Sunday 5th April 2020
This is the final post in this series about fear, and the focus is now on faith and infinite intelligence.
In part three of this series of blogs I talked about the havoc that ego can cause to our well-being. Ego lives in the conscious mind and tries to control everything. Fortunately ego sooner or later becomes exhausted and requires sleep. The good news is that at last the deepest and most powerful parts of our brain can have their voice heard. This is our unconscious mind. Never underestimate the power of sleep to allow processing of deep thoughts.
In part three I concluded that achieving a flow state can only be achieved when the ego is silenced, and when our higher powers are activated. This higher power can only come from one of two places, inside or outside ourselves.
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
The first possibility is much easier to explain. Inside our body there are resources that have evolved over millions of years to prepare us for life. They are working constantly 24/7 performing biological miracles every second, and we are almost completely unaware of this activity. It is just as well that we are unaware of thee processes, otherwise the ego would start to interfere with our hormone production, our digestive system, and indeed every other biological system that make us the most advanced life-form on this planet.
“I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.”
We do not need to learn any new techniques to find this sweet spot, so resist any suggestions that your ever helpful ego will try to impose on you. The only thing you need to do is to know that these resources are already inside you. It is your default state and how nature intended you to be. The chances are that you have blocked your most precious gift since you were a young child, but it is never too late to open your mind.
Be open to the wonder inside you now, and know it is there for you right now. This takes a huge leap of faith, and great courage, although when you get in the habit of thinking of yourself in this different way it will soon become the way you choose to live.
“Happy is the man who can recognise in the work of today a connected portion of the work of life and an embodiment of the work of Eternity. The foundations of his confidence are unchangeable, for he has been made a partaker of Infinity.”
I mentioned that there can only be two ways to live inside our bubble and find our flow state. The second possibility is that these higher powers come from outside ourselves. This time there are many different ways to describe what this higher power might be, and all of them will work. Our challenge is to identify the one with which we can resonate the most strongly.
It is not my job to say which I think is the most important, not least because I don’t know, nor do I need to. Throughout history all cultures, religions and philosophies have recognised this higher power. This is why people believe in God, in angels, in invisible giants, in spirit guides, in past lives, in Jung’s collective unconscious, in universal wisdom, and numerous other concepts too.
“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent Being”
Just as before with the internal possibilities they all work. As before they require the same huge leap of faith. Knowing these resources are available is all you require. Easy to say, but much harder to do. Again it will require courage to resist the temptation to return to our comfort zone, and the delusion of control where everything feels familiar, and safe.
This comfort zone exerts a powerful influence upon us, but the truth is that unless we do things differently we will never achieve the results in life that we both desire and deserve.
If you find it difficult to stop over-planning, and over-worrying, and most of us do, there is one other way to access these higher powers instantly. When you or someone close to you is in extreme danger these powers are available immediately. They are so powerful they completely overwhelm the interference of the ego. This explains why individuals are capable of demonstrating supreme strength and purity of thought when it is most needed. It is only when we are tested to the extreme that we find out just how much power is there for us to use.
Do not wait until then. Live every day in the moment, put yourself in the game with your head in the right place, sit back, and enjoy the ride.
Here are a few more final thoughts, and I hope you find them helpful.
Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor inventions without necessity.
In other words, the harder you search for an answer the less likely you are to find it. The best answers will only come from deep inside you, or from outside, from the previous list of Invisible Giants, universal wisdom, the power of love, God, Carl Jung’s views about the collective unconscious, and there are many others to choose from.
Infinite intelligence will not come from your conscious mind, nor should you expect that it will. It will only come from a deeper part of your mind, or through you when you are ready. It will only come at the rate and speed that is appropriate for you, and this will be different for everybody. Slow is as good as fast. The Library of the Universe is a parallel dimension where there is all the time in the world.
This feeling of being connected to something greater than ourselves is both comforting and empowering. It means we have more tools at our disposal than we imagine. This is the way I explain it to my clients, and I keep repeating the message until they get it.
“You already have everything you need to get lucky. You just need to find where it is hiding, and I will help you.”
“Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.”
I help people by continually reminding them of the difference between thinking and knowing. We work together to ditch the thoughts and develop the few things that we know. It makes life a lot easier, and provides the best environment for the results to follow. I hope this blog helps you too. I know it can.
If your ego cannot accept the existence of an internal or external higher power challenge it to explain the miracles of nature by logic and current scientific knowledge.
Animals with almost no brain migrate from one side of the world to the other with infinite precision?
A simple spider constructs a web that is 100% fit for purpose, and also a work of art?
Bees communicate to the other bees in the hive to share where the best pollen to make honey can be found?
There are many things in nature we do not understand, but the great thing is we do not need to. We just need to stand back in wonder and awe of the infinite miracles of nature. Enjoy the view.
“If you try to penetrate the secrets of nature, you will find that there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force, which is beyond anything we can comprehend, is my religion.”