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 300 - I receive all those who are my Spiritual Family today. (MP3) Entry for : Step 299 - Nome Nome Cono Na Vera Te Nome
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Step 300 - I receive all those who are my Spiritual
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I receive all those who are my Spiritual
Family today. Step 300
RECEIVE THOSE WHO ARE YOUR SPIRITUAL FAMILY, who
guide and assist you, whose efforts on behalf of Knowledge supplement your own
and whose presence in your life is a confirmation that true community exists in
service to Knowledge. Allow their reality to clarify your own, to dispel all
the darkness of isolation and all of the weakness of individuality so that your
individuality may find the strength of its true contribution. Do not dwell
alone in your thoughts today, but enter into the presence of your Spiritual
Family, for you are born of community and into community you now enter, for
life is community — community without exclusion and without opposite.
REMEMBER THIS UPON THE HOUR TODAY. In your longer
practice periods, engage your mind actively in attempting to understand the message
that you are given today. Try to understand what Spiritual Family really means.
Try to understand that it is intrinsic to you. You did not choose it. You are
simply born of it. It represents your accomplishment in Knowledge thus far. All
accomplishment in Knowledge is the reclamation of relationships, and your
Spiritual Family are those relationships that you have reclaimed thus far in
your return to God.
THIS WILL BE BEYOND YOUR COMPREHENSION, but your Knowledge
will resonate with the message for today and the invocations that you have
practiced in previous days. Knowledge will reveal what you must know and what
you must do. You are not meant to be burdened with attempting to understand
that which is beyond your comprehension. But you are given the responsibility
to respond to the communication that is being given to you from the mystery of your
own life and from the power of God in your life.
YOU ARE PART OF A SPIRITUAL FAMILY. You receive
this through your experience, an experience which will confirm your
participation in life and the great purpose you have come to serve.
Another deep Step. It says: “Allow yourself to penetrate the mystery of your
life, for the mystery of your life is the source of all meaning in your life,
and it is this meaning which you seek today.”
I’ve come to use this image for the mystery of my
It is a fishing trawler heading out in the San
Francisco Bay. Greater Community Spirituality – Chapter 3 – What is Life Force?
Says: “You are the captain of your ship, but it is
not up to you to determine where it is sailing and for what purpose. Even what
your ship contains is beyond your authority. Consider these words carefully and
do not make a mistake here. To become the captain of your ship is a
responsibility and a power that few people have ever assumed. To become a true
captain means that you are aware of everything concerning the protection,
maintenance and well-being of your vessel and that you have respect for its
secret cargo and its true destiny. While many people proclaim that they are the
captain of their own lives, they have no idea what this means.”
This ship is heading into the mystery, it is me, it
could be you.
The journal entry is short and reflects confusion:
a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000 –
by GCW – which says we are at risk from mental domination by alien races from
the GC, but that our action can only come about in the smallest communities –
a.m. The world is fully in play – 6 billion people – yet I'm confused; it is
confused – I'm a beginning student doing baby steps to understand community.
p.m. Comedies, sherbet w/chocolate chips – no relax, no satisfaction
I’m a beginning student; it is confusing. That was
so long ago the earth only had 6 billion people. Now it is over 7 billion. Let
us continue. This is the only source with answers.
Journal second time x2
Step 299.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.