To offer a way through the Mayan calendar challenge, Step 1 of the 365 Steps to Knowledge began at https://twitter.com/FromTheMystery on January 1, 2012. Since we all survived, a second year began January 1, 2013 and is completing today.
Steps to Knowledge is a spiritual practice provided for Humanity by The Teachers, those of the Angelic Assembly who have delivered a New Message From God through Marshall Vian Summers. It is a means for intelligent life throughout the universe to deal with the complexity of life and the reality of the Creator.
While Steps to Knowledge cannot be taught, there is benefit in sharing the experience of practice. It can be shared with oneself, by means of keeping a journal. A few tips about how to do that here: http://goo.gl/kgX0d9
In this year I will provide some comments from my first year of Steps which began Sunday, June 27, 1999. I'd met Marshall Vian Summers in 1997 at the Denver Metaphysical Fair on August 31.
The following year, in Boulder, I met with Patricia Summers on August 29, 1998. She recommended I get the book Greater Community Spirituality, which had recently been published.
It was a soul expander for me. At age 52, I had studied many paths and had yet to find a good map that gave me some sense of my spiritual position in the creation. As a student of A Course in Miracles (ACIM), having done the Workbook for Students in calendar year 1988, starting January 1, I could see the manifest as "temporary," but if it was an "illusion," "illusion management" was required. I might recognize "attack as a cry for help," but that did not resolve such problems.
Greater Community Spirituality was very practical. On into 1998 I considered the various urgings to begin Steps to Knowledge. When my work situation became difficult, I reached a point where I ordered the book and Wisdom Volumes I and II.
Steps to Knowledge got me through a very difficult year. In fact, it saved my life. I did not have anyone else to talk to about it, but concerning spiritual things, that was not a new situation in my life. There are other companions anyway.
Steps begins when the need arises and one may not think they can proceed with the discipline of a Step a day. I was able to do that with ACIM.
One can choose to plow through, even if every Step's requirements are not met to the letter. That is not a demand The Teachers make. Much learning will take place as one "learns to learn." It will be true any time one does Steps.
The Teachers recommend that you give three years to the practices. While you will have insights and experience change at many points, the value of long term practice is hard to communicate. After being a student for 15 years, I remain a beginning student. That is because whenever I go to a Step, or a teaching, or a message, there is something new. Thus the New Message, like other true spiritual teachings, will always be new to those who study and seek to develop wisdom that can be used in the world.
So, beginning January 1, 2014, I will offer in posts what seems pertinent based on what I can glean from my journals.
I won't be engaging in comments and discussion. Those who wish to talk to other students are encouraged to join The Free School of the New Message where resources for students can be found. Studying privately, without anyone in the world knowing, is a viable option.
To end this post I 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)
Begin Today go to: Steps 1 – 28