Step 133 - Review ~ It is your practice that is your gift to God, … (MP3) Entry for Step 132 - Let me learn to be free so that I may join.
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Step 133 - Review ~ It is your practice that is your gift to God, … (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
TODAY WE SHALL REVIEW THE PAST WEEK OF PREPARATION. Review this objectively without condemnation, once again realizing your advancements and your limitations and strengthening your resolve. For it is your desire for Knowledge that we wish to cultivate as well as your capacity. It is right thinking, right action and true motivation that will advance you naturally in the direction in which you are meant to go. Each step forward will give you a greater sense of purpose, meaning and direction in life and will free you from attempting to resolve matters that do not require resolution and from attempting to understand things out of fear and anxiety. The more at peace you are with your nature, the more your nature can express the greatness that you have brought with you. Thus, you will become a light unto all around you, and you will marvel at the events of your own life, which in itself will be a miracle.
IN YOUR LONG PRACTICE PERIOD TODAY, undertake your review with depth and sincerity. Do not let anything dissuade you from your practice today. It is your practice that is your gift to God, for you give yourself in your practice, and you receive your gift as well.
PRACTICE 133: One long practice period.
From the journal:
9 a.m. Friday. I’ll go to work some. I need to be unburdened there. Reading GCW-I Community – Spiritual Community/World Evolution.
“Therefore, to be happy and to have meaning in the world, you must concentrate on developing Knowledge and allow it to contribute itself where it knows it can be of the greatest benefit. This will fulfill your need for relationship and community.”
9:40 a.m. Slow start. There is so much need in the world. If we don’t learn this time, it will be the next or the net. I’ve been concerned about traumatized souls. Earth culture or lack of seems so good at doing that. There are, I’d guess – I believe – I sense – ways that is dealt with. I’ve gained enough awareness to pursue KNOWLEDGE. It fits my perception of the Mystery. I have contact – the goal is to be the vehicle. It is a role both active and passive, though the latter is more the goal – being one with our spiritual family – on both sides of the veil.
I consciously seek to help people envision community in the Shenandoah Valley, specifically the Northern Valley. Community precedes planning. Define, then support geographically and governmentally structurally logical communities.
There’s envisioned perfection, and the steps to perfection. Man, many, many steps – but no shortage of time.
11:17 a.m. – This book ends and another begins. I have a need for help from Knowledge or my practical teachers – whichever level the answer/or the step – it may not be a final answer.
WGC-1 p. 159 – “True community begins because an individual is experiencing spiritual presence to a very great degree. They are being called by something; something inside of them is being called by them. If they can open themselves to this and follow its direction, then other people will be drawn to them, and they will be the seed for community. This is community in the truest sense. It is the product of one person responding to God.”
This describes to me the path of awareness that I’ve been following for the past 25 years. I envision this region as a community of communities. I sit alone as I write this, but I know the Northern Shenandoah Valley has presence/recognition. It is becoming real.
The entry goes on for several pages. My work related then, and still relates to the greater community perspective. Yours may do so as well, directly or indirectly.
The Steps may bring that out in you. Do record it as best you can in a journal. I am returning to review these entries after fourteen years. The insights of 1999 remain valid, and they’ve been added to over the years. Still, the perspective is not yet known in the world. It may be my role to do so, or perhaps that lies in the future. These thoughts, so odd for this time, may spur thinking in the future.
Journal second time x2 Step 132. 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.