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 345 - My Knowledge is my gift to my Spiritual Family. (MP3) Entry for Step 344 - My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world.
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Step 345 - My Knowledge
is my gift to my Spiritual Family.(MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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My Knowledge is my gift to my Spiritual Family.
YOUR KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR GIFT TO YOUR SPIRITUAL
FAMILY, for you have come into the world not only to advance yourself and the
world but to advance your Spiritual Family. Your specific learning group
requires that you advance so that it may itself advance, for it is seeking a
greater union as well. Throughout time you have been cultivating your range of
and capacity for relationship. All of your successes thus far are embodied in
the expression and the evidence of your Spiritual Family.
THE RETURN TO GOD IS THE RETURN TO INCLUSION in relationship.
This is beyond your ability to comprehend, and it is certainly beyond your
ideas and your idealism. It can only be experienced. It must be experienced,
and through this experience you will understand that you have come here not
only for your own redemption and not only to serve the world, but to serve
those who have sent you. In this, your role becomes ever more important. In
this, your preparation becomes ever more important. If you think of this, you
will know that it is true.
UPON THE HOUR TODAY think of this idea and remember
your Spiritual Family, whom you are now learning to remember. In your two
deeper meditation practices, re-enter your sanctuary of Knowledge and attempt
to experience the presence of your Spiritual Family. If your mind is still, you
will realize that they are with you now. How could they be apart from you who
cannot be apart from them, and as you are in the world they are with you now.
PRACTICE 345: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Seattle Unity Church, Seattle, Washington
Notes from the first paragraph: “This is what I seek to be:” relates to the crew’s behavior. The text's: “give what it gives you to give “ draws this question: “What will be? Do I have some of it already.”
From the Journal:
June 25, 2000
a.m. Awake @ 8 a.m. ---– email – got into a Learning organization response –
now on the back porch – skimmed the Washington Post business section. No
article declaring Tom Christoffel rich so he can pursue his hobby of regions
since it’s not yet a product.
Hey folks – there are regions, lots and lots of regional schemes in maps. And
atlas of geography plus data for that geography would be helpful to lots of
the public data bases geographically – not alphabetically – so people can
benchmark their neighbors – and their peers. Two cities may be equal in size,
but serve quite different regional populations.
ends this volume… 11:52 a.m.[journal full]
p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000 [first entry – new
am I? I was going to do my S2K stillness first, but the idea that it might lead
to permanent enlightenment – that 30 minutes, meant I was dreaming and should
check in first.
now I feel OK – safe in my home. Not immediately threatened by any attack or
personal disaster to me or my family. I've enough health, wealth and energy
this day that my pillars seem balanced.
work is to expand the foundation for regions/cooperation.
been a “go with the flow”, sloppy decision-maker it seems. I've too much stuff
and not enough savings/investments. This can and will be corrected.
the relationship with Cindy is OK. Work relationships can improve.
my work – I need to be immersed in the world, then reflective, so that the way
and type of information needed can be determined. Again – my role is small and
I need to find partners.
344 – 1 p.m. I just had a 30 minute spontaneous stillness. OK
p.m. I just read the Epson 760 printer directions for set up. Compared to
printers 5 and ten years ago – when PCs were getting started – this is very
high quality at a low cost. At work – only self-motivated people would work
many people are doing good work. The design, packaging, delivery, support – all
is wonderful. Data is not so standardized – and it remains costly the fine,
understand and use.
shall find my peers & partners out there in data space.
Good Day. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 344.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.