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 326 - The Greater Community is something I can feel but cannot understand. (MP3) Entry for Step 325 - The world is emerging into the Greater Community of Worlds. Therefore, I must be attentive.
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Step 326 - The Greater
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The Greater Community is something I can feel but
cannot understand. Step 326
HOW CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THE GREATER COMMUNITY when you
can barely understand the community in which you live, let alone the nation in
which you live and the world in which you live? Here you must only understand that
there is a Greater Community and that it is a larger context in which life
expresses itself. As humanity attempts to become one community and as you
attempt to become one person instead of many people, you will realize that you
emerge into the world as a larger person and the world emerges into the Greater
Community as a larger community. Here all individuality seeks community, for in
community it finds its true expression, its true contribution and its true
role. This is as true for you as it is for the world.
YOU CAN FEEL THIS. It is so evident. You can know
this, for this idea is born of Knowledge. Don’t burden yourself with trying to understand
all of this, for understanding is not necessary here. Only know and feel the
reality of this. As you do this, your understanding will grow naturally. It
will not be born of your own fantasy or idealism, but instead will be born of
Knowledge and experience. Thus, it will abide with you, serve you and make your
life more real and effective.
REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AS YOU PROCEED,
for understanding is born of hindsight and true application. Have confidence,
then, that your understanding will grow as your participation grows. You need
not understand the universe, but you do need to experience it. You need to feel
it within yourself and around you. You need to see yourself as one person, you
need to see your world as one community and you need to see your universe as a Greater
Community that, within a larger sphere of participation, is attempting to unify
itself as well. Thus, Knowledge works in all arenas and at all levels of
participation—within each person, within each community, within each world,
between each world and within the universe as a whole. That is why Knowledge is
so great and why, though you receive it within yourself, it is far greater than
you can conceive of.
THUS IT IS THAT NOW YOU MAY EXPERIENCE the Greater Community
and not separate yourself in attempting to understand it. Understanding comes
through participation. Remind yourself of today’s idea upon the hour and in
your two deeper practice periods, attempt once again to think actively what
this lesson means. Apply it to your experience. Apply it to your perception of
the world. Recognize those thoughts that are for it and those that are against
it. Recognize the inspiration and hope that this gives you and recognize the
anxieties that may be aroused. Take inventory of your thoughts and experiences concerning
today’s idea, but do not judge it, for it emanates from Knowledge. It is meant
to free you from the disability of your own imagination. It is meant to free
you and the world as well.
TODAY UTILIZE YOUR MIND AND YOUR BODY to become a
student of Knowledge. In this, you will learn to comprehend the meaning of yourself,
your world and the Greater Community of Worlds.
PRACTICE 326: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
This Step painted a picture that was recorded on
the margin of the page.
“The new Heaven & New earth” it says on the bottom. Above, the GC [Greater Community] calls to gaia /logos “come join us” and the earth responds “OK – be patient”.
The Greater Community is not the new Heaven. We’ll
be given some hints as to the location of heaven in future studies.
Earth is the same, but what makes it “New” is the
understanding that it is located in the Greater Community of Worlds, where
cooperation exists on another level compared to what most now know. To remain
free in this environment and not be managed by external forces, awareness and
resolve are needed.
The journal received a lot this day.
a.m. June 6, 2000 - Practice #1 Step 325 – The world is emerging into the
Greater Community of Worlds. Therefore, I must be attentive.
Amazing – how can I learn to work in the world? In order to promote regional
community I looked to GC for tools, the concept seeming scalable.
For years I've been given ET hints personally. I've noted in
channeling/messages – the mix of spiritual/physical ET communications. It is assigned
to "dimensional causes" that certain physical things are not always
my life – I was into science fiction. That ended about 11th grade? –
Stranger In a
Strange Land – the book with the greatest impact. I went into
college prep reading. [A Time magazine of 100 top books as of 1963 or so]
2001: A Space
Odyssey had a big impact – Future stories – THX-1138 mostly were confined to earth. Star Trek, then
Star Wars – told intergalactic – human centric – stories.
– always fascinating, but no sightings until recently [daylight disks, or so it
seemed] – so – regional cooperation, I learn, is really global cooperation, and
– that is intergalactic cooperation/control.
contact might occur in my span of years? S2K says sci-fi stories are not
preparation, but they prepare the world for something.
see this now, having been given the lesson. The focus on greater spirituality
did not reveal the greater physicality/community.
must remain viable/flexible for new views of the world relationships.
a.m. Where am I on the planet? How can I continue to promote movement to one
community? Many, many are castaways – yet the love of God is within them.
can I do from here? How do I organize to enhance community?
question earlier, given my team of guides/partners in study – how did I get to
this point? If there's a knowledge point – why the problem in crossover?
back at my investment choice last year, I wrote down two options – (1) go to
cash (2) get more aggressive. The first response was fear and I went with that.---
If I keep trying and am thoughtful – rather than superstitious – all have what
I need. The inexorable trend/need is to one community with diversity for all.
80/20 – [Pareto Principle]
a.m. June 7 – Back from Buffalo Gap H. S. The graduation of Sue M… – Sarah's [half] sister.
There she saw Bernice's parents – her grandparents – but no big introductions
were made. A good look at Americana – and a short reflection on my own
graduation 36 years ago – 1964 – I had modest goals then – just to get out of
Two Rivers. I got more interested in political science. College opened a broad
world of ideas, most of which I've bypassed now –
#2 I did in the car and throughout the day. To be attentive to the world
requires remote viewing. How does the world change?
frame of reference also expands significantly when the goal is unity in space.
As a consequence of this Step, and the other
Greater Community readings, my notions of “regional cooperation” have expanded.
That may not be something you were thinking about, as your career is most
likely quite different. Still the power of these ideas is something to attempt
to understand. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2 Step 325.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.