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
Knowledge is living within me now. Step 307 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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Knowledge is living within me now. Step 307
IS LIVING WITHIN YOU, and you are learning to live with Knowledge. Thus, all
darkness and illusion are dispelled from your mind as you come to realize what
your life has always been and will always be. As you realize the changelessness
of your true existence, you will realize how it wishes to express itself in the
world of change. Your Knowledge is greater than your mind, greater than your
body and greater than your definitions of yourself. It is changeless yet ever
changing in its expression. Beyond fear, doubt and destruction it abides within
you, and as you learn to abide with it, all of its qualities will become your
IS NOTHING THAT THE WORLD CAN PROVIDE that can in any way compare to this, for
all the world’s gifts are momentary and transitory. As you honor them, your
fear of losing them will increase. As you hold them to yourself, your anxiety
about death and destruction will be enhanced, and you will re-enter confusion
and frustration. But with Knowledge, you may possess things in the world
without identifying with them. You may receive them and release them according
to the necessity of doing so. Then, the great anxiety of the world will not
affect you, but the power of Knowledge that you carry will affect the world. In
this way, you will affect the world more than it affects you. In this way, you
will be a contributor to the world. In this way, the world will be blessed.
YOURSELF IN KNOWLEDGE in your deeper practice periods in stillness and remind
yourself upon the hour of the power of Knowledge that you carry this day. Let
not any doubt or uncertainty dissuade you, for here doubt and uncertainty are
completely unnatural. You are learning to become natural because what could be
more natural than being yourself? And what could be more yourself than
307: 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.