Friday, May 1, 2015
x2 Step 121 – Journal Step 120 - I will remember my Knowledge today.
Today: Step 121 - Today I am free to give. (MP3)
YOU ARE FREE TO GIVE TODAY because your life is becoming simple and your needs are being met. This frees you to give, for once you have received, you will only want to give.
YOU WILL HAVE A SPECIAL PRACTICE two times today where you are to think of someone in need and then give them a quality that you wish to receive yourself. Send that individual that quality. Send them love or strength or faith or encouragement or determination or surrender or acceptance or self-discipline—whatever they need to bring about resolution in their lives. You are free to give this today, for your own needs are being met.
THEREFORE, IN EACH OF YOUR TWO PRACTICES, with your eyes closed, bring to mind individuals and give to them what you know they need. Do not try to solve their problems for them. Do not try to strengthen a preferred outcome, for you cannot usually know the right outcome for any other person. But you can always give strength of character and strengthen their faculties of mind. This will give you your own sense of purpose and will reassert these qualities within yourself, for you must possess them to give them, and in giving them you realize that they are in your possession already.
AS YOU PRACTICE TODAY, have no doubt that what you exert for others will be received by them on their own behalf.
PRACTICE 121: Two 30-minute practice periods.
Picture: Washington, D.C. - man looking through the trash. Just looking around one can find those in need. Is this where to give?
From the journal Step 120 - I will remember my Knowledge today.
12:35 a.m. – Monday, December 18, 2000 – at Sheetz – Route 15 & I-66 – Haymarket – @11 p.m. …
A thought I had today, trying to get my history in place – perhaps as an ET one might come in physicality to earth – but upon physical death you’re caught up into the soul stream of reincarnation of earth.
S2K's lesson was "I will remember my Knowledge today." My first take was – my K is less than all K which is of the creator – but now the thought that my K is my Holy Spirit – is that like The Holy Spirit – again – a part – but my Holy Spirit.
The incident tonight, where … whips my emotions and gets me depressed makes me question my life. K stays calm –
In the text it says "Do not let raging emotions or deep depression cast a shadow on your practice, for your practice is greater than your emotional states, which change like the winds and the clouds but cannot mask the universe above them."
Others start the emotions – the depression – as tonight. What did I do – I went out with Steps & my notebook – to practice.
Blue ink on the Steps page is is year two: “my Knowledge, my holy Spirit, the mystery of life is the source of my expression in the world.”
This, of course, a greater challenge before us. Let us continue.
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.