Greetings All –
Step 32 - The truth is with me. I can feel it. (MP3) Entry for Step 31 - I wish to see a world I have never seen before.
Greetings All –
Step 32 - The truth is with me. I can feel it. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
THE TRUTH IS WITH YOU. YOU CAN FEEL IT, and it can shine into your mind and into your emotions if you allow it to. Today continue your preparation in developing the desire for truth and the capability to experience truth.
IN YOUR TWO LONGER PRACTICE PERIODS, each of a 30-minute duration, sit quietly with your eyes closed, breathing deeply and regularly, attempting to feel the truth beyond the constant restlessness of your mind. Use your breath to take you deeper, for your breathing will always take you beyond your thoughts if you adhere yourself to it conscientiously. Let nothing distract or dissuade you. If something permeates your mind and you have difficulty releasing it, tell yourself that you will look at it a little later, but that right now you are taking a small vacation from your mind. Practice feeling the truth. Do not think the truth. Practice feeling the truth.
PRACTICE 32: Two 30-minute practice periods.
Picture: Truth in a flower? Feel this red hibiscus flower as the photographer did. Front Royal, Virginia – June 19, 2015
Aug 16, 1999
7:50 p.m. Where am I? For the past two days S2K was to, on the hour, look at the world w/o judgement in order to see a different world. I've not been able to do that very well. I recall the ACIM lessons where one was to see that it is an illusion. I don't know if this is the same lesson.
When I look off the back porch northeast across the backyard - I see a hodge-podge of housing. The remnants of apple tree stumps. Grape vines overrun with honeysuckle and other weeds. I see work that should be done and the result of other peoples works - homes, fences, a car - new Malibu and Chevy custom van. The living things are green. People move through the scene.
8:05 p.m. Looking w/o judgement. No particular change.
I see pieces of a town, a settlement. My work - cooperation - is already known. I am learning the known and teaching the known. I should not be needed.
These practices are simple, but not easy. Following is my Steps book page for this lesson with green ink for 1999, black ink from /00 meaning 2000 and blue ink undated.
I stuck with it; learned many useful things that enabled me to get through some tough situations, and I'm still learning. The Teachers have packed a lot in here.
. 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.