An Antidote For Obsession – 2014 Encampment Day 2

Step165-shoe-tying_wide. An antidote for obsessionI believe you have met people demonstrating a certain obsession with their religion or ideology. My grandparents would describe such a person as being “so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.” They never told me that to my face, but I think they may have thought it once or twice.

An antidote for obsession

I share this with you to share that I take great comfort in the teachings of The New Message from God which emphasize well-being. I have already written about the teaching “Building the Four Pillars of Your Life.”

Four-Pillars-Bunkhouse-Table An antidote for obsession

This teaching offers an antidote for obsession. On the second day of the 2014 Encampment, a gentleman expressed appreciation for this image. He also expressed a desire to meet the person whose four pillars of health, relationships, work/providership, and spirituality were as strong and balanced as this image suggests. I want to be that person, but it may take a bit of work.

Step 165 “My duties are small. My mission is great.” of Steps to Knowledge considers the activities for maintaining one’s well-being as part of the price of admission for engaging with one’s greater mission. Step 165 offers an antidote for obsession.

“Your duties in the world are small. They are meant to secure provisions which you need physically and to maintain those alliances with others that are beneficial for your well-being and for their well-being as well. These duties are important, but your mission is greater. Do not undermine your ability to receive your mission by being in failure concerning your duties. This is only a form of self-avoidance. Carry out your duties specifically this day regarding your employment and your engagement with others. Do not confuse this with your mission, which is something far greater that you are only now beginning to receive and to experience. Thus, your duties will provide a foundation for you as you undertake the preparation for the reclamation and the contribution of Knowledge.”

I share this with you because on the night of the second day of the 2014 Encampment, I had a dream. In this dream, I was driving north from downtown Dallas on Stemmons Freeway (I-35E). I have driven on this stretch of highway many times in the years I lived in the Dallas area. I was pulled over by a policeman in my dream for driving too fast, and driving unsafely. That was the end of my dream. As I pondered over the significance, I got the idea that I needed to work on my preparation. I needed to take the next step in Steps to Knowledge. I needed to work on building up the weakest of my Four Pillars. I needed to follow the next prompt or restraint of Knowledge. I needed to write the next blog post. I needed to take an antidote for obsession.

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