Step 3 – What do I really know? (MP3) Entry for Step 2 - Knowledge is with me. Where am I?

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What do I really know? Step 3
TODAY ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU REALLY KNOW and distinguish what you know from what you think or hope for or want for yourself or your world, what you are afraid of, what you believe in, what you cherish and what you value. Distinguish this question from all such orientations to the very best of your ability and ask yourself, “What do I really know?” You must continuously examine whatever answers you give to this question to see if they represent your beliefs or assumptions or the beliefs or assumptions of other people or perhaps even of humanity at large.

THREE TIMES TODAY, FOR 10 MINUTES EACH, ask this question and think very seriously about your response and about the meaning of this question, “What do I really know?”

PRACTICE 3: Three 10-minute practice periods.

Picture: Breakwater pier looking toward Port Washington, Wisconsin – August 14, 2010

Step 2 ignites a few brain cells. My evolving method here is to do the Step of the day and at the end of the day, midnight, look back to the journal for the entries on the day I first did the Step - June 28, 1999

Here's the Steps page as of today.

A few phrases that stuck me are underlined. Reading my entries, I offer a few excerpts from the journal:

7:15 A.M. Monday, June 28 - What is knowledge? I don't know.

S2K - #2 - Where am I? - I've asked this often, but not in relation to knowledge. At this moment, physically I'm is a safe place...

10:42 p.m. - Where am I? #3 On the edge of Knowledge; on the planet earth. In the stinky creation? No - that's not the right attitude. I am an embodied spirit. This awareness has come and remained. I can reasonably accept GCW I - having had some of the experiences. Attacked for Knowledge is a good one - have had that before - so being "not-that-smart" helps.

Does it help to have written this in my journal? For me yes, though to you it may be boring or self-indulgent.

Anything new, any progress in what I recorded today - 16 years later? Yes  [One page how to journal download link.]

During the day some thoughts came to mind that I want to pass on.

1. Keeping track of time is much easier today. Cellphones have built-in timers or you can get a PC or phone app. In 1999 I had to buy a countdown timer from Radio Shack.

2. Is this New Age? I was asked this at a conference in 2013 when I gave a religion professor a link to the book: The Reality and Spirituality of Life in the Universe (You can read this also while doing Steps to Knowledge)

I said no, it wasn't New Age. It was more Puritanical in that it focuses on work in the world.

Many New Age teachings imply that things can be made better simply by changing thoughts. No heavy lifting required. The thinking and actions of others will also be changed without an effort to learn on their part.

Steps enables us to get, to my thinking, a new map of the world and in that world, an ability to find one's relationship to God and others, which is via Knowledge/Holy Spirit. It is by this means one can answer the question: Where am I?

We can do it for our location on earth using GPS - the Global Positioning System read-out on our phone, PC or in-vehicle GPS device. What I/we seek is our SPS - Spiritual Positioning System location.

Only 363 Steps to go.


Journal 2nd Time Step 2  This is for those who have completed Steps once. You can look here, but you will be short changing your own growth. Doing Steps with only the texts, messages and your life experience, including what you may have studied and practiced. 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