Step Three Hundred and Three

Iris captures the light of the morning sun in my garden.
Step 303. I Will Step Back From The World’s Persuasions Today.
Step back from the world’s persuasions. Recognize what is certain and what is confused. Recognize what is devoted and what is ambivalent. Let not the power of the world’s frustration and confusion overtake you today, but hold the light of God within your heart. Keep it burning within yourself as you venture into the world. Thus, you pass through the world unscathed and uninfluenced because you are abiding with Knowledge. Without Knowledge, the world merely sweeps you away in its own frenzy. It sweeps you away in its inducements and its mad pursuits.

Today you abide with Knowledge, and so you are free of the world’s persuasions. Repeat today’s idea upon the hour and recognize how important it is in maintaining your inner balance and your sense of self and certainty. Realize how important today’s idea is in allowing you to keep stillness alive within you so that your deeper meditations, in which you will practice stillness again today, can exert their influence and their results upon all of your activities, for this is their purpose.

Recognize the world’s persuasions and step back. This you are given to do, for here you have the power of decision. This you can do once you recognize the world’s persuasions and realize how important Knowledge is. This will enable you to exercise the power of decision on your own behalf. Here the world will not claim you, and here you will be a force for good in the world, for this is your purpose.

In your deeper meditation practices, once again give today’s idea as an invocation to prepare you. In stillness and in silence enter into the sanctuary of Knowledge so that you may rejuvenate and refresh yourself there. Find reprieve there from your own internal conflicts and from the conflicts that rage in the world. When you return from your sanctuary, remind yourself that you will not be claimed by the world’s confusion. Remind yourself that you will not fall prey to the world’s persuasions. Then, you will carry forth the safety that you are now learning to receive into the world around you.

Practice 303: 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.

April 12, 2014 Round One: Again this Step so superbly addresses what I am experiencing and dealing with today.
“Step back from the world’s persuasions. Recognize what is certain and what is confused. Recognize what is devoted and what is ambivalent. Let not the power of the world’s frustration and confusion overtake you today, but hold the light of God within your heart.”
Maybe I am interpreting this wrong, but I read it as – follow the promptings of your heart and don’t allow the world’s ambivalence to dissuade you from pursuing what you feel.
“Recognize the world’s persuasions and step back. This you are given to do, for here you have the power of decision. This you can do once you recognize the world’s persuasions and realize how important Knowledge is. This will enable you to exercise the power of decision on your own behalf.”
I trust that Knowledge makes it work for everybody in every situation that arises. A situation has arisen for me and I am looking to Knowledge to guide me through.

June 9, 2015 Round Two: Knowledge has indeed guided me through the situation I spoke of the first time. Things happened just the way I wanted them to. The decisions I made for myself, within, manifested perfectly in the world for me. I am forever grateful for the power of Knowledge in my life.

Day 15 of the 2015 Steps Vigil hosted by Tyyne. I logged into the broadcast today in time to hear the call for people to share what this Vigil has been like for them. I wrote on the chat thread that it has been very grounding for me, confirming my commitment to Knowledge and taking the Steps. Will read my message along with the messages from other members of the Worldwide Community. The responses showed the coherence and unity among everyone taking this path. 

Marshall later summed up what he felt people were expressing, saying that this was evidence of the power and potency of the Revelation, because the Revelation contains the will of Heaven. And it flows into our lives allowing us to experience, perhaps momentarily at first, a deeper sense of coordination and connectedness, something which is so natural and fundamental to our nature and our being in the world. This is why we are resonating with the Revelation and the New Message, for if we allow ourselves to be open to this, open to the mystery, we really are manifesting the will of Heaven in our lives and manifesting in the world our connection with our Ancient Home.

This represents for me what this Step is asking of me today – to step away from the world’s persuasions and embrace the true and deeper flow of life and truth within me, embrace the coordination and connectedness I feel with others doing the same thing. I hold the light of God within my heart today and wish to share it with all those ready to receive.

Comments

  1. This is beautiful and so true. We so easily fall prey to the world's ideas and become slaves of it, but if we stay connected to God and his light, we can stay strong and better resist the world. Thanks for the lovely post.
    Blessings,
    Charri

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