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 234 - Knowledge serves humanity in all ways. (MP3) Entry for Step 233 - I am part of a Greater Force for good in the world.
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Step 234 - Knowledge
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Knowledge serves humanity in all ways. Step 234
KNOWLEDGE ACTIVATES ALL MENTAL AND PHYSICAL
ABILITIES for good. It directs all manner of individual pursuits that are for the
benefit of humanity. In the arts, in the sciences, in all endeavors, in the
simplest gesture and the greatest act, Knowledge demonstrates a greater life
and strengthens all of the highest qualities in individuals who are engaged
BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS GREAT, you do not need to
associate it only with great things, for the expression of Knowledge can
permeate even the smallest word and the tiniest gesture. Thus, they too can
have the greatest impact upon others. The power of Knowledge within one individual
is to activate the power of Knowledge in other individuals and thus stimulate
and support the regeneration of life within minds that are living in separate
fantasies. Within the world you cannot see the overall potency of this, but you
can experience it within your own life and see it demonstrated within the
context of the relationships with which you are now engaged.
DO NOT THINK YOU KNOW. You either do or you do not.
Remember this, for the opportunity for self-deception is still with you because
you have not yet been willing to face yourself completely, fearing that what
you would find would discourage or destroy you. Yet, when you face yourself
completely, all you will find is Knowledge.
IN YOUR DEEPER PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY allow
yourself to enter stillness once again, utilizing the methods that you have
learned thus far. Do not allow anything to distract you from your purpose. You
are part of a Greater Force, and this Greater Force is supporting you.
PRACTICE 234: Two 30-minute practice periods.
233 - I am part of a Greater Force for good in the world.
Today, again reading this Step, it is a no-brainer
to want to be in the “Greater Force for good in the world” as opposed to “the
forces of dissonance.” On the Steps page, I begin by indicating in the margin,
“no trouble” relative to the understanding.
From the Journal:
a.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000 –
have entered stillness – seemingly alone – but now envision a sphere – the
stillness point – from a variety of places, times and teaching resources –
lessons – souls are going in and out of stillness – and, of those souls – there
are ones to work. Souls may(?) go themselves – independent of the body
when they can.
"I am part of a greater force for good in the world."
a.m. Evolution of the "what is" is a design-build process – probably
more like design-build-maintain-adapt-overlapping life cycles and trends as the
limits of manifestation are tested. I now feel/sense being part of a larger
process – connected spirit, though isolated sometimes in my environment. I
always met my soul-mates in print – even at the University – I could not find
that content connection – though I did have friends.
a.m. The conservatives always win. today’s Washington Post is full of e-tail
failure post Christmas high. The failing of Value America – and other companies
in the overcrowded world of e-retailing. Amazon.com moves to be the Walmart of
E run-up was like the Tulip inflation – because of the short life of the concepts.
I moved my assets to cash a year ago. As everything went up, contrary to the
Y2K potential for tech problems in e-euphoria, I felt stupid but stuck to these
How much might I lose being out for one full year?
I'd seen cash be King once before, when deflation hit after the 80's run-up on
interest rates. Cash would be king.
Stick to the plan
Moving to cash from bonds was good, bonds have defined as the Fed raised
The market has lost nearly all its gains, so that growth in one year was 9% –
9,300 – 9,900 – in the period I was out. It is now up to 10,300 - but fragile.
an eye on speculation, yet being conservative – is a way to win. Money can
wait. I chose to wait. I've had to do that a lot. Make the best investments
given your perspective – syndicate/diversify and take the long view. The books
say all of that – but it takes experience to really know. The authors of books
can't get the full reality of words across.
I never did figure out how to invest in the market.
None of the books I read in the past covered how the markets are manipulated.
Journal second time x2 Step 233.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.