Week Twenty-two – Knowledge


Week twenty-two is all but complete. We are each on the verge of completion of our twenty-six weeks of self discovery, self reality. Each and every day I am reminded of gifts that I have and the gifts I receive.  I have renewed love, gratitude and visions of tomorrow.

Sunday’s challenge for week twenty-two is to take time in absolute silence. No electronics. No reading. No music. No conversations with any one else. The only voices we shall hear are to be the discussions within ourselves; discussions with our subconscious, discussions with God.  There is to be No fussing or worrying about what is going on in the world around us.

What will I learn?

What knowledge of myself, my life, my world, my future lie inside waiting to speak?

“Knowledge is a priceless value, because by applying knowledge we can make our future what we wish it to be.”  Haanel 22-1

Use knowledge “intelligently and produce only desirable results”. Haanel 22-7

As I ready for this time of silence and contemplation I am reminded of so many verses in Proverbs, among them are the following:

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15

The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7

If we lack of faith and trust, being judgmental; it is of being without knowledge, understanding and wisdom.  Is it in the same aspect as our humanly fear to try something new, a fear of hang gliding, a fear of approaching a new prospective or such. We fear because we lack something. We lash out with judgement, condemnation, innuendo.

But if we trust that we truly are Gods Greatest Miracle; believe it, have faith in it, grab hold of it and keep that truth close. God made us in his image. He is the Universal and we are of him, of the Everything. Than any imperfections we see are those our human mind has placed there. We are a spiritual being. We are not a body with a soul, but a soul with a body. That soul generates from our heart not our mind.

I had been feeling ‘stuck’, ‘lost’…. I realize that I put myself there. I was given choices. When I asked God for wisdom he presented scenarios of choice. If I didn’t trust that intuitional voice inside and choice unwisely…..I often times didn’t see the wisdom I had sought.  When I ask for patience and my daughter interrupts me and I act sharply with my words…..  God gave me the full ability to be patient, wise, loving, nurturing, fearless, courageous, generous, imaginative, enthusiastic.  I am. I am Me.  I continue to develop and grow.

I gratefully and enthusiastically look forward to getting to further know and grow, Me.



“Speak to Him, thou, for He hears,

and spirit with spirit can meet, closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.”

– Alfred Lord Tennyson (via Haanel 22-28)


9 thoughts on “Week Twenty-two – Knowledge

  1. David Sigler says:

    Tammy you wrote a very inspirational piece. It’s funny every time I read this I feel I am getting closer to the words. “Speak to Him, thou, for He hears,

    and spirit with spirit can meet, closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.”

    – Alfred Lord Tennyson (via Haanel 22-28
    Thanks for including it.

  2. adamorlandella says:

    Very inspiring post. Thanks for that!

  3. really enjoyed your post; good inspiration!

  4. Karen Krill says:

    Tammy, I appreciate that you shared you feelings of being stuck. We’ve all been there; your thoughts made me think. I love “Closer is He than breathing, and nearer that your hands and feet”. It feels so comforting and uplifting. I used this in my post too. Thanks for including it. It’s great to see it in print in many places.

  5. Carolynann says:

    Hi Tammy, Thank-you for your wonderful insightful blog entry. I really enjoyed your recommendation on life… “Trust that you truly are Gods Greatest Miracle; believe it, have faith in it, grab hold of it and keep that truth close.” I will keep that close. Thank-you again! Carolyn

  6. I love your story about you and your daughter. Sometimes the gifts and opportunities are right under our noses and easy to miss.

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