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 295 - I am now penetrating the mystery of my life. (MP3) Entry for Step 294 - Review
Greetings All –
Step 295 - I am now
penetrating the mystery of my life. (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]
I am now penetrating the mystery of my life. Step
YOU ARE PENETRATING THE MYSTERY OF YOUR LIFE which seeks
to reveal itself to you. The mystery of your life is the source of all that is
manifest in your life. All that will be manifest and is intended to be manifest
is embodied in the mystery of your life. Therefore, your current engagement as
a student of Knowledge is absolutely fundamental to everything you will do in
the world and to everything you will realize and fulfill in this life. It is
absolutely fundamental to your need.
ALLOW THE MYSTERY TO BE MYSTERIOUS. Allow the
manifest to be manifest. In this way, you will enter the mystery of Knowledge
with reverence and openness, and you will engage yourself in the world with a
practical emphasis and a concrete approach. This will enable you to be a bridge
from your Ancient Home to this temporary world. Then, you will treat life in
the universe with reverence and awe, and you will treat your self-application
in the world with conciseness and responsibility. Here all your faculties will
be properly cultivated and integrated, and you will be a vehicle for Knowledge.
WE WILL NOW BEGIN A MORE ADVANCED SECTION of your curriculum.
You may realize that much of what you are learning you cannot yet understand.
Many of the steps to follow will be to activate your Knowledge, to make it
stronger and more present within you and to evoke within you the ancient memory
of your true relationships in the universe and the meaning of your purpose
here. Therefore, we will begin a series of lessons which you will not be able
to comprehend but with which you must become engaged. You are now penetrating the
mystery of your life. The mystery of your life holds all the promise for your
REMEMBER YOUR LESSON THROUGHOUT THE DAY. Recite it
upon the hour and in your two deeper practice periods, enter into stillness and
peace. Allow yourself to penetrate the mystery of your life so that the mystery
of your life may be revealed to you. For all meaning, purpose and direction are
born of your origin and your destiny. You are a visitor within the world, and
your participation here must exemplify your greater life beyond the world. In
this way, the world is blessed and fulfilled. In this way, you will not betray
yourself, for you were born of a greater life, and Knowledge is abiding with
you to remind you of this.
PRACTICE 295: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
294 - Review
This thought recorded: “I do love the world.”
From the Journal:
a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000 – awakened early by a charley-horse in my leg – so – I'm awake – this is S2K Step 294 Review
day – henceforth – the practices shall be of greater depth – as my soul dances
closer in its quest for Knowledge – my life will be simplified/organized –
sense was to finish reading the messages in my black sketchbook. I read half
last night – 12/21/96 to 9/17/99. The number of Knowledge parallel points was
amazing and gratifying. As a student – I'm feeling movement –
a.m. – On the porch – my EOAS goal is Oct. 16, 2001 – 17 months – I've created
my own subject – regional intelligence – using networks in the world of bounded
localities to empower. Boundaries, unless illegal, or abusive, must be accepted
– common –
high risk diplomacy –
bottom up –
Local is not enough –
sneaker nets empower
→ To be a
publisher/writer takes great discipline – I've not had that to date – my life
will have to be redesigned/reorganized.
problem with efficiency in processes is that it has to be pointed in the right
direction. – Efficiency in the wrong direction – not guided by intelligence,
morality, it produces a mass –
computer virus clogs/destroys computer data/– A human virus – Nazis – commit
view – regional networking – internal/standard regions – & region to
viewing – seeing the world through data/maps/art
is easy to understand why I was attracted to WF S [World Future Society]–
– a model for managed competition – family sport – this serves earth diversity
world communication – internet
– world manipulation –
– LTWK – governments already influenced by ETs – as
the email/web community says.
a.m. Seeking, seeking to understand – on the CD – “Dance of Life” from “Sky of
Grace.” Why do I love percussion? I like background music –
some thought music/rhythmic sounds preceded language.
life was once all music – rhythm and song, work gangs – to establish rhythm of
tasks done together –
p.m.@ Little Bear – with my folding chair – for the long Practice Step 294
281 – "Above all else I seek Knowledge." was on Easter Sunday,
6:07 p.m. Finished reading the lessons and journal
for the two weeks. Overview:significant
change in my relationship to the world as a result of the expansion of my
relationship to Knowledge.
I read the last chapter of LTGCW today as well. This passes the "it
works" test – so I go to the next level of student commitment.
The change in me – since the start of S2K – feels
Throughout the review I was spacing out… There is
no call for stillness in the lessons – it just happens.
to begin heading out…
This is getting deeper and that is good. Let us
Journal second time x2
Step 294.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.