Step Two Hundred and Eighty-Five

Step 285. In Stillness All Things Can Be Known.
In stillness all things can be known, for the mind is able to respond to Knowledge. Then, Knowledge will find expression in your specific thoughts and activities. Your mind was meant to serve Knowledge, as your body was meant to serve your mind. In this, the contribution from your True Home is able to express itself in the world of exile. Here Heaven and Earth touch, and when they touch, true communication begins to exist, and the transference of Knowledge is made into the world.

You are preparing to become a vehicle for Knowledge so that all things that you accomplish, great and small, unique and mundane, will express the presence of Knowledge. Therefore, your function in the world is not grand; it is simple. It is what is expressed through your activity that is important, for the simplest action done with Knowledge is a great teaching of Knowledge and will impress and affect all minds in the world.

Therefore, remind yourself upon the hour today of the importance of cultivating stillness and the immediate freedom from anxiety and conflict that it provides for you. Allow your deeper practice periods today to be times of true devotion, where you come to the altar of God to give yourself. This, in essence, is the true church. This is the true chapel. This is where prayer becomes real and where your mind, which is an expression of God’s Mind, in stillness, humility and openness, yields itself to its great source. In this, God blesses you and gives to you a gift to give to the world which is the result of your own development.

All this is transpired in stillness, for in stillness the transference of Knowledge can be completed. This is absolutely natural and totally beyond your comprehension. Therefore, you need not spend energy and time speculating about it, wondering about it or trying to comprehend its mechanism. This is not necessary. It is only required that you be a recipient of Knowledge. Do not stand apart and attempt to understand it.

Do not stand apart today but enter stillness, for this is God’s gift to you. In stillness the transference of Knowledge will be made. With this, you become a vehicle for Knowledge in the world.

Practice 285: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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March 21, 2014 Round One: "Here Heaven and Earth touch, and when they touch, true communication begins to exist, and the transference of Knowledge is made into the world."

As I read this Step the first time before practicing, the thought that surfaced was “and when this happens (meaning Heaven and Earth touch in a person’s mind), there will no longer be a place for that person in the world.” To elaborate, I mean, when a person reaches the point where they become such a finely tuned vehicle of Knowledge in the world, when separation no longer exists, they will find it very difficult to be in the world, for the world as it exists today is not a place that is receptive to the finer workings of Knowledge. And if and when the world does reach a place where Knowledge can be transferred to one and all, it will no longer be the place it is today, it will not be a place to learn, for it will already be perfect and there will be no need for people to study Knowledge because all will be known.

Now I am not sure where I got this from (and I was hesitant to share it, pondering over it for a couple of days). I decided I am not going to dwell on it, since it does not seem pertinent for today. I am concentrating more on “true communication begins to exist” and “the simplest action done with Knowledge is a great teaching of Knowledge and will impress and affect all minds in the world.”

I have a great desire for “true communication” and do believe that words are not always effective in communication, action often speaks louder than words, and communication occurs at a different level, a level deeper than thought, deeper than the surface mind, at a place where all minds are joined and in communion with each other, all minds that recognize Knowledge that is. This is what I understand to be the “true chapel” it talks about in this Step.

May 22, 2015 Round Two: I don’t agree now with what I wrote the first time. I was generalizing too much. This time I understand that when Heaven and Earth touch in one person, in one mind, in a mind that has reached a point where it has become a true vehicle of Knowledge, then Knowledge can be communicated into the world through that person. This is of benefit, this is goodness, this is a contribution to humankind’s evolution. The more minds that are able to do this, the better.

I go to the true chapel, the place of stillness within me, today in reverence and humility. It is the pure place deep inside, the unsullied place that is my gift from the Creator of All Life, from my Source, the place I brought with me here from my True Home. There all things can be known.


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