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
Review - View your life unfolding. This is preparing you for the future… Step 350 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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- View your life unfolding. This is preparing you for the future… Step 350 (MP3) [Open
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AGAIN REVIEW THE PAST TWO WEEKS of your training, reading each lesson and reviewing
each day of practice. Once again develop your ability to be objective. Once
again recognize the overall movement of your life—the slow but very important
and substantive changes that are occurring within your values, within your
engagements with others, within your activities and, most importantly, within
your entire sense of yourself.
IN MIND THAT IMPORTANT CHANGE is gradual and often goes unnoticed until its
results become evident. Realize that minor or insignificant change often
involves great emotional upheavals where people think that something tremendous
has just happened. The greater change is deeper and changes everything. Small,
incremental change affects your point of view immediately, but its overall
effect is not that lasting. The only exception to this is when your Teachers
intervene into your personal sphere to demonstrate their presence or to deliver
a message of potency that you absolutely require at that moment. These
interventions are rare but can occur on occasion when it is required for your
VIEW THE OVERALL MOVEMENT OF YOUR LIFE. View your life unfolding. This is
preparing you for the future, for this program is preparing you for the future.
Everything that is taught here you must utilize and reinforce, and you must
practice both within the scope of this preparation and far beyond it as well.
In your longer practice period today, become a wise observer of your own
development. Recognize where your practice needs to be strengthened. Realize that
this emanates from your Knowledge. Follow this to the very best of your ability
as we now approach the final lessons in this stage of Steps to Knowledge.
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.