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
Monday, September 26, 2016
Today I wish to know. Continuation Training Step 18
It is your desire for Knowledge and your capacity
for Knowledge that will make it available to you. Today’s lesson is not a
demand. It is an affirmation of your intention. You can demand Knowledge to
come to you, but it will not come, for it knows whether you are ready or not,
and if there is no place for it to enter, it cannot enter. Here there must be
no deception in your approach. There must be no manipulation in order to gain a
personal advantage. Instead, you affirm your desire for Knowledge.
Affirm your desire for Knowledge in your long practice
in stillness today by being completely present and not allowing this to be a
fantasy session of any kind. Affirm your desire for Knowledge by remembering
upon the hour to stop for a moment, to be with your environment and to be with
yourself. Affirm your desire for Knowledge by considering today how important
this desire is and how lacking it seems around you. For you will see that even
when presented with simple problems in the world, people will avoid or deny
them. They will go away from them, as if every problem were some kind of
stinging pain for them or reminded them of some inner disability that the
You who are learning to face the world and to face
yourself need today’s affirmation to give you the strength, the courage and the
reassurance that you need.
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden,
Washington, D.C. For stillness, one might seek a relatively quiet public garden
such as this. Children play, but it is not noisy.
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.