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
Love is flowing from me now. Step 206 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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Love is flowing from me now. Step 206
IS FLOWING FROM YOU, and today you can attempt to experience this and to
release those things that obstruct it. Without judgment, without illusion,
without fantasy and without the limitations of a purely human viewpoint, you
will see that love is flowing from you. You will see that all your frustration
in life is your inability to experience and to express this love which wishes
to flow from you. Regardless of the circumstances in which your frustration
arises, it is always because you cannot express love. Your evaluation of
difficulties and dilemmas can certainly conceal this fact but cannot deny its
THE HOUR ALLOW LOVE TO FLOW FROM YOU, realizing that you do not need to engage
in any form of behavior, for love will arise naturally from you like fragrance
from a flower. In your deeper practices, allow your mind to become still so
that love may flow from you. In this, you will realize the natural function of
your mind and the greatness of Knowledge, which is within you but is not yours
NOT LET ANY SELF-DEPRECATING IDEAS or self-doubts dissuade you from this
opportunity today. Without your interference, love will flow naturally from
you. You do not need to put on any pretense. You do not need to acquire any
form of behavior for this to happen. Your behavior in time will represent that
which flows from you naturally. Allow love to flow from you naturally today.
206: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Picture:This rose garden
is on the grounds of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. This gardener is
directing the flow of water lovingly.
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.