Step 75 - Today I will listen to my Self. (MP3) Entry for Step 74 - Peace abides with me today.

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Step 75 - Today I will listen to my Self. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

TODAY LISTEN TO YOUR SELF, not the small self in you which complains and worries and wonders and wants, but the Greater Self in you. Listen to the Greater Self in you, which is Knowledge, which is united with your Spiritual Teachers, which is united with your Spiritual Family and which contains your purpose and your calling in life. Do not listen to ask questions, but to learn to listen. And as your listening becomes deeper in time, your True Self will speak to you whenever it is necessary, and you will then be able to hear and to respond without confusion.

IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, practice listening to your Self. There are no questions to be asked. That is not necessary. There is listening to be developed. Listen to your True Self today so that you may learn of that which God knows and loves.

PRACTICE 75: Two 30-minute practice periods.

A simple, yet important practice and lesson.
From the Journal:

September 29, 1999
11:40 p.m. At Bowling Green Country Club - a Local Government Forum on water issues called by Frederick County. After a 35 minute discussion there was a motion to form an Advisory Committee for a local government regional water authority. Jim Longerbeam, Bev Fleming, Jim McManaway, Pete Dunning, - Winchester City ... all were there. - Amazing - it is an outfall of the Regional Partnership ... I took a big risk to be part of that - it worked - even though I've been on a rocky road for over two years.

Faith has kept me nearly straight. The work remains invisible and probably always will be such.

Time to mediate - Step 74 - Peace abides with me.

1:12 A.M. Thursday, September 30, 1999. I meditated - until 12:20 A.M. or so - then to bed, but I can't get to sleep. I am not up to eat or have a glass of wine. It may be for a message - or what - I don't know.

Nana - Jo Schaaf - ME's mother and Jo Evans are both close in thoughts this minute. They were good to me. Many, many people have been good to me. I've fallen short - still - they love me. I am the same to David.

Peace abideth with me. My vision came true tonight. The State made the regional table valuable with the regional partnership. Once the Chief Elected Officials and the CAO's got together and could work ... then more cooperation could take place. Regions work - value regions is what we need. This is my song - it needs to be celebrated .

2:40 A.M. Read Sheldan Nidle's 9/28 report - we move to a golden age. I also read Jim Oliver's article in the UVA Newsletter. He talks somewhat about regional cooperation, but mostly about revitalizing state, regional and local government.

Why do people do what they do? What difference does the city make?
So - this book ends and another volume of research shall begin.
Amen & Amen

Wow - that was a lot to enter, and a lot to read. Here I'm sharing my work as it is part of my Steps practice. The names shared are of public elected officials who were doing public work in a public environment. A goal/need stated in the New Message is for an "Age of Human Unity and Cooperation." 

As a person whose job was to promote cooperation among local governments, I can say it is not easy, but it is possible. For me that meant to talk about being a regional community of communities where identities were not merged into a centralized something. Skip over such things if they don't suit you, but in your own line of work, be introspective as to how it makes the world better rather than more difficult.

Journal 2nd Time Step 74.  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.