Acquaint

: to cause to know personally
: to make familiar: cause to know firsthand

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Acquaint (v.): early 13th century, from Old French acointiermake known,” from Vulgar Latin accognitareto make known,” from Latin accognitus, past participle of accognoscereknow well,” from ad-to” + cognitus, past participle of cogniscerecome to know,” from com-with” + gnoscereknow” (related to: notice). Originally reflexive, “to make oneself known;” sense of “to gain for oneself personal knowledge of” is from early 14th century.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.”

Novalis (1772-1801, pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, poet, author, and philosopher of Early German Romanticism)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novalis

“Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”

John Wooden (1910-2010, inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and coach; head coach of UCLA, who won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period and also mentored legends such as Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

Bio Source:

www.coachwooden.com

“When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.”

Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954, world renown plantsman, botanist, taxonomist, horticulturist, writer, teacher, administrator, lecturer, and world traveler)

Bio Source:

bhort.bh.cornell.edu/bailey.htm

“To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name.”

Bertrand Russell (1871-1970, British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy)

Bio Source:

plato.stanford.edu/entries/russell/

“Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don’t have sense enough to take advantage of that.”

Erykah Badu (b. Erykah Abi Wright in 1971, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erykah_Badu

Meditation

“To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.”

— Novalis

Anyone is acquainted with me knows one thing about me. I am very spiritual, intuitive and have a close relationship with angels. That’s my brand and part of my truth, an ongoing and intimate connection with God and The Greater Universe.

What most may not know is that during my teenage years and early twenties I fought hard not to be intuitive or to use my psychic gifts, and on one occasion made fun of a person who believed in angels.  That’s why I do not take it personal when people are skeptical about what believe.

Once I acquainted myself and developed a deeper relationship with The Great Creator I began to have occurring mysterious experiences.   The mystical is now an integral part of me, and I no longer think of these experiences as weird or exceptional.  They are normal occurrences, and my goal is to stay conscious and awake for all of it.

Fellow sojourners, let us continue to be curious and acquaint ourselves with the multi-dimensions of our world and beyond.  There’s so much to explore and discover.

Faithfully Yours, Tonya

 

 

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