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 254 - I trust my Teachers, who abide with me. (MP3) Entry for Step 253 - All things I truly need will be provided for me.
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Step 254 - I trust my
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I trust my Teachers, who
abide with me. Step 254
TRUST YOUR TEACHERS, for they are entirely
trustworthy. They are here to initiate Knowledge within you, to remind you of your
origin and your destiny and to guide you in matters great and small. Trust your
Teachers. They will not take the place of your Knowledge but will step back as
Knowledge comes forward within you. Trust your Teachers, for they have already
accomplished what you are now attempting, and they are teaching it to you now
so that they may fulfill their destiny in the world. Trust your Teachers, for
they have no goal or ambition other than Knowledge. Thus, their approach to you
is entirely uniform and honest—without deception, confusion or conflict of
AS YOU LEARN TO RECEIVE YOUR TEACHERS, you will
learn to receive their approach to life. In this, they will give you harmony, balance,
power and direction. You cannot respond to honesty dishonestly. You must learn
to respond to honesty with honesty. You must learn to respond to direction with
a desire for direction. You must learn to respond to commitment with
commitment. Thus, in your response to your Teachers, you learn how to respond. You
learn to value what is valuable, and you learn to release or overlook what is meaningless.
AS YOU TRUST YOUR TEACHERS, you will trust yourself.
Remember this upon the hour. In your two times of great refuge and happiness,
in meditation, return to your Teachers whom you now trust. In stillness and in
silence they will abide with you, and you may bathe in the depth of their love.
You may experience their universal affection and receive their grace, which
will only stimulate your Knowledge, for only your Knowledge will be stimulated.
PRACTICE 254: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Teachers abide. In today’s picture you can decide:
are the clouds your Teachers and you the mountains, or is it the other way
around? Maybe you are one of the stalks of grass, or a tree, so the clouds and/or
mountains are your Teachers. This view is from the road west from Boulder up to
Gold Hill, Colorado.
253 - All things I truly need will be provided for me.
This Step contains a promise:
And orientation to life:
Writing it out helps affirm the thought.
Busy in the journal this day:
a.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000 – Stretching wakes me up and prepares me for the
day. Regions is my focus henceforth – getting the Marsh Institute. I have
completed my two years of test marketing. Now to go forward. Step 253 is
"All things I truly need will be provided for me." That has been true
a.m. Where am I? Being open to the things I truly need and letting go that
which is not needed. ---
problem… I have too many ideas.
regions for your benefit – the region is your backyard – backyard regions –
margin later: RIMBY-Region is my backyard – RIYP Region is your Place – Citizen
p.m. The afternoon plan is to go to Leesburg – Cindy, Sarah and I. Watching
Bristol on TV.
do I truly need?
goal is to be working in research that not only proves the value of cooperation
and a multi-regional approach to community, but implements conditions that
support it. We need more data about our world.
p.m. At the trailhead. No moonlight – can't hike in. I'll meditate here. I'm
concerned about many things, but do not doubt my need to follow S2K and
building relationships to Knowledge.
the 1980’s, when I was a single parent - It was Christ, Children, Career – Now
it is Knowledge – 4 pillars]
p.m. Knowledge – there is no other thing that I want – no other relationship
is variations on the theme – thus there is nothing new under the sun – high
volume both speeds up and slows down.
p.m. 4 minutes to go. My breathing is slow as is my metabolism. My mind is
still. Knowledge is moving me to the position I need to be. I have faith that
all things I truly need will be provided for me.
are greater communities. Beautiful planet is the vision.
there is so much, greater communication is needed. I do not have to be part of
the need in order to serve it.
Fender of Fender guitars – did not play guitar.
are only ever dealing with pieces of reality – never the whole thing.
p.m. Getting ready for bed. But I want is not of this earth. I've been seeking
as long as I can remember – though I didn't know it was seeking. S2K is moving
me in a direction that I am willing to go… Step 254 is "I trust my
teachers will abide with me." It says "trust your teachers, for they have
already accomplished what you are now attempting, …”
Edited it down, but still long. I discovered some
ideas I’d worked on for years. Record important events in your journal, this
will help you when you are looking back 14 years, as I am.
Journal second time x2 Step 253.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.