All of us are born with genius as a fundamental part of us. But of course things get in the way of it expressing. Our body for instance, our programming from parents and culture, also our inherited attitudes – “I was always told I was no good and would not amount to anything.” When or if you are feeling hopeless and helpless watch this

Dreams are a magical mirror in which your innermost hopes, longings, fears/terrors and genius are made real. They are made real as external environments, people, animals and relationships. Perhaps your genius has been buried deep, but it is there by the immense number of lives that left traces of genius, or persistence against odds, of curiosity or love.

If you are unclear about that take time to recognise that as a personality you are almost totally unaware of what is taking place in your body right now. You are not aware as personal experience of the huge history of evolutionary changes your being has gone through in order to become you. You perhaps have little conscious insight into the massive background of social, religious and family influences that go together to enable you to function as an individual and a social entity. Your self consciousness may not include awareness of how your present personality was shaped out of those influences. Maybe you do not know what the major life lessons are that confront you, or what your innate genius and passions are.

In general you are barely awake of whom you are; because most of us are simply floating on the surface of our mind! But that is not unusual, most of us are in the same boat. Only here and there does an individual wake up with such wide awareness and shine with light, love and creativity.  Yet that light and love is in everyone. See Jesse Watkins Enlightenment and Edgar Cayce

Example: Psychologically it is the experience of one’s life energy turning inwards and descending back toward its root or source. In doing so our poor vulnerable self awareness, our tiny spark of consciousness is carried beneath the protective boundary of waking awareness into its own depths. This is akin to travelling into the darkness of sleep with awareness. Sleep, after all, is a strange country in which our waking self seldom if ever travels. Imagine, if you have not already made the journey, delving into the level of yourself where your eyes no longer see, your body sense of form or size and touch have disappeared. There is no hearing of the external world. You are sinking into the country of what we call the mind or consciousness, the world of sleep, death and dreams, in which the usual boundaries of experience are taken away. Here you meet – given form by your fears and cultural symbols, as if with real bodies – your own fears, the pains buried deep in your past, your super eternal self, and the residues of all past actions so far unredeemed and transformed. See Blind Men and the Elephant

Any journey we take into uncertainty takes trust in ones own innate processes and genius. Without calling it genius, it takes trust in oneself, ones own innermost voice. In general we are barely awake to who we are! But that is not unusual, most of us are in the same boat. Only here and there does an individual wake up with such wide awareness and shine with light, love and creativity.

The Tree

I can’t remember it not being there
On the cliff edge overlooking the sea.
I don’t even know how old it is.
There’s no way of knowing.
Perhaps an ancient oak tree
Yet barely to my waist.
Shaped and stunted
By harsh onshore winds,
By the salt and the rock.
It is clinging and growing
To the very shape of the wind,
Perfectly reflecting its environment,
And stunted, as you or I might be,
By circumstances of our birth,
Or events –
Yet still a magnificent oak tree.
Just as you or I, at our core,
Are magnificent human beings.

So, for the sake of what I want to present in this feature, let us say that your personality, your little bit of self awareness is something like a little person living in a small room with five sensory outlets to look at surroundings and at yourself. The room is at the top of a massive tree with its roots in the earth and leaves taking in energy from the sun and air. But from the room your sensory outlets are so limited in what they can show you, that you cannot really see anything but a distorted picture of your surroundings and the situation in which you exist. See Programmed

Apart from gross sensory awareness – and remember that your senses only show you cut down versions of what they interact with. The eyes only ‘see’ a small part of the light spectrum; the ears a small part of the sound octaves; and you cannot look into the depths of your body or mind, as a microscope might; nor can you gain a broad view of the galaxies and what they hold – you do not know what is going on around you or within you. See Potters Hands

However, there is a big BUT here. It is that you do have a function or a sensory input that infinitely extends what your senses tell you. This function can peer deeply into the minute processes of your body, its systems, organs, cells, and subatomic activities; it can overview vast amounts of information to gather a personal understanding of the situation you exist in and what you are capable of in it; it can help you define what is your best and most satisfying direction.

No plant or creature grows from a dead seed, and each living seed carries within it all the past gathered from all its forebears. So, the seed in your mother’s womb is as old as and even older than human kind, and you carry that wisdom or memories in you. But in this life you developed a new brain, and the memories you gathered this time are what you built your personality from, but beneath that is a very ancient self. To explore it see Opening to Life

This is not a fantasy or a great hype. Research has now demonstrated that we are all genius’s, but few of us know how to access it. We are still shut up in our small room at the top of the tree, missing the wonderful vision of sky and massive ancient trunks with its connection with the earth and heavens. Ian Peacock in a BBC program on genius, interviewed researchers who could open this genius to almost any one by repressing certain waking brain functions. Professor Alan Schneider of the university of Sydney developed an electro magnetic ‘hat’ that inhibits the left, rational brain, and unlocks the creative genius of the right brain lobe. He says this allows the person to see the world as it really is. Usually we have all manner of filters and blocks in the way, and fit ready made images and concepts to what we see.

However, although Alan Schneider’s cap would be wonderful to try, we don’t need it. We have just such an action of inhibiting our rational mind already built in. It is called dreaming. See also Using Your Intuition

In sleeping and dreaming our awareness, usually locked in the small room of rational thought, pre-programmed thinking, cultural taboos and all the other filters and blind spots we live within, manages to slip out of that confinement into vaster possibilities.

Imagine the you that lives up there in the small room at the top of your tree (head) managing to slip out of its skin so to speak and without a fixed form know the trunk of the tree, explore its roots as they emerge from deep in the earth, see into its connections with the heavens.

Example: I dreamt of a whale swimming in a small pond, as I looked into the water I see it is a huge galaxy underwater…what does this mean?

It means you have broken through the small world that something amazing was living in, and you saw the glory that you are.

See Inner World; Using Your Intuition; Life’s Little Secrets; Open to Life; Defence Mechanisms and Resistances; Methods of Awakening; Techniques for Exploring your Dreams; Avoid Being Victims

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