Step Ninety-Nine

Angel wings over Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
A sign that the heavens wish peace for this war-torn country?

Step 99. I Will Not Blame The World Today.
Today practice not blaming the world, not judging its obvious errors and not claiming or giving responsibility to others for these errors as well. Look on the world silently. Allow your mind to be still.

Practice this upon the hour and view the world with your eyes open. In your two longer practice periods, also practice with eyes open looking upon the world. It does not matter what you look at, for it is all the same. Your concentration today will be to look without judgment, for this will develop your real faculties of mind.

Therefore, in your practice periods, practice looking with your eyes open, looking without judging. Look about your immediate environment. Look only upon things that are actually there. Do not engage in imagination. Do not let your thoughts wander to the past or to the future. Witness only what is there. As thoughts arise that are judgments, simply dismiss them without considering them, for today you are practicing seeing—seeing without judgment so that you may see what is actually there.

Practice 99:
 
Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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Here you will find pointers for getting started if this is your first encounter with this practice: Taking the Steps to Knowledge.

March 23, 2013 Round One: The world goes on whether I blame it or not, and since blaming and judging take a lot of energy and build a wall of negativity between myself and the world, it seems much more productive not to blame or judge, but just let things be. Often it turns out it is for the best anyway. It is very freeing just to see and not judge.

October 25, 2014 Round Two: I don’t seem to be able to do much better than the first time. I see the wisdom in not blaming the world, for the world can only do what it can do. I cannot fix the world or change it to suit my preferences, so there is no point in blaming it for anything. The world is not to blame anyway. It is up to each person living in the world to do their best to make it a better place. The more people who become aware of this, the better place the world will become. The world will become a miraculously changed place. And it will, because more and more people are awakening, the energy is building, the light is growing. This I truly believe, so there is no room for blame.

I opened Secrets of Heaven to p. 31 today, it says: "The world cannot heal its ills. It knows not of the remedy. Nor will the world be perfected until what is beyond becomes acceptable. For a perfected world is like the gate that opens of itself. As long as the world is sought as a place of isolation, it will be maintained in chaos to serve that purpose."

So indeed I will not blame the world today.

Comments

  1. Sometimes I pretend I am from another world visiting, observing the surroundings with the curiosity and intrigue that a visitor would have. It's fun. Maybe it's closer to the truth than we think.

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