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 62 - Today I will learn to listen to life. (MP3) Entry for Step 61 - Love gives of itself through me.
Greetings All –
Step 62 - Today I will
learn to listen to life. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
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Today I will
learn to listen to life. Step 62
IF YOU ARE PRESENT TO THE
WORLD, you will be able to hear the world. If you are present to life, you will
be able to hear life. If you are present to God, you will be able to hear God.
If you are present to yourself, you will be able to hear yourself.
THEREFORE, TODAY PRACTICE
LISTENING. Upon each hour practice listening to the world around you and the
world within. Repeat the affirmation and then practice this. It only takes a
moment. You will find that regardless of your circumstances, there will be a
way for you to practice this today. Do not let your circumstances dominate you.
You can practice within them. You can find a way to practice that does not
produce embarrassment or inappropriateness with others. Whether you are alone
or engaged with others, you may practice today. Practice upon the hour.
Practice listening. Practice being present. To truly listen means that you are
not judging. It means that you are observing. Remember, you are developing a
faculty of mind that will be necessary for you to be able to give and to
receive the greatness of Knowledge.
62: Hourly practice.
Picture:Beijing Capital International Airport – departure gate. Being in the
world can place one in areas where it may be a challenge to listen, yet we do
learn to do so.
This is a practice for
learning. Be patient with yourself.
heart should lead. The brain/mind is a tool for discernment.
Plenty of dysfunctional
relationship interactions recorded this day. Such is life.
2nd Time Step 61.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.