This is a record of my personal experience as I practice Steps to Knowledge for the second time. These Steps are contained in the book "Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing."
I also recommend reading "Taking the Steps to Knowledge."
You will find links to these texts in each journal entry below.
Evening in Krasnaya Ushna on July 29, 2015
You are about to begin the final steps in our preparation.
These are not the final steps in your overall approach to Knowledge or in your
utilization and experience of Knowledge. Yet, they are the final steps in this
one great stage of development in which you are now engaged. Therefore, give
yourself to the next section of practice with increased desire and intensity.
Allow Knowledge to direct you in your participation. Allow yourself to be this
powerful, this strong and this involved. Do not think of your past, but realize
the reality of Knowledge in the moment and its great promise for the future.
You are honored who honor the source of your preparation. You are honored this
day as you begin the final steps in this essential stage of your development.
264. I Will Learn Of Freedom This Day. Today you will have an
opportunity to learn more about freedom. The step you take today will be very
substantial in giving you a new viewpoint about freedom, about bondage, about
problem solving and about the nature of true advancement.
Today think about your lesson on the hour and think about what freedom is. In
your longer practice periods, devote your mind to thinking about freedom. This
is a very important focal point today. In your longer meditations in
particular, devote your mind entirely to reviewing your ideas about freedom.
What do you think constitutes freedom? What do you think prevents people from
being free? What produces a freedom that is lasting and secure? How can this be
achieved? What will support it in the future? After you spend approximately
thirty minutes thinking about all this in each practice, enter into stillness
and silence. Open yourself to allow Knowledge to speak to you. Abide with your
Teachers there. After you…
121. Today I Am Free To Give.You are free to give today because your life is becoming simple and your
needs are being met. This frees you to give, for once you have received, you
will only want to give.
You will have a special practice two times today where you are to think of
someone in need and then give them a quality that you wish to receive yourself.
Send that individual that quality. Send them love or strength or faith or
encouragement or determination or surrender or acceptance or
self-discipline—whatever they need to bring about resolution in their lives.
You are free to give this today, for your own needs are being met.
Therefore, in each of your two practices, with your eyes closed, bring to mind
individuals and give to them what you know they need. Do not try to solve their
problems for them. Do not try to strengthen a preferred outcome, for you cannot
usually know the right outcome for any other person. But you can always give
strength of character and strengthen thei…
Step 267. There
Is A Simple Solution To All Problems That Face Me Today.All problems that face you individually have a very
simple answer. How will you find this answer? Will you find it by struggling
with yourself? Will you find it by trying every possible resolution that you
can think of? Will you find it by worrying about it and fretting over it? Will
you find it by denying it and seeking pleasurable stimulation instead? Will you
find it by sinking into depression and thinking that life is so hard for you that
you cannot meet the demands of your own circumstances?
There is a simple answer to the problems that you face today. It is to be found
in Knowledge. Yet, to find Knowledge you must become still and observant and
learn to disengage from fear and anxiety. Much of your life will be involved in
solving problems, and it is in learning how to do this effectively, responsibly
and even enthusiastically that you will achieve what you have come here to