THE WAY--The 9-Step Journey

Step 1
IN THE WORLD

    Chaos, conflict, seeking to gain and escape
    the Four Dual Basic Urges

Step 2
A MAJOR CHALLENGE FROM LIFE

    A big disappointment or loss, or a severe illness,
    or realization that something (or everything)
    is not as I thought and felt and believed it to be.

Step 3
SURRENDER

    Letting go, asking for guidance.

Step 4
GUIDANCE TO SELF-KNOWING

    Appears in the form of a teaching to know
    oneself, and if this is recognized, valued and
    applied, one begins to see one's conditioning,
    one's values, knowing what one is--and isn't.

Step 5
SELF-OBSERVATION

    A deeper practice of disidentifying from the
    mechanical self and watching, watching, watching,
    without judgment, condemnation, justification.

Step 6
INITIATION

    Only after the preparation of the first five steps does
    a real initiation appear, and an initiation is an
    invitation from Life to proceed. We don't always
    recognize initiation for what it really is, it is usually
    sent as a new challenge, usually contains a "shock"
    of some kind, and can throw us right back into the
    early steps, but this time we have tools. The essence
    of initiation is to find oneself in a school, or to realize
    that one has always been in a school, but now one
    knows it, can observe self and others.

Step 7
DEDICATION

    Making a new purpose, reevaluating, accepting
    the School, appreciating its value, making up the
    mind to be a student rather than a victim.

Step 8
ACTUALIZATION

    After some time living and re-living the first seven
    steps, one changes thoroughly, transforms. The self
    we once were is dead, a new one has emerged. With
    this come new talents, evidence of Wisdom.

Step 9
SERVICE

    The New Self realizes its purpose is to serve Life.

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