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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