"My Higher Self is not an individual." Step 88
Step 88 - My Higher Self is not an individual. (MP3) Entry for Step 87 - I will not be afraid of what I know.
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Step 88 - My Higher Self is not an individual. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
THERE IS OFTEN CONFUSION CONCERNING YOUR HIGHER SELF and your Spiritual Teachers. This is very hard to resolve from the point of view of separation. But when you think of life as an inclusive network of evolving relationships, you then begin to experience and recognize that your Higher Self is indeed part of a greater fabric of relationship. It is the part of you that is not separate but is meaningfully bonded with others. Therefore, your Higher Self is bonded to the Higher Self of your Teachers. They are without duality now, for they have no other self. You have two selves: the Self that has been created and the self that you have created. To bring the self that you have created into service to your True Self joins them together into a meaningful marriage of purpose and service and ends internal conflict forever.
TODAY UPON THE HOUR REPEAT YOUR AFFIRMATION and feel its impact. In your two longer practice periods, use your affirmation as an introduction to your practice in stillness and receptivity.
PRACTICE 88: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Note: "You have two selves: the Self that has been created and the self that you have created. To bring the self that you have created into service to your True Self joins them together into a meaningful marriage of purpose and service and ends internal conflict forever."
From the journal:
7:17 AM Tuesday, October 12 - 1999 -
S2K 87 I will not be afraid of what I know! I have experienced the stillness and will return to it. I know the trick is to choose life. I Know this existence is temporary and imperfect. I could be a character in a story, but I want to be a whole being who is a contributing soul of a living family.
I do not want conflict on trauma. Things I know when presented to others causes conflict in them because of their world view.
Virginia is a unique place to learn what I'm learning.
→ Living well - Regionally
> This is what I Know -
10:56 A.M. At work - region is a concept - local is a twin concept, but preferred. - Make every region local.
11:30 A.M. Why have I been so afraid all of my life? It is a mystery to me. It is not a neurosis of abuse - I've kept safe. I've been the Ninja - so - what I know can help actualize the beautiful planet. I'm realistic/fearful (?) about my relations - as set out by my trio of watch dogs - ... I invest in capacity.
By networking we expand intelligence. Vision - manifestation - movement required. If we cooperate in a way that tests and builds strength - then the quality of manifestation will increase.
This I know. How do I communicate that better in actions?
9 p.m. I will not be afraid of what I know. I look at all that is and know it is temporary. Here on the edge that I see easily with my mind's eye. I can walk in the woods and know, yet there is a bigger place - a wider view --- I'm just one - no fear, know knowledge.
A challenging Step. There were many notes in 1999, connecting the idea to my work. Today, quite a bit of writing as well. Please do a journal when you can.
Journal second time x2 Step 87. 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.