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 2, 2016
There are forces in the world which I must comprehend. – Continuation Training Step 55
There are forces in the world which I must
comprehend. CT Step 55 (MP3)
There are forces in the world which I must
comprehend. CT Step 55
There are forces that affect people in the world
that you must comprehend. You must gain an understanding of why people all
think the same, why they have the same attitudes, why they use the same words
and phrases, why they have the same responses, responses that do not come from
Knowledge, why they hold to the same assumptions without question, why they
follow one another blindly around, why they act mindlessly and foolishly and
why they hurt themselves and other people.
If these forces were not in the world, the world
would be a place of Knowledge and would be totally unrecognizable from what you
see today. So clearly you must understand the forces that limit you and hinder
you if you are to advance. Do not claim that they are beyond your scope or
beyond your comprehension, for this is not true.
Therefore, today think about these things. Do not
assign a cause to a person or an institution. Do not say, "Well, the
government is this, and the government is that." There are greater forces.
Yes, they can manifest through individuals, organizations, groups, authority
figures and so forth. But really, what is this power? Why is it so effective
and why do people succumb to it so easily? How is it being used by those who
wish to control others? And how does it control those people who are doing the
Do not try to answer these questions, for this is
an exploration. The important issue here is that you are asking the questions,
not that you are giving yourself the answers. In your practice in stillness,
let all questioning go. Practice upon the hour, using awareness and
If you are advancing in this curriculum, you will
begin to feel and sense things that you only intermittently felt before. You
will sense the presence of forces. You will feel influences within people and
around people. You will see that there really are counter-productive forces in
the world. They can act through people. They can act independently of people.
This is why you feel good in certain places and not so good in others. This is
why one place does not feel like every other place, why one person does not
feel like every other person. For Knowledge to be so thwarted in the world,
there must be significant forces opposing it. Today begin to explore what this
could mean and where this could possibly come from.
30-minute stillness practice.
Picture: The Prada and Louis Vuitton fashion houses are
visible here at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, Italy. Is fashion
something that makes people think the same? A mental environment we should be
I have several pictures to choose
from. The lead picture shows many people. An aspect of America where a lot of
people think and act the same is housing.
Approach to Love Field, Dallas, Texas,
showing suburban development.
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. First in the list as of this date is: The Burden of the
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.