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 235 - The power of Knowledge is becoming evident to me. (MP3) Entry for Step 234 - Knowledge serves humanity in all ways.
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Step 235 - The power of
Knowledge is becoming evident to me. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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Step 235 - The power of Knowledge is becoming
evident to me.
IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR YOU TO RECOGNIZE the power of Knowledge,
for it is far greater than anything you have imagined. Yet, it is far simpler
and more subtle than that which you can yet comprehend. It can be seen in the
innocence of a child’s eyes; it can be imagined in the greatness of the
movement of galaxies. In the simplest gesture or the greatest act, it can
ALLOW YOURSELF TO ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE ONLY BEGINNING
to realize the presence of Knowledge in your life and in all life. This is determined
by your capacity for Knowledge, which, along with your desire for Knowledge,
you are now cultivating. That is why day after day you practice stillness and
peace and only interrupt these practices with practicing the active engagement
of your mind for great purposes. Here you are building your capacity as well as
your desire, for each day you must practice because of the desire for
Knowledge, and each practice develops your capability to experience Knowledge.
YOU ARE BEGINNING TO RECOGNIZE the presence of
Knowledge, the power of Knowledge and the evidence of Knowledge. Remind yourself
of this upon the hour and do not forget. Once again, in the depth of your
longer practice periods, give yourself completely to entering stillness and
peace, for this will undo all blame and unforgiveness within you and will show
you the power of Knowledge, which you are now learning to accept.
PRACTICE 235: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
234 - Knowledge serves humanity in all ways.
This Step gives a beautiful vision of Knowledge in
the world. It doesn’t seem like I was able to take in all of that in the first
pass through Steps. Year two, I focused on the challenge set forth in the third
Goal: Face myself completely. Promise – All I will find is K!
From the Journal:
a.m. Monday, March 6, 2000
a day. Sarah will be here in 19 hours. Cindy is totally off. ---
will get me where I need to be. This is what I Know. My focus is the work. This
drama and trauma is of little benefit to me. ---
have work to do. I have Sarah to try to get to treatment.
a.m. Step 234 - "Knowledge serves humanity in all ways."
a.m. This volume ends and the next begins. ---
a.m. Where am I? I am a stumbling, bumbling, fumbling student of Knowledge –
with little maturity and lots of drama and trauma about me. It appears to be
the way of the world. I'm doing my best to be here and find my place. I feel
clear in my vision, though relationships get choppier by the minute. People
point to a past that is no longer there – whenever rear-view vision of the
future. Now is often overwhelming. Sarah will be here tonight. She needs to… I
don't know. Everyone has needs. Someday they will be seen for their pettiness.
The end of the world is the entry into the greater community. This is the
revelation. Amen and Amen. El-tor to T-om working on his dots.
p.m. Sarah is here. It really looks like P-- has quit. I kept the housing
workshop going forward. Don't know about River Rec? Where will this lead? I
have no clue. It could help lead me to reclaim Knowledge. My choice is to use
life for that purpose.
If your life is stressed out, how do you find time
to do Steps? If you don’t make time to do Steps, what will stress do to you?
Let us keep at it. The practicality has shown through clearly here and there,
but change does not come easy, as has been explained previously in the Steps.
Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 234.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.