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 248 - I will rely upon the Wisdom of the universe to instruct me. (MP3) Entry for Step 247 - I will listen to my Inner Teachers today.
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Step 248 - I will rely
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I will rely upon the Wisdom of the universe to
instruct me. Step 248
RELY UPON THE WISDOM OF THE UNIVERSE. Do not rely
upon yourself alone, for alone you know nothing. Alone, there is no Knowledge
and no relationship. Rely upon the Wisdom of the universe, which is available
to you within your Knowledge, which is stimulated by the presence of your
Teachers. Do not think that you alone can do anything, for alone you can do
nothing. But together with life, all things that are intended for your
fulfillment and your greatest contribution are indicated and are so promised.
THEREFORE, REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS IDEA upon the
hour and within your meditation practices, once again seek the refuge of Knowledge
in stillness and in silence. Allow the Wisdom of the universe to express itself
to you who are learning to receive this Wisdom in openness and in humility.
ALLOW THIS DAY TO BE A DAY OF LISTENING, a day of contemplation
and a day of receptivity. Do not fall prey to habitual judgments or
preoccupations, but allow this day to be a day of true access to life so that
life may give unto you who are its servant.
PRACTICE 248: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Can it be that we have Inner Teachers? When young,
we may have been told to listen to our good angel, not the fellow with the
pitchfork on the other shoulder. We’ve seen it in cartoons. Even if we’ve
experienced competing voices in our heads, perhaps listening to one in the past
that led to an error, or a benefit, this might seem odd and nothing we want to
talk about, unless we’re in a group that accepts this. That one might be guided
by an angel or a muse has been expressed in art. Here’s my favorite, Hesiod
Listening to the Inspiration of the Muse by Edmond-Francois Aman-Jean.
As for the Steps page, I wrote in the margin “I Listen to my
Inner-Net,” year two in
blue, and this at the bottom of the page.
Here trying to depict the trust relationships.
From the Journal:
a.m. Monday, March 20, 2000
have actively begun to seek other options. I am indolent at times, but having a
vision is a curse! S2K lessons seemed well time to assist me…
a.m. I listened. What did I hear? There is a pain to becoming free – a
birthing/rebirthing that is experienced. You will continue to network. The
needs are enormous.
→ In order for
regional planning to advance, it must be defined.
→ Smart growth is
best done in a regional context.
→ I've been
working on the edge, in the evolutionary mud
→ In order for a
region to work, it must be perceived as a local whole. In order for that to
occur, it must have defined boundaries, otherwise it is simply trying to be the
center of the world.
→ Organize by
→ Start out →
– the planet is local – so what is a region?
– Sub local
– As a human, self-propelled, which ones count – water; elevation; heat – cold
with technology many boundaries can be crossed
– earth/the local planet is our major "whole"
region building – community precedes cooperation.
p.m. do we need this much world??
watching Wall Street news.
p.m. take regions public
p.m. time for my 2nd practice. "I will listen to my Inner Teachers
I heard many things relating to my work – a continuation
of that thinking. Is that my Inner Teachers? Your results will be different,
though if you are on the same topic, send me an email. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 247.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.