Step 217 - I give myself to Knowledge today. Entry for Step 216 - There is a Spiritual Presence in my life.

Greetings All –

GIVE YOURSELF TO KNOWLEDGE TODAY by undertaking today’s practice with true commitment and dedication, letting no false or self-limiting ideas interfere with your genuine pursuit. In this way, you give yourself to Knowledge by allowing Knowledge to give itself to you. How small, then, is that which is asked of you and how great is your reward. For every moment you spend in experiencing stillness or engaging your mind meaningfully, Knowledge becomes stronger and ever more present within you. You may wonder, “What is my gift to the world?” Your gift is what you receive here today. Give yourself to Knowledge so that it may give itself to you.

REMEMBER TODAY’S IDEA UPON THE HOUR and enter into Knowledge in your two deeper practice periods. Throughout all of your practices today, demonstrate your intention to give yourself to Knowledge, which will require stillness and self-acceptance.

PRACTICE 217: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

This is a deep Step. The first day I practiced it, life was busy, so little record of reaction. The journal won't get everything; snapshots here and there. Do it when you can. 

For those in the States, this is "back to school" time, so retailers like Staples, Kmart and others have composition books on sale for a dollar or less. Good time to stock up. Get a few extra to give to friends to get them started, if you're so bold. 

From the Journal:

8 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2000 Where am I – pursuing Knowledge; doing my small part in the world.

11:10 p.m. Sarah went back to Lloyd. ---


P.S. At Step 217, 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