Greetings All –
Step 330 - I will not neglect small things in my life. Entry for Step 329 - I am free to love the world today.
Greetings All –
ONCE AGAIN WE AFFIRM THIS IDEA that you not be negligent of those simple, practical tasks that enable you to be a student of Knowledge. Remember you are not attempting to escape the world, but are working on becoming powerful within the world. Therefore, do not neglect those simple, little things that enable you and give you the freedom to become a student of Knowledge. Here all of your activities, even the most mundane and repetitive, can be seen as a form of service and contribution. In this way, all small things, however mundane and repetitive, can serve the world because they represent that you are honoring your True Self. This is the Self that exists in all individuals, the Self that exists in the world and the Self that exists in the Greater Community of Worlds.
BE ATTENTIVE TO THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO this day and do not neglect them. If you do not fear them, you will not resist them. If you do not resist them, you will be able to attend to them. And as you attend to them, you will be able to give yourself to them. Here Knowledge will express itself in all activities and Knowledge will be taught and reinforced in all activities. The world needs this demonstration, for the world thinks that God, love, true power and inspiration exist only in ideal states and only in ideal situations. The world does not understand that God expresses God everywhere and that Knowledge expresses itself everywhere and in all things.
AS YOU COME TO UNDERSTAND THIS GREAT TRUTH, you will see the presence of Knowledge in all things. You will see Knowledge within the world. You will see Knowledge within yourself. This will give you complete confidence in your own participation and in your own service to Knowledge. You will then realize that you are saving the world time in its evolvement, advancement and salvation. This is so important for your confidence. But it is even more important for you to realize the greatness of Knowledge and the greatness that you will experience within yourself as you learn to receive it.
UPON THE HOUR REMEMBER TODAY’S IDEA and apply it so that you may be conscientious within each hour. In your two deeper meditation practices, re-enter stillness so that you may rekindle your experience of the fire of Knowledge so that the fire of Knowledge may purify and cleanse your mind and free it from all restraint. In this way, you will be able to be in the world more completely, and small things will not be neglected.
PRACTICE 330: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice
This is a good Step and it occurred on a good day. This far into the Steps, I am receiving great benefit. The only comment on the Steps page has to do with the GC website:
Even today, as improved as the website is or ever can be, will it do: “justice to the power of the material – of K?” Every version of the website has helped or will help students, and that is good, but the power of the material; that is experienced through Steps practice.
So, this comment is not a criticism, but simply a recognition of the power of this teaching.
From the Journal:
12:33 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000 – waiting
7:42 a.m. To make visible the value I envision, I need resources.
On the porch – green, green grass – morning sun – cool air – one blade of grass – representing so much Knowledge, intelligence, wisdom.
How regions work! Net work –
9:42 a.m. Ah Saturday, my Sabbath – I've just realized that the thing I want most, I already have – and that is life. I've yet to do/read the S2K practice. I've been involved in a response to the LO List attack on At de Lange – he's too wordy – there are few easy answers – there are tools to create solutions. There is no permanence –
Laws of the universe are based on relationships. When some relationships are broken, things fall apart. The pieces do not stand alone. These are called laws – but they are really true observations about fundamental relationships.
My relationship to the Creator is unchanging. The only way to relate to another is through the Creator – Knowledge is the device/means by which I can understand that. To relate directly to others w/o linking through the Creator is a misunderstanding. I take the Creator's power in my life and assume it to be my own. For a period of time – this can be done – until the dysfunction causes it to implode.
Many systems honor the Creator in their external show – but their agenda is to stay separate. The Creator will not destroy them… for ultimately they are unsustainable.
And so – the challenge is to be in the world, but not of the world.
Living truly involves the Knowing of the relationship to God – and then – from that core relating to others – each and all of which have the same fundamental relationship to the Creator. This is the inspiration. – This is Knowing – different than the HI [Holy Instant] – HI is getting the Connection to all – this is more simple – simple as to be profound. I could celebrate – I do thank my teachers – who I blessed yesterday… Some of whom (---) needed one second at a time.
9:30 p.m. Step 329 – "I am free to love the world today." I've gotten to this practice simply by responding to the world's needs and my own. K is the way. "Just Know"
Ye shall Know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
The amount of freedom you experience is a measure of the truth of anything you test. A "sense" of freedom and freedom are not the same – for the 1st often denies relationship while the latter lives it.
– Goal of learning to avoid failure. Michael Dell – learning through failure – sub-optimum results. Failure – missing the mark – the smack – sin – vision is perfect/implementation is not. Objectives by results – what we got was what we needed/our goal even if we didn't know it should be the goal.
PDC – skunk works –
→ my goal – advance regional/greater community.
All work and no play makes T-om Su-ne a dull spirit.
Another practice reviewed. At this point, the cumulative effect of the new thinking Steps has presented is beginning to truly connect. Let us continue.
P.S. At Step 330, we are 35 Steps from the end – Step 365. This is not the place to begin this Practice. If you’ve some interest due to this or other Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense; 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 post 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.