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 145 - I will honor the world today. (MP3) Entry for Step 144 - I will honor myself today.
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Step 145 - I will honor
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“I will honor the world
today.” Step 145
HONOR THE WORLD TODAY, for it is the place you have
come to reclaim Knowledge and to bestow its gifts. Thus, the world in its
beauty and in its tribulation provides the right environment for you to fulfill
your purpose. Honor the world because God is in the world honoring the world.
Honor the world because Knowledge is in the world honoring the world. Honor the
world because without your judgment you will realize it is a place of grace, a
place of beauty and a place that blesses you as you learn to bless it.
REPEAT YOUR LESSON UPON THE HOUR. In your two
longer practice periods, experience loving the world. Allow Knowledge to give
its grace. You do not have to try to be loving here, but merely to be open and
to let Knowledge express its great affection.
HONOR THE WORLD TODAY so that you may be honored
for being in the world, for the world honors you as you honor yourself. The world
is acknowledged as you acknowledge yourself. The world needs your love and your
blessings. It needs your good works as well. In this way, you are honored, for
you have come here to give.
PRACTICE 145: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
the world in its beauty and in its tribulation provides the right environment
for you to fulfill your purpose.” This implies we have chosen to be here. Bad news for the claim: “I
didn’t ask to be born.”
built-environment of our world is one part of “the world” we can honor. The Vltava River
flows through the center of Prague, and is the waterway around which the
city has developed over the past 1000 years. When I selected this picture, I
didn’t connect it to that of the sundae for the prior Step. Here we see nature
in the trees and river; an iron railing reflecting foundational technology and
the city on a hill. A church is prominent in the landscape, showing the people
who built and maintain this city had a spiritual practice which may be in need
of renewal today.
a.m. Wednesday, December 8. I woke up @ 4:45 a.m. Not tired, I did my first 30
min meditation “I will honor myself today,” then went back to bed. That works
am I doing now? – Optimistic. I feel a fit in the world. GCW works. It verifies
the spirit communication and sets out a reasonable scale for navigation of the
universe. Neither pain nor happiness are to be judged – and that balance then
leads to one’s giving/experiencing.
p.m. To be local, something must be whole. Anything regional is made up of
cells of a greater scale.
scale for Local is one at both ends; everything in-between is two or more, each
of which can be a whole/local.
scale of local/regional has a whole in it at every step.
Though limited comments, the entries suggest actual
progress. You have probably had some of that, or you would not be with the
Steps this long.
The Steps page had some green ink – to provide
emphasis to the clearly stated points in the Step. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2 Step 144.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.