Step One Hundred and Eighty-Seven
You are a citizen of a greater physical universe. This acknowledges not only your Lineage and your Heritage but also your purpose in life at this time, for the world of humanity is growing into the life of the Greater Community of Worlds. This is known to you, though your beliefs may not yet account for it. Understand this distinction very carefully.
Today, upon the hour, affirm your citizenship in the Greater Community of Worlds, for this affirms a greater life that you are now beginning to discover. In your two meditation practices, once again enter stillness and quietude. This growing experience of stillness will enable you to understand all things, for your mind was created to assimilate Knowledge, and this is how understanding comes about. The accumulation of ideas and the accumulation of theories do not constitute either Knowledge or understanding, for understanding is born of true affinity and experience. In this, it has no parallel in the world and can thus serve the world that you perceive.
Practice 187: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
This again jumps out at me today. Knowledge is not ideas or theories, Knowledge goes deeper and transcends all understanding at the mental level. Knowledge is a knowing at the spiritual level “born of true affinity and experience.” Yes.
P.S. Revisiting this Step again today on Thursday, July 6, 2017, I can say that I am aware that I have lived somewhere else in the Universe before coming to live on Earth. So this statement that I am a citizen of the Greater Community rings a bell for me and my familiarity is indeed "born of true affinity and experience."