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
Mavran Mavran Conay Mavran Step 298 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
Greetings All –
Mavran Mavran Conay Mavran Step 298 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from
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INVOCATION CALLS UPON THOSE who practice Knowledge with you in the Greater
Community so that the strength of their undertaking and their great
achievements may embellish all of your attempts and all of your practices as a
student of Knowledge. Today’s invocation engages your mind with all minds which
are engaged in the reclamation of Knowledge in the universe, for you are a
citizen of a Greater Community as well as a citizen of your world. You are part
of a great undertaking existing both within the world and beyond, for God is at
work everywhere. The True Religion, then, is the reclamation of Knowledge. It
finds its expression in each world and in each culture, and there it acquires
its symbolism and its rituals, but its essence is universal.
UPON THE HOUR REPEATING TODAY’S INVOCATION and as you do so, take a moment to
feel its impact. You can find a way to do this in all of your circumstances
today, and this will remind you of your Ancient Home and the potency of
Knowledge that you carry within you. In your deeper practice periods, repeat
your invocation and then enter into the sanctuary of Knowledge in stillness and
in humility. When your practice period is complete, once again repeat today’s
invocation. Allow your mind to engage itself with that which is beyond the
limited scope of human involvement, for Knowledge speaks of a greater life
within the world and beyond. It is this greater life which you must now
entertain. It is this greater life which you must now receive, for you are a
student of Knowledge. Knowledge is greater than the world, but Knowledge has
come to the world to serve.
298: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Mavran Mavran Conay Mavran
is another phrase of Invocative Language
. The link goes to the New Message Wiki which provides an overview and
explanation of this and other phrases, many of which are being introduced in
this series of Steps.
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.