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 279 - I must experience my freedom to realize it. (MP3) Entry for Step 278 - What is changeless will express itself through me.
Greetings All –
Step 279 - I must
experience my freedom to realize it. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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Step 279 - I must experience my freedom to realize
FREEDOM IS NOT A CONCEPT OR AN IDEA. It is an
experience. Therefore, it must be realized in many, many different
circumstances for you to see its universal application. This you are given time
to accomplish. This will make all of your activities meaningful, purposeful and
valuable. Then, you will have no foundation for condemning yourself or the
world, for all things will strengthen your understanding of the necessity for
Knowledge and all things will be the recipients of Knowledge.
THEREFORE, GIVE YOURSELF TO PRACTICE, preparation
and application. Do not identify merely with ideas, for even the greatest idea
is meant to be an expression in changeable circumstances and will itself be
unstable. To have genuine stability in the world, you must identify with
Knowledge and allow Knowledge to demonstrate its power, its efficacy and its
benevolence within the world. You must experience your freedom to value it and
to comprehend its meaning in the world. This is why you are a student of
Knowledge. And this is why you must apply everything that you are learning in
your preparation here.
REMEMBER THIS UPON THE HOUR as you are engaged in
the world. Remember this in your deeper meditation practices where you are
engaged in your inner life. In both arenas, Knowledge must prevail. In both
arenas, your freedom must be exercised to be realized. In your deeper
meditations, exercise the strength of your mind to enable it to come into
stillness and quietude. Do not let fear or ambivalence dominate you this day.
You are practicing your freedom and exercising it, for you can only be free
when you are still inside, and if you are still inside, you are free already.
PRACTICE 279: Two 30-minute practice periods.
278 - What is changeless will express itself through me.
Here at the end of the Step page I write the
statement "the world is changing [then questioningly add] - it must?"
Do you feel the air getting rare, like being high
on a mountain at a vantage point where more of the world can be seen. Not that
many reach or are taken to this perspective. One’s thinking is stretched, yet
there may already be in our mind a similar thought that was never expressed –
there was no audience to hear it, no one who would understand.
The journal entries are few, but positive. It
begins with a home-made affirmation about my being a “Student of Knowledge.”
a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000
of what the world is saying or doing, I am on the path as a Student of
Knowledge and I will be guided to where I most need to be and will do the work
I've come to do.
p.m. "What is changeless will express itself through me." Step 278.
Your source is unchangeable"
is changeless, but it expresses itself within the world of changing
circumstances and changing understanding."
Creator has no need to create, no need to change. The creation consists of
regional is a strategy, not an issue
your competing markets are using a regional strategy and you are not, then it’s
p.m. Ordered my new PC today - $1500. An investment in TJC Designs. Talked a
little to Ed D… - I told him I was going to ride it out.
I recall, I first said, "The work is too important.")
There is reference to work, but for a man, work is
one’s identity. Thus it can be taken too seriously. Women now have this option
as well. One of those: “of changing
circumstances and changing understanding”
The full Steps page looked like this:
Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 278.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.