Сила Бога – Высший План.

Высший план.

Высший план

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Шаг 39 в книге «Шаги к Знанию» называется «Сила Бога со мной». Что это за силу? Для меня это великая тайна.

Этот шаг гласит, что сила Бога присутствует в моем познании. Я должна применять собственную силу, чтобы направлять свои мысли и не сдаться сомнениям и страхам. Сила Божья представляет собой таинственность моей жизни, она представляет собой силу, которую я принесла с собой от Бога для правильного использования в мире по Высшему Плану. Интересно, что фраза «Высший План» употребляется всего два раза в Шагах к Знанию, и тут первый раз, так что я не буду сосредоточить свое внимание на эти слова. Я легко могу допускать, что существует некий Высший План во Вселенной, но познавать его находится вне моего нынешнего понимания. Он остается тайной на данный момент.

Сила Бога, однако, заслуживает мое внимание. Чтобы чувствовать силу Бога, я должна заниматься с усердием, с простотой, и со смирением. С этой силой не балуешь, не используешь в собственных интересах, ради собственного выгода. Эта сила требует ответственности. Надо её испытывать, она является составляющей моего взаимоотношения с Богом. Если я смогу познавать и ощущать Бога, войти во взаимоотношение с Богом, то я смогу почувствовать силу Бога со мной.

Я бы хотела знать эту силу поближе, раскладывать её в более мелкие составляющие, чтобы подробно рассматривать и анализировать. Но увы, это невозможно, ведь эта сила – тайна, и я должна осознать это.

Сила Бога – Высший план

Если всё-таки попробовать описать эту силу в словах, то она выглядит приблизительно следующем образом: для меня сила Божья представляет собой движение в правильное направление, когда Знание пробуждает меня идти туда и заниматься тем, что мне суждено в этой жизни. Сила Божья – это синхронизация событий, которая ведет к счастливому исходу, к тому, куда я стремлюсь.

Я испытывала синхронизацию событий на прошлой недели, когда я ездила на природу. Я выбрала именно вышеизложенное фото, чтобы иллюстрировать эту запись потому, что эти руины, до сих пор достойные и великолепные, стоят на холме над деревней, где я присматривала дом моей мечты. Череда событий, которая вела меня сюда я могу только описать, как сила Божья, выраженная через Знание внутри себя по мере того, как я учусь его восстановить.

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The Mystery of the Power of God

mystery of the power of God

Step 39 of Steps to Knowledge is titled “The Power of God is With Me.” What is this power? I call it a mystery.

This Step says that the power of God is within my Knowledge. I am to utilize my own power to direct my mind and not let doubts or fears dissuade me. The power of God represents the mystery of my life, it represents the power I have brought with me from God to be utilized properly in the world according to the Greater Plan. Interestingly enough, “Greater Plan” is only used twice in Steps to Knowledge, this being the first time, so I am choosing not to focus too much attention on it. I have no trouble accepting that there is a Greater Plan in the universe, but it is beyond the humble state of my present mind. It remains a mystery at this stage in the game.

The power of God, however, is something that requires my attention. To feel the power of God, I am to enter into practice with dedication, with simplicity, and with humility. It is not power to be bandied around and used for my personal ambitions. With this power comes responsibility. It is to be experienced and is part of my relationship with God. If I can understand and experience God, have a relationship with God, I will be able to feel the power of God with me.

The mystery of the power of God

I find I want to know this power in greater detail, break it down into more manageable pieces for scrutiny and analysis. But this is not to be, for this power is a mystery and I must accept it as such.

If I do try and put the mystery of this power into words, however, this is what I come up with. The power of God for me is movement in the right direction, being moved by Knowledge to go and do what is required of me in this life. It is a synchronization of events that brings about the result I am striving for.

I experienced a synchronization of events this past week when I travelled out into the Russian countryside on yet another fishing/camping trip. I chose the photo above to illustrate this post because these ruins, still proud and majestic, stand on higher ground overlooking a village where I might have found my country home. I can only describe the synchronization of events that led me there as the power of God working within my Knowledge as I learn to reclaim it.

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Can I Find The Way To The Power Of God?

This is the sixth post in a series of seven posts regarding Step 49 of Steps to Knowledge.  In Step 49, I’ve been told to review my practice and experience of the first 48 Steps.  I am sharing what I wrote when I actually did the Step 49 review, and adding commentary as needed.

Step 36 – My life is a mystery to explore – “I remember thinking the phrase ‘going spelunking in my soul.'” I waited from early 2011 to June 2013 to write that phrase in a blog post.  Part of this step was taking the focus off of life as a result to be judged.

Step 37 – There is a way to Knowledge – “I wrote down this Step in this book,  I seem to think that I need to get high to get to Knowledge.” I wrote down 23 different practices, some of which are about development of character, some of which are about alteration of consciousness.

Step 38 – God knows the way to Knowledge – “I did the Step.  Sometime around this day I got there were Christians who found the way to Knowledge, like Joan of Arc.”  I’ve written two posts about Joan of Arc so far.  I will probably write more in the future.

Step 39 – The power of God is with me – “I did the step, recalling the hymn ‘Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise.'”  This Christian hymn, written in 1876 to a Welsh melody, talks about God dwelling in inaccessible light.  It talks about God being “unresting, unhasting, and silent as light.”  This hymn had a similar vibration to me as the bit in the next step about the great stillness of God.

Step 40 – Today I will feel the power of God – “I commented on this Step.”  The post about tomato aspic is the commentary I wrote down.

Step 41 – I am not afraid of the power of God – “I commented on this Step.”  In that commentary, among other things, I wrote “The separation is insane, and to maintain it, I must spin a hurtful insane mud world around myself.”  Spinning a mud world around myself is a line from a Robert Bly translation of a Kabir poem.

Step 42 – Review – “I commented on this review.”  In that commentary, I wrote “Another thing I haven’t written down until now is that I’m very briefly scanning through the Steps I’ve done so far, in getting to the Step I’m going to do on a particular day.  That seems to help.”

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The Mystery of God

The mystery of God.

There was a time when I felt very ambivalent about the word “God.” However, Steps to Knowledge often refers to God, and the New Message from God is the source. Shouldn’t this have raised my hackles and if not sent me running from the room, at least made me want to retreat, quietly closing the door behind me?

Perhaps, but I did neither, instead I stayed in the room and decided to examine my ambivalence. What do I have against the word “God?” And I decided it was because I associate it with religion. But I don’t consider myself a religious person, I don’t go to church, and I don’t read the Bible, although there was a time in my life when I did go to church and there was a time in my life when I did read the Bible. I like the Bible, if the word “like” is appropriate in this context, I find it a source of infinite wisdom. I did not particularly like going to church though. It just never felt right, its walls were too confining.

Then I found that if I substituted the word “God” for “Higher Power,” my ambivalence lessened. In a forest grove with its majesty, air and light, I felt the closer presence of a Higher Power, so I substituted church for the forest and embraced the power I felt there.

The mystery of God.

And by the time I embarked on Steps to Knowledge, I was ready to acknowledge that “you find God in a pure impulse, in a timeless moment of recognition, in the desire to act beyond the sphere of your own personal interests and motives, in the recognition of another, in the motive to give, in the inexplicable experience of affinity. These are translatable. This is God in action. For you, this is God.”

Step 38 says that God knows the way to Knowledge, Step 39 reminds me that the power of God is with me, Step 40 tells me to feel the power of God today, and Step 41 asks me to affirm that I am not afraid of the power of God. With these tools in my arsenal and additionally armed with the affirmation “the power of God represents the mystery of [my] life” (Step 39), all ambivalence flew out the window for good.

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I Did My Best, It Wasn’t Much

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

Step 42 of Steps to Knowledge is another review, a review where the student is asked to examine the depth and care of his practice.  If the student is changing or adjusting the lessons to suit preferences or aversions, tastes or expectation, she can’t really expect what is promised.

Step 39 declares the power of God is within your Knowledge.

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What Is The Power Of God In The World?

Does God micromanage the world?  Or does he merely set the ground rules and let nature take its course?  What do you think of when you think of the power of God?  Moses parting the Red Sea?  The walls of Jericho falling flat before Joshua?  The miracles of Jesus, with the resurrection being the exclamation point?

Step 39 of Steps to Knowledge (“The power of God is with me”) opens up another angle as to the power of God in the world.  It says “The power of God is with you.  It is within your Knowledge.”  At first, I found this less than satisfactory.  What’s the connection between experiencing things as self-evident, and healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansing the lepers, casting out devils?  As I pondered this further, I considered the idea that the power of God in the world is the conviction of the person who knows something.  Joan of Arc knew something.  The founders of America knew something.  And what they knew has had a lasting impact.

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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.