11/19/16

I will not judge another today. Step 324 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices


Greetings All –

I will not judge another today. Step 324 (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

I will not judge another today. Step 324
AGAIN PRACTICE AFFIRMING THIS IDEA. Again apply it to your real experiences. Again strengthen your understanding that Knowledge is with you and does not require your judgment or evaluation.

DO NOT JUDGE ANOTHER TODAY. Learn to see. Learn to hear. Learn to look. There is not one person in the world who cannot give you something beneficial if you will not judge them. There is not one person in the world who, through their accomplishments or their errors, cannot confirm the importance of Knowledge and cannot demonstrate its need in the world. Thus, those whom you love and those whom you despise all offer gifts to you of equal value. Those who you think are virtuous and those who you think are not virtuous all offer what is essential to you. The world in truth is demonstrating everything that this preparation is providing for you, if you will but look upon the world without judgment or condemnation. To the extent that you look upon another with judgment, you will judge yourself. You do not want your judgment upon yourself, so do not judge another.

REMEMBER UPON THE HOUR. Do not neglect your practice today, for it is essential for your happiness. It is essential for the well-being and advancement of the world. In your two deeper practice periods, re-enter stillness. Come to give yourself to practice. Come to give yourself. You will feel your strength as you do this. Here the power of decision is yours to utilize. As you do so, it will become more potent and effective in dispelling everything that stands in its way. Remember you are a student of Knowledge, and students must practice to advance and to proceed. Do not judge another today and you will proceed in truth.

PRACTICE 324: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

Picture:  Daytime on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.


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. 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.