Greetings All –
Step 224 - Review ~ Today practice objectivity … (MP3) Entry for Step 223 - I will receive Knowledge this day.
Greetings All –
Step 224 - Review ~ Today practice objectivity … (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
TODAY PRACTICE OBJECTIVITY BY REVIEWING the last two weeks of practice. Once again, read each lesson for the day and recall your practice for that day. Begin with the first practice of the two-week period, and then follow each day step by step. Strengthen your ability to observe your progress objectively. See what happens on days when you are strong with practice and on days when you are weak. Imagine for a moment as you do this that you are looking through the eyes of your Teachers who are watching your life from far above. They are without condemnation. They are merely taking note of your strengths and weaknesses, strengthening the former and minimizing the effects of the latter. As you learn to view your life objectively, you will learn to see your life through the eyes of your Teachers. This is looking with Knowledge. This is looking without judgment. Given this, the mind becomes a vehicle for Knowledge, and Knowledge will bestow upon you all the ideas and the activities that are truly beneficial for you.
ALLOW YOUR REVIEW PRACTICE PERIOD TODAY to be engaged on your own behalf. Utilize your mind purposefully and do not allow it to wander. Break the habit of thinking mindlessly. Break the habit of preoccupying yourself with foolish and meaningless things. Allow your Review today to demonstrate to you that you are a true student of Knowledge.
PRACTICE 224: One long practice period.
This was a busy day – the Steps page reflects this as does the journal entries. Here’s the Steps page graphic – green ink first time S2K; blue ink second time.
The Step says: “Give yourself to receiving Knowledge.” A u-shaped receptacle, maybe an open mind, receives Knowledge as an arrow. Year two of Steps, “World of fear, money, conflicts, survival, power” added with a semi-circle for the world. “Blesses,” is what Knowledge does.
Here’s the full page.
From the Journal – a few deep and bumpy parts:
12:34 a.m. Thursday, February 24, 2000 – Up late again – eating, eating, eating. Wednesday went well. Sarah called to say she would be going home today.
-It was a great synchronicity that put me at home just when she called. Not the first incidence by any means.
12:55 a.m. Step 223 "I will receive knowledge this day."
I wondered Wednesday morning if S2K was a mind control program? An alien/spirit group which may or may not serve the Creator. At Step 223 there has been benefit and focus for me. Others in the world seem to get it more easily – I hear knowledge and see it in action, so it seems to be self-proving – though I shall always look for verification. I don't understand the world, myself and I'm open to true teachers.
– PDC – engage in strategic coordination
– Counties count – Census
– Commuting turns counties inside out – making them partial bedrooms in all cases –
– This creation – physicality – the ultimate “What if?”
– The thought of what if there was a physicality and in that phys - there was consciousness
8:15 a.m. I will receive Knowledge this day. I've been in touch every day of this life – to some degree, though not aware. The promise in S2K is that this connection will guide one to his/her work – the doing which is meant to be done. It is grace, but not fulfillment.
→ I see lots and lots of connections in the region among issues and programs.
10:20 p.m. Practice #2 “I will receive Knowledge this day.” 10 minutes left on practice #2. During the 1st part my third eye area felt contact. The day has certainly been devoted to the necessary things
Is S2K a mind control program? It didn’t hurt to ask obviously, since I’ve stayed with the Steps 15 years as of today. That was followed by: “I hear knowledge and see it in action, so it seems to be self-proving – though I shall always look for verification. I don't understand the world, myself and I'm open to true teachers.” It is the experience which confirms/proves the relationships that Steps teaches. That is Knowing. Questions are okay, but answers can be a long time coming. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2 Step 223. 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.