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 302 - I will not resist the world today. (MP3) Entry for Step 301 - I will not lose myself in anxiety today.
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Step 302 - I will not
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I will not resist the world today. Step 302
DO NOT RESIST THE WORLD, for the world is the place
you have come to serve. It is the place where Knowledge will express itself as
you learn to become a vehicle for Knowledge. Allow the world to be as it is,
for without your condemnation it will be far easier for you to be in the world,
to utilize its resources and to recognize its opportunities.
DO NOT RESIST THE WORLD, for you are from beyond
the world. The world is no longer a prison for you but the place for you to contribute.
To whatever extent you have not been able to adjust to the world in the past
and to whatever extent being in the world has been difficult for you, you are
now looking at the world in a new way. You have sought the world to replace
Knowledge, and now you are realizing Knowledge is being given to you from your
Source. Thus, the world is no longer being used as a substitute for Knowledge
and the world can now become a canvas upon which you can express the potency of
Knowledge. Thus, the world becomes what it rightfully is in your life. For this
reason you do not need to resist the world today.
AS YOU PASS THROUGH THE WORLD THIS DAY, remember
this idea upon the hour and let yourself be present to whatever circumstance you
are in. Allow your inner life to be still so that Knowledge may exert its
influence and its guidance for you. Allow yourself to carry certainty today—the
certainty of Knowledge. This is a certainty that you have not invented or
constructed for yourself. It abides with you always, in spite of your
DO NOT RESIST THE WORLD TODAY, for Knowledge is
with you. In your longer practice periods, remember this idea both before and
after your meditations. In your meditations escape the world into the sanctuary
of stillness. The greater your involvement in the sanctuary of stillness, the
greater ease you will have in being in the world, for you will not be
attempting to use the world as a substitute for your Ancient Home. Here the
world becomes beneficial to you, and you become beneficial to the world.
PRACTICE 302: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Life in America is the definition of anxiety. That
was true in the year 2000 and is more so today. What is it like where you are
located? Is there any way to get away from it? On top of that, the Great Waves
of Change are coming. Can we limit anxiety in the face of these challenges? The
Step says: “You are abiding with Knowledge,
which is the source of all certainty in the world.”
Does this “certainty” lead to less anxiety? It
does, with practice. A full journal this day. Many questions of this self.
Yours may be similar or totally different.
a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000 – The day I received my 1st computer – Win 98 –
Office 2000 –
Info Sys – using MS tools – integrating goal structure –
manage Knowledge –
→ The public
corporate planetary database is set up for National/State/Local →it only
deals with regions in the U.S. by MSAs – it leaves out were rural America – use
the regional template –
What do I value? What am I looking for? I value the earth – the natural
environment and people, for which the built environment is required. I value
civilization, the cooperative use of intelligence to create varieties of music,
literature, films, that entertain/teach – I value stability and risk. I value
communication, of which I've experienced less than I want with others –
looking for my right place, my work, my true family and peers, that I might
contribute. I want to be less busy – so I can discern more – learn – teach
→ I'm building my
foundation for spacetravel – for boundary crossing
Where am I? The geography channel> the regional template
Planet Database –
Where does _____ live?
What's the address/coordinates
Akashic Records –
→ tools for
regional diplomacy -
→ we organize to
simplify, to strengthen. – the danger is rigidity – loss of adaptability –
→ organization is
a response to environmental conditions
→ if an
organization continues to grow/survive – that suggests appropriate design – it
still needs to adapt, if the environment changes.
→ a learning org
is one that regularly asks "Where am I" in relation to its
environment to check that it is sustainable and growing –
→ Jokes about
changing a light bulb seem to assume the lightbulb is burned out. Sometimes the
bulb or the fixture need to be changed when the light is still working.
Stillness – I am the tree mapping the forest.
→ visitors to my
branches tell me of the greater world – give me a remote view. As I've grown,
I've been able to attract bigger birds –
- Knowledge – S2K/GC way of K
term is a welcome frame for the expression of my souls true need for
relationship with the Creator
am an agent for regional intelligence, a diplomat at large for life in the
p.m. Practice #1 – late – needed to find my crystals – anxiety/concern. Step
301 – "I will not lose myself in anxiety today."
p.m. At the Dickey Ridge trailhead – Skyline Drive – getting away from the
anxiety traps of the day. Cindy going ballistic over??? Her tiny room, her poor
living conditions – what? The PC was frustrating for a number of reasons. I'd
like some alcohol (what anxiety) but came here first for Practice #2 – "I
will not lose myself in anxiety today."
Another attempt to map the spiritual relationships
as explained thus far. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 301.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.