This is a spiritual practice. It has been given to Humanity so it might be able to respond to the growing planetary necessity for Human Unity and Cooperation. We are encouraged to undertake Steps to Knowledge. This site is a simple aid to introduce people to this practice. There is much more to learn for anyone who becomes a student. As a Steps student since June 27, 1999, I am a witness for its benefit. Tom Christoffel
Step 93 - I am sent here for a purpose. Entry for Step 92 - There is a role for me to play in the world.
YOU ARE SENT TO THE WORLD FOR A PURPOSE, to contribute your gifts which will emanate from Knowledge. You have come here for a purpose, to remember your True Home while you are in the world. The great purpose that you carry is with you at this moment, and it will arise in stages as you undergo the preparation that we are providing for you. This purpose is greater than all the purposes you have imagined for yourself. It is greater than all the purposes you have attempted to live for yourself. It does not need your imagination or your creations, for it will fulfill itself through you and will integrate you perfectly as it does so. There is a purpose for you to fulfill in the world. You are now preparing step by step to experience and to learn to accept this so that it may yield its great gifts to you.
IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS, affirm the reality of thisstatement. In stillness and receptivity, allow your mind to settle into its true function. Allow yourself to be a student, which means allowing yourself to be receptive and responsible for utilizing that which is provided for you. Let this day be an affirmation of your true life in the world, not the life that you have made for yourself.
October 17, 1999 ... 6:30 p.m. At Su-Ne for meditation II.
6:49 p.m. 19 minutes in the meditation
to connect to connect to the stillness. The image - a great wide road I am
heading down - straight and wide - my purpose. Last night leaving the woods - a
globe - all the regional boundaries outlined. - A simpler U.S. Map - global
Su-Ne is another meditative place on the Dickey Ridge Trail. It is good to have several places for practice. People who might be in a city with few options, could use any place where there would be as little outside noise distraction as possible.