Step Twenty-Eight


Step 28. Review
We shall begin our fourth review period with a special prayer.

“I accept my Knowledge as a gift from God. I accept my Teachers as my elder brothers and sisters. I accept my world as a place where Knowledge can be reclaimed and contributed. I accept my past as a demonstration of life without Knowledge. I accept the miracles of my life as a demonstration of the presence of Knowledge and I give myself now to cultivate that which is of the greatest good within myself to be given to the world.”

Once again we shall review the past week of practice, rereading all of the instructions and with each Step reviewing what has transpired in your times of practice. Be sure to ask yourself how deeply you were involved in practice—how much you wanted to search and investigate, how carefully you examined your own experience and to what extent you felt motivated to penetrate whatever barriers that might exist.

Our one 45-minute practice period of review will begin to give you a perspective on your development in this preparation. This is beneficial not only for yourself but for those whom you will serve in the future, for as you are receiving now, you will wish to give in whatever context and in whatever form is appropriate for you. You must understand how people learn and how people develop. This must come from your own experience and must represent the love and compassion that are the natural emanations of your Knowledge. Again do not let any doubt or confusion dissuade you from your true application.

Practice 28: One 45-minute practice period.


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Here you will find pointers for getting started if this is your first encounter with this practice: Taking the Steps to Knowledge.

December 3, 2012 Round One: I don't think I am deeply enough involved yet. I am motivated, but still I feel I am expecting results without doing the work. I am not spending enough time on exploring my experience, although I feel the practices offered by the Steps are uppermost in mind as I go about my normal activity. But still, I need to delve deeper and devote more time to searching and investigating.

I want to learn the prayer off by heart and be able to say it any time without having to look it up and reread it.

July 28, 2014 Round Two: I accept and also embrace all the pointers given in the prayer. If I were better at learning things off by heart, this would be my mantra to repeat at will.

How deep is my involvement?

After rereading the instructions for this week’s Steps and reviewing my responses, I can say that I am committed to my practice, my involvement is as deep as I am capable of at this moment in time, at this particular stage in my development. My desire to search and investigate is strong, I am carefully examining my experience and motivated to eliminate whatever barriers exist. I wish to look at myself and my life honestly, see what I still need to work on, see which areas still cause me discomfort or pain, understand my true motivations, and work steadily toward reclaiming Knowledge and discovering Wisdom, discovering a greater truth, and understanding my part in the whole.

The events of this week have graphically shown me the need for this greater clarity, the need to be attentive to what is going on inside me and practice what Steps is teaching me. This is the only way I can be true to my own self.

July 15, 2018 Round Three: This Step begins with the following prayer: 

“I ACCEPT MY KNOWLEDGE AS A GIFT FROM GOD. I accept my Teachers as my elder brothers and sisters. I accept my world as a place where Knowledge can be reclaimed and contributed. I accept my past as a demonstration of life without Knowledge. I accept the miracles of my life as a demonstration of the presence of Knowledge and I give myself now to cultivate that which is of the greatest good within myself to be given to the world.”

This time I have a contention, I do not accept the fourth sentence. I may not have known I was with Knowledge in the past, but Knowledge was certainly with me and I heeded it unconsciously, and now in hindsight, I see my past as a demonstration of life with Knowledge. There is no other way I can explain the good that has happened to me, the miracles of my past, the way my past decisions have brought me to the magnificent place I am today. And I don’t just mean physically in the outer world, I also mean spiritually in my inner world. My past has been a set of stepping stones leading me up and on. My past has been a demonstration of Knowledge working in my life. I say I was born under a lucky star, but now I see that, albeit unconsciously in the past, my life is the glory it is because Knowledge has been with me and I have been following its prompts, without even realizing it. But now I see.

STEP 22:I am surrounded by the Teachers of God. I am indeed, for it can be no other way.

STEP 23:I am loved, surrounded and supported by the Teachers of God. I know this from my experience. It is a given for me. No doubts or confusion.

STEP 24:I am worthy of God’s love. I am, for I am made of God’s love, it was God’s love that created me, so it would be going against all the laws of the Universe to deny this and say I am not worthy. Of course I am!

STEP 25:I am at one with the greatest truth of life. The truth can be known when it is experienced. I am experiencing the truth in my life. It is felt and known in my relationship with life. It is manifest in my inner and outer world. I shed all doubt and confusion and am at one with the greatest truth of life.

STEP 26:My errors give birth to my Knowledge. I have made no errors in my choices of life path. I have taken some detours, but they have strengthened me, and I have eventually come back to the true path. My only errors are in believing people are nobler and more upstanding than they really are. I am too gullible.

STEP 27:I have a Wisdom that I wish to discover. I need to cultivate this wisdom to know the truth. It is my wisdom that will allow me to know what is true and what is false. It is my true will to discover wisdom and hence know the truth.

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