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 honor my teachers today. Step – 146 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I will honor my teachers today. Step – 146 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive
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I will honor my teachers today. Step – 146
TEACHERS, WHO ARE MYSTERIOUS and who live beyond the visible, abide with you
while you are in the world. Now that you have begun the steps towards the
reclamation of Knowledge, their activity in your life will become stronger and
more evident. You will begin to give your attention to this, and their need for
you to develop will be greater, as your need for them will be greater.
THE HOUR AND IN YOUR TWO LONGER PRACTICES, remember your Teachers and actively
think about them. Honor your Teachers, then, for this proclaims that your
ancient relationships are indeed alive and are present now to give you hope,
certainty and empowerment. Honor your Teachers so that you may experience the
depth of your own relationship with them. In your relationship with your Teachers
is the spark of memory that reminds you of your Ancient Home and of your true
destiny. Honor your Teachers so that you may be honored, for it is your honor
that you must reclaim. In spite of whatever errors you have committed, it is
your honor that you must reclaim. If this is done truly, it will be done in
humility and simplicity, for as you honor yourself, you honor the greatness of
life, of which you are a small but integral part.
146: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Note: “Honor your Teachers so that you
may be honored, for it is your honor that you must reclaim. In spite of
whatever errors you have committed, it is your honor that you must reclaim.”
Picture:The worn edges of my Steps book, first opened
in June, 1999, reflects its use on my journey. The wear and tear honors my
Teachers, as it demonstrates use and effort. They got me to the Steps and have
kept me involved. I would never consider getting a shiny new copy.
Maintaining Steps practice
honors our Teachers, including the one who has brought us this gift: Marshall
Vian Summers, The Messenger. There are, of course, other ways to honor our
Teachers, so let us be alert to that.
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 no-VAHR-ay
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.