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 247 - I will listen to my Inner Teachers today. Entry for Step 246 - There is no justification for failing to reclaim Knowledge.
LISTEN TO YOUR INNER TEACHERS, for they have wise
counsel for you. Accept their counsel and work with it, realizing that only by
following counsel will you understand its meaning and its value.
TAKE TIME UPON THE HOUR TO REMIND YOURSELF that
your Inner Teachers are with you. Look forward to those two times in meditation
today when you will be free from external obligations and involvements to spend
time with your Inner Teachers. They will speak to you this day and help you to
learn to listen and to discern their voice from other voices that plague your
mind. They represent the one true voice that will speak unto your soul. They
are not the substitutes that you create to keep yourself stimulated in fear. Therefore,
extend your trust to them as they have extended their trust to you, for they are
entrusting you with Knowledge in the world—a greater form of trust and acknowledgment you cannot
imagine. For you to be the vehicle of Knowledge in the world, you must bear
witness to the greatness of your origin and heritage and the greatness of God’s
estimation of you.
THEREFORE, IN YOUR TWO DEEPER PRACTICES THIS DAY,
in stillness and silence, turn your listening inward. Listen intently. Allow
yourself to become receptive and you will know your Teachers are standing in the
background, observing you, loving you and supporting you. And they will speak
to you this day of things beyond the world and things within the world. They
will remind you of your purpose and your function as you learn to listen this
PRACTICE 247: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Picture: Hesiod Listening to the Inspiration of the Muse by Edmond-François Aman-Jean - France, circa 1890 - LACMA Collection
This Step is very direct: “TODAY, THEN, IS A FORM OF FREEDOM, an expression of
freedom to you who still, out of habit and complacency, attempt to justify your
errors by assigning blame and responsibility.” It is about “freedom.”
In the text I underlined: “all the problems of the world can be solved without
condemnation, for without condemnation,” adding !!!
Year two, blue ink, I tried to scope out the
relationships explained in the Step.
From the Journal:
a.m. Sunday, March 19, 2000
business card and BIO to objectives – the hunt for options is on.
p.m. – Just as cities, counties, towns and States – regions must become
intentional on the part of people.
p.m. The day at the 3rd regional summit went well. I got exposure – people
liked "Local Planet Regions" – I don't know what happens next. Saw
Howard Grossman – he was sympathetic.
really don't want to manage people – I want to team with them.
step – 246 – "There is no justification for failing to reclaim Knowledge"
was interesting and helped me through the day. Encouraged me to be bold and
Let us continue.
P.S. At Step 247, 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.