Congratulations, Me! You have finally made it through round one of The Steps To Knowledge, a year long daily meditation practice given by God, designed to guide you in rediscovering your divinely given compass, your internal GPS system that contains your ultimate destination. The Steps to Knowledge is not a book full of advice or answers; it is a program of study that calls you to investigate your life honestly, on all levels. (And the work continues.)
It was January of 2018 that I begun this first “year” of the Steps to Knowledge. As you can see, it has taken me a bit longer to get through it than intended. I have much room for improvement. I have stumbled, I have fallen, have been inconsistent about my practice. I have “fallen off the wagon” several times- some of these pauses in my practice have been as long as three to four months. I begin to feel beaten about by the waves when I am not consistent about my practice, and when I am consistent about my practice, I have difficulty being as productive as I feel I need to be. (Balance is a major theme for me in this lifetime.) Still working on this.
I have learned that momentum is so very important. As is forgiveness for myself for not doing a better job, so that I don’t ultimately get discouraged and quit, releasing my expectations about what I am doing or “supposed” to be accomplishing, and determination to keep getting back on the wagon, no matter what.
So I celebrate today, my Step 365: I am committed to learn to learn. I am committed to give what I am meant to give. I am committed because I am part of life. I am part of life because I am one with Knowledge.
As I understand it, there is momentum behind this blood moon in Aries, a great time to set intentions and ride the wave of forward movement that this full moon has to offer. So, today, I recommit myself to a fresh start on my Steps Practice. With renewed strength, focus, determination, I will begin my second round of The Steps to Knowledge this coming Wednesday.
Perhaps blogging about it will help me with accountability in my practice.