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 26, 2016
In the Greater Community, you will not be free. Continuation Training Step 48
In the Greater Community, you will not be free. CT
Step 48 (MP3)
In the Greater Community, you will not be free. CT
We present this practice today to counteract many
prevailing notions that people have that if they can escape the limitations of
the world and enter into a Greater Community of intelligent life then they will
naturally be liberated and freed. This set of assumptions exists because people
have associated the Greater Community with their heavenly state. They look at
the stars and they say, "That is the heavenly abode. I will be free there.
In the world I am not free. But there I will be free". And this assumption
has been reinforced throughout the centuries, so people naturally think that
visitors from the Greater Community will be Angelic and will be enlightened and
will be coming here for the sole purpose of edifying humanity, uplifting
humanity and enlightening humanity.
It is incredible how well established these
assumptions are and how people will not question them, believing in them so
fervently and placing so much hope and expectation upon them. But it is our
responsibility to teach you about life in the Greater Community and to prepare
you for life in the Greater Community so that you will be able to distinguish
your allies from your potential adversaries and able to understand how to
engage with other forces of intelligent life with wisdom and discernment.
Neglecting to do this would be to deny humanity its freedom and
self-determination in the future.
Therefore, we cannot neglect this primary
responsibility. In the Greater Community, you will not be free unless you can
establish your freedom and maintain it. In the Greater Community, you will be
persuaded unless you can gain Knowledge and establish a foundation for it
within your life. You may ask then, "Is the Greater Community an evil
place or a place without grace?" Certainly not. It is simply like your
world, only far bigger and far more complicated. Therefore, it requires a
greater power and a greater presence of mind. This is redeeming for you, for
you need this. And the very circumstances that will require it now exist within
Look at the Greater Community in a sober manner.
You have great friends there. You have allies. There are cultures that have
achieved high levels of Knowledge, but they are not the ones traveling all over
the universe interfering with other races. You have much to learn about the
Greater Community, and today we take another step in that direction.
Beyond your practice in stillness and your hourly
remembrances of awareness and discernment, consider this idea today—-not with
fear, not with hope, but with the power of Knowledge.
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: This statue of a person, apparently in dire
straits, is on the grounds of the Pécs Cathedral, in Pécs, Hungary. It
demonstrates to me, “not being free”. I could find no information on the web,
so I sent a request to the Cathedral via their Facebook page. Here is what I
The statue is called “Archeology” by Tamás
Vígh from 1992. Since the first excavations in 1780, archeology has been a
serious tradition in Pécs, which was built over a Roman age town. The symbolic
figure of a woman pries open a flagstone so that the unknown world of the past
can reveal itself.
For our purposes in this Step, the
future’s past may have been a time when humanity was free.
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.