Greetings All –
Step 251 - If I abide with Knowledge, there will be no confusion in my relationships. Entry for Step 250 - I will not hold myself apart today.
Greetings All –
IF KNOWLEDGE IS NOT CONFUSED, how can you be confused who abide in Knowledge? To abide with Knowledge, however, means that you are not attempting to resolve things, to understand things, to control or to persuade things without Knowledge. You are not attempting to fulfill your specialness by using another to enhance it. You are not attempting to substantiate your errors by casting blame upon another.
WITH KNOWLEDGE THERE IS NO CONFUSION IN RELATIONSHIPS. You know who to be with and who not to be with, and there is no blame in this. You know where to devote yourself and where not to devote yourself, and there is no condemnation in this. You choose this over that, not right over wrong. You go here not there because here is where you must go. How simple this is and how totally effective. This affirms Knowledge in all individuals, and no one is condemned. Here the gates of hell are opened and all are free to return to Knowledge, for the gates of hell are open already, and Knowledge is calling to all who dwell there to return to God. For what is hell but life without God and life without Knowledge? It is life imagined, that is all.
THEREFORE, RECEIVE THE CALL OF KNOWLEDGE, which is the call of God for you to awaken and participate with life. You can do nothing alone, and your relationships will be clear when you abide with Knowledge. Remember this upon the hour and in your two longer practice periods today, dedicate yourself to actively looking at every single primary relationship involvement that you have had. Recognize in them the frustrations and the confusion, the great expectations and the great disappointments, the bitterness over error, the sense of failure and the projections of blame. Then, realize that with Knowledge none of this need be, for with Knowledge the meaning and purpose of each relationship was recognized at the beginning of your involvement and was affirmed at the end.
REALIZE IN YOUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIPS that with Knowledge all things will be clear, and you may proceed without guilt or blame and without compulsion or need. With Knowledge you may follow that which is precisely beneficial to you and to your beloved, for all relationships are honored and blessed through Knowledge, and all individuals find their rightful place with one another. In this, each person is honored and his or her Knowledge is confirmed. Let this be your understanding today.
PRACTICE 251: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
More powerful thoughts in this Step, if one can read deeply and visualize.
“AS YOU THINK ABOUT THIS, gratitude will naturally arise within you, and you will realize that the ground upon which you walk and everything that you see and touch that is useful and beneficial is the result of giving and cooperation.”
These friends of mine walk where there has been giving and cooperation. Can we see this in the everyday?
On the Glencoe Trail in Scotland.
New York City
Though any picture would work that shows the "useful and beneficial," it did take time to pick these from my shots. On the Steps page I wrote as a big conclusion:
“ its all cooperation”
My poor penmanship makes it look like "its cell cooperation" and that would be correct, but its not what I wrote. My conclusion at the bottom of the page:
From the Journal:
6:39 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2000 – Last night’s River Rec meeting went well – it was well attended. --- Knowledge was out in full force, supporting all in the process.
10:22 a.m. – Data structure – and management – in order to coordinate – there needs to be a data coding system that works across the spectrum.
12 p.m. Practice #2 --- Interesting forum @ SU for the Community Consensus Coalition. What is my product? I dream of supporting regions with data. There must be a way – even though I have no product – what can I say?
Not too much in the journal. The lesson on cooperation feeds the work ideas I've worked on, though they are not well understood in a world that thinks everything is based on competition. This lesson will be reinforced going forward. Let us continue.
P.S. At Step 251, we are into Part Two of Steps, so if you’ve found this and find some appeal in this or other Steps, you should really go to the beginning blog post. From here you learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense and then progress as needed. You can use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps. They will remain in order in the archives - one per Step.
Often it takes 18 months to get through the Steps once. For this blog, the pace is one-a-day, but it really makes no difference how fast you do it, only that you begin, persist and repeat. Posts here provide a trail that may let you have a virtual companion when and if you want one. One may have to study alone, as I did in the beginning. There are other Steps students blogging their experience and you might find a person more like you as a companion, or use a number of such Steps journeys. There are options as well through the Free School of the New Message.