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 217 - I give myself to Knowledge today. (MP3) Entry for Step 216 - There is a Spiritual Presence in my life.
Greetings All –
Step 217 - I give myself
to Knowledge today. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
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I give myself to
Knowledge today. Step 217
GIVE YOURSELF TO KNOWLEDGE TODAY by undertaking
today’s practice with true commitment and dedication, letting no false or
self-limiting ideas interfere with your genuine pursuit. In this way, you give
yourself to Knowledge by allowing Knowledge to give itself to you. How small,
then, is that which is asked of you and how great is your reward. For every
moment you spend in experiencing stillness or engaging your mind meaningfully,
Knowledge becomes stronger and ever more present within you. You may wonder, “What
is my gift to the world?” Your gift is what you receive here today. Give
yourself to Knowledge so that it may give itself to you.
REMEMBER TODAY’S IDEA UPON THE HOUR and enter into Knowledge
in your two deeper practice periods. Throughout all of your practices today,
demonstrate your intention to give yourself to Knowledge, which will require
stillness and self-acceptance.
PRACTICE 217: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Thursday, February 17, 2000 → Where am I –
pursuing Knowledge; doing my small part in the world.
p.m. Sarah went back to Lloyd. ---
The Step tells us there is a “Spiritual Presence”
in our lives. All we can do is try to experience this "Presence", but
what can be written about it? Nothing so far, but I continued; let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 216.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.