Saturday, August 24, 2013

Use your own intuition

It's been a while since I've posted anything new, mainly because I'm not inspired to write anything at this moment.  I'm not interested in being a psychic to others, writing predictions, telling people what to do with their lives, or anything like that.  I am into this "esoteric stuff" because I want to learn more about the "unknown" reality and I've had enough "unreal" experiences to know it exists and from my studies, I feel like I understand how and why it exists, but not completely enough to satisfy my curiosity.  Everything I've already written I think encapsulates my developing point of view.  I re-read, edit, and add to my original posts over time to correct errors and incorrect phrasing, or add additional insights.  But I mostly re-read my posts because it is interesting even for me to read.  Many times I feel like what I write is directed to me, not necessarily from me, teaching me while I write it.  This point is even more obvious when I read or listen to other people speak on the same subject.  The fact that my point of view is nearly the same as these other people, without having been indoctrinated as is the case for most religions, tells me I have some intuitive understanding.  That is more important to me than someone telling me what to believe or what "the truth" is.  This aspect is what I wanted to write about today, trusting your intuition and inner knowing.

Many times when we go about our daily life, we never really think about our beliefs.  We're so busy trying to get things done, or perhaps too busy not doing anything, that it's hard to feel connected with ourselves.  What I mean by that is, we forget to listen to our own inner needs, as well as to get answers from ourselves when we have questions or issues.  Too often, we rely on others for answers.  This isn't necessarily bad, but it denies your own intuitions from developing.  You limit yourself by not trusting in yourself.  Our intuitions are there because you are an aspect of your whole soul or entity, just as everyone else is.  And at other levels of consciousness, we are all connected to one another, able to communicate and assist when asked.  This means you can trust yourself to get the answers you need.  The hard part is trusting those answers and actually acting upon them.

Religion has purpose at the individual's level, providing what is needed by the personality for their life experience, but it is not the source of answers to questions.  The idea that this or that religion is the only one with the "truth" for everyone, and that everyone has to obey their theology shows how misinterpretations lead to problems.  Organized religion by its nature, takes away your own intuitions because of the rules and regulations the belief system imposes.  When you give up your own freedom of choice to a system of belief, you give up the ability to think creatively.  You prevent your own inner intuitions from being recognized because you distrust anything that comes from your inner self.  This could be because of some teaching that says you are limited or evil in heart, or that the desires you hold prevent you from being pure, or whatever dogmas are told in order to become "perfect".  If you cannot trust your own intuitions, then what will you do once you are freed from the body?  Will you have to rely on others to tell you what to do, how to do it, and when to do it, whether it's "God", some religious figure, your parents, friends, teacher, guru, or minister?  Don't be misled by words like "love", "obedience", "deny", etc.  These kinds of words were meant to inspire acts out of free-will, not to dictate your life through guilt, coercion or threat.  Even the "10 commandments" were never meant to instill obedience.  Any teachings that claim to be from "God", and yet denies you free-will, is from humanistic reasoning.  You may love "God" enough to do anything in that pursuit, but you must understand yourself first before you can even know what "God" is.  You may feel like you are using free-will to "give yourself to God", but that is not free-will.  That is giving up free-will for some misguided idea about what sacrifice means.  Love does not control or take away your individual identity.  Love is the source of free-will for you to use to form your identity.  If "Satan" is the one who takes away your free-will for "evil" purposes, then how is "God" any better for denying complete free-will for the sake of "good"?  You cannot justify one over the other based on the difference in rewards.  Neither "God" nor "Satan", "good" nor "evil" exists in the terms that religion defines and views these ideas, nor is there any reason to distrust your own being.  You are more intuitive and wiser than you realize or accept.  It is only fear that keeps you from trusting yourself.

Science also has its purpose, but it too is not the source of answers.  It is said that knowing just enough of anything is dangerous, but so too is knowing too much (at least believing that you do).  The saying "Too much knowledge puffs up" comes to  mind.  The belief that no one can know anything without enough knowledge is rooted in the belief that only physical reality holds the answers.  Intelligence is relative.  One person may be a genius in one specific field, but a complete idiot in every other area of their life.  If physical reality is the only way to know what is true, then how come there is so much ignorance?   Can anyone gain enough "worldly" knowledge in the given lifespan, that that person could truly say they have the answers to life?  I believe most people will agree that intellectual knowledge (facts within this world) doesn't provide answers to deeper questions.  It was meant to enable creative thinking for transforming ideas into actualities within the physical system, but it is not the source of true knowledge.  The true knowledge comes from our deeper sub-consciousness which connects our waking consciousness to our entity or soul, bubbling up to the Ego as insight, inspiration, or intuition.  Wisdom, unlike knowledge, is something that isn't taught, but learned through experiences.  It is learned through knowing yourself.  This means you examine your thoughts, feelings, actions, etc. created by experiences to better understand not only your self, but also the world and your place in it.  While I view this life as a temporary experience, it none-the-less provides valuable insight into our own nature.  That nature isn't physical, but is an aspect of our conscious being, and that consciousness carries onward beyond our physical experience just as it existed before our physical experience.  If it did not, then there would be no purpose for wisdom, no purpose for knowledge, no purpose for experience, no purpose for "being yourself".

Our intuitions and knowledge comes from all of the past wisdom gained by those consciousnesses that in terms of our timeline, no longer exist as it was.  You could say the words from our parents and our grandparents, etc. carry forward their wisdom, but it is even deeper than that.  Not only does our genetic makeup owe some of its characteristics to the generational past, but also to the species as a whole.  All information that is, has been, and will be is available to us now.  It is the source of our knowing.  We can communicate, recognize, and create "out of nothing" (meaning it didn't exist before) because the source of that information which you do not recognize comes through all of the consciousness that make up our being and the world we live in.  We take for granted much about our abilities because intuitively, we already know how to use it.  We just do not recognize the source of our knowing from the perspective of our waking ego (the "self" that you think of as being alive).  This intuitional knowing also springs forth from our inner self as creative insight, feelings of peace and knowing, and it expresses itself in numerous other ways.  We just need to pay attention so that we can recognize this.  Don't let others make you distrust your thoughts and feelings just because they are unaware of their own inner intuitions.  As it is said, "ignorance is bliss", but they all must someday awaken from their ignorance.

In the book The Multidimensional Human by Kurt Leland, he discusses the various inner senses that we all have and use, but do not fully utilize.  These senses, when developed, not only allows us to be more aware of the reality we live in, but also the reality we are unaware of with our ego consciousness: that more complete reality which contains this reality.  All of our physical senses are symbolic representations of inner senses.  One sense that he discusses is the sense of time.  As I've said many times, time is an illusion.  When you perceive the world moving, the sun rising and setting, your body changing positions, we think of this as the passage of time, one moment after another.  But the feeling of progression is an aspect of this sense of time.  It is a psychological time.  Realize that the world you think of as being permanent and unchanging is really a constant change at the sub-atomic level.  All matter is constantly being regenerated and created, even though you cannot perceive this.  This is an interesting point because the sense of time is described as an awareness of our own growth and advancement.  Most of us view time as something that is outside of us, forcing itself upon everything, but if you look at time from the perspective of change, then it isn't time passing by, but rather the experience of change occurring.  This difference may seem subtle, but the notion that growth, change, and advancement is what gives us the sense of time becomes more obvious as you grow older.  You'll find people talk of time feeling sped up as they age.  Days seem to last forever as a child, while to an adult, time is slipping by.  That is because as we age, we are growing, not just physically, but mentally.  Our thought patterns are becoming more mature, our ideas are changing, our beliefs are changing, and even our attitudes about things are changing as we experience life.  We even view the world differently as we begin to enjoy different aspects of life and become aware of their changing, such as a father watching their children grow.  Those moments that bring insight and wisdom grows your inner self, which increase that sense of time movement.  This is important because our sense of time outside of the body will have the same effect.  As we grow in consciousness, we will feel more and more of this psychological time, which is a means to measure our sense of fulfillment through development.  Using your inner intuition helps speed up that fulfillment for yourself.  If you want to learn how to trust your inner intuition, let alone the circumstances that exist in the exterior world, you must first learn more about yourself and what you are.

When you put yourself down, or criticize yourself, or lament over "spilt milk", you are misdirecting your creative energy.  When you blame others, or point the finger, and give up your free-will to others (whether it's being told what to do, pressured into doing something, or acting out of low self-esteem), then you are misdirecting your creative energy.  Rather than waste your efforts and energy at denying yourself, redirect it towards understanding yourself and from that, recognize your own creative and expressive inner self.  If you do not like something about yourself, then find out why and learn from that knowledge.  In that way, you will learn how to accept yourself rather than trying to be someone you're not.  You have no responsibility to be anyone else but you; not for "God", your parents, your friends, not for your spouse, or anyone else.  Anything you do, do it because you choose to do it of your own free-will.  You control your own destiny, you control your own free-will, and you can trust yourself to guide you to where you want to be.

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