My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. Step 344 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices

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My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. Step 344 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. Step 344
KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR GIFT TO THE WORLD, but first you must become a vehicle for it to express itself. You must accept it, receive it, learn from it and give what it gives you to give. You must open yourself so that it may naturally shine upon the world through you. From your Knowledge will come everything—all meaningful activities, all important contributions, all important thoughts, all meaningful expressions of emotion and all motivation to reassure, to comfort, to love, to heal, to join and to liberate others. This simply means that the real you is finally expressing itself. This is your gift to the world.

UPON THE HOUR REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS and feel the fire of Knowledge burning within you. Feel yourself as a vehicle for carrying Knowledge in the world. Be glad that you do not need to torment yourself by trying to figure out how you will give Knowledge, how Knowledge will give itself and what will happen as a result. You simply follow the steps. As you have seen thus far, the steps require that you develop your mental abilities and apply them appropriately. They require that you be mentally present. They require that you balance and harmonize your life. Even this far in your preparation, you are realizing that you know many things about your life that you have not yet accepted or implemented. Knowledge has been with you all along and even now in your beginning preparation, as you advance with others who are advancing with you, the power and the efficacy of Knowledge is becoming ever more real to you. This is your gift to the world.

IN YOUR TWO LONGER PRACTICE PERIODS TODAY, in stillness and receptivity, practice receiving the power of Knowledge so that it may grow within you and so that you may have a greater and greater experience of it as you venture out into the world. These longer practice periods are so vital for your preparation, for they increase your capacity, they increase your comprehension, they increase your experience and they make it ever easier for you to experience Knowledge while you are in the world. For your Knowledge is your gift to the world, and your Knowledge is your gift to yourself.

PRACTICE 344: Two 30-minute practice periods.
Hourly practice

Picture:  This is at the completion of the Mandela made for the 2015 Parliament of Religions. It is the work of many. An earlier picture was used for Step 325.

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.