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, November 23, 2016
I am here to serve the world. Continuation Training Step 76
You are here to serve the world, but do not think
that you know what this means or how it will be carried out People make many
premature conclusions about this and then give up everything and follow some
pursuit, only to find grave disappointment after they have expended their primary
years and much of their resources.
Yet just the understanding that you are here to
serve the world gives you a different set of criteria upon which to determine
what is valuable in life and what is not. Yes, you have personal needs, and
yes, you have personal enjoyments. And many of these are fine to fulfill so
long as they do not require too much from you. If they do require too much, you
will feel it, you will know it and you will sense it. And it will be a problem.
Then you can ask yourself, "Am I giving too much to this situation?"
or "Should I be involved in this at all?" Creating the balance
requires much care and discernment, much patience and some degree of consistent
effort, but it is well worth it. For balance is essential in order to advance.
In order for your life to come into harmony and all things to work together
well, there must be a strengthening and an alignment in all aspects of your
Your study in The Greater Community Way of
Knowledge and your diligent application of this Teaching will provide you the
means for accomplishing this. This will be motivated by an understanding that
you are here to serve the world and not just yourself and that your happiness
and your security are eclipsed by something greater which offers much more
meaning and satisfaction. This puts you on a different track, so to speak. It
gives you a different vantage point from which to see all things around you and
even within you.
Today practice in stillness and practice upon the
hour in awareness and discernment. But keep in mind that you are here to serve
the world. Carry this thought into the day with you, reminding yourself
regularly that this is the case. Then perhaps some of the things that seemed so
irritating before will not seem as important now. And some of the passions,
desires and fears that seemed so dominating in your mind will have less
You are here to serve the world. This is where your
happiness will be found.
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: We go through the day with the world over our
shoulder. Love Field terminal, Dallas, Texas.
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:New Message on Religion
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