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 128 - My Teachers are with me. I need not fear. (MP3) Entry for Step 127 - Today I will not try to get even with God.
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Step 128 - My Teachers
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My Teachers are with me. I need not fear. Step 128
YOUR INNER TEACHERS ARE WITH YOU, and you need not
fear. If you have sufficient confidence in Knowledge, based upon actual
experience, and sufficient confidence in the presence of your Teachers, based
upon actual experience, this will give you a certainty and
a faith in life that will counteract all fear that is unnecessary. This will
leave your mind at ease.
ONLY CONCERN THAT YOUR KNOWLEDGE is being violated
will emanate from Knowledge, and then only to indicate that you need to reassess
your actions and ideas. Knowledge has a self-correcting principle. That is why
it is your Inner Guidance. If you are going against your Knowledge, you will be
ill at ease with yourself, and this will give rise to anxiety. Much of the fear
that you experience moment to moment is simply a matter of your own creation,
your own negative imagination. But, then, there is fear that is born of the violation
of Knowledge. This is more a discomfort than a fear, for it rarely carries with
it any kind of imagery at all, though ideas can come into your mind as a form
of warning should you be attempting a behavior or a line of thinking that is dangerous
FEAR THAT IS BORN OF NEGATIVE IMAGINATION comprises
the vast majority of the fear with which you entertain yourself. This you must learn
to counteract, for it is an inappropriate use of your mind. Here you create an experience
for yourself, experience it and then call it reality. Meanwhile, you have not
been present with life at all. You have merely been in fantasy within yourself.
Negative imagination drains you emotionally, physically and mentally. It can be
escalated to such heights that it can dominate your thinking altogether. For
how else can you be separate in the universe except in your own thoughts? You cannot
actually be separate from God. You cannot actually be separate from Knowledge. You
can only hide in your own thoughts and weave them together to create a separate
identity and experience for yourself which, though quite demonstrative, are in
fact completely an illusion.
IN YOUR TWO MEDITATION PRACTICES TODAY, once again
enter into stillness. Today there will be no mental speculation or activity,
for the mind will once again come to rest so that it may experience its
reality. Let not fear or anxiety dissuade you. Remember, this is your negative imagination
only. Only Knowledge can indicate if you are doing something inappropriate, and
that will only be in the face of immediate events. You will find that this is
quite different from negative imagination and will require a different response
PRACTICE 128: Two 30-minute practice periods.
Picture: This step concerns dealing with fear, so it took
much thought to find in my collection a picture that had any hint of fear. In
real life, no one was injured nor was there great property damage in this
particular incident. Many situations can cause fear to arise. Are they ones The
Teachers can deal with? These are experiences we may have already had, or
experienced vicariously, and/or for which we might need to “be prepared.” They are not necessarily physical alone, or primarily mental. A kind toughness may be what is needed.
to be doing the first practice of S2K. I’m at the 7-11 a Double Tollgate. The
rising moon over the Greenway Southern Baptist Church and the Potomac-Edison –
Allegheny Power substation – with 522 traffic in the foreground, is an odd
mediation space. I bought a sandwich to be a customer – heated it in the
microwave, but am not hungry this moment.
JC Penny’s I bought about $300 of clothes for David @ $88. He is maturing….
“Today I will not try to get even with God.” I think I’ve already learned this
one. The lesson says “Your love for God is so profound that you are, as yet,
afraid of it, for it represents the greatest power within you that you can
not now, nor have not been since ACIM, afraid of my love for God. That it is
the greatest power I can possess is good news. I assume there will be more on
this. To view my love for God as that which empowers me is great. I’ve seen
others empowered by love for God. I must pace that thought. This lesson is
Amen & Amen
At this point, I think I
have this lesson – no sweat. Actually, there’s much I missed. We can get to
that next time through.
Journal second time x2
Step 127.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.