Step 46 - I must be small to be great. (MP3) Entry for Step 45 - Alone I can do nothing.

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Step 46 - I must be small to be great. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

IS IT A CONTRADICTION THAT YOU MUST BE SMALL to be great? It is not a contradiction if you understand its meaning. Recognizing your limitations allows you to work in a limited context very successfully. This demonstrates a greater reality than you could have realized before. Your greatness must not be based merely on hope or high expectation. It must not be founded on idealism but on true experience. Allow yourself to be small, and you will experience that greatness is with you and that greatness is part of you.

IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, allow yourself to be limited but without judgment. There is no condemnation. Actively engage your mind in focusing on your limitations. Focus without condemnation. Look objectively. You are meant to be a vehicle for a Greater Reality to express itself in this world. Your vehicle for expression is quite limited, but it is fully adequate to accomplish the task that is yours to accomplish. In accepting its limitations, you can understand its mechanism and learn to work with it constructively. Then it is no longer a limitation but a form of joyful expression for you.

PRACTICE 46: Two 15-minute practice periods.

In my book, blue ink at this point is for the second year, applying the Step to my regional planning work. Valid thought?

From the Journal:
8:00 A.M. August 31, 1999 S2K - Alone I can do nothing. My limitations - session 1 - I am one human of almost 6 billion; I'm 52 years old - I speak one language. I've only seen a small portion of the planet. Most of the info - comes from somewhere else - It is a compilation of what has gone before. My body has limits - I've not concentrated on physical training. I've worked my mind - but still that is a limited store of information. My personality type ENTJ is limiting.

My relationships both limit me and enhance me - at the same time. These are people relationships - food, alcohol, candy, music, TV/video, what I've learned and what I believe. Even though I'm doing this from my center point, these are shared by others. What I perceive as strengths or weaknesses are both limiting. Reality - this reality is itself limiting - and yet that gives focus. (reality is a crutch)

To set parameters - to limit scope - gives focus and allows movement - to manifest that which is envisioned, an evolved variation - or something not expected by the design can also result.

It is the train of evolution of manifestation, in which I find myself. among others. There is an irreversible invisible irreversible trajectory - the key thought that focused At's thoughts on entropy - which can be found at work as a principle? [At is short for Adriaan - AM de Lange, University of Pretoria, who participated in the learning-org discussion group ] I am limited in a limiting environment - or I'm focused within a focusing environment. A specialist
or I have a choice to be focused. 9/1/99

Contextual, environmental limitation is a characteristic of any manifestation - even though the part contains the whole holographically.

Thus we deal in regions and localities/the geography of reality. (bounded realities)

Waking up in the trajectory which movement creates, the illusion of time, we can become aware of our family and our reality as a greater community.

Wow - that was a lot. This is posted late because there wasn't time to enter all this from the journal. I am not giving readers everything, be thankful for that, but some of the explorations will be included. This opens me up, which may be a risk, but we need to know others in order that we together can do things. Thoughts can make us feel alone when no one else seems to share them. That has been my experience.

Journal 2nd Time Step 45.  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 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.