Step Three Hundred and Thirty-Seven

Step 337. Alone I Can Do Nothing.

Alone you can do nothing, but you are not alone. Yes, you are an individual, but you are greater than an individual. Thus it is that you cannot be alone, and thus it is that your individuality has great promise and purpose in the world. Thus it is that you who are part of the greatness that is greater than your individuality and you who are part of your individuality as well become whole and unified. In this, everything that you have constructed for yourself is turned for good. All of your creations are given purpose, meaning, direction and inclusion in life. Thus, your life is redeemed and reclaimed, and you become part of life and a vehicle for its unique expression. This is the true meaning of today’s lesson.

Only in the shadows and the darkness of imagination can you hide from the light of truth. You must believe that you are alone to think that your imaginings are real. To learn that you are not alone at first may seem fearful because you are afraid that your imaginings and guilt would be revealed. Yet, as you consider this honestly and without condemnation, you realize that it means that you have been reclaimed, rejuvenated and are now being prepared to receive the power that abides with you, the power that is your Source and True Self.

Repeat today’s idea upon the hour and realize that it is an affirmation of your strength and inclusion in life. In your deeper meditations allow yourself to re-enter the stillness of your sanctuary of Knowledge where it will become evident that you are not alone. Here you are in true marriage with life and in true union with those who have come to serve you and guide you and with those who practice with you now. In your inclusion is your happiness. In your isolation is your misery. Your misery has no foundation, for you are not alone and your success is guaranteed, for alone you can do nothing. 

Practice 337: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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May 24, 2014 Round One: Alone I can do nothing, for I am a part of the whole. My Teachers are always with me, the people who practice with me are always with me. We are all connected in an extensive network of common sharing and understanding, all connected by the Knowledge each carries within them, the Knowledge we are strengthening by our practice, the Knowledge we are reclaiming and extending out into the world, igniting its fire in others as we go. I feel light and unburdened today. I am free from the shadows and darkness of my imagination. Knowledge is buoying me along.

July 18, 2015 Round Two: July 13, 2015 – Lake Sterzh. So appropriate, so timely! Again this is affirmation that Steps are so totally in synch with my thinking and where I am. What is spoken of and affirmed in this Step is precisely what I realized yesterday during the review. I am not alone in this enterprise, I am part of something greater, but what I do as an individual is important for the well-being of the whole. I am not alone in the world doing things for my own benefit, but what I do to advance my own development is important because it reflects on the larger picture, and the good I do for myself is good for the whole. This makes perfect sense to me now. Alone I am caught up in my fantasies and imagination, when I see myself as a part of the bigger picture, a piece in a giant jigsaw, I have to do my part to make the picture complete.

I listened to the revelation “Entering the Greater Community.”

“you need only point to the Revelation, for you yourself cannot explain life in the universe. You yourself cannot explain the Great Waves of change that are coming to the world. You yourself cannot explain what human spirituality means at the level of Knowledge. You yourself cannot explain wisdom and Knowledge from the universe. You yourself cannot explain humanity’s greater destiny and what must be done to achieve it.”

I myself cannot explain…

I can only turn to the Revelation and point others to it, and they will do (or not do) what they will. I can only turn myself and come to my own realizations, but I cannot explain the workings of Knowledge, Wisdom, the Greater Community.

I must be prepared for anything and everything, and this is what the practice (Steps) is all about. 

Be strong and look with compassion.
“Accept this gift of love and Revelation. It brings with it great responsibility, but also great strength and great promise.”


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