Step 31 - I wish to see a world I have never seen before. (MP3) Entry for Step 30 - Today I will observe my world.

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Step 31 - I wish to see a world I have never seen before. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
THIS REPRESENTS YOUR DESIRE FOR KNOWLEDGE. It represents your desire for peace. It is all the same desire. This desire emanates from your Knowledge. It may compete with other desires. It may threaten other things, though it need not necessarily do so. Therefore, the affirmation for today reflects your true will in life. As this is affirmed, it becomes more apparent to you, and you are able to experience it more and more in time.

TODAY UPON EACH HOUR, FEEL YOUR DESIRE to see a different world. Look at the world without judgment and say to yourself, “I wish to see a different world.” Do this every hour. Try not to miss any practice sessions. Practice no matter how you feel, no matter what is occurring. You are greater than your emotional states and so you need not deny them, though they will need to be controlled in time. You are greater than the images you see around you, for they mostly represent your judgment upon the world. Practice this day looking without judgment and feeling as you look.

PRACTICE 31: Hourly practice.

Doing the hourly can be difficult, even with watch or phone chimes, timers and other reminders. Do your best.

From the journal:
12:50 A.M.  Sunday, August 15 ...

S2K - I was supposed to check on the hour, to feel if there was something else to do. Nothing came - except the desire to hike the path. That energized me - 7:05 - 8:05 p.m. 

H- ions in the wet woods?

1:45 A.M. I spend most of my time trying to understand the world - then trying to forget what I've connected. I get pulled into music and music videos. That edge of the world - then the Spirit side - Council of 9 - it is all, all, all sacred. We come this side of the veil - this is truth .

So - I - am.

9:28 A.M. My parents were gods and I was the center of their universe.

S2K - Cultivating receptiveness to feeling what needs to be done. "Allow your inner guidance to influence you, which it will do if you are not governed by impulses, fear or ambition." I thought that for the past five years I was being guided/influenced. I don't know if I got sloppy, misguided or was simply attacked by people who didn't get it. I'm still pinged by ... & .... I'm slowly trying to show them my wisdom - and the benefit - that's why I stayed the course. I don't want to leave. Too - I've changed - reduced my judgment of ... and embraced paradox - future focus.
[work issues] ...

11:00 A.M. I have the ideas ... they are coming through. 

12:03 p.m. I want to be a teacher of God. [ACIM] To become so, I need to be a better student. My peers/students - seem hard to my message - their troubles revolve around failure to use information, develop their own skills. My Issues as well - who is the hard student - me or them?

I don't understand the resentment. I see a world of extremes –
Tom Christoffel - A Carpenter of cooperation - geo-carpentry

A lot going on this day. References to prior spiritual reading and teaching, as well as dealing with many relationship issues in my work as director of a regional planning agency.

Journal 2nd Time Step 30.  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.