How Knowledge moves in our lives.
The 2017 Steps Vigil continues, and Day 5 brings us more wisdom from Marshall Vian Summers. This time Marshall gives us some important pointers about how Knowledge moves in our lives, and how we can discern this movement.
Marshall begins to speak at the 37.00 mark in the video. I offer a transcript of his words here.
How Knowledge moves in our lives.
“I feel I should say some things about experiencing this power of Knowledge. Because many people expect that Knowledge will be communicating to them frequently. But it’s more important at the outset to think of Knowledge as a honing device, to bring you into a certain trajectory in life and to help you maintain that trajectory. For like planes in the air and ships at sea we are always slightly going off course, and sometimes more than slightly.
“So Knowledge acts as a continual power and presence within us to keep us aiming in the right direction and moving sufficiently. Messages are only given probably at times when you need to really consider something, or change something, or something is holding you back.
“And when that happens it is often felt as a kind of tension within yourself. If you feel there is a constant tension within you that is unrelated to your daily activities, then it is important to stop and say, “Am I doing everything I need to be doing right now, or is there anything I need to change in my approach, or in my involvements with others.”
“Knowledge flags you here, rather than speaks to you, most often. But sometimes thoughts come into your mind that are things you need to become aware of. And even warnings. Knowledge also is an early warning system. So if you are doing something that is hazardous or dangerous, or about to make a really improper decision, then you will begin to get flags. And you feel this, in many different ways, depending how you feel things–certainly a tension in your body, or a sense of restraint, something holding you back. In this sense, Knowledge is always exerting an influence upon this. And the more you are able to experience this, the more you will feel this influence.
“But if your life is moving in the right direction, basically, and you’re making progress, you’re not going to hear from Knowledge very much. Now, I say that, but I have to qualify it by saying, there is another condition in which you won’t hear Knowledge. And that’s when you’re really resisting it, or holding yourself back. You want something in life and you don’t want to hear anything that is going to get in your way of having it. We all know what that experience is like. And sometimes these attractions can be very strong.
“But ,generally, if you are moving in the right direction, which means you are in the right place, the right people, the right purpose, you won’t be getting a lot of messages, flags, signs, because you are moving in the right direction.
“But Knowledge also exerts a kind of pressure on us, which we need, to keep moving, forward motion, so we don’t slow down and become stagnant or distracted, or lose our sense of momentum in life. So in that sense, as well, Knowledge is a constant force within in.
“The emphasis here is to bring your life into the true trajectory that it needs to move in. And to maintain that trajectory and to make adjustments in your relationships, your ideas, your attitudes, your understanding of yourself and others, to maintain that trajectory. Knowledge is trying to take you somewhere. If you are not moving, then there’s a problem. If you are not making these adjustments, then there’s a problem.
“Movement usually has more to do with your outer life than your inner life. Because the movements on the inside are probably beyond our awareness, for the most part. It’s like the forces underneath the ocean that move the currents all around the globe, not to be discerned from the surface. You can’t see them looking over the side of a ship. But they are truly powerful, and there are truly powerful movements within us that may be beyond our conscious awareness.
“But things that need to be done on the outside, that’s different. And that’s why the other evening when I spoke, I recommended that you consider my 80/20 principle. In this case, 80/20 means 80 percent of your energy is maintaining momentum on the outside, making adjustments on the outside, corrections, and so forth. 20 percent of it is the inner work. The only exception to this is if you are going on a spiritual retreat and you’re going to do some dedicated inner work. But this is usually temporary and arises with need.
“So what you really want to feel is the wind in your sails, the pressure moving you forward, and the feeling that you are moving adequately. This is a gage within us–going too fast, that’s a problem, going to slow, that’s a problem. To get where you need to be going in life, there has to be sufficient momentum, clarity and direction. That doesn’t mean you know your future or the final outcome of anything, it’s direction.
“If Knowledge is trying to take you somewhere, both geographically and in your relationship with people, then that’s really important.
“When I speak of the Great Coordination, the things that move people into position to have the optimal experience, to meet the important people they need to meet, to be in a position of readiness for what may be asked of them or needed at that time, then where you stand in the world is actually very important. Where you live is very important, because the Great Coordination is moving you in the world. It’s not just a shift of consciousness, it’s not just having elevated thoughts, or spiritual ideas, or grand notions. It’s being at the right place at the right time, moving with Knowledge.
“So getting messages is really not the thing, unless you really need those messages. But even here, Knowledge will move you always at a deeper level. And you will feel this if you pay attention to your experience, when you practice stillness, inner listening, for example/ You begin to discern deeper movements within you, rather than the turbulence of the surface mind. These are things to feel and to know and to listen for. This is what will move your life where it needs to go.”
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