|“I will feel Knowledge today.” Step 163|
Step 163 - I will feel Knowledge today. (MP3) Entry for Step 162 - I will not be afraid today.
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FEEL THE ABIDING QUALITY OF KNOWLEDGE, which is always available to you beyond your thoughts and self-preoccupations. Upon the hour, feel Knowledge today. Repeat the idea for the day and take a moment to feel its presence. The presence of Knowledge is something you can take with you everywhere you go, into each encounter, into each circumstance. It is appropriate everywhere. In this, you will be able to see each circumstance and event. You will be able to hear. You will be able to give. You will be able to comprehend. This stability is something the world greatly needs, and you who are rich with Knowledge have this to give.
FEEL KNOWLEDGE THIS DAY IN YOUR DEEPER PRACTICE PERIODS. Give yourself to this, for this is your gift to God and to the world. Let this day be a day of strengthening and a day of confirmation. Let not any small failure today dissuade you from your greater task. Realize that all setbacks can only stop you in your progress, and you need only step forward to continue. The response to any failure, then, great or small, is simply the decision to continue. For you need only follow the steps that are given here to achieve the results of this preparation for you. How simple is the path to Knowledge. How clear is its way when you follow its provision step by step.
PRACTICE 163: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
May the learning continue, Step by Step.
Yesterday: Step 162 - I will not be afraid today.
From the journal:
December 26, 1999 (continued)
1:09 p.m. Done with Chapel. My first visit in many months. Good to meet people. The circle of song and prayer reminded me of the Christmas card from Marshall. It is a warm image of people dancing in a circle around a fire – arms encircled like a Greek dance – with the Unseen Ones looming as silhouettes.
I choose to be alert.
– Amen & Amen
4:58 p.m. Home again. Trying to keep it simple. … Now Practice #2. I’d mentioned S2K at the Chapel, but I’m not in a position to teach it – because I’ve not learned it.
Right now the grass is high and the living is easy. The Millennium has not turned fearful as some projected. I too was concerned – I’m positive – but not as much as others. Prudent – in my own wacky way.
There was a lot of fear around Y2K, more so than 2012, but prior to January 1, 2000, when a computer chip needed to know it was a new century, changes had been made. As I reflected on this Step today in my journal I wrote: “Since 1999 I’ve made good progress on this Step.” You will have this same experience in time.
Journal second time x2 Step 163. 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.