Wednesday, July 29, 2015
x2 Step 210 – Review~ engaging your mind actively on its behalf. – Journal – Step 209
Today: Step 210 – Review~ engaging your mind actively on its behalf. (MP3)
TODAY REVIEW THE PAST TWO WEEKS OF PREPARATION, reading each lesson as it is given and recalling your practice for that day. In your long practice period today once again begin to assess the progression of events and all of your practices. Begin to see that there is a relationship between how you apply your mind and what you experience as a result. View your life objectively, without guilt or blame, so that you may understand how your life is truly emerging.
YOUR LONG PRACTICE PERIOD TODAY will see you engaging your mind actively on its behalf. You are learning to become objective about your own progress as a student. You are learning to become objective about the nature of learning itself. You are learning to become objective so that you may see. Allow this Review, then, to give you greater perspective about the work of Knowledge in the world and the presence of Knowledge in your life.
PRACTICE 210: One long practice period.
From the journal: Step 209 - I will not be cruel with myself today.
March 16, 2001
6:30 a.m. Regional Intelligence is the faculty you use to recognize greater communities – the nested nature of regions that make them local from one side and regional from another.
My focus today is devoted to Regional Intelligence which is of service to the Greater Community.
→An Atlas of Regions/library/catalog of regional configurations –
→If the wise remain hidden – then last night @ the Commission I was well hidden.
>Reading Step 209 – realize “…that all things you most highly value will be naturally exemplified through K”. – 3/16/01 – I value life – life on earth. That’s why I’m here.
8:35 a.m. Where am I? I’ve taken time off for RI – prep for Sunday and office organization – but I'm drawn to GCW reading at this time.
→Treat every – regional council is a regional community
→Anyone/organization with multi-jurisdictional – clients, funders, customers, suppliers, markets, friends, family, enemies – is behaving regionally – has a regional enterprise – relative to "local" government/home – regulations, standards, goals, perceptions.
→I am the Monopole – I am the Walrus –
1:39 p.m. …
Hundreds of communities in thousands of regionally oriented organizations
Successful regions have DNA
– Aligned with other regional geographies
– Alignment simplifies and speeds communication.
Localities, States, Countries – all have defined boundaries
– Regions are nonstandard – the creations/mapping of the upper levels who wish to manage larger territories.
In human affairs, local government is the primary tool. They were created as a means to further settlement of the U.S. large territories internationally settled.
Regional Communities Consortia Compact Confab Co-op Cooker
Regional Communities – Database – Registry
SSR – State Standard Regions – ISO –
4:15 p.m. A productive day so far – though not the list I started with in the a.m. Practice #2 Step 209 – I will not be cruel with myself today.
10:05 p.m. Where am I? From 4:30 p.m. to 6 – removing/moving files – preparing house for Cindy – 6:30 – 9:30 pizza, beer, video – "Road Trip" – Cindy's 20 year old friend at work talked about it a few interesting shots…nice nudity…but just Friday night movie time.
Read before sleep … GCW.
> Look into my life. Who is influenced virtue in me? Dad, Jesus, Krishnamurti, Edison, Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Paine, Hamilton, Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman, Gandhi, King, Truman, Desmond Tutu, At de Lange, Mom, Regina & Walter – Mr. Peterson, Mrs. Blaha, Mr. Leroy, Mr. Otto, Mr. Booth, Mr. Koteza, Pastor Lipton, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Frederick Douglas, Eleanor Roosevelt, CDR K…, Chief West, Chief Smith, Bob C…, Edgar Stegeman, the people of TR/Manitowoc –
– Jane Jacobs; in my field – J. Krishnamurti – he turned down being the Christ. He was the most outspoken – clear – truthful person I've read before GCW. That built my intellect; Jesus connected me to spirit –
Not mentioned this year is “Crown of Thorns” in the Step. That was covered here in 2014.
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.