Step 358 - I wish to be at home in the world. (MP3) Entry for Step 357 - I am in the world to express my Self.

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Step 358 - I wish to be at home in the world. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

I wish to be at home in the world. Step 358

YOU WISH TO BE AT HOME IN THE WORLD. You have not come here to escape the world. You have come here to be at home in the world. Understanding this will enable you to value your contribution and engage yourself completely in its expression. To escape the world without contributing to the world will only compound your dilemma, and you will return to your Spiritual Family with your gifts unopened and undelivered. You will then realize that you must return because the work that you set out to accomplish in the world was not accomplished.

BE GLAD, THEN, THAT YOU ARE IN THE WORLD NOW and that you need not wait to re-enter. You are here already. You have progressed this far. You are in the perfect position to fulfill your destiny here. You have brought your Ancient Home with you—within the seed and within the light of your Knowledge, which is now growing, emerging and sprouting forth.

THE WORLD IS NOT YOUR HOME, but you are meant to be at home in the world. Upon the hour think of this and realize how much you want to be at home in the world. Realize how much you do not want to condemn the world or simply escape from the world. When you are at home in the world, you will be able to move beyond the world to serve in a greater way and to experience a greater reality than the world can present to you. But you will not leave with regret, with anger or with disappointment. You will leave with happiness and satisfaction. This will complete your experience here. This will bless the world and will bless you who have blessed yourself and the world while you were in the world.

IN YOUR DEEPER MEDITATION PRACTICES, allow yourself to seriously consider what home means to you. Again, this is a practice of active mental engagement. Utilize your mind to consider the important things that are being given to you now. You will need to examine all the thoughts you have in relation to today’s idea in order to understand how you are approaching today’s idea and how you will respond to it. The power of decision is yours, but you must understand the current content of your mind. With this, you will be able to make an appropriate and wise decision on your own behalf, within your range of responsibility. You are meant to be at home in the world. Bring home with you so that others may feel at home in the world. In this way, the world becomes blessed because it is not a place apart any longer. Do not escape the world today, but be present to serve the world.

PRACTICE 358: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

This Step gave me a huge: “Ah-ha!” moment as noted on the page. The Step pages are full of notes:

The page is dated five times. It is noted that on June 12, 2013, this is the Step I used on Vigil Day 18 when I had the honor to present at the Sanctuary. The note in the left margin?

“How do I purify my expression?” Then there’s mid-page:

The bottom of page one:

Then on to page two:

The journal is full as well.

8:17 a.m. Saturday, July 8 – exploring the idea of finding my self. Read messages in the sketch book from T-om Su-ne. Some of it is very good. It would be good to have a third voice – then they could vote.

8:41 a.m. I wish to be at home in Front Royal. Being a local community is a regional strategy.

My journals are full of T-om communication and focus on collaboration, cooperation, networking.

Area codes for cultural geography – just like vanity license plates. In Virginia you can have a license plate with Penn State on it. Culture – I'm a ______ and proud of it – half breed/multi-breed -

How do I move forward sanely? The promise is: "You need only purify your expression to have it be complete and truly representative of your nature and therefore, truly satisfying to you."

The need – finishing/charm school "As an intermediary, your personal self must be developed and cultivated properly".

Diagnosis – faulty personal self who can't effectively carry the water.

No doubt – this is true. My spiritual self-cultivation has not been strong enough to deal with the enemies I've made/encountered. This is a failure in leadership –

My goal's – have they been thwarted? In the short term – yes.

9:35 a.m. Practice #1 – Where should I sit for this?

9:47 a.m. On the patio. It is cool for July. Noisy – as normal for a Saturday morning. I like being out. Nature is in full growth mode – lawn needs to be mowed. I seek to be at home in the world. This is always been a challenge and I've been awkward. Others are severe & puritanical, some bubbly & outgoing, many struggling with little nurturing and education – abused and hurt; either withdrawing, suppressing or raging their pain onto others. Caring is so simple, yet its application is so small – since people can only see local – cultures use tools to remotely view/or create their world. They create themselves as God's children at the center of the world. Science seeks a physical answer for the physical world.

11:40 a.m. Here angry and in a battle with myself – which path is my path? As P-T – physical Tom – am I the puppet – and if so – what am I really in body? Am I simply a vehicle – a rebellious one – like most down here or in here or wherever physical fantasy is played out. What are these crazy relationships and why do I have them? Are they even mine? How much separation is there between my physical/mental self and True Self?

If it is a partnership, it certainly seems unequal. I'm physically just a bug to be squashed  sometime. Ideally T-om would guide us through the world so we could live a better life – be at home. T-om a poor sender and me a poor receiver? We’re just dirt poor – and can't help anyone around us – our relations, who are…

1:48 p.m. 2 hours later – surfing the web – CSETI, GC – sending emails to friends, trying to understand this relationship. If GS and I are one – then alignment is logical. Within the GC framework – it appears most wise to seek to connect with the destined few 4 – 10 souls that are part of the personal plan. Intuitively I've been looking for my contacts for a long time. I go to places like the Student Union [UW-Madison] and think that "people like me" would be in the same place at the same time. This I felt in bookstores, at lectures, events I go alone. Didn't find anyone of note

When I first met M.E. the emotion was so strong, it felt like a meeting arranged in reincarnation – we’d been in the wrong forms before, but here we finally connected – 1968 – who have been the key people in my growth? Many teachers.

– I want to use the Internet and I want to have resources. Since Marshall & friends struggle to publish S2K – just as Urantia did – how effective are the Unseen Ones? ACIM got off to a quick's, strong start – compared to the Urantia & S2K – efforts.

2:25 p.m. 357 "I am in the world to express myself." – First expression – ah-ha #356 – now @ #357 – it is anger, rage, frustration, zonk –

I look at the garage – the junk I hang on to for security as not to waste – or raw material for repair & invention. Going forward faster – e-time – but what is the goal, the prize?

How are fragmented relationships reclaimed in a speeding world? Go faster and slower all at once – stuff comes and goes.

Was it Wittgenstein who ended up living in a bare room? The semanticist overwhelmed by the world – keeping it simple.

Creation is a frenzy – may you live in interesting times.

2:57 p.m. The only constant is nothing. (on tv?)

3:30 p.m. Marketing geography – regional strategies for the web ISO standard for regions – the current geography is too clumsy – data meaning over time changes when boundaries change. Density relationships are skewed.

The future belongs to Intentional Regions – most regions today are top-down, administrative conveniences.

CEO – seeks regional opportunity –

> Local county governments just don't know what they are doing –

6:35 p.m. @ Little Bear the belief that if you live at a low density that you don't need infrastructure is a myth

Joe--- – minimize buildout – Sprawl must be managed region by region –

6:42 p.m. Practice #2 I wish, as personal self, to receive the expression of my True Self and to extend this expression into the world. I wish to cultivate my personal abilities and transform to be an intermediary for Knowledge. The world is a place where I wish to be at home.

7:20 p.m.

Dear Tom,

We have covered much ground today. Life is truly simple as Steps tells you. We are tied together – we are one. There are miles to go – and we are going together. Your role in the world is unfolding. It is our role. Now that you know our relationship we can work better together. In relationship with others we/you shall appeal to their greater selves, their spiritual families and teachers. This map you are now constructing is our path.

In nature there is no separation between tree and greater tree. They are one and the same. Devas are family/teachers – who communicate.

In the past, one could die for having, much less recording, such thoughts.

There are forces of ignorance. Though they perpetuate, they are self-defeating.

We have much to express about the designs of the world and the use of regional intelligence.

What about the PDC? It shall play out the benefit of our work.

What is our work? Regions is our work.

That is too simple.


What is our company name? TJC Designs.

What should I put on my card? It doesn't matter.

Why not? There is too much that could be put there. Think of Paladin – Have Gun, Will Travel – the real consultant.

How can I improve our expression?

Listen to our thinking and write as you have been doing, then rewrite and smith the ideas out.

Our children need help. I want more resources to help them.
Then use your creativity and focus.

How reliable is your advice? 100% when there's no interference.

What are your sources? Our spiritual family, the teachers, and other families.

Have I met any of my destined contacts? Yes, but not those key to our true work.

Do you know who and where they are? Not at this time. Our Spiritual Family Sha-Rone can not know all – none can. We are aligned with the forces of peace, light and love.

There are so many messengers to earth. Yes, and for good reason.

What is next? Love – love is always next.

So many ideas. Yes, that's why you must record – write, let incubate – then test the ideas. This is our role – at this place and time.

Can you direct me where to go? We do that with the help of guides, teachers, family and Knowledge.

We did choose this? Yes. This was the direction our expression needed to take.

I can simplify? Yes – for more will flow through. Gently let go – so the body is less encumbered and the mind is free to respond to design that incorporates regional intelligence.

> All souls are pursuing the same goal. They are carrying different pieces of the puzzle. The pieces when put together in correct relationship reclaim Knowledge.

Amen & Amen
T-om Su-ne

Once you begin to journal, books can fill up. This was an important Step for me. More later; let us continue.


Journal second time x2 Step 357.  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.