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 251 - If I abide with Knowledge, there will be no confusion in my relationships. (MP3) Entry for Step 250 - I will not hold myself apart today.
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Step 251 - If I abide with Knowledge, there will be
no confusion in my relationships. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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If I abide with Knowledge, there will be no
confusion in my relationships. Step 251
IF KNOWLEDGE IS NOT CONFUSED, how can you be
confused who abide in Knowledge? To abide with Knowledge, however, means that
you are not attempting to resolve things, to understand things, to control or
to persuade things without Knowledge. You are not attempting to fulfill your
specialness by using another to enhance it. You are not attempting to
substantiate your errors by casting blame upon another.
WITH KNOWLEDGE THERE IS NO CONFUSION IN
RELATIONSHIPS. You know who to be with and who not to be with, and there is no blame
in this. You know where to devote yourself and where not to devote yourself,
and there is no condemnation in this. You choose this over that, not right over
wrong. You go here not there because here
is where you must go. How simple this is and how totally effective. This affirms
Knowledge in all individuals, and no one is condemned. Here the gates of hell
are opened and all are free to return to Knowledge, for the gates of hell are
open already, and Knowledge is calling to all who dwell there to return to God.
For what is hell but life without God and life without Knowledge? It is life
imagined, that is all.
THEREFORE, RECEIVE THE CALL OF KNOWLEDGE, which is
the call of God for you to awaken and participate with life. You can do nothing
alone, and your relationships will be clear when you abide with Knowledge.
Remember this upon the hour and in your two longer practice periods today,
dedicate yourself to actively looking at every single primary relationship
involvement that you have had. Recognize in them the frustrations and the
confusion, the great expectations and the great disappointments, the bitterness
over error, the sense of failure and the projections of blame. Then, realize
that with Knowledge none of this need be, for with Knowledge the meaning and
purpose of each relationship was recognized at the beginning of your
involvement and was affirmed at the end.
REALIZE IN YOUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIPS that with
Knowledge all things will be clear, and you may proceed without guilt or blame and
without compulsion or need. With Knowledge you may follow that which is
precisely beneficial to you and to your beloved, for all relationships are
honored and blessed through Knowledge, and all individuals find their rightful
place with one another. In this, each person is honored and his or her
Knowledge is confirmed. Let this be your understanding today.
PRACTICE 251: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
More powerful thoughts in this Step, if one can
read deeply and visualize.
“AS YOU THINK ABOUT THIS, gratitude will naturally
arise within you, and you will realize that the ground upon which you walk and
everything that you see and touch that is useful and beneficial is the result
of giving and cooperation.”
On the Steps page I wrote as a big conclusion:
“its all cooperation”
conclusion at the bottom of the page:
are already cooperating to hold each other down, let us cooperate to lift each
From the Journal:
a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2000 – Last night’s River Rec meeting went well – it
was well attended. --- Knowledge was out in full force, supporting all in the
a.m. – Data structure – and management – in order to coordinate – there needs
to be a data coding system that works across the spectrum.
p.m. Practice #2 --- Interesting forum @ SU for the Community Consensus
Coalition. What is my product? I dream of supporting regions with data. There
must be a way – even though I have no product – what can I say?
Not too much in the journal. The lesson on
cooperation feeds the work ideas I've worked on, though they are not well
understood in a world that thinks everything is based on competition. This
lesson will be reinforced going forward. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 250.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.