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 364 - Knowledge carries me because I am a student of Knowledge. (MP3) Entry for Step 363 - Knowledge is my true desire because I am a student of Knowledge.
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Step 364 - Knowledge
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Knowledge carries me
because I am a student of Knowledge. Step 364
AS YOU CARRY KNOWLEDGE, you will feel Knowledge
carrying you. You will feel Knowledge guiding you and directing you, preserving
you, protecting you from harm, keeping you from difficult and harmful
engagements, engaging you with individuals with whom you must be engaged and
leading you away from divisive engagements which do not have purpose. Thus it
is that you become a leader and a follower, for you follow Knowledge and you
lead yourself. You yield to Knowledge, yet you exercise the power of decision
upon your own behalf. Thus it is that you become a great follower and a great
leader. Thus, you are in a position to serve, and you will increasingly feel as
if Knowledge were carrying you through life. And you will feel that you are
carrying Knowledge as well. Seen correctly, you will realize your true
relationship to Knowledge. You will realize that you carry Knowledge within you
and that Knowledge carries your well-being within itself. This is perfectly
complementary. It is perfect because it is born of perfection itself.
BE A TRUE STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE. Engage yourself in
practice. Give yourself in practice. Do not alter your practice. Do not neglect
your practice. All you need to do is practice and be attentive, practice and be
attentive. Upon the hour and in your two deeper meditation practices, where you
come into stillness to be with stillness itself, practice to practice, practice
to learn and learn to learn. Today you are learning to learn. Today you are a
student of Knowledge.
PRACTICE 364: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Picture: Saint Christopher holding the Christ child.
This statue is atop the Sint
Christoffel Kathedraal in Roermond, The Netherlands. I visited there in
2009, not knowing that in Dutch, Christopher is spelled Christoffel.
In this case, the collective Knowledge of the
Christian community in Europe carried and continues to carry the message
brought through by Jesus. It is from this foundation that many work. The other
world religion foundational teaching carry us until we can come to seek
363 - Knowledge is my true desire because I am a student of Knowledge.
This Step surprises: “Do not attempt to be without desire, for life is
desire. Desire is purpose. Desire is meaning and direction,” then tells us: “Yet, you must recognize your true desire, which is the desire for
Knowledge to fulfill itself and to claim itself, the desire for Knowledge to
save you and for you to save Knowledge.”
How do we do that? My thought at the end of the
be in the flow of Knowledge.”
This is getting deep. Thankfully, we are near the
end. The journal begins with the exploration of regions. That may not be a
concern of yours, but how else will Human Unity and Cooperation come about,
a.m. Friday, July 14, 2000 – This day we'd normally be in VA Beach for VAPDC.
I'm OK not being there… Looking forward to Texas… Wonder what will hit me @
do you draw the line?
a functional region – the state line may not be the place to stop.
C--- – the question from Dr. Beck, the academics – "How can you teach if
you don't know the answer?"
a.m. Completed practice #1 I'm still and alert. My desire is to be safe in Knowledge
– a student/teacher of Knowledge – My desire is to see more cooperation in the
frameworks for definition: planning, region,
I don't know that we're dealing with ultimate reality, but we can deal with
11:12 p.m. Two days to complete S2K and it feels
like I'm losing ground. The goal is strong Step 363 – "Knowledge is
my true desire because I am a student of Knowledge."
The peak experience of Steps 357 and 358 is nearly
a week old. As that wears off, “it feels like I’m losing ground.” That is not an uncommon experience. Soon the
decision will have to be made to continue as a student of Knowledge or not. Is
it possible to go back to one’s old thinking, or is it better to work ahead in
these teachings? I decided to continue years ago. It will be your choice soon.
Can you go back to the thinking you used to have? Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 363.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.