Step 114 - My true friends are with me. I am not alone. Entry for Step 113 - I will not be persuaded by others.
Greetings All –
HOW CAN YOU BE ALONE WHEN YOUR TEACHERS ARE WITH YOU? What truer friend do you have than he or she who abides with your Knowledge? These friendships are not born of this world. They have been created beyond the world, and they exist to serve you now. You will feel the presence of those who are with you once your mind settles down. Once you cease to be preoccupied with your own fervent wishes and fears, you will begin to feel this presence which is so graceful, so gentle and so reassuring.
UPON THE HOUR TODAY, remind yourself that your friends are with you. In your two deep practice periods, allow your mind to receive their presence so that you may understand the true nature of relationship in the world. With practice, this understanding will become so strong that you will be able to receive the ideas, the encouragement and the correction from those who are more potent than you, who exist to serve you in your true function in the world. They are your initiators into Knowledge, and they are in relationship with your Knowledge, for your Knowledge contains your true relationships with all of life.
PRACTICE 114: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
From the Journal:
9 A.M. Sunday, Nov 7 –
What is the overhead rate for the universe? – Oh about 50%
→ Committed to going to Unity. The Sunday drive. I don’t need to be … (what was that thought?)
S2K “I will not be persuaded by other.”
- Life is beyond Spirit – manifestation works –
7:40 p.m. Home … tired from the travels to NOVA – though good – I seek the simple. Does the world simplify or complexify – or if emergences are inevitable, the it is all relatively the same/sane. Complexity is also an illusion – or the constant resimplification keeps it all level. People don’t need to know the detail that formerly supported reality. It is all different all new, all the same.
8:20 p.m. Completed 2nd meditation. – All I want to do is to go to sleep.
8:56 p.m. In bed, rather than go to work. The thought is “simple” – simplicity – this is the quality of KNOWLEDGE. The Creator’s relationship to all is simple. Every relationship at its core is simple – so this becomes m goal – to find the simplest relationships for order, which is peace.
The pace of change leads me to focus on the simple. My body is a multitude of relationships.
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