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 307 - Knowledge is living within me now. (MP3) Entry for Step 306 - I will rest in Knowledge today.
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Step 307 - Knowledge is
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Knowledge is living within me now. Step 307
KNOWLEDGE IS LIVING WITHIN YOU, and you are learning
to live with Knowledge. Thus, all darkness and illusion are dispelled from your
mind as you come to realize what your life has always been and will always be.
As you realize the changelessness of your true existence, you will realize how
it wishes to express itself in the world of change. Your Knowledge is greater
than your mind, greater than your body and greater than your definitions of
yourself. It is changeless yet ever changing in its expression. Beyond fear,
doubt and destruction it abides within you, and as you learn to abide with it, all
of its qualities will become your own.
THERE IS NOTHING THAT THE WORLD CAN PROVIDE that
can in any way compare to this, for all the world’s gifts are momentary and transitory.
As you honor them, your fear of losing them will increase. As you hold them to
yourself, your anxiety about death and destruction will be enhanced, and you
will re-enter confusion and frustration. But with Knowledge, you may possess
things in the world without identifying with them. You may receive them and
release them according to the necessity of doing so. Then, the great anxiety of
the world will not affect you, but the power of Knowledge that you carry will
affect the world. In this way, you will affect the world more than it affects
you. In this way, you will be a contributor to the world. In this way, the
world will be blessed.
REJUVENATE YOURSELF IN KNOWLEDGE in your deeper practice
periods in stillness and remind yourself upon the hour of the power of Knowledge
that you carry this day. Let not any doubt or uncertainty dissuade you, for
here doubt and uncertainty are completely unnatural. You are learning to become
natural because what could be more natural than being yourself? And what could
be more yourself than Knowledge itself?
PRACTICE 307: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
A day of rest was experienced today. From the
AM. May 18, 2000 – 30 years PDC [since organization in 1970]
is a struggle to maintain the nothing that we have.
today – “I will rest in knowledge today.’
need a rest – even as the world moves forward.
2100 [my projection of the
future this day]
continuous fragmentation of earth’s people into smaller geographic units of
local government continued throughout the 20th century. The local
units of government, by design, look inward and protect their borders.
Empire builder – empires are good.
countervailing trend in the world driven by commerce and a global,
instantaneous communications infrastructure, was regional movement of people,
goods and services. The disparities of wealth that were a byproduct of
investment and wisdom, called for greater community in daily thinking by all
citizens of the ultimate bounded locality – planet earth itself.
world where local networks represented markets for housing and labor, as well
as goods and services, prosperity shifted to regions where cooperation across
local boundaries could take place.
had primarily been a top-down strategy
are always regional/because our transactions were made possible by the crossing
think of the U.S. as a single country – yet there are states and local
boundaries that fragment us.
will rest in knowledge today.” The text unites Jesus and Buddha –
hope the region will find a director that can help it go the next 20 years –
met a businessman at Dulles Airport. When I told him my business was promoting
cooperation among local governments he asked, “Do you have any customers?”
answered: “Cooperation isn’t everyone’s first choice for a strategy.” (Yet we
only exist due to massive, continuous, cooperation.)
Jesus – “Those that have the Internet, let them surf.”
transition is necessary, but I’m not wise enough to make it smooth because I
have no idea where knowledge is taking me; though I have the sense of a
message. If only it were 40 days in the wilderness – it feels like 40 years.
truly need a rest –
& South Korea – plan new talks after 50 years of war. It is hard to remain
separate when the world around you is working together
& Trans – the two – regional systems that bring together the region –
Planners Casebook – LFPDC
wide-ranging day in terms of topics, including North and South Korea. Change is
slow or may appear non-existent. Several of these ideas I do not agree with
today, having had more time for experience and thought. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 306.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.