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
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
My mind is here to serve Knowledge. Continuation Training Step 6
My mind is here to serve Knowledge. CT Step 6 (MP3)
My mind is here to serve Knowledge. CT Step 6
Today's lesson reinforces much of what you have
learned already, and this reinforcement is necessary because the mind without a
true ruler will try to rule itself, and it makes a very poor guide in this
respect. Indeed, it becomes more of a tyrant, and it is abusive, arrogant and
self- deprecating all at the same time. True harmony within yourself means that
your mind is serving your Spirit and your body is serving your mind. Here the
true value of the mind and the body are recognized. With this, all self-abuse
is forgotten. And abusive relationships are left behind.
In learning The Greater Community Way of Knowledge,
the mind is highly valued. It is not cast away. It is not belittled. Instead,
it is given its true place in the greater hierarchy within you. If you can
enter into this understanding, you will have a true appreciation of the
presence and the grace of the Creator in your life. For the answer is so clear
and so close at hand. That which seemed inexplicable and so difficult to obtain
is ever present with you, waiting for you to experience it.
Therefore, today value your mind, but recognize
that it must serve a Greater Power not a power in the world, not a power that
assigns itself to you, not a power that you give yourself to without true
consideration, but an inner power. Knowledge will direct you to those people
that you are to serve and who can serve you. Here, if Knowledge is your guide,
your relationships will be established on a true foundation and will have true
promise as a result.
Today in your practice in stillness, allow your
mind to serve Knowledge by yielding to Knowledge and by becoming still like
Knowledge is still. Let the mind come to its temple and bow down and say,
"Today I give myself to you, the Great Spirit that lives within me and
beyond me and throughout the universe." This is a yielding, and this
yielding is an act of surrender and grace.
Upon the hour remember this as you learn to apply
Knowledge in the world. As you contemplate today’s lesson, remember that your
mind is here to serve Knowledge and Knowledge can only serve the world.
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Dickey Ridge Trail, Shenandoah National Park – May 12, 2015. A place for
meditation along an old stone wall, made by early settlers, whose lands were
acquired by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Park which opened in 1935.
I’ve used “The Wall” as a meditation place for decades, long before I became a
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.