|“I will follow Knowledge today.” Step 176|
Step 176 - I will follow Knowledge today. (MP3) Entry for Step 175 - Review
Step 176 - I will follow Knowledge today. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
UPON EACH HOUR OF THIS DAY experience yourself following Knowledge. Make small decisions about small things as it is necessary, but make no great decisions without Knowledge. You have a personal mind to make small, insignificant decisions. But greater decisions should be made with Knowledge.
FOLLOW KNOWLEDGE TODAY UPON THE HOUR. Allow its peace and its certainty to abide with you. Allow its overall direction to be discerned by you. Allow its potency to affect you. Allow it to give itself to you as you are now learning to give yourself to it.
IN YOUR TWO LONGER MEDITATION PRACTICES TODAY, using the word RAHN, enter deeply into Knowledge. Enter deeply into the presence of life. Enter deeply into this experience. Continue to direct your mind towards this accomplishment. Continue to set aside anything that affects you or holds you back. In this way, you train the mind and prepare it as well for that which is most natural to it to occur.
FOLLOW KNOWLEDGE THIS DAY. If Knowledge indicates something and you are very certain about this, follow it and be observant. See what happens and try to learn to distinguish Knowledge from your impulses, your wishes, your fears and your avoidances. This must be learned through experience. In this way, Knowledge and everything that pretends to be Knowledge are drawn apart in contrast. This will provide for you greater certainty and greater self-confidence, which you will need in the times to come.
PRACTICE 176: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Yesterday: Step 175 - Review
No journal entry for Saturday, January 8, 2000. On the Steps page I wrote:
– 5:40 p.m.
Sun down –
Deer are about
in the woods -
My being here at
Patience NC: truth
is a continuing necessity
Amen & Amen
Necessity was the theme of this week. It remains a powerful week of Steps. If you’ve gotten something out of it, be assured, more lies ahead and for each round of deepening stillness.
Journal second time x2 Step 175. 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.