First and for most forgive my ineptness, for I am compelled to clarify via a part two of this subject; thus, a few fundamentals are in order, for clarification coupled with an example.
1) Contemplation is first realized, then recognized and finally manifested.
2) Intuition and instinct are not the same, however they are fraternal twins. It is same as to say that wine and champagne are alike. Indeed both are spirits, both are intoxicating, but more importantly, (the twin factor) they develop from the same ingredients and methodology, with a subtle variance, the difference which emerges in the end.
3) Instinct is likened to champagne for it is always emerging from within rising to the surface tickling our senses all without our effort.
4) Wine on the other hand, is one that requires a savoring. It does not tickle, its impressions vary on different portions of the tongue, and some are only noticed in the after taste. Likewise, intuition is
acknowledged, when our spirit is enlightened. It is not something inherently within, it is experienced within, by enlightenment.
In the order of Jacob’s ladder, I am often queried concerning the omission of wisdom. Wisdom is not a rung, instead it is knowledge applied. You may consider it the false step used on extension ladders. For a paint bucket or alike, it is simply an appendage of something greater.
Contemplation is a state of being, it transcends space and time, simply because these factors are relegated to physics and are not an issue. Perhaps now an example is in order.
Lets say you are at a large family gathering, and among the guest are the standard family members,
Perhaps a couple co-workers and friends. Now, let us assume you are married and have a couple of children, who are also present. Your gender is not an issue as we mentioned in part one.
Contemplation is the recognized and manifested manner in which you respond to each person within the celebration. You will respond differently to your parents, than to your mate, than to your children and friends. Now immediately, you are thinking “well of course.” If we look at #1, we first recognize, which is a learned behavior; next we remember and are able to recognize and respond accordingly, lastly the manifestation becomes automated, which is contemplation.
Now for a bit of wisdom, the true heart will move via either instinct or intuition. This is what separates the wheat from the chaff. This is the acid paper test for those who move in true contemplation, being in a state of spiritual reality or obsession for those in a state of delusion.
Once again, what is the prompter? This is such an essential component, discerning is the tool required to select appropriately. I hope this clarifies the glass smudges.
Bro Smith SGS