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
Review ~ Allow confusion and uncertainty to exist, for this is necessary in this stage of investigation. Step 105 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
Greetings All –
Review ~ Allow confusion and uncertainty to exist,
for this is necessary in this stage of investigation. Step 105 (MP3)
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YOUR REVIEW, FOLLOW THE PAST EXAMPLES and review the week of instructions and
the week of practices. Give special consideration today to the ideas that we
have presented. Understand that these ideas must be entertained and experienced
through many stages of development. Their meaning is too deep and too great to
be entirely obvious to you now, yet they will serve as a reminder that
Knowledge is with you and that you have come to give Knowledge in the world.
TEACHING WILL THUS SIMPLIFY ALL THINGS, which will resolve the conflicts that
you carry now and which will make conflict in the future unnecessary. For to
the extent that you are with Knowledge, conflict does not exist. An unconflicted
life is the greatest contribution that can be given into the world, for this is
a life that will spark the beginning of Knowledge in all, a spark that can
carry itself into the future far beyond your individual life. It is this great
spark that you are intended to give into the world, for then your giving will
have no end and will serve your current generation and the generations to come.
BLESSINGS THAT YOU ARE NOW EXPERIENCING TODAY in your world are the result of
these reverberations which are passed from generation to generation as
Knowledge is kept alive in the world. The opportunity for you to have Knowledge
is born of the giving of those who have lived before, as your giving will
provide the opportunity for freedom for those who will follow. This is your
greater purpose in life: to keep Knowledge alive in the world. But first you
must learn of Knowledge—learn how to recognize it, learn how to accept it,
learn how to discern it from the other impulses in your mind and learn the many
stages of development that will be required in following Knowledge towards its
great fulfillment. That is why you are a beginning student of Knowledge.
YOUR ONE LONG PRACTICE, undertake your Review in as much detail as possible.
Allow confusion and uncertainty to exist, for this is necessary in this stage
of investigation. Be happy, then, for all the things that can be truly
recognized and know that Knowledge is with you, so you are free to be
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. Posts linked below 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.