Step 170 I am following the ancient rite of preparation today. (MP3) Entry for Step 169 - The world is within me. This I know.

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Step 170 I am following the ancient rite of preparation today. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

“I am following the ancient rite of preparation today.” Step 170

THIS PREPARATION THAT YOU ARE UNDERTAKING is ancient in its origin. It has been used for centuries, in this world and in other worlds as well. It is only adapted in its language and in its relevancy to your current time, yet it prepares the mind in the way that minds have always been prepared in The Way of Knowledge, for Knowledge does not change and the preparations only adapt themselves to current events and current understanding so that they may be relevant for the recipients. Yet, the true mechanism for preparation is unchanged.

YOU ARE UNDERTAKING AN ANCIENT RITE in the reclamation of Knowledge. Born of the Great Will of the Universe, this preparation has been constructed for the advancement of students of Knowledge. You are working in tandem now with many other individuals, both within this world and within other worlds as well. For Knowledge is being taught in all worlds where intelligent life exists. Thus, your efforts are supported and embellished by the efforts of those who are preparing with you. In this, you represent a community of learners. Think not, then, that your efforts are singular. Think not, then, that you are alone in the world undertaking the reclamation of Knowledge. Think not, then, that you are not part of a community of learners. This will be more evident to you in time as you begin to recognize those who are preparing with you. This will be more evident in time as your experience of the presence of your Teachers deepens. This will be more evident in time as the results of your Knowledge become evident even to you. This will be more evident in time as you consider your life as part of a Greater Community of Worlds.

REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR PRACTICE UPON THE HOUR. In your deeper practices in stillness, receive the benefit of all who practice with you. Remind yourself that you are not alone and that their rewards are given to you as your rewards are given to them. Thus, you share in your accomplishments together. The power of your undertaking is so tremendously supported by the endeavor and the giving of others that it far exceeds your own abilities. When this is realized, it will give you all manner of encouragement and will banish forever the idea that you are inadequate to the tasks that are given to you. For your giving is supplemented by the giving of others, and this represents the Will of God in the universe.

PRACTICE 170: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

Note: Due to cable modem failure I have to post this from my HTC phone. There may be some limitations as a consequence.

From the journal:

9:30 A.M. Sunday, January 2, 2000. Life begins again. Crossing the century line successfully – that invisible demarcation makes me feel better. I’ve settled into understanding the relativity of it all through Knowledge and relationships of knowledge.

10:55 A.M. Today I feel clear. I have a GCW perspective on my life in the world. I am here to learn, to serve, to give. I plan to be manifest for the next 50 years. In order to do this, some life style changes will be in order. I will do my small part. Others will do theirs.

1:22 p.m. Life is projects, stories with a beginning, middle and end – but with sustainability – at a minimum you want to be in the middle of your life span and moving it forward.


Sustainability – pushing the settlement forward.

4:30 p.m. At Little Bear. For the first time I climbed up on Patience – which from the distance I’d recognized as “truth” – Patience has become truth? …

Practice #2 here. “The world is within me. This I know.”
15 minutes – now open eyes – (As of 6:10 A.M. more journal to be posted later – just getting home from a flight)
2015 – This post wasn’t finished a year ago and here I’m faced with another technical problem. Seems I ought to check into that. Life may be full of “incompletes,” but still it seems we can make progress. Let us continue.


Journal second time x2 Step 169.  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.