Step 260 - I am a friend of the world today. Entry for Step 259 - I have come to teach in the world.

Greetings All –

YOU ARE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD TODAY, and as you experience this you will experience the world as a friend to you, for the world can only reflect your purpose as you express and experience it. Here you will experience a new world with Knowledge, a world that you had not considered before, a world that you only momentarily experienced before.

BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD TODAY, for you have come to be a friend of the world. The world is in great need. It is demonstrating great confusion and error, and yet you have come to be a friend of the world because the world needs your friendship. In this, you receive a greater reward than anything you could secure for yourself alone, for anything you secure for yourself alone you must take from life. Yet, anything you give and receive as a friend to the world, life gives to you, and it does not lose in the exchange. Then, there is no guilt in your giving and in your receiving. Here your involvement is wholesome and clean. With Knowledge this becomes evident and is demonstrated day after day until you finally learn that it is true without exception.

UPON THE HOUR BE A FRIEND TO THE WORLD. Recognize that all anger comes from confusion and that Knowledge is emerging now to resolve all confusion. As a result, your life is now engaged with true resolution and not with compounding the world’s predicament. Your life is about resolution and not predicament. Be a friend to the world. In your two deeper practice periods in stillness, give yourself to being a friend to the world, for this will ease the world’s confusion. As you learn to give this with Wisdom and discernment, you will allow the world to become a friend to you, for the world wishes to become your friend as well.

PRACTICE 260: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

On the Steps page I wrote: “How can this lesson be so perfect?  KNOWLEDGE” [and a year later]On 5/5/01 – Saturday – Again – the perfect lesson.

From the Journal:

6:35 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2000

I am free today of responsibility for the region’s success –

A citizen’s guide to regions –

People do not know that fragmentation/subdivision mars the flow. The great green world has been taken and divided into nations, states, localities.

[It is this day, April 1, 2000, that I developed/received: “Think local planet, act regionally.”]

Fourteen years later, I continue to promote the idea: “Think local planet, act regionally.” It is a step beyond “Think globally, act locally,” which emerged in the late 1960’s – early 70’s, which was important at that time. As the world progressed, it became clear to me as a regional planner, that often the local level was too small to solve many problems. A regional/greater community approach was required. That is what called to me from Greater Community Spirituality as consistent with the perspective I saw needed. Later learning of the New Message call for a needed “Age of Humanity Unity and Cooperation,” what had come to me seemed consistent. Slogans, even if paradigm statements, will not get us there, but may nudge human thinking in the right direction.  

[There are 14 more pages of regional thinking, but that doesn’t need to be included.]


11 p.m.

Practice – S2K – "I have come to teach in the world." This is like ACIM. We are always demonstrating/teaching.

This was a good lesson for today. I've improved my teaching some by being more conscious. I had Sarah sharpen the lawnmower blade with a file before we mowed. I wish she was here more – I could teach her more.

Everything taught – is not received as such – that was the problem at work. I couldn't get anyone to learn what I needed to teach. I may have been a poor teacher, but unless someone actually understood what I was trying to teach – it wouldn't make sense.

"The world can only teach you that you need to teach the truth."

"Think of what you want to teach with your life and think of what you want to fortify with your life.”  Yes – 259.

Let us continue, as we are trying to understand our teaching role/goal.


P.S. At Step 260, 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