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 353 - My True Home is in God. (MP3) Entry for Step 352 - I am a true student of Knowledge today.
Greetings All –
Step 353 - My True Home
is in God. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
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My True Home is in God. Step 353
YOUR TRUE HOME IS IN GOD. Your True Home is. Your
Home is true. You are true. You are at home even now while you are in the
world, though the world is not your True Home. Because you are at home in the
world and because you are with Knowledge, you can give to the world and provide
exactly what it needs, and you will want to give this sense of home to the
world, which feels homeless and lost.
UPON THE HOUR REPEAT THIS IDEA and look upon people
in the world and see how homeless they appear to be. Remember how they are
truly at home but do not realize it. Like yourself, they are asleep at home. You
are learning now to awaken from your sleep, and you are realizing that you are
still at home because your Spiritual Family is with you, Knowledge is with you
and your Teachers are with you.
THUS IT IS THAT YOU ARE AT HOME IN GOD, even though
you seem to be far from your True Home now. You have brought your True Home
with you. How can you be where God is not if God is everywhere? How can you not
be with your Teachers if they accompany you? How can you not be with your
Spiritual Family if your Spiritual Family is ever present? It may seem
contradictory that you can be away from your True Home and be at home, but you
only seem to be away from Home as you look upon the world and identify with the
world you see. But within yourself you carry Knowledge, which is a reminder
that you are truly at home and that you are in the world to extend your True
Home into the world. For your True Home wishes to give itself to the world so
that the world may find its Homecoming.
UPON THE HOUR REMEMBER THIS, and in your two deep meditations
return home to Knowledge. Return home in the sanctuary of your inner temple.
Here you experience your True Home and here it becomes more real to you. As it
becomes more real to you, it abides with you more and more in your experience. You
must experience your True Home while you are in the world.
PRACTICE 353: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
The Step begins: “in your two meditation practices enter your periods of silence with
great reverence and devotion. These are your times of worship. You are truly
going to church now.” I conclude at
the top of the page: “Stillness is the time of worship.”
In the second paragraph, I write “H.S.” for Holy Spirit, an earlier name for Knowledge. I make an effort to map
The journal entries are short, but that’s not a
a.m. July 3, 2000
has unbalanced both the rural county and municipal county city economics. A
broader geographic base is required for balance.
title to the land is held by individuals, services to development are paid for
by the local governments/all taxpayers.
352 – I am a true student of Knowledge today.
HS – the intermediary between man/life and God. "K is here to enable you
to begin relationship meaningfully with yourself, with others and with life.
Through this you will be able to claim relationships and thus move towards your
True Home in God.”
relationship with myself has improved – I accept myself and seek K to be of
service to God. My relationship with Cindy and the rest of my family is
improved. I have more patience and understanding, more love. My relationships
at work with a few people are strained on their ends, but I'm making it work.
The greater relationships and potential for relationships in the world that I
see are now, and have been the focus of my soul for a long time. The bigger
picture is seen remotely – through technology – through imagination &
projection. Using the latter two w/o distortion is a challenge. Objectivity is
p.m. Penny S--- is here. I've not had any bourbon. I need to get off the sugar
diet – bread, coffee, and go protein/veg.
the Folk Life Festival [on the Mall in Washington, D.C.] I spent 1/2 hour in Practice
#2 during a Buddhist chant.
& Penny talked a lot. I said little. Today the Step "I am a true
student of knowledge today", was strong, but I don't know about my
practice in the world. [My mental compulsion is regions].
This is a difficult time of the year to be
finishing Steps. We will persist, so let’s carry on.
Journal second time x2
Step 352.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.