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 15, 2016
The world needs freedom. Continuation Training Step 68
Some people think freedom is the right to be
anything they want to be without accountability to anyone else. They can say
anything, do anything, have anything or be anything without consequence. This
is chaotic. This is foolish. This is irresponsible. This is not freedom. When
we speak of freedom, we mean the freedom to be what you are, to follow what you
know, and to give what you came here to give. This is a definition of freedom
in the more ultimate sense. But any other definition of freedom must lead towards
this. People use freedom as an excuse to avoid responsibility in the world and
not to be accountable to anyone. They use freedom against freedom. They do not
want to know. They do not want to give. They do not want to belong. For they
are afraid. Being without Knowledge, they believe such things would limit them,
hinder them or imprison them.
Freedom here means the freedom to experience and to
express Knowledge. This is a very simple definition, but very helpful.
Knowledge is as rare in the universe as it is within the world. But it is
present everywhere. The lack of freedom to experience and to express Knowledge
makes humanity as a race vulnerable to other forces in the universe. It makes
humanity vulnerable to its own dysfunction.
Therefore, the man or woman of Knowledge looks for
the evidence of Knowledge and seeks to express the reality of Knowledge
regardless of the specific circumstances around them. Knowledge is what they
are looking for. They do not want to share belief systems. Their concern is not
simply to share ideas and understanding, though sometimes that is helpful.
Rather, they wish to confirm Knowledge and give people the encouragement to
express and to follow what they know. This is what it means to be spiritual in
the most complete way, in the most complete sense.
Therefore, exercise your freedom today in your
practice in stillness. And exercise your freedom upon the hour by breaking away
from the preoccupations of the moment to see where you are and what is
happening around you. And take time today to think about freedom--your freedom,
the freedom of those you love, freedom in the world and freedom in the Greater
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is where both the United States
Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and
adopted. These documents represent advances in self-government which led to
greater freedom for many over time. The project is yet to be fully achieved as
it is part of the evolutionary progress of human civilization.
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 Goal and Purpose of Revelation
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.