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
With Knowledge I will know what to do. Step 236 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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Knowledge I will know what to do.Step
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Knowledge I will know what to do.Step
KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO, and your certainty will be so strong that
it will be difficult for you to doubt it or to argue against it. Here you must
be prepared to act and act boldly. If your predominant concern is protecting
your ideas and your physical body, then you will be afraid of Knowledge,
fearing that it will lead you to do something that will be dangerous or harmful
for you. Knowledge can only be demonstrated. Its beneficence must be
experienced. It can only be experienced by accepting its presence and carrying
out its direction.
KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO, and your certainty will far exceed all of
the pretenses you have made about certainty thus far. Self-doubt may continue
in the face of Knowledge, but Knowledge is so much greater because your whole
being will be engaged in the activity. Only the littleness of your self-doubt,
born of your own false beliefs, can argue against it. Yet, its arguments are
pathetic and pitiful and lack depth and conviction.
WILL MOVE WITHIN YOU AT CERTAIN TIMES, for in stillness it observes all things
until it is ready to act, and when it acts, it acts! Thus it is that you will
learn with Knowledge to be at peace in the world, and yet when you act, you
will act with true efficacy and with great result. In this way, you may be a
person of action and contemplation all at once, for your contemplation will be
deep and meaningful, and your action will be deep and meaningful as well.
KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO. Do not think that you know what to do
unless you are with Knowledge and Knowledge is indicating for you to do
something with great power. Do not make small attempts at resolving your
problems, for without Knowledge your attempts will be meaningless and will
compound your frustration.
THE HOUR REPEAT TODAY’S IDEA and consider it. In the depth of your longer
practices, utilize the skills that you have cultivated thus far to engage
yourself with stillness. If Knowledge is still, you may be still as well. Thus,
when Knowledge stimulates action, you will be able to act, and in so doing, the
resolution that you bring will be greater than anything you could conceive of.
236: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
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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.