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 223 - I will receive Knowledge this day. (MP3) Entry for Step 222 - The world is confused. I will judge it not.
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Step 223 - I will receive
Knowledge this day. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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I will receive Knowledge
this day. Step 223
UPON THE HOUR RECEIVE KNOWLEDGE. In your two deeper practice
periods, receive Knowledge. Give yourself to receiving Knowledge. This is your
practice for today. Everything else is merely a form of confusion. There is no
event in your outer life that need replace your practice today, for Knowledge
blesses all things within you and without. It dispels that which is unnecessary
and purposefully engages you with that which is necessary and has true potential
RETURN, THEN, TO KNOWLEDGE, regardless of the
circumstances of your outer life. Receive Knowledge so that you may have
certainty in the world and so that you may understand your own meaning and value.
PRACTICE 223: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
may not be too hard to agree that: “The world is confused,” getting
to a point of not judging is something that may be harder to achieve. It is the
practices where we are to try this, hourly and deeper. The Step gives us this
direction on the entry into stillness:
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.”
Steps page, is this attempt to diagram the relationship as explained:
12:15 a.m. February 23, 2000 – River Rec tonight –
This evening very hungry – eating all night.
Sarah is in good shape in the hospital. She'll be
moving on – he says she's done with Lloyd.
S2K – Today – very confused.
I recorded the extent to which M---‘s leave was on
the calendar and timesheet differed. My sense is to present it to Bev. I don't
With S2K – the idea suggested is that my mind/body
can get out of the way, more or less, the Knowledge will come through.
stressed, I eat a lot. That is probably true for most. S2K reflections are
interspersed with the human relationship stress. Can mind/body be gotten out of
the way? Yes, with practice – more so, but then we must return from Stillness.
Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 222.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.