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.
155. The World Blesses Me As I Receive.You are learning now to receive. The world blesses you as you learn to
receive, for Knowledge will flow into you as you become an open receptacle for
Knowledge. And you will draw that which is life into yourself, for life is
always attracted to those who give.
Understand this in its full depth this day as you remind yourself upon the hour
that life gives to you as you are still. In your two meditation practices,
enter stillness once again and feel life being drawn into you. This is a
natural attraction. As your giving and stillness become greater, you will feel
life being drawn into you, for you will in time become a source of nourishment
Practice 155:Two 30-minute practice
periods. Hourly practice. Here
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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. June 12, 2013 Round One:Fe…
121. Today I Am Free To Give.You are free to give today because your life is becoming simple and your
needs are being met. This frees you to give, for once you have received, you
will only want to give.
You will have a special practice two times today where you are to think of
someone in need and then give them a quality that you wish to receive yourself.
Send that individual that quality. Send them love or strength or faith or
encouragement or determination or surrender or acceptance or
self-discipline—whatever they need to bring about resolution in their lives.
You are free to give this today, for your own needs are being met.
Therefore, in each of your two practices, with your eyes closed, bring to mind
individuals and give to them what you know they need. Do not try to solve their
problems for them. Do not try to strengthen a preferred outcome, for you cannot
usually know the right outcome for any other person. But you can always give
strength of character and strengthen thei…
164. Today I Will Honor What I Know. Honor what you know today.
Hold to what you know. Allow your Knowledge to guide you specifically. Do not
try to use Knowledge to fulfill yourself, for in this you will only use what
you think of as Knowledge and once again you will weave an illusion for yourself
that will entrap you and drain you of life, enthusiasm and certainty. Let
Knowledge move you today. Carry on your normal activities. Follow all the
procedures of life that are your duty, but let Knowledge abide with you so that
it may bestow its mysterious gift everywhere you go and give you concrete
direction when that is actually needed.
Repeat this statement upon the hour and consider it in light of your immediate
circumstances. In your deeper practice periods today, once again give yourself
to stillness and to peace. Honor Knowledge today by giving yourself to
Knowledge and by abiding with Knowledge. Practice 164:Two 30-minute practice
periods. Hourly practice. Here
you will find the …