Step 289 - Today I am a student of Knowledge. (MP3) Entry for Step 288 - Enemies are only friends who have not learned to join.

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Step 289 - Today I am a student of Knowledge. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

Today I am a student of Knowledge. Step 289

BE A REAL STUDENT TODAY. Give yourself entirely to your learning process. Do not assume anything, for true students do not assume anything, and that is what enables them to learn everything. Realize that you cannot comprehend Knowledge; you can only receive it. You can only experience its extension through your life into the world.

THEREFORE, ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE RECEPTIVE TO KNOWLEDGE. Do not allow yourself to be receptive to the ambivalence that permeates the world. Maintain your distance from this ambivalence, for you are not yet strong enough with Knowledge to face ambivalence and to render your gift into an ambivalent world. Do not be ambitious in this regard, or you will overstep your capacity and will fail as a result. As Knowledge grows and develops within you, it will lead you into areas where you are able to serve. It will lead you into situations where you have an adequate capacity to render it.

BE A STUDENT TODAY. Do not try to use the learning to fulfill your own ambitions with it. Do not let your own personal ideas guide you today, but be a student of Knowledge. When you are certain of something, carry it forth as wisely and as appropriately as possible. When you are uncertain of something, return to Knowledge and simply be at peace with Knowledge, for Knowledge will guide you. In this way, you will become a true and active agent of Knowledge in the world. Knowledge will extend itself through you into the world, and all that you receive will be given into the world through you.

IN YOUR DEEPER PRACTICES TODAY strengthen your ability to enter into the realm of Knowledge. Today go deeper than you have ever gone before. Today be a student of Knowledge. Enter Knowledge. Experience Knowledge. In this way, you will become more and more engaged with its power and its grace. In this way, you will realize its purpose in the world, which can only be realized through participation.

PRACTICE 289: Two 30-minute practice periods.

Picture: When I first did this Step, I wrote out on the back of a business card: “Tom Christoffel A Student of Knowledge 5/1/2000”. It is in my “Day Runner” calendar, address and to do list pocket binder. These have been replaced by smart phones for most, but I still keep the paper calendar – because technology fails. This statement of intent is still operational and I’m still a beginning student.
Yesterday:  Step 288 - Enemies are only friends who have not learned to join.

A powerful Step. First time through, noted in the margin:

Make friendsin 2000; 12/4/2005 added “cooperate with all.” In Knowledge, life is so simple. Am I doing something wrong?

The journal was busy, due to regions. Knowledge related thoughts bold.

11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 30, 2000 – regional intelligence – the faculty to understand boundaries and networks and to utilize them in an open manner which adds value for the benefit of all life on earth. A regional perspective is needed to reintegrate thinking to overcome the power of localization/fragmentation. Holy, Holy, Holy – 3 levels of wholeness –
Father/Son/Holy Spirit

I continue to be open to these thoughts and will bring this view to those I can – introduce it into the stream of thinking – I am not alone in this thinking – I'm humbled to be presented with such thoughts – my soul is honored and seeks to be of service.

10:39 p.m. As the planets align – my meaning, direction, purpose come into alignment.

From ground level – we only see/experience our local environment. As we move through space the environment tends to change – reflecting the environment, the various habitat kingdoms. From high points – natural or man-made, or flat expanses – the plains with mountains in the distance – or at bodies of water, our mind sees the greater view – a region. When we were hunter-gatherers we might have migrated with the seasons, following warmth, avoiding cold. Settling later – we adapted to the climate changes – rather than move. Having experienced cycles, the spring comes again.

Most of our experience of the greater world is through remote viewing – assisted by cameras, telescopes, binoculars, microscopes and imagination.

We are lonely explorers in these territories – maps attempt to give us a sketch of the organization.

LO – What thresholds of learning must be 1st reached to be an organization?

Organizations must 1st learn self-perpetuation – unless they are Ad Hoc from the start.

Are we chartered – like governments – granted the right to exist under the laws of the land?

Are we chartered souls in uncharted territory? Is it "Just in Time" creation – Knowledge unfolds itself before us. We need the senses to perceive it – in its richness.

Though new to the world, those in older bodies carry the survival knowledge to protect offspring, to nurture them to adulthood, and to perpetuate the family lines, tribal lines, racial lines, and the cultures of transmission.

6:10 p.m. Conflict? Reading Harry Beckworth, "The Invisible Touch" and S2K. Trying to understand the service business I think I'm in. How can I create a business demand for "regional perspective?" How can governmental ownership be changed? My life is okay – why worry about anything? I'm trying to understand what went wrong with the PDC – mostly did not have the talent. When I did, I couldn't reward it. There is something wrong when nonprofit ='s little or no value. These people don't even value government – they don't own it like people in Wisconsin did/do – or at least that's how it felt. Governance shouldn't be equated with "not doing" – that best which governs least.

Sustainable order – a more perfect union – is the goal, where the cumulative value of civilization leads to a better life.

8:18 PM. I was going to go out to the store, office, park – but realized I'd not been in the car today or left the yard. That seemed good – to have stayed home for one day – the first in who remembers how long – to have kept it simple this day – only at home.

I was in new territory as I went into these Steps. Let us continue.


Journal second time x2 Step 288.  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.