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Twelve Qualities of Spirit - Wisdom

Peri Enkin
Jul 19, 2008
"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life."
Sandra Carey

Tapping into the spiritual quality of wisdom requires different skills than the ones that give us access to knowledge.

Knowledge is a wonderful thing, and I am all for sharing information that is meaningful and useful. But the development of wisdom gives us inner sustenance and fortitude - something that helps us ride through obstacles without getting stuck.

Scientists now confirm that we are living within an "intelligent quantum soup." When we tap into that soup we move beyond the facts we have acquired along our individual time lines. We actually shift our perspective from a solo linear viewpoint to an expanded more connected vision where a wide range of insights and intuitions pour into consciousness.

The practice of accessing, trusting and acting on intuition puts us directly into the flow of wisdom.

Most of us do not take the time to develop our intuitions or to rely upon them but I highly recommend it. Nothing gives us a greater sense of personal confidence and empowerment than knowing we have access to our own inner oracle - one that has our very best interests in mind.

There are Three Steps to Practical Intuition that I use regularly in my own life. Each one is like a muscle that can be exercised and strengthened with use and over time.

1. Turn Inside and Ask for Guidance

There are many practices that help you to strengthen this first step. Meditation, Yoga and Journal Writing are some of my favorites. What are yours? And are you doing them regularly? Anything that quiets the chatter in the mind and allows you to turn your attention to your inner world helps.

2. Open Up and Receive the Answers that Are Offered

Answers come in different ways for different people. When you open up and listen you begin to discover your own inner language. For some the physical body sends signals that are encoded messages from the deeper wiser self. "Chicken Skin" or "God Bumps" happen to some. When I am working with clients my eyes tear up when we hit an important piece of work for them. I know it instantly. For others there is a warm sensation in the heart area. And for others they hear actual phrases or words as if gentle whispers of fragments from dreams are felt and understood. How do you receive your answers from inside?

3. Act Upon What You Know

Acting upon intuitions takes courage at first. The very nature of intuition is deeper, wider and wiser than the answers that come to us through deductive reasoning. We often can not back up our intuitions - We Just Know. It takes trust in your self, and in the invisible side of life.

Over time and with practice asking, hearing and acting upon intuitions adds wisdom to your life.

" It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

Antoine de St. Exupery

Wisdom is delivered to us through our intuitions. It speaks to us through our hopes and longings. It requires us to relax our minds and soften our hearts.

Through the doorway of our own hearts longing we unlock and connect with the essence of who we truly are. These are not just pretty words describing untouchable ideas. These are actual states of consciousness - that when tapped into, even for brief moments - give us the ride of our lives.

There is nothing more precious and wonderful than knowing the wisdom that resides within your own core.

The Connection Option: Wisdom
The energy of the universe is wise and loving. Universal intelligence is alive within every molecule, atom and manifestation seen and unseen.

As a Victim:I forget who I really am and I act as if I am limited and inadequate.

As a Creator:Since I know there is no separation between my energy and the energy of life I know that the innate wisdom of life is my wisdom too. I know that I am one with the innate intelligence of the universe. The wisdom of life flows continuously into and through me.

Action for Wisdom: I trust life!
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