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
My True Home is in God. Step 353 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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My True Home is in God. Step 353
TRUE HOME IS IN GOD. Your True Home is. Your Home is true. You are true. You
are at home even now while you are in the world, though the world is not your
True Home. Because you are at home in the world and because you are with
Knowledge, you can give to the world and provide exactly what it needs, and you
will want to give this sense of home to the world, which feels homeless and
THE HOUR REPEAT THIS IDEA and look upon people in the world and see how
homeless they appear to be. Remember how they are truly at home but do not
realize it. Like yourself, they are asleep at home. You are learning now to
awaken from your sleep, and you are realizing that you are still at home
because your Spiritual Family is with you, Knowledge is with you and your
Teachers are with you.
IT IS THAT YOU ARE AT HOME IN GOD, even though you seem to be far from your
True Home now. You have brought your True Home with you. How can you be where
God is not if God is everywhere? How can you not be with your Teachers if they
accompany you? How can you not be with your Spiritual Family if your Spiritual
Family is ever present? It may seem contradictory that you can be away from
your True Home and be at home, but you only seem to be away from Home as you
look upon the world and identify with the world you see. But within yourself
you carry Knowledge, which is a reminder that you are truly at home and that
you are in the world to extend your True Home into the world. For your True
Home wishes to give itself to the world so that the world may find its
THE HOUR REMEMBER THIS, and in your two deep meditations return home to
Knowledge. Return home in the sanctuary of your inner temple. Here you experience
your True Home and here it becomes more real to you. As it becomes more real to
you, it abides with you more and more in your experience. You must experience
your True Home while you are in the world.
353: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
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.