|My True Home is in God. Step 353|
Saturday, December 19, 2015
x2 Step 353 - My True Home is in God. – Journal – Step 352
Today: Step 353 - My True Home is in God. (MP3)
YOUR TRUE HOME IS IN GOD. Your True Home is. Your Home is true. You are true. You are at home even now while you are in the world, though the world is not your True Home. Because you are at home in the world and because you are with Knowledge, you can give to the world and provide exactly what it needs, and you will want to give this sense of home to the world, which feels homeless and lost.
UPON THE HOUR REPEAT THIS IDEA and look upon people in the world and see how homeless they appear to be. Remember how they are truly at home but do not realize it. Like yourself, they are asleep at home. You are learning now to awaken from your sleep, and you are realizing that you are still at home because your Spiritual Family is with you, Knowledge is with you and your Teachers are with you.
THUS IT IS THAT YOU ARE AT HOME IN GOD, even though you seem to be far from your True Home now. You have brought your True Home with you. How can you be where God is not if God is everywhere? How can you not be with your Teachers if they accompany you? How can you not be with your Spiritual Family if your Spiritual Family is ever present? It may seem contradictory that you can be away from your True Home and be at home, but you only seem to be away from Home as you look upon the world and identify with the world you see. But within yourself you carry Knowledge, which is a reminder that you are truly at home and that you are in the world to extend your True Home into the world. For your True Home wishes to give itself to the world so that the world may find its Homecoming.
UPON THE HOUR REMEMBER THIS, and in your two deep meditations return home to Knowledge. Return home in the sanctuary of your inner temple. Here you experience your True Home and here it becomes more real to you. As it becomes more real to you, it abides with you more and more in your experience. You must experience your True Home while you are in the world.
PRACTICE 353: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
The Step begins: “in your two meditation practices enter your periods of silence with great reverence and devotion. These are your times of worship. You are truly going to church now.” I conclude at the top of the page: “Stillness is the time of worship.”
In the second paragraph, I write “H.S.” for Holy Spirit, an earlier name for Knowledge. I make an effort to map the relationships.
From the journal:
Monday, August 6, 2001
Housing Value is a reflection of community value – built up over time by continuous infrastructure and service development.
8:13 p.m. On the back porch. It is raining. As been hot and muggy. Not a day to do things.
10:15 p.m. Two hours gone. Where are they? Read AARP "My Generation" – shower – burrito – TV – Becker comedy – taping a show on technology. No conversation. Cooler outside now. Wanting a beer, but needing to meditate. Looking at the phone and thinking I'll never hear Sarah's voice again. Where did her anger come from? Why couldn't it be healed. A basketball bounces somewhere. Crickets – cars/trucks – other night noises. Its dark – moss shadows from the light. Lots of emails to answer – yet – no energy now.
Practice #2 – “I am a true student of Knowledge today”. I read the text. It is beautiful. I made a photocopy. Reclaiming relationships moves one/me toward my True Home in God.
Difficult thoughts this day; concern about my daughter; beautiful Step. I am comforted. May you be as well when comfort is needed. 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.