Step 259 - I have come to teach in the world. Entry for Step 258 - Who are my friends today?

Greetings All –

YOU HAVE COME TO TEACH. All you have been doing is teaching since you arrived here. Your thoughts and your behavior are the vehicles for teaching. Even as a little child you taught and delighted and frustrated those who loved you. Throughout every stage of your life you have taught, for teaching is the natural function of demonstrating life. Thus, you naturally have a teaching function. Even if you do not carry this out in any formal sense with people, your life is a demonstration and, therefore, a form of teaching.

THAT IS WHY AS YOUR LIFE BECOMES ALLIED with Knowledge and expressive of Knowledge, your life will become the teaching itself. Then, in whatever avenue you are directed to choose for your self-expression, which will be genuine according to your nature, you will be able to express your teaching in gestures great and small, in words and without words and in accomplishments in every avenue and walk of life because you have come to the world to teach. The world can only teach you that you need to teach the truth. That is the world’s teaching to you. It teaches you of the great need for Knowledge, and it teaches you of the presence of Knowledge. Thus, the world serves and supports your true function, as you serve and support the true function of life.

REMEMBER THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR. In your two deeper meditation practices give yourself to thinking of this very, very carefully. These are practices of mental engagement now. Think of the meaning of today’s idea. Realize that you have always been teaching through demonstration. Think of what you want to teach with your life and think of what you want to fortify with your life. Think of what you want to give and think of what the world has given to you to stimulate this true desire. All these things will generate right thinking and right action, and through right thinking and right action Knowledge will flow effortlessly through you to bless life around you and to bring purpose, meaning and direction to your relationships.

PRACTICE 259: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

This Step begins:

YOUR FRIENDS TODAY ARE ALL WHO ARE RECLAIMING Knowledge and all who have reclaimed Knowledge. Your friends tomorrow will be all who will reclaim Knowledge. Therefore, everyone is either your friend or will become your friend. It is only a matter of time, and time can only seem long to those who dwell within it without purpose. But to those who dwell in time with purpose, time moves swiftly and brings about this great result.

How does one do this? Steps to Knowledge and study of the books of the New Knowledge Library is one way to get time to move “swiftly”

The journal was not a place where much was captured this day:

6:15 a.m. March 31, 2000 – I have a long, long way to go. I will do what is required of me.

I would like to work at the State or Federal level or in a University setting/non-profit research setting to prove the value of regional approaches and promote the use of structured regions by the business, citizen and governmental authorities. The problem with regions today is that there are no boundaries.

Tom Christoffel – that regional guy. Is Metropolitan necessarily regional?

11:15 p.m. A new day is coming April 1. I am an employee. I am free.

Spoke to Bob D--- – I'd like to get in the think tank – a research group.

Because the internet will continue to grow, and local government will have to take action to invest – public infrastructure & schools; there will need to be coordination – and a strategic geography.

Only thing today are just some struggling thoughts about my work. Even though I have language that evokes a greater context and perspective on the world, used the term community in an expansive way, it will take a decade of observing, thinking, writing and study of New Knowledge Library materials of what will come to be called The New Message from God, to come closer to an understanding of “regional/greater community” on earth for our world. So, let us continue and remember to be patient.


P.S. At Step 259, 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