Do You Feel like a Stranger in a Strange Land?

This illuminating teaching from Marshall Vian Summers explains WHY you feel like a stranger, WHY you feel like you don't fit in, and WHY you can't do what everyone else seems to be doing. Perhaps you are one of the people who are here to bring in the new reality of a Greater Community of life in the universe.

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Greater Community Spirituality presents a new understanding and a greater experience of God and human spirituality within a larger arena of intelligent life. This is a spirituality that transcends all boundaries of race, culture, religion and language, providing the foundation for recognition and relationship between peoples, nations and worlds.

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Why Don't I Fit in here on Earth?

“What is it about me that I just can’t seem to fit in here, that I don’t seem to relate to what the other kids want to do, or to what everyone else seems to be interested in. I’m different.”

If you are a person who has this sense of “I’ve come from somewhere else. I must have come from somewhere else,” this sense of being like a stranger in a strange land, then you are what I think of as a Greater Community person.

Just like you could not find your church in the world. You could not find your answer to the world. You could not find a resolution to this perplexing aspect to your nature

If you are willing to make this journey of discovery, then your life will be validated and confirmed. And you will embark on something that will make you feel so happy within yourself, so right about your life for once.

Are You A Greater Community Person?

Perhaps you look up at the sky on a clear and beautiful night and you feel that home is out there. A relationship is out there.

The Greater Community person knows things about other worlds. How? How is not important. What is important. It is there. They know things, but it does not fit in this world.

If you are a person who has this greater connection to life, life beyond the world, and if you can feel that, if that has been with you, if that has pricked you from time to time with its absolute reality, then you have something greater awaiting you, a different kind of journey.

When I talk about the Greater Community in the bigger sense, in the outer sense, if you can feel this within yourself, you will know that it is the most important thing in the world today.

Only a Greater Community education and an understanding of spirituality and experience of spirituality within this larger context will be able to enable us to see.

Preparation for Greater Community People

Your time is coming, and it is very, very crucial to the success of humanity at this great turning point. If you will prepare, if you will undertake that journey, if you can accept that yes, you are a little bit different, or there is something about you that really is different than anything you have found here.

My answer to your questions: “Who am I? Why am I here? Whom must I meet? What must I accomplish?” my answer is to offer you the preparation because the preparation is the only answer that means anything.

Going off and meditating in the ashram for 20 years is not it. Not for a Greater Community person.

The Spirit must find and express and give. And until it is free to do this within you and within me and within everyone else, we are incomplete, and we are yearning, and the search will go on, and dissatisfaction will abide with us until we begin the process of acceptance and preparation.

You must learn about life in a bigger arena because that is who you are; that is what you are a part of.

Steps to Knowledge is for people who are ready to undertake their greater work in life and who realize that they are here to make a contribution to the world at this critical turning point in our history.

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Steps to Knowledge provides the lessons and practices necessary for learning to become an effective Greater Community person. Given in a self-study format, it contains 365 Steps (daily practices) that teach you how to see, to know and to act with the certainty and the authority that the Creator has given you. It is the consummate study in true self-determination and inner knowing.

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Meet the Author

Marshall Vian Summers

in 1989, Marshall Vian Summers experienced an overwhelming “Angelic Presence” come into his mind and environment. In the 20 days that followed, he received Steps to Knowledge, a magnificent meditation guide book which has touched thousands of people from all over the globe and from all faith traditions.

Received in just 20 days during a state of revelation, all 365 Steps were revealed that can enable each person to make the return to God.

Frequently Asked Questions about Steps to Knowledge

  • q-iconWho is Steps to Knowledge for?

    Steps to Knowledge has been provided as a Way for individuals who feel that a spiritual calling and purpose are emerging in their lives, but who need a new approach to fully comprehend what this means. Often these individuals have felt this pull for a long time. Steps provides a foundation upon which they can begin to respond to this calling. The only entrance requirement is the determination to know one’s purpose, meaning and direction.

  • q-iconHow does Steps relate to people's daily needs?

    The development of Knowledge is absolutely key for people to function with certainty in everyday life. In your relationships, your work, your personal health and your spiritual awareness, you need the power that the Creator has given you to guide and to preserve you. The New Message speaks of this and provides a way to learn these things.

  • q-iconWhat is Knowledge?

    Steps to Knowledge describes Knowledge in the following way:

    “Knowledge represents your True Self, your True Mind and your True Relationships in the universe. It also possesses your greater calling in the world and a perfect utilization of your nature, all of your inherent abilities and skills, even your limitations, all to be given for good in the world.” (STEP 2)

    Knowledge is the deeper spiritual mind that the Creator has given to each person. It is the source of all meaningful action, contribution and relationships. It is our natural Inner Guidance system. Its reality is mysterious, but its Presence can be directly experienced. Knowledge is remarkably wise and effective in guiding each person in finding his or her right relationships, work and contribution. It is equally effective in preparing one to recognize the many pitfalls and deceptions that exist along the way. It is the basis for seeing, knowing, and acting with certainty and strength. It is the foundation of life.

  • q-iconWhat is Steps to Knowledge Designed to Achieve?

    Steps to Knowledge represents both a path to God and a path of contribution in the world. It engages the student in solving the two most fundamental questions in life: Who am I? and Why am I here? Steps addresses these questions within the context of purpose, relationships and community. It emphasizes that everyone is looking for these in the world and that this pursuit underlies all the desires and endeavors considered to be meaningful here. The experience of purpose, relationships and community gives each person whatever sense of meaning and identity they may have at any given moment. Steps indicates that these needs are intrinsic to everyone and that everyone has brought the answer to these needs with them from their Ancient Home. Thus it says that every person carries, unknowingly, their own fulfillment within themselves, within their Self-Knowledge.

    Through practice and revelation, Steps to Knowledge gives students the necessary structure to find Knowledge, to engage with Knowledge and to follow Knowledge in every situation. With this, they begin to find their true direction in life. Studying every day builds the skill and the confidence that only consistent self-application can provide.

  • q-iconHow was Steps to Knowledge Given?

    Steps to Knowledge was revealed to the teacher Marshall Vian Summers in the Spring of 1989. It was received over a fourteen-day period in a state of revelation. Steps to Knowledge was provided by a group of unseen spiritual teachers who describe themselves as Teachers of the Greater Community. Their message is universal and yet their methods are unique for our time and world.

    See the Steps Vigil page for more information and stories on how Marshall received Steps.

  • q-iconHow can Steps help people find their Higher Purpose in Life?

    The gift is within you. The Way of Knowledge is here. The Way can only be known. For it to be known, you must have a foundation in Knowledge. That is why we take the Steps to Knowledge. It is not a matter of opinion or viewpoint. It is a matter of recognizing the truth face to face and experiencing it deeply. Therefore, for those who can see, hear and respond, there is a “Way” to find what you most deeply know and what you are here to do. You are free to disagree, but you will not know or see until you have advanced in the preparation provided by the New Message.

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Prepare for your Destiny as a Greater Community Person

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In The Greater Community: Contact with Intelligent Life in the Universe, God is now alerting and preparing humanity for our destiny within the Greater Community of life. It is only through Divine revelation that we could come to understand these things and to learn about the reality and spirituality of life in the universe.

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What people are saying about Being a Greater Community Person

Thank you for these words. They Resonate with my deep inner calling. I have been so separated from the world because my calling is an inner desire to be reconciled with my true self, higher consciousness. I have been given much wisdom about gods plans and purposes for mankind but it has to be hidden until I have been prepared and developed to speak and know this deeper relationship with the divine. I can now see how everything fits together and we who are being called first will work in unity towards this greater community

Joanne Leadley

Thank you dear Messenger. On hearing your words at the last Messenger’s Vigil concerning the GC, I knew I was a GC person. This information, which comes from 1998, fills out the portrait of ‘the GC person’ even more fully. I am so grateful because I have felt compelled to work with this calling more deeply. There is so much mystery in the timing of the unveiling of information. Certainly I would probably not have been prepared to receive this before the last Messenger’s Vigil. This is right timing for me. Are all first responders ‘GC people’?


I am in acceptance!


“I’ve come from somewhere else. I must have come from somewhere else,”


This message comes at the right time for me too. I have only just begun consciously wakening up to the realization that I am a Greater Community person. I may have had fleeting thoughts or vague rememberances before, but after listening to this recording I no longer have any doubt. It is so in tune with what I have been experiencing in my Steps practice the last couple of months. This Greater Community awareness and greater aspect of my being are becoming increasingly apparent to me. Now I wish to be ready to contribute the gifts I have come here to give.


What a gift..such an intimate time with Marshall, with sweetness and humor and compassion for our experiences of restless searching here on this planet, and a gentle nudge to return to a deeper relationship with our practice, if we hope to uncover the gifts we are carrying.Thank you so very much for making this available to us.

Maria Mazhary

Upon reading this revelation again, a new understanding has resonated with me. This Mystery. To accept this. To just yield to this in my life right now…”and we build our own cage of comfort and convenience and consolation, and we are wandering around this cage, pacing , unable to be the true creature that we are.”” Yes, “ because acceptance is the beginning.” I let this journey continue wherever it leads me…so be it. Nasi Novare Coram.

Diane Scobee

For most of my 72 years, I have felt an aching, a yearning, a grasping for something that seems valuable to me, but has always seemed to be just beyond my grasp, a sound that is just barely within the range of my hearing. Much of my dreamlife has been centered around an urgent need to get somewhere but never quite being able to find my way there. I have met a handful of people in both my waking and dreamlife whom I have felt a deep connection and affection. I have always felt somewhat out of place and rather unable to communicate exactly what I experience to others around me except for few who seem to understand without much explanation. My Heart has lept upon discovering this new an yet strangely famliar Revelation. May we who must find one another be truly, rightly and lovingly guided into a full awareness and participation in the Greater Community.

Michael Couch

When I discovered there was a possibility I truly did not originate from this world, I felt such a relief. Finally I understood why I felt so different from those around me. The work you have brought to this world has set me free. Deepest gratitude and love to you Marshall Vian.


Thank U so much , Beloved Marshall, for giving us such Great Clarity. I Accept being a part of the Greater Community & Taking Up my Unique Role as the Pioneer & Wayshower that I AM .

Anne Westenbrink

Wow! This is truly a powerful video and certainly answers so many deep questions. Finding that Greater Aspect within myself provides such a relief from suffering. I now realize that I am tied to where we are going, not where we have been. Thank you, Marshall

Debbie Rupert

I thought I was a Starseed and followed the path of ascension for a while. But this teaching on being a greater community person explains so much more about my true nature than the star seed explanation. I have hope and purpose and life now thanks to the preparation in Steps to Knowledge.


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