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 215 - My Teachers are with me. I am not alone. (MP3) Entry for Step 214 - I do not understand myself.
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Step 215 - My Teachers
are with me. I am not alone. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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My Teachers are with me.
I am not alone. Step 215
YOUR TEACHERS ARE WITH YOU, in the background. They
are very careful not to extend their influence upon you too strongly, for you
are not yet capable to receive this and to utilize it on your own behalf.
Realize, then, that you travel through life with great assistance, for your
Teachers are with you to help you to realize and to cultivate Knowledge.
FIRST, THEY MUST HELP YOU TO REALIZE YOUR NEED for Knowledge,
for your need for Knowledge must be fully established before you can engage in
the reclamation of Knowledge. You must realize that without Knowledge life is
hopeless, for you are without purpose, meaning and direction. Then only your
errors can teach you, and only they can support your unforgiveness.
REALIZING THE FAILURE OF YOUR OWN IDEAS to be a
substitute for Knowledge, you can then turn to Knowledge and become the happy recipient
of its true gifts. Here all things that you have truly sought will be
meaningfully satisfied. Here you will have a true foundation in life. Here
Heaven and Earth will come together within you and all separation will end.
Here you can accept the limitations of your physical existence and the
greatness of your spiritual life. Turning to Knowledge, therefore, is of the
greatest benefit for you.
REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS IDEA upon the hour, and in
your two deeper practices today, enter stillness, using the word RAHN if it
helps you. Be happy today that you can receive that which frees you.
PRACTICE 215: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Guardian Angels, Saints, guiding spirits,
thought-adjusters, …Teachers with me? Human artists have pictured them to help
us. Center of this picture, “Saint Francis of
Assisi in His Tomb” by Francisco
de Zurbarán at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Maybe we are in the other room.
Not understanding is something not easily admitted
to in a culture that advises: “Fake it til you make it.” This thought even has its own Wikipedia page.
From the Journal:
a.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2000 M.E. is in Houston and will see Sarah tomorrow.
Sarah needs to leave Lloyd of her own free will. Others can tell her that
better than we.
do not understand the world." The day's lesson – easy and compelling.
a.m. S2K – "I do not understand myself." – GCW says we only
understand our ideas of the world – which are not eternal. This process has
freed much of my thinking and led me to be more at ease in the world. As a
temp, albeit a 100 year seeker, I have ideas that could help community. I don't
know if they are eternal – or just mine. It is my goal to know more, since
knowing all is not within my capacity. The environment of Earth has been an
ongoing physicality with layers and levels of life and group culture, human and
Let us continue; time for the Teachers to show up.
Journal second time x2 Step 214.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.