How to contemplate, continued:
Whenever we contemplate anything, we receive the most if we are willing to be completely open, trusting and non-judgmental. If I think wisdom should look or sound a special way, I may block wisdom. It’s good to look and see if we have special expectations or have put special limits on wisdom.
For example, do I expect wisdom to be poetic? Do I expect it to use words I don’t use? Do I expect it to sound like A Course in Miracles or some other written scripture? Do I expect it to use certain spiritual words and avoid non-spiritual, everyday terms? Do I expect it to come from a voice in my head that is very different from my own?
Any expectations that I have about inner wisdom can block the flow of inner wisdom, so it is worthwhile to look for those expectations and let them go.
Sometimes when wisdom begins to flow, it isn’t immediately brilliant to me. The first few words that appear may seem uninteresting or unorganized. I remember I’ve promised not to judge what comes, and I start writing whatever comes. This seems to open the flow more, and soon I have perfect wisdom for me now. And that’s really all it has to be … the perfect wisdom for me now.
If what comes feels like something that is good for you to focus on today, that’s it. That’s the wisdom. Don’t expect anything else. All you really need is today’s “daily bread.” Today’s daily bread, one day at a time, will take you all the way to the top of the mountain.
Regina’s Personal Contemplation of Lesson 114:
I am spirit. The body experience is here. That cannot be denied. But when I look, am I the body? Thought is here. Ongoing commentary happens, but when I look, am I commentary? What experiences the body and sees thought? What am I?
I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation. Awakening is a personal endeavor. Only I can dive into my heart. Only I can question my thoughts. Only I can choose where my attention is focused. No one can do this for me, and I cannot do this for anyone else. I accept the responsibility of being inward focused and being still. I accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.