Step 161 - Review. Learn more of the process of learning. (MP3) Entry for Step 160 - The world is poor, but I am not.

Greetings All –

Step 161 – Review. Learn more of the process of learning. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

IN YOUR REVIEW TODAY, CONSIDER EACH LESSON and each practice of each day in the past week. Learn more of the process of learning. Realize that to learn this you cannot view your life with condemnation, for you are learning to learn. Realize that wealth is apparent in your life because of the practices that you are undertaking, which you could not do if you were without Knowledge. You are undertaking this preparation because of Knowledge, and each day you are committed to your practice because of Knowledge. Each day you accomplish your practice because of Knowledge. Thus, without your denial or interference, Knowledge itself will guide you in your preparation and will emerge as you undertake each step. How easy is success in this way. How simple it is to receive without denial or insistence on your part. For without imagination, life is evident. Its beauty is evident. Its grace is evident. Its purpose is evident. The work that it requires is evident. Its rewards are evident. Even the difficulties of this world are evident. Everything becomes evident as your mind becomes still and clear.

THEREFORE, IN ONE LONG PRACTICE PERIOD review the week’s practices. Give this your full attention. Give yourself to your practice and know that Knowledge within you is motivating you.

PRACTICE 161: One long practice period.

From the journal:

12:23 A.M. Friday, Dec 24th, 1999

Where am I? How am I doing? Life might be getting easier, since there’s less I’m interested in. I wish to experience the simple and clear. I have my network. Now is time to work the network for the benefit of the region and understanding networking itself.

9:50 a.m. I’m coming back to life thanks to S2K.
Cult – one source, one answer
Culture – a process

10:48 p.m. Reading GCW-I – 27 – “Disappointment.” This X-mas eve, like so many, contains disappointment. GCW says ultimately – this is what gets us on the path.

It says we call disappointment in order to awaken us. We use disappointment – Relationship disappointment.

- my disappointments –
         - … [a list]

The Step isn’t very visible in the writings of the day. My thoughts here are on the poor side. Keep at it.


Journal second time x2 Step 160.  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.