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 306 - I will rest in Knowledge today. (MP3) Entry for Step 305 - I feel the power of love today.
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Step 306 - I will rest in
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I will rest in Knowledge
today. Step 306
IN KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL FIND REST AND REPRIEVE from
the world. In Knowledge you will find comfort and assurance. In Knowledge all
that is truest in life will abide with you, for in Knowledge the Christ and the
Buddha are one. In Knowledge all the great achievements of the great Spiritual
Emissaries unite and become revealed to you. In this, their promise is
fulfilled, for they have given themselves for this purpose. Thus, the Knowledge
that you receive today is the fruit of their giving, for Knowledge has been
kept alive in the world for you. It has been kept alive by those who have
received and contributed it. Thus, their lives provide the foundation for
yours. Their giving provides the foundation for your giving. Their acceptance of
Knowledge strengthens your acceptance of Knowledge.
THE PURPOSE OF ALL TRUE SPIRITUAL TEACHING is the
experience and the manifestation of Knowledge. This can imbue the simplest gift
and the greatest gift, the most mundane action and the most extraordinary
action. You are in great company, you who practice Knowledge. You receive the
gift of the Christ and the Buddha. You receive the gift of all true Spiritual
Emissaries who realized their Knowledge. Thus it is that your participation
today is given strength and foundation as you carry on the great purpose of
keeping Knowledge alive in the world.
TODAY UPON THE HOUR and in your two deep meditation
practices, rest in Knowledge, which is living within you now.
PRACTICE 306: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
This Steps says powerfully: “ALLOW LOVE TO BE IN YOUR LIFE TODAY, for Knowledge
and love are one.”
My reaction the first time through, considering the
last line, was humility in response to the promise:“Here
your Teachers will become more active for you, for they will prepare you to
contribute this effectively so that you may fulfill your destiny in the world.”
In 2009, my focus fell on: “your sense of separation from life will disappear,”
which led to a diagram.
The journal entry, upon review, ran a bit longer
than my first post showed, so this has been expanded. Accurate dating in the
journal is important. You don’t know how well you’ve done, unless you do
something like this.
p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000 – I relish the time in stillness. Perhaps, like a
"runner's high" there is a "meditator's high." After being
still in the woods, it is hard to come back into the world – (of course – food,
clothing, shelter, are nice). Were it that meditation was my work in the world…I'd
live off others – as I do now.
not highly motivated for my job – the work pillar – is it only balancing out?
a.m. The birds chirp outside, the world is newly green in spring. It is good to
be at this point in Steps, so my soul blooms with nature. Today's Step is:
"I feel the power of love today." Even though I'd scanned/red ahead
all the lessons for the next two weeks – I was surprised by this Step.
Knowledge is love – that was what I felt last night – that's what I feel in
stillness. It was important to be in the woods yesterday and I followed the
urgings to be there.
don't know how I fit this into my mundane life – which holds no draw to rouse
me in the a.m. I'm ready to go back to my Ancient Home, except I would abandon
David and Sarah, and others – but they are my true life anchors –
→ "I am to
be prepared to contribute more effectively."
p.m. On the log → my 2nd practice
– It was not full of love as was the noon meditation. I'm very hurt by events
at the office – yet I do not see how I could have gotten out. I made errors –
and they are being corrected I suppose. My job is a little problem – it has
become intermediate – but eventually will become stable or disappear.
truly learned – and perhaps that is worth it. I just never seemed to have any
options. Why was that so? The Trail here has been a great refuge – and of
course I've had unlimited coffee and chocolate.
Knowledge is love – then what is love? To have this moment is an experience of
love. If I were a tree – this is all the world I'd need – though I couldn't
really exist w/o the rest of the biosphere.
are plenty of folks in the world involved in one world/global/one planet
promotion who might partner with me.
not paid enough attention to the ritual of the region – well – yes I have –
people just don't see it.
the bright side – my file folder 1 – 7 system is working well at home for
self-management. What really is important? I don't know.
PM. Hurt and angry – on the practice day – "I feel the power of love
regret – ---
regret marrying M.E. – It was all fear of being alone.
It is good to have a strong Step. Catharsis is not
an easy process. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
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.