|I am not apart from life. Step 11|
Step 11 - I am not apart from life. (MP3) Entry for Step 10 – What is Knowledge?
Greetings All –
I am not apart from life. Step 11 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
REGARDLESS OF THE GREAT ESTABLISHMENTS built upon your individuality and all that is associated with you personally— your body, your ideas, your difficulties, your specific forms of expression, your idiosyncrasies, your talents—you are not apart from life. This is so obvious if you look at yourself with simplicity and realize that the very makeup of your body, the very fabric of your physical life, is completely made of what life is in the physical. It is quite apparent that you are made of the same “stuff ” as everything else around you. What is mysterious is your mind. It seems to be a distinct point of understanding, but it is as much a part of life as your physical fabric. You are an individual unaware of your Source and your total inclusion in life. Your individuality is a burden now, but it will be a great happiness to you when it can express life itself.
PRACTICE 11: Read the lesson three times today.
Picture: A flight from DFW to IAD on June 23, 2015. A near complete technological environment.
Time commitment - Again, read fast or slowly, thoughtfully. A minute or two.
Yesterday: Step 10 – What is Knowledge?
From the journal:
1:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 - 1999 - at work - buried in details. That is what keeps the place going. It is an energy challenge. The K stuff brings up many of the old ACIM issues. Why even be here? The heat wave makes things no easier. I'm so alone in all of this, in my vision - that it is hard to imagine I'm getting any support. I'm trying to simplify the office. It will simplify out of existence. Words mean nothing?
It is time to regroup - organize for the next century. [Remember - Y2K is near]
Reading Step 10 may or may not generate thoughts for your journal. As noted before, the book page can function as a journal like this:
Note today's entries, as well as those from before. I assume the second set is from the second year of doing Steps.
This is for those who have completed Steps once. Doing Steps with only the texts, messages and your life experience, including what you may have studied and practiced is your journey. I’m showing my first year Step comments after the Step, so as not to influence you in advance. It is a wilderness trek to be left to your own wits, but then you can also listen more closely for guides, angels and teachers, always first saying: “I surround and protect myself with the Love and the Grace of God.” Thankfully, I was taught this practice in 1989.
P.S. 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.