“Wisdom arises from experience, a deep heart, and willingness to learn. Add your maturity and inner knowing to spiritually nourish each creative moment.”*
Wisdom distills from intellect and knowledge, insight and awareness. Whenever you take action, you catalyze the potential for learning and evolution. Each leap supports the next, an unfolding into your wisest self.
Like many people, I learned to revere my intellect and discount the rest of my body-mind.
My professor father, teacher mother, computer scientist brother, and my own chemical engineering path all supported this. Yet now I muscle test to access knowing beyond my mental acuity. Our bodies provide a cellular knowing and wisdom the mind cannot.
Know what you know and what you don’t.
Often people discount their inner knowing which includes gut feelings, leaps of faith and trust, and spiritually guided insights. Information continuously floats through the river of life but you may discount it if your mind starts overthinking. Even your thorniest problem comes with a solution imbedded in you which awaits discovery. When you admit what you don’t know, you open yourself to new information and awareness.
Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) acupressure Safety Energy Locks (SELs) 10, 9, and 2, best known as key inhale supporters, also invite wisdom.
To develop wisdom, you must open to information, knowing, and life itself. You need room in your mind and heart for something fresh and new. As Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki stated, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” Releasing habitual, defensive thought patterns can restore awe, wonder, and surprise. Additional JSJ wisdom harmonizers include SEL 5 (fear less), 8 (magic in life), and 13 (deepest knowing).
When do you feel wise? How does it feel in your body?
*Wisdom quote from The Original Angel Cards Book by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake.