Step 1 - I am without Knowledge now. (MP3) Steps to Knowledge for 2015

Greetings All –

Step 1 - I am without Knowledge now.  (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also. Also included a short introduction by Brian McGee, the student speaker of these Steps. The intent is that this series remain as a permanent resource for students of Steps to Knowledge. ]

I am without Knowledge now. Step 1
THERE MUST BE A STARTING POINT at any juncture of development. You must start from where you are, not from where you want to be.  You start here in the understanding that you are without Knowledge. That is not to say that Knowledge is not with you. It is simply to say that you are not with Knowledge. Knowledge is waiting for you to proceed. Knowledge is waiting to give itself to you. Therefore, you are beginning now to prepare to be in relationship with Knowledge, the greater aspect of mind that you have brought with you from your Ancient Home.

THREE TIMES TODAY SPEND 10 MINUTES thinking about what Knowledge is, not merely applying your own ideas, not merely applying your past understanding, but thinking about what Knowledge really is.

PRACTICE 1: Three 10-minute practice periods.

The Step is self explanatory. Just do it.

It is important to do each Step from where you are. I'll offer my experiences from notes on the day(s) after the Steps so as not to affect anyone's experience. For a zero effect, don't even read what I post in the coming 365 days. This blog will consider the first study of Steps, the second period of study will be at From The Mystery, beginning with the entry for Step 365.

Reading Greater Community Spirituality and the Wisdom Books - I and II is useful and important. Hard copies are available from the New Knowledge Library Store. The Society also has a Free Book Project.

If you need the books now, epub or 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 no-VAHR-ay co-RAHM)

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. 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