Step 168 – Review~…review the week with sincerity and depth. (MP3) Entry for Step 167 - With Knowledge I am free in the world.

Greetings All –

Step 168 - Review (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

REVIEW THE WEEK THAT HAS PASSED. Review each lesson as it was given and each practice that you experienced. Review the entire week so that you may fortify the learning that you are now undertaking. Remember that you are learning to learn. Remember that you are a beginning student of Knowledge. Remember that your evaluation, if it is not born of Knowledge, will not be helpful. Without this evaluation, it will be apparent how to strengthen your involvement, how to strengthen your preparation and how to make adjustments in your outer life to support you in your endeavor. This can be done without self-condemnation. It can be done because it is necessary, and you are able to respond to that which is necessary without punishing yourself or the world. This preparation is necessary, for it represents your will.

IN YOUR LONG PRACTICE PERIOD TODAY, review the week with sincerity and depth. Give this your full attention so that you may receive the gifts that you are now preparing to receive.

PRACTICE 168: One long practice period.

From the journal:

6:22 a.m. Friday, December 31, 1999 – the edge is near. We shall move over this demarcation line – a relative point that allows humanity to reflect on its recent history. Great movement is taking place – even an interest in less habitat destruction. I withdraw and reflect. The eve will be spent with those at the Chapel.

What does your soul require? A focus in the work environment – on building regional relationships – relationships.

Step 167 “With Knowledge I am free in the world.”

- “As for me – I will serve Knowledge.”

6 p.m. Taking time for myself – Y2K is of little consequence at this moment. All celebrations in major capitals at the time zones passages are doing fine. Fear of Y2K has united the world on this day and people are showing they are better than technology.

People with a long term perspective are prone to fear/doom/negative scenarios. The prophecy is avoided by action. Every true prophet wants to be wrong.

I’m updating my to-do lists.

6:47 p.m. Great change lies ahead, building the relationships to navigate them. Instead of the rapids of change – it has become a tidal wave – a wave that never breaks, it only gains momentum – Alvin Toffler – wave king.

This is the famously expected New Year’s Eve at the end of 1999. We all made it through. To be free in the world, that is a great life vision. In 1987, I read Robert Theobald's "Rapids of Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Turbulent Times," for which a review link is provided. It was an influential book, raising concerns which, have yet to be solved. Also linked is the reference to Alvin Toffler, whose 1970 book Future Shock, got me interested in planning.


Journal second time x2 Step 167.  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.