How to Obtain Knowledge?
How does one obtain knowledge and wisdom? Insight is gained through your spiritual experiences. Knowledge is gained through your life experiences. Wisdom is gained from both insight and knowledge.
Goal of Spiritual Experiences
The goal of spiritual experiences is spiritual development. It is these spiritual experiences that help us create wisdom and insight. It may be wonderful to obtain an insight about a particular question or concern of your life’s existence, but what do you do with it once you have obtained it? You use it in your everyday life. Your spiritual growth will be in the same areas of your life’s concerns. In reality, your earthly life’s experience will dictate the direction of your spiritual growth. In other words, you seek and receive insight concerning the matters that concern what is going on in your earthly existence.
How to Use Spiritual Development
This is how you put your spiritual development to use in your earthly life. Your earthly life will guide your spiritual development because your focus will be in areas you are interested in within your earthly life.
Life’s experiences are related to the everyday activities you have, but spiritual experiences are created through your desires. There are many ways to desire and seek spiritual experiences.
Identify what it is that is going on in your life you are concerned about. Your physical earthly concerns will help you identify what spiritual insights you want to receive and understand.
Sometimes you need to invest time to clarify or discover your question(s) as well as your desires. At other times, it is a matter of investing time to discover the answers to your questions.
Sometimes you need to train your conscious and subconscious mind so it can clarify the question(s) as well as learn how to receive and interpret the answers and information.
You can train your mind through different methods, such as
- Tuning into your thoughts, feelings, impressions.
- Learning to travel to the astral plane, and remember/recall the experience.
- Training yourself to receive information &/or messages (such as through meditation and/or remembering your dreams).
Dwell Upon the Insight to Achieve a Greater Benefit
Insight produces a chain reaction. It has a ripple effect. It can create a second and third insight from a basic insight. Sometimes the reaction will produce a fourth insight, and then a fifth insight. It continues on until you have what is called a mind expansion.
At times, these insights seem clear, common place, and readily discernible, but as time passes, the feelings will fade. Although you may intellectually understand the feelings, the newness and freshness of the insight, it will dissolve and may not return. Therefore, it is important when you obtain an insight, to dwell upon it to sense the ramifications or ripples that it generates and to dwell upon those so that the reaction continues and a greater benefit obtained.
The burst will fade. This is why dwelling, pondering, and feeling the insight is important. This will help it become more imprinted into your memory so a greater benefit can be enjoyed.
As you begin the process of gaining insight, developing your spiritual gifts, and spiritual abilities, you will find the process unfolds in a step-by-step fashion. It is not done in one giant leap.
A recommendation is to enjoy each step and not rush through the experience or process. Each step will have things to offer you and insights for you to experience. In other words, enjoy the journey of discovering, learning, and creating insight, knowledge, and wisdom.