Steps to KnowledgeThe Book of Inner Knowing

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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