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 129 - My Teachers are with me. I will be with them. (MP3) Entry for Step 128 - My Teachers are with me. I need not fear.
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Step 129 - My Teachers
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are with me. I will be with them." Step 129
YOUR TEACHERS ARE WITH YOU. They are not speaking to
you except on very rare occasions, and then only if you are capable of hearing.
From time to time they will send their thoughts into your mind, and you will
experience this as your own spark of inspiration. You are as yet unaware of how
your mind is joined with all other minds, but in time you will begin to
experience this in the context of your own world. The demonstration of this
will become so obvious that you will wonder how you could ever have doubted it.
YOUR TEACHERS ARE WITH YOU and today in your two
longer practice periods, practice being with them. You do not need to create an
image of them in order to have this experience. You do not need to hear a voice
or see a face, for their presence is enough to give you a complete experience
that you are in fact together. If you will be still, breathe deeply and not
weave fantasies—neither happy fantasies nor fearful fantasies—you will begin to
experience what is actually there. Your Teachers are actually there. And today
you can practice being with them.
PRACTICE 129: Two 30-minute practice periods.
More perspective on how
one is “not alone.”
Picture: To be receptive to one’s Teachers; an environment
for stillness is required. For me, hiking on the Dickey Ridge Trail was my
thinking/listening time and space. To have a place of meditation, it was necessary to go
off the trail. The picture is a selfie from 2003. There is a three legged stool
purchased for this purpose and a bottle of water is nearby, plus the fanny pack
that carries the journal. Meditating there, behind the rock I named Little
Bear, I was out of sight of hikers on the trail above. I’d often go late in the
day, when there’d be fewer hikers. Being with my Teachers is now an alertness
to my thoughts, recording that which seems worthy.
The region gives form – it sits like patience – a rock, there when needed.
> Earth as throughput – not a final
10:29 a.m. S2K – This is changing my
life. Read the section on Marriage in GCW-I. The view of life and creation
comes to mind is far different than what I had. I am a sojourner passing
through in company. To belong – to find my place has been a lifelong quest. I’d
go to places thinking surely there must be people like me. Finding M.E. was
great…I needed/wanted to be married, in spite of what my parents’ marriage had
GCW-I explains much. Through
collaboration we make earth like heaven.
11 a.m. On to health. We have bodies in order to
do something. I want to do what I need to do so I don’t need to come back. …
p.m. The Human Region project –
Message to higher levels of governance – that support of regions leads to
1:10 p.m. Greater Community is what my
work is about. That’s why I was attracted to Marshall’s booth in Denver. I
thought it would have tools for regions.
To this point I’ve thought the work was
about planning, but that isn’t my work. It is about regions and collaboration.
p.m. Once again I am lost. I am overwhelmed by the work at the office. …
accept S2K, I accept GCW, it fits – but what do I do next? Withdraw more? Or
reach out. …
Am I being appropriate with my work? No
What must I do? Work
How – Prioritize, seek help.
You are not in my body. No
I’m so angry and alone. Angry - yes,
alone – No.
need Knowledge’s help, not punishment. - Do that which must be done. Eliminate
p.m. My gut is upset - … I continue to fake my life.
Another fun day of confusion, though it begins: “This is changing my life.” Since I’ve been
through the whole process, I can say there are more bumps ahead, but it all
worked out, so I recommend that you stick with it.
Journal second time x2
Step 128.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.