|“Today I receive the love of Knowledge.” Step 181|
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
x2 Step 181 - Today I receive the love of Knowledge.– Journal – Step 180
Today: Step 181 - Today I receive the love of Knowledge. (MP3)
KNOWLEDGE POSSESSES THE TRUE SEED OF LOVE, not love that is a mere sentiment, not love that is a form of intoxication surrounding an urgent desire born of fear. Knowledge is the seed of true love, not the love that seeks to conquer, to possess and to dominate, but the love that seeks to serve, to empower and to free another. Become the recipient of this love today so that it may flow through you to the world, for without your denial it will most surely do this.
UPON THE HOUR, REPEAT THIS STATEMENT and feel its full impact, regardless of the circumstance that you find yourself in. Allow each circumstance to support your practice, and you will find that your practice will have an increasingly potent effect on your external life. In your two deeper practices today, enter into the presence of Knowledge and receive its love. Affirm your worthiness and your receptivity. Relinquish your presumptions about yourself and the world, and allow yourself to have an experience that will demonstrate the truth beyond any assumption. This is your practice today. This is your gift to yourself, to your world and to your Creator so that you may receive the gift of love.
PRACTICE 181: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Note: “Knowledge is the seed of true love…that seeks to serve, to empower and to free another.”
From the journal: Step 180 - I complain because I am lacking Knowledge
8:30 a.m. Thursday, February 15, 2001
→Thesis: The greater the degree to which States with substate regions have aligned state program analysis and delivery with those regions, the greater the efficiency of government and therefore a higher rate of economic growth.
Further, as the aligned regions benefit States, they empower local governments for cooperative problem-solving, and the regional alignments become the basis for regional communities. This structure of data/geography/community can be used to benefit citizens, nonprofits, business and industry as they operate at various levels of regional geography and community.
Thus – the future belongs to regions.
> I need inspiration, discipline, positive feedback and allocation of resources.
Practice #2 – Step-179. A year ago, January 12, 2000 when I reached this step, I was in a strange place. "Today I will thank the world for teaching me what is true."
12:04 a.m. February 16, 2001 – Yesterday's practice, which I completed once, still got me the lesson as I saw how in the new PDC team – I was no longer alone and could accomplish more. It is strange – but I'm not hurt and can be more giving to the world. I received many gifts from the world. It is a new perspective.
Mostly worldly work thinking this day, which continues to grow as potential work in the world. As in the past, skip over what does not meet your needs. The primary purpose of this Blog is to make the Steps available on-line on a daily basis.
The Step page does have some notes. At the very top in green ink, year one, is my attempt at a comical and ironic phrase: The world is “Yes and Know.” Blue ink is year two. Inserted in the first line is “Life stinks,” a strong complaint and therefore a strong call for Knowledge.
At the bottom: “All the world is a stage. The world has given me a place to play my role. Some scripted, some improve. Connecting dots to make sense.
Doing this Step again today, June 29, 2015 – this phrase stood out: “You are learning now to discover your greatness and your domination over the world.” As far as the notion of one’s: “domination over the world,” this is the only place in the New Message materials I have that such a thought appears. 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.