|My Teachers hold the memory of my Ancient Home for me. Step 273|
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
x2 Step 273 - My Teachers hold the memory of my Ancient Home for me. – Journal – Step 272
Today: Step 273 - My Teachers hold the memory of my Ancient Home for me. (MP3)
YOUR TEACHERS REPRESENT YOUR SPIRITUAL FAMILY that are beyond the world. They hold the memory of your origin and your destiny for you, which you must learn to realize through your experience in the world. They have traveled the ways of the world. They know of its opportunities and its difficulties. They know of the possible errors that you can commit, and they are aware of the errors you have committed already. They are fully prepared to guide you. They have the Wisdom and the accomplishment to do so.
THEREFORE, DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THEIR VALUE to you and always remember that they are present in your life to initiate you into Knowledge. They wish for you to become strong in Knowledge, eventually as strong as they have become. Thus, they serve your greatest need and purpose, and you must follow them, receive them and honor their presence, as a student honors a teacher. This will allow you to receive their gifts completely and will free you from any false associations you may make with them. This is a very responsible relationship, and you will mature within it.
ACCEPT, THEN, THE PRESENCE OF YOUR TEACHERS. Accept it upon the hour as you remind yourself that they are with you, and accept it in your two deeper meditation practices as you open yourself to receive them. This is a great opportunity for Knowledge. Your Teachers will initiate you into Knowledge, for they can only be known. Your images or concepts regarding them are relatively meaningless, except in that they might limit your approach. You must experience your Teachers’ essence, which is their presence, to fully know them. And you will find out from this experience, as it develops, that this is how you can experience life as a whole.
THOUGH YOUR SENSES WILL PERCEIVE the form of things, your heart will experience the essence of things, and this is how things will become known. Once they are known, you will realize how you are to participate with them. Thus, all your faculties of mind will be utilized for one great purpose, for Knowledge will utilize all your faculties and the faculties of the world for the redemption of the world, which is the redemption of Knowledge within the world.
PRACTICE 273: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
From the journal: Step 272 - My Teachers will guide me as I proceed.
12:15 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2001 –
→ The NSV is a place to give – that is a reason to be here. I have other reasons to give – David, Sarah, their kids –
The GCW of K does not promise love, money, fame, immunity from the world.
It offers Wisdom, K, relationship, community, purpose, accomplishment, – courage, consistency, self-trust, inner certainty, inclusion in life
– it will not add to my self-importance, compensate for self-doubt or self-hate, not a substitute for an inadequate or incomplete life, not a Band-Aid for inner conflict
– The promise of GCW is the inevitable – "inevitable because of what you will learn to value and because your true motives in life will become stronger and eventually will prevail over all other motives and incentives that you may have created for yourself or that you may have assimilated…” [Wisdom II – CH 34]
12:30 a.m. Spirituality comes forward to balance my intellect.
8:15 p.m. Regional cooperation is intentional – two or more intentionally cooperating across a boundary – such cooperation is a display of regional intelligence. The boundary is there because separation was intended.
→ End of the day…at work – I sent out the … Longerbeam letters for the June 14 Regional Water Supply meeting. Copied and mailed things myself – …
→ Working on living towns – and in the Valley Vision –
→ Gave the RI spiel to Mike F…. He really liked it. Most people do get RI – which is what encourages me to go on. I wish I'd tape the talk – but I'll do that later.
Capacity building – I'm building my own capacity – w S2K.
I see so many, many people – all going somewhere – all with dreams, goals, knowledge.
My mundane work…it stimulates growth –
8:33 p.m. – About investment. What do I think? With my pattern recognition skills I ought to be able to do stocks and invest.
What do I want? I want my investments to grow superfast because I didn't do better earlier – e.g. get help.
What do I know? I can do all stocks – or I can seek help. Do I have the courage to be contrarian? Not so far.
p. 428 W from the GC-II – "Idealism of any kind stands in the way of the reclamation of Knowledge. It is a choice for belief over experience, for ideas over relationships, for self-importance over truth,"
Idealism→ vrs Knowledge
Belief over→ Experience
Ideas over→ Relationships
→ Once upon a time I had in idealism about the world?
my belief in regional cooperation and my ideas about planning
– have been tempered by my experience and the relationships of the NSV – so – now I have
– the Fast Company business ideas – motivations did not work. People expected the PDC to be government – at least the employees did.
My experience with … – is to respect her power. I feel betrayed by her…she sucks away too many resources. It is wrong – it is cheating –
> Even if I'd done it right with … – I not have come to RI – nor have the time to advance my thinking.
> I Know the experiences were prologue and I Know I've saved most relationships and have been able to build. Idealism says I was damaged, Knowledge says it was an burdening.
> There was loss, there was change, there was grief, there was attack, I did have enemies – and I did have friends.
Learning from one’s experience, through the perspective of Knowledge, is frustrating and freeing. Frustrating first.
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