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
There is no justification for failing to reclaim Knowledge. Step 246 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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There is no justification for failing to reclaim
Knowledge. Step 246 (MP3)
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There is no justification for failing to reclaim
Knowledge. Step 246
IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR ERROR. There is no justification for denying Knowledge.
There is no justification at all. Do not attempt to justify your errors by
projecting blame upon yourself or by accusing life of not giving you what you
need. Do not justify your errors by claiming the responsibility of your
childhood, your parents or your upbringing in determining your current
situation. Errors cannot be justified. Whatever cannot be justified can be
relinquished, for it lacks true meaning and value.
THEN, IS A FORM OF FREEDOM, an expression of freedom to you who still, out of
habit and complacency, attempt to justify your errors by assigning blame and
responsibility. This is meaningless, for today you are only given to come to
Knowledge and to give yourself in your approach to Knowledge. You can only
justify error as an excuse not to come to Knowledge, and since there is no
justification for error, there is no justification for you not to come to
Knowledge. Without this justification, you are justified, for you are the
expression of Knowledge. That is your destiny and purpose in the world. If
error is unjustified, the truth is given all justification.
YOURSELF TO REPEAT THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR. Come to this in your longer
practice periods in stillness and receptivity. Be grateful today that your
errors have been forgiven. Be grateful today that condemnation is not
justified. Be grateful today that you have this opportunity to come to
Knowledge, which will affirm that which is truest and greatest within you. Be
grateful today that there is no justification in denying this, for without
guilt and blame you can only receive that which life has to offer you.
THIS BE A DAY TO CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM. Let this be a day to affirm that you
are blameless, though you are a student of Knowledge. Let this be a day to
affirm that all the problems of the world can be solved without condemnation,
for without condemnation all problems in the world will be solved.
246: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
demolition project that looks like some failure, but it really is in
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.