Step 13 - I want to be separate to be unique. (MP3) Entry for Step 12 –My individuality is to express life itself.

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I want to be separate to be unique. Step 13 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

I want to be separate to be unique. Step 13

THIS THOUGHT REPRESENTS THE TRUE MOTIVE for separation, yet it is unnecessary. We do not give it here as an affirmation but as an expression of your current state. You want to be separate because this defines your self; your self is defined in terms of separation, not in terms of inclusion. Separation is the source of all your pain and confusion of mind. Your physical life demonstrates a separate life but only from a certain point of view. Given another point of view, it does not demonstrate separation at all. It demonstrates a unique expression of a Greater Reality.

ON TWO OCCASIONS TODAY, spend 15 minutes concentrating upon the idea for today. Think seriously about what this lesson means and call upon your own experience to reflect upon its relevance to your life. Reflect upon what your desire for separation has cost you in time, energy and pain. Realize your motivation for separation and you will know that you want to be free.

PRACTICE 13: Two 15-minute practice periods.

Picture:  Tourist - Arches National Park, Moab, Utah – October 21, 2015

Step 12 deals with an existential problem, stating it and answering within the paragraph:

HERE YOUR UNIQUENESS IS A GREAT ASSET and a source of joy, not a source of painful alienation and not a source of painful judgment against yourself or others. This distinction does not elevate you above or place you below anyone else. It merely pinpoints the real purpose behind your individuality and its great promise for the future. You are here to express something. That is the real meaning given to your individuality because you do not want to be separate anymore.

No journal entry, since yesterday's entry from July 7 was for Step 12. Journals do end up with gaps and errors. When I go back and review, I'll make spelling corrections and add punctuation, or cross something out. Of course, you can do the same, since it isn't a legal record of any type. It is your journal - not the log book of a ship, or is it?
Journaling can help capture those clues from our guides and Teachers as they help us find the “something” that we “are here to express?” Let us continue