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, November 4, 2016
Let me be attentive today. Continuation Training Step 57
Let me be attentive today. CT Step 57 (MP3)
Let me be attentive today. CT Step 57
Every day as you venture into the world, you have
an opportunity to look carefully and to learn new things. Without looking, you
simply recycle your old thoughts. This is what most people do to spend their
entire lives, learning very little along the way. But you have an opportunity
to make this day a special one, to be very attentive to where you are and to
what you are doing, to listen carefully to people, to listen for the signs of
Knowledge and to be aware of the lack of Knowledge in the conversations in
which you are engaged and the conversations that you overhear. Watch carefully,
but without condemnation. You are not here to pass judgment but to find out
where Knowledge is present and where Knowledge is absent. This is your practice
In addition to your long practice in stillness and
your hourly practice in awareness and discernment, practice knowing where you
are and being attentive. So many mistakes are made because people are not being
attentive. There are so many errors in judgment and so many things missed
because people are not present. When they are not present, they are preoccupied
with other things. When you are preoccupied, you do not see and feel what is
happening. You are minimally aware. As a result, you cannot perceive. You are not
sensitive to the situation. It is not important here to be sensitive to every
situation, but to pay special attention to your conversations with people.
Listen for Knowledge. If you do not hear Knowledge, just take note of that. No
further judgment is required.
The man or woman of Knowledge who listens for
Knowledge looks for the evidence of Spirit. Where Spirit is lacking, they are
not harshly critical. They are cautious and discrete. Let this be your practice
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Denver International Airport - TSA security
queue. Waiting at various points as we travel, long or short trips, are
opportunities to be attentive.
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. Third in the list as of this date is:The Crisis
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.