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, October 5, 2016
I must learn to be discreet today. Continuation Training Step 27
I must learn to be discreet today. CT Step 27 (MP3)
I must learn to be discreet today. CT Step 27
What is discretion but knowing when to say
something and when not to say something, knowing what to say and what not to
say, knowing what to share and what not to share at any given moment? To do
this, you cannot be driven by fear or preference or by the desire for
recognition or praise or by insecurity of any kind. To do this, you cannot be
governed by social conditioning, which tells you what to say and when to say
it, that puts words in your mouth that are not your own and thoughts in your
mind which are not your own. This is an exercise in strength and freedom. If
you are not free to follow Knowledge, then you are a slave to other forces. You
can escape slavery, but you must exercise great strength and determination to
do it. You must face discomfort, for when you break the laws of manipulation,
you will feel fear because fear is what governs them. Beyond this fear, there
is freedom and release.
Do not reveal to others today your studenthood in
Knowledge. Even to other students of Knowledge, say very little. Do not talk
about your important insights. Let them grow. See if they are valid. Do not
talk about them immediately. Let the pressure build. Develop that depth. People
who go around talking about their inner experiences all day long will never
develop this depth and comprehension. They want to get rid of it as soon as
they have it. They cannot be with it. They cannot stand pressure or confusion.
They cannot allow questions to be unanswered. They cannot allow experiences to
go unshared. They are driven and are not free.
Today then, practice discretion. Listen more than
you speak, and do not talk about yourself personally except under rare
circumstances to certain people. This is discretion and it is fundamental to
Practice stillness in your long practice period,
and upon the hour practice awareness and discernment of the environments around
you and your own tendencies to be indiscreet. Let today be a gift for you, a
gift that gives you the strength and the freedom that you most desperately
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Morgan's Ford low water bridge crossing the
Main Stem of the Shenandoah River in Warren County, Virginia. Crossing safely
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.