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 am now penetrating the mystery of my life. Step 295 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
Greetings All –
I am now penetrating the mystery of my life. Step
295 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive
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I am now penetrating the mystery of my life. Step
ARE PENETRATING THE MYSTERY OF YOUR LIFE which seeks to reveal itself to you.
The mystery of your life is the source of all that is manifest in your life.
All that will be manifest and is intended to be manifest is embodied in the
mystery of your life. Therefore, your current engagement as a student of
Knowledge is absolutely fundamental to everything you will do in the world and
to everything you will realize and fulfill in this life. It is absolutely
fundamental to your need.
THE MYSTERY TO BE MYSTERIOUS. Allow the manifest to be manifest. In this way,
you will enter the mystery of Knowledge with reverence and openness, and you
will engage yourself in the world with a practical emphasis and a concrete
approach. This will enable you to be a bridge from your Ancient Home to this
temporary world. Then, you will treat life in the universe with reverence and
awe, and you will treat your self-application in the world with conciseness and
responsibility. Here all your faculties will be properly cultivated and
integrated, and you will be a vehicle for Knowledge.
WILL NOW BEGIN A MORE ADVANCED SECTION of your curriculum. You may realize that
much of what you are learning you cannot yet understand. Many of the steps to
follow will be to activate your Knowledge, to make it stronger and more present
within you and to evoke within you the ancient memory of your true
relationships in the universe and the meaning of your purpose here. Therefore,
we will begin a series of lessons which you will not be able to comprehend but
with which you must become engaged. You are now penetrating the mystery of your
life. The mystery of your life holds all the promise for your life.
YOUR LESSON THROUGHOUT THE DAY. Recite it upon the hour and in your two deeper
practice periods, enter into stillness and peace. Allow yourself to penetrate
the mystery of your life so that the mystery of your life may be revealed to
you. For all meaning, purpose and direction are born of your origin and your
destiny. You are a visitor within the world, and your participation here must
exemplify your greater life beyond the world. In this way, the world is blessed
and fulfilled. In this way, you will not betray yourself, for you were born of
a greater life, and Knowledge is abiding with you to remind you of this.
295: 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. The 1x and 2x links above 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.