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
I am part of a Greater Force for good in the world. Step 233
Greetings All –
I am part of a
Greater Force for good in the world. Step 233(MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
I am part of a Greater Force for good in the world.
THIS STATEMENT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE, though from a
separated point of view it may be very difficult to understand. It is not expected
that you will understand today’s idea, but it is given you to experience its
power and potency, for being representative of truth it can lead you to the
truth, which is the experience of Knowledge. This is the greatest possibility
for any idea—that it can be a doorway to Knowledge.
THIS IDEA, THEN, MUST BE APPROACHED PROPERLY. You
must realize the limitations of a separated point of view and not attempt to
judge the value of this day’s idea. You cannot judge it. You can only respond to
it or deny it because its truth is greater than your current interpretation.
Recognizing your current limitations in this regard gives you access to
greatness, for without protecting that which weakens you, you may find your way
to that which strengthens you and gives you purpose, meaning and direction.
YOU ARE PART OF A GREATER FORCE FOR GOOD, for this
force is joined and directed by Knowledge. Knowledge here is beyond what any
individual can own. Therefore, there is no “your” knowledge and “my” knowledge;
there is only Knowledge. There is only your interpretation and my
interpretation, and in this there can be discrepancies, but Knowledge is
Knowledge. It leads people together; it takes people apart. If it is truly
comprehended from stillness and objectivity, its true direction can be
discerned and followed.
TAKE STRENGTH TODAY AS YOU REPEAT THIS IDEA upon
the hour. Know that all of your efforts on behalf of Knowledge are supplemented
by those who practice with you—those whom you can see and those whom you cannot
see. In your deeper practices allow your own self-discipline, which prepares
you to enter into stillness and peace, to be supplemented as well. Thus, your accomplishment
today will supplement the efforts of all others who practice, those who are unlearning
the false and those who are learning the true along with you.
PRACTICE 233: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
232 - My calling in life requires the development of others.
I’m not alone. We aren’t alone.
On the Steps page:“There
are others out there doing – whatever it is I’m doing for this is needed by the
From the Journal:
a.m. March 4, 2000
> a regions network - a region=network – that is how everything works. What
appears to be singular – a locality, a family, the human body is, on
inspection, a network. All things network –the “net” is the thing – Greater
Community network. In the great sea of humanity – individuality is the driving
force – to stand out – everyone can be a Cisco router – every human brain is a
PDC brings together the data of the region – others come to mine and refine.
the region to become information rich will lead it to a better economy – this
can't be done w/o educating; investing –
p.m. At the office to do timesheets before my Saturday hike. ---
p.m. @ Little Bear for Practice #2. I was at work from 1 – 5:15 doing my
time sheets. I'm here now. "My calling in life requires the development of
others." This is true – I'm not too good at helping others develop it
Others are developing, we are developing, for a
flexible, dynamic, evolutionary future where in the moment, each will have to
make good decisions.
The Steps page:
This is work. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 232.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.