This is a record of my personal experience as I practice Steps to Knowledge for the second time. These Steps are contained in the book "Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing."
I also recommend reading "Taking the Steps to Knowledge."
You will find links to these texts in each journal entry below.
Review the practices and the instructions for the preceding week. Review
your progress objectively. Realize how great your learning must be. Your Steps
now are small, but substantive. Small Steps lead you all the way. You are not
expected to take great leaps, yet each small Step will seem like a great leap,
for it will give you so much more than you have ever had before. Allow your
external life to become rearranged as your inner life begins to emerge and to
shine its light upon you. Maintain your focus and accept change in your outer
life, for it is for your benefit. Only if Knowledge is violated will the
indication of error be evident to you. This will lead you to effective action.
If Knowledge is not offended by the change around you, then you need not be. In
time, you will achieve the peace of Knowledge. You will share in its peace, its
certainty and its true gifts.
Therefore, conduct your review in one long practice period today. Review with
great emphasis and discrimination. Do not allow yourself to miss the
recognition of your learning process.
3, 2013 Round One: This review has shown me that each small Step does indeed
seem like a great leap, since I truly do have much more than I have ever had
before. And my external life is becoming rearranged as my inner life emerges. I
am able to deal with challenges and problems with greater peace and less
emotional upset because Knowledge is showing me how to shift the focus from
myself to the people I am dealing with. Of course, I still have a long way to
go, but I do recognize that I am making progress, and it is very comforting to
know that errors will become evident and that if Knowledge is not offended by
the change around me, then I need not be.
6, 2014 Round Two: There is not much I can add this time.
like what another person inspired by the New Message wrote on the Free School
Forum yesterday. He said he looks at each Step as being a sort of ‘switch’ in
his awareness. As soon as I read that, I thought, yes, that’s how I feel too.
Like a light bulb going on. Each Step opens up greater awareness and stays with
me. I am gathering gems of wisdom as I progress further along the Way of
Knowledge. Each one sparkles individually, while together they form a
treasure-trove of wisdom to be tapped into whenever I choose. All I need to do
is open the lid of my deeper mind and there they are. My inner life is emerging
and shining its light on me.
78 – I can do nothing alone – I am not alone, I am constantly supported and
assisted by my Teachers
79 – I will allow uncertainty to exist – if I am uncertain, I am flexible, I am
not doggedly pushing forward with what I think is right, I am humble, I am
ready for life to take me in a different direction.
80 – I can only practice – I practice anyway, so it would be best to practice
81 – I will not deceive myself today – I will not deceive myself into thinking
I am lesser than I am, I will not be self-denigrating.
82 – I will not judge another today – I will not judge another, for others know
not what they do, they are not to blame, they just do not know any better.
83 – I value Knowledge beyond all things – Knowledge will take me where I need
to go, Knowledge knows best, if I keep my mind uncluttered and open, Knowledge
will let me know what I need to do.
in all, I am for seeing the humor in things. I think having a good sense of
humor and being able to laugh, particularly at myself, is indispensable. I
really like the songs in this video. I like the humor of these ladies. I like
the message they convey.
37. There Is A Way To Knowledge.How can there not be a way to Knowledge when it is your True Self? How
can there not be a way for Knowledge to express itself when it is the most
natural form of expression? How can there not be a way for Knowledge to guide
you in relationships when Knowledge is the perfect source of all your
relationships? There is a way to Knowledge. It requires skill and desire. Both
will take time to develop. You must learn to value the true and not to value
the false, and it takes time to learn to separate the two and to recognize
them. It takes time to learn that the false does not satisfy you and that the
true does satisfy you. This must be learned through trial and error and through
contrast. As you approach Knowledge, your life becomes more full, more certain
and more direct. As you go away from it, you reenter confusion, frustration and
In your two practice periods today, which will not be meditation practices,
spend at least 15 minutes thinking of…
Step 198. Today I Will Be Strong. Be strong
today. Follow the plan that is given to you. Do not hold yourself back or alter
the instructions in any way. There are no shortcuts here; there is only the
direct way. You are given the steps. Follow them. Be strong today. Only your
ideas of yourself speak of weakness. Only your evaluation of yourself says that
you are pathetic, incapable or inadequate. You must have faith in your strength
and exercise this faith to realize your strength.
Upon the hour repeat this statement and attempt to experience it in whatever
circumstance you find yourself. Within your two deeper practice periods today,
use your strength to engage in stillness completely. Allow your mind to be
freed of the chains of its own concepts. Allow your body to be freed of a
tormented mind. In this, your mind and your body will settle into their natural
function, and all things will fall into right order within you. Knowledge will
then find expression through your mind and throug…
Step 223. I Will
Receive Knowledge This Day.Upon the hour receive Knowledge. In your two deeper
practice periods, receive Knowledge. Give yourself to receiving Knowledge. This
is your practice for today. Everything else is merely a form of confusion.
There is no event in your outer life that need replace your practice today, for
Knowledge blesses all things within you and without. It dispels that which is
unnecessary and purposefully engages you with that which is necessary and has
true potential for you.
Return, then, to Knowledge, regardless of the circumstances of your outer life.
Receive Knowledge so that you may have certainty in the world and so that you
may understand your own meaning and value.
30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice. 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. November 30, 2013…