Step 167 - With Knowledge I am free in the world. (MP3) Entry for Step 166 - My mission is great. Therefore I am free to do small things.

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Step 167 - With Knowledge I am free in the world. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
“With Knowledge I am free in the world.” Step 167
WITH KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE FREE IN THE WORLD. You are free to join. You are free to leave. You are free to make agreements. You are free to complete and change agreements. You are free to surrender yourself. You are free to extricate yourself. In Knowledge you are free.

IN ORDER FOR YOU TO COMPREHEND THE TRUE MEANING of this and to realize its immediate value to you in your current circumstances, you must understand that you cannot use Knowledge to fulfill yourself. That must be a tacit understanding. Never lose sight of this, for if you think you are using Knowledge to fulfill yourself, you will misinterpret Knowledge and will not experience it. You will merely attempt to fortify your illusions and your attempts at escape. This can only darken the clouds that are now cast over you. This can only disappoint you as a form of temporary stimulation and compound your sense of isolation and misery.

IN KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE FREE. There is no restraint now, for Knowledge will merely give you where you are intended to be given and express itself through you where it is intended to be expressed. This will free you from all inappropriate involvements and engagements and will lead you to those individuals who are waiting for you. This will lead you to those circumstances that are for your greatest benefit and for the benefit of others who are involved. Here Knowledge is the guide. Here you are the recipient. Here you are the contributor. There is no greater freedom than this, for in this you are free.

REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR, and in your two deeper meditation practices, once again enter into stillness and silence. Once again allow your mind to be quiet, for in this you are free. Prepare yourself for your practices by repeating the idea and dedicating yourself to your practice. Without your domination, your mind will be free and will experience its own depth in Knowledge.

PRACTICE 167: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

The word “tacit” is used in this Step: “…you cannot use Knowledge to fulfill yourself. That must be a tacit understanding.” What does tacit mean? In Wikipedia we find “tacit knowledge.”

From the journal:

6:42 A.M. Thursday, December 30, 1999 –
>region-ing can be scalable if the building blocks are set up to do so –
Step 166 – My mission is great. Therefore, I am free to do small things. “…be content doing small things in the world. Be simple and humble in the world so that greatness may flow through you without obstruction.”

The Step directs repetition of the idea and direct consideration saying: “This is the right use of your mind which will lead you to a greater understanding. Here the mind is not merely weaving visions and illusions to take itself away from its own anxiety. Here the mind is examining its own content. Here the mind is working on behalf of Knowledge, as it was intended to do.”
8:25 p.m. The eve of New Year’s Eve. I’m silent and still for the Millennium. Pondering S2K - What is small – Why do I continue to be overwhelmed? When might I have a more supportive environment?

Things remain slow at work. Slow learners. I can become a better teacher – but the systems have to be systematized. Time to set goals. The technology revolution is projected to run ten years. The next barrier might then be 2010-2012. If I focus on region work for the next ten years – how far can I get. Can I get a pay check?

It is a cut & paste – modular world to get the layout you need. I learned cut and paste as the 2nd page editor for the High school paper _

Cut & paste regions to get the alignment you need. 
Practice #2 “My mission is great. Therefore I am free to do small things.” I seem to be doing all things.
 [Were it not for my interaction in the world, I would not be what I am, where I am. I traces back obviously as I found in Plan-Do – but if I’d kept to cars, or grocery store, or Navy, or studied engineering or law, or never married/divorced before having children – I wouldn’t be here – Urantia, ACIM, RUOW – spiritual path?]

All small actions, though I have big thoughts.
Remain simple and humble – yes I can do that.
Deep consideration “My mission is great. Therefore I am free to do small things.”

This is backward to the world. With a great mission there would be no time to do small things. Yet, paradoxically – GC say I’m free to do small. Small assumes unimportance, but this says all small is important. What level? – Perfection.
How do I know what small things are required of me? I’m overwhelmed with small things. There are so many – I can’t even make a list. They depress me. I’m not free – I’ve big small things – my duty to do.

Self-analysis will continue. This is some of mine. You will have your own. 


Journal second time x2 Step 166.  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.