Step 154 – Review. Consider how deeply you have used your mind for investigation. (MP3) Entry for Step 153 - My Source wishes to express itself through me.
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Step 154 – Review. Consider how deeply you have used your mind for investigation. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
REVIEW THE PAST WEEK’S PRACTICE. Review all the instructions that were given and your practices as well. Consider how deeply you have entered peace. Consider how deeply you have used your mind for investigation. Remember that your practice is a form of giving. Therefore, give yourself to review your practices. See how your giving can become more complete and deeper so that you may receive greater and greater rewards, for yourself and for the world.
IN YOUR ONE LONG PRACTICE PERIOD TODAY, review the week of training that has just been completed. Remember not to judge yourself. Remember to be a witness to your learning. Remember that your practice is a form of giving.
PRACTICE 154: One long practice period.
From the journal:
7:27 A.M. Friday, Dec 17, 1999 – facilitation of wholes – regions need glue for human activity coordination.
Networking among regions for the coordination benefit to local government wholes.
Not much in the journal, but some entry was made for the day, that being an objective of the journaling commitment – write a little something every day.
The Steps page underlines important points as I saw them the first time.
This is a deep Step, but the first time through – one doesn’t get everything. Looking from the viewpoint of a long term beginning student, and a lifelong student of communications, this is one of the most important Steps, saying:
“Your life is communication, for communication is life. Communication is the extension of Knowledge. It is not merely the sharing of little ideas from one separated mind to another. Communication is far greater, for communication creates life and extends life, and within this is all joy and fulfillment. Within this is the depth of all meaning.”
Let us continue, seeking to better understand what is written here. “Your life is communication, for communication is life.”
Journal second time x2 Step 153. 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.