Tuesday, December 1, 2015

x2 Step 335 - The fire of Knowledge is with me every day. – Journal – Step 334

Today:  Step 335 - The fire of Knowledge is with me every day. (MP3)

The fire of Knowledge is with me every day. Step 335

WHEREVER YOU GO, WHATEVER YOU DO, the fire of Knowledge is burning within you. Feel it burning. Upon the hour feel it burning. Regardless of what you see and what you think, feel the fire of Knowledge burning. This is the presence of Knowledge that you will feel within yourself as you feel the presence of the Teachers all around you. The fire of Knowledge is burning and as you experience this, it will consume all that holds you back—all that haunts and oppresses you, all sense of unworthiness and guilt and all pain and conflict. As these things are consumed, they will no longer cast their influence upon your life, and your life will naturally become more uniform and harmonious.

TODAY YOU TAKE A MAJOR STEP IN THIS DIRECTION by remembering and experiencing the fire of Knowledge upon the hour. In your two deeper practice periods re-enter the fire of Knowledge in the sanctuary of Knowledge. Remember that this fire will comfort you and release you. It will not burn you but will only warm your soul. It will give you comfort and reassurance. It will give you confirmation of the meaning and the purpose of your life and of the greatness that you carry within you.

DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR PRACTICE TODAY, but realize its total benefit to you. Nothing you can see in the world can possibly give you the certainty, the power, the peace and the sense of inclusion that the fire of Knowledge can bestow. Nothing can remind you of your total inclusion in life more than the presence of your Teachers who abide with you. Therefore, you have the experience that you need already, and from this experience you will learn in time to extend it to all your relationships—with others, with the world and with the Greater Community of Worlds in which you live.

PRACTICE 335: Two 30-minute practice periods.
Hourly practice.

Picture credit:  Flame on Fire by Sharx  I’ve been using this image since December 29, 2013. There were many to consider. This was, for me, the best.

Can Teachers be with you every day? My page note: “I have consistently gotten ideas & inspiration.” How can I say that? Well, I’d kept a journal for over 20 years at this point and had recorded my “ideas & inspirations” throughout this period.

When writing something, it was just what I was thinking at the time. Generally it was later when I went back to review my journal that I recognized higher thoughts that didn’t even seem to come from me.

Of course, this is why journaling is recommended, as well as being prepared to capture thoughts when they occur on the fly. Write it down on an index card, send yourself a text message or email, record the idea on a smart phone or tape recorder. Put it in your journal later.

From the journal:

8:35 a.m. July 19, 2001 – Thursday. "The presence of my Teachers is with me every day". So…we go forward to do the work.

2:19 p.m. After GIS meeting where the focus was on GIS project management as a teaching need in the GIS certificate program.

I've not been a project manager as much as a project instigator –
– Why don't we have this glue project – the needed projects/the gap/that isn't being filled.

11:26 p.m. Just talked to Sarah. She’s in detox. I told her she should consider adopting out the baby. She didn't want to hear that… I Knew she didn't want to hear that. She wants to be back in her trailer.

The Teachers may be present, yet life remains a lot of work. Let us listen, record and 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.

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