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
Today I seek freedom from uncertainty. Step 275 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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Today I seek freedom from uncertainty. Step 275
SEEKING FREEDOM FROM UNCERTAINTY means that you are
seeking freedom that is genuine, that is real and that truly deserves the name
of freedom. In essence, you either know what you are doing or you do not. If
you do not know what you are doing, you simply wait for Knowledge. If you know
what you are doing, you simply follow what you know. It is that simple.
Unnecessary speculation, the attempt to make premature decisions based upon
fear or preference, the requirement that you have the certainty that you lack and
the projection of blame upon yourself and others for the failures of your weak
decision making are what have taxed your mind, your body and your world. It is
this you wish to escape today so that you may find the freedom in the certainty
that God has given you. It is this certainty you must discover and follow. By
following this you will reap all of its rewards and will become a contributor
of these rewards in the world.
UPON THE HOUR REMEMBER TODAY’S IDEA and see its complete
relevancy to the world about you. In your deeper practice periods, give
yourself to stillness. Give yourself to this encounter with Knowledge. Give
yourself completely and let neither ambivalence nor uncertainty hold you back.
In this, you will exercise the strength of Knowledge by following Knowledge,
and in time you will become as strong as Knowledge truly is. Therefore, today
seek to escape uncertainty and all that accompanies it. For this has destroyed
the inspiration of humankind and has led humankind to war upon itself and the
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
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.