I am a small part of a great work. At the 2020 Summit, I discovered that some French-speaking students proposed translating the New Message from God many years ago. These students were trusting their deepest inclinations. This has become a much larger enterprise since then, with translation in some stage in 34 different languages. The translator community translated roughly twice as many revelations in 2020, than in 2019.
Making noises in greater amounts
I am a small part of a great work. There are many students of the New Message from God who are tireless advocates on many different social media platforms. I believe their work has borne fruit. The Society for the New Message from God reported that 106,000 people engaged with the New Message from God on their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages in 2020. Furthermore, 413,000 people visited the New Message web site in 2020. I take great encouragement in these statistics. At present, I can only dream of the glorious day when the New Message has 106,000 students with the devotion our community currently demonstrates.
I am a small part of a great work. I have not spoken of the leadership efforts of Marshall Vian Summers and his associates here. But when I think of them, I recall this passage from the Tao Te Ching:
When the Master governs, the people are hardly aware that he exists. Next best is a leader who is loved. Next, one who is feared. The worst is one who is despised.
If you don’t trust the people, you make them untrustworthy.
The Master doesn’t talk, he acts. When his work is done, the people say, “Amazing: we did it, all by ourselves!” (Tao Te Ching 17, Mitchell)
One day, our community will say something like that.
The Bible teaches of times of rejection for Jesus. I am recalling Matthew 13:53-58 (New International Version)
When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offense at him.
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.”
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
The son of Mary, Jesus, hurries up a slope as though a wild animal were chasing him. Someone following him asks, ‘Where are you going? No one is after you.’ Jesus keeps on, saying nothing, across two more fields. ‘Are you the one who says words over a dead person, so that he wakes up?’ ‘I am.’ ‘Did you not make the clay birds fly?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Who then could possibly cause you to run like this?’ Jesus slows his pace.
I say the Great Name over the deaf and the blind, they are healed. Over a stony mountainside, and it tears its mantle down to the navel. Over non-existence, it comes into existence. But when I speak lovingly for hours, for days, with those who take human warmth and mock it, when I say the Name to them, nothing happens. They remain rock, or turn to sand, where no plants can grow. Other diseases are ways for mercy to enter, but this non-responding breeds violence and coldness toward God. I am fleeing from that.
As little by little air steals water, so praise Is dried up and evaporates with foolish people who refuse to change. Like cold stone you sit on, a cynic steals body heat. He doesn’t feel the sun. Jesus wasn’t running from actual people. He was teaching in a new way.
This poem is my Christmas gift to the lovers and followers of Jesus. When Jesus ran across the fields, I believe he hoped we would run from cold-hearted cynicism.
There has been a good deal of news recently regarding UFOs. This photo is one of the news items. It is said to have been “leaked” or unofficially released. The website The Debrief has done a good deal of work in investigating the context of this photo. They have spoken to members of the US Department of Defense, and members of the US Intelligence Community.
I see an unidentified standing still object
Anonymous sources tell us that someone took this photograph in 2018. The backseat weapons systems operator of an F/A-18 fighter jet took this picture with a cell phone camera. The fighter jet was somewhere off the east coast of the United States. This photo was part of a 2018 report from the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF). The pilots reported this object to be perfectly motionless, unlike a GPS dropsonde used in weather research. This photo has been widely distributed among the US Intelligence Community.
I see an unidentified standing still object. The UAPTF was only first mentioned in a 2020 New York Times article. But apparently it has been operating under that name as early as 2018. I infer from the wide distribution of the photo that the Intelligence Community is taking the UAPTF report seriously. The Department of Defense took roughly three years to confirm the leaked UFO videos of 2017 as genuine and complete. Will this photo be confirmed in three years? We’ll find out soon enough.
I see an unidentified standing still object. The New Message from God teaches what is currently a minority viewpoint on the subject of extraterrestrials.
There is a portion in the chapter “Being a Person of the New Message” that touched me. The larger context of this passage is the work to be done in escaping the shadows of the past. There is work to be done to effectively serve a world in transition. Here is the passage:
“You are a person of a New Revelation, and you become unbound and unhindered by the past, for you are the seed bearer of the future. You are carrying the vessel of the future.”
I am recalling a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) as I contemplate this passage. This poem is part of what has come to be known as “Rilke’s Book of Hours,” published in 1905. Here is the poem in German.
Du bist die Zukunft, großes Morgenrot
Du bist die Zukunft, großes Morgenrot über den Ebenen der Ewigkeit. Du bist der Hahnschrei nach der Nacht der Zeit, der Tau, die Morgenmette und die Maid, der fremde Mann, die Mutter und der Tod.
Du bist die sich verwandelnde Gestalt, die immer einsam aus dem Schicksal ragt, die unbejubelt bleibt und unbeklagt und unbeschrieben wie ein wilder Wald.
Du bist der Dinge tiefer Inbegriff, der seines Wesens letztes Wort verschweigt und sich den Andern immer anders zeigt: dem Schiff als Küste und dem Land als Schiff.
Here is the translation by Anita Barrows and Joanne Macy:
You are the future, The red sky before sunrise Over the fields of time. You are the cock’s crow when night is done, You are the dew and the bells of matins, Maiden, stranger, mother, death.
You create yourself in ever-changing shapes That rise from the stuff of our days– Unsung, unmourned, undescribed, Like a forest we never knew.
You are the deep innerness of all things, The last word that can never be spoken. To each of us you reveal yourself differently: To the ship as coastline, to the shore as a ship.
Can I carry so great a seed? I take joy in Rilke writing of the “deep innerness of all things,” No particular future is guaranteed. But the essence of everything can be approached. Can the world survive the difficult times ahead? Can humanity emerge into a greater community with its freedom intact? Can humanity keep Knowledge alive, when it has died in so many worlds? Can I carry so great a seed? All I know is that I must put forth my best effort.
When I started studying Steps to Knowledge in 2010, I didn’t think I would still be engaged with it ten years later. In fact, I didn’t think about what would be happening ten years later at all. I thought I might be insufficiently amused, and move on to something else. I was afraid I might be found incompetent as a student. Other unhappy thoughts assailed me along the way. But through some beautiful combination of inspiration, determination and relationship, I have continued to mine the riches of the New Message from God.
What lies ten years further down this road?
Around the time of my birthday in August of 2020, I had a feeling. I felt I should think the past ten years of engagement with the New Message from God, and weigh it in the balance of my experience. I declare that the New Message from God and I have been good to each other over the past ten years. I am happy to have gotten through the past ten years without creating a calamity or a disaster. I believe I’m much kinder and gentler to myself than I was ten years ago. I correct my errors and manage my weaknesses, but with a greater compassion. I find things to do, and they find me. To me, that is worth the world.
https://mysteryofascension.com/the-work-is-progressing-the-people-are-working/What lies ten years further down the road? I believe I have made a little progress in the Greater Community Way of Knowledge. I seem to need this journey to assist me in attempting to become a nobler and stronger person. I would like to think I have a sporting chance of giving my gifts to a troubled, yet promising world. Some things have been accomplished. So much lies beyond me. What lies beyond seems improbable or inconceivable in my current frame of reference. But I can prepare for it. Abraham Lincoln said “I will study and prepare myself, and someday my chance will come.” I will do likewise.
Where will we be in ten years? Rejoicing over the New Message being available in the languages of the world. Rejoicing over the good soil into which the seed of revelation has been sown. Rejoicing over those upon whom the rays of initiation have been shown. Rejoicing over the miracles in the world that have come from the presence of Knowledge, the efforts that have been made to mitigate the Great Waves of Change. Will I be able to say “Now, Lord, let your servant depart in peace,” like Simeon in the Gospels? I don’t know. But I’m ready to work on this impossible work. One day it will be merely difficult. One day it will be done.
Chuck Feeney has recently been in the news for an accomplishment that very few people have done. Earlier in life, he became a billionaire. While it’s true that not very many people do that, his accomplishment is even rarer. Over the course of the past 40 years or so, he gave away almost all of his wealth, roughly $8,000,000,000, to various charities.
Some have come to be benefactors
Nowadays, when anyone travels internationally, they are likely to find a duty-free shop in the airport. The goods sold there are free from taxation, because they are going to be used or consumed in another country. It’s like a chance to purchase something at a lower cost because you have already purchased a plane ticket. I’m telling you this to tell you how Chuck Feeney became a billionaire. He and Robert Miller started a chain of duty-free stores in international airports around the world. This company became known as Duty Free Shoppers or DFS.
He did his best to give in secret
Some have come to be benefactors. Many philanthropists desire to be known for their giving. Chuck Feeney was not afflicted with this desire. His foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, didn’t have his name on it. Atlantic Philanthropies gave money to projects in education, science, health care, aging and civil rights. These projects are in the U.S., Australia, Vietnam, Bermuda, South Africa and Ireland.
Feeney was remarkably successful in keeping his giving hidden until 1996. Feeney sold his stake in DFS to luxury goods firm LVMH in 1996. There was a dispute with his partner Robert Miller over the sale. This led to Feeney’s once-secret philanthropy being exposed in the run-up to a court challenge. Because of his wide travels and unpublicized giving, he became known as the “James Bond of philanthropy.”
Does money make you wealthy?
Some have come to be benefactors. The New Message from God has a radical approach toward money and wealth. Wealth is knowing what to do with what you have. Wealth is giving to something you know to be self-evident, but needing all the love you can give. Consider this sentence from Step 160 of the 365 steps in Steps to Knowledge. Steps to Knowledge is the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God. I have written a review of Steps to Knowledge here.
“Do not think that those who possess more objects than you are in any way wealthier than you are, for without Knowledge they are impoverished and will acquire things only to offset their misery and uncertainty. Thus, their impoverishment is compounded by their acquisition.”
“Look at the very wealthy with pity, for they have lost contact with the power of Knowledge in so many ways. And those that have rediscovered Knowledge will naturally become benefactors for humanity, for anyone who has great wealth must become a benefactor to humanity. Some people were sent into the world to do just this. Everyone must serve the well-being of humanity, but this well-being is now being challenged as never before.”
Who knows, maybe Chuck Feeney was sent into the world to do just this. I sincerely hope that other billionaires will follow in his footsteps.
This quote by Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) has been making the rounds in my world.
“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European or anything, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party of partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”
In the New Message from God, certain practices are identified as debilitating. Judgment is one of them, saying “this is good” or “that is bad.” Assumption is another one, saying “this is the case” or “this is not the case.” Yet another one is defining, saying “this is a that.” Suppose I look at something and say “this is a that.” My mind responds with “Ah, then that is likely to do the things that a that does.” But what if it doesn’t? Will I keep investigating, or surrender to the mental sloth of defining? A special case of defining is identifying, saying “I am an Indian, or a Muslim, or a Christian, or a European.”
But this isn’t where the mischief lies. Identifying is saying “This is my group. These are my people. This is my tribe.” In any group, people make efforts to be the leader of that group. People make efforts to get the largest share of the group’s resources. To identify means I want my group to be the leader over the other groups. It means I want my group to get the largest share of the world’s resources. I believe this is what Krishnamurti is getting at when he speaks of separation leading to violence.
Identity is tricky and sticky. So to be human is to be in a predicament. To be human is to use one’s capability to identify. This is going to lead to violence sooner or later. Step 290 of the 365 steps of Steps to Knowledge says the following:
“In the world you are a student—always. Every day, every hour and every minute you are learning and attempting to assimilate your learning. You are either a student of Knowledge or a student of confusion. You are either a student of certainty or a student of ambivalence. You are either a student of wholeness and integrity or you are a student of conflict and war. You can only learn from being in the world, and you can only demonstrate the result of your learning.”
While it is true there are things I identify as, I make great efforts to consider them as interim, contingent identities. The identity I feed and ratify and choose again is that of a student of Knowledge. I desire for no nation or religion to succeed at the expense of any other nation or religion. I will no harm to any other nation or religion. And when I do, I don’t want to.
Today, August 10, 2020, is a happy day on the Calendar of the Uniting World. It marks 75 years of humanity going without using a nuclear weapon in warfare.
We could evolve instead of self-destruct
By “nuclear weapon” I mean either a fission weapon or a fusion weapon. America used fission weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Nations of the world have only tested fusion weapons, also called thermonuclear weapons or hydrogen bombs. No nation has tested a fusion weapon since November 1, 1952 (No, I don’t believe North Korea). My people have refrained from using our most destructive weapon for almost 68 years. We have gone almost three years since the last nuclear test (September 3, 2017 by North Korea). I have written a number of posts about this happy day here, here and here.
What does the New Message from God say about nuclear weapons?
I have neglected to share what the New Message from God teaches regarding nuclear weapons. I am happy for an occasion to remedy this. The first book of New Message teachings is Wisdom from the Greater Community, Book One, published in the early 1990’s. One of the chapters in that book is a revelation titled “World Evolution.” Marshall Vian Summers received this revelation in November of 1987. The next two paragraphs are a quote from that revelation.
“Nuclear arms? I know that what I am about to say will get some of you going, but there will not be nuclear disarmament completely for a long time to come because people need something to hold themselves in check. People have given a greater authority to their creations than to themselves to keep themselves from attacking their neighbors.
So, nuclear arms will be with you for awhile, but they will decrease. It is part of the evolution of your world that humanity keep itself out of major warfare until its societies can unite. The world cannot afford another major war here. There cannot even be a local war anymore. This seems strange, but you see, it is established to allow things to come together. It is not good. It is not bad. It is foolish, but it is what humanity prescribes. There will be nuclear weapons in your life for a long time to come.”
This was spoken 33 years ago, and has proved to be true. I have wondered what is meant by “the evolution of your world.” I think it means “one of the scheduled stops on the world’s journey.” I consider the possibility that the world has figured out that it cannot afford another all-out war. We’re still working on renouncing local wars. We could evolve instead of self-destruct.
“It is necessary for people everywhere to understand that humanity is emerging into a Greater Community of intelligent life. Your world is being “visited” by several alien races and by several different organizations of races. This has been actively going on for some time. There have been visitations throughout human history, but nothing of this magnitude. The advent of nuclear weapons [emphasis mine] and the destruction of your natural world have brought these forces to your shores.”
In our world, any demonstration of strength by a nation draws the scrutiny of other nations. It is now common knowledge that the Soviet Union successfully infiltrated the Manhattan Project. But most people think from a purely human perspective. They haven’t yet considered the possibility of scrutiny and intervention from alien races or collectives.
A lot is said in not too many words
We could evolve instead of self-destruct. I find it remarkable that the New Message from God has said so little about something that concerns so many people. It has given me a frame for efforts at nuclear disarmament. Just because it seems difficult doesn’t make it a less worthy effort. If you are concerned about nuclear weapons, work on world unity.
People in my world are giving this article a great deal of scrutiny for multiple reasons.
First, the AATIP is now the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force. Maybe the very words “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon” is an attempt to avoid the saying of “UFO.”
Second, Congress directs this task force to release at least some of its findings to the public. When? Six months after the passage of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2021. We know this because of a report from the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on this legislation. Don’t ask me how the New York Times obtained this report, or knew to look here. The Senate is considering this legislation. The House of Representatives hasn’t considered it yet. This provision, like many provisions, may not survive the legislative process.
Third, there are three paragraphs devoted to a recap of the 2017 AATIP article. The Department of Defense declared that the funding for the AATIP had lapsed in 2012. In the article, that statement was exposed as untrue. I take great curiosity that basic facts regarding this story are still in dispute. Particularly the role of Luis Elizondo, (pictured above) whom this article mentions. Elizondo and others claim that he ran the AATIP. The Pentagon claims Elizondo had “no assigned duties” in the Defense Intelligence Agency. Furthermore, he was not associated with the AATIP at all. Who should we believe? Elizondo was a source in the 2017 AATIP article. Therefore, I believe the New York Times believes him. Given that the report of the AATIP’s non-existence was a lie, maybe I should believe him. The case against Elizondo is made here. Day by day the evidence grows.
Fourth, there is a great deal of interest in the testimony of Dr. Eric Davis. In this article, Davis asserts regarding certain materials, “We couldn’t make it ourselves.” Davis said he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency. This briefing was about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.” These words have been rocketing around the internet over the past four days. Should I believe them? Do I have a good reason not to? I know very little about Eric Davis. I know he has a Ph.D in physics. You can find out more about him here, here and here. Day by day the evidence grows.
Day by day the evidence grows. The New Message from God teaches what is currently a minority viewpoint on the subject of extraterrestrials.
“Day by day the evidence grows. Day by day more people are becoming aware. But there is still tremendous ignorance and denial. There is still tremendous manipulation of the evidence. It is very hard for people to gain any reliable information now.
The governments of the world will not tell you what they know. The religious institutions of the world cannot help you. People are filled with superstition. They are filled with hope. They are filled with wild expectancy. But who can see clearly? Whose thoughts are clear and unaffected by the prevailing attitudes and beliefs of society?”
It takes a certain intellectual and emotional preparation to see clearly. I do not claim to think clearly. I claim to be working on seeing clearly.
David Jacobs recently retired as a professor of American history at Temple University in Philadelphia. But he is much more well-known as a researcher in the field of UFOs and alien abduction experiences. He has written three books and edited a book on the subject. His most recent book, “Walking Among Us,” was published in 2015. I recently read this book. I am sharing my Amazon review with additional commentary in brackets.
Humanity faces a challenge to its freedom
I consider David Jacobs to be a remarkable individual. He has made greater efforts in the unrecognized field of UFO research than most people. He has penetrated the human evaluation of impossibility and improbability. He has not been overcome by the terror of what he has discovered. It is as if he is a planetary Paul Revere, sounding an alarm that I hope and believe will be heard.
[There are many people who sincerely believe humanity is alone in the universe, or this corner of the universe. There are some people who consider extraterrestrial life from a purely human point of view. Paul Revere is known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord.]
The extraterrestrials described by Jacobs (insectalins, reptilians and grays) have superior technology. They have superior abilities at mental influence and control. They have no concept of privacy, individuality or freedom. And yet, they don’t seem to be able to live in our physical environment. As if H. G. Wells was right in The War of the Worlds. And yet, they don’t seem to be interested in direct conquest. As if Marshall Vian Summers was right in the Allies of Humanity books.
Many different UFO writers have written of alien-human interbreeding programs, child presentations, and so forth. What is the purpose of all these hybrids? Jacobs writes that the purpose is inserting these hybrids (he uses the term hubrids) into human society. But for all their cleverness at genetic manipulation, they lack understanding of human culture. For example, they don’t know what time of day one should eat an orange. And somehow the internet is useless to them, as it doesn’t speak in their telepathic language. Therefore, they acquire data about human culture through abductees. This is something that I hadn’t considered until reading this book.
[ A witness speaks of secret plans in play. Budd Hopkins (1931-2011) and John Mack (1929-2004) are two authors on this subject. Secrecy is a crucial component of the project Jacobs describes. Therefore cultural mistakes must be eliminated. Hubrids must seem completely ordinary in their appearance and behavior.]
Jacobs suggests that there are many more abductions (instances of aliens controlling a human mind and body) than are recorded. I imagined that the first abduction of an individual is an “audition” of sorts, to see if that individual is neurologically compatible to be of use on many future occasions. During these abductions, abductees show hubrids of various ages things about human culture (dressing, eating, making conversation, watching television, and many other subjects). This is done through telepathic “question cascades.” Some of this is done on UFOs, and some of this is done on Earth. About two-thirds of the book is devoted to the various stages of this program.
[ A witness speaks of secret plans in play. Jacobs has conducted nearly 900 hypnotic regressions with over 140 abductees. He addresses the subject of the validity of this technique in the book. John Mack used a similar technique in his book Abduction. Many abductees experience “missing time,” time where they can’t remember where they were or what they were doing. The aliens seem to have a way of blocking the memory of abductees. But these memories are being recovered.]
Great effort is made to make these hubrids as inconspicuous as possible. A seemingly seamless plan is in place, and is being executed. What is the purpose? Jacobs suggests that it is a clandestine subjugation of Earth. Access to and control over Earth’s biological and mineral resources, rare and precious in this region of space. Jacobs confesses to not having an answer for this alien program, besides describing what he knows.
[ A witness speaks of secret plans in play. It is as if humanity is an adolescent race, squandering its great inheritance of the earth. Some promising adolescents fail to reach adulthood as free adults. Unscrupulous parties sometimes separate adolescents from great inheritances. The New Message from God calls this the Intervention. This is from the revelation “The Greater Community Presence in the World.” Marshall Vian Summers received this revelation in 1997.
“There are several allied races who are in the world today who are attempting to biologically and genetically bond with humanity in order to gain the adaptive ability to live and to function in this world. If they are able to do this effectively, then they will become the rulers of mankind.”
What are we to do about this? Secrecy is a crucial part of the enterprise. I therefore join with David Jacobs in his crying out to expose.]