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, November 29, 2016
Great joy is with me today. Continuation Training Step 82
There is great joy. It lives within you and lives
in your genuine relationships with others. This joy is born of gratitude,
service and recognition. It is not the kind of joy one has by having immediate
sensations of delight. It is more a joy that a miracle is happening in your
life, and you are bearing witness to it. For all the work that must be done
along the way, there are these moments of confirmation. That is what they are.
Everything can be problematic in your life, and yet
you can still have this experience of confirmation. Look at your true ally and
feel grateful. Look at this study in Greater Community Spirituality and be
thankful that you have it, for you could be lost without it. Be grateful that
you can live today, that you have your health, and that you have the opportunity
to give to someone else.
Let this be your focus for today. In your practice
in stillness and in your hourly practice in awareness and discernment, be open
to receive this joy. For this sense of joy is a natural by- product of the
genuine work that you are doing here.
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Setting a goal and achieving it generally
gives a sense of joy. These scenes from Arches National Park, Moab, Utah show a
window feature that is an achievable goal for a hiker visiting there. Beyond it
is a greater landscape.
For the continuation of reading material we go to Other Revelations of
the New Message from God that have not yet been compiled by The Messenger into
volumes and books. Next in the list as of this date is:The Night Meditation
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