Step Three Hundred and Thirty-Four



Step 334. The Presence Of My Teachers Is With Me Every Day.

Every day, no matter where you are, no matter where you go, the presence of your Teachers is with you. This idea is to remind you that you are not alone. This idea is to give you an opportunity to come out of the isolation of your own imagination and to experience this presence and to receive the gift of this presence. In this gift, your Teachers will give to you the ideas and inspiration that you need. In this, you will express what you have received and thus confirm what you have received.

Practice remembering this upon the hour by once again concentrating on the presence that is with you. You need only relax to feel it, for it is most certainly with you. In your deeper practices, once again enter stillness in the sanctuary of Knowledge so that you may receive this presence and the great confirmation and comfort that it gives to you. Allow yourself to leave self-doubt and the sense of unworthiness aside, for these things will be consumed in the fire of Knowledge and purified from your mind. When this is done, you will not need to give yourself grandiose ideas of yourself. You will not need to misrepresent yourself in the attempt to escape your sense of guilt and inadequacy, for guilt and inadequacy are consumed in the fire of Knowledge. Therefore, bring all that obstructs your participation and all fears that haunt and oppress you to the fire of Knowledge so that they may be consumed. You will sit in front of this fire, and you will see them being consumed, and you will feel your mind being bathed and cleansed in the loving fire of Knowledge. The presence is with you every day. The fire of Knowledge is with you every day.

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

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May 21, 2014 Round One: I find this practice of bringing all that obstructs my participation and all the fears that haunt and oppress me to the fire of Knowledge and seeing them being consumed to be very effective, particularly since they are being consumed by the loving fire of Knowledge and it is bathing and cleansing my mind. This is very powerful and a good practice to get in the habit of.

I feel the presence of my Teachers and the fire of Knowledge with me every day.



July 10, 2015 Round Two: Committing past worries, problems, errors, especially those that have since been resolved, to the flames is a practice I have long engaged in. I love burning the old! I love burning that which no longer has any use for me, that which has served its purpose and needs to be released. The cleansing power of fire is so appropriate here. I love to watch the used go up in flames and feel the rejuvenation that brings.
In my mind's eye, I sit with my Teachers in a cave that leads out into the light. There is always a fire present and we watch its flames in silence. There is always a feeling of immense love and wellbeing.

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