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 179 - Today I will thank the world for teaching me what is true. (MP3) Entry for Step 178 - I will remember those who have given to me today.
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Step 179 - Today I will
thank the world for teaching me what is true. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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“Today I will thank the
world for teaching me what is true.” Step 179
THE WORLD IN ITS GRANDEUR AND IN ITS FOLLY teaches
you what to value and to recognize what is true. Contrast must be evident in
learning for you to make these distinctions. To distinguish what is true from
what is false and what is meaningful from what is meaningless, you must have
contrast in learning. You must taste the meaningless to find out its true
nature and content, and you must taste the meaningful to find out its true
nature and content. The world continuously provides you the opportunity to do
AT THIS TIME YOUR NEED IS TO TASTE THE TRUE
INCREASINGLY, and that is why we emphasize this in your daily practice now. You
have already indulged yourself in the false so sufficiently that it has dominated
your mind and attention. Now we feed you the true, but you must also learn to
benefit from what the false has given you. Then you will need to investigate
the false no more. The false has already presented itself to you. Now you are
learning to recognize its presentation and to utilize what benefit it can offer
you. The only benefit the false can offer you is to learn to recognize its lack
of substance so that you may desire to know what is true and have greater
capacity to receive it.
THUS, THANK THE WORLD TODAY FOR SUPPORTING YOU, for
its grandeur and for its folly, for its moments of inspiration and for its great
display of illusion. The world you see so far is largely comprised of the
fantasy of individuals, but there is a greater world for you to see, a world that
is actually there, a world that will arouse in you Knowledge, appreciation and
true self-application as well. For it is
your purpose to serve the evolution of this world, as it is the world’s purpose
to serve your evolution.
IN YOUR TWO LONGER PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY,
investigate this idea actively with your mind. Apply your mind to understanding
how the world has supported you. Think very carefully about this. This is not a
superficial investigation. It is an investigation that you must conduct with
necessity and with seriousness, for it will determine your experience in life,
both in the present and in the future.
UPON THE HOUR, REMEMBER OUR STATEMENT for today and
keep it in mind when you view the world. Do not let this day be wasted upon you.
This day is a day of recognition, a day of gratitude and a day of Wisdom.
PRACTICE 179: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Note:“Now we feed you the true, but you must also learn
to benefit from what the false has given you. Then you will need to investigate
the false no more. The false has already presented itself to you.”
a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2000 – A day for gratitude for those who have demonstrated
wisdom & error – some lessons I’ve learned, others not – fear and ignorance
influenced me to make non-optimal decision. Still I live – no fatal error yet.
SN/GF messages 1/4/2000 & 1/8/2000 talk about heart-logic
becoming the dominant force which then shifts reality. OK -
a.m. … The more I study, the less I get, the less I understand. Basic
assumptions – I’m alive and will remain so. Optimism is what works over time,
advancement is based on vision. Setbacks eat energy, but more can be generated.
Criticism is universal, but few feel understood from where they are. Structured
networking – dealing with lots of people consciously – creates opportunity –
that is politics. Knowing & communicating with more people creates
opportunity for positive interaction. Meet one on one/small groups/listen –
help other connect – be the info hub, the Cisco Kid.
p.m. – All realities need to be bounded in order to be dealt with – Everything
is connected to everything, but yo can’t deal with it all. So chunks make it
manageable – they also make it real – touch – feel.
took me from 7:30 to about 8:45 to get into the meat of the work. I don’t like
this – it keeps me up late – I waste time/self-distract – yet am always
working. Knowledge can help me with some skills here. – Please.
a.m. Jan 12 – I am a poor example for myself. I worked until 10:50 p.m. and
need my unwind time.
Another exciting day as doing the Step pushes me
forward in life. All the Sheldan Nidle/Galactic Federation messages are on-line.
I have not followed this material, but it is still coming forth. Hard to make
sense of this.
As June 27, 2014 on the calendar, this day was the
16th anniversary of beginning Steps. There has been great benefit,
but I am nowhere near finished. So, I continue and encourage you to do so as
Journal second time x2
Step 178.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.