How Shall I Pray For A Student Of Knowledge?

How shall I pray for a student of Knowledge?

As I studied Steps to Knowledge, the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God, it first seemed like a relatively solitary practice. There were some people I would correspond with, but the steps were mostly speaking to my life story.

How shall I pray for a student of Knowledge?

As I progressed, the importance of my interactions with other students became clearer. Steps spoke of how every accomplishment is a group effort. The mission I came to the world to accomplish requires the development of others. A hope began to emerge for the success of my fellow students.

How shall I pray for a student of Knowledge? Step 121, “Today I am free to give,” and Step 122, “I give without loss today,” encouraged me to give strength of character and strength of faculty of mind. Something like this emerged:

“I give my fellow students contentment with following the Steps as given. I give them building and balancing the four pillars of their lives [relationships, work, health and spirituality]. I give them trust in their deepest inclinations.

I didn’t notice this the first time I studied Steps to Knowledge, but in the second time through, I noticed this paragraph of Step 342, “I am a student of Knowledge today,” as a prayer for students of Knowledge. It seems to work to pray it for one’s self, or to pray it for someone else.

Today you are a student of Knowledge. You are following your preparation step by step. You are learning to be unburdened of your own judgment and anxiety. You are learning to be confirmed by the presence of Knowledge within you and by the presence of love within your life. You are learning to honor yourself and learning to appreciate your world. You are learning to recognize your responsibility and learning to recognize the world’s need for this responsibility to be carried forth. You are learning to be still within and meaningfully engaged without. You are learning to receive. You are learning to give. You are learning to recognize that your life is being redeemed.

How shall I pray for a student of Knowledge? This is my prayer for you.

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What Is The Fragrance Of Knowledge?

What is the fragrance of KnowledgeThe New Message from God goes to great lengths to say people have a purpose for being in the world. The New Message from God tells me I have a mission in my life to fulfill. The New Message from God tells you you have come to work in the world. The New Message from God tells us there is a role for us to play in the world. All these ideas imply accomplishing specific tasks, meeting certain people, giving certain gifts.

What is the fragrance of Knowledge?

And yet, part of this mission, part of this work, part of this role seems to be cultivating a certain way of being. Steps to Knowledge is the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God. Step 353 of its 365 steps is “My True Home is in God.” The following step is “I must experience my True Home while I am in the world.” Here is a bit from that step.

“In your true home you are happy, you are included, you are complete, you are in relationship, you are a complete participant, you are essential and you are meaningful.”

I imagine that the Garden of Eden must have been something like this. I imagine that the life of the Prodigal Son, in the house of his generous, patient father, was something like this. I imagine that it is part of my role, my work, my mission to demonstrate these qualities. Being happy. Showing my inclusion in life. Not having to do or have anything to feel better about myself. Knowing and being known. Not waiting any longer for the world to begin. Doing what is necessary. Knowing I am necessary. I am told that if I approach Knowledge, the part of me that never left God, I will demonstrate these qualities.

What is the fragrance of Knowledge? I become happier just by thinking about it. I’m working on it.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

Responsibilities of the Messenger: Messenger’s Vigil 2018 Day Five

Responsibilities of the Messenger

responsibilities

The last day of the Messenger’s Vigil was devoted to exploring the Mission of the New Message from God and the responsibilities of its Messenger in the world. The New Message from God is a gift from the Creator of all life to help each person discover the deeper spiritual mind within them and with it their greater purpose in service to a world facing great evolutionary needs at this time.

During the Broadcast for Day 5 we spent a few moments considering just some of Marshall’s responsibilities and tasks, as listed here:

He is bringing a message of Revelation and redemption to the peoples of the whole world.

He is receiving the largest, most comprehensive and most inclusive Revelation in human history.

He is receiving a message for the entire human family, not for only one nation, religion, region or tribe.

He is bringing the New Revelation to the world and making it accessible.

He is presenting a new understanding, vision and experience of God.

He is revealing our timeless relationship and connection to God.

He is speaking to the reality of Knowledge in all people.

He is demonstrating a life of Knowledge and higher purpose in the world.

He is giving the sacred restoration to the individual.

He is demonstrating and revealing the true process of Revelation for the first time.

He is presenting the Voice of Revelation to the world for the first time.

He is establishing the community, the pathway, the organization and the leadership of the New Message for the future.

He is compiling the many thousands of pages of the Revelation into a series of sacred books.

He is bringing a Divine preparation for humanity’s emergence into the Greater Community.

He is bringing to humanity a new awareness of its place in the Universe.

He is bringing a Divine warning about the Great Waves of Change in the world.

He is reaching out to as many people as possible in his lifetime.

He is calling to the first respondents.

He is calling for greater Honesty.

It is not all up to him. Will others prepare to help him?

“If they do not respond and cannot respond and meet the requirements of their own calling, which is far less difficult and demanding than the Messenger’s, then the New Message may not build a hold or a footing in the world and be able to serve the world at this time as it is meant to do.” The Requirements of the Messenger.

These are consequential times.

“The goal is not happiness but preparation, readiness, contact, reunion and ultimately contribution to the world, wherever it may be appropriate for the individual. That is why the pursuit of happiness is so deceiving because the Revelation will make you uncomfortable. It will challenge you.” The Initiation.

Here I share on the last day of the Messenger’s Vigil in 2017 – Walking with the Messenger

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

Journey to a New Life: Messenger’s Vigil Day Four

Journey to a New Life.

Journey to a new life

This journey passes through several stages.

 

Vigil Day 4 Holding Vigil for people all over the world who are searching to take or who are engaging with a Journey to a New Life.

Our attention is drawn to a revelation of the New Message called “The Gift of a New Life.”

“To have a new life, you must do the work. It is not a spell that is put upon you. It is not taking some magic potion and having everything be different. It is not a form of addiction or intoxication. You will have to do the work. You will have to take the risks. You will have to make the decisions. You will have to disappoint other people. You will have to disappoint your own goals and ambitions. You will have to change your plans.”
Gift of a New Life

Journey to a New Life

DO NOT TRY TO DEFINE THE CHANGE
Accept the great change that is happening and leave the explanation open. You will not be able to understand it. Allow this change to occur. Do not try to define it.

LET THIS BE A MYSTERY
Allow it to be a mystery, for to you it will be a mystery. Mystery exists beyond the realm of the intellect. Honor this. Accept this… Now the Mystery is beginning to emerge. Let this happen.

LET CONFUSION EXIST
You will become confused about what to do regarding your relationships with people primarily, and secondarily your relationship with where you live, the work that you do, your activities, your hobbies, your interests and so forth. Let this confusion exist. It is healthy. It is natural. It is part of the transition.

YOU ARE IN TRANSITION
You are building a bridge to a new life. You are not yet fully living that new life. You are building a bridge. You are in transition. Transitions are confusing because you are moving from one understanding to another understanding, from one experience of life to another experience of life. The transitions mean that you cannot go back, and you have not gone far enough to go fully forward, so you have to be on this bridge, going through this transition.

LEAVE YOUR FUTURE OPEN
Leave your future open. Set aside plans beyond what you must do to simply maintain yourself in the world. Here you must have trust that clarity will come, and clarity will come when you feel you are prepared to move forward and are willing to move forward into new territory.

Journey to a New Life


SEEK QUIET MORE THAN STIMULATION
You will seek quiet now more than stimulation. You need to listen. You need to be quiet. You need to gain a greater connection to this emerging power within yourself.

SPEND TIME ALONE
You will seek time away from other people. You will seek time alone. You will not want to have constant stimulation. You will need the confidence to do this. Most people cannot sit still for more than five seconds before they are driven out of themselves again. Here you must sit and listen. Gaze at nature. Listen to the sounds of the world, the natural world.

GATHER YOUR RESOURCES AND CONSERVE YOUR ENERGY
You must gather your resources and conserve your energy so that you have time to be alone, to learn to be still and to listen. You may find that the social activities around you will be aggravating and irritating to you, for you need something else now.

You are gathering your strength. You are gathering your resources. You are not throwing your life away. You want to plug up all the holes where your ship is leaking, where you are losing ground to others or to situations—through habit or through the designs of others.

YOU CANNOT TAKE AN OLD LIFE INTO A NEW LIFE
You have to disengage. You cannot take an old life into a new life, and so you are going through an incremental disengagement. Part of this disengagement is physical. It has to do with your activities and involvements with others. But much of it is internal. It is your ideas. It is your compulsions. It is what you think you should do, who you think you should be, what you should have or how you should be with others. For this is where the social conditioning really takes place.

Journey to a New Life

EXCERCISE DISCERNMENT AND RESTRAINT
Limit the influences around you. Be silent with those who proclaim themselves, who have strong points of view regarding the world. Do not enter into debate at this point. Do not contend with others. Do not argue the issues. Do not assert your ideas. That is not important now and will be counterproductive for you.

TAKE TIME TO BE WITH THE PRESENCE OF KNOWLEDGE
Take time to be with the presence of Knowledge within yourself. Take time to take the Steps to Knowledge, to study the Steps to Knowledge and to place yourself in a position where they can reveal their greater truth to you.

BE A RECIPIENT
Your task is to follow the emergence of Knowledge within yourself, to be true to that, to be the recipient, to pull yourself in, to take the time it takes for a great emergence to happen within you

BE PATIENT
And do not be impatient, for what your are coming to know will emerge in its own time. You do not yet realize the magnitude of what is happening or how great its possibilities for the future will be.

STUDY THE PATHWAY THE NEW MESSAGE HAS PROVIDED
At some point, it will be necessary for you to begin to study the pathway that the New Message has provided: to take the Steps to Knowledge, to read the Wisdom from the Greater Community and to learn about Greater Community Spirituality, listen to the Voice of Revelation. This will be like food to you, food for your heart, food for your soul.

Read more about the buildup to the awakening during Day 4 of the 2017 Messenger’s Vigil – Living the Way of Knowledge.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

Greater Context and Greater Relationships: Messenger’s Vigil 2018 Day Two and Three

Greater Context and Greater Relationships.

Greater context

Vigil Day 2 Holding Vigil for people all over the world who are searching for a Greater Context: Contact and Humanity’s Emergence in the Greater Community

This day of the Vigil is particularly for those who, from a very early age, have felt their life would be part of a great transition. They cannot give definition to this feeling, it is coming from a deeper place within them, and it orients them in a certain direction, if they are ready to follow it. This is a disturbing transition, we are moving into a persuasive environment, and we need to have our wits about us. We cannot be falling victim to the persuasion of those alien races visiting us to take advantage of a weak and divided humanity.

Marshall says, “There are so many things that we assume to be true that aren’t true, and so many things we have never thought of that are true in this great revelation about life in the universe called the Greater Community.” Life has brought us to this great threshold. How will we respond? Greater Community people are in the world, who are here to help support humanity through this tremendous challenge.

Does this apply to you? Are you a Greater Community person?

Greater Context and Greater Relationships

Vigil Day 3 Holding Vigil for people all over the world who are searching for a new experience of God and wish to find God beyond religion.

Marshall speaks to us. “The New Message from God is about relationship. What is important to understand here is that we have a relationship with God. This relationship is not based on belief, although belief may be our starting point, and for many people it is. It is not based on religious orientation, because our relationship with God existed before there were any religions. It is not based merely on point of view, but on a deeper resonance within us.

“Our goal in life is not to experience God, or to transcend the world, or to engage in ardent spiritual practice to experience the Divine. Our relationship with God is based on what we are here to do. Because our world is not a place of being, like our Ancient Home, it is a place of doing. It is place of action.”

Greater Context and Greater Relationships

The chapter “Your Most Primary Relationship” in Relationships and Higher Purpose says, “You have come into the world to work. God has sent you and you have sent yourself, because there is the perfect Knowledge that you need to be here.”

“Perfect Knowledge,” says Marshall and continues, “What is this telling us? This is telling us that our relationship with God is about what we came here to do. God redeems us by giving us something important to do.”

What is the goal and spiritual purpose of relationships? What is our deeper need in seeking relationships and how does relationship enable us to discover our higher self? Marshall Vian Summers talks about the real reason we seek relationship and the possibility of future relationships in empowering us to discover our higher purpose in life.

Here you can review the Messenger’s Vigil 2017 on Coming of the Greater Community and Understanding the Great Coordination.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

Take the Journey to Find the Answers: Messenger’s Vigil 2018 Day One

Take the journey to find the answers.

take the journey

This past week, from January 24-28, 2018, the Worldwide Community of responders to the New Message from God gathered once again for the Messenger’s Vigil to commemorate the appearance of the Messenger in the world and learn more of his journey, responsibility and mission.

This is an annual event in the life of the New Message, and it is my experience that it builds and grows with each passing year. Posts on the Messenger’s Vigil in previous years can be found here.

Vigil Day 1. Holding Vigil for people all over the world who are feeling the calling and the stirrings of Knowledge within them.

What is the Messenger’s Vigil?

Patricia gives a definition of what it means to keep vigil. “It’s a time, a period, of keeping awake when usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or to pray, an observance, looking into the future, a retreat.”

She goes on to say, “In this Messenger’s Vigil we have the opporutnity to join with Marshall who feels compelled to take this time just to consider very directly the needs of the world, the people of the world, and all life in this world, given what we are facing collectively.”

What is Spiritual Awakening?

Reed speaks on the experience of spiritual awakening, what it is, and how you can know if it is happening to you.

Take the journey to find the answers.

Next we have the privilege of hearing Marshall speak to us at the deep level of our being, during which he gives us some things to consider and some questions to be with.

He begins by saying, “I am going to speak to you at a deeper part of you, the part of you that was you before you came into the world, the part of you that will be you after you leave this place. I am going to speak to you at this level, because at this level your life is already committed, your life is already connected, your life is already true.”

This video, which presents Marshall’s address to us in full, is called “14 Truths about Spiritual Awakening.”

After I had transcribed the entire thing and began working through it to identify the 14 Truths, I came up with a much longer list. Marshall’s talk is full of deep truths, and perhaps each of us will find the ones that speak most directly to us. I offer the 14 Truths that spoke to me.

Take the journey to find the anwers.

In order to experience a spiritual awakening, I must:

Build a connection from my thinking mind to the deeper mind within me.

Be a person on the ground with one foot on each shore, a bridge over which great things can pass.

Choose what to follow: Knowledge, the bigger part of me, or my worldly mind, the little part of me.

Pay attention to inner voices, deep feelings, signs, messages – what are they telling me?

Understand the meaning of reality: reality is everything beyond my thoughts and beliefs.

Take the journey to find the answers.

Spend my life wisely, for it is important.

Suspend judgment and evaluation.

Choose what I practice.

Choose who I am with and be aware of the influence they have on me.

Understand that happiness is not a goal, it is the result of the things I do.

Realize that I am here for a purpose, that Knowledge holds my purpose for me, within me, but my calling is out in the world.

Be aware that my life is a precious opportunity to discover and express Knowledge.

Refrain from self-condemnation, for how can I condemn myself when I don’t know who I am?

I am being with these truths and allowing them to perculate down from my worldly mind into the depths of my being as I take the journey to find the answers.

The Messenger’s Vigil 2017 – Taking the Journey.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

We Don’t Ask For Much, Only Your Sainthood

We don't ask for much, only your sainthood.

I believe someone will say something like the following to me. “Douglas, you have told me countless times that there is a New Message from God in the world. I don’t believe it. However, your pig-headed devotion has convinced me you mean what you say. Therefore I am willing, possibly even curious, to know what your New Message has to say about certain things. What does the God of the New Message require of me?”

We don’t ask for much, only your sainthood

The New Message from God teaches that there is a part of you that never left God. You brought it with you when you came into the world. We call it Knowledge. The God of the New Message wants you to reclaim your Knowledge, and allow it to express itself in the world.

“How do I know such a thing is even possible?”

Because it has been done in the past. Some of the people who have accomplished this are better known than others. They followed various paths to get there. I say the greatest saints and strongest contributors of human history are people who reclaimed Knowledge.

“Why is this so important now?”

Because humanity is facing difficult times ahead, unprecedented challenges. It is standing on the threshold of emerging into a greater community of intelligent life. So it’s not just about your self-realization, but the welfare of humanity.

“What must I do to reclaim this ‘Knowledge?'”

Part of the New Message from God is a book called Steps to Knowledge. It is a book of spiritual practice. It is a book of 365 steps that lead a person in the direction of reclaiming Knowledge. I reviewed it here. I wrote about my experience of Steps to Knowledge here and here.

We don’t ask for much, only your sainthood. Maybe you have issues with the word “sainthood.” If you prefer, we don’t ask for much, only your strong contribution. There must be many strong contributors in the world now, or humanity faces a great and precipitous decline.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

I Dream An Anthem Of The World

I dream an anthem of the world

How do you feel when you hear the national anthem of your country? The national anthem of my country is The Star-Spangled Banner. It speaks of the gallantry of the men who defended the country in the War of 1812. As I hear it and sing it, I feel a stirring in my soul. I feel gratitude for the efforts and accomplishments of those men in the past. I aspire to emulate their bravery.

I dream an anthem of the world

I don’t blame you if you feel something similar when you hear the national anthem of your country. Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) wrote:

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
“This is my own, my native land!”

I dream an anthem of the world

I dream an anthem of the world. At a certain point, something happened. I do not claim to know when this happened. The unity of humanity became more important than the success of any one nation. The New Message from God teaches this in the revelation “Entering the Greater Community.” This teaching is one of the chapters in the book “The Greater Community.” When the New Message from God speaks of the greater community, it speaks of a greater community of intelligent life. Humanity is emerging into this greater community at this moment.

“If you begin to think within this larger arena of life [humanity’s emergence into the greater community], you will begin to see things you could not see before, and you will see that human unity and cooperation are not simply a desirable future goal or a preferred option, but instead a necessity to assure the freedom and the future of the human family.”

I feel a desire for a song that celebrates human unity, and stirs my soul as much as The Star-Spangled Banner does. American author Robert Heinlein (1907-1988) imagined such an anthem. He didn’t write the words or the music, but imagined the title: “Hymn to Sovereign Peace.”

As I ponder such an anthem of the world, I hear a melody in my mind’s ear. It is the melody of the Christian hymn “In Christ there is no East or West.” John Oxenham wrote this hymn in 1908.

In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no south or north,
but one great fellowship of love
throughout the whole wide earth.

As I ponder such an anthem of the world, there is an emotional tone I feel. It is the feeling of the poem “I Dream a World” by American poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,

Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!

I dream an anthem of the world. Who knows, maybe it is a foolish dream. All I know is that it is a dream that I must dream.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

Please Give Me A Slice Of Cottleston Pie

Every so often people in two unrelated corners of my world recommend a book to me. I consider this a small nudge from the universe. The universe recommended “The Tao of Pooh” by Benjamin Hoff to me in this way. A particular chapter in this book spoke eloquently to my condition.

Please give me a slice of Cottleston Pie

The chapter that resonated with me is the chapter titled “Cottleston Pie,” a song that Winnie-the-Pooh sang in the 1926 children’s classic “Winnie-the-Pooh” by A. A. Milne.

Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie,
A fly can’t bird, but a bird can fly.
Ask me a riddle and I reply
Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie.

Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie,
A fish can’t whistle and neither can I.
Ask me a riddle and I reply
Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie.

Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie,
Why does a chicken? I don’t know why.
Ask me a riddle and I reply
Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie.

Please give me a slice of Cottleston Pie. A fly can’t bird, but a bird can fly. That’s asymmetrical. It sounds a little unfair to the fly to me. But people have different abilities. Steps to Knowledge, the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God, addresses this subject. Step 12 of the 365 steps of Steps to Knowledge is “My individuality is to express life itself.

“This distinction does not elevate you above or place you below anyone else. It merely pinpoints the real purpose behind your individuality and its great promise for the future. You are here to express something.”

Please give me a slice of Cottleston Pie. A fish can’t whistle and neither can I. If a fish judges itself by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Step 83 of Steps to Knowledge asks:

“What has disappointed you but the misappropriation of your abilities? What grieves and angers you but the misappropriation of other people’s abilities.”

Benjamin Hoff connected this song to a passage from the writings of Chuang-tse:

Hui-tse said to Chuang-tse, “I have a large tree which no carpenter can cut into lumber. Its branches and trunk are crooked and tough, covered with bumps and depressions. No builder would turn his head to look at it. Your teachings are the same–useless, without value. Therefore, no one pays attention to them.”

“As you know,” Chuang-tse replied, “a cat is very skilled at capturing its prey. Crouching low, it can leap in any direction, pursuing whatever it is after. But when its attention is focused on such things, it can be easily caught with a net. On the other hand, a huge yak is not easily caught or overcome. It stands like a stone, or a cloud in the sky. But for all its strength, it cannot catch a mouse.”

“You complain that your tree is not valuable as lumber. But you could make use of the shade it provides, rest under its sheltering branches, and stroll beneath it, admiring its character and appearance. Since it would not be endangered by an axe, what could threaten its existence? It is useless to you only because you want to make it into something else and do not use it in its proper way.”

These words are an open window to me. People have had beautiful dreams of making me into something all my life. They have all failed. I have felt utterly uncooperative in not responding to their efforts to make me into something. I sometimes feel like I have been like Hui-tse’s crooked, tough, bumpy tree, not good for being made into things. But in the world of Knowledge, it is as if people rest under my sheltering branches, and stroll beneath me, enjoying the bumps on my branches. In the world of Knowledge, I find things to be good for, and they find me. I trust my deepest inclinations, and it seems to help. Steps to Knowledge makes such a promise in Step 231, “I have a calling in this world.

“You have a calling in this world because you were sent here to do something. It is for this reason that your mind is the way it is and that you have a specific nature that is distinct from others. As your calling emerges, you will realize why you think and act the way you do, and all of this will be brought into true balance and harmony. This will erase all cause you have for self-condemnation, for your nature represents a usefulness that you have not yet realized. In other words, you are made specifically for something that you have not yet comprehended. Prior to this you will resist your nature, thinking it is a limitation upon you. In time, you will realize that it is an invaluable resource for accomplishment, for you have a calling in the world.”

I’m not quite there yet at realizing my nature as an invaluable resource for accomplishment, but I’m working on it. Please give me a slice of my inner nature. Please give me a slice of Cottleston Pie.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

We’ve Got To Make Noises In Greater Amounts

The Whos make themselves heard. We've got to make noises in greater amounts

I took great joy in my childhood in the story “Horton Hears a Who!” by Theodore Seuss Geisel, writing and drawing under the name of Dr. Suess. In this story, Horton the elephant hears the cries for help of the microscopic Whos, who live on a dust speck on a stalk of clover. The other animals consider Horton’s perception of the Whos as a delusional fantasy. It is only at the very end of the story, where the Whos, through a united, monumental effort, make themselves known to the other animals.

We’ve got to make noises in greater amounts

I share this story because I feel a similarity between the New Message from God community and the Whos. We have been making significant efforts for some time now to publicize the idea that there is a new message from God in the world. You can imagine that many people have rejected that claim as not merely false, but implausible or non-well-formed gobbledygoop. That’s how the animals responded to Horton’s testimony of the Whos.

We’ve got to make noises in greater amounts! And in 2017, we did. Our hopes and efforts were rewarded in that the New Message from God was mentioned in multiple places in print and electronic media.

In August of 2017:

In November of 2017:

In December of 2017:

In the story of the Whos, the Mayor of Whoville told a young Who, “We’ve got to make noises in greater amounts! So open your mouth lad, for every voice counts!”

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.