Step 299 - Nome Nome Cono Na Vera Te Nome… a confirmation of…your total inclusion in life. Entry for Step 298 - Mavran Mavran Conay Mavran

Greetings All –

TODAY’S INVOCATION AGAIN CALLS UPON THE POWER of others’ endeavors in the reclamation of Knowledge to assist you in your own. Once again it is a confirmation of the power of what you are doing and your total inclusion in life. It affirms the truth in a greater context, and it affirms the truth in words which you have not used for centuries, but which will become familiar to you as they resonate deeply within your mind.

PRACTICE UPON THE HOUR AND TAKE A MOMENT to feel the efficacy of today’s statement. Use it as an invocation to begin and as a benediction to complete your two longer practice periods. Allow yourself to penetrate the mystery of your life, for the mystery of your life is the source of all meaning in your life, and it is this meaning which you seek today.

PRACTICE 299: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

Nome Nome Cono Na Vera Te Nome is another phrase of Invocative Language . The link goes to the New Message Wiki which provides an overview and explanation of this and other phrases, many of which are being introduced in this series of Steps.

Another Step which offers a lot and may lead to deep thought. It says: “You are part of a great undertaking existing both within the world and beyond, for God is at work everywhere. The True Religion, then, is the reclamation of Knowledge. It finds its expression in each world and in each culture, and there it acquires its symbolism and its rituals, but its essence is universal.”

Consider just this: “The True Religion, then, is the reclamation of Knowledge.” How many have sought the answer to the question: “What is the True Religion?” Here it is given, but can we understand? In my case, I am still working on that.

From the journal, on this day, only a short entry.

7:58 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2000 The Commission situation is highly frustrating. Is it my life? Is it my work? I am confused.

No notes on the Steps page. A big lesson, one to stay with as we fit it into an expanding, greater community world. Let us continue.

P.S. At Step 299, we are into Part Two of Steps, so if you’ve found this and find some appeal in this or other Steps, you should really go to the beginning blog post. From here you learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense and then progress as needed. You can use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps. They will remain in order in the archives - one per Step.

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. Posts here 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. There are options as well through the Free School of the New Message