Greetings All –
Step 175 - Review ~ once again realize the value of giving yourself to practice. (MP3) Entry for Step 174 - My life is necessary.
Greetings All –
Step 175 – Review~ once again realize the value of giving yourself to practice. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
IN YOUR REVIEW OF THE PRACTICES OF THIS WEEK, once again realize the value of giving yourself to practice. Giving yourself to practice, then, is the first step in comprehending the true meaning of giving and the true meaning of purpose in the world.
IN YOUR ONE LONGER PRACTICE PERIOD, review the week that has just passed. Review your engagement with each day’s practice and consider the meaning of each day’s idea. Give this your total attention during your long practice period today, and realize as you witness your own development that you are preparing yourself to give to others.
PRACTICE 175: One long practice period.
Yesterday: Step 174 - My life is necessary.
From the Journal:
8:25 a.m. January 7, 2000 – S2K “My life is necessary.” OK – I’ll accept that. I have come to contribute. I’ll not judge my life today, but simply do as much of what is necessary as my mind and body can.
11:05 p.m. A busy day with mixed progress. Must do some work this weekend. At noon – on the way to Rotary – I was thinking of how much more complex issues were at work, how the expanded population made it difficult to communicate. How far behind I remained – and how I had to refocus – simplify on issues.
Knowledge, though, I seemed to see – to visualize/even feel – was behind everything working for forward progress – pouring souls upon souls, waves and waves of humanity to break – through and move to one planet.
In GCW-II I read the hierarchy is: body serves mind serves spirit/Knowledge. The taught here – mind-body connection – Spirit is out there somewhere.
GCW – Knowledge directs all – it is there … > so the trend – thought thwarted by the Earth-spell – advancement.
I’ve not been adequately aligned body/mind – What of heart & Soul?
This Step, to say: “My life is necessary,” is a little daunting. In the journal entry I decided to accept it. If given some thought, we see it takes away the claim: “I didn’t ask to be born.” It might have been thrown at our parents and/or received from our children. It, of necessity, applies to every other living being. All asked to be here, but many did so in terrible situations. Deeper thinking is required and more information. Let us see what the Steps provide.
Journal second time x2 Step 174. 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.