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 96 - God's Will is for me to be unburdened. (MP3) Entry for Step 95 - How can I possibly fulfill myself?
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Step 96 - God's Will is
for me to be unburdened. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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Will is for me to be unburdened." Step 96
FIRST STEP IN YOUR REDEMPTION and your empowerment is to unburden you from
things that are not necessary for your happiness, to unburden you from things
which cannot possibly satisfy you, to unburden you from things which only cause
you pain and to lift from your head the crown of thorns that you wear, which
represents your attempt at fulfillment in the world. A Greater Will exists
within you that wishes to express itself. When you experience this, you will
finally feel that you are known to yourself. You will finally experience true
happiness, for your life at last will be integrated. You must be unburdened to
make this discovery. Nothing of value will be taken from you. It is not God’s
intent to make you lonely and forlorn, but to give you the opportunity to
realize your true promise so that you may proceed with strength and true
ACCEPT THIS FIRST GREAT OFFER to unburden you from the hopeless conflicts that
you attempt to resolve, from meaningless pursuits which lead you nowhere, from
false promises of this world and from your own idealism which paints a picture
the world cannot possibly support. In simplicity and humility the greatness of
life will dawn upon you, and you will know that you have given away nothing for
something of the greatest value.
THE HOUR REPEAT THIS STATEMENT and think about it. Observe its meaning in terms
of your current circumstances. Observe its demonstration in the lives of people
all around you. Observe its reality in terms of your own existence, which you
are now learning to witness objectively.
YOUR TWO LONGER PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, attempt to concentrate on this idea and
apply it to your life specifically. Actively engage your mind and try to think
of the meaning of this statement in terms of your current ambitions, your
current plans, and so forth. Many things may be cast in doubt as you do this,
but realize that Knowledge is not affected by your schemes and plans or by your
hopes and disappointments. It is only awaiting the time when it can emerge
naturally within you, and you will be the first recipient of its great gifts.
96: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
What will it mean in your life to be unburdened? This will take some
time to figure out. Begin consideration of this idea today.
6:02 p.m. Home – burned out – lots to do at work –
no movie tonight. My goal is to leave the office by age 55 – that is two years.
Things won’t be in place. That could come sooner. I will complete S2K by July
1, 2000. At this moment I hardly need anything.
7:04 p.m. After meditation – suddenly very cold –
[PDC – is the work ever done? How can you tell?
Have I come here for work? →
no it is for the art
way or another, all souls on earth are working together. This shall become more
clear of necessity – still its lack of visibility does not make it an untrue
If you are watching the date, you’ll note that the day should be October
20, but is the 22nd. It seems I got things out of order in 1999.
second time x2 Step 95.This is for those who have completed Steps
once. Doing Steps with only the texts, messages and your life experience,
including what you may have studied and practiced is your journey. I’m showing
Step comments after the Step, so as not to influence you in advance. It is a
wilderness trek to be left to your own wits, but then you can also listen more
closely for guides, angels and teachers, always first saying: “I surround and
protect myself with the Love and the Grace of God.” Thankfully, I was taught
this practice in 1989.
P.S. If you’ve some interest due to this or other
Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge
and can begin it on the day that makes sense; then progress as needed. You can
use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps. They will remain in
order in the archives - one post per Step.
Often it takes 18 months to get through the Steps
once. For this blog, the pace is one-a-day, but it really makes no difference
how fast you do it, only that you begin, persist and repeat. Posts here provide
a trail that may let you have a virtual companion when and if you want one. One
may have to study alone, as I did in the beginning. There are other Steps
students blogging their experience and you might find a person more like you as
a companion, or use a number of such Steps journeys. There are options as well
through the Free School of the New Message.