Step 140 – Review Today you complete twenty weeks of practice. (MP3) Entry for Step 139 - I have come to the world to serve.
Greetings All –
Step 140 - Review (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
TODAY YOU COMPLETE TWENTY WEEKS OF PRACTICE. You have come this far, and from here you will proceed on with greater strength and certainty, for Knowledge will begin to guide you and to motivate you increasingly as you become attentive to it. You wish to be the servant and the Master all at once because the servant is in you and the Master is in you. You personally are not the Master, but the Master is in you. You personally are a servant, but you are in relationship with the Master, and so your union is complete. Thus, all aspects of yourself find their rightful place. All things are brought into alignment and harmony with one purpose and one goal. Your life is simple because it is in harmony and in balance. Knowledge will indicate all things that must be done for you — physically, emotionally and mentally—to develop this balance and to maintain it in your current circumstances. Think not that any vital aspect will be overlooked or left undone.
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT thus far. Review the past six days of practice and gauge your understanding of your progress appropriately. Allow yourself to be a beginning student of Knowledge so that you may receive the very most. You will proceed on from here with greater certainty and speed and greater involvement as well as you learn to utilize all things for your benefit.
PRACTICE 140: One long practice period.
Yes, 20 weeks – there are 52 in the year. We can recognize progress and look ahead. In “Living the Way of Knowledge” the journey is compared to climbing a mountain: “You must take the steps that take you to that vantage point on the mountain of life where you can see clearly and understand where you are on the path and where it has taken you, and to gain an appreciation of what is ahead and what it will require.” This imagery has been and remains helpful to many students.
From the Journal: Step 139 - I have come to the world to serve.
9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec 3, 1999
A good audition for Bill Shendow when I spoke to his state and local government class at Shenandoah University. I’ve got more…
Not much of a record in the journal today. On the Step page offers a bit in the text underlining and the question: What have I taught myself?
I’ve been taught by others, maybe chosen to accept, question or even reject what others were teaching. I may have studies several things and cobbled together some ideas, but is that “teaching myself?”
Journal second time x2 Step 139. 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.