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 resist the world today. Step 302 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I will not resist the world today. Step 302
NOT RESIST THE WORLD, for the world is the place you have come to serve. It is
the place where Knowledge will express itself as you learn to become a vehicle
for Knowledge. Allow the world to be as it is, for without your condemnation it
will be far easier for you to be in the world, to utilize its resources and to
recognize its opportunities.
NOT RESIST THE WORLD, for you are from beyond the world. The world is no longer
a prison for you but the place for you to contribute. To whatever extent you
have not been able to adjust to the world in the past and to whatever extent
being in the world has been difficult for you, you are now looking at the world
in a new way. You have sought the world to replace Knowledge, and now you are
realizing Knowledge is being given to you from your Source. Thus, the world is
no longer being used as a substitute for Knowledge and the world can now become
a canvas upon which you can express the potency of Knowledge. Thus, the world
becomes what it rightfully is in your life. For this reason you do not need to
resist the world today.
YOU PASS THROUGH THE WORLD THIS DAY, remember this idea upon the hour and let
yourself be present to whatever circumstance you are in. Allow your inner life
to be still so that Knowledge may exert its influence and its guidance for you.
Allow yourself to carry certainty today—the certainty of Knowledge. This is a
certainty that you have not invented or constructed for yourself. It abides
with you always, in spite of your confusion.
NOT RESIST THE WORLD TODAY, for Knowledge is with you. In your longer practice
periods, remember this idea both before and after your meditations. In your
meditations escape the world into the sanctuary of stillness. The greater your
involvement in the sanctuary of stillness, the greater ease you will have in
being in the world, for you will not be attempting to use the world as a
substitute for your Ancient Home. Here the world becomes beneficial to you, and
you become beneficial to the world.
302: 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 no-VAHR-ay
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.