What Is Your Foundation? How Strong Is It?

This is the ninth post in a series of posts in the New Message from God revelation “The Race To Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in 2009. The first post in the series is here. The previous post in the series is here.

3/3/2015 UPDATE: The next post in the series is here.

What is your foundation? How strong is it?

What have we seen so far? Humanity faces wrenching adjustments due to affected climate and declining resources. Many people in many nations face great disruption of their world. Neither the leaders of the world nor the followers of the world are considering this. The best remedy we have is the man or woman of Knowledge, observing without judging, encouraging positive attitudes, and taking positive action. This is the thirty-first paragraph.

“For everyone else, there will be denial in general. Then the few people who see the gravity of the situation will base all of their hope upon certain solutions being generated and applied. This will be the source of their hope, but it is a weak foundation. For their whole basis of certainty is based upon certain events taking place and certain changes being made. But these events may not take place. This change may not occur. Then where will they be, but in a state of despair? For their foundation is based upon circumstances, not upon the power of Knowledge.”

What is your foundation? How strong is it? The poet Rumi said “The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.” Don’t waste your precious time waiting for a politician to say “Great waves of disruptive change are coming to the world due to humanity’s previous behavior.”

“They will believe in certain leaders who they think will save the day. But there is no leader in the world that can stop the Great Waves of change. They will believe in the goodness of humanity, but humanity will act very poorly, especially at the outset of the Great Waves. They will believe in an ideology or an economic system or technology or advancements in science, but as these prove to be inadequate and insufficient, their hope will collapse.”

What is your foundation? How strong is it? It has occurred to me that there will be a lot of hand-wringing, recrimination and finger-pointing in the outset of the Great Waves. A lot of people won’t like it when a million refugees from a number of different nations come to a city near them. Being a person who can be calm and encourage positive action might be very helpful indeed. What is your answer? Wind turbines? Free markets? A caliphate? Can you get over your attachment to your answer if your answer is not embraced? Can you get over your attachment to your answer if it is applied, but it doesn’t work?

“Do you see how weak this is, how it is based upon either ideas or abstractions or upon certain situations occurring, which in reality may be very unlikely to occur? Your optimism cannot be based upon a preferred outcome.”

What is your foundation? How strong is it? We live in a world where we don’t get things we want, and get things we don’t want. The world of the Great Waves of Change will only be more so. We have a certain attachment to the outcomes we prefer, and that attachment causes a great deal of suffering. We have to be a little smarter than this, a little more observant than this. Maybe we need a stronger connection with Knowledge, the deeper intelligence that the Creator of all life has placed within each person.

What is your foundation? How strong is it?

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What Is The Answer? The Person Of Knowledge

The Man Or Woman Of Knowledge. What is the answer? The person of Knowledge.This is the eighth post in a series of posts in the New Message from God revelation “The Race To Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in 2009. The first post in the series is here. The previous post in the series is here.

2/17/2015 UPDATE: The next post in the series is here.

What is the answer? The person of Knowledge

Some people are wondering how many posts this series will contain. At this point, it looks like somewhere between fifteen and twenty. It seems like a good thing for people to see the actual revelation, even if it is in small portions.

What have we seen so far? Humanity faces wrenching adjustments due to its unsustainable pattern of resource consumption and environment abuse. These wrenching adjustments take the form of climate disruption and involuntary human migration. The leaders of the world have no desire or willingness to face this. The followers of the world have no desire or willingness to face this. This is the twenty-seventh paragraph.

“The man or woman of Knowledge sees this, of course. They are not in denial. They are not simply trying to project a preferred outcome. They are seeing what is transpiring, and they are altering their conclusions regularly as the situation changes, as the Great Waves approach. You may be certain that the Great Waves are coming, but you do not know how they will impact the world or when they will strike. The great uncertainty is how humanity will respond.”

What is the answer? The person of Knowledge. In an earlier paragraph, Knowledge was described as “the deeper intelligence that the Creator of all life has placed within each person to guide them, to protect them and to lead them to their greater accomplishments in life.” Someone is wondering “Why isn’t the man or woman of Knowledge trying to project a preferred outcome?” Because Knowledge is far greater and wiser than our preferences or anxieties. The man or woman of Knowledge does seek to contribute strength of character and strength of faculties of mind.

“The man or woman of Knowledge is watching—watching without coming to fixed conclusions, watching without condemning the world, watching without losing hope, watching without becoming jaded or cynical, watching without blaming leaders or individuals or nations, watching the changing landscapes of the world, looking for the signs that the world is giving to indicate how, where and when the Great Waves will strike.”

What is the answer? The person of Knowledge. One of the great practices of Steps to Knowledge is cultivating the ability of observing without judgment, observing without assumption, observing without the projection of blame. Just as Joseph of old told Pharaoh about the seven years of famine that would come to Egypt in the future, the man or woman of Knowledge will know a little more than most people about the difficulties to come, that less things can be broken and less lives can be lost.

“The man or woman of Knowledge has moved to higher ground, both circumstantially in their outer life and within themselves, basing their life upon Knowledge, the deeper intelligence—an intelligence that is not afraid of the world, that is not afraid of change, and that can face anything because it is intelligence given by God. It is wise. It is compassionate. It is objective.”

What is the answer? The person of Knowledge. The man or woman of Knowledge isn’t exactly a “doomsday prepper,” because he or she is thinking about the survival of others. On the other hand, the man or woman of Knowledge is preparing in practical ways for difficult times ahead.

“Here the man or woman of Knowledge is not insisting on solutions, but instead watching and encouraging positive behavior, positive awareness and positive actions. But they are not reliant on hope alone, for hope is too weak, too easily shattered, too easily diminished and deflated. Their power is the power of Knowledge—a power that does not diminish in the face of difficulty or uncertainty, a power that is not undermined by tragedy or crisis. They will see clearly and respond appropriately to the changing situations that they see immediately around them and in the world at large. For they are not afraid to look and see because Knowledge is their power.”

What is the answer? The person of Knowledge. Someone is reading this and wondering “Douglas, do you claim to be one of these persons of Knowledge of which this revelation speaks so highly?” My answer is “I claim to be a candidate for the position of ‘man of Knowledge.’ I claim to be hoping, planning, and working toward becoming a man of Knowledge.”

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Please Reconsider Your Current Approach

13_roads_diverged_in_a_yellow_wood1 Please reconsider your current approachThis is the seventh post in a series of posts in the New Message from God revelation “The Race To Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in 2009. The first post in the series is here. The previous post in the series is here.

2/10/2015 UPDATE: The next post in the series is here.

Please reconsider your current approach

What have we seen so far? Humanity faces wrenching adjustments, due to a disrupted climate, due to destructive use of a lush, abundant world. This destructive use came from ignoring the deeper intelligence within us. Our political and religious leaders are blind to these adjustments, as they only see the future as more of the past. A few individuals could see the coming danger, but they were rejected by humanity as crackpots. This is the twenty-third paragraph.

“You cannot stop the Great Waves of change. You can mitigate them and their impacts and you can prepare for them, but you cannot stop them now. If people cannot change, based upon their conscience and their vision of the world, then they will have to change in the face of demanding situations and crises. It is a poor way of learning, of course. It is a fool’s education, of course. But the education must happen because humanity must adapt to a world in change, to a declining world.”

Please reconsider your current approach. In earlier portions of this revelation, it is taught that there will be involuntary migration from certain areas of the world, due to changes in the world’s climate. People are going to have to think a little bit less about their particular worlds, and think a little bit more about the entire world. The New Message frequently uses the phrase “a world of declining resources” to describe the world of the future.

“The poorer peoples of the world, what can they do now to prepare? They have no social power, no social mobility. They cannot simply pack up and move to a wealthy nation. They are stuck. They are held in place. So the responsibility lies with the wealthy peoples and the wealthy nations to lead the way. But even in the wealthy nations, there are few who can see. People everywhere, rich or poor, are so often unwilling to reconsider their lives and to change their attitudes and approaches. It is a problem in human development.”

Please reconsider your current approach. Is humanity’s pattern of resource consumption and environmental use sustainable? I have asked this question to people in many walks of life, and the usual answer is “Uh, well, no.” But most people live as if humanity’s pattern of resource consumption and environmental use was sustainable. What will happen when the average person in China, and the average person in India, expects to live like the average person in America, or Europe? There is a vague uneasiness that something is amiss, but no idea as to how to address it.

“The world will become warmer. Lands will open up, but you will not be able to grow much food on them. And violent weather will be a problem everywhere—depleting nations’ resources, creating catastrophes one after another.”

Please reconsider your current approach. You may have to take care of someone who has had to move from the arid regions of the world. Who knows, you may have to move and someone may have to take care of you. How can you strengthen yourself in the face of these possibilities?

“Humanity will have to move to a different kind of equilibrium with life in the future, a different kind of stability in the world. The great question facing you is what will happen between now and then? If people are blind and do not see the Great Waves of change coming over the horizon; if people are unwilling to reconsider their lives, their obligations and their circumstances; if people are unwilling to overlook their cultural and national prejudices and grievances, then humanity is heading towards a great calamity, or series of calamities to be more precise.”

Please reconsider your current approach. I get that anyone who says “Well, we’re [insert your nationality here], and the way we do things is to [insert your nation’s strategy here]” is heading towards a great calamity. Adaptability will be a highly valuable trait in the difficult times ahead. The ability to take pages from the playbooks of other cultures and nations will be important in the days to come. The ethnic and religious enmities that people hold are going to be exposed as an unaffordable luxury.

Please reconsider your current approach. I realize this message has been a message of difficult times ahead. But I hope you will continue to follow this series, because beyond the message of difficulty, there is a remedy being offered. If you’re wondering “What am I supposed to do about all this?” the answer is in the next post.

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Who Had The Vision To See The Danger?

Spaceship_Earth_2 Who had the vision to see the danger?This is the sixth post in a series of posts in the New Message from God revelation “The Race To Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in 2009. The first post in the series is here. The previous post in the series is here.

2/10/2015 UPDATE: The next post in the series is here.

Who had the vision to see the danger?

Who had the vision to see the danger? What have we seen so far? Humanity faces wrenching adjustments, due to a disrupted climate, due to destructive use of a lush, abundant world. This destructive use came from ignoring the deeper intelligence within us. Our political and religious leaders are blind to these adjustments, as they only see the future as more of the past. This is the twentieth paragraph.

“All of this is inevitable, you see, given humanity’s attitudes, its use of the world and humanity’s relations between nations. Of course, you would reach a point of saturation. Of course, you would affect the world in such a way that the world would respond not to your benefit. Of course, you would hit a crisis point.”

Who had the vision to see the danger? At this point, I’m recalling the words of 20th Century American author Robert Heinlein in “Time Enough for Love”:

“No man is an island — ” Much as we may feel and act as Individuals, our race is — a single organism, always growing and branching — which must be pruned regularly to be healthy. This necessity need not be argued; anyone with eyes can see that any organism which grows without limit always dies in its own poisons.

I remember being taught as a Boy Scout that every natural environment had a certain “carrying capacity,” an ability to support a certain amount of life. When the amount of life in that environment exceeded the carrying capacity, there was either migration or starvation. The world is no different, it has a certain carrying capacity, but humanity acts as if it wasn’t going to hit a limit anytime soon.

Getting back to Marshall Vian Summers:

“There are visionary individuals who have seen this coming. But humanity is deaf and blind and dumb and proceeds willfully in its pursuits of wealth and power—easily corrupted, easily misled, desperate amongst its poorer peoples, unable to control its population, unable to control its use of resources, unable to restrain its conflicts and its historical prejudices. Like a willful child, it is going headlong into the future—heedless, not thinking ahead, not looking ahead, only meeting the needs of the day.”

Who had the vision to see the danger? I consider R. Buckminster Fuller to be one of those visionary individuals. In 1968, he published the book “Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth,” a collection of ideas for an indefinitely sustainable world. Some people in my world consider Jacque Fresco to be another visionary. The average human being is such that if there are 7 billion of them in a group, they are deaf and blind and dumb, proceeding willfully in their pursuits of wealth and power, etc.

“At this moment, you can stand in the middle of a city of two million people and in 20 years, it will be desolate. What will happen? How will the world respond? If you can see without prejudice and fear, it will become apparent to you. You do not have to be a genius to see this. You only have to be wise and objective. But how people respond is a question that you cannot foretell. People can choose how they will respond. There is choice at this level.”

Who had the vision to see the danger? The city in which this revelation was received was Aleppo, Syria, which was a city of two million people in 2009, when this revelation was received. Reed Summers, son of Marshall Vian Summers wrote of those days here. I have written about what has happened since that time here. What is Aleppo now? A plundered, looted heap of fallen ruin, well on its way to being desolate in the year 2029. I regret to inform you that without a lot of magnanimity and cooperation on the part of a lot of people, that is the world’s future.

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The Poorest, The Lowliest, And The Lost

Tagore2 The poorest, the lowliest, and the lost

Is finding God merely difficult, instead of tricky?

Is God hiding in plain sight, in the guise of the least of these?

Dear God, can the veil of my vanity be rent, that I might touch thy holy feet?

Have I come to this world to find God in the poorest, the lowliest and the lost?

The poorest, the lowliest, and the lost

I have written a number of posts about the New Message from God revelation, “The Race to Save Human Civilization.” Humanity is indicted for plundering and looting a beautiful world. Individuals are indicted for ignoring their deeper intelligence. Political leaders and religious leaders are indicted as blind guides leading the blind. There is a message of hope, but I haven’t written about it yet. Therefore, I am in great need of poetry at this time, to strengthen my soul. What shall I do in the face of the Great Waves of Change, a predicted series of large, ongoing disruptions in the not-too-distant future? In the difficult times ahead, you and I might meet some of the poorest, the lowliest and the lost. They might be migrating from a place where they can no longer live. Rabindranath Tagore wrote a poem about them (#10 in Gitanjali)

Here is thy footstool and there rest thy feet where live the poorest, and lowliest, and lost.

When I try to bow to thee, my obeisance cannot reach down to the depth where thy feet rest among the poorest, and lowliest, and lost.

Pride can never approach to where thou walkest in the clothes of the humble among the poorest, and lowliest, and lost.

My heart can never find its way to where thou keepest company with the companionless among the poorest, the lowliest, and the lost.

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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.

Who Or What Will Guide Us Through The Narrows?

pieter-bruegel-the-younger-blind-guides Who or what will guide us through the narrowsThis is the fifth post in a series of posts about the New Message from God revelation, “The Race to Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in 2009. The first post in the series is here. The previous post in the series is here.

2/10/2015 UPDATE: The next post in the series is here.

Who or what will guide us through the narrows?

What have we seen so far? Humanity faces wrenching adjustments from a disrupted climate. Many inhabited places, most notably in the arid regions of the world, will become inhabitable. These changes will cause large human migrations, resulting in great stress and difficulty. This is the seventeenth paragraph.

“There will not be enough surplus food to simply ship out to stricken nations. There will not be enough. If humanity loses a percentage of its food production, it does not matter how much money is spent. The world is being exhausted. Are you going to exhaust it even more and more and more?”

Who or what will guide us through the narrows? While on a hiking trip in the Sierra Mountains of California, our guide told us “In the mountains, food is money.” I envision that in the future described by this revelation, food and clean water will be precious like money. In a previous paragraph, it was said that humanity would lose 30% of its agriculture. Hard choices are going to have to be made. Humanity’s current pattern of resource consumption and environmental use is not sustainable.

“This is the great uncertainty in the situation—how humanity will respond? What is human response-ability? Even the leaders of nations are blind. Even the leaders of religious institutions are blind. They only see the world as they are accustomed to see the world. They only see the world in terms of what they can expect and believe to be true from the past. But these things will no longer hold true.”

Who or what will guide us through the narrows? I realize this is a scathing indictment. But isn’t this the way most people see the future, in a context that the future will be an extension of the past, only with different names and faces? As I read this paragraph, I recall the times Jesus referred to the leaders of religious institutions as “blind guides” (once in Matthew 15, twice in Matthew 23). I don’t believe anyone took Jesus very seriously when he said that not one stone of the great buildings of Jerusalem would be left on another (Mark 13). And yet, about 40 years after Jesus spoke those words, it happened exactly as he said. How will you make yourself wiser, stronger, more resilient, more magnanimous than your leaders?

“There will be great human migration all over the world. Some of it will be normal, but much of it will have to be organized and agreed to between nations. If nations close their doors to the displaced peoples, it will be a tragedy never seen before. This tragedy will despoil the world in war and conflict.”

Who or what will guide us through the narrows? It was mentioned in an earlier paragraph that people in a stricken area won’t be able to move to the region next door, as it will be facing the same problem. I want to ask this revelation “Why are you telling me this? It’s not like I can open the door of my nation, or any other nation, to the displaced peoples. How am I supposed to respond to the need of the world, and to the blindness of my leaders?

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How Will We Feed A Million Hungry Guests?

multitude How will we feed a million hungry guests?This is the fourth in a series of posts on the New Message from God revelation, “The Race to Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in Aleppo, Syria in 2009. The first post in the series is here. The previous post in the series is here. The following is the thirteenth paragraph of The Race to Save Human Civilization.

2/10/2015 UPDATE: The next post in the series is here.

How will we feed a million hungry guests?

“The peoples who will have to flee the stricken areas, they will have to be absorbed by nations around the world. They cannot simply move next door because the nation next door is likely to be facing the same crisis. It will be a great diaspora, a dispersion of peoples out of their homeland away from their traditional way of life into a very different set of circumstances. This will produce greater strain and difficulty.”

How will we feed a million hungry guests? As I pondered this, I could imagine that people living on an island facing rising sea levels couldn’t easily move to the island next door, as the island next door would be facing rising sea levels as well. People living in a coastal region facing rising sea levels couldn’t easily move to the coastal region next door. It was mentioned in an earlier paragraph that millions would have to flee the arid regions of the world. People fleeing an arid region couldn’t easily move to the arid region next door.

“Primary here is literally how will you feed the peoples of the world when the world loses 30% of its agriculture, which is what you are really facing, you see? Violent weather, the change in the climate and the impact upon the world’s geologic and biologic systems will create so much imbalance, that even if you could find a home for all of the displaced peoples, how would you feed them? And the residents of the receiving nations, how will they respond towards this? These are questions that have yet to be answered, questions that you should now consider—you who stand at the threshold of great change, you who perhaps have the luxury to consider these things and to plan your life and to rearrange your priorities.”

How will we feed a million hungry guests? The Old Testament prophet Ezekiel was shown a valley of dry bones. God asked the prophet “Son of man, can these bones live?” The prophet answered “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” It is as if the purpose of this paragraph is to get us out of thinking that with a little technical and logistical cleverness, we’ll get through this series of big, ongoing disruptions. It’s going to take more than that.

“The cities will become so filled with people that it will be very difficult to provide food and water for them, even in the well-established countries, even in the countries where there is greater affluence. How will you feed a million new people added to a city of millions already? The teeming city, you can hear the sounds. How much can a city hold? What are the limits of its provision? What is the tolerance of its people?”

How will we feed a million hungry guests? 20th Century American writer Robert Heinlein wrote: “Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen. Homo sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself.” The problems are so much more than just food and water. How well can you live without the artifacts of your culture? How well will people be able to live without a certain amount of private space? What kind of stress will the million new visitors put on the physical and social infrastructure? The phrase “strain and difficulty” mentioned above, is a very polite way of putting it.

“The situation will become so severe that even families in the wealthy nations will have to consider taking a family from a poorer nation into their home. How many people will be willing to do this? How bad does it have to get before people’s preferences, prejudices and personal requirements are superceded by a critical need?”

How will we feed a million hungry guests? You may not consider yourself to be wealthy. But if you have options as to what to eat, what to wear, and so forth, you are relatively wealthy. You might even be rich without thinking you’re rich. I wonder whether anyone gets it when I write about how far out of your current self you’re going to have to get to be a strong contributor during times like these. I wonder whether I get it.

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The Refugees, How Will They Be Sustained?

uns-world-food-programme-out-money-feed-syrian-refugees The refugees, how will they be sustained?This is the third post in a series of posts on the New Message from God revelation “The Race to Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in 2009. The first post is here, and the second post is here. These two posts looked at the first eight paragraphs of The Race to Save Human Civilization. So far, we are told humanity faces great challenges due to a disrupted climate. There will be many refugees leaving parts of the world which can no longer support human settlement. These migrations will cause great social disruption. This is the ninth paragraph.

1/26/2015 UPDATE:The next post in the series is here.

The refugees, how will they be sustained?

“People today feel already that things are not normal, things are not right. There is great anxiety concerning people’s view of the future. Already the Great Waves are beginning to impact the peoples of the world, diminishing nations’ economies, forcing people into ever greater situations of strain and competition. Even today there is a great struggle over who will have access to the food, the water and the energy resources in many, many parts of the world.”

The refugees, how will they be sustained? The Great Waves of Change is the term used by the New Message from God to describe a series of large, ongoing disruptions to humanity’s customary way of life. The Great Waves of Change is one of the books of the New Message from God.

“Yet who is watching the signs, the signs that Great Waves of change are now coming? Who is paying attention? For those very few who are, who has the courage and the strength to recognize that this is a calling—a calling for service and contribution, a calling for them to reconsider their lives, their circumstances, their activities and their obligations?”

The refugees, how will they be sustained? I consider the word signs to mean events such as the 500-year flood of the city of Passau, Germany, the flooding of three-quarters of Queensland, and the Tohuku earthquake and tsunami. I can understand the words that this is a calling for service and contribution, but they haven’t worked their way down into my soul just yet.

“Human migration will be one of the great problems that the Great Waves of change will produce. In the teeming cities in the poorer nations, where will these people go, and how will they be sustained? Will they be left to die, to emerge into war and famine? This is something that a few people in the world today are beginning to consider because the signs are so very evident.”

The refugees, how will they be sustained? The United Nations recently reported that the World Food Programme has run out of money for feeding Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. To solve the present and future problems will take an out-of-the-ordinary creativity, an out-of-the-ordinary compassion, an out-of-the-ordinary cooperation.

“It is not the end for humanity, but it is a transition to a different kind of world—a new world, a world of declined resources, a world of diminished assets, a world that will require tremendous cooperation between nations if human civilization is to survive.”

The refugees, how will they be sustained? It would seem that this is more than a mere logistics problem, getting food and water from one place to another. I can imagine people saying “Why are we feeding refugees from nations that are our enemies?” Why is their suffering our problem? Aren’t they responsible for their own situation? If someone is asking questions like these, they haven’t fully considered a Great Waves of Change world yet. If we think some refugees should be fed, and others should not, we have much bigger problems on the inside.

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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.

The Back Of The Hand To Everything

mary-oliver The back of the hand to everything.There are 240 Google results for the exact phrase “I love Mary Oliver.” There are 6 Google results for the exact phrase “I hate Mary Oliver.” That pretty much tells you what people think about this 20th-and-21st Century American poet.

The back of the hand to everything

I read her book “A Thousand Mornings” slightly over a year ago. I believed that some of the poems in that book would come in handy in conveying certain feelings here. That time has now come.

This poem should be construed as an interlude of sorts in my contemplation of the New Message from God revelation “The Race to Save Human Civilization,” received in 2009 in Aleppo, Syria. This poem paints a picture of the disrupted climate and violent storms mentioned in the revelation.

It didn’t behave
like anything you had
ever imagined. The wind
tore at the trees, the rain
fell for days slant and hard.
The back of the hand
to everything. I watched
the trees bow and their leaves fall
and crawl back into the earth.
As though, that was that.
This was one hurricane
I lived through, the other one
was of a different sort, and
lasted longer. Then
I felt my own leaves giving up and
falling. The back of the hand to
everything. But listen now to what happened
to the actual trees;
toward the end of that summer they
pushed new leaves from their stubbed limbs.
It was the wrong season, yes,
but they couldn’t stop. They
looked like telephone poles and didn’t
care. And after the leaves came
blossoms. For some things
there are no wrong seasons.
Which is what I dream of for me.

When I contemplate the Great Waves of Change, the difficult times ahead, I recall that line from Mary Oliver’s poem, “The back of the hand to everything.” I believe nature will try to muddle through, pushing out new leaves from stubbed limbs. But will it be enough?

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Plundered, Looted Heap Of Fallen Ruin

Aleppo-Great-Mosque Plundered, looted heap of fallen ruinJesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’” (Luke 16:1-2, New International Version)

I recall this story when I read the New Message from God revelation “The Race to Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in 2009 in Aleppo, Syria. In the gospel story, it wasn’t the end of the world for the unrighteous manager, but it definitely was the end of a season of high living at the master’s expense. In the same way, while the Great Waves of Change are not the end of the world, it is the end of a season of squandering our natural inheritance.

1/26/2015 UPDATE:This has turned into a series of posts. The next post in the series is here.

Plundered, looted heap of fallen ruin

“While everything appears to be normal in these days, Great Waves of change are coming to the world—change on a level never seen before, change that will affect every person in the world. Greater than the world wars, it will be. Greater than the great pandemics of the past will it be. Great Waves of change. Humanity has plundered the world and has destroyed your natural inheritance to such a great degree that the world will change now, becoming a more difficult place for the human family.”

It’s hard to live in Aleppo right now. Its infrastructure has been greatly degraded. Warring factions struggle for control of various neighborhoods. And I look at Aleppo and I think to myself “That’s what we’ve done to the world. We’ve taken a beautiful world, and made it into a plundered, looted heap of fallen ruin.”

It is as if the New Message “knew” that people might ask “Who’s to blame for this? Please let us know, so we can punish them hideously!”

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“It has taken a very long time to create the conditions that will bring about the Great Waves of change. And everyone has participated in this to some degree, so there is no one person or organization or nation alone who is fully to blame. The wealthy nations have taken more, but everyone has taken from the world—even the poorest people, who have taken so little and who have so little. Everyone is responsible.”

“They say that what you mock, will surely overtake you, and you become the monster, so the monster will not break you.” – U2, “Peace on Earth”

American Christian songwriter Larry Norman wrote “Children died, the days grew cold, a piece of bread could buy a bag of gold, I wish we’d all been ready.” But the New Message identifies something else as an even more precious commodity than bread.

“It is a situation now that you must consider for the future and prepare for at this time. For there will be great human migrations as the arid regions of the world lose their ability to produce food, as water resources become scarce and as conflict arises between nations and groups within nations over who will have access to the remaining resources. However masked these conflicts may be under the guise of religion and politics, it will be a struggle for resources primarily.”

It is as if the patterns of temperature and rainfall that humanity has taken for granted for many years are facing disruption, and the delicate balance in the arid regions of the world is being tipped. Suppose you hear a knock on your front door. You open the door, and there is a young couple with a baby and a 5-year-old. They ask “We haven’t eaten in two days. No one will give us anything. Can you help us?” What are you going to say? Will you be prepared for anything like this? You are clearly going to have to think outside anything and everything you have ever thought inside.

“The world sounds the same. The vibrations and noise of a big city, but it is but the signs of great change to come that people are not seeing because they are not responding to Knowledge, the deeper intelligence that the Creator of all life has placed within each person to guide them, to protect them and to lead them to their greater accomplishments in life.”

This is the only revelation I know of that has car horns and traffic noises in the background. But an indictment of a sin of commission has been brought against your species. Your species is charged with taking a rich, abundant, beautiful world, and making it into a plundered, looted heap of fallen ruin. How do you plead? An indictment of a sin of omission has been brought against you and me. We are changed with not responding to Knowledge, the deeper intelligence. How do you plead? I plead that I’m making an effort to respond to Knowledge, but I wonder if my efforts are adequate.

There is more to say about this revelation, but I will say it in the next post. The good news is that that bad news isn’t all the news.

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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.