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
How can I be angry with the world when it only serves me. Step 292 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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How can I be angry with the world when it only
serves me. Step 292 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive
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How can I be angry with the world when it only
serves me. Step 292
CAN YOU BE ANGRY WHEN THE WORLD SERVES YOU? When you recognize how much the
world is serving you, which can only be recognized in the context of Knowledge,
you will then end all of your hatred towards the world, all of your
condemnation of the world and all of your resistance to the world. This will
confirm your true destiny, your true origin and your true purpose for being in
HAVE COME INTO THE WORLD TO LEARN AND TO UNLEARN. You have come into the world
to recognize what is real and what is not. You have come into the world to be a
contributor to the world, a contributor who has been sent from beyond the world
to serve here. This is the real nature of your presence here, and though it may
seem to conflict with your evaluation of yourself, it is true nonetheless and
will be true regardless of your point of view, regardless of your own ideals
and beliefs and regardless of whatever pursuits you may set for yourself. The
truth awaits you and waits for you to be ready to value it.
THE HOUR REMEMBER TODAY’S IDEA and see its application everywhere as you look
about at the world. In your two deeper practices once again bring to mind every
person that you feel has erred against you, and once again attempt to
understand their contribution to you in bringing you to Knowledge, in teaching
you to value Knowledge and in teaching you to realize that there is no hope
beyond Knowledge. There is no hope without Knowledge. Today’s idea will
engender love and gratitude towards the world and will strengthen this point of
view, which will be necessary for you to have to look upon the world with
certainty, love and Knowledge.
292: 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. The 1x and 2x links above 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.