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 74 - Peace abides with me today. (MP3) Entry for Step 73 - I will allow my errors to teach me.
Greetings All –
Step 74 - Peace abides
with me today. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
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Peace abides with me today. Step 74
TODAY PEACE ABIDES WITH YOU.
Abide with peace and receive its blessings. Come to peace with all that
troubles you. Come with your heavy burden. Come not seeking answers. Come not
seeking understanding. Come seeking its blessings. Peace cannot intervene into
a life of conflict, but you can enter into a life of peace. You come to peace,
which is waiting for you, and in this your burdens will be released.
IN YOUR TWO LONG PRACTICE
PERIODS TODAY, practice, in stillness, receiving peace. Allow yourself to have this
gift, and if any thought comes to dissuade you, remind yourself of your great
worth—the worth of your Knowledge and the worth of your Self. Know now that you
are willing to learn from your errors and that you need not identify with them
but use them only as a valuable resource for your development, for such they
can become for you.
PRACTICE, THEN, RECEIVING. Open
a little further today. Set all things aside that preoccupy you for later
consideration if necessary. Peace abides with you today. Today abide with
PRACTICE 74: Two 30-minute
Ridge Trail, Shenandoah National Park
Also known as the School of
Hard-knocks. As a young person I listened to my elders and obeyed the rules. I
did not have to make all the mistakes others had made. Later in life, after
marriage and children, I slipped into this school. My children were there -
they just didn't listen to me as much as I'd listened to my parents. Then,
there were new things that could go wrong.
From the Journal:
A.M. Today I will let my errors teach me.
p.m. What have I been taught today by my errors? It feels that I am surrounded
by errors - poor choices. Can I choose again? It doesn't seem possible for many
that there is a choice.
could deny everything and ignore the up and downs of the minute, the hour, the
day. Is doing too much an error? I'd guess so.
A.M. September 29, 1999 - My biggest errors seem to be those of feeling needy
and being human. Being needy is what has caused me to accumulate stuff. I
wanted to plan an instrument - I bought drums, flutes, books, CDs - but they
sit silent. No time, little talent. I've other book collections - Native
American, spirit books, money, etc. -Automobile magazines, Fast Company - all
with little use. Tools in the garage; pictures never put in albums - the need
to find and use other info –
error is thinking others will understand me, which is another need.
Thoughts about this Step
when on into the next day. I needed to get them out, so they went into the
journal. When a thought comes, write it down - or make and audio recording on
your phone, call your voice mail and leave a message. Keep at it. There has
been progress. We have a long, good way to go.
p.s. Some errors are a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ouch!
2nd Time Step 73.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.