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
Today I will listen to the power of Knowledge. Step 115 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I will listen to the power of Knowledge. Step 115 (MP3)
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I will listen to the power of Knowledge. Step 115
LISTEN TO THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE. It requires your attention. It requires your
desire. It requires the relinquishment of things which preoccupy and concern
you, things you cannot resolve on your own. Listen to Knowledge today so that
it may comfort you and abide with you. In its silence, you will find solid
reassurance and confidence as well. For if Knowledge is silent, you need not
have anxiety about your life, and if Knowledge speaks, you need only follow so
that you may learn the power of Knowledge for you.
BECOME STILL BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS STILL. You become capable of action because
Knowledge is capable of action. You learn to speak with simplicity because
Knowledge speaks with simplicity. You learn to be at ease because Knowledge is
at ease. You learn to give because Knowledge gives. It is to re-engage you in
relationship with your Knowledge that you are now engaged in this program of
THE HOUR TODAY, remind yourself to listen to Knowledge and take a moment to do
so in whatever circumstance you find yourself. Your first activity in listening
is stillness. Practice this in greater depth in your two meditation practices
today, where you practice stillness and receptivity because you wish to listen
to Knowledge today.
115: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Note about Knowledge: “It requires your attention. It
requires your desire.”
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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.