Step One Hundred and Eighty-Six
You are here to serve your spiritual family, your small learning group that have been working together through many ages and circumstances in order to cultivate and advance their members so that your group may join with other groups, and so forth. Like streams joining together into greater and greater bodies of moving water, you follow your inevitable course to the source of your life. This is the natural way, the genuine way, the way that exists beyond all speculation and philosophy, beyond all the fears and ambitions of humanity. This is the way of things—forever mysterious, beyond your comprehension and yet fully available to serve you in the immediate circumstances of your life. Such is the greatness of the mystery of your life, and such is its application in even the smallest detail of your life. Thus, your life here is complete.
You are born of a great heritage. Thus, greatness is with you because of your relationships. Receive this Heritage in stillness in your two deep meditation practices today and acknowledge it upon the hour. Allow this day to demonstrate both the reality and the denial of this great truth, for as you see the world in its denial attempting to act out the substitutes for Knowledge, you will learn to value Knowledge and to realize that Knowledge is here already.
Practice 186: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
I may not be specifically aware at this very moment in time of all the people in my Spiritual Family, but I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that I have a Spiritual Family.
I also take great comfort and encouragement in this, in the fact that I am part of a small learning group that has been working together through many ages and circumstances. This confirms in words something I have long been aware of at a different level. It is mysterious, it is beyond my comprehension, but I feel it.