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 278 - What is changeless will express itself through me. (MP3) Entry for Step 277 - My ideas are small, but Knowledge is great.
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Step 278 - What is
changeless will express itself through me. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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What is changeless will express itself through me.
TRUTH IS CHANGELESS, BUT IT EXPRESSES ITSELF within
the world of changing circumstances and changing understanding. Thus, it
appears that truth is changeable, yet the source of truth is not changeable.
You who live in a world of change and are undergoing change yourself must
realize that your Source is unchangeable. Realizing this you will have a
foundation for trust in your Source. Trust can only be truly established when
it is based upon that which cannot be changed, assaulted or destroyed. In this,
your faith and trust will have a true foundation. You realize that what is
changeless, which is the source of your trust and the recipient of your trust,
will express itself in the changing world in changing ways. Thus, its
expression will meet your every need. It will serve you in every circumstance.
It will function on every level of understanding. It will actualize itself in
every place of human endeavor. Thus, it will appear that the truth is
changeable, for it operates in different ways in different environments, and it
is recognized in different ways from different points of view. Yet truth
itself, which is Knowledge itself, is ever changeless, ever loving and ever
THEREFORE, TODAY UNDERSTAND how relative and
changeable your ideas are and how much you identify with that which is
changeable, that which cannot stand upon its own. As your identity becomes
founded in Knowledge and not merely on ideas, speculation or beliefs, you will
begin to experience the permanence and security that only Knowledge can bestow.
As you realize that your true life is changeless, then you will feel free to allow it to
express itself in changing circumstances. Here you will escape all fear of
death and destruction. Here you will find peace in the world, for the world is
changing, but you are not.
PRACTICE 278: Read the lesson three times today.
277 - My ideas are small, but Knowledge is great.
is temporary” I wrote in
As I’ve mentioned before, I studied A Course inMiracles – ACIM from 1989 on through 1998, when I began reading “Greater
ACIM wasn’t working for me, in that while it said
everything in the separation was an illusion and that all I needed to do was
change my mind, I could not see my tiny mind as having created the entire
illusion. I did change my mind enough to have a “Holy Instant” twice, a sense
of connection to everything, but the earth, the universe and our lives in it
were not an illusion I could change.
Someday the earth would probably be too hot to
support life as our sun became hotter and hotter. I’d seen a scientific
projection of that on C-SPAN’s BookTV. This is temporary physical conditions
which my eternal soul ought to be able to survive. If anything, the world I/we
experienced was a collective illusion, so many minds would have to change.
What it seemed I needed was “illusion management”
skills, something that would help me navigate in this world to which I’d come
for reason’s not yet clear.
The Steps to Knowledge did seem to be providing a
means of dealing with an evolving, temporary environment where people were
experimenting with free-will, often denying God in the process. Very confusing
to a person like me, seeking to serve the Creator.
The full pages look like this:
The concluding thought:“getting to relationship
escape world of ideas,
A way to understanding where I/you/we are, what
I/you/we are doing, why I/you/we are here could be emerging.
This day the journal entries were all devoted to
April 19, 2000
277 – "My ideas are small, but Knowledge is great."
at every idea that you hold dear, whether it be positive or negative. Look at any
idea that you believe in or adhere to. Examine your relationship to the primary
ideas that govern your life." Then remind self K is greater – "escape
world of ideas and enter the world of relationship"
I believe in or hold dear:
much comes to mind. What is an idea?
Freedom is the goal of life.
Learning is the key to Knowledge.
Working hard gets one rewards.
Spirit is accessible.
Past truth 4:50 p.m. April 19 - "Knowledge is"
p.m. Practice #2. I thought a lot about this during the day.
greatest ideas E=MC2 or the decoding of DNA, mathematical theorems –
are little compared to the innate Knowledge which the Creator used to manifest
goal is to escape the - Past truth - Past truth - Past truth world of ideas and
go to the world of relationships.
seems my work problems were being in the world of ideas & not
I hold dear are my relationships to the kids, family, friends – and nature/my
ideas? Have I any?
The day of this Step April 19, 2000 was good. For
me the promise I saw in S2K then has been fulfilled and increased, as the
challenge now it to understand and experience more. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 277.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.