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
The world is confused. I will judge it not. Step 222 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
Greetings All –
world is confused. I will judge it not. Step 222 (MP3)
world is confused. I will judge it not. Step 222
ONLY JUDGMENT THAT YOU CAN MAKE UPON THE WORLD is that it is confused. This
judgment does not require anger, sadness, loss, resentment, hostility or
revenge. It does not call for attack in any form. The world is confused. Judge
it not. How can the world be certain when the world is without Knowledge? You
may look upon your life thus far and realize the extent of your own confusion.
How could it be otherwise when you were without Knowledge? Knowledge is with
you now, as it was then. You are beginning to reclaim Knowledge so its
certainty can express itself through you increasingly. This is the great gift
that you are now learning to receive. It is a gift the world will learn to
receive through you.
HOUR AS YOU LOOK UPON THE WORLD and all of its activities, judge it not, for it
is merely confused. If you are in distress today, judge yourself not, for you
are merely confused. In your deeper practice periods today, allow yourself to
enter stillness. You enter stillness simply by wanting to enter stillness. It
is a gift that you allow for yourself. To do this, you give yourself to
receiving the gift. Here there is no giver and sender of the gift, for the gift
reverberates between you and your Source. Knowledge and its vehicle merely
affirm one another.
WORLD IS CONFUSED. It is without Knowledge. But you are a gift to the world,
for you are learning to receive Knowledge this day.
222: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
pictures were considered for today. This is a time exposure that was, as I
recall, was interrupted by a truck on the bridge. It is blurred as a result,
communicating confusion, or so I felt. The location is Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The bridge crosses the Mississippi River.
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.