Greetings All –
Step 123 - I will not pity myself today. (MP3) Entry for Step 122 - I give without loss today.
Greetings All –
Step 123 - I will not pity myself today. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
HOW CAN YOU PITY YOURSELF when Knowledge is with you? Pity must only reassert an old idea of yourself, which is bereft of truth, bereft of hope and bereft of any meaningful foundation. Do not pity yourself today, for you are not pitiful. If this day is sad or confused, it is only because you have lost contact with Knowledge, which you may practice today to regain.
AS YOU PRACTICE TODAY, be aware of the many subtle forms of self-pity that you entertain. Be aware of the many subtle forms of manipulation of others as you attempt to make them like or accept you according to a view of yourself that you are attempting to claim. When you are with Knowledge, you do not need to proclaim yourself; you do not need to show yourself; you do not need to control others to like or accept you, for Knowledge is with you.
THEREFORE, DO NOT PITY YOURSELF, for you are not pitiful. Today be a beginning student of Knowledge, for that is anything but pitiful. A greater vantage point you cannot imagine.
UPON THE HOUR, THEN, REPEAT THIS IDEA. Allow it to enter your mind and consider it for a moment. In your two practice periods, repeat this affirmation and then enter into stillness. No being who is pitiful can enter into silence, for silence is the experience of profound relationship, and stillness is the acceptance of profound love. Who can be pitiful under such circumstances?
PRACTICE 123: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice
Picture: Playground in Texas. The young child is having fun; the seated young adult is not.
Yesterday: Step 122 - I give without loss today.
From the journal:
8:05 A.M. Tuesday, November 16, 1999
Back to more healthy food. S2K led to a long stillness meditation. Assistance to others is provided in a different way. You give what you need too – which when thinking about it is not that different from gift giving. Prayer to strengthen & empower others.
10:20 p.m. Vegging out – got my “evaluation” today … & … It was OK – but they are hopeless.
Where will KNOWLEDGE lead me?
Did the Step, made it through the day. Most people have days like this. A good reason to seek Knowledge. And the Steps page has a few notes.
Let us continue.
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.