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 neglect small things in my life. Step 330 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I will not neglect small things in my life. Step 330
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I will not neglect small things in my life. Step 330
AGAIN WE AFFIRM THIS IDEA that you not be negligent of those simple, practical
tasks that enable you to be a student of Knowledge. Remember you are not
attempting to escape the world, but are working on becoming powerful within the
world. Therefore, do not neglect those simple, little things that enable you
and give you the freedom to become a student of Knowledge. Here all of your
activities, even the most mundane and repetitive, can be seen as a form of
service and contribution. In this way, all small things, however mundane and
repetitive, can serve the world because they represent that you are honoring
your True Self. This is the Self that exists in all individuals, the Self that
exists in the world and the Self that exists in the Greater Community of
ATTENTIVE TO THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO this day and do not neglect them. If you
do not fear them, you will not resist them. If you do not resist them, you will
be able to attend to them. And as you attend to them, you will be able to give
yourself to them. Here Knowledge will express itself in all activities and
Knowledge will be taught and reinforced in all activities. The world needs this
demonstration, for the world thinks that God, love, true power and inspiration
exist only in ideal states and only in ideal situations. The world does not
understand that God expresses God everywhere and that Knowledge expresses
itself everywhere and in all things.
YOU COME TO UNDERSTAND THIS GREAT TRUTH, you will see the presence of Knowledge
in all things. You will see Knowledge within the world. You will see Knowledge
within yourself. This will give you complete confidence in your own
participation and in your own service to Knowledge. You will then realize that
you are saving the world time in its evolvement, advancement and salvation.
This is so important for your confidence. But it is even more important for you
to realize the greatness of Knowledge and the greatness that you will
experience within yourself as you learn to receive it.
THE HOUR REMEMBER TODAY’S IDEA and apply it so that you may be conscientious
within each hour. In your two deeper meditation practices, re-enter stillness
so that you may rekindle your experience of the fire of Knowledge so that the
fire of Knowledge may purify and cleanse your mind and free it from all restraint.
In this way, you will be able to be in the world more completely, and small
things will not be neglected.
330: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice
at the promenade park in the median of Viale Giacomo Matteotti, Pavia, Italy.
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.