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 222 - The world is confused. I will judge it not. (MP3) Entry for Step 221 - I am free to be confused today.
Greetings All –
Step 222 - The world is
confused. I will judge it not. (MP3)
The world is confused. I
will judge it not. - Step 222
THE ONLY JUDGMENT THAT YOU CAN MAKE UPON THE WORLD
is that it is confused. This judgment does not require anger, sadness, loss,
resentment, hostility or revenge. It does not call for attack in any form. The
world is confused. Judge it not. How can the world be certain when the world is
without Knowledge? You may look upon your life thus far and realize the extent
of your own confusion. How could it be otherwise when you were without
Knowledge? Knowledge is with you now, as it was then. You are beginning to reclaim
Knowledge so its certainty can express itself through you increasingly. This is
the great gift that you are now learning to receive. It is a gift the world
will learn to receive through you.
EACH HOUR AS YOU LOOK UPON THE WORLD and all of its
activities, judge it not, for it is merely confused. If you are in distress today,
judge yourself not, for you are merely confused. In your deeper practice
periods today, allow yourself to enter stillness. You enter stillness simply by
wanting to enter stillness. It is a gift that you allow for yourself. To do
this, you give yourself to receiving the gift. Here there is no giver and
sender of the gift, for the gift reverberates between you and your Source.
Knowledge and its vehicle merely affirm one another.
THE WORLD IS CONFUSED. It is without Knowledge. But
you are a gift to the world, for you are learning to receive Knowledge this
PRACTICE 222: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Many pictures were considered for today. This
is a time exposure that was, as I recall, interrupted by a truck on the bridge.
It is blurred as a result, communicating confusion, or so I felt.
and getting out of confusion. Today’s journal entry is not that long. A
technique used nominally to get to one’s real feelings is to write with your
opposite hand. If right handed, write left handed or vice versa. The
right-brain/left brain idea was that the brain hemispheres are manifested by
the opposite side of the body. To be “right brain” creative, use the left hand
to let that out. “Left brain” functions were nominally more logical and
regimented, expressed in right-handed writing.
science has gotten more sophisticated no doubt and I’ve not got time to get
caught up, but in the journal this day is a list of "Solutions"
produced in this manner, written with my left hand. The penmanship is very
poor, but all the items are valid advice for me at the time. Is the source
common sense, spirit or Knowledge? Perhaps some of each.
wise, journal entries are not in full sentences; I use dashes and arrows and …
often. I put to text what is in the journal will few corrections – word
spelling, spelling out abbreviations sometimes, so it is very lightly edited.
In today’s entry I did have an arrow between the 8:17 time and the a.m.
6:34 a.m. February 22, 2000 "I am free to be
I've been meditating an hour – going past the buzzer. I'm half here – waiting
for Knowledge to come through. If I can clear up the backlog, I can move on to
the real work.
Regions work – Faith w/o works is nothing. The
challenge is making manifestation work.
1. Talk to M---
2. Talk to Bev
3. Talk to everyone - communication is the way.
4. Focus using the system
5. Be on time
6. Keep with the Steps
7. Listen to your heart
8. More time in exercise
9. Wait on the market
10. Go to Wisconsin
11. Enjoy the present
12. Trust your intuition as you have.
13. Reach into the stillness – it is always with
14. Love your life
15. Be about my work.
spiritual practices acknowledge any value in being confused and living with
that confusion? I don’t think so, at least not directly. Students of Knowledge
get a view of the world closer to what we experience, without blame or excuses.
Step 222 will continue to work this mental territory.
Journal second time x2
Step 221.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.