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 200 - My thoughts are too small to contain Knowledge. (MP3) Entry for Step 199 - The world I see is emerging into the Greater Community of Worlds.
Greetings All –
Step 200 - My thoughts
are too small to contain Knowledge. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
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“My thoughts are too
small to contain Knowledge.” Step 200
YOUR THOUGHTS ARE TOO SMALL, for Knowledge is
greater. Your beliefs are too narrow, for Knowledge is greater. Therefore,
treat Knowledge with mystery and do not attempt to create a form for it, for it
is greater than this and will exceed your expectations. Allow, then, for
Knowledge to be mysterious so that it may yield its gifts to you without
restraints. Allow your thinking and ideas to apply to the visible world that
you see, for here your thinking can develop in a useful manner as you
understand the mechanism of your physical life and of your involvement with
others. Yet, allow Knowledge to be beyond the mechanical application of your
mind so that it may flow into each situation, bless it and give it purpose, meaning
REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS IDEA upon the hour and
consider it seriously in whatever situation you find yourself. In your two meditation
practices today, allow yourself once again to enter stillness, using the RAHN
practice if you find that helpful. Allow yourself to go beyond ideas. Allow
yourself to go beyond habitual patterns of thinking. Allow your mind to become
itself, for it was made to serve Knowledge.
PRACTICE 200: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
yourself to go beyond ideas. Allow yourself to go beyond habitual patterns of thinking.
Allow your mind to become itself, for it was made to serve Knowledge.”
Step 199 encourages exploration and considering the
future, but without giving it form. I became interested in the future after
reading Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock” in 1970. I learned that there was a
profession of city planning and decided that was what I wanted to study for
graduate school. I was in the U.S. Navy at the time. Within two weeks of making
this decision, I was talking to Virginia Tech professors on the Old Dominion
University campus in Norfolk, as they were beginning a program to help ODU establish
an Urban Affairs program. As I was going to shore duty for the next two years,
I could and did enroll. Later I joined the World Future Society and in that
framework learned about what people were envisioning for the world. I used it
to promote regional cooperation.
From the Journal:
1, 2000 – S2K – Step 199 – The world I see is emerging into the Greater
Community of Worlds. There’s little I can do for David & Sarah – except
love them and have faith their Knowledge will come forth.
however be able to contribute on this planetary emergence.
a.m. – Earth already is a partnership. Local is assumed to be cooperative,
regional anti- or less cooperative.
things small is intended to keep them simple, but large also simplifies –
Enroute to Philly for the return to Dulles. S2K talks about our needing to move
more quickly into the future; not looking back. I don’t really know what that
means. I’ve been into WFS for a long time
and Fast Company from the start. …
p.m. … I want to do more to make the region work and add value. If I need to
move on, I will. It seems my children will need more support in their lives. I
want to be able to help them.
p.m. – Eliminating the past…
Plank – New minds replace the old minds, the old ones don’t change much. I need
to find/grow new minds.
As usual, in addition to where the Step was
pointing, there were other concerns in my life. The Step page has notes:
The “one planet regions,” singular and plural together, and
the Ark of Cooperation – Its not raining aliens yet,” from the second time through Steps. Our perception
of the world having to get bigger. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 199.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.