Step 61 - Love gives of itself through me. (MP3) Entry for Step 60 - I will not judge the world today.

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Step 61 - Love gives of itself through me. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

Love gives of itself through me. Step 61
LOVE GIVES OF ITSELF THROUGH YOU when you are ready to be its vehicle of expression. You do not need to try to be loving to appease a sense of self-inadequacy or guilt. You do not need to try to be loving to win the approval of others. Do not fortify your sense of helplessness or sense of unworthiness by attempting to place a happy or benevolent sentiment upon them. Love within you will express itself, for it is born of Knowledge within you, of which it is a part.

EACH HOUR TODAY AS YOU LOOK UPON THE WORLD, recognize that love within you will speak for itself. If you are without judgment, if you are capable of being with the world as it truly is and if you are capable of being present with others as they truly are, love within you will speak for itself. Do not try to make love speak for you. Do not try to make love express your wishes or your needs, for love itself will speak through you. If you are present to love, then you will be present to the world, and love will speak through you.

PRACTICE 61: Hourly practice.

A simple, but perhaps not easy, practice.

Picture:  Temple of Heaven Park, Beijing, China.

From the journal:

8:22 A.M. Wednesday, Sept 14, 1999 -

Today I will not judge the world. The explanation for this S2K affirmation puts the world as a hurt child which need attention rather than judgment.

Some events that day that tested the step. The hourly seems easy, but it is not. This is, however, no reason to hot keep at the Steps.

Journal 2nd Time Step 60.  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.