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 237 - I am only beginning to comprehend the meaning of my life. (MP3) Entry for Step 236 - With Knowledge I will know what to do.
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Step 237 - I am only beginning to comprehend the meaning
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I am only beginning to comprehend the meaning of my
life. Step 237
YOU ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO COMPREHEND the meaning of your
life. This will naturally arise in your understanding without your efforts in
attempting to conceptualize it. The meaning and purpose of your life will
simply arise and be expressed today and tomorrow and in the days to come, for
Knowledge is that simple and fundamental. Thus, your intellect can be used to
deal with the physical necessities of your life, the particulars of your life
and the mechanism of your life, for this is the application of the intellect. Yet,
the greatness of Knowledge provides purpose, meaning and direction, which the
intellect can never provide. Therefore, the intellect is a faculty that has a
true function here, for it serves the greatness of Knowledge.
YOU ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO COMPREHEND THE MEANING of
Knowledge and the nature of Knowledge. Think not that your conclusions thus far
are adequate to your needs, for you are a beginning student of Knowledge and as
a beginning student, you will not make the mistake of relying upon your
assumptions alone. For beginning students make few assumptions and are eager to
learn all that is necessary for them. Be a beginning student today. Recognize how
little you know and how much you must learn. You have a lifetime to learn this,
and yet your lifetime must be activated and strengthened beyond what you have
realized thus far. In time, the greatness that you carry will express itself
through you in actions both great and small.
TODAY, IN YOUR DEEPER PRACTICE PERIODS where you
enter stillness, allow your awareness of Knowledge to be cultivated further. Attend
to your practice like a patient gardener who does not demand that all plants
bear fruit today, but who understands the seasons of growth and change. Allow
yourself to have this comprehension, for in time you will understand
objectively how human beings develop and grow and what they carry within them. When
you leave this world, if you are successful in cultivating Knowledge and in
allowing it to give all of its gifts into the world, you will then be able to
become one of the Teachers of those who remain behind. In this way, you will
fulfill your learning in the world by contributing all that you have acquired in
the world to others. In this, your gift is fulfilled and theirs is furthered.
YOU ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO COMPREHEND THESE WORDS. Today
strengthen your experience of Knowledge so that the comprehension of these
words may deepen within you. Upon the hour repeat today’s idea so that all of
your activities and all of your engagements, in whatever environment you find
yourself, are conducive to your practice. For there is no event or interaction
which Knowledge cannot bless and harmonize.
PRACTICE 237: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
When will I know what to do and when to do it?On the Step page I wrote:
In the journal, a New Heaven and a New Earth?
From the Journal:
a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000
marvel at the biology which the soul rides. --- The book of Revelation predicts
the end of the world. – Now with a GC perspective that is a situation where our
world – anthropocentric – would end mentally. Revelation says a New Heaven and
a New Earth. The new earth is where humanity sees itself as one race and the
new heaven is one where, with other beings, God is not human form.
p.m. Finally to write, but tired much of the day. Went to an AA meeting –
Sarah's first. It was a good meeting – focused people. The topic was patience.
the meeting I sensed Knowledge at work. I'm experiencing the presence of
Knowledge more often.
Life can be very
complicated. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 236.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.