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 157 - I am not alone in the universe. (MP3) Entry for Step 156 - I will not be concerned about myself today.
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Step 157 - I am not alone
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am not alone in the universe." Step 157
YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE because you are
part of the universe. You are not alone in the universe because your mind is
joined with all minds. You are not alone in the universe because the universe
is with you. You are now learning to be with the universe so that your
relationship with life may be fully reclaimed and so that it may express itself
in your world. The world sets a poor example for this, for humanity has lost
its relationship with life and now seeks desperately within the realms of imagination
and fantasy to find that which has been lost. Be happy today, then, that the
means for life’s reclamation have been given to you so that you may give
yourself to your practice and to your destiny. In this way, you are affirmed. You
are not alone in the universe. The depth of this idea is far greater than what
it appears to be at first. It is a statement of absolute truth, but it must be
experienced to be comprehended.
THEREFORE, UPON THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF of this
statement. Attempt to feel it in whatever circumstance you find yourself. In
your two longer meditation practices, attempt to experience your complete inclusion
in life. You need not think of ideas or see images, but only feel the presence
of life of which you are a part. You are within life. You are immersed in life.
Life is embracing you. Beyond any images the world may present, beyond any
actions the world may demonstrate, you are within the loving embrace of life.
PRACTICE 157: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
a.m. It isn’t easy being un-sane. I say un rather than in, because I am of no
danger to anyone – even myself. It has been food and coffee and things not done
keeping me up tonight. I’d rather never sleep – but that wouldn’t work.
p.m. Practice #2. The early morning one passed quickly. I trusted that what
needed to get done would – and that has fairly well happened. …There is nothing
on the tube – so I’m at the office. My comment went into the Census Bureau by
fax at 4:45 p.m. My idea emerged as I reviewed the summary of the proposal. My
other work mostly got done – and the people working for me are doing fine. So…
my faith and trust is now and has been in Holy Spirit/Knowledge.
Life remains challenging. That is likely to be true
for you, or you wouldn’t have looked for/found/begun Steps to Knowledge. The
last line shows movement, which is an outcome of the Steps.
The Steps page points out my perceived highlights
at the time, in green:
and in year two - blue ink - a representation of
the virtuous cycle explained in paragraph two.
Something I continue to work on, as you will too.
Journal second time x2
Step 156.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.