Step 68 - I will not lose faith in myself today. (MP3) Entry for Step 67 - I do not know what I want for the world.

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Step 68 - I will not lose faith in myself today. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

DO NOT LOSE FAITH IN YOURSELF TODAY. Maintain your practice. Maintain your intention to learn. Be without conclusions. Have this openness and this vulnerability. Truth exists without your attempting to fortify yourself. Allow yourself to be a recipient of it.

UPON EACH HOUR TODAY PRACTICE REMINDING YOURSELF that you will not lose faith in yourself today. Do not lose faith in Knowledge, in the presence of your Teachers, in the beneficence of life or in your mission in the world. Allow all these things to be affirmed so that they may fully reveal themselves to you in time. If you are present to them, they will become so obvious to you that you will see and feel them in all things. Your vision of the world will be transformed. Your experience of the world will be transformed. And all of your power and energy will unite to express itself.


PRACTICE 68: Hourly practice.
Hang on to faith in yourself.

No entry in the journal from September 22, 1999 but a few notes on the page.

Earth spell? refers to the book "Earth spell: The loss of consciousness on Earth" by Ceanne DeRohan. It is the notion that we were conscious before incarnation and that it is lost in the process of incarnating to one degree or another. The book series includes the notion of "Right Use of Will" and I considered it an entertaining psycho-drama creation story. Relating the Steps and texts from the New Message to other messages is something students do. We're told not to, but we do.

The second note connects my occupation to the thought: "You have come to the world to work." You may have done the same, or are looking for your work. This will take time. Let us continue.  

Journal 2nd Time Step 67.  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.