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
I feel the power of love today. Step 305 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I feel the power of love today. Step 305
YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT IN THE WORLD’S PERSUASIONS, you will feel the power of love.
If you are not seduced into the world’s ambivalence, you will feel the power of
love. If you are with Knowledge, you will feel the power of love. This is
natural to you, to your being, to your nature and to the nature of all who
reside here with you. Therefore, as your studenthood in Knowledge deepens, your
experience of love will deepen.
LOVE TO BE IN YOUR LIFE TODAY, for Knowledge and love are one. Allow yourself
to be a recipient of this today, for in this you are honored and your sense of
unworthiness is dispelled. Receive the power of love upon the hour and receive
it in your deeper meditation practices, where you practice true receptivity.
KNOWLEDGE TO REVEAL THE NATURE OF LOVE TO YOU. Allow your love for Knowledge to
generate Knowledge for you, for Knowledge loves you as its own, and as you
learn to love Knowledge as your own, your sense of separation from life will
disappear. Then, you will be prepared as a contributor in the world, for then
you will only wish to contribute that which you have received. You will then
realize that there is no other gift that can in any way compare to the gift of
Knowledge, which is the gift of love. This you will wish to bestow upon the
world with all your heart. Here your Teachers will become more active for you,
for they will prepare you to contribute this effectively so that you may
fulfill your destiny in the world.
305: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Picture:Five hearts commemorate love for a person who has been lost.
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.