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 362 - I am learning to learn because I carry Knowledge within me today. (MP3) Entry for Step 361 - I am being led into the light of Knowledge today.
Greetings All –
Step 362 - I am learning
to learn because I carry Knowledge within me today. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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I am learning to learn
because I carry Knowledge within me today. Step 362
YOU ARE LEARNING TO LEARN. You are learning to
receive Knowledge. You are learning to value Knowledge. You are learning to
carry Knowledge. You are learning to express Knowledge. You are learning to
cultivate all of your mental and physical faculties that are essential for this
overall preparation. You are a consummate student. Therefore, be totally
engaged with your studenthood today, which will free you from false assumptions
and from placing impossible burdens upon yourself. That which is given in truth
you will naturally be able to do, for you are naturally created to do this. Your
physical and mental vehicles, those things that are tied to this world, will
naturally be engaged in your true fulfillment.
LEARN TO LEARN. Learning to learn means that you
are learning to participate. It means you are both following and leading all at
once. You follow your Teachers and their program for development, and you lead
your mental and physical vehicles. In this way, leading and following become
all the same, as giving and receiving are all the same. Thus it is that those
who receive will give and those who follow will lead. Thus it is that those who
give will need to continue to receive and those who lead will need to continue
to follow. Here the duality of such things disappears. Their uniformity and
their complementary natures are recognized because this is simple, because it
is apparent and because it is true.
REMEMBER THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR and use your two
practice periods to engage yourself with Knowledge in stillness and simplicity.
Allow these final practice periods in this program to have great depth. Give
yourself to them as completely as you can, for in doing so you will increase
your capacity for Knowledge and your experience of Knowledge. As your capacity
and experience of Knowledge grow, your desire for Knowledge will grow as well,
for Knowledge is your true desire.
PRACTICE 362: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
So, what does the “light of Knowledge” into which
"I am being led." look like? A Google image search produced this in
Not a new idea. Many of these images communicate
"spiritual light." Steps is leading us to an experiential, new
understanding in what will come to be called: “The New Message From God.” There
is much more to Greater Community Spirituality and the Greater Community Way of
Knowledge that will be resources in future undertakings of Steps to Knowledge.
Not a lot in the journal this day, but I'm
including it all:
July 12, 2000
p.m. I-95 Wayside south of Fredericksburg.
361 "I'm being led into the light of Knowledge today."
the AOSCE Committee meeting in Richmond, I couldn't get P #1 done before the
6:30 a.m. departure. As before – I'm doing P #1 here.
just moved into the sun – even though July, it isn't that hot – so… I carried
the light in the meeting – speaking frequently. Me with Knowledge? Hoping so –
saw JR ---
This Step, like others, is focusing on the
experience. The experience is not something easily put in words. Let us
continue. There is more to experience.
Journal second time x2
Step 361.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.