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 106 - There are no Masters living in the world. (MP3) Entry for Step 105 - Review
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Step 106 - There are no
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"There are no Masters living in the
THERE ARE NO MASTERS LIVING IN THE WORLD, for Mastery
is attained beyond the world. There are advanced students. There are students
of great accomplishment. But there are no Masters living in the world.
Perfection is not found here, only contribution. Whoever remains in the world
remains to learn the lessons of the world. The lessons of the world must be
learned not only in your individual life, but in a life of contribution as
well. Your genuine education far exceeds what you have realized thus far. It is
not merely the correction of errors. It is the contribution of gifts.
THERE ARE NO MASTERS LIVING IN THE WORLD. Therefore, you may relieve yourself of
the great burden of attempting or requiring Mastery for yourself. You yourself
cannot be a Master, for life is the Master. That is the great difference that
will make all of the difference for you when you come to understand its true
meaning and benefit.
IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, think of all
the individuals that you have considered to be Masters—individuals you have
met, heard of or imagined, individuals in the past and individuals living presently.
Think of all the qualities that have made them Masters and how you have used
them to judge yourself and to evaluate your life and your behavior. It is not
the purpose of advanced students to become the criteria for self-condemnation
by those of lesser capabilities. That is not their gift, though they must
understand in time that their gifts will be so misconstrued.
ACCEPT YOUR UNBURDENING as we remind you that there
are no Masters living in the world. In your two longer practice periods, try to
realize this. Try to realize the relief that is being given to you. But do not
make the mistake of thinking that this leads to passivity on your part, for
greater than ever will be your involvement in the reclamation of Knowledge.
Greater than ever will be your commitment to the emergence of Knowledge. Now
your involvement and commitment may move forward more rapidly, for they are
becoming unburdened by your idealism, which can only lead you astray.
PRACTICE 106: Two 30-minute practice periods.
This is a surprise: “There
are no Masters living in the world.”
A.M. October 30, 1999 – The detail of this illusion – wonderful.
The greater question is – where are my peers? Those with whom I can explore and
experience the potential of this environment.
the gap – the difference between spiritual vision and manifestation. Earth as a
spiritual/manifestual (?) laboratory. …
planet earth is the greatest whole we experience in the physical. It is also
local relative to our solar system. It is local in its entirety. Without going
into psychic dimensions, it has no other divisions.
p.m. At little Bear for the weekly review. This has been quite a week. Going to
stillness is often spontaneous for a short time. I am coming to feel the power
of the S2K and, looking ahead to next week, have a sense of where it is going.
Review #105 for today clearly states: “This is your greater purpose in life to
keep Knowledge alive in the world.”
P.m. I’ve reviewed the lessons, my journal entries during the week and sense a
shift on my part to understanding.
parallels ACIM – but moves my soul along. ACIM may be too complex? I don’t know
– Amen & Amen
p.m. My time in the woods today was fine. It was a shame to have to leave it… I
felt I could be there for thousands of years as a stone – Su-Ne or Patience –
So, what did I get out of the week, as reflected in
the review? There were some understandings – underlined here in the pages and
The Steps are working inside – not all comes to the
second time x2 Step 105.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.