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 111 - Today I will be at ease. (MP3) Entry for Step 110 - I will be honest with myself today.
Greetings All –
Step 111 - Today I will
be at ease. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
BE AT EASE TODAY KNOWING THAT KNOWLEDGE IS WITH
YOU, knowing that your Teachers are with you and knowing that your Spiritual
Family is with you. Let not anxieties or the burden of concern take you away
from your practice today.
AS YOU MOVE THROUGH THE DAY, practicing upon the
hour, remind yourself to be at ease, for Knowledge is your guide now. If it is untroubled,
you need not be troubled. Release yourself from habitual preoccupations, from
habitual bondage. Strengthen your resolve to do this and it will become easier
in time. Then it will happen all by itself most naturally. Your mind has habits
of thought. That is all they are. As they are replaced with new habits,
Knowledge will begin to shine through the structure that you have imposed upon
it. Here Knowledge will begin to shine forth, to guide your actions, to lead
you to insightand important discovery
and to give you a greater strength and certainty than you have ever known.
IN YOUR HOURLY PRACTICES, therefore, utilize your
self-discipline on your own behalf. In your two meditation practices, remain
very alert but with a still mind.
PRACTICE 111: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
A.M. I will be honest with myself today. S2K – this is challenging – for I am
both average and unique. I’m also getting old, tired and lazy – but no rest is
in sight. Others need me, I need myself and I have a heavenly perspective –
regional cooperation – to promote.
reading the Urantia book I’ve been waiting for the moment of Thought Adjuster – soul fusion
where, in a bright light, you go off earth to the next level. When you master,
you disappear. Someday I’ll die – and the drama here will go on, getting
better, faster – the happy dream. There is so much detail, yet it must be
seen/dealt with as whole. What fun?
p.m. Have I been honest all day? In some respects yes, in others it isn’t
possible. I did not do a second session. When I came home from work I just
wanted to veg. That was hones. If I did the practice, I’d be up way too late – and
drinking the last of the scotch. Johnnie Walker Red – very nice – but too
expensive a habit. …
A.M. Friday, November 5 – Staying up late – hoping some thought will come and
save me from being myself. It never comes.
Bumping along - I am at this time. A few thoughts
written on the Steps book page.
There is progress. Let us continue.
second time x2 Step 110.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.