This is a spiritual practice. It has been given to Humanity so it might be able to respond to the growing planetary necessity for Human Unity and Cooperation. We are encouraged to undertake Steps to Knowledge. This site is a simple aid to introduce people to this practice. There is much more to learn for anyone who becomes a student. As a Steps student since June 27, 1999, I am a witness for its benefit. Tom Christoffel
I have a mission in my life to fulfill. Step 33 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I have a mission in my life to fulfill. Step 33 (MP3)
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I have a mission in my life to fulfill. Step 33
YOU HAVE A MISSION IN LIFE TO FULFILL, a mission
that was given you before you came here, a mission that you will review once
you have left. It involves the reclamation of Knowledge and the proper
engagement with others to bring about specific results in the world. It is not
so important at this moment that you evaluate your current life to see if it
reflects this greater purpose, for you are now involved in the reclamation of
Knowledge. As your Knowledge becomes stronger, it will shine its beneficence
upon you and through you. Your activities will then be adjusted as is
necessary. Thus, you need not blame or condone the past or your current
activities, for you are now adhering to a greater strength within you.
IN YOUR TWO LONG PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, dwell upon
the idea that there is a great mission that you have in life. Think about this.
Do not become immediately convinced by your own first responses. Think about it
carefully. Think what this could mean. Think of the moments in your life when
you have thought of this before or have entertained its possibility. In your
two practice periods, you will have an opportunity then to consider this, but
beware—make no conclusions yet.
PRACTICE 33: Two 30-minute practice periods.
This is a Step where you really should be writing
down your thoughts, recording them in some way that you can review them.
Smithsonian‘s Museum of Natural History greets
visitors with an African Elephant in the main lobby. Many thousands pass
through this and other museums on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Seeing,
touching, experiencing something unique in a museum may spark one in the
direction of their mission.
this is your first time seeing one of the “Steps to Knowledge”, then welcome.
There are 365 Steps, daily spiritual practices if one seeks to complete them in
a year, but that is not necessary. They can be used by people of any religious
tradition or no religious tradition. They will help one to become mindful in
Step today is from the book: Steps to
Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing. The practices were brought to the
world through Marshall Vian Summers, The Messenger for The New Message From
God. Important background for the Steps is in: “Greater Community Spirituality” and the “Wisdom Books - I and II”.
Hard copies are available from the New Knowledge Library Store.
The Society for the New Message from God also has a Free Book Project. If you need the books
now, PDF files can be found here: http://goo.gl/RJuuGP
a journal is recommended. If you have a Steps book, write your reactions and
comments, highlight or underline points that strike you, and date the note. In
this way, your Steps book can be a partial journal.
the PDF, you can print out pages as you need them, or use the software to
maintain a digital copy where you can enter notes and highlight text that
modern methods of keeping a journal include having a document on your PC or
phone to keep notes. You could send yourself an email or use the voice recorder
function. It is important to capture insights and reactions because it is by
this means that you can understand change. Sometimes it may just be a word or
short phrase, an image or a scene.
end this post I again offer the blessing: "May the presence of the
Teachers be with you." In the invocative language of Knowledge this
blessing is: "Nasi Novare Coram" (pronounced NAH-see no-VAHR-ay
The short form of Nasi Novare Coram used by students is NNC.
Often it takes 18 months to get through the Steps once. For this blog, the pace
is one-a-day, but it really makes no difference how fast you do it, only that
you begin, persist and repeat. Posts linked below 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.
Doing Steps with only the texts, messages and your life
experience, including what you may have studied and practiced is your journey.
I’m showing Step comments after the Step, so as not to influence anyone in
advance. It is a wilderness trek to be left to your own wits, but then you can
also listen more closely for guides, angels and teachers, always first saying:
“I surround and protect myself with the Love and the Grace of God.” Thankfully,
I was taught this practice in 1989.