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 16, 2016
I will not take my freedom for granted. Continuation Training Step 69
I will not take my freedom for granted. CT Step 69 (MP3)
I will not take my freedom for granted. CT Step 69
What freedom you enjoy is a privilege in the
universe. Perhaps you live in a place where freedom is taken for granted, where
everyone assumes that it is everyone’s right. But freedom has been hard won,
and defending freedom has been difficult throughout time. Perhaps you have not
been through these trials, but you know of people who have.
Freedom is precious, particularly the freedom to
experience and to express Knowledge. This is an even greater freedom than the
freedom to move about, to choose your occupation, or to marry who you wish to
many or to say what you wish to say without fear of severe retribution. Yet
even these lesser freedoms are important.
Yet, if it is genuine, freedom brings with it
responsibility, a commitment to give, accountability to others and a dedication
to service. Freedom without these things is not freedom. It is avoidance. It is
true freedom that must be protected and preserved. You lose your freedom every
day when you lose contact with Knowledge, when you are lost to yourself, when
you act in such a way that betrays your true understanding, when you say things
you don't mean to say and do things you don't really intend to do and when you
follow others mindlessly out of fear and concern.
In the study of Steps
to Knowledge, you are in the process of regaining a real freedom and all
the power and grace that accompany it. In the Greater Community, such freedom
is rare, for advanced societies do not exercise this kind of freedom as a rule.
Only in rare cases does this happen. In the universe, there are greater forces
and greater powers, worldly powers. Their dominion is built upon conformity and
control. You will encounter them. Some of them are in the world today. What a
contrast this will be. It will show you how valuable your freedom is, why it
must be honored and preserved and why your understanding of it must be correct
and not corrupted.
Consider this today. In addition to your practice
in stillness and your hourly practices, consider the value of your freedom.
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Luggage pickup area - Denver International
Airport. Travel freedom is common now, our use of it only restrained by lack of
funds and/or vacation time, as opposed to being held back by external
restrictions. It is something not to be taken for granted.
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:God’s Ancient Covenant
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.