Step 247 - I will listen to my Inner Teachers today. Entry for Step 246 - There is no justification for failing to reclaim Knowledge.

Greetings All –

LISTEN TO YOUR INNER TEACHERS, for they have wise counsel for you. Accept their counsel and work with it, realizing that only by following counsel will you understand its meaning and its value.

TAKE TIME UPON THE HOUR TO REMIND YOURSELF that your Inner Teachers are with you. Look forward to those two times in meditation today when you will be free from external obligations and involvements to spend time with your Inner Teachers. They will speak to you this day and help you to learn to listen and to discern their voice from other voices that plague your mind. They represent the one true voice that will speak unto your soul. They are not the substitutes that you create to keep yourself stimulated in fear. Therefore, extend your trust to them as they have extended their trust to you, for they are entrusting you with Knowledge in the world—a greater   form of trust and acknowledgment you cannot imagine. For you to be the vehicle of Knowledge in the world, you must bear witness to the greatness of your origin and heritage and the greatness of God’s estimation of you.

THEREFORE, IN YOUR TWO DEEPER PRACTICES THIS DAY, in stillness and silence, turn your listening inward. Listen intently. Allow yourself to become receptive and you will know your Teachers are standing in the background, observing you, loving you and supporting you. And they will speak to you this day of things beyond the world and things within the world. They will remind you of your purpose and your function as you learn to listen this day.

PRACTICE 247: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

Picture: Hesiod Listening to the Inspiration of the Muse by
Edmond-François Aman-Jean - France, circa 1890 - LACMA Collection 

This Step is very direct: “TODAY, THEN, IS A FORM OF FREEDOM, an expression of freedom to you who still, out of habit and complacency, attempt to justify your errors by assigning blame and responsibility.” It is about “freedom.”

In the text I underlined: “all the problems of the world can be solved without condemnation, for without condemnation,” adding !!! 

Year two, blue ink, I tried to scope out the relationships explained in the Step.

From the Journal:

12:50 a.m. Sunday, March 19, 2000

Updated business card and BIO to objectives – the hunt for options is on.

8:55 p.m. – Just as cities, counties, towns and States – regions must become intentional on the part of people.

9:30 p.m. The day at the 3rd regional summit went well. I got exposure – people liked "Local Planet Regions" – I don't know what happens next. Saw Howard Grossman – he was sympathetic.

I really don't want to manage people – I want to team with them.

Today's step – 246 – "There is no justification for failing to reclaim Knowledge" was interesting and helped me through the day. Encouraged me to be bold and take risks.

Let us continue.

P.S. At Step 247, 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