Step Three Hundred and Two

This is the world I walk into every morning.

Step 302. I Will Not Resist The World Today.
Do not resist the world, for the world is the place you have come to serve. It is the place where Knowledge will express itself as you learn to become a vehicle for Knowledge. Allow the world to be as it is, for without your condemnation it will be far easier for you to be in the world, to utilize its resources and to recognize its opportunities.

Do not resist the world, for you are from beyond the world. The world is no longer a prison for you but the place for you to contribute. To whatever extent you have not been able to adjust to the world in the past and to whatever extent being in the world has been difficult for you, you are now looking at the world in a new way. You have sought the world to replace Knowledge, and now you are realizing Knowledge is being given to you from your Source. Thus, the world is no longer being used as a substitute for Knowledge and the world can now become a canvas upon which you can express the potency of Knowledge. Thus, the world becomes what it rightfully is in your life. For this reason you do not need to resist the world today.

As you pass through the world this day, remember this idea upon the hour and let yourself be present to whatever circumstance you are in. Allow your inner life to be still so that Knowledge may exert its influence and its guidance for you. Allow yourself to carry certainty today—the certainty of Knowledge. This is a certainty that you have not invented or constructed for yourself. It abides with you always, in spite of your confusion.

Do not resist the world today, for Knowledge is with you. In your longer practice periods, remember this idea both before and after your meditations. In your meditations escape the world into the sanctuary of stillness. The greater your involvement in the sanctuary of stillness, the greater ease you will have in being in the world, for you will not be attempting to use the world as a substitute for your Ancient Home. Here the world becomes beneficial to you, and you become beneficial to the world.

Practice 302: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.



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Here you will find pointers for getting started if this is your first encounter with this practice: Taking the Steps to Knowledge.

April 11, 2014 Round One: "To whatever extent you have not been able to adjust to the world in the past and to whatever extent being in the world has been difficult for you, you are now looking at the world in a new way."

My difficulties with being in the world in the past have been to do with my inability to express who I really am, feeling that the image I project into the world does not do justice to what I actually feel inside. I have been unable to rise to my true height, show what I am really made of, in a way other people recognize, so I feel inadequate to put myself out there. This may sound rather self-aggrandizing, but that is not what I mean. I mean that I feel a strength inside that only I can see and I find it difficult to present this in a coherent way out in the world. Or so it seems.
"Thus, the world is no longer being used as a substitute for Knowledge and the world can now become a canvas upon which you can express the potency of Knowledge."
This is so eloquently put! I would love for the world to become a canvas upon which I can express the potency of Knowledge. Can this really be possible?

June 8, 2015 Round Two: Today I think, “How can I possibly resist the world when the world I currently live in is so beautiful and accommodating?” I feel so blessed today. But there are many things I still resist. I resist visitors, I resist other people. But aren’t other people part of the world? So if I resist people, am I not resisting the world? Isn’t the world still a difficult place for me to be in? The natural world is not a difficult place for me to be in, I embrace its beauty, its peace, its stillness. I accept the miracle that has manifested itself in my life. I accept the gift of the Steps to Knowledge.

I found answers to these questions and my dilemma in the Steps Vigil broadcast today. Day 14 of the 2015 Steps Vigil hosted by Jeanine. I will recap some of the pertinent points for me that were voiced today.

Steps to Knowledge is a return to true relationships – primarily with myself, second with those I am supposed to meet and do something with, and third with those who sent me into the world at this time. This Vigil is primarily a deeply personal experience between me and Knowledge.

The Vigil is like a time of spring cleaning. We clean out our closets, plant seeds, then comes the Vigil – a time to reconnect with our practice, with Knowledge, spend more time in nature, away from the madding crowd. 

This is precisely what I have been doing.

Marshall speaks at the 52-minute mark. The more we practice Steps the more they take up residence within us – they clear the path, clear the way, so that the deeper mind within you can shine. They help you to see beyond the deceit and deception within yourselves and within other people. They help you to think with your own minds, see with your own eyes, hear with your own ears, those aspects of you that are uncorrupted and unspoiled by the world. If you find Steps to Knowledge, if they cross your path, it is no accident, it is for a purpose.


So I take these words into my heart and wish to keep my mind, eyes and ears open to the deception that abides in the world and be cognizant of it – both within myself--where I am not truly expressing my deep intentions, and within other people--where are they not expressing their true intentions? I open myself to the Truth.

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