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 am only beginning to comprehend the meaning of Knowledge in my life. Step 332 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I am only beginning to comprehend the meaning of
Knowledge in my life. Step 332 (MP3) [Open
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I am only beginning to comprehend the meaning of
Knowledge in my life. Step 332
ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO COMPREHEND THIS, for your comprehension will be born of
experience, recognition and the result of your application. Because you are a
beginning student of Knowledge, you have a beginning comprehension. Take heart
in this, for this frees you from attempting to draw conclusions about your
participation and about your life. Thus, you need not attempt the impossible
and can relieve your mind of a great burden that would otherwise overshadow
your happiness and dispel your sense of peace and meaningful activity today.
When you accept that you are only beginning to comprehend the meaning of your
life and the meaning of Knowledge within your life, this frees you to
participate and to learn more. Without the burden of judgment, which you would
place upon your life otherwise, you are free to participate and your
participation will make you free.
YOURSELF UPON THE HOUR that you are only beginning to comprehend the meaning of
Knowledge in your life. In your deeper practice periods, once again enter your
sanctuary of Knowledge so that your capacity for Knowledge may grow, your
desire for Knowledge may grow and your experience of Knowledge may grow. Only
as these things grow can your comprehension grow. Therefore, you are freed from
judgment. You are free to participate, where all understanding will emerge.
332: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Picture: Upper level box seats in the Estates
Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic. One of the oldest European theatres, operating
continuously since 1783.
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. 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.