Page: Profile: Poetry
||Total Views: 10,615,289
VxPoem ID: 39083
Posted: October 8th. 2010 9:27:58 AM
Wisdom: Why It Cannot be Given Away?
by Stewart Bitkoff
Age Group: Adult
The Exemplar exists to show the traveler what is possible.
If you are lucky enough to find a wise man or woman donít be surprised if they donít dispense wisdom like a coca-cola machine. Wisdom is not the type of thing that can be offered to another like an afternoon cup of coffee; it is a personal capacity that is developed over time, enriched by life experience, and bestowed through spiritual Grace.
Also, wisdom is individual and specific to time, place and people. So one travelerís wisdom or set of instructions and insights might mean nothing or seem like gibberish to another.
Even if a wise one wants to offer you some wisdom, often they are not able. The circumstances have not come together for this to occur.
Usually, in the beginning of the journey, spiritual travelers are incapable of listening or perceiving because they have not learned, through their own life experience, the capacity to hear or connect with this type of subtle, energy instruction. In our day, we term this readiness to learn; in other times it was called capacity to listen to your heart or soul.
So you ask, why seek out a wise one, if for the most part they are not able to share their wisdom? Because what they can give you is preparation which is necessary for you to develop your own Truth and Knowing. If you are lucky enough to spend time with a wise one, you can learn everything from the smallest of their movements, attitude toward another and the loving energy they emanate.
This capacity to perceive subtle spiritual energy, is termed attunement: the wise first show you how to find and listen to your own your inner current; this is done by projecting Grace (Baraka) upon the travelerís heart and then sharing this Grace amongst travelers of the wise oneís learning circle. During this energy exchange and spiritual preparation, individual exercises, prayers, readings and life assignments may also be given to help the traveler learn.
What you can receive from books written by the wise are exercises, preparations and words that inspire. These books may even lift you up and make your heart sing, but this wisdom is not your own song of knowing.
Above all, the wise are an example, a road sign to help you travel, develop along the Path and find your own way Home.
Wisdom is not fine words or advisory statements; wisdom is personal understanding and action which is in accord with the Divine Plan.
Also see by Dr. Bitkoff, Journey of Light: Trilogy, Authorhouse, 2004 and A Commuterís Guide to Enlightenment, Llewellyn, 2008.
Or go to www.stewartbitkoff.com.
Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
More Poems: Stewart Bitkoff has posted 245 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about Stewart Bitkoff - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: No, I have not opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please don't send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren‚Äôs Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches‚Äô Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.