|Step 312 - There are greater problems for me to solve in the world.|
Step 312 - There are greater problems for me to solve in the world. (MP3) Entry for Step 311 - The world is calling me. I must prepare to serve it.
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Step 312 - There are greater problems for me to solve in the world. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
MANY OF YOUR PERSONAL PROBLEMS WILL BE RESOLVED as you give yourself to a greater calling. Some of your personal problems you will need to attend to specifically, but even here you will find that their weight upon you will diminish as you enter into a greater arena of participation in life. Knowledge gives you greater things to do, but it does not overlook any detail of what you must accomplish. Therefore, small details and great details, small adjustments and great adjustments are all included. Nothing is left out. You yourself could not possibly balance your preparation in this respect, for you would not know how to establish your priorities between what is great and what is small. Your attempt to do so would merely push you deeper into confusion and frustration.
BE GRATEFUL,THEN, THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SPARED from attempting the impossible for yourself, for what is real is given to you. What you must do is become a student and a vehicle for Knowledge. This will activate all meaningful individual development and all meaningful individual education. It will require more of you than you have required of yourself, and all that it requires will be fulfilled and will yield its true promise for you.
UPON THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS and take heart that a greater involvement is promised which will provide you escape from your individual misery. In your deeper practice periods today, actively engage your mind to review all of your small personal problems. Review all of the things you think hold you back and all of the things you think you must resolve for yourself. As you look at each one objectively, without denial, remember and remind yourself that a greater calling is given you which will correct these things or make their correction unnecessary. Remind yourself that Knowledge will provide correction at all levels as your life becomes uniform and directed, as your Knowledge begins to emerge and as your true sense of self begins to be recognized and received.
PRACTICE 312: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Picture: Looking down on the City of Chicago, pick your problem. The New Message says we are in a race to save human civilization.
From the Journal:
7:05 a.m. May 23, 2000 – How do I use Knowledge in the world – how do I discern?
8:10 a.m. After reading an hour of Fast Company ideas on how to get things done – when the team didn't gel – progress stopped. I did not respect Marie – I did not get the support I needed – I made bad hires – (overly optimistic) – and got an enemy boss – Nora Belle C… and disappointed a customer – Andy D….
So here I am. In my personal life I got into a difficult relationship and my children experienced problems in their lives.
I had a lot to learn, many mistakes to make. I moved through ACIM and am now on S2K – still seeking to understand my gifts and learn how to offer them to the world. (Having reviewed obits 1980 – 1987 – lots of learning there – even though the meaning – Child Care – was strong – life was difficult.)
The world's environment has changed significantly – and, per S2K, the forces involved are even greater than one imagines.
Star Wars – Star Struggles – for it is intelligence and its use that is the issue. Minds, lacking a spiritual link, implement their imaginations based on fear and competition to benefit special communities.
These special relationships keep the creation "separated."
Where do I fit? That's what I'm seeking to learn.
I'm not alone in Knowledge – the earth, its people, are permeated with it – as is the universe. (But it is latent.)
The Earth Spell of Separation keeps limits the emergence of Knowledge. Other intelligent civilizations must have similar issues – other life forms are treated as lab rats – even as here below – the powerful use the lesser ones/dominated ones, for experiment/work.
Choose life is the path but the points of choice don't seem clearly marked nor are the consequences of the outcome offered – to improve choice.
Pain becomes the teacher, which is often "empty” success."
Life has been interesting. I'm not homeless on the street, but neither have I connected knowingly with my do-ers – my Spirit team of destiny.
I wait, look, learn, distill and ask –
I am open to guidance and truly seek conscious connection to the creator’s peace dynamic.
12:15 a.m. I'm befuddled – confused – alone. Where is my place? Great ideas – no people. A vision w/o people is nothing. The staff got out of control – I was doing too much – and things fell through the cracks.
I BURNED OUT – I DID NOT HAVE A PLACE TO GO.
REALITY, SAM Chased them away? my error…my bad. –
How do I recover? What is the lesson? My guilt makes me do too much, try too much?
I was in the wrong job – and self-destructed →
What does this have to do with Knowledge and me now, my gift to the world? Is it not through my work?
What is my work, my gift? That's what I'd like to know.
"Yet, also remember to respect the power of its (the world) confusion and its inducements."
→ All this good information – and it is not used – it is confusing that we know so much, yet no nothing.
5:50 p.m. In the middle of the afternoon's rideshare meeting I wrote to myself "Get out!" @ 2:50 p.m. As the sessions went on – and people struggled with the beginning questions of "How do we do this…" I had the goal of "Work in a place where they know how to do the work."
Most people I know are in Virginia – that's my primary network –.
My goal remains the integration of plans. The third sector must demand it.
All this is healthy pain.
This is a diversion of fear – I have my book outline – I seek to make that real – and use the mundane to create the sublime.
9:05 p.m. – …
The feeling now is that my life could go in a whole different direction.
I don't know what my imagination might generate.
9:50 p.m. Dismayed, I began reading eCompany now, a new magazine I got at home – the premier issue. I'm reading through exploring the Internet world to which I'm drawn and for which I’ve had no people. One article is about a Harvard professor who proposed the concept of marketspace in 1994. He was denied tenure in 1997, he kept on exploring his topic as a consultant with Dianun Technology partners.
→ "I've been denied because the Commission cannot understand what I've done." I will keep on exploring my topic –
→ My vision is not taken seriously.
10:12 p.m. I am in the integration business. Local governments are fragments – intending to stay local. –
Self-evaluation is helpful and can be brutal. Others should not have to see it, but here I offer a look – so others can have this odd benchmark. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2 Step 311. 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.