Step 83 - I value Knowledge beyond all things. (MP3) Entry for Step 82 - I will not judge another today.

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Step 83 - I value Knowledge beyond all things. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

IF YOU COULD EXPERIENCE THE DEPTH AND POWER of this statement, it would free you from all forms of bondage. It would erase all conflicts in your thinking. It would end completely all that troubles you and perplexes you. You would not view relationships either as a form of domination or as a form of punishment. This would give you an entirely new basis of understanding in your participation with others. It would give you a frame of reference within which you would be able to develop yourself mentally and physically, keeping a greater perspective as you do so. What has disappointed you but the misappropriation of your abilities? What grieves and angers you but the misappropriation of other people’s abilities.

VALUE KNOWLEDGE. It is beyond your understanding. Follow Knowledge. It guides you in ways that you have never experienced. Trust Knowledge. It gives you back to yourself. Trust comes before understanding, always. Participation comes before trust, always. Therefore, participate with Knowledge.

REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR AFFIRMATION UPON THE HOUR. Try to be very consistent. Do not forget today to emphasize that you value Knowledge above all other things. In your two meditation practices, give this statement as an affirmation and then, in stillness, allow yourself to receive. Do not use these practices to gain answers or information, but allow yourself to become quiet, for a quiet mind can learn all things and know all things. Words are but one form of communication. You are now learning to communicate, for your mind is now opening to a greater association.

PRACTICE 83: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

" I value Knowledge beyond all things." Step 83  

Take note: "Do not use these practices to gain answers or information, but allow yourself to become quiet, for a quiet mind can learn all things and know all things." This is a promise, but it is not for personal benefit in career or the world, yet it is a benefit in life.
From the Journal:
7:30 A.M. Thursday, October 7, 1999
It is only my complete dedication to the region that keeps me here. Like everyone else, I have other options.
... [part of a letter drafted, but never sent]

8:12 A.M. I could have meditated for 1/2 hour per S2K - "I will not judge another today." I didn't - got caught up in e-mail and the search for earthly understanding. I am overwhelmed and reduced to indolancy.

The Frenzy of Real time.

From the Steps book page:
"We are learning how to live in the world. "Not necessarily a deep insight, but useful in the moment. You might have such simple insights to keep you going, as this did for me.


Journal 2nd Time Step 82.  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.