Greetings All –
Step 186 - I am born of an Ancient Heritage. (MP3) Entry for Step 185 - I have come into the world for a purpose.
Greetings All –
Step 186 - I am born of an Ancient Heritage. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
YOU ARE BORN OF AN ANCIENT HERITAGE. This will arise in your mind naturally, though it is beyond words and beyond description. In essence it is a pure experience of life and inclusion. What is remembered in this experience are those relationships that you have cultivated thus far in your evolution up until this time. Only the reclamation of relationships can be carried forward beyond your life in this world. The individuals that you have reclaimed unto yourself as your Spiritual Family now exist as your Spiritual Family. They form the growing body of Knowledge and inclusion in life which you are now capable of experiencing.
YOU ARE HERE TO SERVE YOUR SPIRITUAL FAMILY, your small learning group that have been working together through many ages and circumstances in order to cultivate and advance their members so that your group may join with other groups, and so forth. Like streams joining together into greater and greater bodies of moving water, you follow your inevitable course to the source of your life. This is the natural way, the genuine way, the way that exists beyond all speculation and philosophy, beyond all the fears and ambitions of humanity. This is the way of things—forever mysterious, beyond your comprehension and yet fully available to serve you in the immediate circumstances of your life. Such is the greatness of the mystery of your life, and such is its application in even the smallest detail of your life. Thus, your life here is complete.
YOU ARE BORN OF A GREAT HERITAGE. Thus, greatness is with you because of your relationships. Receive this Heritage in stillness in your two deep meditation practices today and acknowledge it upon the hour. Allow this day to demonstrate both the reality and the denial of this great truth, for as you see the world in its denial attempting to act out the substitutes for Knowledge, you will learn to value Knowledge and to realize that Knowledge is here already.
PRACTICE 186: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
There is quite a bit of information in this Step. Depending upon your spiritual journey to this point, you may or may not have entertained the idea of Spiritual Families. Now you will.
As for the picture, what is “Ancient”? This picture is from 2004 where I was at the dedication of a school that had been converted to a county office building. What struck me about this cornerstone was the date: A.L. 5934. The A.D. dates commemorated the school’s building dates; 1934 the original and 1958 rebuilding. My initial thought was that the A.L. date had something to do with the computed date for the beginning of creation based on the history in the Old Testament. That turned out to be true. AL is the abbreviation of the Latin words anno Lucis, meaning "in the year of light." The link gives rest of the story. What is ancient? For teenagers it applies to anyone over age 30.
From the Journal:
6:15 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2001 – onward and upward. Complex religions gloss over/hideth reality of contract
8:15 a.m. How does humanity focus on the greater survival scenario of holding its place in space?
How do I get my foundation balanced?
8:30 a.m. I have come to the world for a reason – a purpose. I’m OK with that. The GCWK ideas of spiritual development make sense, but the bigger threat of alien domination is an idea too big for me. There are those in this area already…it is a global problem. I was in stillness nearly an extra hour. Earth is no vacation for sure if this be true, and signs point to yes.
Today we are continuing to do ecological damage and destruction, plus adding genetic experimentation. Doesn’t seem too wise. A unity model is needed.
12:35 p.m. At lunch - … I need lots of help to get caught up. I need to be better at helping myself.
Not much in the journal today, other than dealing with the intervention, which I note: “is an idea too big for me.” In the Steps book, a few underlines and, on the second page, an attempt to map the relationships.
It is blue ink, second time through. This is simply an encouragement for you to draw or otherwise try to illustrate relationships for yourself.
Journal second time x2 Step 185. 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.