Step 41 - I am not afraid of the power of God. (MP3) Entry for Step 40 - Today I will feel the power of God.

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Step 41 - I am not afraid of the power of God. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

I am not afraid of the power of God. Step 41 

THIS AFFIRMATION IS SO IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HAPPINESS, for you must learn again to trust the power of love and the power of God. For this you must relinquish your former ideas, assumptions and evaluations of past painful experiences. It is painful to be separated from that which you love beyond all things, and the only way to maintain this separation is to malign that which you love, to give it an evil intent and then to engender guilt within yourself. To feel and accept the power of God, evil and guilt must leave you. You must venture forth to explore that which is most natural. It is like breaking new ground and coming home all at once.

IN STILLNESS, THEN, PRACTICE TWICE TODAY feeling the power of God. Do not seek for answers from God. You need not speak at all but only be present, for as you learn to be in relationship with that which is the source of all your relationships, the information that you need can come easily to you to guide you, comfort you and correct you when necessary. But first you must feel the power of God, and in this you will find your own strength.

PRACTICE 41: Two 30-minute practice periods.

Picture:  Blue cloud sky with a flash of lightning in Frederick County, Virginia. Lightning is often associated with the power of God and something to fear.

Step 40 says: "Those who have responded to God become God’s Messengers in time so that they may bestow the gifts of Grace upon those who remain behind in confusion."

As I wrote earlier, my goal in ACIM had been to become a "Teacher of God." With the New Message, the role is for one to become a "Messenger," but not The Messenger.

From the Journal:

8:30 A.M. Wed. Aug 25 - S2K -
Baseline connection to the stillness in meditation - surface noise continues. To maintain that connection as a peace center constant

7:20 pm. A good day - ...

Time to meditate again - another 30 minutes.

These early Steps are simple on the surface. Get what you can each time through. I am still getting.


Journal 2nd Time Step 40.  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.