Step Fourteen

Step 14. Review
Once again review all the prior lessons given. In this Review reread the instructions that have been given in each step. Also review all of your practice sessions to determine the depth of your involvement in practice and the results that you have experienced. Throughout your study plan, you will be investigating the content of your own experience. This will build upon itself and eventually will reveal to you the realization of your own Knowledge.

Spend one practice period today of approximately 45 minutes to review all of the instructions and to review the results and quality of your practice. Tomorrow we shall begin the next stage of our preparation together.

Practice 14: One 45-minute practice period.

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November 18, 2012 Round One: So many questions....

I am very new to all of this and have just reached this Step (Review) the first time around. I have been reading and rereading the first 14 Steps for around a month now (I presume you can take as much time as you like...) and so much feels so familiar, but still somehow just out of reach. So the big question that has arisen for me at this point is - why is this so? Why can we not access the Knowledge that is ours from birth each time we come into the world? Why do we have to struggle so to regain what God has given us from the very start? Why does it take so much effort to wake up and why do so many people never seem to reach that level of enlightenment? Why is it so hard to delve into the depths of our minds and see the Truth? I am probably asking very naive questions and just showing my ignorance. Yes, I am ignorant, I fully accept that fact, but I so want to remember who I really am, I am seeking answers. I took the first 14 Steps with me this past weekend when I went fishing with my husband to a beautiful reservoir outside Moscow and reread them while watching the float on my fishing line bob on the water, and I seem to have a grasp on what the Steps say. As for inclusion, I have a vague sense of my inclusion, sometimes, however, my response is mainly - I do not know, I know nothing, I am not sure....

July 13, 2014 Round Two: I have spent a few days on this review. Even though there are 365 Steps, which implies a step a day for every day of the year, there are times when a step requires more than one day to digest and integrate. I found this the last time I did steps. It took me 20 months to do Steps the first time around. The point is to keep going, no matter what. If a certain step, particularly the reviews, take a while longer, so be it.

This is what the review revealed to me this time.

I am more deeply involved and becoming more deeply aware of my Knowledge. I am trying to reach a deeper part of my mind where all things can be known. When I am in my mind, I often get swamped by it. I need to stand back and take a more objective view. I need to stand back and look in. I am not to try and see anything specific. I am not to look for a particular clue. I am not to analyze, not to question, not to seek specific answers, but just let be what is, just let come what comes. When I abide in the stillness of my mind, I know that Steps to Knowledge is the way to go.

I am not apart from life, but I have something unique to express. I have a contribution to make that is not my own to be lauded, that I do not expect to be recognized for, rather it is a contribution that is my reason for being here on the planet at this time. It is my contribution to raising the consciousness of the whole, to promoting the evolution of humanity. It is my inherent gift, nothing grandiose, nothing better or worse than any other gift or contribution. It is as small as I am small in the greater picture, but it is something necessary, something that contributes to the greatness along with everyone else. All the people who have come to this awareness are contributing together to enhance and perfect the greater picture.
This is what I understand now.


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