Step Sixty-Seven

Israeli and Palestinian children being taught to dance together in Jaffa, Israel and in the process learning to co-exist in cooperation, admiration and mutual respect.

Would not learning to Dance with the Enemy be a good thing for the world? Allen L Roland certainly thinks so.

Step 67. I Do Not Know What I Want For The World.
You do not know what you want for the world because you do not understand the world, and you have not yet been able to see its predicament. When you realize that you do not know what you want for the world, this gives you the motivation and the opportunity to observe the world, to look again. This is essential for your understanding. It is essential for your well-being. The world will only disappoint you if it is misunderstood. You will only disappoint yourself if you are misunderstood. You have come to the world to work. Recognize the opportunity that this gives to you.

Practice upon the hour today in all circumstances. Say the affirmation and then attempt to realize its truth. You do not know what you want for the world, but your Knowledge knows what it must contribute. Without your attempting to replace Knowledge with your own designs for the world, Knowledge will express itself freely without obstruction, and you and the world will be the great beneficiaries of its gifts.

Practice 67:
Hourly practice.

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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.

January 31, 2013 Round One: I really do not know what contribution I can make to the world or what I want for the world. Sometimes I come up with ideas and projects to work on and they feel right and good, but I don’t really know if this is what I am supposed to be doing to contribute or if this is what the world needs. However, I trust that my Knowledge knows, and that all will be revealed in good time.

September 17, 2014 Round Two: This time I am having trouble with this Step because I feel I do know what I want for the world. I want for the world to resist the Intervention and raise itself to a new level of evolution. I want for enough people in the world to awaken to the fact they are spiritual beings capable of so much more than they have been led to believe so far in their lives, in the limited consciousness that is imposed on them. I want for the world to evolve into what it is truly destined to be, a place of love, light, harmony, and spiritual enlightenment.

But I am willing to accept that this is merely attempting to replace Knowledge with my designs for the world. I do not and cannot know what Knowledge intends for the world, I can only continue pursuing this path and wait for Knowledge to reveal its Truth to me. I know I have something to contribute, but I am happy to wait until what this might be is revealed to me. Only how long will I have to wait? It seems that time is marching on and I am still waiting for the light to dawn. Can’t I do something to accelerate the process? I feel as if I am being shown that I am not some helpless, limited being with no wits about me, I feel as if I am being shown that I have the power and capacity to create my own reality. Unfortunately, I am not always happy when Steps tells me I know nothing, that I am a beginner, that I do not have sufficient understanding of what is actually happening here, that it is unwise to draw conclusions. But surely I must know something?

I found this wonderful blog with this picture called A to Z of What I Want for the World. I would like to join Paul in singing the praises of these wants too.

During one of the hourlies though I thought that maybe the world does not need these things, maybe the world needs something entirely different, for I truly do not know what the world needs to continue to be a place where people have the opportunity to reclaim Knowledge. Maybe if the world were the way I would like it to be, Knowledge would have no place to emerge. So I will affirm that I do not know what I want for the world and I will make no assumptions.

Chapter 10: Service in the World in Wisdom From the Greater Community Volume 1 says:
There are many fine things to do in the world. 
Indeed, this world has great needs, and anything that you can give to serve its needs will benefit you very directly.  
But your greatest gift is to give your Knowledge. There is no greater gift than this. 
August 29, 2018 Round Three: I am in Moscow and I certainly do not know what I want for the world, apart from it being a cleaner, saner place. But I am only looking at the surface, what is concealed below is a mystery I will never be able to fathom. So I am better off not knowing and just doing the best I can. I look at the world and I am aghast. I do not know what I want for it, but I see its predicament, I see it is without Knowledge, for the most part. But it can’t be completely without Knowledge. A very nice lady helped me carry my bag on the way home from the metro. It was broiling hot - 32 Celsius - and my bag did not have a shoulder strap. I had three things to carry and it was very awkward. I was struggling… She came up behind and said, let me help you. We took a handle of the bag each and together walked amicably the rest of the way home. She was probably about my age. Energetic, kind, friendly. There are many good things in the world.
I am to let my gifts flow freely without putting my own designs on the matter. Knowledge knows where I must contribute. I feel I am contributing in some ways. I am contributing to the wellbeing of my family for one. 
Well, perhaps that doesn’t apply to all of my family. Ursula has some bones to pick with me. I have disappointed her by marrying Sasha, as it turns out. There is friction between her and Sasha and since Sasha and I are a team, her resentment has spread to me. She will not invest money in our plot because Sasha is in charge. Her allegiance is with Wally and Julia. The fact that I am helping her with her residency permit does not seem to improve my status in her eyes. I am trying to take this in my stride, but I can’t deny that it hurts.


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