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 allow my life to unfold today. Step 347 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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I allow my life to unfold today. Step 347
YOUR LIFE TO UNFOLD TODAY. Without your own internal disorientation, without
the darkness of your own imagination and without your own confusion and
conflicts, you may bear witness to the unfolding of your life. Today represents
a step in the unfoldment of your life, in the emergence of your Knowledge, in the
cultivation of your true comprehension and in the expression of your true
accomplishments. Be attentive this day and learn to observe your outer life and
your inner life objectively. In this way, you may experience what is truly
there, and you will love what is truly there, for what is truly there is true
and reflects love itself.
THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF to observe your life unfolding. Within your deeper
meditation practices, in stillness and receptivity, observe your inner life
unfolding. Observe your outer life and inner life unfolding together as they
must. Here you will feel the movement of your life. Here you will know that
your life is being guided and directed. Here you will know that all things that
you truly value and hold most dear and everything that we have indicated in our
preparation thus far are coming into being. Here you allow certain things to
fall away and certain things to emerge. Here you govern the part of your life
which is yours to govern, which is your thinking and behavior. Here you allow
that part of your life which you cannot govern, which is your purpose, meaning
and direction, to naturally emerge and express itself. Here you bear witness to
your life, which this day is emerging and unfolding.
347: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
for the streetcar, Prague, Czech Republic.
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.