Step 337 - Alone I can do nothing. Entry for Step 336 - Review
Greetings All –
ALONE YOU CAN DO NOTHING, but you are not alone. Yes, you are an individual, but you are greater than an individual. Thus it is that you cannot be alone, and thus it is that your individuality has great promise and purpose in the world. Thus it is that you who are part of the greatness that is greater than your individuality and you who are part of your individuality as well become whole and unified. In this, everything that you have constructed for yourself is turned for good. All of your creations are given purpose, meaning, direction and inclusion in life. Thus, your life is redeemed and reclaimed, and you become part of life and a vehicle for its unique expression. This is the true meaning of today’s lesson.
ONLY IN THE SHADOWS AND THE DARKNESS OF IMAGINATION can you hide from the light of truth. You must believe that you are alone to think that your imaginings are real. To learn that you are not alone at first may seem fearful because you are afraid that your imaginings and guilt would be revealed. Yet, as you consider this honestly and without condemnation, you realize that it means that you have been reclaimed, rejuvenated and are now being prepared to receive the power that abides with you, the power that is your Source and True Self.
REPEAT TODAY’S IDEA UPON THE HOUR and realize that it is an affirmation of your strength and inclusion in life. In your deeper meditations allow yourself to re-enter the stillness of your sanctuary of Knowledge where it will become evident that you are not alone. Here you are in true marriage with life and in true union with those who have come to serve you and guide you and with those who practice with you now. In your inclusion is your happiness. In your isolation is your misery. Your misery has no foundation, for you are not alone and your success is guaranteed, for alone you can do nothing.
PRACTICE 337: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Yesterday: Step 336 - Review
Two weeks ago, time was available, so a long review with many notes was done. This day in 2000, in spite of the powerful Steps the prior two weeks, there is little time for review. The journal records: “The flame of Knowledge was doused by the Commission audit preparation.” This is a Saturday, but work must be done - no overtime.
It will happen that the Steps cannot be done as the directions would have it. That is life on earth. What did was the best I could, but kept on with the Steps. That has been faced in the past; but it has not stopped progress.
Here’s all that was in the Journal:
June 17, 2000 a.m. Saturday – Hot – Ben O--- – An interesting guy – understands cities & towns.
– Home Base
– Home Planet
– Home Region
→ Regions Work – Proposal – for
SU – Foundation Funding –
SU – A regional university which supports regional collaboration within its service area for the educational growth of regional community empowerment –
→ Location – SU – Funders – Ford, McArthur, – Winchester – and historic crossroads – NSV
– a building block –
– use technology to overcome distance
– a greater community –
> Legislative boundaries will change –
> Population base
> Academic home –
> Local governments are designed to be local –
> the more cooperative among you shall succeed –
> LFPD OK for local government – but a greater venue is required to educate –
Locus for distribution of goods & services – make it a center point for knowledge/information
→ Home schooling is the problem
→ dysfunction increases from generation to generation
→ Use SU to help make NSV/information rich -
12:47 p.m. I have been here [at work] two hours and made virtually no progress. What is the problem?
10:32 p.m. Starting the long practice 336 late and not in a good mood. The flame of Knowledge was doused by the Commission audit preparation – From 11 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. With only a short break. It is hard to reconcile things over a year old. My errors these past few years see nearly continuous.
The Steps are working toward a strong close. The is the holiday season, the Holy Days, which increases competition for one’s time. A great gift is in store. Let us continue.
P.S. At Step 337, we are 28 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. January 1 is a good day to do so. Daily blog entries and Tweets begin again with Step 1 on January 1, 2015. I will be blogging year two, and referencing this collection of year 1 – day by day. Regardless, any day you choose to begin, you can use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps.
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.