Monday, December 14, 2015
x2 Step 348 - Today I will witness the world unfolding. – Journal – Step 348
Today: Step 348 - Today I will witness the world unfolding. (MP3)
WITHOUT YOUR FEARFUL SPECULATION, without your anxious reaction to fearful appearances and without your ambitions and denials, you may see the world unfolding today. Your eyes will see this, your ears will hear it, your skin will sense it and you will feel it with your entire physical and mental being. You will know this because your being knows while your mind thinks and your body acts. Thus it is that the power of Knowledge is the power of being, of which you are a part.
IT IS WITH THIS POWER that you can observe the world unfolding, for the world has a being, a mind and a body. Its being knows, its mind thinks and its body acts. Nature is its body. Your collective thinking is its mind. Knowledge is its being. Thus, as you begin to realize Knowledge within your life, you will realize Knowledge within the world. As you see Knowledge cleansing and purifying your mind, you will see Knowledge cleansing and purifying all minds in your world. As you see Knowledge guiding you into effective action, you will see Knowledge in the world guiding others into effective action. Thus, as you learn to have compassion towards yourself, you will learn to have compassion towards the world. As you witness your own unfoldment, you will witness the world’s unfoldment.
TODAY UPON THE HOUR REPEAT THIS IDEA and bear witness to the unfoldment of the world. In your two longer practice periods today, with your eyes open, gaze upon the world around you. Spend these times alone, gazing upon the world around you. Look without judgment. Feel the world unfolding. You need not try to feel this. You will feel it because it is natural. Without obstruction or intervention on your part, this experience will be ever present and available to you. Feel the world unfolding, for it will confirm all that you are learning now, and all that you are learning now will serve the world in its unfoldment.
PRACTICE 348: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
From the journal: Step 347 - I allow my life to unfold today.
4:06 a.m. August 1, 2001 – Awakened by the A.C. – thinking then of the DSB data sorts – it went well. Then – the needs of David and Sarah – that their Knowledge may emerge for their benefit and the world’s. Mine too needs to be strengthened.
8:25 a.m. Completed 2nd practice. "I allow my life to unfold today". My inner and outer lives are unfolding.
The outer seems to have unraveled – I'm still waiting for the full path to emerge. Cooperation as the goal – is it necessary to fight for cooperation?
11:40 a.m. –
4:06 p.m. – My life is unfolding. Today – the UU newsletter – I feel comfortable there. [Universalist Unitarian church]
Instead of life unfolding, my sense is that it: “seems to have unraveled”. Many questions: “is it necessary to fight for cooperation?” No choice but to 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.