There are a great many of non-physical sources of great wisdom-- Muhammad "channeling" God, or Svedenborg visiting the heavens come to mind; or, in current times, Seth, Abraham, and God via Neale Donald Walsch.
Are there other ways of receiving great wisdom than a non-physical being telling you?
All of us are non-physical beings at the very core who have made the decision to live life on this planet as human beings and add more to our experiences.
We all knew before we came to this planet what the purpose of life was and we are all part of the same bigger non-physical being. So, really, when you are getting wisdom from a non-physical being, you are getting wisdom from your higher self in a sense and thats the only way you can ever get wisdom.
answered 06 Oct '09, 06:12
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There are many beliefs about where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. No one can prove any of these beliefs to the satisfaction of all others. So it's difficult to answer your question without knowing your particular leanings or beliefs with regard to spiritual issues. Aside from the major world religions (which all have their own views on things spiritual), there are countless other religions, belief systems and philosophies which could all weigh in on the matter. To make the answer more relevant to you personally, I would suggest that you first make sure you are clear in your own mind about what you believe about "spiritual knowledge" and "non-physical beings". There are also different ways of defining "wisdom". What does it mean to you? Discernment? Insight? Understanding? Enlightenment? One dictionary definition says wisdom is "knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action."
Whatever your answers to the preceding questions, a person who is to receive wisdom must be open-minded and receptive. Also, I believe there's a lot of truth to the saying, "seek and ye shall find." You're much more apt to find something if you are seeking it. But then sometimes we just stumble upon things. And sometimes they are forced upon us. In any case, we always have the choice to accept or reject them.
There are those who believe that our consciousness and thoughts are the product of the electrical and chemical processes of our physical bodies. But even in this case, we could discuss the evolution of thought processes to a higher consciousness that one might define as wisdom.
As is always the case, the nature and quality of the answer depends upon the question that's being asked and your understanding of the meaning of the words and subjects in that question.
I believe there are many sources of wisdom and many ways to receive it. Not all of them involve communication with/from a non-physical being. When I look up at the night sky and see the vastness and beauty of the universe, it draws my thoughts out of my "self" to ponder things larger than myself. In this "transcendent" state of mind, I can receive wisdom from the universe itself as I ask the "big" questions about the nature of life and its purpose.
answered 06 Oct '09, 10:32
Spiritual wisdom can come from your inner self - Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb - Pythagoras-1623-1662
answered 06 Oct '09, 13:04
I believe that the original teachings of Jesus, (who was a physical being), some of whose teachings and meanings have been distorted by many translations, agendas and time, are the same as the teaching of Abraham Hicks and others.
This makes sense to me (if you don't like the music turn the volume off - the message is interesting):
answered 06 Oct '09, 14:00
Sometimes in our daily lives it will take a painful experience to happen to awaken us. It could be a near death experience, the death of a loved one, or terminal illness. By accepting these unfortunate events, we are opening our minds and embrace the lessons that we learn as we go through the healing process.
These lessons we share to others is the wisdom we receive from the supreme being or what we call the divine.
answered 07 Oct '09, 01:22
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