Step 254 - I trust my Teachers, who abide with me. Entry for Step 253 - All things I truly need will be provided for me.

Greetings All –

TRUST YOUR TEACHERS, for they are entirely trustworthy. They are here to initiate Knowledge within you, to remind you of your origin and your destiny and to guide you in matters great and small. Trust your Teachers. They will not take the place of your Knowledge but will step back as Knowledge comes forward within you. Trust your Teachers, for they have already accomplished what you are now attempting, and they are teaching it to you now so that they may fulfill their destiny in the world. Trust your Teachers, for they have no goal or ambition other than Knowledge. Thus, their approach to you is entirely uniform and honest—without deception, confusion or conflict of mind.

AS YOU LEARN TO RECEIVE YOUR TEACHERS, you will learn to receive their approach to life. In this, they will give you harmony, balance, power and direction. You cannot respond to honesty dishonestly. You must learn to respond to honesty with honesty. You must learn to respond to direction with a desire for direction. You must learn to respond to commitment with commitment. Thus, in your response to your Teachers, you learn how to respond. You learn to value what is valuable, and you learn to release or overlook what is meaningless.

AS YOU TRUST YOUR TEACHERS, you will trust yourself. Remember this upon the hour. In your two times of great refuge and happiness, in meditation, return to your Teachers whom you now trust. In stillness and in silence they will abide with you, and you may bathe in the depth of their love. You may experience their universal affection and receive their grace, which will only stimulate your Knowledge, for only your Knowledge will be stimulated.

PRACTICE 254: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

This Step contains a promise:

And orientation to life:

Writing it out helps affirm the thought.

Busy in the journal this day:

7:40 a.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000 – Stretching wakes me up and prepares me for the day. Regions is my focus henceforth – getting the Marsh Institute. I have completed my two years of test marketing. Now to go forward. Step 253 is "All things I truly need will be provided for me." That has been true thus far.

9:15 a.m. Where am I? Being open to the things I truly need and letting go that which is not needed. ---

My problem… I have too many ideas.

Working regions for your benefit – the region is your backyard – backyard regions –

[in margin later: RIMBY-Region is my backyard – RIYP Region is your Place – Citizen regions]

1:42 p.m. The afternoon plan is to go to Leesburg – Cindy, Sarah and I. Watching Bristol on TV.

What do I truly need?

My goal is to be working in research that not only proves the value of cooperation and a multi-regional approach to community, but implements conditions that support it. We need more data about our world.


8:35 p.m. At the trailhead. No moonlight – can't hike in. I'll meditate here. I'm concerned about many things, but do not doubt my need to follow S2K and building relationships to Knowledge.

[In the 1980’s, when I was a single parent - It was Christ, Children, Career – Now it is Knowledge – 4 pillars]

8:41 p.m. Knowledge – there is no other thing that I want – no other relationship first.

Life is variations on the theme – thus there is nothing new under the sun – high volume both speeds up and slows down.

9:10 p.m. 4 minutes to go. My breathing is slow as is my metabolism. My mind is still. Knowledge is moving me to the position I need to be. I have faith that all things I truly need will be provided for me.

regions are greater communities. Beautiful planet is the vision.

When there is so much, greater communication is needed. I do not have to be part of the need in order to serve it.

Leo Fender of Fender guitars – did not play guitar.

We are only ever dealing with pieces of reality – never the whole thing.

11:29 p.m. Getting ready for bed. But I want is not of this earth. I've been seeking as long as I can remember – though I didn't know it was seeking. S2K is moving me in a direction that I am willing to go… Step 254 is "I trust my teachers will abide with me." It says "trust your teachers, for they have already accomplished what you are now attempting,…”

Edited it down, but still long. I discovered some ideas I’d worked on for years. Record important events in your journal, this will help you when you are looking back 14 years, as I am.


P.S. At Step 254, 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