Greetings All –
Step 21 - Review Beginning students are not in a position to judge their curriculum. (MP3) Entry for Step 20 - I will not let doubt and confusion slow my progress.
Greetings All –
Step 21 - Review (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
IN YOUR THIRD REVIEW, review all the lessons of the past week and the results of those lessons. Practice today not making any conclusions, but simply recognize the line of development and take note of the progress that you have made thus far. It is too early to make genuine conclusions, though it may be very tempting to do so. Beginning students are not in a position to judge their curriculum. This right must be earned and comes later if you wish for your judgments to have true effect and to be wise.
THEREFORE, IN YOUR ONE PRACTICE PERIOD, review the last section of practice and all that has been experienced thus far.
PRACTICE 21: One 45-minute practice period.
This practice was the same as that for Step 19.
From the Journal:
January 20, 2014
After the "seeing" exercises, I'm more aware of other things in the environment. Like "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. You have to see in order to draw.
August 5, 1999
9:23 p.m. I could not hold my gaze still on the basket or rug. It would move. I know the eye is designed to detect movement and it doesn't like to be still. This evening Rascal (the cat) kept coming around the rug/me for attention. When Rascal was moving in the frame - then the rug wasn't a problem - it was there - background. After a minute of the rug alone - I was spacing out.
And from notes in the book:
Let us continue with a serious review.
Journal 2nd Time Step 20. This is for those who have completed Steps once. Doing Steps with only the texts, messages and your life experience, including what you may have studied and practiced is your journey. I’m showing my first year Step comments after the Step, so as not to influence you in advance. It is a wilderness trek to be left to your own wits, but then you can also listen more closely for guides, angels and teachers, always first saying: “I surround and protect myself with the Love and the Grace of God.” Thankfully, I was taught this practice in 1989.
P.S. If you’ve some interest due to this or other Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense; 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 post 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.