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 41 - I am not afraid of the power of God. (MP3) Entry for Step 40 - Today I will feel the power of God.
Greetings All –
Step 41 - I am not afraid
of the power of God. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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I am not afraid
of the power of God. Step 41
THIS AFFIRMATION IS SO IMPORTANT FOR
YOUR HAPPINESS, for you must learn again to trust the power of love and the
power of God. For this you must relinquish your former ideas, assumptions and
evaluations of past painful experiences. It is painful to be separated from
that which you love beyond all things, and the only way to maintain this
separation is to malign that which you love, to give it an evil intent and then
to engender guilt within yourself. To feel and accept the power of God, evil and
guilt must leave you. You must venture forth to explore that which is most
natural. It is like breaking new ground and coming home all at once.
IN STILLNESS, THEN, PRACTICE TWICE
TODAY feeling the power of God. Do not seek for answers from God. You need not
speak at all but only be present, for as you learn to be in relationship with
that which is the source of all your relationships, the information that you
need can come easily to you to guide you, comfort you and correct you when
necessary. But first you must feel the power of God, and in this you will find
your own strength.
PRACTICE 41: Two 30-minute practice
cloud sky with a flash of lightning in Frederick County, Virginia. Lightning is
often associated with the power of God and something to fear.
Step 40 says: "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."
As I wrote
earlier, my goal in ACIM had been to become a "Teacher of God." With
the New Message, the role is for one to become a "Messenger," but not
8:30 A.M. Wed. Aug 25 - S2K -
Baseline connection to the stillness in meditation - surface
noise continues. To maintain that connection as a peace center constant →
7:20 pm. A good day - ...
meditate again - another 30 minutes.
These early Steps are simple
on the surface. Get what you can each time through. I am still getting.
2nd Time Step 40.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.