Step Three Hundred and Forty-Five


Step 345. My Knowledge Is My Gift To My Spiritual Family.

Your Knowledge is your gift to your spiritual family, for you have come into the world not only to advance yourself and the world but to advance your Spiritual Family. Your specific learning group requires that you advance so that it may itself advance, for it is seeking a greater union as well. Throughout time you have been cultivating your range of and capacity for relationship. All of your successes thus far are embodied in the expression and the evidence of your Spiritual Family.

The return to God is the return to inclusion in relationship. This is beyond your ability to comprehend, and it is certainly beyond your ideas and your idealism. It can only be experienced. It must be experienced, and through this experience you will understand that you have come here not only for your own redemption and not only to serve the world, but to serve those who have sent you. In this, your role becomes ever more important. In this, your preparation becomes ever more important. If you think of this, you will know that it is true.

Upon the hour today think of this idea and remember your Spiritual Family, whom you are now learning to remember. In your two deeper meditation practices, re-enter your sanctuary of Knowledge and attempt to experience the presence of your Spiritual Family. If your mind is still, you will realize that they are with you now. How could they be apart from you who cannot be apart from them, and as you are in the world they are with you now.

Practice 345: 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.

June 1, 2014 Round One: I have been saying, writing, thinking recently that I am missing some essential point, and by doing this, I do not really mean it in a self-demeaning way. I mean that I realize I am still learning, not all has been revealed, not all is clear and comprehensible to me. I am not claiming to know more than I really know. And my Teachers tell me this, they tell me I am making progress, but I am not there yet, there is some important understanding I am still missing.
“The return to God is the return to inclusion in relationship. This is beyond your ability to comprehend, and it is certainly beyond your ideas and your idealism.”
As I read this Step this morning, I am realizing that this is the essential point I am not yet getting, the essential point I am still missing, this whole “return to God and inclusion in relationship” thing. This is what I am striving to comprehend.
“through this experience you will understand that you have come here not only for your own redemption and not only to serve the world, but to serve those who have sent you. In this, your role becomes ever more important.”
Put this way, I feel even greater responsibility to get with it and do all I can to strengthen and reclaim Knowledge, and be a vehicle for its expression in the world, for without this contribution I will be hindering the progress of my Spiritual Family as a whole.
“If you think of this, you will know that it is true.”
Yes, I do.

July 23, 2015 Round Two: I am not sure who my Spiritual Family is, so I still don't really get this Step. I just know that I have to keep up my end of the bargain, I need to try my best to advance and be strong so that I may contribute to the advancement of my Spiritual Family. I know I have such a family, I just don't know who they are.

I am back in my country heaven. So great to be here, it so feels like home! The garden is full of ripening fruit and there is so much to do.

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