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 187 - I am a citizen of the Greater Community of Worlds. (MP3) Entry for Step 186 - I am born of an Ancient Heritage.
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Step 187 - I am a citizen
of the Greater Community of Worlds. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
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“I am a citizen of the
Greater Community of Worlds.” Step 187
YOU ARE NOT MERELY A HUMAN BEING in this one world. You
are a citizen of the Greater Community of Worlds. This is the physical universe
that you recognize through your senses. It is far greater than you can now
comprehend. The extent of its relationships are far greater than you can even
imagine, for reality is always greater than imagination.
YOU ARE A CITIZEN OF A GREATER PHYSICAL UNIVERSE. This
acknowledges not only your Lineage and your Heritage but also your purpose in
life at this time, for the world of humanity is growing into the life of the
Greater Community of Worlds. This is known to you, though your beliefs may not
yet account for it.
TODAY, UPON THE HOUR, affirm your citizenship in
the Greater Community of Worlds, for this affirms a greater life that you are
now beginning to discover. In your two meditation practices, once again enter
stillness and quietude. This growing experience of stillness will enable you to
understand all things, for your mind was created to assimilate Knowledge, and
this is how understanding comes about. The accumulation of ideas and the
accumulation of theories do not constitute either Knowledge or understanding,
for understanding is born of true affinity and experience. In this, it has no
parallel in the world and can thus serve the world that you perceive.
PRACTICE 187: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Note: “You are
a citizen of the Greater Community of Worlds.” This is a claim that might take one a while to recognize, but the truth
has a certain inevitability once the mind can envision the context.
As citizens of the Greater Community we should be
able to travel about in the sky in some craft that isn’t as boring as a conventional
airplane or noisy helicopter. We might then observe the world below somewhat
like today’s picture shows. Not a simulation, this is a pod of the London Eye in 2009.
a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2000 - … I choose to begin Step 186 – practice #1
p.m. Where am I? Totally burned. …
stock market flies and I’m still rooted in fear and not knowing how to get back
in – October would have been good – I now see.
feel a downside risk – I don’t know it.
186 – “I am born of an Ancient Heritage.” – It says “In essence it is a pure
experience of life and inclusion.” This is the HI I feel in the woods on the
path – not always HI – but always inclusion. This also at the Chapel – and here
Family…form the growing body of Knowledge and inclusion in life which you are
now capable of experiencing.”
the mysterious formation of Spiritual Family and its joining – “…fully
available to serve you in the immediate circumstances of your life.” This I
need now… “Knowledge is here already.”
p.m. I’m tired. I’ve meditated, eaten – will read my prior journal and go to
can’t leave here – I’ll just have to reduce expectations.
→ How do you
build a world? I don’t know.
p.m. Reading the prior journal – 11/26/99 to 1/16/2000 – found some good stuff.
I’m up to Dec 26 and need to sleep. I shall recover and compile the ideas I’ve
found here and in this process.
Amen & Amen
More notes on the Steps page. This is a powerful
Step in terms of presenting a greater perspective for life.
In the journal I note that I’m going back to read
the previous journal and finding some interesting thoughts. This is not a
scheduled Steps Review, but something that the journals provide. If you travel
or have some time for a book or magazine, but nothing is around, you can “read
yourself.” It may be entertaining, enlightening or even a bit sad, but this
also serves as a means to understand your growth. It may be that you captured a
thought with some Knowledge in it and don’t recognize it until later, or in
combination with other thoughts.
Journal second time x2
Step 186.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.