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Step 347 - I allow my life to unfold today. (MP3) Entry for Step 346 - I am in the world to work.
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Step 347 - I allow my
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I allow my life to unfold
today. Step 347
ALLOW YOUR LIFE TO UNFOLD TODAY. Without your own internal
disorientation, without the darkness of your own imagination and without your
own confusion and conflicts, you may bear witness to the unfolding of your
life. Today represents a step in the unfoldment of your life, in the emergence
of your Knowledge, in the cultivation of your true comprehension and in the
expression of your true accomplishments. Be attentive this day and learn to
observe your outer life and your inner life objectively. In this way, you may experience
what is truly there, and you will love what is truly there, for what is truly
there is true and reflects love itself.
UPON THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF to observe your life unfolding.
Within your deeper meditation practices, in stillness and receptivity, observe
your inner life unfolding. Observe your outer life and inner life unfolding
together as they must. Here you will feel the movement of your life. Here you
will know that your life is being guided and directed. Here you will know that
all things that you truly value and hold most dear and everything that we have
indicated in our preparation thus far are coming into being. Here you allow
certain things to fall away and certain things to emerge. Here you govern the part
of your life which is yours to govern, which is your thinking and behavior.
Here you allow that part of your life which you cannot govern, which is your
purpose, meaning and direction, to naturally emerge and express itself. Here
you bear witness to your life, which this day is emerging and unfolding.
PRACTICE 347: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Written on the Steps page, copied from the Step: “All thinking is a replacement for Knowledge.” and “Knowledge
will direct your thinking.” The journal
had several pages of entry:
a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000 – "I am in the world to work." – Step 346
– asks what is work? I read the text last night and was primed for this
reflection. Lots has passed through my mind already. I used to have a work
ethic. The office has hampered that ---
whole notion of life work gives a puritanical bent to S2K – not that Puritan is
negative, though sometimes it appears harsh.
have so many thoughts. I wish it were my job to think. I've no audience in
print or talk to speak of. Just this journal. Someday these thoughts might be
free to the world –T-om Su-ne Pundit. Thought – relationship of blacks to govt.
compared to whites. The lives/culture of blacks more affected by law, by
government than whites. Slavery allowed by law, – law had to end slavery, but
then discriminatory law took over. Then civil rights had to get the government
to honor its constitution. White domination – colonization –
I've had this thought, but where does the insight go?
the relationship problems of the world – healing them. That is good work, but
peoples like their separation because it is their identity.
white culture hasn't been that strong. The oppressed cultures – Jewish,
Afro-American, Native American – had stronger identities. I felt that in college.
S2K in GC Wisdom talks about how stress creates focus. The life of ease and
richness can be unchallenging. People with too much.
life has become rich. I've been challenged along way – and in my work have been
challenge greatly – though people don't understand. Regions Work – the theme
evolved for my life is obscure to people – they just don't see the world that way. The land has been organized differently.
I worked my spirit to understand who I am and where I am, it is the
"whereness" of place that has been my focus. The thing of interest –
human settlement and artifacts.
work or illusion of work benefits greatly from the collective work of the
families and souls preceding me – great and overwhelming stuff – the past
20/30/50 years of compounding technology driven by knowledge has converted much
of the raw material of earth to consumer stuff – some will last, most will not
because the designs are temporary, passages to better design. Toys which
encourage more transactions faster – toys which respond to the demands of more
can I be of use to humanity, be in service to the Creator and advance
relationships for my spiritual family? This is work, not play – though
playfulness is important to creativity – to connect with the Muses – unseen
the manifest creation there are competing realities? So it seems. At this
below, it is suggested above.
Buddha –T-om Su-ne sits and shits as the cosmos passes through my mind. I'll go
out soon to tackle the mundane details of work, my greater work of promoting
regional cooperation – coordinating the actions of the simple.
creation is in play. There are winners and losers in the short term. The
context is greater community. How do we acquire intelligence and wisdom to
choose life on a consistent basis? Sim earth – [like the game SimCity]
believe I have a perspective that will contribute. My challenge is to voice my
ideas and not have my feelings hurt by those who disagree.
don't want to be a starving artist. Certainly I've missed many opportunities to
build wealth through my indolence.
soul/mind has faith that I will not starve – but there is fear/concern that my
knowledge won’t be shared. Certainly that has been the case for thinkers on
not have the maturity to use the Knowledge I have. I get too distracted, though
that consistently has fed my mind and led to ideas.
locality needs its own regional strategy. I want to be the Futurist in
a.m. How does the work of the world to get done? Why is there work? At what
level does it take energy to maintain organization? Clouds of sugar
found in space – the true Milky Way? The science POV – complex
hydrocarbons part of the original stuff – not a product of planetary process.
is the work of my Spiritual Family? Nurturing the built environment/integrating
with Nature. Sure – that's my work path here…but where are my earthly peers?
Have they all come and gone in my life – none nearby for support & vice
p.m. I've done a lot of work to day. None of my bosses (Nora B---& Bev)
approve. The Tributary Strategies meeting went well – good turnout, nice event
– just as I planned. The award testimonials went very well – inspiring even.
Robert Bricker introduced me as the Exec. Dir. I'm certain it miffed Bev. –
Things are not so nice – they just don't like what's going on – I still have
too much respect.
think part of my problem was that I hired too many alcoholics.
p.m. Practice #2
true work in the world is to discover your Knowledge and allow it to express
itself through you."
are in the world to work. Therefore, apply yourself so that your application
may reveal to you the source of your purpose, meaning and direction."
have been doing this for years. Regions Work/Regional Intelligence is the
outcome. It has meaning; it gives purpose – the struggle is direction – since
the current one is shifted.
next step is, as yet, unknown. Just hanging on in my& seat.
text says we must think these things through.
p.m. To bed. My work – earlier tonight – being a webmaster of my regions work
domain seem to be a way to use my talents, achieved my mission – even escape
LFPDC. I need a web course, cable modem – and time to just do it. Citizens need
to be free to not be limited by local boundaries. They need to see wholly. Looking
regional is the first step to overcome boundaries.
Looking back on this day, I see progress and
challenges to that success. Learning to navigate is a challenge. Let us
Journal second time x2 Step 346.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.