Greetings All –
Step 158 - I am rich so I can give. Entry for Step 157 - I am not alone in the universe.
Greetings All –
ONLY THE RICH CAN GIVE, FOR THEY ARE NOT DESTITUTE. Only the rich can give, for they are not comfortable with a possession unless it is given. Only the rich can give, for they cannot understand their possession until it is given. Only the rich can give, for they wish to experience gratitude as their only reward.
YOU ARE RICH AND YOU CAN GIVE. You possess a wealth of Knowledge already, and this is the greatest possible gift. Any other action, any other favor, any other object that is a gift is only meaningful insofar as it is imbued with Knowledge. This is the unseen essence of all true gifts and all true giving. You have a great storehouse
of this essence, which you must learn to receive. You are rich beyond your own awareness. Even if you are financially poor, even if you think you are alone, you are rich. Your giving will demonstrate this today. Your giving will demonstrate the source, the depth and the meaning of your wealth and will imbue all of your giving with the essence of giving itself. You will find in time that you will give without trying and that your life itself will be a gift. Then, your life will demonstrate the wealth that each person possesses but which they have not yet learned to receive.
REPEAT THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR, and in your two longer meditation practices, experience your own wealth. Experience the presence and the depth of Knowledge. Be the recipient of Knowledge and give yourself to Knowledge, for in giving yourself to your practice, you affirm your own wealth already, which only needs to be affirmed to be fully realized.
PRACTICE 158: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Note: “You are rich beyond your own awareness. Even if you are financially poor, even if you think you are alone, you are rich.” This is something you may have already experienced in your life. If not, it is a place Steps can take you if you do the Steps.
Yesterday: Step 157 - I am not alone in the universe.
From the Journal:
Tuesday, December 21, 1999
8 A.M. This morning I read about stillness, but don’t have the time to practice. Still – I Know I am with it, it is with me.
10 p.m. A tired/but good day.
Not much in the journal, except a confirmation that knowing is growing. The idea that I am, we are, within life is diagramed on the Step page. If you are a visual thinker, you might use drawings as well for your own visualizations of the relationships noted.
Note: T-om is a pronunciation of my name that I expressed as an attempt at humor when speaking at The Lord's Chapel in 1989. Another joke was to say my name in the mirror world was Mot. People liked T-om, so I came to use it as a "spiritual name."