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
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
My power is needed in the world. Continuation Training Step 47
Many people are afraid of power. They associate
power with domination. They think power is inherently dangerous or evil. They
think to be meek and mild and powerless is an expression of their spirituality.
Where they get these notions is difficult to understand, for they are so
untrue. Yes, you must be compassionate, but you need power to do this. Yes, you
must be forgiving, but you need power to do this. Yes, you can gain your
freedom from your social conditioning, but you need power to do this. Yes, you
can say no to all obligations that only shackle you and bind you, but you need
power to do this. Where is this power going to come from? Are you going to gain
it from some authority figure?
In teaching The Way of Knowledge, we do not teach
you to follow authority figures. We teach you to follow your inner authority
and only give yourself to a person or other authority if Knowledge indicates
that this is necessary. But to do this, you must have power. People are
powerless because they do not recognize their power and they are afraid to use
it, having been taught that power is dangerous and only the providence of
angelic and demonic figures.
In the Greater Community, you will need your power,
individually and collectively, to remain free and to survive. So the loss of
power and the lack of power are critical problems. People think of it in other
ways. They say, "Well, just be loving and kind." But real loving and
real kindness come from a deeper power within you. It is not simply a behavior.
It is not a superficial thing. It is not a social gesture.
Where can this power be found? In stillness today,
come close to this power. And upon the hour, practice this power as you break
free of the domination of your circumstances and as you exercise awareness and
discernment. Recognize that you need far greater power than you have today if
you are to find Knowledge and be able to express Knowledge in the world. Power
is important. You need more of it. You need real power. You need to become an
authority in your own life. Then you can give yourself to others who are more
powerful, without losing anything. But to give yourself in relationship, you
must have your own authority intact.
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Entrance to the Buda Castle/Royal Palace,
Budapest, Hungary. People at a place; power?
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.