Glossary of Spiritual Wisdom
Excerpts about Aim of Inquiry
The aim of inquiry, however, is not to arrive at conclusions but to enjoy the exploration and the thrill of discovery. This discovery is the unfoldment of the soul, and expresses the soul’s love of truth and reality, which itself is the expression of Being’s love of revealing itself.
Spacecruiser Inquiry, pg. 19
Inquiry as Invitation
Inquiry is actually what invites Being to disclose its richness. But it is really Being that is activating itself to disclose its mysteries to its own perception.
Spacecruiser Inquiry, pg. 29
It is the Nature of Your Essential Being to Inquire
We can, of course, say that we do inquiry because it opens us to the Diamond Guidance. You can say that we do it because it moves us toward the optimising thrust, or because it moves us toward the wholeness. All this is true. However, if you listen to your spirit, your essential being, why is it doing inquiry? Because it is its nature to do so. It is not really for any of those other reasons. Those reasons are hindsights – valid hindsights, but still hindsights. Our true nature is inherently characterized by an openness and a dynamism toward revealing its potential. And these characteristics express themselves naturally and spontaneously, sometimes as an open-ended inquiry.
Spacecruiser Inquiry, pg. 187
So what do we do so that the knowingness can unfold? We do inquiry. We ask, “What is it about? Why am I sad?” To initiate movement that can bring us to deeper and more precise discrimination we need a dynamic engagement that will invite the Diamond Guidance so that new revelations can arise. This dynamic engagement is what we call inquiry. So inquiry is really a manifestation of the creative dynamism of our Being. Inquiry invites new knowledge, and knowledge will develop and reveal the possibilities inherent in our Being.