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 a student of Knowledge in a world where Knowledge seems to be absent. Review - Step 294 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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THIS TWO-WEEK REVIEW WITH THIS INVOCATION: “I AM NOW A STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE. I
will learn of the meaning and the purpose of Knowledge through my
participation. I will follow my participation without attempting to alter its
methods or its lessons in any way because I wish to learn. I am a student of
Knowledge in a world where Knowledge seems to be absent. For this reason I have
been sent here to prepare to give that which Knowledge will wish to give to the
world. I am a student of Knowledge. I am secure in my responsibility. In this,
I will receive all that I truly desire, for I truly desire to love the world.”
THIS INVOCATION begin your two-week Review. Beginning with the first day in
this two-week period, read the lesson for that day and remember your practice.
Continue on in this way to cover all the days in this two-week period, and then
attempt to have an overview of your life during this practice time. Begin to
see what has occurred in your life in this two-week period.
YOU GAIN AN OVERVIEW, you will begin to see the movement of your life. Perhaps
this will be subtle at first, but you will soon begin to realize that your life
is progressing rapidly and that your values and your experience of yourself are
changing. You are changing fundamentally. You are finally becoming yourself.
You will realize that war, which still rages in you from time to time, will diminish
and become less frequent. Only with a conscious and objective overview can this
be recognized, and as it is recognized, it will give you the confidence and the
conviction to proceed on, for you will know that you are following your true
course and your true destiny. You will know that you are a true student of
Knowledge and that you have made the right decision concerning your
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.