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 40 - Today I will feel the power of God. (MP3) Entry for Step 39 - The power of God is with me.
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Step 40 - Today I will
feel the power of God. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
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Today I will
feel the power of God. Step 40
GOD’S POWER IS SO COMPLETE AND SO
INCLUSIVE that it infuses everything. Only those minds that are separated and
lost in valuing their own thoughts can possibly be separated from the great
benevolence of God. Those who have responded to God become God’s Messengers in
time so that they may bestow the gifts of Grace upon those who remain behind in
confusion. All the seeming powers of your world—the forces of nature, the
inevitability of your death, the ever present threat of illness, loss and
destruction and all appearances of conflict—are all temporary movements in the
great stillness of God. It is this great stillness that calls you to return to
the peace and full enjoyment of God, but you must prepare.
TODAY YOU PREPARE IN YOUR TWO 30-MINUTE
PRACTICE PERIODS. In silent meditation, attempt to feel the power of God. You
do not need to conjure up magical images, for this power is something that you
can feel, for it is everywhere. No matter what your circumstances or condition,
whether favorable for your development or not, today you can feel the power of
PRACTICE 40: Two 30-minute practice
storm clouds, Frederick County, Virginia. This color is as it was recorded by
the camera; not modified in any way after the fact.
→S2K - To accomplish my mission I need to use my
power. To access my power I need to be more focused. To not be burned out I
re-creation. My re-creative activities: Tae Bo, hike the path, NASCAR, comedy,
music, flea mkt tools,
7:20 pm. ... Time to meditate
again - another 30 minutes.
Journal entries need not be
exciting. Tae Bo exercise and NASCAR racing are no longer activities. Evidence of persistence
is useful to oneself.
2nd Time Step 39.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
my 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.