Let This Teaching Find Its Place Among My People

Seedlings in various stages of growth. Let this teaching find its place among my people.

Steps to Knowledge, the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God, entered the world during a 20-day period in 1989. The New Message community has been celebrating that event in a series of webcasts called the Steps Vigil. Steps to Knowledge is 29 years old, as it were. During the Steps Vigil, we listened to portions of Steps to Knowledge in other languages.

Let this teaching find its place among my people

Steps to Knowledge is part of a much larger body of material. Marshall Vian Summers received this material over a period from 1982 to the present. The New Message from God presents itself as the latest in a series of divine revelations to humanity. This series includes the teachings of Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed. When these revelations appeared, it was not immediately clear they should be translated into the languages of the world. But people of many faiths have observed that people learn the teachings of a religion best in their own heart language. Bible translator John Wycliffe (c. 1320-1384) wrote, “it helpeth Christian men to study the Gospel in that tongue in which they know best Christ’s sentence.” Translating Steps to Knowledge into other languages is comparable to translating a small portion of the Tripitaka, or a book of the Bible, or a Surah of the Qur’an.

Let this teaching find its place among my people. There are books that are written in a given year, in a given language. People translate relatively few of them into other languages. Therefore, I take great encouragement that people have fully translated Steps to Knowledge from English into 11 different languages, including…

Furthermore, translation is in progress in 10 other languages.

It should be noted that professional translators did not create these translations. Student practitioners created these translations. People who practiced Steps to Knowledge in English, who spoke another language as their primary language. “Native speakers” of Steps to Knowledge created these translations. I have heard the testimonies of a number of these translators. Some of the translators encountered the New Message and thought to themselves, “This must be shared.” Some of the translators shared “I trusted my deepest inclinations,” as they described their path into translation. Alisa shared some of her translation experience here.

Let this teaching find its place among my people. When Steps to Knowledge was received in 1989, it was only available in the heart language of roughly 300 million people.

It is now available in the heart language of roughly 2.4 billion people. That works out to about three doublings over 29 years, or about one doubling every ten years. If we continue on the current trajectory, Steps to Knowledge should be available to most of the people of the world in their heart language in about 30 years.

Translation of Steps to Knowledge, 1989-2018 Let this teaching find its place among my people.

I hope and believe that one day, there will be a translation of Steps to Knowledge in each of the 6,909 languages of the world. I realize that may seem ambitious, but look how far we’ve come in 29 years. Let this teaching find its place among my people.

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Золотая Нить Знания – Мой Внутренний Компас

Золотая Нить Знания.

Золотая Нить

Празднование 29-ой годовщины “Шагов к Знанию” пришло к концу. Я сумела присутствовать в реальном времени в течение всего 20-дневного периода этого события, передачи которого транслировались каждое утро в 4.00 по московскому времени. Для меня это было время размышления и самооценки.

Я задавала себе следующие вопросы: “Где я?” “Как я себя чувствую?” “Куда я иду?” “Что я должна знать [в определённой ситуации]?” “Что я должна сделать?” И самый важный вопрос: “Что я должна делать в своей жизни в это время?” Я размышляю над этими вопросами, без спешки, а пребывая в “здесь и сейчас”, прислушиваясь к своим мыслям и эмоциям, к побуждениям Знания внутри себя. Ведь Знание сопровождает меня всю свою жизнь, и я не вижу оснований сомневаться, что так и будет всегда.

Во время празднования “Шагов к Знанию”, многие откликнувшиеся поделились своими историями. Я тоже подумала о том, чем я бы поделилась.

Золотая Нить Знания

Приветствую всех. Меня зовут Алиса и я – ученица Нового Послания от Бога. Я учусь с октября 2012г., когда я начала практиковать Шаги к Знанию. Я сразу занялась вплотную и с тех пор никогда не жалела о принятом решении. Я всю жизнь, как мне видится, была в поиске некой духовной истины. А так случилось, что в течение нескольких месяцев, прежде чем я нашла Новое Послание, я пережила резкий духовный спад. Ничего меня не вдохновило или импонировало. Я вроде всё перепробовала и исчерпала все свои ресурсы. Я зашла в тупик. Тогда я обратилась к Вселенной с просьбой, “Покажи меня что-то новое, сногсшибательное”. Вскоре после этого я увидела название учения “Великая Любовь” и имя Маршалл Виан Саммерс на Файсбуке. Я увидела слово “Знание” с большой буквой и что-то пошевелилось внутри.

Я теперь понимаю, что Знание всегда было со мной, и я была со Знанием, хотя несознательно. Я вижу Золотую Нить Знания, пробегающего через всю мою жизнь.

Золотая Нить Знания

Она проходит со времени, когда я начала изучать русский язык в средней школе в Англии, до того времени, когда я училась в университете в Сан-Антонио, Техас, где я продолжала изучать русский язык и моя преподавательница подтолкнула меня к тому, чтобы участвовать в учебной программе в Советском Союзе, до моего прибытия в Москву в 1981г. и судьбоносной встречи с любимом человеком в одной из станции Московского метро, до моего возвращения в Москву в 1990г. вместе с американском мужем и двумя маленькими дочками и воссоединения с моим русским возлюбленном, до обнаружению того, благодаря моего пребывания в Анонимных Алкоголиках, что умею писать и общаться на русском, и наконец до того момента, когда я нашла Новое Послание от Бога и тут же загорела желанием перевести “Шаги к Знанию” на русский язык.

Россия, кажется, еще не готова принять Шаги к Знанию, но мой вклад, вместе с другими русскими переводчиками, прокладывает путь для этого принятия в будущем, может быть… И это все, что я могу сделать на данный момент.

Вдобавок, я хочу сказать, что каждый раз, когда я стояла перед важным решением, я никогда не колебалась. Не взвешивала “про и контра”. Я не сомневалась в правильности принятого решения. Знание пребывало с мной и вело меня в нужном направлении. Я совершила прыжок в неизвестность и удачно приземлилась.

Я это теперь понимаю задним умом. Я не знала это в то время. Но теперь я вижу, что золотая нить Знания провожала и продолжает проводить меня по жизни.

Золотая Нить

тонкая, как мысль
золотая Нить
глубоко звенит
внутри
Звуком белым
порождает Жизнь
золотая нить
глубоко звенит
нежно светит
чужое, темное
злое
от нас отсекает
как узнать ее?
слушай САМ
и узнаешь!
тонкая, как мысль
золотая Нить
глубоко звенит
внутри
Звуком белым.
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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

The Golden Thread of Knowledge

The Golden Thread of Knowledge.

The Golden Thread of Knowledge

The 20-day period in commemoration of the reception of Steps to Knowledge by Marshall Vian Summers between May 26-June 14, 1989 has come to a close.

For me, it has been a time of introspection and stock-taking. It has brought up questions such as, “Where am I now?” “How do I feel?” “Where am I going?” “What do I need to know here?” “What do I need to do?” And the most important question posed by Reed on the last day of the Vigil: “What must I be doing in my life at this time?” I am being with these questions, exploring them with no sense of urgency or haste, but remembering to remain present, present to my state, present to my thoughts and emotions, present to the promptings of Knowledge within me. For Knowledge has been my unfailing guide throughout my life to date, and I see no reason to doubt it will continue to be so.

I have particularly been enjoying listening to the testimonials of students of the New Message shared during this Vigil, both those by students from afar and those shared by the students hosting the broadcasts each day. The other day I found myself imagining that I was hosting one of the Vigil broadcasts and thinking about what I might say. Here is what came to mind.

The Golden Thread of Knowledge

Greetings everyone. My name is Alisa and I am a student of the New Message from God. I have been a student since October 2012, which is when I began taking the Steps to Knowledge. I jumped right in and have never looked back since. I feel I have been on a spiritual journey all my life, but for several months before I found the New Message I had been experiencing a spiritual slump. Nothing inspired me or was moving me forward anymore. I felt as though I had “been there,” “done that,” and exhausted all of my resources. So I appealed to the Universe, beseeching, “Show me something new that will knock my socks off.” Shortly thereafter, I happened across The Great Love teaching and the name Marshall Vian Summers on Facebook. I saw the word “Knowledge” and something lit up inside.

I now understand that Knowledge has always been with me and I have been, albeit unconsciously until I found the NM, with Knowledge. I can see the Golden Thread of Knowledge running through my life.

It runs from the time I began studying Russian in secondary school in England, to my college days in San Antonio, Texas, where I continued studying Russian and was encouraged by my professor to participate in a semester study program in the Soviet Union, to coming to Moscow in 1981 and making my sacred rendezvous at the top of the escalator in a Moscow subway station, to returning to Moscow in 1990 with my young family in tow and reconnecting with my husband-to-be, to discovering I had a Russian “tongue” through my participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, and finally to finding the New Message and immediately being filled with a burning desire to translate Steps to Knowledge into Russian.

Russia may not be ready for the Steps to Knowledge yet, but my contribution in this capacity is preparing the way. That is all I can do.

The Golden Thread of Knowledge

At each of these major milestones in my life, I was never in a quandary. I never found myself weighing up the pros and cons regarding the decisions I had to make, I just made them. There was never any doubt in mind, any restraint, any fear. I was on a freedom journey and my Teachers were by my side.

I understand all this in retrospect now. I did not know it at the time. I just took a leap of faith and landed with my feet on the ground. I continue on my freedom journey with my Teachers by my side and Knowledge abiding in the sacred sanctuary within me.

I found this in a blog post titled “The Golden Thread.”

The Golden Thread of KnowledgeThere’s a thread you follow.
It goes among
things that change.
But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.

— William Stafford

During the closing broadcast of the 2018 Steps Vigil, Patricia and Reed Summers had some inspiring and powerful things to share, as well as some potent teaching and practices and questions to be with. I highly recommend watching and listening to this profound broadcast.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

A Clearing in the Forest: 2018 Steps Vigil

A clearing in the forest.

A clearing in the forest

The Steps Vigil is upon us once again. This year sees the 29th anniversary of this destiny-changing event.

I will remind you that from May 26 through June 14, the New Message from God Worldwide Community commemorates the reception of Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing. This 20-day period of time offers an opportunity to learn for the first time or experience anew the reality of Knowledge as revealed through the daily practices of Steps to Knowledge. This universal practice, introduced for the first time in our world, exceeds most of our expectations and needs if it is studied adequately and applied wisely in the realm of life and relationships.

The Steps Vigil is not only a time to commemorate the period in 1989 when Marshall Vian Summers received the Steps to Knowledge, but also a time to reflect on our personal journey through Steps and take stock of where we have been and where the journey ahead may lead.

A Clearing in the Forest

Reed and Patricia Summers host Day One of the Steps Vigil. Reed opens the Vigil by saying that this is a time to come back to a clearing in the forest, return to that open space within us where the reality of Knowledge abides. It is a compassionate space to which we come as we are, with all our trials and tribulations, with all our difficulties and dilemmas. Here we are who we are and we accept ourselves that way. Here we come back to the fundamental reality of Knowledge within us.

Reed asks us three questions:

  1. What do you need from this Vigil?
  2. What opportunities does this Vigil give to you?
  3. How can the Vigil take you in the direction you need to go?

At this point in my studenthood, I find myself at a crossroads, at a place of questioning and seeking. I am seeking to know a deeper truth, seeking for greater clarity and vision. So 1) I need this Vigil to show me the clear path. 2) This Vigil gives me the opportunity to take a spiritual retreat and contemplate on the depth of my commitment and dedication. 3) As I stand at this current fork in the road and scratch my head, I am looking to the Vigil to nudge me in the direction I need to go. I am taking some honest inventory and looking for signs. I am looking for prompts from Knowledge. I trust the insights I receive during this Vigil will shed light on my further journey.

A Clearing in the Forest

The highlight of this first day in the 2018 Steps Vigil was Marshall’s brief appearance. I don’t think anyone was expecting it, I know I certainly wasn’t, since Marshall has been dealing with a serious health challenge for the past couple of months and has just come through some rigorous treatment. He has demonstrated his strength and forbearance throughout his life so far, and continues to do so when faced with this new challenge. He has risen to this challenge, just as he has risen to every other challenge in his life to date. He is a worthy example to follow in every undertaking and pursuit. He shows us the meaning of Step 244. I am honored when others are strong.

“When you are strong, others are honored. When they are strong, you are honored. In this way, Knowledge affirms itself in the world, where Knowledge has been forgotten.”

This day in 1989, the first 35 Steps were received.

I invite you to join the Vigil daily at 7.00 pm Mountain Daylight Time during this 20-day period.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.