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
If I abide with Knowledge, there will be no confusion in my relationships. Step 251 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I abide with Knowledge, there will be no confusion in my relationships. Step 251
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I abide with Knowledge, there will be no confusion in my relationships. Step
KNOWLEDGE IS NOT CONFUSED, how can you be confused who abide in Knowledge? To
abide with Knowledge, however, means that you are not attempting to resolve
things, to understand things, to control or to persuade things without
Knowledge. You are not attempting to fulfill your specialness by using another
to enhance it. You are not attempting to substantiate your errors by casting
blame upon another.
KNOWLEDGE THERE IS NO CONFUSION IN RELATIONSHIPS. You know who to be with and
who not to be with, and there is no blame in this. You know where to devote
yourself and where not to devote yourself, and there is no condemnation in
this. You choose this over that, not right over wrong. You go here not there
becausehere is where you must go. How
simple this is and how totally effective. This affirms Knowledge in all
individuals, and no one is condemned. Here the gates of hell are opened and all
are free to return to Knowledge, for the gates of hell are open already, and
Knowledge is calling to all who dwell there to return to God. For what is hell
but life without God and life without Knowledge? It is life imagined, that is
RECEIVE THE CALL OF KNOWLEDGE, which is the call of God for you to awaken and
participate with life. You can do nothing alone, and your relationships will be
clear when you abide with Knowledge. Remember this upon the hour and in your
two longer practice periods today, dedicate yourself to actively looking at
every single primary relationship involvement that you have had. Recognize in
them the frustrations and the confusion, the great expectations and the great
disappointments, the bitterness over error, the sense of failure and the projections
of blame. Then, realize that with Knowledge none of this need be, for with
Knowledge the meaning and purpose of each relationship was recognized at the
beginning of your involvement and was affirmed at the end.
IN YOUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIPS that with Knowledge all things will be clear, and
you may proceed without guilt or blame and without compulsion or need. With
Knowledge you may follow that which is precisely beneficial to you and to your
beloved, for all relationships are honored and blessed through Knowledge, and
all individuals find their rightful place with one another. In this, each
person is honored and his or her Knowledge is confirmed. Let this be your
251: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
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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.