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 224 – Review~ Strengthen your ability to observe your progress objectively. Entry for Step 223 - I will receive Knowledge this day.
TODAY PRACTICE OBJECTIVITY BY REVIEWING the last two
weeks of practice. Once again, read each lesson for the day and recall your
practice for that day. Begin with the first practice of the two-week period,
and then follow each day step by step. Strengthen your ability to observe your
progress objectively. See what happens on days when you are strong with
practice and on days when you are weak. Imagine for a moment as you do this
that you are looking through the eyes of your Teachers who are watching your
life from far above. They are without condemnation. They are merely taking note
of your strengths and weaknesses, strengthening the former and minimizing the
effects of the latter. As you learn to view your life objectively, you will
learn to see your life through the eyes of your Teachers. This is looking with
Knowledge. This is looking without judgment. Given this, the mind becomes a
vehicle for Knowledge, and Knowledge will bestow upon you all the ideas and the
activities that are truly beneficial for you.
ALLOWYOUR REVIEW PRACTICE PERIOD TODAY to be
engaged on your own behalf. Utilize your mind purposefully and do not allow it to
wander. Break the habit of thinking mindlessly. Break the habit of preoccupying
yourself with foolish and meaningless things. Allow your Review today to
demonstrate to you that you are a true student of Knowledge.
This was a busy day – the Steps page reflects this
as does the journal entries. Here’s the Steps page graphic – green ink first
time S2K; blue ink second time.
The Step says: “Give
yourself to receiving Knowledge.” A u-shaped receptacle, maybe an open mind, receives Knowledge as an
arrow. Year two of Steps, “World of fear, money, conflicts, survival, power”
added with a semi-circle for the world. “Blesses,” is what Knowledge does.
Here’s the full page.
From the Journal – a few deep and bumpy parts:
a.m. Thursday, February 24, 2000 – Up late again – eating, eating, eating. Wednesday
went well. Sarah called to say she would be going home today.
was a great synchronicity that put me at home just when she called. Not the first
incidence by any means.
a.m. Step 223 "I will receive knowledge this day."
wondered Wednesday morning if S2K was a mind control program? An alien/spirit
group which may or may not serve the Creator. At Step 223 there has been
benefit and focus for me. Others in the world seem to get it more easily – I
hear knowledge and see it in action, so it seems to be self-proving – though I
shall always look for verification. I don't understand the world, myself and
I'm open to true teachers.
PDC – engage in strategic coordination
Counties count – Census
Commuting turns counties inside out – making them partial bedrooms in all cases
This creation – physicality – the ultimate “What if?”
The thought of what if there was a physicality and in that phys - there was
a.m. I will receive Knowledge this day. I've been in touch every day of this
life – to some degree, though not aware. The promise in S2K is that this
connection will guide one to his/her work – the doing which is meant to be
done. It is grace, but not fulfillment.
→ I see lots and
lots of connections in the region among issues and programs.
p.m. Practice #2 “I will receive Knowledge this day.” 10 minutes left on
practice #2. During the 1st part my third eye area felt contact. The day has
certainly been devoted to the necessary things
Is S2K a mind control program? It didn’t hurt to
ask obviously, since I’ve stayed with the Steps 15 years as of today. That was
followed by: “I hear knowledge and see it in action, so it seems
to be self-proving – though I shall always look for verification. I don't
understand the world, myself and I'm open to true teachers.”It is the experience
which confirms/proves the relationships that Steps teaches. That is Knowing.
Questions are okay, but answers can be a long time coming. Let us continue.
P.S. At Step 224, 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.