Owning Intelligence By Gwen Randall-Young 

Where does our intelligence come from? Commonly, we think of it as an inherited trait, supplemented by learning and experience. However, there is much more to intelligence than that. There is intelligence, which both encompasses and expands beyond the above description.

The great sages and learned masters did not get their inspiration from others: it did not come from their parents, or from teachers. There was an intuitive knowing. It may have been attributed to Buddha, God, Allah, and may have been called the Truth, the Way, or the Tao.

The elements of this knowing are remarkably similar, considering that their emergence occurred in vastly different geographical areas, and perhaps thousands of years apart. Much of that wisdom feels as clear and accurate today, even though it was written during eras in which the human population was much more primitive. It would seem that some individuals had access to higher wisdom, which has resonated with ‘something’ in generation after generation of humans.

It seems as though there is a cosmic or divine intelligence, and our most respected spiritual leaders have been those who can tap into it. Scientists are now able to measure energy fields around humans: electromagnetic fields that radiate as much as fifteen feet beyond the body. The entire universe is comprised of energy vibrations. We are vibrational generators living in a vast field of energy and information – energy and information that constantly flows from the field to us and from us out into the field.

Our consciousness may be like a telescope. At lower powers, we see what is in front of us only, and may think that is all there is. At higher powers, we may see things that are invisible to others. Whatever is – IS, whether we are aware of it or not. However, because we are a part of that larger system – not separate from it- on some level, we may feel an internal resonance, an alignment when another human speaks or writes from a higher level of consciousness.

Because we may not have developed our own higher powers of consciousness, we think we must look outside of ourselves – to teachers or leaders- to provide us with the wisdom we seek. This is okay during the process of awakening, as we learn to expand our consciousness. As a way of life, however, it renders us an understudy, never experiencing the exhilaration of our direct connection to that higher source, to the divine, to cosmic intelligence. Do not think for a moment that access to higher wisdom, to universal intelligence, is reserved for a select few. It is there for all of us. We do need, however, to establish a connection.

The first prerequisites are trust and willingness. We must trust that we are just as worthy as anyone else to access this intelligence, and we must be willing to go into stillness. Only when we have learned to truly quiet the mind and open the heart is our ‘apparatus’ capable of decoding the intelligence that pulses, like a regular heartbeat, throughout our universe – in, around and through us. When we are disconnected, personally or globally, from this intelligence, chaos results.

The world today certainly could use an infusion of intelligence. Perhaps if like blood donors during a disaster, we all hook ourselves up and draw as much deep wisdom into our lives as possible, the global organism will begin to heal.Our consciousness may be like a telescope. At lower powers we see only what is in front of us, and may think that is all there is. At higher powers, we may see things that are invisible to others. Whatever is – IS, whether we are aware of it or not. However, because we are a part of that larger system – not separate from it- on some level we may feel an internal resonance, an alignment when another human speaks or writes from a higher level of consciousness.

Because we may not have developed our own higher powers of consciousness, we think we must look outside of ourselves – to teachers or leaders- to provide us with the wisdom we seek. This is okay during the process of awakening, as we learn to expand our own consciousness. As a way of life, however, it renders us an understudy, never experiencing the exhilaration of our own direct connection to that higher source, to the divine, to cosmic intelligence. Do not think for a moment that access to higher wisdom, to universal intelligence, is reserved for a select few. It is there for all of us. We do need, however, to establish a connection.

The first prerequisites are trust and willingness. We must trust that we are just as worthy as anyone else to access this intelligence, and we must be willing to go into stillness. Only when we have learned to truly quiet the mind and open the heart is our ‘apparatus’ capable of decoding the intelligence that pulses, like a regular heartbeat, throughout our universe – in, around and through us. When we are disconnected, personally or globally, from this intelligence, chaos results.

The world today certainly could use an infusion of intelligence. Perhaps if, like blood donors during a disaster, we all hook ourselves up and draw as much deep wisdom into our lives as possible, the global organism will begin to heal

Gwen Randall-Young is a psychotherapist and author of Dancing Soul: The Voice of Spirit Evolving. She has also written Echoes Through Time: A Message of Healing for Men. For books or CDs, especially “A World of Kindness: Experiencing Personal and Global Harmony “go to www.gwen.ca and Like Gwen on Facebook for daily inspiration.