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 205 - I will not judge the world today. (MP3) Entry for Step 204 - I will be at peace today.
Greetings All –
Step 205 - I will not
judge the world today. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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Step 205 - I will not
judge the world today.
DO NOT LET YOUR MIND DEPRECATE ITSELF by projecting blame
upon the world. With blame the world becomes misunderstood, and your mind
becomes a burden rather than an asset to you. Today’s idea requires practice,
discipline and application, for your mind and all minds within the world have
been misunderstood, misused and misdirected. Thus, you are now learning to
utilize the mind positively by giving it a true function in service to
DO NOT BLAME THE WORLD TODAY. Do not judge the
world today. Allow your mind to be still as you look upon it. Knowledge about
the world arises gradually. It arises naturally. An idea may speak of it, but
an idea cannot contain it. Knowledge represents an overall shift in your viewpoint,
an overall change in your experience, an overall shift in your emphasis and an
overall transformation of your value system. This is the evidence of Knowledge.
DO NOT BLAME THE WORLD TODAY. It is blameless, for
it is merely demonstrating that Knowledge is not being adhered to. What else
can it do but commit error and folly? What else can it do but waste its great
resources? Humanity can only be in error without Knowledge. It can only create
fantasy. It can only engage in loss. Therefore, it does not deserve
condemnation. It deserves the application of Knowledge.
PRACTICE UPON THE HOUR NOT BLAMING THE WORLD. Do
not let hours pass without your involvement. Give this day to serve the world in
this way, for without your condemnation your love for the world will naturally
arise and be expressed. In your two deeper practice periods, allow your mind to
enter stillness. Without blame and judgment, stillness becomes accessible
because it is natural. Without the imposition of your condemnation, your mind is
allowed to be still. In stillness there is no blame or judgment. In stillness
love will flow from you in all directions and will continue far beyond what you
can perceive through your senses.
PRACTICE 205: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
This is an enjoyable Step. It is needed and turns
out to be life affirming. The entry covers this topic, with the earlier Steps
influencing my thinking. The first Allies of Humanity books was published in
2000 as an “underground edition,” a booklet bound like an office report.
Eventually there were three volumes. As of this point, I did not have a copy.
Reading the Allies material is
helpful, if you can squeeze it in, though you may be a student who learned of
the Steps through those materials.
From the Journal:
p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2000
204 – "I will be at peace today." I was going to skip the lesson
today, but I need it. At 8:30 AM went to Lord Fairfax Community College for the Civil War
battlefield project report – show Callahan's CAIT [Community Applied Information Technology] team. Work on
heritage tourism began in 1992 – it is now leading to an implementation plan.
are always @100% where we are. How could things move faster? How can we influence
through vision? I can see how my presence has shifted, connected, moved things
– and were I not here – could that have happened? I feel very fortunate to have
this perspective, but vulnerable – subject to being swept away.
at my four pillars – work is most unbalanced. I can only work myself out – but
energy lags, I have more to learn –
ACIM, S2K is focused on doing a "small part."
I cannot make sense of it all. I do not know – and this may be beyond the unknowable
writers talking on C-SPAN BookTV about their lives – Anchee Min, a Chinese
woman who grew up under Uncle Mao as a young Red Guard – and the bleak life led
in the name of the revolution – being told in America – two thirds of the
people lived worse. When growing up surrounded by poverty – that is all you
know. Humanity slung against existence to break it down.
might do or be something different. I need to simplify – travel lighter – get
rid of baggage.
have the will to contribute and this is my strength. I can see the results of
my work – though it is invisible to most. I almost reserved my.com today. It
will be "regions work" or "one planet regions" or
"local planet regions" – regions are sub local –> goal – to make
visible regional structure so that locals may make use of them
Send me your links –
p.m. Practice #2 – I spent 3 hours at the office setting up project category
codes in Outlook so I can do has assignments. I tried this earlier but did not
follow through. Like Tom Peters – it must be all projects – at a minimum how
get my management system structure even if the people I want to use it with our
p.m. To bed. If I look to the future – from what I see here – in this house,
from this vantage point – I don't see much. If I take into account what I've
read/seen on the net/on TV, in films/and in my limited travels… I get a
different sense. If I take into account what I feel in the woods, then there's
nowhere to go. I picture myself, as a long-lived fish in the depths of a
Pacific trench. Breathing very slowly – existing – like peace today –
Local Planet Regions – local and regional lifestyle. With TV – visual media,
the world comes to you in greater detail than in books/writing as was done in
the past. We also have the solar system/galactic view where earth is a local
planet in a regional system. What scale do you operate on?
Market regional data to the business community – back to that model –
On the Steps page, I copied in list form,
statements in the text “Respect for.” I do this often as a memory and learning
For today’s Step, we remain peaceful and do not
Journal second time x2
Step 204.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.