9/15/16

I have come to teach in the world. Step 259 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices


Greetings All –

I have come to teach in the world. Step 259 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

I have come to teach in the world. Step 259
YOU HAVE COME TO TEACH. All you have been doing is teaching since you arrived here. Your thoughts and your behavior are the vehicles for teaching. Even as a little child you taught and delighted and frustrated those who loved you. Throughout every stage of your life you have taught, for teaching is the natural function of demonstrating life. Thus, you naturally have a teaching function. Even if you do not carry this out in any formal sense with people, your life is a demonstration and, therefore, a form of teaching.

THAT IS WHY AS YOUR LIFE BECOMES ALLIED with Knowledge and expressive of Knowledge, your life will become the teaching itself. Then, in whatever avenue you are directed to choose for your self-expression, which will be genuine according to your nature, you will be able to express your teaching in gestures great and small, in words and without words and in accomplishments in every avenue and walk of life because you have come to the world to teach. The world can only teach you that you need to teach the truth. That is the world’s teaching to you. It teaches you of the great need for Knowledge, and it teaches you of the presence of Knowledge. Thus, the world serves and supports your true function, as you serve and support the true function of life.

REMEMBER THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR. In your two deeper meditation practices give yourself to thinking of this very, very carefully. These are practices of mental engagement now. Think of the meaning of today’s idea. Realize that you have always been teaching through demonstration. Think of what you want to teach with your life and think of what you want to fortify with your life. Think of what you want to give and think of what the world has given to you to stimulate this true desire. All these things will generate right thinking and right action, and through right thinking and right action Knowledge will flow effortlessly through you to bless life around you and to bring purpose, meaning and direction to your relationships.

PRACTICE 259: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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Plan B - If the MP3 doesn’t work, here’s the link to the folder:  New Message - Student Spoken Steps Recordings - Steps to Knowledge - Working file
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 Spiritualityand 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 no-VAHR-ay co-RAHM)

The short form of Nasi Novare Coram used by students is NNC.

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.