Step 106 - There are no Masters living in the world. (MP3) Entry for Step 105 - Review

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Step 106 - There are no Masters living in the world. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
"There are no Masters living in the world." Step106

THERE ARE NO MASTERS LIVING IN THE WORLD, for Mastery is attained beyond the world. There are advanced students. There are students of great accomplishment. But there are no Masters living in the world. Perfection is not found here, only contribution. Whoever remains in the world remains to learn the lessons of the world. The lessons of the world must be learned not only in your individual life, but in a life of contribution as well. Your genuine education far exceeds what you have realized thus far. It is not merely the correction of errors. It is the contribution of gifts.

THERE ARE NO MASTERS LIVING IN THE  WORLD. Therefore, you may relieve yourself of the great burden of attempting or requiring Mastery for yourself. You yourself cannot be a Master, for life is the Master. That is the great difference that will make all of the difference for you when you come to understand its true meaning and benefit.

IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, think of all the individuals that you have considered to be Masters—individuals you have met, heard of or imagined, individuals in the past and individuals living presently. Think of all the qualities that have made them Masters and how you have used them to judge yourself and to evaluate your life and your behavior. It is not the purpose of advanced students to become the criteria for self-condemnation by those of lesser capabilities. That is not their gift, though they must understand in time that their gifts will be so misconstrued.

ACCEPT YOUR UNBURDENING as we remind you that there are no Masters living in the world. In your two longer practice periods, try to realize this. Try to realize the relief that is being given to you. But do not make the mistake of thinking that this leads to passivity on your part, for greater than ever will be your involvement in the reclamation of Knowledge. Greater than ever will be your commitment to the emergence of Knowledge. Now your involvement and commitment may move forward more rapidly, for they are becoming unburdened by your idealism, which can only lead you astray.

PRACTICE 106: Two 30-minute practice periods.

This is a surprise: “There are no Masters living in the world.

Yesterday: Step 105 - Review

From the journal:

12:02 A.M. October 30, 1999 – The detail of this illusion – wonderful.

… The greater question is – where are my peers? Those with whom I can explore and experience the potential of this environment.
Honor the gap – the difference between spiritual vision and manifestation. Earth as a spiritual/manifestual (?) laboratory. …

The planet earth is the greatest whole we experience in the physical. It is also local relative to our solar system. It is local in its entirety. Without going into psychic dimensions, it has no other divisions.
5:30 p.m. At little Bear for the weekly review. This has been quite a week. Going to stillness is often spontaneous for a short time. I am coming to feel the power of the S2K and, looking ahead to next week, have a sense of where it is going. Review #105 for today clearly states: “This is your greater purpose in life to keep Knowledge alive in the world.”

6:15 P.m. I’ve reviewed the lessons, my journal entries during the week and sense a shift on my part to understanding.

This parallels ACIM – but moves my soul along. ACIM may be too complex? I don’t know – Amen & Amen

11:57 p.m. My time in the woods today was fine. It was a shame to have to leave it… I felt I could be there for thousands of years as a stone – Su-Ne or Patience –

So, what did I get out of the week, as reflected in the review? There were some understandings – underlined here in the pages and related notes.

The Steps are working inside – not all comes to the surface articulated.

Journal second time x2 Step 105.  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.