Greetings All –
Step 38 - God knows the Way to Knowledge. (MP3) Entry for Step 37 - There is a Way to Knowledge.
Greetings All –
Step 38 - God knows the Way to Knowledge. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
HOW CAN YOU FIND YOUR WAY WHEN YOU ARE LOST? How can you know certainty when you value the temporary so greatly? How can you know the power of your own life when you are so intimidated by threats of loss and destruction? Life is kind to you, for it offers not only the reward but the way to the reward. If it were left up to you, it would be cruel indeed, for you would have to attempt every single possibility that you could conceive of, and then you would have the possibilities that others have conceived of and even the opportunities to reach Knowledge that others have used successfully but which may not in fact work well for you. In your brief span of time in the world, how can you accomplish all of these and still maintain your vitality? How can you maintain your encouragement for Knowledge when so many ways will disappoint you?
TAKE FAITH TODAY IN KNOWING THAT GOD knows the way to Knowledge, and you need only follow the way that is being given. In this way, Knowledge simply emerges in you because it is acknowledged, for only God knows Knowledge in you, and only Knowledge in you knows God. As the two resonate together, they both become more apparent. In this, you find peace.
IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, each of a 30-minute duration, practice feeling the presence of God, silently, in stillness. Not thinking about God, not speculating, not wondering, not doubting, but simply feeling. It is no fantasy that you are concentrating upon now, though you are used to concentrating upon fantasy. In stillness and quiet, everything becomes apparent. God is very still, for God is not going anywhere. As you become still, you will feel the power of God.
PRACTICE 38: Two 30-minute practice periods.
Yesterday: Step 37 - There is a Way to Knowledge.
For 1999, nothing is recorded in the Journal for Step 37. That first time, I did not know. The second time through, I did manage to record one list:
September 25, 2000 Monday
7:43 AM. Step 37#1 – there is a way to Knowledge –
11:49 PM. #2 – the list
1. Do practices
2. Schedule time for practices
3. Remain a beginner
4. Feel for awareness
5. Continue to listen
6. Acknowledge success
8. Remain open
9. Write down what I see, here and feel
10. Review errors to learn, relearn
11. Work on pillars
12. Be patient
13. Be thankful
14. Go to the woods where communication use easier
15. Bring the woods here
16. Be not – discouraged.
Your list may be longer, shorter, different – or, it didn’t get written down. What is important if the focus on the “Way to Knowledge.” Let us continue.
Journal 2nd Time Step 37. 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 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.