Faith has two wings. The first wing is wisdom and the second wing is experience. Once you learn how to fly then you begin to trust. You trust the open sky, the vast and boundless sky of awareness.
When our faith is dependent on the other, it relies on the other and that can become a bottleneck for trust, it can stifle growth and it can be expected that progress will be extremely slow or non-existent.
Wisdom may be attained from another person, book or experience. When you have this unveiled wisdom, it is incredibly important to use it and apply it to your day-to-day activities. Remember the wisdom at the back of your mind in the midst of activities and then in the front of your mind in the moments of silent contemplation.
Based on your own experiences, when you apply the wisdom into your life, you grow with each experience, you gather new insights and the teaching becomes transformative and grows your consciousness from a body to a boundless, formless entity.
When you learn to trust, then you do so unconditionally. You have a compassion that goes beyond the dualities of good and bad, right and wrong. It is a natural state to be in. Rightful action through selfless service brings wisdom into action.
When you begin to fly then silence is the way you respond. It sounds strange, words may follow but the base is silence. Going beyond silence is the next stage to this and this is done with deep contemplation, inquiry into the formless consciousness.
This is the path of devotion, you are alone, you are on your own, and nobody can take you to the next stage except yourself. All of Existence has given its grace and blessing and this will be the momentum that helps your wings soar in the sky.
A journey that is not of deep contemplation on the Formless Self, a journey that doesn’t encompass compassion and forgiveness is devoid of love. If you have love, then wisdom and experience will be full of devotion. Your consciousness will shine bright and you will be a home for those that are lost.
There are signposts and lighthouses on the way, give your highest regards to them for you all will speak a language that is unspoken and beyond silence itself. When you move away from the wings and enter into the formless expanse of the sky.
As you begin to dissolve away, you will experience a joy and bliss beyond anything one can ever experience in a form. The Formless in you can experience the form and it must be reminded that only the Formless can experience the Formless itself.