I am learning to learn because I carry Knowledge within me today. Step 362 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices

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I am learning to learn because I carry Knowledge within me today. Step 362 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

I am learning to learn because I carry Knowledge within me today. Step 362
YOU ARE LEARNING TO LEARN. You are learning to receive Knowledge. You are learning to value Knowledge. You are learning to carry Knowledge. You are learning to express Knowledge. You are learning to cultivate all of your mental and physical faculties that are essential for this overall preparation. You are a consummate student. Therefore, be totally engaged with your studenthood today, which will free you from false assumptions and from placing impossible burdens upon yourself. That which is given in truth you will naturally be able to do, for you are naturally created to do this. Your physical and mental vehicles, those things that are tied to this world, will naturally be engaged in your true fulfillment.

LEARN TO LEARN. Learning to learn means that you are learning to participate. It means you are both following and leading all at once. You follow your Teachers and their program for development, and you lead your mental and physical vehicles. In this way, leading and following become all the same, as giving and receiving are all the same. Thus it is that those who receive will give and those who follow will lead. Thus it is that those who give will need to continue to receive and those who lead will need to continue to follow. Here the duality of such things disappears. Their uniformity and their complementary natures are recognized because this is simple, because it is apparent and because it is true.

REMEMBER THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR and use your two practice periods to engage yourself with Knowledge in stillness and simplicity. Allow these final practice periods in this program to have great depth. Give yourself to them as completely as you can, for in doing so you will increase your capacity for Knowledge and your experience of Knowledge. As your capacity and experience of Knowledge grow, your desire for Knowledge will grow as well, for Knowledge is your true desire.

PRACTICE 362: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

Picture:  Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

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. 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.