society: … experience. Steps is here to take us there.
If you are too busy or tired, use your longer practice periods in stillness for rest and recovery. The mind and body both need recovery to function effectively. People load way too much stress and experience upon their minds which deadens the mind and makes real discernment very difficult to achieve. Obstacles in practice are often the result of this overload of experience in the mind. Before you can enter deeper states, your mind has to settle down. In practice, it can take an hour or more just to settle down. The pre-practice that Reed spoke of is also very important in allowing the mind to slow down and to establish a clear intention. The less your mind is burdened by overload, the faster you will be able to settle down.
Spiritual practice in the end is about re-establishing relationship—relationship with your deeper nature, with those who sent you here and with the Great Coordination of which you are naturally a part and destined to…
Darlene_Society: … engage with. It is the return to shared identity and true inclusion in life. It is the step-by-step journey out of Separation.
Forgiveness is complete when you have fully gained the wisdom from a past painful event, when real gratitude and learning can finally replace anger, anguish and remorse.
I also practice mental decompression using the hourly practice and moments of inner listening throughout the day.
At certain important junctures in your life where real outer change is needed, if you do not respond and take action, Knowledge has to wait. This holds everything up. The movement of your life is held back and Knowledge becomes silent waiting for you. You become stalled on the side of the mountain wondering why you cannot seem to make progress. If you find yourself in this situation, ask yourself and ask Knowledge, “Is there something I must do in my life now?” Ask this with the courage and intention to take action.
I think about what I want to do in that moment, and how often there is a deeper need underlying the desire for distraction, for stimulation. There is a deeper dismay at the tendency to overdo, to remain trapped on the surface of my mind, to run and keep ahead of a backlog of experience. And there are memories of those times of how great stillness and connectivity to a greater reality felt to me. And so, in this pre-practice time, I talk to myself, gather my experience together,…
After this, my mind so often naturally aligns behind the practice in stillness and perhaps a truth I would state to myself: “I seek Knowledge beneath and beyond all things in life.” “I want nothing more than to be still and to feel Knowledge again.” These statements become my mantra and my mind backs them with conviction instead of ambivalence.
This act of pre-practice and of clarifying my intentions before practicing stillness has actually deepened my meditations in tremendous ways over the past year. This has confirmed a truth that has been born out over the years for me: “In the end, you must want what you know: what you want, must align with what you know at key junctures in life in order to proceed.” (Reed Summers)
“I recommend that each of you make a list of all the directives given
in this teaching [Deepening Your Spiritual Practice] and choose a
few of them, which you feel especially speak to you, to practice
each day of this coming week and to share with us your experience
of doing this next week when we gather.”What has been your experience of this process in the past week?
• find out what your deeper nature is really like
• you have to choose again to keep goingAs well as 17 more detailed directives that spoke to me, such as:
• Watch the world and listen within yourself
• acquaint yourself with this deeper environment within yourself
• experience your deeper nature while you are out in the world
It is the first of these: ‘Watch the world and listen within’ that I began at the beginning of the month & mentioned last Campfire Chat. Practicing more in earnest this week is making me slightly more proficient at it, as it becomes more habitual, particularly in certain situations that are part of my routine. Then when I reenter more everyday circumstances I realise that I’m now coming from such a completely different place that I no longer get caught up or become judgemental so easily.
This last week I practiced, paying attention to my mind.. being object, alert, aware and observant., looking out the window—every-time I look at my living room window,(9×6) I end up mentally going to this practice from the watchtower—-
I realized that after all these years, I am still unable to reach a good state of stillness and I do need to focus on improving this. Sleep gets in the way of my practices too…but my new determination, thanks to Marshall’s recommendation, has helped me a lot last week.
From <http://www.newmessage….ledge> I have found that my mind becomes a bit like a magnifying glass and so everything, including old grievances, becomes magnified. Therefore, it’s best to deal with these things early on, and in any case at some point they’ll come up in a way that either action must be taken or old issues must now be let go of. I’m determined to no longer insulate myself from myself.
“Therefore, as you take the steps to Knowledge, do not judge them. Some you will like,…
That is why people cannot sit still for five minutes—running all the time, chasing after everything and anything, being stimulated every moment so they will not feel their true condition. They will not come to their deeper senses.
You cannot go into the future with a mind like that. Or you will not survive. You will not succeed. You will not be safe. You will not know what to do, and you will follow others who do not know what to do. You will be terrified, frustrated and angry, turning against others. It is a prescription for disaster at a level never seen here before.
That is why this Calling is so urgent, you see. That is why God has given a New Message…
“When we say that freedom is no choice, it does not mean that there is no choice. It just means that the choice is so obvious that it is as if there were no choice at all.”
Wisdom from the Greater Community: Volume II
Carol_Society: Our REMINDERS for today:
Just 2 weeks away! The 2017 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.
>If you plan to attend the Steps Vigil broadcasts in person, whether you are local or coming from a distance, please be sure to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
>For more information: https://www.newmessage…vents
VIDEOS of the 2016 Steps Vigil are still available here: http://www.newmessage….e-usa
CAMPFIRE CHAT TRANSCRIPTS can be found here: http://www.newmessage….ripts
Today’s Chat transcript will be posted at the end of our discussion.
Here is an example of a photo on Facebook created by a small team of volunteers that invites one to a Greater Life: https://www.facebook.c…ype=3And Advocacy Gatherings meet every Thursday at Uberconference.com/NewMessage, 6:30 MDT and 7 BST. You are welcome! In a concentrated setting we work to share the burden of the Messenger and come closer to the work of the Society.
@MVS & Patricia & Reed & all who contribute so much: thank you all for demonstrating and creating/expanding our practice with practices to engage in, thank you for this rich curriculum with which to engage with the New Message from God and to engage with Deepening your Spiritual Practice revelation. I am finding so much here. So much in a…