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
My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. Step 344 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. Step
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My Knowledge is the gift I give unto the world. Step
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.
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.
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.
344: Two 30-minute practice periods.
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It is the work of many. An earlier picture was used for Step
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.