Step Two Hundred and Eighteen
Keep Knowledge within yourself today so that it may grow strong within you. Allow yourself to extend its presence to only one or two individuals whom you recognize can appreciate it, for your awareness of Knowledge is still a tender shoot within you and cannot yet withstand the vicissitudes of this world. It has not grown strong enough in your own understanding to counteract the raging fear and hatred that sweep across the world. Knowledge can withstand this without difficulty, but you who are learning to become a recipient and a vehicle for Knowledge are not yet strong enough.
Allow Knowledge to be kept within you today so that it may grow. Remind yourself of this upon the hour as you carry this jewel within your heart. In your deeper practice periods, which are times of freedom from limitation for you, allow yourself to return to your great love so that you may enter into true relationship with Knowledge. In time, all limitations to the expression of Knowledge will be lifted as you learn to wisely apply its communication in the world. But for now, keep Knowledge within your heart so that it may grow stronger and stronger.
Practice 218: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
I appreciate this sentence: “You have already committed a sufficient number of errors to demonstrate all that we are telling you.”
Yes, I see the truth of what I am being told in this Step based on my past errors. I understand that Knowledge is not yet strong enough within me, so I must exercise caution, understand that I am a beginning student, that I still have a lot to learn, that I must not dissipate my strength and what I know needlessly, I must allow it to grow and become stronger.