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
Step 298 - Mavran Mavran Conay Mavran (MP3) Entry for Step 297 - Novre Novre Comey Na Vera Te Novre
Greetings All –
Step 298 - Mavran Mavran
Conay Mavran (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to
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TODAY’S INVOCATION CALLS UPON THOSE who practice Knowledge
with you in the Greater Community so that the strength of their undertaking and
their great achievements may embellish all of your attempts and all of your
practices as a student of Knowledge. Today’s invocation engages your mind with
all minds which are engaged in the reclamation of Knowledge in the universe, for
you are a citizen of a Greater Community as well as a citizen of your world. 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.
PRACTICE UPON THE HOUR REPEATING TODAY’S INVOCATION
and as you do so, take a moment to feel its impact. You can find a way to do
this in all of your circumstances today, and this will remind you of your
Ancient Home and the potency of Knowledge that you carry within you. In your
deeper practice periods, repeat your invocation and then enter into the
sanctuary of Knowledge in stillness and in humility. When your practice period
is complete, once again repeat today’s invocation. Allow your mind to engage
itself with that which is beyond the limited scope of human involvement, for
Knowledge speaks of a greater life within the world and beyond. It is this
greater life which you must now entertain. It is this greater life which you must
now receive, for you are a student of Knowledge. Knowledge is greater than the
world, but Knowledge has come to the world to serve.
PRACTICE 298: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly
Mavran Mavran Conay Mavran 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.
This Step generated a great amount of thought.
Reading the Step the day before, this phrase: “The ancient memory of your Home and the memory of all true relationships
that you have reclaimed thus far in your entire evolution are thus remembered
with today’s idea,” led me to ask:
this number exceed 1?” I
wondered if I had claimed any relationships in my evolution – evolution? By the
end of the Practice day, 5/9/2000, I had a different sense.
This is set out in the journal. As we go into the
final stretch of Steps, it seems I am writing more, because more is happening.
Your situation is likely to be the same. Even though the journal does take time,
capture what you can.
p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000 – Rest Stop south of Fredericksburg on I 95. I left @
6:30 A.M. In order to make a 9 a.m. Health Department AOSE advisory committee
meeting. It was interesting – I hope I was helpful.
left w/o time for 30 min Practice – so I must do Practice #1 here. Step 297 –
Novre Novre Coney Na Vera Te Novre.
was angry at Cindy last night for not respecting my boundaries. I was writing
an email to M.E. and Cindy was talking about scuffs on the kitchen floor. I'd
talked to David during the day – he was in a bad place – M.E. needs to stop
hassling him. I don't know how to get through to her –
text for 297 says "The Ancient memory of your Home and the memory of all
true relationships that you have reclaimed thus far in your entire evolution
are thus remembered with today's idea." As I read that last night I
wondered and wrote in the text "Does this number exceed 1?" Do I have
any true relationships that I've reclaimed?
down this morning I tried to think of good/true relationships.
suppose my “reclaimed relationships” are my spiritual family – Besides Regina –
that might include Walter Christoffel and Joseph Kennedy – Johnson. My never
met – Grandma Johnson (Sudbrink) (Jo Evans – maybe Jo Schaaf) In life – my true
relationships are family David & Sarah, Mom & Dad, Penny & Diane ---
– all H.S., College, Navy friends are faint
– Steve M---/Bob L--- – maybe Art C--- –
Region – Joe C---, Hank Z., Chris F---?, Jim M---, Mayor A---, Howard K---l,…
TLC – Sue, Christen (?), Charles, a few huggers –
Regions – Pat A---, Howard G---, Bill D---, (?) – Dan M--- –
travel light – I'm free –
How can humanity better care for its environments, natural and built – it
fragments with population growth. – That's new – "Growth Fragments" –
Amen & Amen
p.m. Now at Arby's Fredericksburg – seeing a family of 5 – mom, dad – 3 boys –
10, 5 – maybe 3 – the youngest jerking everyone around – whiny – all serve him.
I could say something – but what would it be? Parents are so helpless – where
did our society lose it?
go to earth & live in dysfunctional families. How can we be
sane? I do not know.
day’s meeting was tedious – a State committee for ASOE – the soil scientists
who design/locate septic systems. The regulations – the knowledge is DNA for
the Commonwealth. In natural systems – is it such a process? The blood cells
debated the structure of the heart, the arteries – the organs designed by
themselves/plus the whole – The body of Christ – any whole is Christed?
p.m. At home – as I passed Truth
Naked Mountain –
aka Naked Truth – aka Truth
came to me that I too was/am a reclaimed relationship in my spiritual family.
Therefore – in my service – I am not to judge. This was on I-66 – as I drove
west – I tried to think my way out of it. I would like to believe I was never a
rebel, separated, child of God.
"Here am I send me," vision may be true – but something preceded
humbled – yet full of the Grace of God which reclaimed me before – I continue
my student ship with Practice #2.
p.m. Practice #2 – hard to stay in stillness – came out @ 15 min – then 11
left, then 8 – I decided to stick in my seat on the back porch – no matter how
much my body wanted to move. I had a glimpse of my reclaimed relationships –
there are many perhaps hundreds – many but my own reclamation was 1st – This
was not the Valley Tribal Council – a much smaller group.
that – tortillas & salsa – and reading the daily newspapers.
are souls reclaimed? How was I reclaimed? What does one do? Is it the born
again experience – or something deeper.
Kitchener came to mind – his journey in the slums and dark ones on the spirit
side – that's the only encounter with that view.
If you made it all the way through, thanks. A
varied stream of thought. You can do the same in your journal. I make a reference
to “Truth” which is a mountain I’ve driven by for years. It is a vortex and
when I pass it, I listen. Sometimes there’s a thought. I encountered vortices
when visiting Sedona, Arizona in 1990. Returning to the Shenandoah Valley,
there was also an equal sense of energy. Whereas the Sedona rocks were mostly
red, the Blue Ridge rocks were green. Blue referred to the haze in the sky over
Also included in this entry is the phrase: “Let's go to
earth & live in dysfunctional families.” In the early 1990’s, trying to make sense of incarnation, the fact that
we somehow chose our circumstances and ended up in families that were
challenging, I posited that there was a place in Heaven, something like a
Starbucks café where we sat around and, considering the perfection of that
life, said to one another: “Let’s go to earth and live in dysfunctional
families. That will be fun.” Then I’d add, “I came for the coffee and
That might be too frivolous for The Teachers, but
my guides do have a sense of humor. Let us continue.
Journal second time x2
Step 297.This is for those who have completed
Steps once. 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 you 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.
P.S. If you’ve some interest due to this or other
Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge
and can begin it on the day that makes sense; 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 post 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.