A Great Calling Goes Forth

A great calling goes forth

This is the fifth post in a series of posts on the revelation “The Great Turning Point for Humanity.” This revelation is a small part of the New Message from God. The first post is here. The previous post is here.

What have we seen so far? Humanity is facing a future it does not foresee. Humanity faces a future for which is it unprepared. In a number of paragraphs, this revelation describes the consequences of human environmental destruction. In other paragraphs, this revelation describes the extraterrestrial intervention currently underway. The New Message from God is in the world to help mankind prepare for the future.

A great calling goes forth

The following is the 21st paragraph of this teaching. I will add my experience of each paragraph in brackets.

This is a great calling out of self-obsession; a great calling out of trying to fulfill yourself in a world where fulfillment cannot really be obtained; a calling out of the confusion and your self-denial; a calling out of human conflict, human will and human domination.

[What do regular people consider to be fulfillment? Consuming more resources than others? Dying with more toys? My personal mind is incapable of contemplating my purpose, meaning or direction. Any one who wants what they think they know is facing confusion. Whoever believes what they want to believe is staring into the abyss.]

To even begin, you must face the reality We speak of here today and have spoken of throughout God’s New Revelation for the world. It is not like what you think. And if you face it, you may feel overwhelmed and hopeless, but God has already put the hope within you, the power within you, the strength within you – deep within you.

[There are two books in the New Message from God that describe this reality. The Great Waves of Change is one of them, and The New World is the other. The hope, power and strength is in the form of Knowledge. God has placed it within every human being, but it takes desire and capacity to reclaim it.]

Your intellect is too small and too weak and too preoccupied and too conditioned by the world to be able to see and know what to do. You need a Revelation from God. And that is what has been given.

[God has spoken again, for the first time since the days of Mohammed. God has spoken again because the world faces a difficult road ahead.]

Who has the humility and the honesty to face and accept this? Here you will see who is courageous and who is not, who is humble and who is not, who is responding and who is not, who is open to the future and who is not, who is free enough from their own investment in their position in life and their ideology to face something new and great and powerful.

[A great calling goes forth. I’m not sure who has the humility and the honesty to face and accept this. It takes some effort to unwind one’s investments.]

You can see it as a great test, and test you it will, certainly. But what you are facing is reality and the consequence of your own misuse of the world, and the consequence of facing and not facing a universe of intelligent life, a consequence of being divorced from nature and reality’s most powerful and complete manifestation.

[I consider “reality’s most powerful and complete manifestation” to be Knowledge.]

You must be honest enough to say you do not know what to do. You must be honest enough to say you cannot make a plan. You must be honest enough to say your ideas are too small for this.

[There are people in my world who have this honesty.]

But it is your destiny to be here. You were sent into the world to be here at these times, to face the great things that We speak of here today. That part of you that was sent and that knows this resides beneath the surface of your mind. You have the ability to see this and know this if you can go deeper within yourself.

[Most people think of themselves as thrown into the world, born against their will. But what if I agreed to come here? What if I requested to come here? Can I hear these words “You were sent into the world…?” Can you? A great calling goes forth.]


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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! We are students and advocates of the the New Message from God. We are members of a worldwide community. We seek to assist the world in successfully navigating difficult times ahead. We seek to assist the world in successfully emerging into a greater community of intelligent life. You will also find some poetry. Find out more about us here. Contact us here.

I’m Not Crossing To Cross Back

I'm not crossing to cross back

I am pleased to congratulate Jericho Brown for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. There is a particular poem in the book “The Tradition” that gets my attention.

I’m not crossing to cross back

The poem “Crossing” first appeared in the New Criterion.

The water is one thing, and one thing for miles.
The water is one thing, making this bridge
Built over the water another. Walk it
Early, walk it back when the day goes dim, everyone
Rising just to find a way toward rest again.
We work, start on one side of the day
Like a planet’s only sun, our eyes straight
Until the flame sinks. The flame sinks. Thank God
I’m different. I’ve figured and counted. I’m not crossing
To cross back. I’m set
On something vast. It reaches
Long as the sea. I’m more than a conqueror, bigger
Than bravery. I don’t march. I’m the one who leaps.

I don’t consider Jericho Brown a very religious person. But in the line “I’ve figured and counted,” he makes a reference to counting the cost of his mission.

“Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you,  saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’” (Luke 14:25-30, New International Version)

He adds his name to Romans 8:37, which some people consider as the exclamation point of Romans 8. Maybe the book of Romans,

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

I'm not crossing to cross back

I’m not crossing to cross back. But this poem resonates with other vibrations. Millions of Buddhists recite the mantra “Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha.” It is not merely an individual thing, as it could be rendered as “Gone, gone, gone all the way over, everyone gone to the other shore, enlightenment, hail!” I don’t know to say “Amen” in Buddhist, but I believe many Buddhists would sympathetically vibrate with this poem.

But what about me? Where does this poem come to me as a student of the New Message from God? I practice to be strong and competent. But I don’t practice to be a master, as there are no masters living in the world. I hope and work to fulfill the mission I brought into the world. But there is even more. This is from the teaching “Higher Education” in the book “Wisdom from the Greater Community, Book 1.”

“Knowledge is not only your ability to perceive the truth and to resonate with the truth, it also contains the memory of your life beyond this world and your reason for coming here. Everyone has come into the world to contribute and to learn to contribute; everyone has come into the world to learn more about the world. A few who have come into the world will graduate from it. By this, I mean that they will not need to come back here again.”

Is it foolish for me to even aspire to such a thing? Perhaps. But like all others in the world, I am working on learning the lessons of the world. But I read this poem, and happily think “I’m not crossing to cross back.”

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! We are students and advocates of the the New Message from God. We are members of a worldwide community. We seek to assist the world in successfully navigating difficult times ahead. We seek to assist the world in successfully emerging into a greater community of intelligent life. You will also find some poetry. Find out more about us here. Contact us here.

How Shall My People Prepare?

How shall my people prepare?

This is the fourth post in a series of posts about the revelation “The Great Turning Point for Humanity.” This is a small part of the New Message from God. The first post is here. The previous post is here.

UPDATE 04/24/2021: The next post is here.

What have we seen so far? Humanity faces unprecedented change. Declining resources, disrupted climate, environmental degradation and extraterrestrial intervention. Humanity is unprepared for these changes. But there is a New Message from God in the world, to help humanity rise to the occasion.

How shall my people prepare?

The following is the sixteenth paragraph of this teaching. I will add my experience of each paragraph in brackets.

God’s New Revelation for the world is providing everything you will need to know and everything you will need to do, within yourself and in your relationships with others. For this must happen at the level of the individual. Whole nations cannot prepare yet. It begins with individuals, preparing individually and together.

[We live in a world where doom-mongering is big business. Discerning the real warning from the false warnings requires wisdom. I can imagine people in the future asking me, “Douglas, are you really serious about this?” I must have this seriousness within myself. The New Message from God can help me have the strength of character I need.]

But who would know how to do this? No one knows how to prepare for life in the universe as it really is. No one even knows what is there. Your movies and your fiction can give you no real idea of this.

[There are many people in my world who, for one reason or another, disbelieve the very existence of extraterrestrial life. Those who believe imagine that life in the universe is like this movie, or that fiction. An argument is being made for the necessity of the New Message from God as humanity’s roadmap for the future.]

Who can prepare you for a new world reality? You have a few solutions, but you will need many more. Who has the courage to build a shelter far before the storm comes? Who has the foresight to do what must be done today before the waters rise and the lands dry out? You have this power within you, but it is unknown to you yet.

[The phrase “new world reality” has been mentioned in other places in the New Message from God. The New Message Community contemplated this phrase at the 2018 Encampment. There are a number of places in the New Message from God where it is mentioned that humanity needs “a thousand solutions.” Who has the courage, who has the foresight? The man or woman of Knowledge. I sign myself a candidate for the position “man of Knowledge.” This is what they mean by the necessity of individual preparation.]

We are here to prepare you for the great change that is coming to the world, the great change that will alter human civilization, for better or worse—permanently, from this time onward, as if you have crossed an invisible line that changes everything.

[Who is this “We”? The Angelic Assembly that watches over humanity. When did we cross the threshold? When a gas tank was filled, when some waste was dumped in a river. It is pointless to ask who. But it has become known that we have crossed the threshold.]

You cannot prepare yourself for this. Even if people could see and feel it significantly, they would be in disagreement about what it is and what it means and how it will happen and what must be done.

[I believe people see and feel certain aspects of the situation. They are offering various solutions and arguing for their adoption. But what if they aren’t adopted? What if they are adopted, but fail?]

Regarding your entrance into a Greater Community of life in the universe, no one on Earth knows how to prepare for this. Only God can provide this. And those few races in your vicinity of space who are free have played an important role in helping you, but they will not intervene. They can only share their wisdom with you, which they have done.

[I believe they’ve said that before. I feel like some people will read the part about “those few races” and harbor a hope for rescue. But this is inconsistent with their goal of freedom for humanity. In this case, “free” means “Sustainably self-sufficient and discreet.” The New Message from God refers to certain individuals of these races as “The Allies of Humanity.” They have provided four books of briefings through Marshall Vian Summers. Here is a review of the first one.

How shall my people prepare? It is my hope to be a man of Knowledge, this greater courage, this greater foresight. It is my hope that the New Message from God will find its place in the heart of the human family.]

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! We are students and advocates of the the New Message from God. We are members of a worldwide community. We seek to assist the world in successfully navigating difficult times ahead. We seek to assist the world in successfully emerging into a greater community of intelligent life. You will also find some poetry. Find out more about us here. Contact us here.

A Challenge From Which There Is No Escape

A challenge from which there is no escape

This is the third post in a series of posts about the revelation “The Great Turning Point for Humanity.” This is a small part of the New Message from God. The first post is here. The previous post is here.

UPDATE 04/24/2021: The next post is here.

What have we seen so far? Humanity faces great environmental change as a result of its actions. Humanity faces a challenge to its freedom from extraterrestrial intervention. But God has spoken again, to provide humanity with a way of meeting these great challenges. Will humanity respond? Will humanity prepare?

A challenge from which there is no escape

The following is the eleventh paragraph of this teaching. I will add my experience of each paragraph in brackets.

For God would only speak again if this were the case for the whole human family. Enough has been provided over the centuries to uplift human ethics and morality, even though these things are largely neglected or avoided in the world today.

[The “case” refers to the previous sentence. “What is coming is a great challenge, an ordeal, a difficult road ahead.” Loving your neighbor as yourself solves a lot of problems. But we seem to need more than this to successfully meet what we are facing.]

There must be a great danger, a great difficulty, but also a great opportunity. For what can unite a fractured humanity—contentious with itself, filled with revenge and anger and the need or desire to conquer others? What could overcome this—which seems so endemic in the world today, and growing worse by the day it seems—but a great challenge for all who dwell here, a challenge that will affect everyone, a challenge from which there is no escape? There is only preparation and rising to meet a great set of circumstances.

[I recall Ronald Reagan’s speech to the UN in 1987. He said ““I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask you, is not an alien force already among us? What could be more alien to the universal aspirations of our peoples than war and the threat of war?” Will humanity rise to the occasion?]

This is not a time to retreat and work on your own spiritual understanding, or to run away from the world and hide somewhere, or to think that everything is over or that everything is just beginning. It is a continuation, you see, for humanity, over the past few centuries in particular, has affected the world in so many ways, degraded the world in so many ways, has overexploited the world.

[Again, we don’t need your enlightenment. We face a challenge from which there is no escape. We need your determination and adaptability. We need your active participation on behalf of human survival and freedom. When I read “past few centuries in particular,” I think of the Industrial Revolution.]

This is what has brought Intervention from beyond, for this world is valued by others who have been watching for a very long time. They seek to plant themselves here, secretly. They are not military, so they have no great show of force, but they are very persuasive. And at times like this when people become disoriented, or are frightened or anxious, or live with growing anxiety, this persuasion can become very strong—turning the human mind, turning people against their own institutions and leaders, turning people to the Intervention itself.

[To me, it is as if humanity is an adolescent race, heir to a great treasure of Earth and its resources. But unscrupulous parties sometimes separate adolescents from their inheritances. David Jacobs has documented this secret planting.]

To have any sense of what is occurring and what is coming, you must have the courage to face certain things that perhaps far exceed what you even thought was possible. You must be able to respond. You must be responsible.

[It takes a certain mental and emotional preparation to face these things. It is important to have a strategy for confronting fear. We have a program of mental and emotional preparation. It’s called Steps to Knowledge. We face a challenge from which there is no escape. But we do not face it empty-handed.]

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! We are students and advocates of the the New Message from God. We are members of a worldwide community. We seek to assist the world in successfully navigating difficult times ahead. We seek to assist the world in successfully emerging into a greater community of intelligent life. You will also find some poetry. Find out more about us here. Contact us here.