|The presence of love is with me now. Step 339|
Saturday, December 5, 2015
x2 Step 339 - The presence of love is with me now. – Journal – Step 338
Today: Step 339 - The presence of love is with me now. (MP3)
THE PRESENCE OF LOVE IS WITH YOU, within the fire of Knowledge within you. As exemplified by the presence of your Teachers, this presence permeates all things in the world. It is the context in which the world exists. It is still; therefore, it abides with everything. Can you who perceive the world perceive this abiding presence? Can you who act in the world see the effect of this presence within the world? If this presence were not in the world, the world would have destroyed itself long ago and there would be no hope for your salvation. There would be no hope for true community and for all the things that human beings are capable of in their temporary life here. All things of true value would not emanate, for the darkness of imagination and the darkness of fear would cover the world permanently and all would live in complete darkness. Without the presence of love in the world, this would be the case. Your life here would be sealed in darkness, and you would never be able to escape.
THAT IS WHY YOUR LIFE IN THE WORLD IS TEMPORARY. It could not be permanent, for you are born of the light, to which you will return. How could you live in darkness permanently when you are born of the light, to which you will return? You have been sent into the world to bring the light into the world, not to confirm the world’s darkness. God’s Will is that you bring the light into the world, not that you be banished to the world in darkness. You are here to bring the light into the world.
YOU WHO ARE A STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE ARE NOW LEARNING step by step to receive the light of Knowledge and the fire of Knowledge. As you experience this within yourself, you will see the fire of Knowledge burning in the world, for this is the presence of love. This is God within the world. What God does in the world God will do through you, but God’s presence in the world activates Knowledge in all minds and calls to all minds to awaken. This substantiates, confirms and strengthens the emergence of Knowledge wherever it is occurring.
GOD’S PRESENCE IS PERMANENT. The world itself is temporary. The physical universe is temporary. God’s presence is permanent. Can you then see what is great and what is small? Can you then see that which gives and that which must learn to receive? Can you then realize the importance of your preparation? Can you then realize the importance of your service in the world?
UPON THE HOUR BE ATTENTIVE and experience the presence of love in the world. If you are attentive, you will experience this. In your deeper meditation practices experience the presence of love within yourself, which is the fire of Knowledge. Remember as you look upon this, within your world and within yourself, that from the stillness of this presence emanate all good works, all important ideas and the motivation for all important activities. This is what drives humanity and even the Greater Community of Worlds towards Knowledge and, with Knowledge, towards becoming one community.
PRACTICE 339: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice
From the journal: Step 338 - Today I will be attentive.
Monday, July 23, 2001 Two Rivers (Wisconsin)
8:03 a.m. Is the body inherently unmanageable? Can every mind be trained to self-manage in a complex environment of choice and deprivation?
Alone with teachers or isolated in imaginings?
[How can it be revealed as simple? 8/4/01]
8:39 a.m. Completed practice #1 "Today I will be attentive”. The world is learning to make better decisions and to rethink the old decisions made with limited or gapped Knowledge. [Simple made complex by imagination – fear?] 8/4/01
These Steps are getting deeper and deeper. What we think in a day can’t adequately be recorded in the journal, but a few crumbs help remind us of progress in the journey. Let us 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.