Step Three Hundred and Six

The Ushna River, Krasnaya Ushna, Russia
Step 306. I Will Rest In Knowledge Today.
In Knowledge you will find rest and reprieve from the world. In Knowledge you will find comfort and assurance. In Knowledge all that is truest in life will abide with you, for in Knowledge the Christ and the Buddha are one. In Knowledge all the great achievements of the great Spiritual Emissaries unite and become revealed to you. In this, their promise is fulfilled, for they have given themselves for this purpose. Thus, the Knowledge that you receive today is the fruit of their giving, for Knowledge has been kept alive in the world for you. It has been kept alive by those who have received and contributed it. Thus, their lives provide the foundation for yours. Their giving provides the foundation for your giving. Their acceptance of Knowledge strengthens your acceptance of Knowledge.

The purpose of all true spiritual teaching is the experience and the manifestation of Knowledge. This can imbue the simplest gift and the greatest gift, the most mundane action and the most extraordinary action. You are in great company, you who practice Knowledge. You receive the gift of the Christ and the Buddha. You receive the gift of all true Spiritual Emissaries who realized their Knowledge. Thus it is that your participation today is given strength and foundation as you carry on the great purpose of keeping Knowledge alive in the world.

Today upon the hour and in your two deep meditation practices, rest in Knowledge, which is living within you now.

Practice
 306: 
Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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.

March 15, 2014 Round One: This is the first and last time the Christ and the Buddha are mentioned in Steps. I am still not sure how I feel about that. If anything, I feel daunted. It feels like too great an honor to receive this gift, it feels too overwhelming.

"You are in great company, you who practice Knowledge. You receive the gift of the Christ and the Buddha. You receive the gift of all true Spiritual Emissaries who realized their Knowledge."

In my meditation practices, however, I did feel the powerful presence of what I will call my Teachers. Something in me baulks at counting the Christ and the Buddha among these Teachers, but I am only a beginning student and perhaps as I continue to take the Steps I will be able to receive this gift.

All I can say at this point is that I am ready to rest in Knowledge, I am ready for Knowledge to guide me where I can make the greatest contribution. I wish to participate in keeping Knowledge alive in the world.

June 12, 2015 Round Two: This Step so resonates with what Kristina spoke about yesterday during the Steps Vigil when she shared her experience about the strength of Knowledge spreading beyond one person to the rest of the world and beyond this world and the strength we gain from all those reclaiming Knowledge with us.

Tom C (a long-term Steps student who shares his journey consistently in his own blog)Earth spell suggests that it can’t be done easily. GCW – suggests it isn’t any single person’s responsibility to bridge this gap. In fact, it looks like the universal student/teacher path. If, as spirits, one can be in the world, but not of the world, then we’ve learned enough to move on to the next level."

This too resonates so well with me in the context of this Step.

Day 18 of the 2015 Steps Vigil hosted by Lynette Marie with testimonials by Joseph in Germany and Adria in Poland. Marshall speaks at around the 45-min mark. I joined the live broadcast just in time for that. He talks about Knowledge being the ancient part of us, the constant, eternal part that ever abides, and how miraculous it is that a spirit in a physical body is able to respond to this. And I look at the number of people attending the Vigil live every day (between 60-70) and I look at the number of views of the daily broadcasts after the fact – the opening broadcast has the most (647) with a declining number the subsequent days (Day 17 has 173 views so far). There are almost 2,000 people signed up for the Free School of the New Message. What does this say? To me it says there is a dedicated core of no more than 100 students around the world. And what does this mean? I have my own thoughts, but I doubt they are constructive, so I will keep them to myself.

All I know is that Knowledge rings deep and true for me, so I keep going, for I must.

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