I am free to love the world today. Step 329 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices

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I am free to love the world today. Step 329 (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

I am free to love the world today. Step 329
ONLY THE FREE CAN LOVE THE WORLD, for only the free can give to the world. Only they can fully recognize the world’s need and their own contribution. Only the free can love the world because only they can see that the world has supported and served them to enable them to become free and to become contributors to the world. Because the world so yearns for your contribution, it has given itself to your preparation so that you may learn to be a contributor. It has fortified this through the truth that exists in the world and through the denial of truth that exists in the world.

IN ALL WAYS THE WORLD SERVES THE EMERGENCE OF KNOWLEDGE. Though the world contradicts Knowledge and seems to deny, to reject and to attack Knowledge, if seen from this perspective, you will realize that it actually serves Knowledge. How can anything compete with Knowledge? How can anything deny Knowledge? Anything that seems to deny Knowledge only calls for Knowledge and pleads for Knowledge to come. Those in confusion, in darkness and in despair yearn for relief and comfort. And though they do not understand the message of their own plight, those who are with Knowledge can perceive this and through Wisdom will learn how to serve these individuals, all individuals and the world as a whole.

TODAY UPON THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF that as you become free, you will be able to love the world. As you learn to love the world, you will be able to become free because you are in this world but not of this world. Because you are in this world, you are representing that which you have brought with you from your Ancient Home. How simple and clear this is with Knowledge, and yet how difficult it is to grasp when you are in your own imagination and are entertaining your own separate ideas. That is why you practice—so you may confirm that which is natural to you and step away from that which is unnatural to you.

IN YOUR DEEPER MEDITATION PRACTICES once again receive the freedom that comes to you in stillness and receptivity. A mind that is still is a mind that is unfettered and free. It will naturally expand itself, and within this expansion it will naturally express that which is most natural to it. Thus, in your deeper meditations you practice receiving, and in your hourly practices you practice giving. You are free to love the world today, and the world needs your freedom because it needs your love.

PRACTICE 329: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

Picture: We are driving down the road of life, looking out through a cracked window. The world is not cracked, only the window. We can see past this. The crack makes us conscious of the window. We can see past it, even though it is in the field of vision.

Plan B - If the MP3 doesn’t work, here’s the link to the folder:  New Message - Student Spoken Steps Recordings - Steps to Knowledge - Working file
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 Spiritualityand 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 co-RAHM)

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. 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.