Step Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight
“I am sent into the world to serve my spiritual family which serves this world and all worlds in the physical universe. I am part of a Greater Force for good, and I am a beginning student of Knowledge. I am grateful for the gift that has been given, which I am now beginning to comprehend. In complete faithfulness and devotion, I will continue my practice today so that I may appreciate the value of my own life.”
Following this invocation begin your long review. Begin with the first lesson of the two-week period, review the instructions and your practice, and then proceed on day by day. When you have completed your Review, once again repeat the invocation for today and then spend several minutes in silence. In this period of stillness begin to feel the power of what you are undertaking. The power of Knowledge and the grace that it bestows upon the world is what you will be learning to receive and to express in the days and weeks to come.
Practice 238: One long practice period.
When reading back over each step in this review, I picked out the sentence(s) that summed up the gist for me. What has come into bolder relief is that Knowledge is universal and ever present, always there for each person who desires to reclaim it. And as more and more people reclaim it, the stronger it becomes in the world, each person doing his or her part to manifest Knowledge. This occurs naturally and does not have to be orchestrated artificially, the power of Knowledge emerges and arises of its own accord as people around the world tap into it.
I feel as though I have reached a new plateau in my understanding of Knowledge and what is required of me. I arm myself with this new awareness and understanding as I continue my practice this year.
"The meaning and purpose of your life will simply arise and be expressed today and tomorrow and in the days to come, for Knowledge is that simple and fundamental."
“You must be very serious with yourself as you are learning now to become a vehicle for Knowledge, and you may be very happy and lighthearted that Knowledge is with you.”
“The value of today’s idea must be recognized in light of the fact that your mind is engaged with fear habitually to such a great extent that it seems to make the reclamation of Knowledge and the application of Knowledge very difficult for you.”
“In time, you will realize the distinction between the true and the false and will not be deceived by the pretense the false can make in its imitation of the true.”
“Real purpose is the great force behind ideas that are for true service, as it is the great force behind all forms of action and behavior that are for true service.”
“Therefore, all pain must be recognized as the result of your own decision. It must be recognized as the result of your own interpretation. You may feel that you have been wronged by another or by the world. This feeling is actually present in your mind, so it need not be denied, but you must look beyond it to its source and to the mechanism for its emergence.”
“When you realize that you are confused, then you can claim the means to regain your certainty. If you do not accept that you are confused, you will impose substitutes for certainty upon yourself and the world and thus remove yourself from the possibility of receiving your certainty.”
“You have a calling in this world because you were sent here to do something. It is for this reason that your mind is the way it is and that you have a specific nature that is distinct from others. As your calling emerges, you will realize why you think and act the way you do, and all of this will be brought into true balance and harmony.”
“Because your purpose in life involves your engagement with others, it is not a singular pursuit. It is not an individual fulfillment. In reality, there is no individual who is completely separate from other individuals because individuality has meaning only in terms of expressing that which binds and joins all life.”
“This is the greatest possibility for any idea—that it can be a doorway to Knowledge.”
“Knowledge demonstrates a greater life and strengthens all of the highest qualities in individuals who are engaged with it. The power of Knowledge within one individual is to activate the power of Knowledge in other individuals and thus stimulate and support the regeneration of life within minds that are living in separate fantasies.”
“Allow yourself to accept that you are only beginning to realize the presence of Knowledge in your life and in all life. This is determined by your capacity for Knowledge, which, along with your desire for Knowledge, you are now cultivating.”
“With Knowledge you will know what to do, and your certainty will be so strong that it will be difficult for you to doubt it or to argue against it. Here you must be prepared to act and act boldly.”
“The meaning and purpose of your life will simply arise and be expressed today and tomorrow and in the days to come, for Knowledge is that simple and fundamental.”