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 power of Knowledge will extend itself from me. Step 269 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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The power of Knowledge will extend itself from me.
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The power of Knowledge will extend itself from me.
POWER OF KNOWLEDGE WILL EXTEND ITSELF from you who are receiving Knowledge. At
first this will be very subtle, but as you continue to develop and apply
yourself, the power of Knowledge will become stronger and stronger. It will be
a force of attraction for some. It will be a force of rejection for others who
are unable to respond to it. It will influence all. That is why you must learn
to be very discerning in relationships, for as you progress as a student of
Knowledge, your influence over others will be greater. You must not use this
influence for selfish purposes, or your activities will be destructive to you
and to others.
PROVIDES THIS RESTRAINT that we have spoken of, and you must exercise it on
your own behalf. If you are ambitious with Knowledge, you will pose very great
risks to yourself and to other people, for Wisdom, compassion, restraint and
self-control must accompany the development of Knowledge. If you attempt to use
Knowledge for your own selfish gain or for what you think the world needs, you
will lead yourself astray and Knowledge will not accompany you.
THE RESTRAINT AND DEVELOPMENT that are called for now, for they will protect
you and enable you to render your gifts with a minimum of discord and personal
risk. They will guarantee the wholeness and worthiness of your contribution,
for it will be untainted by selfish motives. Practice upon the hour and enter
deeply into meditation twice today. Repeat your idea for the day and enter into
stillness once again. Allow this to be a day where Knowledge is strengthened.
269: 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.