Step 348 - Today I will witness the world unfolding. Entry for Step 347 - I allow my life to unfold today.

Greetings All –

WITHOUT YOUR FEARFUL SPECULATION, without your anxious reaction to fearful appearances and without your ambitions and denials, you may see the world unfolding today. Your eyes will see this, your ears will hear it, your skin will sense it and you will feel it with your entire physical and mental being. You will know this because your being knows while your mind thinks and your body acts. Thus it is that the power of Knowledge is the power of being, of which you are a part.

IT IS WITH THIS POWER that you can observe the world unfolding, for the world has a being, a mind and a body. Its being knows, its mind thinks and its body acts. Nature is its body. Your collective thinking is its mind. Knowledge is its being. Thus, as you begin to realize Knowledge within your life, you will realize Knowledge within the world. As you see Knowledge cleansing and purifying your mind, you will see Knowledge cleansing and purifying all minds in your world. As you see Knowledge guiding you into effective action, you will see Knowledge in the world guiding others into effective action. Thus, as you learn to have compassion towards yourself, you will learn to have compassion towards the world. As you witness your own unfoldment, you will witness the world’s unfoldment.

TODAY UPON THE HOUR REPEAT THIS IDEA and bear witness to the unfoldment of the world. In your two longer practice periods today, with your eyes open, gaze upon the world around you. Spend these times alone, gazing upon the world around you. Look without judgment. Feel the world unfolding. You need not try to feel this. You will feel it because it is natural. Without obstruction or intervention on your part, this experience will be ever present and available to you. Feel the world unfolding, for it will confirm all that you are learning now, and all that you are learning now will serve the world in its unfoldment.

PRACTICE 348: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

Unfolding might be an unraveling for many, but given the near year progression to get here, it is a gentle and encouraging Step. The final sentence gives such a conclusion: “Here you bear witness to your life, which this day is emerging and unfolding.”

The journal this day was mostly positive:

7:25 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2000 – Step 347 "I allow my life to unfold today." My inner life is rich. My outer life is rich as well. My place – confused at present. I have enemies which I cannot fight, but choose to respect/love.

We have a local perspective on boundaries, County, city, town – but can see/relate to regional land forms and water bodies. In my local view shed I see a piece of the Blue Ridge, the Shenandoah River, the highway – I only see local, but I know the geographic forms extend – they are regional.

7:45 a.m. My inner and outer lives are one.

Life is continuous.

What is falling away besides the Commission? What will take its place for income – that important pillar? Attempts to leave the Valley are not supported – what will replace it as my source of income? SU is a prime location – but I have to bring my own bucks.

I could go to Russ ---
I could go to Andy ---
I could go to John ---
I could go to Frank---

[margin note] citizens – don’t wait for government!

– I want regional intelligence to be a movement. Business already has it, because markets are regional/global

Give notice – 90 days – October 1, 2000 or 180 days – December 31, 2000 –

exploring the regional context

5:47 p.m. Home for the stillness. How is my life unfolded thus far? Today? Told the water story to Cecilly K---

Heard a sad story from a woman in Page Co. two children – health problems – with the kids. I offered her what help I could. Referred her to Judi B--- on her housing issues.

Is hard to let the NSV fall away because they need me so – even though they don't know it. I can let the Commission fall away – the planning session to get the computer upgrades was important.

A few insights and the mundane of the job, which is important in the scheme of things. Questions abound, yet patience is required. Let us continue.


P.S. At Step 348, we are 17 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