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
The world I see is emerging into the Greater Community of Worlds. Step 199 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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The world I see is emerging into the Greater
Community of Worlds. Step 199
THE LIMITATION OF A PURELY HUMAN VIEWPOINT, you will be able to see the
evolution of your world in a greater context. Viewing the world without the distortion
of your personal wishes and fears, you will be able to observe its greater
movement and discern its overall direction. It is essential, then, that you
realize the direction of your world because this is the context that gives
meaning to your purpose and to your specific calling while you are here in this
world. For you have come to serve the world in its present evolution, and your
gifts are meant to serve it in its life to come.
WORLD IS PREPARING TO ENTER into a Greater Community. The evidence of this is
everywhere if you but look. Without belief or denial, things can simply be
recognized. In this, life’s demonstration is obvious and need not be discerned
from complexities. What makes life complex is that people want life to be what
life is not, they want themselves to be what they are not and they want their
destiny to be what it is not. Then they attempt to gain from life that which
confirms their own idealism, and because life cannot confirm this, all becomes
distressed, conflicted and complex. The mechanism of life may be complicated in
its minute details, but the meaning of life is directly obvious to anyone who
looks without the distortion of judgment or preference.
THAT YOUR WORLD IS PREPARING TO EMERGE into the Greater Community. Do this
without embellishing this recognition with your own imagination. You need not
give form to the future. Only understand the present course of your world. In
this, the meaning of your own inherent abilities and their future application
will become ever more evident to you.
THE HOUR REPEAT THIS STATEMENT and consider it seriously, for it is the
absolute foundation of your life and it is necessary that you understand this.
It is not mere belief; it is the evolution of the world. Within your two deeper
meditation practices today, engage your mind actively in considering this idea.
Look at your own beliefs that speak for or against this idea. Look at your own
feelings about it. Examine yourself objectively as you attempt to engage with
this powerful idea. This is a time for mental engagement. Utilize your practice
periods with complete dedication and involve yourself completely. Allow your
mind to penetrate the superficiality of its own surface ideas.
KNOWLEDGE EVERYTHING BECOMES STILL AND QUIET. Everything becomes known. Here
you begin to discern the difference between knowing and thinking. You realize
how thinking may only serve in the preparation for Knowledge, but that
Knowledge far exceeds the range and grasp of any individual’s thinking. Here
you will understand how the mind can serve your spiritual nature. Here you will
understand the evolution of the world.
199: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Note: “For you have come to serve the
world in its present evolution, and your gifts are meant to serve it in its
life to come.”
Picture: The Reichstag observation deck, Berlin,
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.