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
Knowledge carries me because I am a student of Knowledge. Step 364 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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Knowledge carries me because I am a student of
Knowledge. Step 364 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from
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Knowledge carries me because I am a student of
Knowledge. Step 364
YOU CARRY KNOWLEDGE, you will feel Knowledge carrying you. You will feel
Knowledge guiding you and directing you, preserving you, protecting you from
harm, keeping you from difficult and harmful engagements, engaging you with
individuals with whom you must be engaged and leading you away from divisive
engagements which do not have purpose. Thus it is that you become a leader and
a follower, for you follow Knowledge and you lead yourself. You yield to
Knowledge, yet you exercise the power of decision upon your own behalf. Thus it
is that you become a great follower and a great leader. Thus, you are in a
position to serve, and you will increasingly feel as if Knowledge were carrying
you through life. And you will feel that you are carrying Knowledge as well.
Seen correctly, you will realize your true relationship to Knowledge. You will
realize that you carry Knowledge within you and that Knowledge carries your
well-being within itself. This is perfectly complementary. It is perfect
because it is born of perfection itself.
A TRUE STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE. Engage yourself in practice. Give yourself in
practice. Do not alter your practice. Do not neglect your practice. All you
need to do is practice and be attentive, practice and be attentive. Upon the
hour and in your two deeper meditation practices, where you come into stillness
to be with stillness itself, practice to practice, practice to learn and learn
to learn. Today you are learning to learn. Today you are a student of
364: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Christopher holding the Christ child. This statue is atop the Sint Christoffel
Kathedraal in Roermond, The Netherlands. In Dutch, Christopher is spelled
Composite picture shows the statue on the the
Saint Christopher Cathedral steeple in a corner of the Roermond town square in The Netherlands.
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.