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 219 - I will not let ambition deceive me today. (MP3) Entry for Step 218 - I will hold Knowledge within myself today.
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Step 219 - I will not let
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I will not let ambition
deceive me today. Step 219
AS KNOWLEDGE IS NOW BEGINNING TO GERMINATE within you,
do not allow your own ambition to deceive you. Your ambition is born of your
personal need for recognition and reassurance. It is an attempt to counteract
fear by controlling the opinions of others. Your ambition here is destructive,
but like all other faculties of mind that are now misappropriated, in time it can
serve the greatness of Knowledge. You have not achieved this state yet;
therefore, do not attempt to do anything with your Knowledge, for it is not for
you to use Knowledge but to receive Knowledge. It is in your receptivity to
Knowledge that you will find Knowledge to be of the greatest service and
usefulness to you.
DO NOT LET AMBITION PULL YOU WHERE YOU CANNOT GO.
Do not let it misappropriate your vitality and your energy. Learn to become patient
and calm with Knowledge, for Knowledge has its own goal and direction in life,
which you are now learning to follow.
THROUGHOUT TODAY IN YOUR HOURLY PRACTICES and in
your deeper meditations as well, allow yourself to be without ambition, for you
do not know what to do with Knowledge. In your longer meditations, allow this
to free you so that you may enter stillness and leave the world of physical
PRACTICE 219: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
The Step advises: “You are not yet wise, so keep Knowledge within yourself today. Allow it
to strengthen itself. Allow it to grow.” The Teachers will make this sort of recommendation often. This is a
journey of personal growth that is internal and keeping things to yourself is a
means of building discernment. No instant results.
Note relating to WISDOM – “A worthy goal.”
In the margin: “Knowledge/HS have deep roots now!”
From the Journal:
a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2000 – Sarah may get to rehab. ---
a.m. Sprawl is irreversible in the short term. It began in the 1950s – it hasn't
peaked. Plus there is more, more travel. John Naisbitt – 1/7 of the
world economy would be travel.
p.m. @ Little Bear – 218 #2 "I will hold Knowledge within myself
p.m. Where am I? --- Sarah is in the hospital for treatment. M.E. took her
there. I spoke to Sarah this a.m. she still was willing to go – M.E. must have
gotten it quickly. ---
Called the hospital – she's asleep
p.m. – regional KnowledgeWho can use – needs to know regions?
Yes, I am doing the Steps and leaving notes with in
a complex life, just like you. Be sure to leave some notes for yourself for the
review coming up and years later.
Journal second time x2
Step 218.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.