This is about my soul's journey on Humanity's Planet - Earth, which began in body in the year 1946. The journey over land and sea led to encountering Greater Community Spirituality in 1997, becoming a student of Steps to Knowledge in 1999 and continuing on to the wider study of The New Message From God, brought to Humanity by The Messenger, Marshall Vian Summers. The purpose is to share my experience as a beginning student of Knowledge. - Tom Christoffel
Friday, September 16, 2016
There is a greater harmony in the world. Continuation Training Step 8
There is a greater harmony in the world. CT Step 8 (MP3)
There is a greater harmony in the world. CT Step 8
In your relationship with the world, you will find
conflict and you will find harmony. It will be difficult to reconcile the two,
for they seem to be mutually exclusive. But they are all part of the same
condition. This seems ambiguous and contradictory, and yet you must approach
both with a growing equanimity. The man and woman of Knowledge only value the
power and the presence of Knowledge, whether it manifests itself in situations
that seem harmonious or in situations that are conflicted. The man and woman of
Knowledge are not bound by simple definitions. They are free of the restraints
of this kind of thinking. This gives them the ability to see, to know and to
There is a greater harmony in the world. You bring
this harmony into the world by being close to Knowledge. There is no deception.
There is no dishonesty. There is no avoidance.
Therefore, look at all things today and wait for
the real understanding to emerge within you. Do not ask for the situation to
explain itself to you. Do not ask for people to reveal themselves to you, for
this must come about naturally. It is this looking and this waiting that bring
your mind in service to your Spirit and give you new eyes to see.
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Close-up of the building in
the picture today.
This is the building of the Royal College of
Organists – London, England. We can assume it is a place of teachers and
students dedicated to musical harmony. Religious music, ideally, is intended to
contribute to harmony among people. We know music and musicians are not free
from conflict, but often they are mellow. People passing in front of the
building in the Step photograph above, are likely having conflict and/or
harmony at that moment, with no relationship to the college. Both pictures
taken October 8, 2009
Note: If you’ve some interest, but this is the
first time you’ve seen 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. Begin at
If you do know about Steps, but have not done Steps
twice completely, read the related materials, and have a sense of the direction
of this study, you won’t get the experience.The Introduction begins:
“This is the Steps
to Knowledge Continuation Training. It is designed to build upon the Steps
that were learned in Steps to Knowledge to
enable you to experience the grace, the power and the direction of Knowledge in
your life and to become an expression of Knowledge in everything that you do.
If you have completed the book, Steps to
Knowledge, twice through and have followed the instructions as they were
given without altering the curriculum in any way, then you are now ready to
begin this more advanced study”.
If you are an independent student, that is
certainly an option. 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.