Step Three Hundred and Thirty-Five

Step 335. The Fire Of Knowledge Is With Me Every Day.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, the fire of Knowledge is burning within you. Feel it burning. Upon the hour feel it burning. Regardless of what you see and what you think, feel the fire of Knowledge burning. This is the presence of Knowledge that you will feel within yourself as you feel the presence of the Teachers all around you. The fire of Knowledge is burning and as you experience this, it will consume all that holds you back—all that haunts and oppresses you, all sense of unworthiness and guilt and all pain and conflict. As these things are consumed, they will no longer cast their influence upon your life, and your life will naturally become more uniform and harmonious.

Today you take a major step in this direction by remembering and experiencing the fire of Knowledge upon the hour. In your two deeper practice periods re-enter the fire of Knowledge in the sanctuary of Knowledge. Remember that this fire will comfort you and release you. It will not burn you but will only warm your soul. It will give you comfort and reassurance. It will give you confirmation of the meaning and the purpose of your life and of the greatness that you carry within you.

Do not neglect your practice today, but realize its total benefit to you. Nothing you can see in the world can possibly give you the certainty, the power, the peace and the sense of inclusion that the fire of Knowledge can bestow. Nothing can remind you of your total inclusion in life more than the presence of your Teachers who abide with you. Therefore, you have the experience that you need already, and from this experience you will learn in time to extend it to all your relationships—with others, with the world and with the Greater Community of Worlds in which you live.

 335: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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May 22, 2014 Round One: Having said (in the previous step) that I find this practice of bringing all that bothers and obstructs me to the fire of Knowledge to be consumed and purified to be effective, I have to admit that it is does not necessarily bring instant results. There are certain thoughts I have that eat into my mind, that are unhealthy and corroding, and even the fire of Knowledge cannot burn them up just like that. All I can do is keep engaging in this practice of bringing destructive thoughts to the fire of Knowledge and trust all negativity will eventually be consumed. It is much easier to engage in this regarding thoughts about myself and my unworthiness rather than caustic thoughts I have about others.

“As these things are consumed, they will no longer cast their influence upon your life, and your life will naturally become more uniform and harmonious.” 

I am striving wholeheartedly for this, although it is not easy. This has been a hard day. It seems as though bringing the things that haunt and oppress me to the fire of Knowledge has opened up a can of worms and I am being shown again how arrogant I am. I feel as though I just don’t get it, am making it all up when I say or think I am progressing, and I am right back at square one with all my petty, selfish thoughts.
On a more positive note, I like Paul’s vision of passing the Torch of Knowledge on to others, like an eternal flame being passed on and on, or one person lighting the candle of the next person, the candle of one person’s Knowledge lighting the candle of the next person's.

Paul wrote on the Free School Forum: The Fire of Knowledge.....May my Teachers & I tend the Fire of Knowledge....May I bear the strength to pass the Torch of Knowledge onto others....May I light the World with the Fire of Knowledge....May we drive out the Alien Intervention with the Fires of Knowledge. These past few lessons with the imagery of Fire burning the weaknesses that I must shed, yet warming my heart to continue....Brilliant....Brilliant Embers of Knowledge....Thank you

July 11, 2015 Round Two: I take this vision of the Fire of Knowledge with me today as I travel out into the Russian countryside once more to fish and camp with my family. Campfires are a favorite pastime on these trips. I know I will have a real fire to gaze into and enjoy. I will be doing the Step 336 Review while I am gone and report back on that in a week.


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