Step 212 - I gain strength from all who practice with me. Entry for Step 211 - I have great friends beyond this world.
Greetings All –
YOU DO GAIN STRENGTH FROM ALL WHO PRACTICE WITH YOU, for every mind that attempts to engage itself with Knowledge strengthens all other minds in doing so as well. In this, you cast your influence upon the world. In this, all others who seek to serve a true purpose cast their influence upon you. This counteracts the ignorant forces of the world. This counteracts the destructive forces in the world. This casts its influence on all minds to begin to awaken.
RECEIVE FAITH FROM TODAY’S IDEA, then, for faith it will give you as you realize that your own application is so greatly supplemented by the application of others. This will transcend any sense of inadequacy that you may have. This will help you overcome any sense of ambivalence regarding true preparation, for all other minds that are engaged in the reclamation of Knowledge are available to assist you here and now.
THUS, GREATNESS IS WITH YOU, the greatness of Knowledge and the greatness of all those who seek to reclaim Knowledge. With them you share a true purpose, for your true purpose is to keep Knowledge alive in the world. From Knowledge all things of good, whether they be of a spiritual or material nature, are bestowed upon the races for whom they are intended.
UPON THE HOUR REPEAT TODAY’S IDEA, and in your deeper practice periods attempt to receive the influence of all who are attempting to reclaim Knowledge. Allow their gift to enter into your mind so that you may experience true appreciation for life and begin to understand the meaning and efficacy of your own efforts as a student of Knowledge.
PRACTICE 212: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
What does this mean? On the day I did this Step, February 12, 2000, I wrote on the Step page in my book:
“Knowledge: The Spiritual Inter Galactic Internet that connects family.” Trying to put in common terms what I’m hearing in the message.
From the Journal:
Because I’d made reference to a Beatles tune on this day, I’ve proved a YouTube link. Also a link for the Learning Organization Dialogue.
6:34 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2000 – Dad's birthday is the 16th. I'm up to continue S2K. I had a dream where David's purpose was his two children.
→ bottoms up regions – regions empower
7:26 a.m. – 211 – "I have great friends beyond this world." In stillness a connection and realization that regions and cooperation are issues everywhere.
– Beatles – "Here, There and Everywhere"
10:15 a.m. – Long reply to an individual who responded to my LO post – [Learning-Org Dialog on Learning Organizations]
Reward communication – taking the risk to say something.
the dominated survive more often than the dominators. Those without gentle power and perspective – will not be sustained.
→ Local governments are intentional communities – they were chartered to do and be some-thing.
Virginia PDC's are chartered as well – but the intent was weak because they didn't know what it was to do for them –
Staff/me – have held it together for them until they taken ownership.
Let's review the intent – but goal – my vision is that they see themselves as an intentional community – that they in fact are.
LTWK – and S2K have given me the tools/perspective I was seeking. It is proof that… ?
As the PDC names go their own way, we must not lose sight of the Planning District GIS
Virginia’s Statewide Planning District based GIS
Let us continue. We are building a greater perspective on the world, the universe and life at many scales.
P.S. At Step 212, we are into Part Two of Steps, so if you’ve found this and find some appeal in this or other Steps, you should really go to the beginning blog post. From here you learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense and 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 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.