Step 23 - I am loved, surrounded and supported by the Teachers of God. (MP3) Entry for Step 22 - I am surrounded by the Teachers of God.

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Step 23 - I am loved, surrounded and supported by the Teachers of God. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

I am loved, surrounded and supported by the Teachers of God. Step 23

THE TRUTH OF THIS WILL BECOME SELF-EVIDENT as you prepare, but for now it may require great faith. This idea may challenge existing ideas or beliefs, but it is true nonetheless. God’s Plan is invisible and recognized by very few because very few have the openness of mind and the quality of attention that will allow them to see what is obviously occurring around them, which at this point is not obvious to them at all. Your Teachers love you, surround you and support you, for you are emerging into Knowledge. This calls them to your side. You are one of the few who has the promise and the opportunity to emerge from the sleep of your own imagination into the grace of Reality.

THEREFORE, IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, feel this love, support and direction. It is a feeling. It is not ideas. It is a feeling. It is something you must feel. Love is something you must feel to know. You are indeed loved, surrounded and supported by your Teachers, and you are very worthy of their great gift to you.

PRACTICE 23: Two 15-minute practice periods.

Picture:  Dickey Ridge Trail, Shenandoah National Park - May 5, 2014 This is spring, so the leaves are young – light green. For me, being in nature is where I most experience the presence of the Teachers of God.

This can be a difficult, sensing the presence of Teachers and Guides, unless of course at some point or points in your life you've been thankfully saved from doing something stupid or risky and know it was more than luck.

From the Journal:

8/8/99 9:54 A.M. - Choose life. Communicate. Building the internet for communications to make it one world is the primary goal to advance. Caffeine Nation caffei-nation - the Starbucks brewmaster - a career of being a drink chef. This is life on earth. In a Trade and Commerce galaxy - Wal-Mart Universe. GCW - 10% wise can balance the values of the planet to keep it sustainable. A tithe of people - 10% -  

This reveals not so much the lesson, but thought about the greater challenge of which the New Message makes us aware.

Journal 2nd Time Step 22. 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.