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
My mind was made to serve Knowledge. Step 201 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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My mind was made to serve Knowledge. Step 201
THIS, YOU WILL REALIZE THE VALUE of your mind, and you will not deprecate it.
Realizing this, you will understand the value of your body, and you will not
deprecate it. For your mind and your body are but vehicles to express Knowledge.
In this, you become the recipient of Knowledge. In this, you remember your
great Heritage. In this, you are comforted by the assurance of your great
IS NO ILLUSION HERE. There is no self-deception here. Here all things find
their right order. Here you understand the true proportion of all things. Here
you understand the value of your mind, and you will not want to give it tasks
of which it is not capable. Thus, your mind becomes constructively applied and
will be unburdened with attempting the impossible. Realizing this, you will see
that your body is made to serve your mind, and you will understand the value of
your body and its great application as a tool for communication. In this, you
will accept its limitations, for limited it must be. You will also appreciate
its mechanism. You will appreciate all of the encounters that you have with
other individuals in this world. You will be glad, then, that you have a mind
and a body so that you may communicate the power and the essence of Knowledge.
YOUR IDEA FOR TODAY UPON THE HOUR and consider it. In your two deeper
meditation practices, allow your mind to become still so that it may learn to
serve. You must relearn that which is natural to you, for you have learned the
unnatural, which must now be unlearned. In its place the natural will be
stimulated, for when the natural is stimulated, it becomes expressed. Then the
mind re-engages with its true function, and all things find their true value.
201: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Picture: Looking down from the Castle of Pécs in Pécs,
If 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 the world.
The 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
Keeping 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.
Using 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 stands out.
Other 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.
To 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
The short form of Nasi Novare Coram used by students is NNC.
P.S. 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.