Greetings All –
Step 70 – Review~Today culminates ten weeks of practice. Congratulations! (MP3) Entry for Step 69 - Today I will practice stillness.
Greetings All –
Step 70 - Review (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
TODAY CULMINATES TEN WEEKS OF PRACTICE. Congratulations! You have come this far. To be a true student means that you are following the steps as they are given. To do this you must learn to honor yourself, to honor the source of your instruction, to recognize your limitations and to value your greatness. Thus it is that this is a day of honor and a day of acknowledgment for you.
REVIEW THE LAST THREE WEEKS OF PRACTICE. Reread the instructions and recall each practice period. Recall what you gave and what you did not give. Honor your participation and attempt to strengthen it today. Deepen your resolve to have Knowledge and deepen your experience of being a true follower so that in the future you may learn to be a true leader. Deepen your experience of being a true recipient so that you may be a true contributor.
LET THIS DAY OF REVIEW, then, be a day of honor for you and a day that strengthens your commitment. Honestly evaluate your participation. Assess your apparent successes and failures. Your successes will encourage you, and your failures will teach you what you need to do to deepen your experience. This is a day of honor for you who are honored.
PRACTICE 70: Several long practice periods.
As the Steps says, "This is a day of honor for you who are honored." There has been much work to get this far; rewarding work. There is more. Review thoughtfully.
Yesterday: Step 69 - Today I will practice stillness.
From the journal:
6:42 A.M. Friday, Sept 24, 1999 - Back to meditation. S2K has not had a daily meditation for 11 days. I could have done one - didn't.
Stillness meditation is important, yet often difficult. The of the two sessions I did today, one was noisy - a lot of mental exploration, while in the other more of the time was still. While I set a timer for 30 minutes, sometimes I do not want to come out of it - so I just continue after I've shut off the alarm. There are other times when reading or studying, that there is a spontaneous stillness. So, just keep doing your best to practice as directed.
Journal 2nd Time Step 69. 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 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.