Step 220 - I will use restraint today so that greatness may grow within me. (MP3) Entry for Step 219 - I will not let ambition deceive me today.

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Step 220 - I will use restraint today so that greatness may grow within me. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

I will use restraint today so that greatness may grow within me. Step 220
USE RESTRAINT REGARDING THOSE FACULTIES that you recognize to be harmful or debilitating to the reclamation of Knowledge. Hold yourself back intentionally so that Knowledge may grow within you. This is no limitation that you place upon yourself. Instead, it is the meaningful use of your mind and strength to cultivate an awareness of the Greater Power within you and to allow it to emerge, to guide and to direct you.

IN TODAY’S LESSON, AS IN LESSONS PAST, you are learning to recognize the source of Knowledge and the vehicle of Knowledge and not to confuse the two. Learn restraint today so that Knowledge may grow within you. Do not think that restraint merely refers to past behavior where you limited what was genuine within yourself. No, your focus today is to learn the form of intentional restraint that represents an expression of your power and self-discipline. Your power and self-discipline must now be exercised to become strong, for your mind and body are vehicles of Knowledge, and as vehicles, they must be developed and strengthened.

IN YOUR DEEPER PRACTICES TODAY, as in your hourly practices, restrain those forms of thinking and behavior that betray your Knowledge so that you may enter Knowledge in stillness and in peace. With this restraint, freedom will be discovered, for freedom is found beyond this world and is brought into this world, for freedom is the gift of Knowledge.

PRACTICE 220: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

Is survival an ambition? Journal entries include a reference to the UFO lawyer, part of understanding this indicator of the Greater Community perspective, and dealing with the people in that area of thought.

From the Journal:

8:08 a.m. Sunday, February 20, 2000

9:32 a.m. Peter Gersten [UFO lawyer] talks today about his view of the world. – My reaction to the phrase "life out there" – is us and earth as Gaia is a cell of Versa – perhaps a name for the entire universe – the Milky Way galaxy – a local region. We are the out there – and we are life [Note: the term Versa today does not have any meaning related to the universe]

10:10 a.m. I called the hospital – no answer.

This/4th/Tuesday – networking news

Tuesday's and SV networking news

– region – a geo-data strategy – regional intelligence, knowledge…

3:50 p.m. Home from Chapel. Sarah had called – I'm getting ready to call her. It was good to join those at TLC my spiritual community. --- I'd listened to NASCAR Daytona – watched the last 15 laps – Dale Jarrett won – good start.

4:40 p.m. Looking for a one person answer to the universe.

– Regional name – Registry
– free Region Registry
          Name Regions

7:20 p.m. I spoke to Sarah about 6 PM the call went through and they eventually found her – she was with M.E. – she was tired and getting ready to go to sleep. I told her that I love her – I want her to go through treatment so that she would be in charge of Sarah. I said people had lied to her. The people at the hospital were like those at Camp Summit – they were to help. ---

I know the direction of the world is being pushed by its access to information. The public domain element is critical, since so much is being patented, trademarked, made proprietary.

Perhaps time to leave the LO list… I've not gotten much of use lately.

Region finder – the power of information use is driving the growth in value -

So, if you got through this, the messy life. That, after all, is why I’m doing Steps.

On the practical side, now that it is “Back to School” time in the U.S., composition books are on sale for 50 cents to a dollar at many stores.

Time to stock up – have some extras to give to your friends so they can begin to journal.  

Journal second time x2 Step 219.  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.