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 happy, for I can now receive. Step 341 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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am happy, for I can now receive. Step 341
TO RECEIVE AND YOU WILL LEARN TO BE HAPPY. Learn to give and your happiness
will be confirmed. In the simplest of words, this is what you are undertaking.
If you do not make this complicated with your own ideas and expectations, you
will be able to see the ever present truth of this, and you will learn exactly
what it means and what it will require. Remember that complexity is a denial of
the simplicity of truth. The truth will carry forth its activity each day, step
by step, as you are carrying forth your preparation each day, step by step. As
you learn to become a student of Knowledge, you learn to live the truth. The
simplicity of this is ever present to you, for truth is simple and evident to
all who look for truth and to all who look without the weight of condemnation
YOUR PRACTICE UPON THE HOUR and in your deeper meditations, once again
reinforce your capacity and desire for stillness. For if you experience a
little more stillness each day, it will grow and grow and will fill your life
and emanate from your life like a great light, for you are here to be a light
unto the world.
341: Two 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. The 1x and 2x links above
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.