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
Friday, October 21, 2016
My responsibility is to Knowledge. Continuation Training Step 43
My responsibility is to Knowledge. CT Step 43 (MP3)
My responsibility is to Knowledge. CT Step 43
One of the things that limits and hinders people is
their sense of obligation to others. Discerning what this obligation means and
if it is appropriate represents a challenge, particularly at the outset. In the
beginning of studenthood, one of the formidable challenges that almost everyone
faces is questioning their allegiances to other people and the agreements that
they have made in order to see if these allegiances and agreements are really
true and represent Knowledge. Here there can be challenges at the outset, for
the fear of guilt and repudiation can be very great. And the student of
Knowledge does not yet have the self-trust to know that their deeper
inclinations are true and that they should follow them. As a result, there can
be much wavering and confusion and going back and forth over things that in
reality are very clear and obvious.
Therefore, today take this opportunity to make sure
that your obligations to other people—-the agreements that you have made, the
commitments that you have made, and the assumptions that attend them—-are
accurate and appropriate. To your children, you owe a natural devotion and
until they are self-sufficient, you owe a commitment of your time and energy.
This is obvious. But to other members of your family, the situation can be much
cloudier and more difficult to discern.
Therefore, beyond your practice in stillness and
your hourly practice in awareness and discernment, consider today any
obligations that you feel you have to your friends, your family, or to anyone
else who might come to mind. Take time to contemplate this and ask yourself,
"Is this allegiance appropriate for me?" The answer is either
"yes "or "no." Ask the question and become still so that
you may hear the answer.
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.