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 220 - I will use restraint today so that greatness may grow within me. Entry for Step 219 - I will not let ambition deceive me today.
USE RESTRAINT REGARDING THOSE FACULTIES that you recognize
to be harmful or debilitating to the reclamation of Knowledge. Hold yourself
back intentionally so that Knowledge may grow within you. This is no limitation
that you place upon yourself. Instead, it is the meaningful use of your mind
and strength to cultivate an awareness of the Greater Power within you and to
allow it to emerge, to guide and to direct you.
IN TODAY’S LESSON, AS IN LESSONS PAST, you are
learning to recognize the source of Knowledge and the vehicle of Knowledge and not
to confuse the two. Learn restraint today so that Knowledge may grow within
you. Do not think that restraint merely refers to past behavior where you
limited what was genuine within yourself. No, your focus today is to learn the
form of intentional restraint that represents an expression of your power and
self-discipline. Your power and self-discipline must now be exercised to become
strong, for your mind and body are vehicles of Knowledge, and as vehicles, they
must be developed and strengthened.
IN YOUR DEEPER PRACTICES TODAY, as in your hourly
practices, restrain those forms of thinking and behavior that betray your Knowledge
so that you may enter Knowledge in stillness and in peace. With this restraint,
freedom will be discovered, for freedom is found beyond this world and is
brought into this world, for freedom is the gift of Knowledge.
PRACTICE 220: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Is survival an ambition? Journal entries include a reference to the UFO lawyer, part of
understanding this indicator of the Greater Community perspective, and
dealing with the people in that area of thought.
From the Journal:
a.m. Sunday, February 20, 2000
a.m. Peter Gersten [UFO
lawyer] talks today about his view of the world. – My reaction to the phrase
"life out there" – is us and earth as Gaia is a cell of Versa –
perhaps a name for the entire universe – the Milky Way galaxy – a local region.
We are the out there – and we are life [Note: the term Versa
today does not have any meaning related to the universe]
a.m. I called the hospital – no answer.
– networking news
and SV networking news
– region – a geo-data strategy – regional intelligence, knowledge…
p.m. Home from Chapel. Sarah had called – I'm getting ready to call her. It was
good to join those at TLC my spiritual community. --- I'd listened to NASCAR
Daytona – watched the last 15 laps – Dale Jarrett won – good start.
p.m. Looking for a one person answer to the universe.
Regional name – Registry
– free→ Region Registry
p.m. I spoke to Sarah about 6 PM the call went through and they eventually
found her – she was with M.E. – she was tired and getting ready to go to sleep.
I told her that I love her – I want her to go through treatment so that she
would be in charge of Sarah. I said people had lied to her. The people at the
hospital were like those at Camp Summit – they were to help. ---
know the direction of the world is being pushed by its access to information.
The public domain element is critical, since so much is being patented,
trademarked, made proprietary.
time to leave the LO list… I've not gotten much of use lately.
finder – the power of information use is driving the growth in value -
So, if you got this far, consider it is this messy life, that is, after all, is why I’ve come to doing Steps. You too?
P.S. At Step 220, we are into Part Two of Steps, so
if you’ve found this and find some appeal in this or other Steps, you should
really go to the beginning blog post. From here you learn about Steps to Knowledge and
can begin it on the day that makes sense and 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 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.