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 not judge the world today. Step 205 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I will not judge the world today. Step 205
NOT LET YOUR MIND DEPRECATE ITSELF by projecting blame upon the world. With
blame the world becomes misunderstood, and your mind becomes a burden rather
than an asset to you. Today’s idea requires practice, discipline and
application, for your mind and all minds within the world have been
misunderstood, misused and misdirected. Thus, you are now learning to utilize
the mind positively by giving it a true function in service to Knowledge.
NOT BLAME THE WORLD TODAY. Do not judge the world today. Allow your mind to be
still as you look upon it. Knowledge about the world arises gradually. It
arises naturally. An idea may speak of it, but an idea cannot contain it.
Knowledge represents an overall shift in your viewpoint, an overall change in
your experience, an overall shift in your emphasis and an overall
transformation of your value system. This is the evidence of Knowledge.
NOT BLAME THE WORLD TODAY. It is blameless, for it is merely demonstrating that
Knowledge is not being adhered to. What else can it do but commit error and
folly? What else can it do but waste its great resources? Humanity can only be
in error without Knowledge. It can only create fantasy. It can only engage in
loss. Therefore, it does not deserve condemnation. It deserves the application
UPON THE HOUR NOT BLAMING THE WORLD. Do not let hours pass without your
involvement. Give this day to serve the world in this way, for without your
condemnation your love for the world will naturally arise and be expressed. In
your two deeper practice periods, allow your mind to enter stillness. Without
blame and judgment, stillness becomes accessible because it is natural. Without
the imposition of your condemnation, your mind is allowed to be still. In
stillness there is no blame or judgment. In stillness love will flow from you
in all directions and will continue far beyond what you can perceive through
205: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
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.