|“Today I receive the love of Knowledge.” Step 181|
Step 181 - Today I receive the love of Knowledge. (MP3) Entry for Step 180 - I complain because I am lacking Knowledge.
Step 181 - Today I receive the love of Knowledge. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
KNOWLEDGE POSSESSES THE TRUE SEED OF LOVE, not love that is a mere sentiment, not love that is a form of intoxication surrounding an urgent desire born of fear. Knowledge is the seed of true love, not the love that seeks to conquer, to possess and to dominate, but the love that seeks to serve, to empower and to free another. Become the recipient of this love today so that it may flow through you to the world, for without your denial it will most surely do this.
UPON THE HOUR, REPEAT THIS STATEMENT and feel its full impact, regardless of the circumstance that you find yourself in. Allow each circumstance to support your practice, and you will find that your practice will have an increasingly potent effect on your external life. In your two deeper practices today, enter into the presence of Knowledge and receive its love. Affirm your worthiness and your receptivity. Relinquish your presumptions about yourself and the world, and allow yourself to have an experience that will demonstrate the truth beyond any assumption. This is your practice today. This is your gift to yourself, to your world and to your Creator so that you may receive the gift of love.
PRACTICE 181: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Note: “Knowledge is the seed of true love…that seeks to serve, to empower and to free another.”
From the Journal:
8:30 a.m. 1/13/2000> For MIF – this work will be used for the next 100 years. Valley needs to understand scientifically its biology. Unlike engineering, which lends itself to tables, usable everywhere, biological relationships have more variability due to local adaptation, therefore – local research is required.
The journal did not have an entry for the Step, but the material I recorded was included here as it is an important environmental study that I was able to initiate in my work. The research link is to the work conducted by USGS.
The Step page did have some notes. At the very top is my comical and ironic phrase: The world is “Yes and Know.”
Blue ink is year two. Inserted in the first line is “Life stinks,” a strong complaint and therefore a strong call for Knowledge. Though not looking ahead a year to that date, we can assume that wasn’t a good day. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2 Step 180. 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.