|I am in the world to express my Self. Step 357|
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
x2 Step 357 - I am in the world to express my Self. – Journal – Step 356
Today: Step 357 - I am in the world to express my Self. (MP3)
EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER SAID and everything you have ever done has been an attempt to express your Self. Your dilemma in the past is that you have attempted to express a self that is not your Self. This temporary self, this personal self, has been used as a substitute for your True Self, though it is only meant to be an intermediary between your True Self and the world. Because it has been used as a substitute, its own inherent confusion and lack of foundation have disabled your communication and expression. Therefore, you have not found the source of your expression or the best vehicle for your expression.
THAT YOUR TRUE SELF WISHES TO EXPRESS ITSELF is evident in all of your past activities if you will understand them objectively. Everything you have ever said to anyone contains a seed of true expression. Everything you have ever done or attempted to demonstrate contains the seed of true demonstration and expression. You need only purify your expression to have it be complete and truly representative of your nature and, therefore, truly satisfying to you.
BECAUSE YOU ARE HERE TO EXPRESS YOUR SELF, you must also learn how to express your Self, how your true expressions will affect others and how this effect can be utilized appropriately, for your wellbeing and their well-being as well. Here you learn what you wish to express and how to express it. And you also learn to realize its impact upon the world. This requires the cultivation of Knowledge within you, the cultivation of your personal abilities and the transformation of your personal self from being a substitute for Knowledge to being an intermediary for Knowledge. As an intermediary, your personal self must be developed and activated properly. Here it serves a Greater Self within you, as your Greater Self serves the Great Self of the Universe. Here everything finds its rightful place and its uniform expression.
REMIND YOURSELF UPON THE HOUR that you wish to express your Self and in your deeper meditation experiences, where you come in stillness and devotion, allow your True Self to express itself to you. Beyond words and beyond actions, your True Self will express itself and you will know its expression. You will know that you wish to receive its expression and to extend its expression into the world. The world is the place where you have come to express your Self because the world is the place where you wish to be at home.
PRACTICE 357: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
From the journal: Step 356 - I will find my Self today.
August 10, 2001
10 p.m. – On the porch… Preparing for practice #2. It has been quite a day for the Shenandoah Valley – The morning Winchester – Frederick County meeting and then Warren County BOS meeting. Clayton W… and I made a good team.
Tonight Cindy and I went for a walk and had dinner at Riley's – Quality Inn. I suggested we plan for a trip to England – the fare I got from US air was cheaper than going to Boulder. She started out negative – but I called her on that.
David called. An attorney has taken its case on contingency. He's in school for paramedic training. I said he had to learn for himself and for Lane so he doesn't reject the help of teachers the way David did. Lane is likely to have the same issues. I told David how he can see that people were only trying to help. He needs to understand why he rejected that. Why did he let people tease/or make him feel funny about the other help? They hurt him then, and letting them do so continues to hurt him because he didn't open himself to learning.
→ Tomorrow ARC view tutorial – let me see how that goes.
Finding oneself is a great goal in life. Working on that in the mundane aspects of my life. We continue.
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