Bringing Your Genius To Life
Let’s talk about how the principles behind the human experience work together with our brain to create our experience of life:
At a limited view, we are only aware of our own thinking, and this appears to us to be the objective truth, even though it only exists in our own thoughts. Then, as we expand into another level of consciousness, we become aware of the subjective nature of our thoughts, which are often quite different from other people’s thoughts. When we expand further, we become aware of 2 different kinds of thoughts- the ones that come from our brains (memory and received knowledge) and the ones that seem to download into our brains (inspiration, intuition, and wisdom).
We live in a world of Thought- we’re not designed to experience anything else. This is the first real recognition of the “human matrix”- that things are definitely not what they seem, no matter how real they look, taste, smell, sound, and feel. Beyond the human matrix is the Universal Mind- the intelligence and energy behind life.
What I know to be true is that the people who do really well over time, are often not the smartest, most educated, or most well-read. They can be introvert or extrovert, seemingly self-assured or apparently neurotic and insecure.
The common thread between them is that they have somehow come across the secret of operating in harmony with the Universal Mind. They’ve learned to switch off their personal thinking enough to open the space for deeper wisdom to come through. It happens spontaneously in the shower, or driving to work, sipping coffee in a café, or while playing at the park with their children. For some, it’s a more formal ritual of meditation, or a prayer to a higher power, and a surrender of individual will in favour of divine guidance.
Whether they describe it as intuition, inspiration, insight, or the voice of God, they have a deep relationship with and an abiding faith in their inner wisdom.
It’s like this:
Our minds have 2 modes- receptive and active. When our personal mind is in “receptive mode”, our thinking settles down and we gain access to a kind of inner genius- an intelligence that seems to come from somewhere beyond our personal database, that guides us through even the most difficult circumstances. When our personal mind is in “active mode”, we access our intellect- a processing capacity to quickly sift through available information in support of a specific result.
Both mental modes are useful, but most of us use the processing capacity of the intellect as our primary navigation system through life, and the guiding wisdom of our genius intelligence only when we ‘really need to’.
The benefits of reversing this pattern are immediate and universal. As your intellect settles down and your intelligence kicks in more and more, you will:
• Feel more at peace
• Have insights more often, both simple and profound
• Connect more deeply with others
• Get “philosophical” about life and take things less personally
These things are not goals to be achieved- but rather the natural result of using our minds more in line with their design. Your intellect will still be there when you need it but it will no longer run the show on its own.
The divine spark of wisdom (inspiration) is alive and well in all of us, just waiting for the gift of our own attention to help it burst into flame.
The way this inner wisdom helps us in the outer world is the subject of the next 2 sections….