Step Two Hundred and Fifteen
“My word. Who was that singing so beautifully?
It was me. I am lost and alone.
You are not alone, Baby Bear. I am here with you. You only need
look up and keep going. You will find your way home.
Thank you, dear Owl. I love you.
I love you too, Baby Bear.“
"Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast"
Step 215. My Teachers Are With Me. I Am Not Alone.
First, they must help you to realize your need for Knowledge, for your need for Knowledge must be fully established before you can engage in the reclamation of Knowledge. You must realize that without Knowledge life is hopeless, for you are without purpose, meaning and direction. Then only your errors can teach you, and only they can support your unforgiveness.
Realizing the failure of your own ideas to be a substitute for Knowledge, you can then turn to Knowledge and become the happy recipient of its true gifts. Here all things that you have truly sought will be meaningfully satisfied. Here you will have a true foundation in life. Here Heaven and Earth will come together within you and all separation will end. Here you can accept the limitations of your physical existence and the greatness of your spiritual life. Turning to Knowledge, therefore, is of the greatest benefit for you.
Remind yourself of this idea upon the hour, and in your two deeper practices today, enter stillness, using the word RAHN if it helps you. Be happy today that you can receive that which frees you.
Practice 215: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
I still struggle though with distinguishing between what are my own ideas, a substitute for Knowledge, and what is coming from Knowledge – gifts I can receive.