Tuesday, September 29, 2015

x2 Step 272 - My Teachers will guide me as I proceed. – Journal – Step 271

Today:  Step 272 - My Teachers will guide me as I proceed. (MP3)

My Teachers will guide me as I proceed. Step 272

YOU WILL REQUIRE TEACHERS TO GUIDE YOU as you proceed on the path to Knowledge, for you will be venturing far beyond your own concepts and assumptions. You will be engaged in a life that you have not yet comprehended. You will be accessing power and resources that you have not yet fully recognized. You will be venturing deeper into life, beyond human assumptions, beyond human beliefs and beyond human conventions. This will require very strong guidance for you, both from Knowledge and from your primary relationships. Your Inner Teachers represent your most primary relationships, for these relationships are completely based upon Knowledge, and they are given to you to cultivate Knowledge safely and completely.

THEREFORE, ACCEPT YOUR LIMITATIONS AS A STUDENT of Knowledge so that you may proceed with the assistance that will be required. Be grateful that such great assistance can be given to you and that it can permeate any circumstance because it is invisible to your eyes. Be grateful that you can experience it in any circumstance and that you can receive the counsel of your Teachers at those junctures in life where it is called for.

AFFIRM THE PRESENCE OF YOUR TEACHERS TODAY so that you may have great courage and enthusiasm in your support of the emergence of Knowledge. Upon the hour remind yourself that your Teachers are with you. In your two deeper practice periods, enter into stillness and silence with them so that they may render their presence and their counsel to you if needed. Accept your studenthood so that you may learn to give to the world.

PRACTICE 272: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

7:05 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001 – The Regional Water Supply gets presented tonight – Local isolates, Regional integrates. Local is always bounded – regional is not. Bounding focuses the integration effort – the "New Integration”

If you want a service, you need to be a market –<create a parade and the leaders will get in front of it >  5/26/01
– Privacy by design –

I've had many experiences in this life. Whether or not I've learned – well – “slow learner here"

8:05 a.m. What's wrong with this picture? It's picture.

I need to send Sarah money weekly. I've sent money to David thinking he'd get out on his own. Sarah just needs support. $25 a week for the rest of my life…that won't hurt – until I have to stop.

11:09 p.m. Local Government Forum – Water Supply Presentation less effective – PC projector didn’t work. … The meeting went poorly – but the reception was good.

I'm still angry…but – the unburdening was needed and I'm still advancing projects.

Life goes on… I really needed a break from the PDC and got it. Steve was working late… he'll be doing more of that. I'll build my constituency.
from GCW II – CH-34 – Walking the Way of K

p. 415 "… intelligence itself creates a great and oppressive burden upon the individual".

My intelligence is not that great, but it is a burden. It is enough to envision perfection and – by failing that, always making the unhappy – always missing the mark. There are small successes in intelligence – yet the big when is never scored.

What I am doing… is beyond my intelligence. RI – regions work – is a mission beyond sense. I don't know how I got it. I'm afraid another will use it…but I'd be happy to have another who gets it.

Intelligence causes the pain, but spirituality comforts it –

1. Have individuality accentuated & validated – more unique, important, special
2. Deeper desire for union, cooperation, community, affinity, shared purpose & shared accomplishment

 [text of above photo – can’t do actual arrows in text]
Really they are
1. Is desire for greater separation
2. Is desire for union

Yet the deeper part of you is looking for a place to Give

Not looking to acquire more of what drives everyone in the world mad

The Steps are getting more serious. This one is about responsibility. We’ve been here before, but the last time the answer was incomplete. Wisdom II tells us: "… intelligence itself creates a great and oppressive burden upon the individual", so reconcile that with our lives dedicated to become educated! OK – let us continue – there’s more to integrate.


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.

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