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 122 - I give without loss today. (MP3) Entry for Step 121 - Today I am free to give.
Greetings All –
Step 122 - I give without
loss today. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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“I give without loss
today.” Step 122
WHAT YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO GIVE can only increase
as you give it. It is not a physical thing that you give, though physical
things can be given for good. It is not something that you can quantify, for
you have no idea of its extent. You are giving strength and encouragement.
TODAY IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS, continue your
giving to others. This is an active form of prayer. Think not that the power of
it is not received by those whom you have concentrated upon. Remember today not
to try to determine the outcome of their dilemma or their need, but only
encourage and empower them to carry forth with their own abilities. You wish to
stimulate Knowledge within them as Knowledge is now being stimulated
within you. This giving, then, will not
have an expectation of a return, for you are giving that which enables others
to be strong in their lives. You are not in a position to judge the outcome,
for the outcome of your giving will not be revealed until later when the gift
has been accepted and has found its place in the receiver. Therefore, give
freely without expectation and give in order to experience
the power of your gift this day.
– somewhat. For S2K I need to send to others something we both need. My needs
are enormous – as are those of David and Sarah. What do I need – adult hood –
Adult level persistence, thinking, follow through, self-discipline.
What I sent David, I need. What I want for others – planning, organization,
creativity, endurance, strength – are all things I have in small quantities and
need to enhance. Simple, but not easy?
ICMA funds – are not really tools that require thought behind performance. I
should not have the illusion that I’m really investing – I’m just looking to
see where my money will get the best ride.
little is proven. Life depends on the quality of your relationships.
a.m. Getting out the agenda, laying down the policy – getting it into the
planning/institutional DNA –
work is as difficult as building DNA – must be right in the cells testing the
p.m. The world is rising and I’m fading. All this technology – here on the edge
of the fastest growing economy in the world – Fairfax County – and I barely
have the energy to get through the day. I entertain the idea of alternate
realities – the potential ala GF/SH for this reality to jump to another level.
Like a good wise soul – I’m hidden in the ausland [foreign land] – only lightly connected.
bought healthier food and seek to improve my attitude and energy through
health. Today there was virtually no pain in my arm. This is amazing.
doing nothing, but S2K, and the world is getting better. I do seek the simple –
for that is all I can really handle.
p.m. Tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. the personnel committee will meet. It will be
interesting – all my spirit family will have to be with me, myself included.
David this morning I sent adult level persistence. Tonight I sent Sarah a
reason to get up in the morning, both of which I need.
p.m. Seeking/seeing simplicity in the world. Multiple incidences of simple
things is not complexity.
This was an interesting Step. I could not recall
exactly what GF/SH meant in my notes. It turned out to be Galactic Federation/Spiritual Hierarchy which
I determined by searching email and documents on my PC. It did take time to
understand that voices that claimed to be something were not as they claimed.
The Steps page has notes including a reference to
ACIM – A
Course in Miracles “You must have in order to give.”
Journal second time x2
Step 121.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.