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.
Step One Hundred and Forty-Three
143. Today I Will Be Still.
Be still today in your two meditation practices so that you may receive
the presence of Knowledge within you. Take a moment of stillness in your hourly
practice so that you may recognize where you are and what you are doing. In
this way, you may access the greater aspect of mind so that it may serve you
upon each hour so that you may carry it forth into the world. Be still today so
that you may observe the world. Be still today so that you may see the world.
Be still today so that you may hear the world. Carry forth your daily duties,
but within yourself be still. In this way, Knowledge will present itself and
then will begin to guide you as it is intended to do.
Practice 143: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
May 21, 2013 Round One: In Stillness all can be known. I am
becoming more and more aware and conscious of this. Practicing stillness is
becoming part of my daily experience of living, it gives me confidence, and I
am following its lead.
December 15, 2014 Round Two: Being still and observing, seeing,
and hearing the world is not something that can easily be described in words.
It is possible to see and hear things with my inner senses when I am still
enough. But this takes a lot of practice and dedication, it is so easy to miss
the signs or misinterpret them. To really hear what the world is telling me,
what my loved ones are telling me, takes deep concentration and application. I
am not there yet.
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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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 …