Saturday, September 10, 2016
The gift of Knowledge is given me today. Continuation Training Step 2
The gift of Knowledge is given me today. CT Step 2 (MP3)
The gift of Knowledge is given you today. Abide in its stillness. Receive its certainty. Share in its total commitment to life. Rejoice in the reprieve that it gives you from the conflicts and the horrors of the world.
In your one long practice today, practice stillness. Simply receive this stillness, this gift, this reprieve, the luxury of peace where no problems have to be solved and nothing has to be contemplated or corrected. Do not see this as an effort, but as a gift.
During your time of practice, find a comfortable place to sit. Uncross your arms and your legs. Give this practice your total attention, not letting your mind wander to other things. For the gift is given you today. Upon each hour stop and experience the presence of Knowledge, the stillness of Knowledge and receive the counsel of Knowledge if it is needed.
During the day as well consider what today's lesson is really telling you. Let yourself not be caught up in the frantic pursuits of the world, but carry out your worldly responsibilities with a greater discernment and sense of presence. It is not up to you to determine whether things are good or bad, right or wrong but instead to follow The Way of Knowledge, for in this you will become a force of good in the world, and it will teach you all that you need to know.
Practice 2: One 30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Feather on the path Dickey Ridge Trail, Shenandoah National Park. July 24, 2014. I took a picture, but did not take the feather. Most likely from a protected bird, it is against the law to have such items, regardless of where they were obtained. Found Feathers and the Feather Atlas
Chapter 2: The Origin of The Messenger
Note: If you’ve some interest, but this is the first time you’ve seen 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. Begin at the beginning.
If you do know about Steps, but have not done Steps twice completely, read the related materials, and have a sense of the direction of this study, you won’t get the experience. The Introduction begins:
“This is the Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training. It is designed to build upon the Steps that were learned in Steps to Knowledge to enable you to experience the grace, the power and the direction of Knowledge in your life and to become an expression of Knowledge in everything that you do. If you have completed the book, Steps to Knowledge, twice through and have followed the instructions as they were given without altering the curriculum in any way, then you are now ready to begin this more advanced study”.
If you are an independent student, that is certainly an option. 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.