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 167 - With Knowledge I am free in the world. (MP3) Entry for Step 166 - My mission is great. Therefore I am free to do small things.
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Step 167 - With Knowledge
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“With Knowledge I am free in the world.” Step 167
KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE FREE IN THE WORLD. You are free to join. You are free to
leave. You are free to make agreements. You are free to complete and change
agreements. You are free to surrender yourself. You are free to extricate
yourself. In Knowledge you are free.
ORDER FOR YOU TO COMPREHEND THE TRUE MEANING of this and to realize its
immediate value to you in your current circumstances, you must understand that
you cannot use Knowledge to fulfill yourself. That must be a tacit
understanding. Never lose sight of this, for if you think you are using
Knowledge to fulfill yourself, you will misinterpret Knowledge and will not
experience it. You will merely attempt to fortify your illusions and your
attempts at escape. This can only darken the clouds that are now cast over you.
This can only disappoint you as a form of temporary stimulation and compound
your sense of isolation and misery.
KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE FREE. There is no restraint now, for Knowledge will merely
give you where you are intended to be given and express itself through you
where it is intended to be expressed. This will free you from all inappropriate
involvements and engagements and will lead you to those individuals who are
waiting for you. This will lead you to those circumstances that are for your
greatest benefit and for the benefit of others who are involved. Here Knowledge
is the guide. Here you are the recipient. Here you are the contributor. There
is no greater freedom than this, for in this you are free.
YOURSELF OF THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR, and in your two deeper meditation
practices, once again enter into stillness and silence. Once again allow your
mind to be quiet, for in this you are free. Prepare yourself for your practices
by repeating the idea and dedicating yourself to your practice. Without your
domination, your mind will be free and will experience its own depth in
167: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
The word “tacit” is used in this Step: “…you cannot use Knowledge to fulfill yourself. That must be a tacit
understanding.” What does tacit mean? In
Wikipedia we find “tacit knowledge.”
>region-ing can be scalable if the building
blocks are set up to do so –
Step 166 – My mission is great. Therefore, I am
free to do small things. “…be content doing small things in the world. Be
simple and humble in the world so that greatness may flow through you without
The Step directs repetition of the idea and direct
consideration saying: “This is the right use of your mind which will lead you
to a greater understanding. Here the mind is not merely weaving visions and
illusions to take itself away from its own anxiety. Here the mind is examining
its own content. Here the mind is working on behalf of Knowledge, as it was
intended to do.”
8:25 p.m. The eve of New Year’s Eve. I’m silent and
still for the Millennium. Pondering S2K - What is small – Why do I continue to
be overwhelmed? When might I have a more supportive environment?
Things remain slow at work. Slow learners. I can
become a better teacher – but the systems have to be systematized. Time to set
goals. The technology revolution is projected to run ten years. The next
barrier might then be 2010-2012. If I focus on region work for the next ten
years – how far can I get. Can I get a pay check?
It is a cut & paste – modular world to get the
layout you need. I learned cut and paste as the 2nd page editor for
the High school paper _
Cut & paste regions to get the alignment you
Practice #2 “My mission is great. Therefore I am
free to do small things.” I seem to be doing all things.
[Were it not
for my interaction in the world, I would not be what I am, where I am. I traces
back obviously as I found in Plan-Do – but if I’d kept to cars, or grocery
store, or Navy, or studied engineering or law, or never married/divorced before
having children – I wouldn’t be here – Urantia,
ACIM, RUOW – spiritual path?]
→ All small actions, though I have big thoughts.
→ Remain simple and humble – yes I can do that.
→ Deep consideration “My mission is great. Therefore
I am free to do small things.”
This is backward to the world. With a great mission
there would be no time to do small things. Yet, paradoxically – GC say I’m free
to do small. Small assumes unimportance, but this says all small is important.
What level? – Perfection.
How do I know what small things are required of me?
I’m overwhelmed with small things. There are so many – I can’t even make a
list. They depress me. I’m not free – I’ve big small things – my duty to do.
Self-analysis will continue. This is some of mine. You will have your own.
Journal second time x2
Step 166.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.