|My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. Step 344|
Thursday, December 10, 2015
x2 Step 344 - My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. – Journal – Step 343
Today: Step 344 - My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. (MP3)
KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR GIFT TO THE WORLD, but first you must become a vehicle for it to express itself. You must accept it, receive it, learn from it and give what it gives you to give. You must open yourself so that it may naturally shine upon the world through you. From your Knowledge will come everything—all meaningful activities, all important contributions, all important thoughts, all meaningful expressions of emotion and all motivation to reassure, to comfort, to love, to heal, to join and to liberate others. This simply means that the real you is finally expressing itself. This is your gift to the world.
UPON THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS and feel the fire of Knowledge burning within you. Feel yourself as a vehicle for carrying Knowledge in the world. Be glad that you do not need to torment yourself by trying to figure out how you will give Knowledge, how Knowledge will give itself and what will happen as a result. You simply follow the steps. As you have seen thus far, the steps require that you develop your mental abilities and apply them appropriately. They require that you be mentally present. They require that you balance and harmonize your life. Even this far in your preparation, you are realizing that you know many things about your life that you have not yet accepted or implemented. Knowledge has been with you all along and even now in your beginning preparation, as you advance with others who are advancing with you, the power and the efficacy of Knowledge is becoming ever more real to you. This is your gift to the world.
IN YOUR TWO LONGER PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, in stillness and receptivity, practice receiving the power of Knowledge so that it may grow within you and so that you may have a greater and greater experience of it as you venture out into the world. These longer practice periods are so vital for your preparation, for they increase your capacity, they increase your comprehension, they increase your experience and they make it ever easier for you to experience Knowledge while you are in the world. For your Knowledge is your gift to the world, and your Knowledge is your gift to yourself.
PRACTICE 344: Two 30-minute practice periods.
Picture: This is at the completion of the Mandela made for the 2015 Parliament of Religions. It is the work of many. An earlier picture was used for Step 325.
From the journal: Step 343 - Today I will honor the source of my preparation.
July 28, 2001 Saturday
10:15 p.m. Where am I? Greenfield, Indiana on US I-70 west of Indianapolis. Two more days of vacation – Sunday/Monday. S2K – Greater Community Spirituality. I could give myself 100% to RC – regional cooperation – the most important thing on the planet for future cooperation.
All I read in GCS supports what has emerged in me and continues to do so. I wonder about dead time – it seems thoughtless.
The drive through Chicago was insane. There seems no alternative to our world of motors and wheels. Velcro trains of six cars pulled by a tractor. That's what it looks like to me.
Should I be doing more now? I can't help it David or Sarah it seems. That is so sad. Their children give them meaning, yet they are not equipped to be parents. My judgment I suppose.
> Regions are based on the way land was organized for settlement.
10:38 p.m. Reading GCS – 1st time since 1998. I could/should call David and Sarah…but I don't want that pain.
Journaling can be therapeutic and a place to complain, as well as reflect. The honoring in this case is the continuation of study. 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.