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 216 - There is a Spiritual Presence in my life. (MP3) Entry for Step 215 - My Teachers are with me. I am not alone.
Greetings All –
Step 216 - There is a
Spiritual Presence in my life. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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There is a Spiritual
Presence in my life. Step 216
THE SPIRITUAL PRESENCE IN YOUR LIFE is ever with
you, ever available to you and ever reminding you to look beyond your own
judgments. It is forever providing for you the support, the assistance and the
guidance necessary to minimize the wrong application of your mind and to
strengthen the right application of your mind to allow Knowledge to arise
YOU ARE NOW LEARNING TO RECEIVE and to respect this
Spiritual Presence, and in time you will realize its great importance to you
and to the world. This will generate greatness and humility all at once within
you, for you will realize that you are not the source of your greatness, but
the vehicle for its expression. This will keep you in true proportion and
relationship to that which you serve. In relationship you receive all of the
benefits of that which you claim to be your own. And yet, with Knowledge you
will not become self-aggrandized because you will realize your own limitations
and the depth of your own need for Knowledge. With this understanding, you will
realize and accept the source of life. With this, you will realize that you are
in the world to serve Knowledge and that the world is meant to be the recipient
THERE IS A SPIRITUAL PRESENCE IN YOUR LIFE. Feel
this upon the hour as you repeat today’s idea. In your two deeper practice
periods enter deeply into this Presence, for this Presence is most assuredly
with you and wishes to give itself to you this day.
PRACTICE 216: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
is a Spiritual Presence in your life.”
p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2000 – Dad’s birthday. I didn’t remember until
just now. It was VAPDC [Virginia
Association of Planning District Commissions] meeting day. I lobbied the GA [General Assembly] for our MIF [Minimum In-stream Flow – North Fork Shenandoah River] – people
received me well … the Valley needs this success.
phone message when I got home – Sarah is out of jail and M.E. found a treatment
place for her to go into.
I came home I wanted to go get some wine. Outside the door on the back porch –
I realized I had time for my second practice – Step 215. “My Teachers are with
me. I am not alone.” – conditions include “First, they must help you to realize
your need for Knowledge.” – Done – in fact 7/16/82 – my rebirth day was
accepting my need for “Spirit.” With encounter of the GCW two years ago - this
introduction/The Steps was/is the “need” realized.
ideas aren’t big enough, strong enough – I seek Knowledge -
Seems there is some progress on my part. Perhaps
you’ve had some as well. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2 Step 215.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.