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 have a calling in this world. Step 231 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I have a calling in this world. Step 231
HAVE A CALLING IN THIS WORLD. It is not what you think it is. It will emerge
from your Knowledge once Knowledge is allowed to emerge within your mind. You
have a calling in this world because you have come here to do some very
specific things. Your purpose in this world is to reclaim your Knowledge and to
allow your Knowledge to express itself. That is a very simple statement of your
purpose, but it is a statement that contains a great deal of depth and a great
deal that must be fulfilled in time.
HAVE A CALLING IN THIS WORLD because you were sent here to do something. It is
for this reason that your mind is the way it is and that you have a specific
nature that is distinct from others. As your calling emerges, you will realize
why you think and act the way you do, and all of this will be brought into true
balance and harmony. This will erase all cause you have for self-condemnation,
for your nature represents a usefulness that you have not yet realized. In
other words, you are made specifically for something that you have not yet
comprehended. Prior to this you will resist your nature, thinking it is a
limitation upon you. In time, you will realize that it is an invaluable
resource for accomplishment, for you have a calling in the world.
THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS and remind yourself that you do not yet know
what your calling is. Without presumptions, you will be in a position to
discover the truth. In your deeper practice periods today enter stillness and
silence once again, utilizing the word RAHN if you find that helpful. This is a
day of preparation for you to realize your true calling in the world. It is a
day given to Knowledge and a day that is taken away from false assumptions and
self-deception. A day given to Knowledge brings you closer to realizing your
calling, which will arise naturally without your presumptions once you and
those with whom you must be engaged are prepared.
231: 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.