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 will not be a student of fear today. Step 304 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I will not be a student of fear today. Step 304
THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS A STUDENT—every day, every hour and every moment.
Therefore, as you become more conscientious, you must select what you will
learn. Here you are given a real choice, for you are either a student of
Knowledge or you are a student of confusion. Do not be a student of confusion
today. Do not be a student of fear today, for without Knowledge there is
uncertainty and there is fear. Without Knowledge there are fearful pursuits
which perpetrate greater fear and a greater sense of loss.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A STUDENT. Realize this and accept this with relief, for
you have a meaningful choice here—to be a student of Knowledge or a student of
confusion. Knowledge will cast its influence upon you to enable you to make the
right choice, to choose that which renders you certainty, purpose, meaning and
value in the world. Then, you may become a force for Knowledge in the world to
dispel confusion, darkness and fear from all minds that labor under their
NOT BE A STUDENT OF FEAR. Make this resolution within yourself upon the hour as
you recognize the fearful persuasions of the world, the confusion of the world
and its dark influence upon all who feel its oppression. Allow yourself to be a
liberated soul within the world. Hold the jewel of love within your heart. Hold
the light of Knowledge within your heart. When you return to your two deeper
meditation practices today, repeat the idea for today so that you may enter
into stillness and silence within your sanctuary. Rejuvenate yourself in
Knowledge and refresh yourself, for Knowledge is the great light that you
carry. The more that you come within its presence, the more it will radiate
itself upon you and the more it will shine upon you and, through you, upon the
304: 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. 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.