Step One Hundred and Ninety-Six


Step 196. Review
Today review the past two weeks of preparation. Read each day’s instructions and then review your experience of practice for that day. Begin with the first day in the two-week period, and follow each day step by step. You will now begin to review your preparation in two-week intervals. This is given you to do now because your perception and comprehension are beginning to bud and to grow.

Remember each day. Try to recall your practice and experience. The lessons themselves will recall this experience to you if you have forgotten. Try to see the progression of learning so that you may understand how to learn. Try to see that which confirms Knowledge and that which denies Knowledge within yourself so that you may learn to work with these tendencies.

Becoming a true student of Knowledge will require greater self-discipline, greater consistency of application and greater acceptance of worth than anything you have undertaken thus far. Following prepares you to become a leader, for all great leaders are great followers. If the source of your leadership represents goodness and truth, then you surely must learn to follow it. And to follow it, you must learn how to learn of it, how to receive it and how to give it.

Let your long review time today, which may exceed two hours of involvement, be a review of the past two weeks, keeping all of these things in mind. Become objective about your life. There is no condemnation that is necessary here, for you are learning to learn, you are learning to follow and you are learning to employ Knowledge, as Knowledge will certainly employ you. Here Knowledge and you come together in true matrimony and in true harmony. Then Knowledge is more powerful, and you are more powerful. There is no inequality here, and all things find their natural course of expression.

Use this review to further and deepen your comprehension of your preparation, keeping in mind that understanding always comes in hindsight. This is a great truth in The Way of Knowledge.

Practice 196:
 
One long practice period.

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.

September 29, 2013 Round One: I’ve spent quite a while on this review (going on two weeks) and many things are revealing themselves in sharper relief. I am beginning to distinguish between “that which confirms Knowledge and that which denies Knowledge” within myself. And I am beginning to appreciate the vastness of the tasks posed – “greater self-discipline, greater consistency of application and greater acceptance of worth.” Quite a challenge!

There are so many powerful practices that these two weeks of Steps call on me to become engaged in – experiencing Spiritual Family, entering the Greater Community, learning to listen to others without judgment, and understanding that although I am small, I have the potential for greatness and it would be very unwise not to use this gift.


Very pertinent words for me in this review are "keeping in mind that understanding always comes in hindsight." Now how true is that!

I feel ready to go on.

February 14, 2015 Round Two: Armed with the understanding I have gained in hindsight, I am more aware of and more in tune with Knowledge this time. That which confirms Knowledge and that which denies Knowledge are coming into ever sharper focus. The words “Here Knowledge and you come together in true matrimony and in true harmony” stand out for me.

This has been two weeks of powerful Steps. The shift has moved in Part Two from myself to a more expansive view of my place in the world, and not only in this world, but in the universe, in the Greater Community of worlds. This review has brought the realization that I have come into the world at this important turning point in its evolution for a specific reason. It is no accident that I am here now. What will I do with this realization? I will do my own small part.

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