Step Sixteen

Step 16. Beyond My Mind Is Knowledge.
Beyond your mind is Knowledge, the true core of your being, your True Self, not the self that you have constructed to negotiate the world, but your True Self. From this True Self come thoughts and impressions, inclinations and direction. Most of what your True Self communicates to you you cannot yet hear, but in time you will learn to hear as your mind becomes still and as you develop the necessary refinement of listening and discernment.

Today practice in three periods of 15 minutes each. Listen more carefully than the day before. Listen for deeper inclinations. Again you must listen without judgment. You must not edit anything. You must listen deeply so that you may learn to hear.

Practice 16:
Three 15-minute practice periods.

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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.

November 18, 2012 Round One: I often struggle with feelings of self-worth and condemn myself. Yesterday though, I heard a thought that spoke to me very clearly, because it rang out to me from the hidden depths of my mind or soul - "the true core of your being is pure, unsullied. It cannot be marred."

I am trying to hold onto this truth and when I meditate on this Step, I can see this purity deep in my mind, my True Self.

July 15, 2014 Round Two: “The true core of your being is pure, unsullied, it cannot be marred.”

I am still holding onto this truth and when I meditate on this Step, I can see this purity deep in my mind, my True Self.

First practice – I am out in the woods. I picture myself filled with light and stretching far beyond my physical body, reaching for the tree tops, blending with the ether. I am not hearing much, I am not hearing any deeper inclinations, but I am listening without judgment.

Second practice - I see myself listening hard at a closed door, I am straining to hear, listening carefully to receive some insight. I understand that I must delve down deep below the surface of my mind to find the treasure that is my True Self, that unsullied, pure, unmarred part of me.

Third practice – my inclination is to go with the flow and do what I feel most like doing, not what I feel I should do. Beyond my mind is the Presence, the Light of my True Self. I do not fully understand it yet, but I trust it is my Source.

This may all sound like airy-fairy, highfalutin words, but there is no other way to describe it. I am still learning.


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