Practice 8: Two 15-minute practice periods.
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November 12, 2012 Round One: I too know that answers will come in stillness, and being still is something I practice, or try to. What I find hard though is being still for longer than a few minutes. This Step calls for practicing stillness for 15 minutes at a time. I need to be more disciplined and allow myself to be still for longer.
June 24, 2018 Round Three: So the Stillness practices begin. I have been persistent and already developed some skill in Stillness.
First Stillness practice: 5.12-5.27 am
I am going to change my practice and do it sitting up, instead of lying down (Marshall recommends this). Sasha is gone at the moment, so I can do my stillness practice sitting in bed. It worked well. I surrounded myself with the love and the grace of God. I concentrated on my chakras. I went to the golden realm of the 12th chakra. I held a vision of Claire surrounded by golden light and free of the “voices.” It is time for them to leave her. I felt expansion/pressure in my head, I felt the presence of my Spiritual Family. It was an energy, not any specific image. I felt their love and approval. I held my focus on this space and in this energy and brought my focus back any time thoughts tried to penetrate and distract me. It was powerful. I will be still today.
Second Stillness practice: 19:18-19.33
Sitting on bench in garden. I was able to be in stillness, even though I was conscious of Volodya’s movements. I was hidden from his sight and he didn’t notice me. I can make myself invisible. Powerful stillness. Expansion, in a vast, quiet place, some intruders, but I rose above them to a light place of divine beings. Friends and family swam into view, surrounding them in light. Knowledge is vast and luminous.