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
The fire of Knowledge is with me every day. Step 335 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
Greetings All –
The fire of Knowledge is with me every day. Step
335 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive –
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The fire of Knowledge is with me every day. Step
YOU GO, WHATEVER YOU DO, the fire of Knowledge is burning within you. Feel it
burning. Upon the hour feel it burning. Regardless of what you see and what you
think, feel the fire of Knowledge burning. This is the presence of Knowledge
that you will feel within yourself as you feel the presence of the Teachers all
around you. The fire of Knowledge is burning and as you experience this, it
will consume all that holds you back—all that haunts and oppresses you, all
sense of unworthiness and guilt and all pain and conflict. As these things are
consumed, they will no longer cast their influence upon your life, and your
life will naturally become more uniform and harmonious.
YOU TAKE A MAJOR STEP IN THIS DIRECTION by remembering and experiencing the
fire of Knowledge upon the hour. In your two deeper practice periods re-enter
the fire of Knowledge in the sanctuary of Knowledge. Remember that this fire
will comfort you and release you. It will not burn you but will only warm your
soul. It will give you comfort and reassurance. It will give you confirmation
of the meaning and the purpose of your life and of the greatness that you carry
NOT NEGLECT YOUR PRACTICE TODAY, but realize its total benefit to you. Nothing
you can see in the world can possibly give you the certainty, the power, the
peace and the sense of inclusion that the fire of Knowledge can bestow. Nothing
can remind you of your total inclusion in life more than the presence of your
Teachers who abide with you. Therefore, you have the experience that you need
already, and from this experience you will learn in time to extend it to all
your relationships—with others, with the world and with the Greater Community
of Worlds in which you live.
335: Two 30-minute practice periods.
on Fire by SharxI’ve been using this image since December 29,
2013. There were many to consider. This was, for me, the best.
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.