A New Reality Doesn’t Happen Every Day

Copernicus showing the planets and the Messenger. A new reality doesn't happen every day

At the 2018 Encampment of the New Message from God, one of the phrases we engaged with was “a New World reality.” There’s quite a bit packed into that phrase. I plan to unpack this in two posts. This post is about the word “reality.”

A new reality doesn’t happen every day

I think of “reality” in this context as “a mental and emotional framework for observing things and events.” I believe someone is reading this and thinking “Oh, you mean a paradigm.” I consider that reasonable. But the New Message from God uses the word “reality,” as if to say “there are implications for everything not yet fully considered.” The text in the images are from the revelation “The Origin of the Messenger.” It was received by Marshall Vian Summers in August of 2012. This teaching is Chapter 2 of the book “The New Messenger.” This book is Book 3 in Volume 1 of the New Message from God.

Consider the new reality of Copernicus, for instance. Most people at that time felt quite happy with the sun and the planets revolving around the earth. It was plain common sense at the time. The existing reality was plausible. And yet, there were a few people who were unhappy that the planets should sometimes seem to go backwards in their orbits. Most people didn’t think about it at all. Most people didn’t feel any dissatisfaction with the planets occasionally demonstrating retrograde motion. After all, the planets had sometimes been going backwards in their orbits for a long time. It was just part of the way things were. People who were unhappy with the planets occasionally demonstrating retrograde motion were dismissed as cranks and troublemakers.

But the new reality of Copernicus was confirmed by observation. It explained people’s common-sense experience of the sun seeming to revolve around the earth. It also explained why the planets sometimes showed retrograde motion. The new reality explained everything the old reality explained. The new reality also offered a simpler explanation of certain things than the old reality. It is the nature of a new reality to face bitter opposition. After all, some people literally felt as if their whole world was being threatened. While some people deeply yearned for the earth to be the center of the universe, the new reality of Copernicus eventually prevailed.

Gravity bending space-time and the Messenger. A new reality doesn't happen every day A new reality doesn’t happen every day. Consider the new reality of Einstein, for another instance. General Relativity solved the problem of Mercury sometimes appearing to be where it wasn’t expected. But it did so much more than that. General Relativity addressed the phenomena of gravitational lensing and time dilation. The new reality addressed problems and opportunities humanity wouldn’t encounter until much later.
Schrodinger's cat and the Messenger. A new reality doesn't happen every day A new reality doesn’t happen every day. Consider the new reality of quantum mechanics. I make no claim to understand quantum mechanics. I believe it holds promise for great advances in both communication and computation. I believe it will help us in situations we have yet to encounter. All I know is that it is a new reality. Like the new reality of Copernicus and the new reality of Einstein, it has been met with bewilderment and opposition. And yet, it has endured and progressed to this day.

A new reality doesn’t happen every day. The New Message from God proclaims that the Messenger, Marshall Vian Summers, brings a new reality. Could that be true? Is that true? If it is, then it has great consequences.

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I Have Been Called, Others Are Being Called

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado. I have been called, others are being calledThe worldwide community of the New Message from God recently gathered in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for the 2018 Encampment. The Encampment has been an annual event from 2008 to 2016. It is now being held every two years. I have attended the Encampments in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

I have been called, others are being called

YMCA of the Rockies Assembly Hall. I have been called, others are being calledAs religious gatherings go, all the Encampments have been relatively small events. The 2018 Encampment had the most attendees of any Encampment. I take particular happiness in the fact that people gathered from 26 different countries. This is also the most of any Encampment. We may be a small community, but the phrase “worldwide community” is not an idle boast. In fact, we may be the most geographically dispersed spiritual community of our size in the world.

2018 Encampment Walking with the Messenger. I have been called, others are being called.I have been called, others are being called. The average age of Encampment attendees could be said to be “middle-aged.” And yet, at every Encampment there have been some people attending of a younger age. I have taken great encouragement in this for the future progress of the New Message from God. I recalled a portion from Step 309 of the 365 steps of Steps to Knowledge. Steps to Knowledge is the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God. Step 309 is “The world I see is attempting to become one community.”

“Remember, you have been called and you are responding to your one true purpose. In time, others will be called and they will respond.”

I didn’t think of myself as responding to a call, when I resumed my study of Steps to Knowledge in 2010. I thought of myself as looking for a way to frame the events of my life, that didn’t hurt. But between then and now, my engagement with the New Message from God looks more like a response to a call. I don’t have a certificate of any kind saying I have been called. All I have is many small confirmations and ratifications. All I have is many instances of taking the next step, doing the next thing, showing up again. Many of my fellow attendees report similar experiences.

I have been called, others are being called. I look at this Encampment and see many people I have only known online. I look at this Encampment and I see people I have never met before, online or otherwise. I look at this Encampment and think to myself “Others are being called, and they are responding.”

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Сегодня: Стихи Мэри Оливер.

Сегодня: Стихи Мэри Оливер.

сегодня

Мэри Оливер родилась 10 сентября 1935 года в Огайо. Её отец был преподавателем социологии, а также работал тренером по легкой атлетике в различных школах Кливленда. Писать стихи Мэри начала в 14 лет.

Её первая книга стихов была опубликована в 1963 году, когда Оливер было 28 лет. С тех пор вышло множество сборников её стихотворений и прозы.

Некоторое время в середине 1950-х Мэри посещала занятия в университете Огайо, а также в Вассаровском колледже, однако диплома нигде не получила.

В конце 1950-х Мэри Оливер познакомилась с фотографом Молли Мэлоун Кук (Molly Malone Cook), которая стала её спутницей на более чем сорок лет.

Я делюсь этим стихотворением по ряду причин.

Во-первых, Мэри Оливер – очень любимая американская поэтесса и много лет так и осталась очень любимой поэтессой.

Во-вторых, я считаю, что лишился себя многого тем, что я мало ее стихотворений прочитал в своей жизни.

В-третьих, любители поэзии тепло приветствовали ее новый том поэзии “Тысяча Утр”, изданный в октябре 2012г.

В-четвертых, я сейчас читаю небольшие  куски “Тысячи Утр” и они мне очень нравятся. Мэри Оливер выкладывает больше между строк и в паузах между слов, чем много людей выражает в словах и строках. Вы понимаете о чем я?

В-пятерых, я полагаю, что это стихотворение имеет изящный резонанс с опытом изучения Шагов к Знанию. Я терпеливо жду возможности использовать фразу “духи моих амбиций” как-нибудь в своих писаний. Мэри Оливер, кажется, сама придумала эту фразу.

Сегодня: Стихи Мэри Оливер.

Я сегодня летаю невысоко
И все больше молчу.
И не требуют дани духи моих амбиций.

Ну а все идет своим чередом,
И в саду тихонько жужжит пчела,
Плещет рыба, поедая мошку,
И так далее.

А мой день свободен от всяких дел,
Тих, как перышко.
Я едва шевелюсь, но по правде сказать, я уже за тысячу миль.

О блаженный покой. Дверь в иные миры.

Больше о Мэри Оливер можно читать здесь.

И вы можете слышать, как Дуглас (автор английской версии этой статьи) читает это стихотворение на английском.

See English original here.

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Like Sugar In Milk Of The World’s Religions

Parsis before Jadi Rana. Like sugar in milk of the world's religions.In his 1893 address to the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Swami Vivekenanda made a passing reference to a historical event. This event is infrequently considered in my world.

“I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation.”

Like sugar in milk of the world’s religions

The religion he refers to is Hinduism. The “grand Zoroastrian nation” is the Sasanian Empire. The Sasanian Empire ruled modern-day Iran and many neighboring regions from 224 AD to 651 AD. When the empire was overthrown by the Arab Caliphate, a small remnant fled by sea to India. They stayed in Diu in Saurashtra State for 19 years, then moved further south along the coast to Gujarat. There, they approached the local king, Jadi Rana, and requested asylum.

A Zoroastrian legend relates the course of the initial meeting between Jadi Rana and the newly landed emigrants. When the Zoroastrians requested asylum, Jadi Rana motioned to a vessel of milk filled to the very brim. This was to signify that his kingdom was already full and could not accept refugees. In response, one of the Zoroastrian priests added a pinch of sugar to the milk. This was to show that they would not bring the vessel to overflowing and indeed make the lives of the citizens sweeter. Jadi Rana gave shelter to the emigrants and permitted them to practice their religion and traditions freely.

This legend is recorded in the Qissa-i-Sanjan, (The Story of Sanjan), an epic poem written in 1600 CE. It was written by a Zoroastrian (Parsi) priest named Bahman Kaikobad (or ‘Bahman Kaikobad Hamjiar Sanjana’). This poem was translated into English in 1844. Many members of the Parsi community perceive the epic poem to be an accurate account of their ancestors. The Indian government reported that there were 57,000 Parsis in India in 2011. I believe the Parsi community has indeed been like sugar in milk. It has contributed successful individuals to the life of India, including Feroze Ghandi, Ratan Tata and Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara).

Like sugar in milk of the world’s religions. I share this story to illustrate my hope for the New Message from God in my lifetime and in the times to come. On the one hand, the New Message proclaims itself to be a revelation on the same order as the teachings of Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed. If such a thing is true, then I would desire it to become well-known throughout the world. On the other hand, the New Message itself teaches how it has not come to compete with the religions of the world, but to uplift them. This is in the revelation “God Has Spoken Again.” (Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 4 of the New Message from God)

“The world has changed. God’s great Revelations must now be given the next stage of their expression—not to replace them but to uplift them and to cleanse them and to bring them into harmony with one another. They are all pathways to Knowledge, you see. That is what they really are.

They have been turned into other things by governments, by individuals and institutions, by nations seeking power and dominance. They have been alloyed with culture and customs and local perceptions to a point where their essential emphasis and purpose can be difficult to discern.

This is to bring people back to the essence of spirituality, which is the power and the presence of Knowledge in the individual, the power and the presence of Knowledge—this greater intelligence that God has given to each person, working through groups and nations of people, supporting freedom and forgiveness, recognition, communication, work, effort, responsibility.”

The Parsis were like sugar in milk, sweetening the life of India. It is my sincere hope that the New Message from God is like sugar in milk of the world’s religions.

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I Hope For Religions To Love One Another

The World's Parliament of Religions, 1893. I hope for religions to love one another.

The date of September 11, for reasons I do not understand, is a difficult date for the United States of America. My education overlooked the failed Staten Island Peace Conference of September 11, 1776. Many Americans vividly recall the attacks of September 11, 2001.

I hope for religions to love one another

I am therefore pleased to discover a positive occurrence in America on this date. In Chicago in September 11, 1893, the World’s Parliament of Religions convened for the first time. One the speakers was a Hindu monk named Swami Vivekenanda. I am pleased to share Swami Vivekenanda’s brief address to the Parliament.

Photograph of Swami Vivekenanda. I hope for religions to love one another

Sisters and Brothers of America,

It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks in the world; I thank you in the name of the mother of religions, and I thank you in the name of millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.

My thanks, also, to some of the speakers on this platform who, referring to the delegates from the Orient, have told you that these men from far-off nations may well claim the honor of bearing to different lands the idea of toleration. I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: “As the different streams having their sources in different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.”

The present convention, which is one of the most august assemblies ever held, is in itself a vindication, a declaration to the world of the wonderful doctrine preached in the Gita: “Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths which in the end lead to me.” Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now. But their time is come; and I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honour of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal.

I hope for religions to love one another. I consider the New Message from God to offer a hearty Amen to the words of Swami Vivekenanda and the spirit of the Parliament. These words come from the revelation, “Religious Fundamentalism,” Chapter 5 in the soon-to-be-published book “The Pure Religion.

“Like the rivers leading to the sea, all religious traditions are to bring you back into wholeness and union with God. They each add a unique dimension to the understanding of being in the world and of living with a dual reality—the reality of your spiritual nature, which is embodied in what We call Knowledge, and your worldly identity that has been established through culture and through interaction with life here in the world.”

I hope for religions to love one another. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the first Parliament. It is now known as the Parliament of the World’s Religions. The most recent Parliament was held in Salt Lake City in 2015. I consider this to be somewhat providential. The headquarters of the New Message from God are in Boulder, Colorado, a relatively short distance from Salt Lake City. To me, it was as if the world came to the doorstep of the New Message from God. We had a booth at the Parliament.

New Message from God booth at 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions. I hope for religions to love one another

I hope for religions to love one another. I believe the day will come when a representative of the New Message from God will address the Parliament, just as Swami Vivekenanda did in 1893.

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We Face A Challenge To Our Freedom

Cover of The Allies of Humanity Book One. We face a challenge to our freedom

And by “we,” I mean “the human race, the human family, my people.” From time to time, I have shared my Amazon reviews of the books of the New Message from God. In 2013, I shared a review of the book “The Great Waves of Change.” In 2014, I shared a review of the book “Steps to Knowledge.”. Also in 2014, I shared a review of the book “Life in the Universe.” I am now sharing my Amazon review of the book “The Allies of Humanity, Book One” with some images.

We face a challenge to our freedom

There are three books in the Allies of Humanity series. Books One and Two are available in paperback editions. Book Three is only available in electronic form.

First appearance of Uatu the Watcher. We face a challenge to our freedom

And by “we,” Marshall Vian Summers means “the crew of Spaceship Earth.” In this volume, Summers introduces humanity to a small group of individuals from multiple worlds, reporting their observations of events on and around our world. They are constrained from intervening, much like the character “The Watcher” in the Marvel Universe, but they are allowed to give a report.

Starship fleet. We face a challenge to our future.What is the problem? Intervention in human affairs by multiple “collectives,” multi-species, multi-planetary corporations which make McDonalds and Starbucks look like mom-and-pop grocery stores by comparison. The battle Jihad vs. McWorld is not only taking place in our world, but in space as well.

[We face a challenge to our freedom. How do we know these collectives exist? All we have is the testimony of the Allies of Humanity. How do we know the Allies of Humanity exist? We have the testimony of Marshall Vian Summers. Do you trust his testimony? I believe this Project Camelot video has helped a lot of people make up their minds.]

Scene from "The Man Who Fell To Earth" We face a challenge to our freedom.

What is the goal of this Intervention? Access to/control of Earth’s precious biological and mineral resources. As I read this book, I recalled the books Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe and The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery. It should be noted that the collectives consider human beings to be just another biological resource, in the same way we think of domesticated animals.

[We face a challenge to our freedom. There was a time in human history when certain settlers and colonizers considered the indigenous peoples of certain regions to be a kind of intelligent animal whose labor could be exploited. Humanity is looked upon now by these collectives as a kind of intelligent animal.]

Manipulation puppetry. We face a challenge to our freedom.

How will the collectives achieve their goal? By manipulation of religious impulses, sowing the mental seeds of acquiescence, conformity, learned helplessness, waging a PR campaign that humanity is doomed without their help, engaging in an interbreeding program to more easily negotiate our environment.

[We face a challenge to our freedom. H. G. Wells was right when he wrote in “The War of the Worlds” how the Martians could not live in our environment. That is why an interbreeding program is underway.]

I wish to know my own strength. We face a challenge to our freedom

What can humanity do about this Intervention? Unite as a race, reverse environmental degredation, stop broadcasting everything about itself into outer space, develop greater resistance to persuasion and manipulation, take the Steps to Knowledge.

[We face a challenge to our freedom. I don’t know whether we will respond to the warning given by the Allies of Humanity. I hope we don’t find freedom to be too expensive.]

There are many more questions which could be asked, and they are asked and answered in a chapter near the end of the book.

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There Is A Certain Ambience In Sound

There is a certain ambience in sound.

ambience in sound

I have different reactions to sound. There are certain sounds that give rise to a feeling of panic within me and make me want to run and hide. I want to remove myself as far as possible from that intruding noise. Some of these sounds come from musical instruments, discordant, clanging sounds that arouse immense discomfort and yes, panic, in the very core of my being.

Then there are other sounds, sounds that work their magic in my heart and soul, in my life and in my world. These sounds are woven into ethereal music sung by an ethereal voice that opens up the path to Heaven.

There is a practice I enjoy when I meditate, or enter Stillness, as it is referred to in the New Message. It involves concentrating on the chakras. And each of the chakras has its own sound tone. A few years ago, I became aware that there are more than just the seven chakras that reside within the body. There are 12 chakras, and the 12th is also the Soul Star, or what I call the God Realm. It holds the music of the soul, and its golden bud blooms into a golden lotus as the person matures spiritually. I found some interesting reading about this chakra here.

Perhaps the sounds that work their magic in my heart and soul are those born in the Soul Star, the God Realm, the Twelfth Chakra.

There is a certain ambience in sound.

Hilary Canto, a woman of Knowledge and responder to the New Message of God, brings us songs that are not of her own creation, but which come through her from God. She is their conduit. And she is blessed with the gift of a beautiful, clear and pure voice, the perfect vehicle for manifesting these heavenly songs here on Earth. They transport me to another realm. They cause a shift of consciousness within me and touch me deep in my heart. They fill me with a profound sense of joy and wellbeing, a feeling of being carried aloft to some heavenly sphere. They evoke a feeling that all is right in my life, that the Presence is with me and I am truly blessed.

I believe this is God speaking to me. This experience is expressed in the New Message teaching called Following the Presence.

“This is how God speaks to you. And you may not hear this as a voice. It may be a feeling, an image, a sound… People experience the power and presence of Knowledge differently, according to their individual orientation.”

There is a certain ambience in sound.

The strings of my heart seem to be tuned to these incredibly lovely songs sung in voice that speaks to the very depths of my being.

I share a couple of these songs with you here.

These songs are copyrighted material and are registered with the Performing Rights Society.

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Я принадлежу этому миру.

Я принадлежу этому миру.

Я принадлежу этому миру

Амина, ученица Нового Послания, пишет о своем опыте следования по Пути Знанию на русском и английском языке.

“Я помню, как несколько лет назад я нашла Новое Послание от Бога, насколько я была счастлива и насколько одновременно я сопротивлялась этому Посланию; помню, как я раньше сопротивлялась Шагам, как я злилась на них … и тем не менее у меня внутри было такое сильное чувство “должна, надо, необходимо” , что я продолжала “делать Шаги”. Да, я попыталась убежать один раз и заняться чем-то другим, но что-то потянуло меня обратно к Шагам. Я знала, что должна вернуться и выбрать “то, что выбрало меня”.

Я думаю, что следование Шагам в течение последних полтора года было самым трудным и самым замечательным временем моей жизни. Теперь я знаю, что не иметь выбора – это благословение . Во внешней жизни ничего грандиозного не произошло и не изменилось, хотя есть тот факт, что с 90% людей из моего прошлого я больше не общаюсь, и все это произошло естественно, и я довольна этим. Но внутри что-то изменилось во мне, я не тот человек, которого я знала раньше, не уверена, что именно изменилось, я могу только догадываться сейчас, но я чувствую себя по-другому. Но мне больше нравится это новое “Я”; я думаю, что у нее есть немного больше любви к себе и она больше умеет прощать себя, она понимает и осознает себя и других лучше, и, самое главное, она становится более честной с собой и с другими. Еще это чувство во мне появилось, что моя жизнь имеет какой-то смысл, что моя жизнь имеет какое-то направление, – последнее все еще медленно растет.

Я принадлежу этому миру.

И самое главное, что изменилось для меня, это то, что сейчас впервые в жизни я чувствую, что наконец-то нашла то, что искала всю свою жизнь. Наконец-то, я знаю, что я принадлежу этому миру, я принадлежу чему-то в этом мире, не так уж я и отличаюсь от других, и мне больше не нужно притворяться кем-то еще, чтобы вписаться в общество и получить одобрение. Какое облегчение. И какое облегчение понять, что солнце движется не только вокруг меня, что кому-то где-то я нужна, и я должна продолжать … Теперь я с нетерпением жду своих Шагов каждый день”.

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“I remember how I found the New Message a couple years ago, how happy I was and how I struggled with it at the same time, how I used to resist the Steps at the beginning, how I used to get angry at them…and nevertheless there was such a strong feeling of “must” that I continued. Yes, I did try to run away once and do something else, but something kept pulling me back again. I knew I had to come back and choose “what had chosen me.”

“I think the past year-and-a-half of doing the Steps has been the most difficult and the most wonderful time of my life. Now I know it is a blessing not to have a choice. In tangible ways nothing much has changed, except the fact that 90% of the people from my past are not in my life anymore and it all happened naturally, and I am happy about that. But inside something changed in me, I am not that person I knew before, not sure what exactly, I can only guess right now, but I feel different to myself. But I like this new person more, I am thinking she has a bit more self-love and more self-forgiveness, and she is more self-aware and aware of others, and most importantly she is getting more honest with herself and others.

“Now there is a feeling in me that my life has some meaning and a certain sense of direction, that is still growing slowly. And the most important thing that has changed for me is that now, for the first time in my life, I feel I have finally found what I had been searching for all my life. Finally I know I belong here, I belong to something in this world, I am not that different, and I do not have to pretend anymore I am someone else just to fit in and get approval. What a relief. And what a relief to realize that it is not always about me, I am needed somewhere and I must continue…Now I look forward to my Steps every day.”

Find the full version of “Steps to Knowledge” here.

 

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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.

Let This Teaching Find Its Place Among My People

Seedlings in various stages of growth. Let this teaching find its place among my people.

Steps to Knowledge, the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God, entered the world during a 20-day period in 1989. The New Message community has been celebrating that event in a series of webcasts called the Steps Vigil. Steps to Knowledge is 29 years old, as it were. During the Steps Vigil, we listened to portions of Steps to Knowledge in other languages.

Let this teaching find its place among my people

Steps to Knowledge is part of a much larger body of material. Marshall Vian Summers received this material over a period from 1982 to the present. The New Message from God presents itself as the latest in a series of divine revelations to humanity. This series includes the teachings of Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed. When these revelations appeared, it was not immediately clear they should be translated into the languages of the world. But people of many faiths have observed that people learn the teachings of a religion best in their own heart language. Bible translator John Wycliffe (c. 1320-1384) wrote, “it helpeth Christian men to study the Gospel in that tongue in which they know best Christ’s sentence.” Translating Steps to Knowledge into other languages is comparable to translating a small portion of the Tripitaka, or a book of the Bible, or a Surah of the Qur’an.

Let this teaching find its place among my people. There are books that are written in a given year, in a given language. People translate relatively few of them into other languages. Therefore, I take great encouragement that people have fully translated Steps to Knowledge from English into 11 different languages, including…

Furthermore, translation is in progress in 10 other languages.

It should be noted that professional translators did not create these translations. Student practitioners created these translations. People who practiced Steps to Knowledge in English, who spoke another language as their primary language. “Native speakers” of Steps to Knowledge created these translations. I have heard the testimonies of a number of these translators. Some of the translators encountered the New Message and thought to themselves, “This must be shared.” Some of the translators shared “I trusted my deepest inclinations,” as they described their path into translation. Alisa shared some of her translation experience here.

Let this teaching find its place among my people. When Steps to Knowledge was received in 1989, it was only available in the heart language of roughly 300 million people.

It is now available in the heart language of roughly 2.4 billion people. That works out to about three doublings over 29 years, or about one doubling every ten years. If we continue on the current trajectory, Steps to Knowledge should be available to most of the people of the world in their heart language in about 30 years.

Translation of Steps to Knowledge, 1989-2018 Let this teaching find its place among my people.

I hope and believe that one day, there will be a translation of Steps to Knowledge in each of the 6,909 languages of the world. I realize that may seem ambitious, but look how far we’ve come in 29 years. Let this teaching find its place among my people.

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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.

Золотая Нить Знания – Мой Внутренний Компас

Золотая Нить Знания.

Золотая Нить

Празднование 29-ой годовщины “Шагов к Знанию” пришло к концу. Я сумела присутствовать в реальном времени в течение всего 20-дневного периода этого события, передачи которого транслировались каждое утро в 4.00 по московскому времени. Для меня это было время размышления и самооценки.

Я задавала себе следующие вопросы: “Где я?” “Как я себя чувствую?” “Куда я иду?” “Что я должна знать [в определённой ситуации]?” “Что я должна сделать?” И самый важный вопрос: “Что я должна делать в своей жизни в это время?” Я размышляю над этими вопросами, без спешки, а пребывая в “здесь и сейчас”, прислушиваясь к своим мыслям и эмоциям, к побуждениям Знания внутри себя. Ведь Знание сопровождает меня всю свою жизнь, и я не вижу оснований сомневаться, что так и будет всегда.

Во время празднования “Шагов к Знанию”, многие откликнувшиеся поделились своими историями. Я тоже подумала о том, чем я бы поделилась.

Золотая Нить Знания

Приветствую всех. Меня зовут Алиса и я – ученица Нового Послания от Бога. Я учусь с октября 2012г., когда я начала практиковать Шаги к Знанию. Я сразу занялась вплотную и с тех пор никогда не жалела о принятом решении. Я всю жизнь, как мне видится, была в поиске некой духовной истины. А так случилось, что в течение нескольких месяцев, прежде чем я нашла Новое Послание, я пережила резкий духовный спад. Ничего меня не вдохновило или импонировало. Я вроде всё перепробовала и исчерпала все свои ресурсы. Я зашла в тупик. Тогда я обратилась к Вселенной с просьбой, “Покажи меня что-то новое, сногсшибательное”. Вскоре после этого я увидела название учения “Великая Любовь” и имя Маршалл Виан Саммерс на Файсбуке. Я увидела слово “Знание” с большой буквой и что-то пошевелилось внутри.

Я теперь понимаю, что Знание всегда было со мной, и я была со Знанием, хотя несознательно. Я вижу Золотую Нить Знания, пробегающего через всю мою жизнь.

Золотая Нить Знания

Она проходит со времени, когда я начала изучать русский язык в средней школе в Англии, до того времени, когда я училась в университете в Сан-Антонио, Техас, где я продолжала изучать русский язык и моя преподавательница подтолкнула меня к тому, чтобы участвовать в учебной программе в Советском Союзе, до моего прибытия в Москву в 1981г. и судьбоносной встречи с любимом человеком в одной из станции Московского метро, до моего возвращения в Москву в 1990г. вместе с американском мужем и двумя маленькими дочками и воссоединения с моим русским возлюбленном, до обнаружению того, благодаря моего пребывания в Анонимных Алкоголиках, что умею писать и общаться на русском, и наконец до того момента, когда я нашла Новое Послание от Бога и тут же загорела желанием перевести “Шаги к Знанию” на русский язык.

Россия, кажется, еще не готова принять Шаги к Знанию, но мой вклад, вместе с другими русскими переводчиками, прокладывает путь для этого принятия в будущем, может быть… И это все, что я могу сделать на данный момент.

Вдобавок, я хочу сказать, что каждый раз, когда я стояла перед важным решением, я никогда не колебалась. Не взвешивала “про и контра”. Я не сомневалась в правильности принятого решения. Знание пребывало с мной и вело меня в нужном направлении. Я совершила прыжок в неизвестность и удачно приземлилась.

Я это теперь понимаю задним умом. Я не знала это в то время. Но теперь я вижу, что золотая нить Знания провожала и продолжает проводить меня по жизни.

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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.