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 344 - My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. (MP3) Entry for Step 343 - Today I will honor the source of my preparation.
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Step 344 - My Knowledge
is the gift I give unto the world. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world.
KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR GIFT TO THE WORLD, but first you
must become a vehicle for it to express itself. You must accept it, receive it,
learn from it and give what it gives you to give. You must open yourself so
that it may naturally shine upon the world through you. From your Knowledge
will come everything—all meaningful activities, all important contributions,
all important thoughts, all meaningful expressions of emotion and all
motivation to reassure, to comfort, to love, to heal, to join and to liberate
others. This simply means that the real you is finally expressing itself. This
is your gift to the world.
UPON THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS and feel the
fire of Knowledge burning within you. Feel yourself as a vehicle for carrying
Knowledge in the world. Be glad that you do not need to torment yourself by
trying to figure out how you will give Knowledge, how Knowledge will give
itself and what will happen as a result. You simply follow the steps. As you
have seen thus far, the steps require that you develop your mental abilities
and apply them appropriately. They require that you be mentally present. They require
that you balance and harmonize your life. Even this far in your preparation,
you are realizing that you know many things about your life that you have not
yet accepted or implemented. Knowledge has been with you all along and even now
in your beginning preparation, as you advance with others who are advancing
with you, the power and the efficacy of Knowledge is becoming ever more real to
you. This is your gift to the world.
IN YOUR TWO LONGER PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, in
stillness and receptivity, practice receiving the power of Knowledge so that it
may grow within you and so that you may have a greater and greater experience
of it as you venture out into the world. These longer practice periods are so
vital for your preparation, for they increase your capacity, they increase your
comprehension, they increase your experience and they make it ever easier for
you to experience Knowledge while you are in the world. For your Knowledge is
your gift to the world, and your Knowledge is your gift to yourself.
PRACTICE 344: Two 30-minute practice periods.
Picture: This is at the completion of the Mandela
made for the 2015 Parliament of Religions. It is the work of many. An earlier
picture was used for Step
The journal this day begins with considerations
from the previous Step:
a.m. → What does it
mean to be a student of Knowledge? It means I don’t have to lead myself. I’m
not the smartest person, the first person, the wise one I need to be. I’m not
alone – my peers are with me in spirit – and my earthly peers will be found/may
be found. It means I have a cosmology which frames the world in a way I am able
to believe. It confirms my path/this path, but does not deny others. It frees
me and that is the proof of truth. My instrument – my body – needs better
work – Dr. of Digits is back – no one can create the data set
organization/compiler I want – so I’ll do it myself.
→ The regional
way – where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I also.
343 – “Today I will honor the source of my preparation.”
to be a student can be freeing if there’s a curriculum. The religious
traditions have built curriculums. There are catechisms. They serve local
cultures – and in missionary mode – seek to unite the world under one faith. It
hasn’t happened yet – an integration is needed – seeing the world as one –
Local Planet Regions.
systems are not in place. They’ve not been designed. My goal is state standard
regions by 2010. – SSR –
→ All politics is
local – what is local? If you were in the bar scene in Star Wars and some
creature asked/telepathed “Where are you from?” you’d say Earth or give its
coordinate/your address. Earth is your local planet.
Capt. Kirk in Star Trek – you might identify your State – Kansas and
then a place – town/city ZIP Code
is local? Some thing within a geographic boundary; a political whole –
Earth’s bounds are physical – gravitational and atmospheric. Human/life
movement on the planet and on/off is affected by physical factors. The
boundaries are environmental – oceans, heat/cold, oxygen,
whole surface of Earth being known, it’s human life forms have carved up the
whole – and made political boundaries. National, state, local.
are exclusive – and focus inward. Each cell has a nucleus. Once defined – they
can become battle lines.
in the natural world obeys political boundaries. No matter how substantial the
engineering, the planet shifts and moves in response to deep forces. Collective
human activity can impact the forces themselves –
Theory of Regional Relativity I only experience one world.
subdivided & localized to nth degree, Must recombined politically into
regional frameworks to deal with global flow:
Local Planet Regions.
p.m. At Dulaney Hollow – Richard Dulaney’s house for a Matisha concert [Song sample - I see your Beauty]. Wealth at the
end of a dirt road. Seekers of Knowledge – here to get spiritual music. Gnats
abound; the food is good. I’ve not connected with anyone. Lots of calories. Is
there any reason for me to be here?
Step 343 – is “Today I will honor the source of my preparation.” I felt strong
about this in the a.m. I feel strong now – but the energy of the day turned
ambivalent. There are people here who might be students – but I don’t know to
speak to any about this.
imagine I’ll know. Being silent – thinking constructively in this environment.
obstructs me and holds me back? Work sometimes keeps me from hourly practice –
and my lack of discipline – makes me have less energy. I keep going for
stimulation by food and drink. I concentrate in bursts – write down ideas –
later – no energy for follow-through. Regions remain the energy focus. I don’t
know if that’s my S2K destiny.
value Knowledge. I will serve Knowledge.
a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000 – back from the Matisha concert – several songs in circles. It brought
everyone together – and in the circle I could see that everyone was a student
of Knowledge – conscious or not of this wording.
so much world; so many people – humble/simple goals for self are more
Long entry this day. I’ve gotten deeper into
practice. Knowledge is a greater part of my life. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 343.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.