The same innate genius faculties as the greatest names in history lie, often unrecognized and unaccepted, within the subconscious and unconscious of every man, woman and child.
Our problem is that, from the gifted child we were in infancy, the world teaches us (in the interest of "our own security"),
to use our heads far too much - to think before we speak or act. So, we do our very best to shut our Self down.
This may have been ok in certain past situations (for the infant growing up); but in the process, we shifted from the habit of spontaneous imaginary expression to intense self-censorship in "service" to our security conscious ego-minds.
We have become so concerned with the image we project that we have lost touch with the genius and wisdom of our inner "guru."
When we feel stuck, confused, and frustrated and the intellect can't seem to find its way out of the cage, that's the same mind that created the prison in the first place.
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One of the simplest ways out if this seeming impasse during times such as these is to allow the imagination to run wild and to simply "Just Make Stuff Up."
Now our culture typically doesn't give a lot of credence to stuff that some genius has just made up - particularly if it's "yours" and you're seen as a nobody (a non-expert with questionable credentials).
But I think you'll find that in most cases, the experts became experts by studying other experts; and if you follow the line of experts to the very heart of their lineage, you'll most likely find that the originator of their expertise actually "just made stuff up" that hadn't been seen before and that happened to work, at least, in that moment. That was the original genius.
and all of the text books (and the experts) that you study looking for answers are merely personal interpretations
of others looking for answers in the stuff that somebody - a long time ago - "Just Made Up"
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Try it for yourself. The next time you become stuck in a problem-solving or creative venture - or are in some depressive
state where you are looking for some esoteric meaning to life, call on the creative wisdom of your own inner genius and
try "just making stuff up," and see what comes forward.
There's something about this approach that frees us of our need to be right and invites our inner creative children out to play.
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Find and locate these desires. Look back at your life and recall when you first started to get these desires
for growth. How old were you? Notice times they came into your life. For some, they enter our lives - and
then seem to fade only to reappear in greater force some years later. These patterns are clues to our beginning
to understand and realize the outward expression of the "Possible Hu-man" within.
That "Possible Human" is what you might become if you allow yourself to become real with the creative expression that is the hallmark of genius .. and comes from our inner wisdom.
In the beginning, our Inner Self communicates with us through our deep desires, or urges. These are not the same desires as our surface ego desires. These are long term, deep desires. By focusing on and following these desires back to their source we are able to connect more powerfully with that part of Self that is our innate Wisdom.
Recall your desires for what some might call "personal transformation and growth". Bring them fully into your awareness. As you go about every moment in daily life recall them and bring their sensation into your inner and outer worlds. How do these "gut instincts" relate to where you are now, to what you are doing - and most importantly, to the mental process that is going on in your head?
and that is your Inner Self, whose only means of expression is to bring into your life all of the situations
which keep you separate from the Genius of your Inner Wisdom -
in the hope that maybe one day, the self-censoring linear thinking mind might get just so confused that it gives up.
"Genius - your creative fountain of inner wisdom" was written, published and copyright by Transpersonal Lifestreams, Hobart, Tasmania. The url of this page is http://www.anunda.com/about/genius.htm and it was updated May, 2005
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