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 225 - Today I will be serious and lighthearted all at once. (MP3) Entry for Step 224 - Review
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Step 225 - Today I will
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Today I will be serious
and lighthearted all at once. Step 225
THERE IS NO CONTRADICTION IN TODAY’S MESSAGE for you
if it is understood. To take your life seriously is to receive its true grace,
which will make you very happy. Therefore, you must be very serious with
yourself as you are learning now to become a vehicle for Knowledge, and you may
be very happy and lighthearted that Knowledge is with you. This, then, is the
true application of your mind, for you are lighthearted with that which is
lighthearted, and you are serious with that which is serious. A mind that is
serious in its outward direction and lighthearted in its internal delight will
be a mind that is fully integrated. This will be a mind where Heaven and Earth
THE GRACE THAT YOU WILL BE RECEIVING THIS DAY will
engender happiness and true appreciation, yet the application it calls for will
require your serious engagement, your sincere dedication and the genuine
application of your mental and physical faculties. Here your strengths
represent your happiness, and your happiness is strengthened by the application
of your true abilities.
THINK OF THIS UPON THE HOUR as you repeat your idea
for today. As you attempt your deeper meditation practices, seriously engage your
mind so that it may experience the lightheartedness and the great joy of
Knowledge. In this, you will see that today’s idea is entirely uniform in its meaning. In this, you will not
confuse that which is happy and that which is serious. This will give you a
greater comprehension of the world.
PRACTICE 225: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
I went outside and stood on the
patio. It is relatively warm. It is so amazing to be here in this life. It
isn't the most beautiful – yet nonetheless amazing.
Sarah is home at Mary Ellen's. I
am so thankful her rebellion time was so short.
7:55 a.m. A review day after two
weeks. I slept lightly and had a lucid dream where – in a living room setting,
I on a couch, a man came up – got in my face and was hitting me with martial
arts type moves. I kicked out – putting my foot in his gut – and physically
kicked out – waking myself up about 1:49 a.m. It is good that I was pointed
away from Cindy. I couldn't sleep – so I got up for a message? – no – I just
sketched to get rid of tension and came back to bed.
5:42 p.m. ---
– The practice –
6:05 p.m. Remote viewing myself
from my teacher’s perspective I truly feel sympathy for my soul. I ought to be
able to have a broader perspective – I see Tom surrounded by tough
– 211 "I have greater
friends beyond this world." This is very encouraging. Others would say
fantasy. Since I've expressed guides – it is no stretch – local planet/local
heaven – universe? – My own transport memories – other planet high-rise –
volunteer scenario –
– Step 212 – a positive – good
lesson – put to use as Sarah's situation in Houston unfolded.
213 – “I do not understand the
world.” 101% true – this lesson was very timely and beneficial. I'm thankful to
have S2 K at this time, in this place – for my life – 3rd eye movements as I
embrace this idea.
214 – “I do not understand
myself.” – A profound lesson for its truth.
11:29 p.m. Completed reading through
the 13 Steps taken for review. My life is changing as I and understand more
11:45 p.m. Review complete.
Objective report for the student Thomas Joseph Christoffel. Adequate progress.
Needs an hourly bio chime for focus. And, doing okay overall.
The Leading Angel.
In journaling, I’ve always written down those
thoughts that presented themselves. This may sound and feel odd at the time.
Later, they might be odd or profound – Where did this come from? Listening for
Knowledge is like that. Discernment needs to be applied, but first
understanding its use and purpose is important as well.
Finishing with the Steps page:
Knowledge and no play make Jack a dull boy(?) Any Steps student is given much in
their life, past and present, to think about. The intent is good.
Journal second time x2
Step 225.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.