|I will not resist the world today. Step 302|
Thursday, October 29, 2015
x2 Step 302 - I will not resist the world today. – Journal – Step 301
Today: Step 302 - I will not resist the world today. (MP3)
DO NOT RESIST THE WORLD, for the world is the place you have come to serve. It is the place where Knowledge will express itself as you learn to become a vehicle for Knowledge. Allow the world to be as it is, for without your condemnation it will be far easier for you to be in the world, to utilize its resources and to recognize its opportunities.
DO NOT RESIST THE WORLD, for you are from beyond the world. The world is no longer a prison for you but the place for you to contribute. To whatever extent you have not been able to adjust to the world in the past and to whatever extent being in the world has been difficult for you, you are now looking at the world in a new way. You have sought the world to replace Knowledge, and now you are realizing Knowledge is being given to you from your Source. Thus, the world is no longer being used as a substitute for Knowledge and the world can now become a canvas upon which you can express the potency of Knowledge. Thus, the world becomes what it rightfully is in your life. For this reason you do not need to resist the world today.
AS YOU PASS THROUGH THE WORLD THIS DAY, remember this idea upon the hour and let yourself be present to whatever circumstance you are in. Allow your inner life to be still so that Knowledge may exert its influence and its guidance for you. Allow yourself to carry certainty today—the certainty of Knowledge. This is a certainty that you have not invented or constructed for yourself. It abides with you always, in spite of your confusion.
DO NOT RESIST THE WORLD TODAY, for Knowledge is with you. In your longer practice periods, remember this idea both before and after your meditations. In your meditations escape the world into the sanctuary of stillness. The greater your involvement in the sanctuary of stillness, the greater ease you will have in being in the world, for you will not be attempting to use the world as a substitute for your Ancient Home. Here the world becomes beneficial to you, and you become beneficial to the world.
PRACTICE 302: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
From the journal: Step 301 - I will not lose myself in anxiety today.
June 16, 2001 7:20 AM. – Tom's Space Odyssey
→ On waking – The Center for R_C_
Who – Tom C
What – CRC
When – Now
Where – Front Royal
Why – The old paradigm was "Think globally, act locally". That was an advancement for its time in the 1970’s. It was a precursor of the reality of the global economy.
There is a problem in that the local scale is often too small. As Tip O'Neal said, "All politics is local". In the U.S., local governments have been the primary unit of settlement since the country's discovery.
From a greater perspective, Earth is our local planet, and all things are done by two or more. Human (self) governance is structured at many levels. Nation, state, local – and we co-exist by many levels of cooperation.
A citizen, moving about the planet, wants a seamless experience. There are a few borders where checks of identity are made.
"Think local planet, act regionally". This is the new paradigm. The question is, how does a locality, an organization, a business operate differently in this new world? Regions are normally demarcations imposed from the top down to manage.
From the grassroots level – regions can and are being used to empower. Regionalism – the political science notion that local governments should cooperate with their neighbors, and even consolidate for efficiency, has been around a long time.
→ Structured & supported regions work
→ exhortations for regionalism where officials and citizens have an unbounded territory – is…
– There are many regional alignments producing more than one regional community
→ Mapping the regions, one person, business, local government – will find themselves at the center of their own mono-polar world – and within various organized regions.
6/23/01 <organized religions?>
The government services region is a Key, yet invisible geography. It is a building block –
→ once the structure is more visible, and data made Known, it can be used strategically by many.
Alignment to this structure –
Today's Step – #301 – "I will not lose myself in anxiety today". I called Mom and Dad this morning. He got home from the hospital yesterday – called and left a message. He's doing better with the pacemaker. We'll visit in July. Mom told me not to worry. I said the kids burned out all my worry circuits 5 years ago – as did the PDC stress.
No anxiety today. Going ahead with my plans. Trying to fit into the world and contribute. 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.