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 greatest gift to the world is my Knowledge. Step 242 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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greatest gift to the world is my Knowledge. Step 242
IS YOUR GREATEST GIFT. It is the gift that imbues all other giving and gives it
meaning. This is the gift that gives value to all human expression, all human
endeavor and all human invention that is intended to support the well-being of
humanity in its evolution. Knowledge is not something that you can quantify and
give, as if you put it into a package or delineate it with your ideas. It is a
presence and a quality of life that is the very essence of life. It makes all
giving and contribution meaningful.
IS YOUR GREATEST GIFT, which you are now learning to receive. As you receive
it, it will give itself naturally, for you cannot keep Knowledge for yourself.
Once it emerges, it begins to express itself in all directions and specifically
in certain directions and in certain involvements with certain people according
to its design and Wisdom. Thus, if you receive Knowledge, it must be given. It
will give itself, and you will want to give it because you possess wealth, and
wealth can only be increased through giving. Thus, in essence, life is all
about the giving of Knowledge. Wherever this giving cannot be accomplished,
there is all manner of deception, disappointment and despair. But when giving
is reactivated in these circumstances, these qualities of denial will be
dispelled, and Knowledge will once again begin to express itself in very
UPON THE HOUR remind yourself of this great truth, and in your deeper
meditations allow yourself to experience Knowledge. Allow yourself to receive
it. Give yourself to this application of your mind and your body. In this,
Knowledge will give itself, and you will be fulfilled because you have given
life the greatest gift that can be given.
242: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Picture:Rose garden on the grounds of the Temple of
Heaven, Beijing, China.
Today is August 29, 2015.
In my Outlook calendar I have an important anniversary noted: “Beginning
Student of Knowledge since this day in 1998 – Reading Greater Community
Spirituality – Started S2K later on June 27, 1999.” At some point, you
might record similar dates in your life for annual celebration. Though I had
come quite a distance, a far greater journey lies ahead. In my years of study
I’ve seen students come and go. Many had great commitment and desire to act,
but over time, were never seen again. It does take persistence, as it proves to
be difficult for others who seek, but are not open to this message.
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.