MASTERING YOUR SELF - THEME OF WEEK 23-2019
«Follow your impulses - obey your intuition» (@mostadjon)
For a long time I’ve tried to understand intuition. What is this "feeling" of knowing what is right? Where does this conviction come from, telling me "this is what I should do"? You may well have had many times where you "just know» what to choose, do or think? Is there a level of insight that knows what I don't know? An unconscious level of knowledge that I can become familiar with? Where is this level of knowledge, is it stored in my brain, is there a field I can connect to? When can I know that an «impulse» is an impulse and not an «answer from my intuition»? How can I understand the relationship between impulse and intuition? Are we talking about the same or two different consciousness dimensions?
Impulse and intuition are the subject of this week's reflections on my part. I post my texts on Friday at 7 PM CET (Central European Time). Then I follow up the theme of the week with quotes and captions on Instagram where you find me as @mostadjon. Feel free to follow my blog; get the text of the week directly in your mail box. Follow me on Instagram and comment on my micro-poetry, I will be glad if I find a comment from you. I write my texts regardless of political and religious thinking, and I see myself as a motivational speaker with particular interest in mythical and spiritual subjects.
Why is this theme interesting to me?
Understanding the future is particularly interesting to me. Through processes where I have collaborated with future researchers, I understand that the future can be created by me. How? The future does not come to me, in a slow film. The future arises and it ’s always disruptive. The fact that the future is disruptive means that it replaces the old one. The disruption is a result of large and strong forces, and the future scientists call these driving forces for megatrends. From statistics, the megatrends can be described, this is the task of the future researchers. By combining the megatrends in different links, we can produce future scenarios. Then we can analyze our strengths and weaknesses and choose the preferred future scenario. Once the desired scenario is selected, people can attract their desired future.
Man can do futures scenarios, choose, manifest and attract the desired future. For such a process to succeed, you must know yourself. Knowing your self is to be aligned with your Inherent I. You can find your self in two editions, your Acquired I and your Inherent I. You can find reflections in my blog, explaining what Acquired I and Inherent I , involves. You search for words in the blog's index.
Anyone who is to develop himself should know himself. Because you are in two editions, the exploration process is demanding, at the same time it is quite possible.
A major and important argument for humans to meet the future with an active choice, is grounded in the challenges that technological evolution drives forward. I am particularly concerned with artificial intelligence and what it creates of changes for man. In several of my texts, I deal with the subject of artificial intelligence and you can seek out the theme using the keywords in my blog.
The different levels of consciousness
"Mastering Your Self" is the gateway to the future of man. With the development of an artificial intelligence that surpasses human intelligence in all that has to do with remembering, sorting, connecting and producing answers, I say to my students "Artificial intelligence is intelligent, not conscious. Man is conscious, not intelligent». In the face of artificial intelligence, man must construct a new narrative of the concepts of intelligence and consciousness.
I am inspired by the theosophical beliefs.
Theosophy is a synthesis of philosophy, religion, science and art. Theosophy gives me explanations and access to beliefs that allow me, in my way, to understand man in a physical and spiritual dimension. Theosophy explains to me a lower and a higher consciousness. This is to be understood so that the physical body belongs to matter as it manifests on planet Earth and therefore becomes the "lower" form of consciousness. To this lower form of consciousness (which should not be understood as "low" or "high" in a valuation), hears the physical body's structure and functions, nervous system, instincts, desires and emotions. This lower form of consciousness is super intelligent and autonomous. The higher form of consciousness consists of the mental and causal forms. The mental consciousness is human's ability to make logical and analytical beliefs, to operate a physical life regardless of the autonomous physical processes in the body and regardless of instincts, desires and emotions. The causal consciousness holds all the underlying forms of consciousness. Causality is a tissue of causes and effects, in an interaction we do not know.. When the result is "as it is» what is the cause? The causal consciousness is about relationships that are also called "intuitive". Intuition is explained as an immediate understanding, insight or sensation, a form of inner cognition. The causal / intuitive knowledge arises as knowledge without reflection or reasoning. The intuition involves no understanding of the logical context, as the mental consciousness operates.
My image of consciousness as lower and higher is inspired by Theosophy. Consciousness is the active state of the Spirit in manifested existence; the world as it appears. Therefore, all matter is consciousness. Consciousness exists as to what form of manifestation it takes. It can be linked to minerals, plants, animals, humans and the spiritual forms of consciousness. Theosophy states that matter is spirit at its "lowest" manifested level, and spirit is the expression of matter at its "highest" manifested level. Unfortunately, it is beyond the scope of this text to take a closer look at this story, but you can find texts in my blog where I write about spirit, matter and consciousness.
Poetically, we can say that the lower consciousness extends its roots to the earth as spirit and the higher consciousness extends its leaves toward the sky as matter.
Impulse versus intuition
In my quote I say: "Follow your impulses - obey your intuition". This message holds a "secret". I'll explain it to you before I quit.
Let me say a few words about what I understand by the term "impulse". The term is explained both by the Science of Nature (physics) and by the Science of Society (psychology). Physics defines impulse as the "amount of motion" which is the product of a particle's mass and speed. Impulse is also a vector in the direction of speed. Psychology uses the term impulse in explanations that deal with drives (desires, needs) and affections, which are about the experience of emotions. Psychology defines impulse as a "sudden inner urge to act in a certain way" or even as an "idea that initiates a particular development".
Almost as a sketch, I have drawn up what sciences say about impulses. What does the Science of Spirit explains? In search of explains, I have to change concept. In the Science of Spirit, "instinct" is the closest I come to "impulse." Instinct is based on "instinctus" (from Latin) and is explained as an "inner operation", "encouragement", "persuasion". Science of Spirituality connects the instinct to the evolution of experiencing matter, which is expressed as unconscious patterns of reaction. I see relationships between the physics "movement" and "direction", the psychology’s "experience" and "initiation», and the spirituality’s "inner operation" and "unconscious reactions".
So what is intuition?
I have long tried to understand "intuition" as a source, skill and tool. Excelent researchers and writers have published results and books, and I have read several of them, without becoming so much wiser. Where does the intuition differ from the impulse? Intuition is often explained as an "immediate understanding". An understanding that is something other than the result of a reflected and thoughtful thought. The intuitive understanding "knows" with certainty, almost like a "confession". It can act as a strong conviction and it can control our choice. Intuition is like "hearing what doesn't have sound, seeing what doesn't have form and understanding what's not going on" (Mostad). It is something more and something other than an instinctive operating or emotional impulse. Intuition is also understood as synonymous with causalities we are unable to sense or understand with that 3D thought (about 3D consciousness; see the blog for more information). Intuition, as I use the term, expresses the higher form of cognition and it involves "knowledge" of hidden relationships that are not understandable to cognition and the lower form of consciousness.
"Follow your impulses" can be a good advice. Your instincts, aspirations and emotions are given the body as wise wizards. They guide and support the lower consciousness and are good traveling friends. However, be aware that they serve the ego and therefore participate in the game of controlling the body and life. The ego follows its own desires and you can easily become a prey to your needs.
"Obey the intuition" is the advice I will give you. I can give you some advice, as long as it is not a specialty and personal advice directed at a particular action. The intuition speaks the language of the higher contexts. You know when you "hear what doesn't sound, see what doesn't have form and understand what's not going," then the intuition speaks to you. The intuition speaks the insight of the higher consciousness and it speaks in a language you do not know. The intuition does not necessarily lead you to the simple and quick choices, but to the right ones.
You should train your discernment to understand what comes to you as an impulse and what comes as intuition. You find the difference by asking the insertion - "Who are you, where do you come from and are you true?"
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