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 162 - I will not be afraid today. Entry for Step 161 - Review
TODAY LET NOT FEAR OVERTAKE YOUR MIND. Let not the
habit of negative imagination capture your attention and emotions. Be involved
with life as it truly is, which you may perceive without condemnation. Fear is
like a disease that comes and takes you over. But you need not give in to fear
because your source and your roots are deeply planted in Knowledge, and you are now
becoming stronger in Knowledge.
REMIND YOURSELF UPON THE HOUR not to let fear
overtake you. When you begin to feel its effects, in whatever manner that it
exerts its influence upon you, withdraw from it and claim your allegiance to Knowledge.
Give your confidence to Knowledge. In your two deeper practice periods today,
give yourself to Knowledge. Give your mind and your heart so that you may be
strengthened in that certainty where fear can never enter. Your fearlessness in
the future must not be born of pretense, but born of your certainty in
Knowledge. In this way, you will be a refuge of peace and a source of wealth
for others. This is what you are meant to be. This is why you have come into
PRACTICE 162: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
A.M. Have been up for 30 minutes. … I seek my own dimension so that I can
A.M. To bridge – the spiritual & the physical – to cross/close/connect
across the gap – that is “power.” It is these powerful/organizing ideas that I
wish to bring from my mind where they are received and move them into the
The need is to bridge gaps. Where ever there is a boundary, a bridge is needed.
Compared to roads, bridges have higher maintenance costs, not to mention
My work in the world is unique. I
cannot do it alone. I’m not even sure exactly what it is. It has to do with the
planet being seen as “local.” It is an organizational concept. Local = whole.
All politics is local; All politics is whole. Boundaries demarcate segments
which are internally whole.
The Earth is the greatest local whole
we can know.
As inhabitants we can no longer ignore
or try to kill off other populations, other cultures. Communication exists and
we are not ignorant that there are others. We must respect the lives of others,
even as we want to uplift them, make them citizens of the universe.
Earth spell suggests that it can’t be
done easily. GCW – suggests it isn’t any single person’s responsibility to
bridge this gap. In fact, it looks like the universal student/teacher path. If,
as spirits, one can be in the world, but not of the world, then we’ve learned
enough to move on to the next level.
p.m. … I couldn’t get out to hike, so going out for milk just now I went to the
path – walked into the dark forest – hundreds of bright stars, no moonlight yet
– and offered blessings in the seven directions – honored the Christ Spirit and
our work to bridge the gap between the Spirit world and physical world.
p.m. – Doing the long review late.
The world blesses me as I receive.
I will not be concerned about myself today.
I am not alone in the universe.
I am rich so I can give.
The poor cannot give. I am not poor.
The world is poor, but I am not.
A.M. December 26, completing the review. This was a powerful week. It
considered giving just as the Christmas season come to a peak. I’m sitting here
in wealth and luxury. My soul desires to help others. Though simple, my life
has not come easy. The uneasy part was created by me – but those
disappointments led me to search. I am comfortable with my life – and will
offer my knowledge on regions to the world.
→ The/Whole Earth
→ Organizing by
Wholes – Local/Regional
→ Geographic –
Planetary Local/regional wholes
Earth Guide to Local/Regional Wholes
Earth Guide to Local/Regional Wholes –
earth is whole.
earth is one local planet.
region is part of the whole.
→ Declare not victory,
if you got this far, thanks. This illustrates one problem encountered in
reviews – that of not finishing it on the appointed day. My solution was and
remains – finish it on the next day and/or whenever possible.
I go forward through the Steps I’m dealing with my life, the spiritual ideas
and teachings I’ve had to this point, as well as my own notion of my work in
the world. Doing what we are meant to do is a goal for many. Happiness in life
is having meaning, purpose and direction according to Greater Community
Spirituality, the name by which the teaching is known at this time. Other names
will be added, but this name is true and carries an important message.
have to be discussed in a different venue. For the moment we are just trying to
get though the Steps for the first time.