Greetings All –
Step 223 - I will receive Knowledge this day. Entry for Step 222 - The world is confused. I will judge it not.
Greetings All –
UPON THE HOUR RECEIVE KNOWLEDGE. In your two deeper practice periods, receive Knowledge. Give yourself to receiving Knowledge. This is your practice for today. Everything else is merely a form of confusion. There is no event in your outer life that need replace your practice today, for Knowledge blesses all things within you and without. It dispels that which is unnecessary and purposefully engages you with that which is necessary and has true potential for you.
RETURN, THEN, TO KNOWLEDGE, regardless of the circumstances of your outer life. Receive Knowledge so that you may have certainty in the world and so that you may understand your own meaning and value.
PRACTICE 223: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
While it may not be too hard to agree that: “The world is confused,” getting to a point of not judging is something that may be harder to achieve. It is the practices where we are to try this, hourly and deeper. The Step gives us this direction on the entry into stillness:
“In your deeper practice periods today, allow yourself to enter stillness. You enter stillness simply by wanting to enter stillness. It is a gift that you allow for yourself. To do this, you give yourself to receiving the gift. Here there is no giver and sender of the gift, for the gift reverberates between you and your Source. Knowledge and its vehicle merely affirm one another.”
On the Steps page, is this attempt to diagram the relationship as explained:
From the Journal:
12:15 a.m. February 23, 2000 – River Rec tonight – This evening very hungry – eating all night.
Sarah is in good shape in the hospital. She'll be moving on – he says she's done with Lloyd.
S2K – Today – very confused.
I recorded the extent to which M---‘s leave was on the calendar and timesheet differed. My sense is to present it to Bev. I don't expect support…
With S2K – the idea suggested is that my mind/body can get out of the way, more or less, the Knowledge will come through.
When stressed, I eat a lot. That is probably true for most. S2K reflections are interspersed with the human relationship stress. Can mind/body be gotten out of the way? Yes, with practice – more so, but then we must return from Stillness. Let us continue.
P.S. At Step 223, 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.