Step 362 - I am learning to learn because I carry Knowledge within me today. Entry for Step 361 - I am being led into the light of Knowledge today.

Greetings All –

YOU ARE LEARNING TO LEARN. You are learning to receive Knowledge. You are learning to value Knowledge. You are learning to carry Knowledge. You are learning to express Knowledge. You are learning to cultivate all of your mental and physical faculties that are essential for this overall preparation. You are a consummate student. Therefore, be totally engaged with your studenthood today, which will free you from false assumptions and from placing impossible burdens upon yourself. That which is given in truth you will naturally be able to do, for you are naturally created to do this. Your physical and mental vehicles, those things that are tied to this world, will naturally be engaged in your true fulfillment.

LEARN TO LEARN. Learning to learn means that you are learning to participate. It means you are both following and leading all at once. You follow your Teachers and their program for development, and you lead your mental and physical vehicles. In this way, leading and following become all the same, as giving and receiving are all the same. Thus it is that those who receive will give and those who follow will lead. Thus it is that those who give will need to continue to receive and those who lead will need to continue to follow. Here the duality of such things disappears. Their uniformity and their complementary natures are recognized because this is simple, because it is apparent and because it is true.

REMEMBER THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR and use your two practice periods to engage yourself with Knowledge in stillness and simplicity. Allow these final practice periods in this program to have great depth. Give yourself to them as completely as you can, for in doing so you will increase your capacity for Knowledge and your experience of Knowledge. As your capacity and experience of Knowledge grow, your desire for Knowledge will grow as well, for Knowledge is your true desire.

PRACTICE 362: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

So, what does the “light of Knowledge” into which "I am being led." look like? A Google image search produced this:

Not a new idea. Many of these images communicate "spiritual light." Steps is leading us to an experiential, new understanding in what will come to be called: “The New Message From God.” There is much more to Greater Community Spirituality and the Greater Community Way of Knowledge that will be resources in future undertakings of Steps to Knowledge.

Not a lot in the journal this day, but I'm including it all:

Wednesday, July 12, 2000

6:10 p.m. I-95 Wayside south of Fredericksburg.

Step 361 "I'm being led into the light of Knowledge today."

With the AOSCE Committee meeting in Richmond, I couldn't get P #1 done before the 6:30 a.m. departure. As before – I'm doing P #1 here.

I just moved into the sun – even though July, it isn't that hot – so… I carried the light in the meeting – speaking frequently. Me with Knowledge? Hoping so – saw JR ---

This Step, like others, is focusing on the experience. The experience is not something easily put in words in the journal. Let us continue. There is more to experience.


P.S. At Step 362, we are three Steps from the end – Step 365. 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, 2015 is an option. 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