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 355 - I can be at peace in the world. (MP3) Entry for Step 354 - I must experience my True Home while I am in the world.
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Step 355 - I can be at
peace in the world. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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I can be at peace in the world. Step 355
IT IS POSSIBLE TO BE AT PEACE IN THE WORLD because
you have brought the source of peace with you. You can be at peace in the world
even though the world is a place of active engagement, a place of difficulty, a
place of challenge and a place of necessary accomplishment because you carry
peace within you and because of the fire of Knowledge. From Knowledge all
meaningful thinking and activity emerge—all true inspiration, all important
ideas and all great expressions. Yet, Knowledge is greater than its
expressions, for it is a light unto the world.
YOU ARE AT PEACE IN THE WORLD because you are with
the light of the world, and yet you are engaged in the world because you have come
here to work. Only through participation by following each step can you realize
that there is no contradiction between peace and work. There is no separation
between stillness and activity. This you must fully experience, for it is a
complete experience, and your capacity for this experience must be increasingly
expanded. Your understanding and comprehension must be continually expanded. Your
engagement in life must become increasingly harmonious and uniform. Your
discernment regarding relationship must be increased and actually applied. All qualities
that are associated with the cultivation of Knowledge must be elevated as well.
This will make it possible for you to have peace in the world, for you were
meant to have peace in the world. Peace in the world is an expression of your
True Home in the world and in this you will find yourself.
a.m. I must experience my True Home in the world. That seemed easy in the
woods yesterday, hard on the patio today. I look at my life and my
retirement resources and wonder what earthly lesson I missed. I'm not loved and
appreciated like I thought I'd be. I focused so much on work I didn't take time
to even look at ICMA [retirement program] and do a better job. I knew I should,
I just didn't learn how to do it. Too distracted by people problems I couldn't
solve. True Home T-om is a fine vision.[coincidence]
than giving myself to practice and listening/being alert to guidance, I don't
know what to do.
would change viewpoints some. If we're already under mind control, there's a
different strategy needed. I am connected to no folk culture, like the Tibetans
or other dispersed tribes/culture.
an interesting dilemma for a Wednesday morning.
a.m. At work. The new fiscal year. Like the citizens of war-torn Yugoslavia –
who went to work to keep civilization alive – I need to keep the programs living
– even though the "Commission" has no Knowledge. It is a challenge to
experience "My True Home while I am in world."
(True Home) my name is the goal. I should leave now and go out into the world?
That would not be responsible.
not a fine enough, refined enough person to be Keeper/Sustainer of True Home.
This is the goal – a happy coincidence with some synchronistic meaning. I work
here in my turtle shell, under my rock for the framework of cooperation – to
make visible that which works.
p.m. A weird – little progress day. I came home @ 5 p.m. Intending to work on
my company. I'm not certain there's anything there to make a company of. I
certainly don't have the bearing for self secure authority of a consultant. I
could go for another Exec. Dir. job – or SU – or just make VA regions work for
the 3rd sector. I couldn't get a business card printed from Publisher 2000. It
doesn't use Avery forms.
is ready to leave Jamie and the kids. Sarah got a $300 speeding ticket and
wants help. I'm still going to Houston.
this point my life and those connected to it aren't doing too well. I could
have taken different paths. Is it time to change it now?
least I found in my files the two articles I published in Praxis. Couldn't find
– 354 – "I must experience my True Home in the world;" was difficult
in the a.m. and throughout the day. I was going in the woods; no – then to the
office where I really need the experience, but then here… too late.
must be the real connection – the goal – to experience True Home T-om when you
are in the world.
to Know True Home and then bring your Knowledge into the world – that is a
Evolution gauged in terms of ever-increasing capacity to:
– experience relationship & communication
– experience and express Knowledge
→ it is my prayer
that these increase. I don't know if they are.
p.m. Remaining confused. Trying not to be indolent.
Some days are easier than others. Still there is
forward movement. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 354.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.