Wednesday, December 16, 2015
x2 Step 350 – Review - View your life unfolding. This is preparing you for the future… – Journal – Step 349
Today: Step 350 – Review - View your life unfolding. This is preparing you for the future… (MP3)
ONCE AGAIN REVIEW THE PAST TWO WEEKS of your training, reading each lesson and reviewing each day of practice. Once again develop your ability to be objective. Once again recognize the overall movement of your life—the slow but very important and substantive changes that are occurring within your values, within your engagements with others, within your activities and, most importantly, within your entire sense of yourself.
KEEP IN MIND THAT IMPORTANT CHANGE is gradual and often goes unnoticed until its results become evident. Realize that minor or insignificant change often involves great emotional upheavals where people think that something tremendous has just happened. The greater change is deeper and changes everything. Small, incremental change affects your point of view immediately, but its overall effect is not that lasting. The only exception to this is when your Teachers intervene into your personal sphere to demonstrate their presence or to deliver a message of potency that you absolutely require at that moment. These interventions are rare but can occur on occasion when it is required for your own behalf.
THEREFORE, VIEW THE OVERALL MOVEMENT OF YOUR LIFE. View your life unfolding. This is preparing you for the future, for this program is preparing you for the future. Everything that is taught here you must utilize and reinforce, and you must practice both within the scope of this preparation and far beyond it as well. In your longer practice period today, become a wise observer of your own development. Recognize where your practice needs to be strengthened. Realize that this emanates from your Knowledge. Follow this to the very best of your ability as we now approach the final lessons in this stage of Steps to Knowledge.
PRACTICE 350: One long practice period.
From the journal:
8:15 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2001
I am here to work. My being serves the truth. Thus I am free. Personally, I am not in physical pain now. My relationships are source of discomfort. I fear for my children's lives because of their situations and their own Knowledge/submersion of Knowledge that got them there. In terms of work and contribution – I have an open track and clear goals. It is a challenge except. Where is my joy?
→ Built environment integrators – what planners are now.
→ Housing sprawl is driven by employment sprawl. People will give 45 minutes to an hour to the job trip.
– We de facto plan for cars and hate schoolchildren. [Suburban communities want each new home to pay the costs of any school children it might generate that require service expenditures. This is part of the reason housing costs are are so high.]
Where am I? Step 349 – "I am happy that I can finally serve the truth". The reality is that my relationships are not serving me so I can serve the truth. They take my energy, get me angry – deny my truth.
Challenges and progress. 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.