|"My emotions cannot
dissuade my Knowledge." Step 89|
Step 89 - My emotions cannot dissuade my Knowledge. (MP3) Entry for Step 88 - My Higher Self is not an individual.
Greetings All –
Step 89 - My emotions cannot dissuade my Knowledge. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
EMOTIONS DRAW YOU LIKE THE STRONG WINDS. They pull you from place to place. Perhaps in time you will be able to understand their mechanism more thoroughly. Our practice today is to emphasize that they do not control Knowledge. Knowledge does not need to destroy your emotions. It only wishes to contribute to them. In time, you will come to understand a great deal more about your emotions, and you will realize that your emotions may serve a greater purpose, as may your mind and your body. All things that have been a source of pain, discomfort and disassociation, when brought into service to one power — which is the One Power — will then become vehicles of expression serving a greater purpose. Even anger serves a greater purpose here, for it shows you that you have violated Knowledge. Though your anger may not be directed towards another, it is simply a sign that something has gone wrong and that correction has to be made. You will understand the source of grief, and you will understand the source of all emotions in time.
PRACTICE UPON THE HOUR and at the beginning of your two longer meditation periods, repeat today’s idea and then enter into stillness. Today learn to value that which is certain and to understand that which is uncertain, to recognize that which is cause and that which obstructs cause but which may in time serve cause itself.
PRACTICE 89: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Note: "Even anger serves a greater purpose here, for it shows you that you have violated Knowledge. Though your anger may not be directed towards another, it is simply a sign that something has gone wrong and that correction has to be made."
From the journal:
7:55 A.M. Wednesday, October 13, 1999 - ...
The S2K is what I need _ since I'm "indolent" too lazy to care about my own life.
8:18 A.M. ...
People would benefit by seeing that they are operating in a geography greater than the political boundaries of their "place of residence."
Choose life - choose our region - you are one with life - but in the physical you can only be in one place. That has mostly been perceived as local based on governance/control/boundaries.
8:40 A.M. Step 88 - My higher self is not an individual. It is good to know I'm not totally alone. I remain in body and seek to do my best.
9 p.m. ... Now - 30 min -
→able to do 23 min. - the point - to be still & receptive -
My work was important to me as was Steps. Both get covered in the journal. You might do the same.
Journal second time x2 Step 88. 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.