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
I will be confident this day. Step 141 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I will be confident this day. Step 141 (MP3)
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I will be confident this day. Step 141
BE CONFIDENT THAT YOU ARE IN PREPARATION on the path to Knowledge. Be confident
today that Knowledge is with you and abides with you and that you are now
learning step by step to receive its grace, its certainty and its direction. Be
confident this day that you are born of God’s love and that your life in this
world, this brief visit here, is but an opportunity to re-establish your true
identity in a place where it has been forgotten. Be confident today that the
efforts that you are now making on your own behalf will lead you to the great
goal that you have come here to seek because this preparation comes from your
Ancient Home to serve you while you are in the world, for you have come to the
world to serve.
THIS AFFIRMATION UPON THE HOUR and consider it in light of all things that
happen today. In your two longer practice periods, repeat the statement and
then allow yourself to enter peace and stillness. Allow your confidence to
dispel fear, doubt and anxiety. Support your efforts today, for they require
your support on behalf of a greater certainty that you are now learning to
141: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
pilot of a powered parachute/paraplane demonstrating confidence.
Note: “…you have come to the world to
serve.” Early in my life I understood the goal was to serve the will of
God, but that seemed to be at odds with my will – use of my free will. In ACIM
I learned there was no difference between my will and God’s will. The challenge
then becomes to determine what that might be? Steps to Knowledge is a way to
get a personal understanding of what that is in one’s life.
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.