“1. The way you feel about yourself physically, and what you do with your body indicates self love. However, the body is not a metaphysical unit. It is intended to be a vehicle for consciousness to get you through your experiences here. What we are dealing with on this plane is a physical body that belongs to the planet. That body is part of the animal kingdom. You pick it up when you are born and you leave it when you go. The body is on loan to you and its issue is survival. You cannot spiritualize your body. There is nothing you can do to the body that increases its metaphysical quality or awareness. The quality of survival is the foundation for our consciousness to work through the daily events and the experiences that it is going to have, and therefore gain knowledge that will then eventually be translated into wisdom. That is what the system is all about.
2. Now we turn to consciousness whose concern is the Universe. Consciousness is attached to the Universe and accesses all that is available from the Universal level. We are in the middle with one part of us looking up to the Universe saying, “This is what I want” and the other part of us looking down and saying “This is what I want.” What are we doing? The key is experience. If we do not get the experience here, we do not get knowledge. If we do not get knowledge, then when we leave this lifetime, we do not have any wisdom. If we do not have wisdom, the whole event of the Universe has been for naught. The middle road between consciousness and the physical body is having an experience.
3. You can never hear this enough. The difference between knowledge and wisdom: When you know how to do something but you do not know how you know how to do it, you are talking wisdom. However, if I come along and ask you how you know how to do something and you give me all the details about how to do it, you are talking knowledge. You bring a huge amount of wisdom from previous experience to every event that you are not even aware of, and as you proceed in this lifetime, you are acquiring knowledge through experience. If it is “good” knowledge, it will distill itself down, and when you die that distillation of your knowledge from experience will end up as a drop of wisdom to be stored in consciousness. That too is the system.
4. No event touches our life that does not have a use in our overall development. No experience lies beyond our ability to deal with what is set before us. There is value in every step we take to move onward and upward.” – Gregge Tiffen