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
My Source wishes to express itself through me. Step 153 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
Greetings All –
My Source wishes to express itself through me. Step
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My Source wishes to express itself through me. Step
WERE CREATED TO BE AN EXPRESSION OF YOUR SOURCE. You were created to be an
extension of your Source. You were created to be a part of your Source. Your
life is communication, for communication is life. Communication is the
extension of Knowledge. It is not merely the sharing of little ideas from one
separated mind to another. Communication is far greater, for communication
creates life and extends life, and within this is all joy and fulfillment.
Within this is the depth of all meaning. Here darkness and light mix together
and cease their separation. Here all opposites blend and melt into each other.
This is the unity of all life.
YOURSELF, THEN, TO EXPERIENCE YOURSELF as a vehicle of communication, and know
what you truly wish to communicate will be fully expressed as well, for the
self that you genuinely are is an extension of the Self that is life itself. In
this, you will be completely affirmed and life will be affirmed around you.
Your gifts will be received and integrated by life, for giving of this nature
can only yield a greater result, beyond the comprehension of humanity.
YOURSELF UPON THE HOUR that you were meant to express the will of your Source.
Within your two practice periods today, allow yourself to enter stillness and
peace once again. Allow yourself to be an open vehicle through which life may
flow freely, through which life may express itself today.
153: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
“Your life is communication, for communication is life. Communication is the
extension of Knowledge.”
the Front Range in Boulder, Colorado. Getting close to one’s source in nature.
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.