Step Thirty-Nine

Painting by Stanka Kordic "A Moment of Recognition"
Step 39. The Power Of God Is With Me.
The power of god is with you. It is within your Knowledge. Learn, then, to reclaim your Knowledge, and you will learn to reclaim the power that God has given you, and you will reclaim your power as well, for your power will be necessary for you to approach God’s power. Thus, all that is genuinely powerful and all that which is genuinely good will be affirmed within you and within God. Let this day, then, be a day given to experiencing this presence and this power in your life. You need not imagine God in fantasy. You need not have pictures or images to reinforce your understanding or belief. You need only utilize the practices that are given here.

In your two deep meditation practices of 30 minutes each, once again enter into stillness and allow yourself to feel the power of God. Utilize your own power to direct your mind, and do not let doubts or fears dissuade you. The power of God represents the mystery of your life, for it represents the power that you have brought with you from God to be utilized properly in the world according to the Greater Plan. Allow yourself, then, to enter into practice with dedication, with simplicity and with humility so that you may feel the power of God.

Practice 39:
 Two 30-minute practice periods.

Here you will find the entire book free for download http://stepstoknowledge.com/

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

December 16, 2012 Round One: It's amazing how one Step leads on logically to the next - I wrote about how empowering the previous Step was, and now this Step is all about power. And I recognize this power today. I had an experience yesterday where I was able to transform thoughts that bring me anguish into something good and non-threatening, and that fits perfectly with what it says in this step.

"Utilize your own power to direct your mind, and do not let doubts or fears dissuade you. The power of God represents the mystery of your life, for it represents the power that you have brought with you from God to be utilized properly in the world according to the Greater Plan."

August 9, 2014 Round Two: The power of God is in relationship. This power draws me to connect with other people on the same path, people who share the same frame of reference, similar goals, similar strivings, who join in communion in a moment of recognition. It happens when I do something I feel drawn to do and it evokes a response that I am not expecting. This for me is the power of God.

I cannot force it, I will not fantasize about it, I can only recognize it when it manifests in my experience.

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