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 53 - My gifts are for others. (MP3) Entry for Step 52 - I am free to find the source of my Knowledge.
Greetings All –
Step 53 - My gifts are
for others. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
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Step 53 - My gifts are
GIFTS ARE MEANT TO BE GIVEN TO OTHERS, but first you must recognize your gifts
and separate them from the ideas which restrain them, alter them or deny them.
How can you understand yourself except in the context of contribution to
others? Alone you can do nothing. Alone you have no meaning. This is because
you are not alone. This will be viewed as a burden and as a threat until you
realize the great meaning that it has and the gift that it really is. It is the
salvation of your life. When life reclaims you, you reclaim life and receive
all of its rewards, which far exceed anything that you could give yourself. The
value of your life is consummated and fully demonstrated through your
contribution to others because until contribution exists, you can only partially
realize yourself—your value, your purpose, your meaning and your direction.
YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, feel your desire to contribute to others. You
do not need now to determine what you wish to contribute. That is not as
important as your desire to contribute, for the form of contribution will
become evident to you in time and will evolve as well. It is your desire to
contribute born of true motivation that will give you joy this day.
53: Two 30-minute practice periods.
through the city, full of the gifts of the ancestors, we don’t know what ours
are intended to be. Antique store - Winchester, Virginia.
The page serves as a journal here. Green is the first time through; blue
From the Journal:
7:55 A.M. Tuesday, Sept 7, 1999
> Knowledge - the gift of my
true life. This is the gift I want.
11:45 A.M.> Am I waking up
in the middle of my life?
12:35 p.m. At work. Knowledge
in the world is brought forth through relationships.
2:05 p.m. Lots to do, over
whelmed - yet paralyzed. Where do I intend this to go? Sustainability seems
like a joke. What of it is sustainable? Keep breathing - do no harm/little
harm/harm yourself only.
Right here in the middle of my
life I don't know what to do - It could be super simplified.
Is it just caffeine
I am just one and can't
be doing w/o others.
there a multilayer universe -
→ soul worriers and soul doers?
These were the entries of
the day. Existential issues.
2nd Time Step 52.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 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.