Steps to KnowledgeThe Book of Inner Knowing

Step 329

I am free to love the world today.

ONLY THE FREE CAN LOVE THE WORLD, for only the free can give to the world. Only they can fully recognize the world’s need and their own contribution. Only the free can love the world because only they can see that the world has supported and served them to enable them to become free and to become contributors to the world. Because the world so yearns for your contribution, it has given itself to your preparation so that you may learn to be a contributor. It has fortified this through the truth that exists in the world and through the denial of truth that exists in the world.

IN ALL WAYS THE WORLD SERVES THE EMERGENCE OF KNOWLEDGE. Though the world contradicts Knowledge and seems to deny, to reject and to attack Knowledge, if seen from this perspective, you will realize that it actually serves Knowledge. How can anything compete with Knowledge? How can anything deny Knowledge? Anything that seems to deny Knowledge only calls for Knowledge and pleads for Knowledge to come. Those in confusion, in darkness and in despair yearn for relief and comfort. And though they do not understand the message of their own plight, those who are with Knowledge can perceive this and through Wisdom will learn how to serve these individuals, all individuals and the world as a whole.

TODAY UPON THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF that as you become free, you will be able to love the world. As you learn to love the world, you will be able to become free because you are in this world but not of this world. Because you are in this world, you are representing that which you have brought with you from your Ancient Home. How simple and clear this is with Knowledge, and yet how difficult it is to grasp when you are in your own imagination and are entertaining your own separate ideas. That is why you practice—so you may confirm that which is natural to you and step away from that which is unnatural to you.

IN YOUR DEEPER MEDITATION PRACTICES once again receive the freedom that comes to you in stillness and receptivity. A mind that is still is a mind that is unfettered and free. It will naturally expand itself, and within this expansion it will naturally express that which is most natural to it. Thus, in your deeper meditations you practice receiving, and in your hourly practices you practice giving. You are free to love the world today, and the world needs your freedom because it needs your love.

Practice 329: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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