Step Three Hundred and Twenty-Five



Step 325. The World Is Emerging Into The Greater Community Of Worlds. Therefore, I Must be Attentive.
The world is emerging into the Greater Community of Worlds. How can you recognize this if you are preoccupied with your own concerns, your own hopes and your own ambitions? How can you recognize what is happening in your world? How can you see those forces that are influencing your outer life and that govern your affairs to such a great extent? Part of becoming strong with Knowledge is becoming attentive. You can only become attentive if your mind is not preoccupied with its own imaginings and fantasies.

The world is preparing to emerge into the Greater Community of Worlds, and this underlies its evolution and all of its advancements now. That is why conflict is erupting in the world, because those who oppose the evolution of the world will fight against it. Those who wish to further the advancement of the world will attempt to fortify the goodness of humanity and the sense that humanity is one community that must nurture and support itself beyond all division of nation, race, religion, culture and tribe. Thus it is that you who are becoming a representative and recipient of Knowledge will fortify peace, unity, understanding and compassion in the world. All this is part of the preparation of the world to emerge into the Greater Community of Worlds, because this represents the evolution of the world. This represents Knowledge within the world.

Knowledge within the world does not foster conflict in any way. It does not promote hatred or division. It does not promote anything that is divisive or anything that is cruel or destructive. It is the collective experience of Knowledge in the world that moves the world towards union and community. Because your world is part of a Greater Community, it is moving towards union and community because of its own evolution and because it is responding to the Greater Community of which it is a part. You cannot know the importance of this idea unless you can be attentive to the world, and you cannot know the importance of this to you who have come to serve this emergence unless you become attentive to yourself.

Remember once again that you can only lose contact with yourself if you re-enter imagination or fantasy, because this is the only alternative to being attentive to yourself and your world. Awake from your dreams, then, and become attentive. Remember upon the hour to look upon the world without judgment, and you will see that the world is attempting to become one community, for it seeks to extend itself into the Greater Community. The Greater Community represents a community that is calling upon humanity to enter and to participate. You cannot understand the mechanism for this, for it is far too great for your eyes and for your mental capacity now, but the movement of this is so obvious and apparent if you will but look.

Upon the hour look, and in your deeper meditation practices, actively engage your mind in considering this idea. Today’s practice is not a practice in stillness, but a practice in active and useful engagement of your mind. Consider your own response to today’s idea. Take note of your thoughts for and against it. Take note of your anxieties, especially concerning the world becoming one community in its emergence and participation in the Greater Community. Take note of these things, for here you will understand that within yourself which supports your advancement and that which denies it. As you learn to look upon these things without condemnation but with true objectivity, you will understand why the world is in conflict. You will understand this, and you will not see this with hatred, malice or envy. You will see this with understanding and compassion. This will teach you, then, how you must learn to work in the world so that you may fulfill your purpose here.

Practice 325: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.


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May 13, 2014 Round One: When I actively engage my mind in this thought, I can only say that I don’t see it. I don’t see specific signs of how the world is emerging into the Greater Community of Worlds. I don’t know what to look for. On the other hand, I am willing to accept this idea, since it must be true if the world is to evolve.

Today when I look on the world, I see more and more dissonance and unwillingness to unite and join into a single community regardless of race, nation, or religion. I see the world as being more strife-torn than usual, but perhaps this is the storm before the calm, the turmoil and struggle before clarification and entering more peaceful waters. Maybe the world has to go through more upheaval before it sees the futility and calms down? But I only see history repeating itself and people making the same mistakes. Repeating the same mistakes will not lead to different results – this is a banal truth.

I can look on the world through rose-colored glasses and imagine the world is moving to a higher level of awareness, that ascension is occurring, that humanity is evolving and becoming more enlightened (perhaps a small percent, but no more), but really from my neck of the woods, things do not look this way. I cannot call people being burned alive in Odessa by Fascists on May 2, 2014 because they hold different views something that espouses unity and emerging into the Greater Community. So does this mean I deny the thought that the world is emerging into the Greater Community? No. It just means I don’t see any great progress at the moment.
“That is why conflict is erupting in the world, because those who oppose the evolution of the world will fight against it.”
If this is what I am seeing, so be it. But I wonder how long it will take for people to stop opposing the evolution of the world. It always seems that those who oppose are in the minority, but still they wield greater clout and do more damage.

July 1, 2015 Round Two: The world may be emerging into a Greater Community of Worlds, but it is taking its own sweet time about it and has been for eons. This was set in motion at the beginning of time and there is nothing I can do to make it go any faster. I can only do my own small part to evolve my own consciousness and reclaim Knowledge, but that is a miniscule drop in an entire ocean. I believe that many more are becoming aware and doing their small parts too, but this is not something I feel it is productive to engage my mind in. Life goes on, regardless. It is all about living each day to the full, to the best of my ability, causing the least harm to the people and things around me, and being as gentle as possible.

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