STEPS TO KNOWLEDGE CONTINUATION TRAINING
If you have completed the book STEPS TO KNOWLEDGE twice through and have followed the instructions as they were given without altering the Curriculum in any way, then you are now ready to begin this more advanced study.
Contains 84 Steps.
Please contact the Society prior to purchase if you are interested in beginning the Continuation training.
This is the Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training. It is designed to build upon the Steps that were learned in Steps to Knowledge to enable you to experience the grace, the power and the direction of Knowledge in your life and to become an expression of Knowledge in everything that you do. If you have completed the book Steps to Knowledge twice through and have followed the instructions as they were given without altering the curriculum in any way, then you are now ready to begin this more advanced study.
This book is designed to be used in chronological order. There are three parts. Each contains 28 Steps. It is important that you do them in the order in which they are given. Once you have completed all three parts, you go back to Part I and you begin the process all over again. You continue in this way until this practice becomes established in your life, until you reach a point where you can naturally and instinctively utilize the methods that are provided here.
Perhaps you will have to study the Continuation Training for a relatively short period of time, say one or two years, in order to achieve this. But it is more likely that you will have to study it for many more years before these processes become integrated fully within your mind. When this occurs, you will be able to develop and apply real discernment at any moment, in any situation, with any person, in any mental environment. You will also have achieved a stronger foundation in the Four Pillars of your life: the Pillar of Relationships, the Pillar of Career & Providership, the Pillar of Health and the Pillar of Spiritual Advancement. When these Pillars become strong, then you will be able to receive greater gifts from the Unseen Ones and will be able to participate in greater events and more important endeavors in your life.
Part of the purpose, then, of the Continuation Training is to give you the resources and the understanding you will need in order to build this foundation, for great things cannot be given to you until this foundation is established. It would indeed beunwise for the Unseen Ones to bestow upon you important responsibilities until you are truly stable internally and have learned to negotiate the difficulties and the opportunities of life with far greater skill than you can at this moment.
Therefore, approach this Training with great patience. See it as a long-term study. Do not try to race through it. Do not try to get to the end as fast as possible. Rather, learn to practice consistently every day and let Knowledge build naturally within you. If you can participate in this way, then the power and efficacy of this Training can become fully established, and you will be the true beneficiary of its magnificent gifts.
As you have probably already learned in your study of Steps to Knowledge, it is important to have companions, those that you can share your study with. It is important to join a study group if one is available or to start one yourself. However, at this moment, there may not be many people who are ready to participate in the Continuation Training, but if you know of someone who can practice with you, that would be very beneficial. If not, then you must proceed on alone. But be assured. You will not be alone, for the power of your Spiritual Family will be with you, more than ever before, for now you are moving closer to the greater purpose that has brought you into the world, and therefore you are moving closer to your Spiritual Family and all that they represent and all thatthey really are. As you come closer to reality here, everything that has been presented in this program of study will become clear and obvious to you. Then you will be in a position to assist others, for you will be able to see clearly, and you will begin to understand the process by which Knowledge can be experienced, expressed and shared with others each day.
Therefore, begin the Continuation Training with the understanding that you will be practicing it for a long time. Going through it once alone will not be enough. You are building a foundation here. A foundation is not built with one brick. It is built with many. It is built with repetition. It is built with consistency. And it is built with patience and quiet determination.
Therefore, approach your Continuation Training in this way. You are undertaking a long-term preparation to produce great results, results that can only be established by such a participation. There are no shortcuts here. There is only the way to follow. If you follow it, you will advance. If you advance, you will proceed. If you proceed, you will know. The Continuation Training is provided so that you may learn to use it wisely as it is given, without altering it in anway. God’s confidence is placed in you that you may proceed and recognize all that must be established and corrected within yourself and in your immediate circumstances. Therefore, do not ask that the Creator take care of you, for indeed you have been sent to the world to take care of the world, and in this you are not alone. In this, you are empowered. In this, you are given the gift of Grace, which is the gift of preparation."
Posted by "other Mary" on 31st May 2014
A wonderful reward and an appropriately rigorous challenge, it ups the ante for the practice of Steps. The level of engagement is distinctly different, the responsibility more demanding than the first level of Steps to Knowledge, with weekly reviews including Four Pillar review and daily contemplation practice. The introduction suggests repeating the 84-Step cycle four times. At the same time the Continuation Training Steps are grounding and expansive, emphasizing the basics of the New Message, its practices and awareness of the Greater Community presence in the world.