Friday, February 27, 2015
x2 Step 58 – Journal Step 57 - Freedom is with me.
Today: Step 58 - Knowledge is with me. (MP3) – Journal Step 57
TODAY WE AFFIRM THE PRESENCE OF KNOWLEDGE in your life. Upon each hour claim this affirmation and then take a moment to attempt to feel this presence. You must feel it. You cannot conceive of it alone, for Knowledge must be experienced. In whatever circumstance you find yourself in today, repeat this affirmation once upon the hour and attempt to feel its meaning. You will find that there are many situations that you thought were inappropriate for practice where you can practice. In this way, you will find that you have the power to govern your experience to meet your true inclinations, and you will find that any circumstance is an adequate environment for true preparation and self-application.
TRY TO PRACTICE EACH HOUR. Remain conscious of your time. If an hour is missed, do not worry, but rededicate yourself to practice in the remaining hours as you proceed. Knowledge is with you today. Today be with Knowledge.
PRACTICE 58: Hourly practice.
To help with the hourly practice, a chime on your watch, smart phone or computer helps.
Picture: This bus stop scene from Boulder, Colorado, evokes the Joan Osborne song: - One Of Us? In which one stanza goes:
What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us?
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home?
For me, Knowledge is often with me in lyrics like this.
From the journal: Step 57 - Freedom is with me.
Sunday, October 15, 2000.
One day away from 54, one year away from age 55 – October 16, leaving the PDC. I've moved my office one step closer to the door. I worked hard yesterday to remove the UNIX system and RS 232 cables, which required I go in the overhead one last time and deal with the insulation. I send the system with the prayer that it be used to educate. [It went to the Philippines via Rotary.]
Where am I? Step 57 – freedom is with me. It says freedom begins with stillness. (Be still and know.) Stillness is more than meditation. It is the way to be in the world, but not of the world. Going through this second time is good…and perhaps there will be third.
I ordered on-line my new VA license plate: REGIONS. Politicians may not support me, but business and citizens will come to do so. Regional Intelligence – Regional Community. I want to go to Howard Grossman's retirement dinner – he's been the rare mentor to me. The evolution of the concept has been interesting. I'm staying here in the “light house."
11:02 AM. Preparing to get caught up on my long practices. I have the round table at my disposal for reading and thinking. The office is upstairs, so workspace is separated from living space, like the books say. ...
The future: The planet will be here; people will be here, community will become greater. I am pursuing my small part. I've made errors, but have been able to keep to the emerging path. For this I am thankful to my soul, my family, my spirit family, my guides, the unseen ones, all my earthly relationships and the Creator whom it is my will to serve.
→These are some of my keywords, key concepts to develop.
– Regional Intelligence
– Regional | Local Planet
– Regions | Regions
– Regions Work
– Regional Community
I am finding freedom and using it. Trouble is, it takes a very long time for tings to change – and effort is required all along the way. No Instant Karma.
Note: If you’ve some interest due to this or other Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense; then progress as needed. You can use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps. They will remain in order in the archives - one post per Step.
Often it takes 18 months to get through the Steps once. For this blog, the pace is one-a-day, but it really makes no difference how fast you do it, only that you begin, persist and repeat. Posts here provide a trail that may let you have a virtual companion when and if you want one. One may have to study alone, as I did in the beginning. There are other Steps students blogging their experience and you might find a person more like you as a companion, or use a number of such Steps journeys. There are options as well through the Free School of the New Message.