Archives for the month of: July, 2011

I just watched the prerecorded introduction and conclusion by Will Burrows to the June 2011 broadcast of “The Burden of the Messenger” from the Society for the New Message from God found at:

http://newmessage.org/speaks/burden-of-the-messenger.php

I was deeply moved by the message itself and also the commentary of Will and others who attended that day.

Will Burrows spoke of the Divine origins of the Messenger, the rarity of a Messenger’s presence on earth and what this means to us – to humanity.

During his concluding remarks Will quoted from another Revelation received on May 23, 2011 that states:

“The Messenger has been prepared by Great Powers and sent from the Divine to be in the world according to a greater plan and destiny. Be careful then, how you approach this rare and significant individual. Be careful regarding your expectations, your beliefs, your preconceived ideas, your judgments and your grievances. For these can all blind you to who he is and what he can offer to you and to the world.”

We are living at a time of Revelation. The Messenger, Marshall Vian Summers, is a man whom the Angelic Presence states is not perfect, however, they state that, “It is what is in him and with him and through him that is perfect. His life is a vehicle for this…”

Marshall teaches through his humanity, his practice as the first student of Steps to Knowledge, through the Revelation he is receiving and delivering and his Divinity. He teaches of a greater possibility for each individual, for humanity as a whole and for the world and our place in the universe. We too are vehicles for something great and important during this time and the times to come.

He is, as Will quoted, “…the seed of a greater future for humanity, a new understanding of [our] existance within a Greater Community of life and of the great turning point that humanity is now beginning to undergo.”

The quote Will reads ends with, “Let this be your understanding, but do not come to conclusions, for the awareness of the Messenger is only just beginning.”

It will be a great blessing to you and to all of humanity to come to know of him in your lifetime while he is alive in the world.

Nasi Novare Coram

I have had the priviledge to meet and come to know some of the strongest,  most insightful, responsible and deeply committed women in my lifetime through being a student of the New Message from God. It is the first religion and teaching that I have found that openly promotes and encourages the preparation and ascendency of women in matters of the spirit. It is an honor to know these women and to be counted among them.

As we climb this mountain together way we always remember the source of our strength and conviction – the power of Knowledge within each and every one of us – waiting to spring forth.

The following are excerpts from the Teaching called

“The Age of Women”

“There is a New Message from God in the world, and one of the things that it calls for is the emergence of women leaders, particularly in the area of spirituality and religion. It is time now for certain women to be called into these greater roles and responsibilities, and it is important around the world in different quarters and in different religious traditions that this be allowed.

Over the centuries, men have been so afraid of the power of women and the possibility of women ascending within the society and culture that they really have denied themselves the assets and the benefits of these skills. And civilization as a whole has been retarded and restrained, its full potential not realized because of this.

You are entering the Age of Women. It is time for the emergence of women—of responsible, ethical, wise women. But they too must learn the Way of Knowledge. They too must hear the New Message from God, to understand really what is motivating them to take a greater role in life. This understanding exists in certain places in the world already, but it is not accessible to most people. It is rare. It is invaluable. Do not underestimate its potency.

Many of the great leaders in the future for humanity will have to be women. It is their destiny. It is what they must do. If this is denied, then humanity will not progress. It will remain captive to history, to tradition, to conflict and war. Being providers and maintainers, women are more given to establishing peace and cooperation. In a traditional sense, they have to make families work, they have to hold families together, they have to take care of people directly, intimately. Do you see the advantages here? Within the realm of religion and spirituality, this is where the great skills come forth.

For if an individual, a woman in this case, has developed her skills in learning of the deeper mind and of responding to it appropriately—in carrying out its direction responsibly, without altering it or redefining it for herself or for the expectations of others—then as she gains this maturity and this responsibility, she can assume a greater and more natural role as a religious leader.

Because the New Message from God has come through the Messenger, who is a man, should not discourage you from the Message that is being given here. For this man, this Messenger, recognizes the need for the power of women.

We are entering the Age of Women. Accept this. Embrace this. Consider it. The New Message from God will teach you the great meaning of this and why it is so important for humanity at this point in its evolution.

Women are meant to play a greater role in this great transition, to prepare the world to be restored and to prepare humanity for its future and destiny within the Greater Community where human unity and cooperation and where the emergence of women will be required.”

To listen or read the full Teaching go to http://newmessage.org/ee/index.php/special-teachings/the-age-of-women

On Sunday July 3, 2011 Marshall Vian Summers spoke openly to the world. It was a live broadcast and was the first public speaking event held at the humble Sanctuary of the New Message from God.

When I first began studying the New Message from God Teachings and began the formal practice of Steps to Knowledge in early 2009, I understood at some deep level who Marshall Vian Summers was and what he was doing in the world. Before even meeting him I understood his Divinity. I understood that he was receiving and delivering an authentic communication from the Divine for the entire world. And unlike previous Messengers through whom God has spoken, Marshall is speaking to the entire world, a mostly literate world, a world advanced in technology and a world now beginning to engage with a vast universe full of intelligent life.

That Sunday morning I saw a man standing in front of loved ones, students and strangers making an audacious proclamation to the world. I saw his vulnerability. I saw the emotional struggle of being required by God to stand and proclaim, “I am the Messenger of God.”

I can’t even begin to imagine what that would be like. 

Years ago I participated in a conference where a friend was going to speak in front of a large group of people. She was speaking to people who were attending to hear her and others like her. They paid for the event, they held similar beliefs, ideas and assumptions and were ready to welcome what she had to say. Even so, moments before she prepared to go on stage she experienced such significant anxiety that she vomited in the woman’s room.

As Marshall stood in front of the people in attendance he looked pale and shaky. His mouth twitched slightly as he began to speak. It was then that I understood the burden of what he has been called to do. Even though I inexplicably understood him to be the Messenger, on that day, for the first time, I saw his humanity. I saw the man. 

Unlike my friend, all who hear him will not welcome him. Many will not be ready to hear his Message. Many will deny, reject and denounce the Message itself and Marshall personally.

But, like myself, others will respond. Others will welcome him and come to know him while he is alive in the world. Others will recognize the Truth in the Message.

His destiny as the one to receive the New Message from God is not a role many of us would welcome easily. The burden of the Messenger is great. And for those whom this Message is meant to reach, the responsibility is great as well – to receive the New Message from God and the Messenger.   

I have witnessed his generosity, his humility, his Divinity and his struggle. He has no choice. He has been called. In this place of “no choice” is the greatest gift. He must make this Proclamation. It is his destiny. It is a Message for the entire world. There are those of us who have our own role to play and must recognize, receive and carry the gift of the Revelation into the future. That is our destiny. The world and all of humanity is waiting.

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