Can we influence Creative Intelligence?

Can we influence Creative Intelligence? Sure! The only limits placed on our ability to draw energy from our Source are our lack of knowledge and our unwillingness to apply what we know.

Quantum physicists tell us we live in an intelligent universe, and that intelligence flows through us all. Our minds are part of this intelligence. But it is not a one way process; it influences us and we also influence it. We do it through the activity of thinking and imagining. Whenever we focus our mental energy on something, we affect it. We are in a very real sense co-creators, with Creative Intelligence, of our world.

First we must raise our consciousness.  This starts with building spiritual ideas into our way of being. Putting them into practice then ensues naturally.

Some years ago an experiment took place. Some apples were placed in a barrel. Most were loose, but a few were still attached to the apple tree. A month later most of the loose apples had gone rotten. Those attached were still alive and fresh. They had continued to take in the life force from the tree.

Similarly, as long as we stay connected to our Source, life energy and intelligence flow through us. In reality, we can never be separated from our Source; however, we can think of ourselves as separate, and when we do, we weaken the connection, enfeeble ourselves and, if we continue, prematurely wither and die.

How good is your connection? Do you fill your mind with thoughts which lower your energy and weaken your Spiritual Power? If so, how badly do you want to change?

Your link to the Source lies where creative energy flows into your body and into your consciousness – in your mental field (mind). Making the connection requires no special rituals or formality. Connect by:

  • Turning your attention to your higher things.
  • Spending time in silence, stilling your thoughts and bringing them back to the here and now.
  • Seeking spiritual understanding. Spiritual understanding grows as you affirm truth and allow it to influence the way you think, speak and behave.
  • Developing and trusting your intuitive powers.

‘Every living being possesses the seeds of enlightenment. Living beings do not need to seek it outside of themselves because all the wisdom and strength of the universe is already present within them.’

The Buddha

 

©David Lawrence Preston, 26.5.2016

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The Essence of Spirituality

It’s often said that we are not human beings having spiritual experiences, but spiritual beings having human experiences. This is a life-changing idea; once we grasp it, nothing ever seems the same again.

Spirituality has little to organised religion, although followers of organised religion usually think it does. It is not about adopting a structured system of somebody else’s thoughts, but experiencing things for ourselves. We can all learn from the great teachers, but unyielding doctrine and fanciful fairy tales are barriers to realising our spiritual nature.

‘Spiritual’ simply means ‘non-physical’. Our spiritual self is therefore our non-physical self – our ideas, imagination, intelligence, intuition, creativity and so on.

We are all in essence non-physical beings. Our bodies are 99.999% nothingness. The atoms of which we are made are composed of subatomic particles held together by energy and shaped by information. The ‘seen’ is therefore dependent on the ‘unseen’ for its existence.

Theologians argue long and hard about what this ‘unseen’ something is and nations go to war over their conclusions – and yet 90% of religions’ teachings are the same. Imagine if Yeshua of Nazareth, Prophet Mohammed, Guru Nanek, the Buddha, Lau Tsu, Moses and the Rishis who wrote the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita entered a discussion on the nature of reality, chaired by Albert Einstein. They would 90% agree!

There is only one Truth. Let’s put old dogmas to one side and search for it together. Let’s concentrate on what unites rather than divides us.

Today’s top physicists tell us that the universe is underpinned by a universal field of energy and information, the Zero Point Field. Could this be the ‘unseen’ Creative Intelligence that spiritual masters have referred to down the centuries? I believe that it is, because it shares many of the characteristics that religious people attribute to G_d: omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent – bountiful, the source of all.

However, unlike religious people, the Zero Point Field has no race or gender, does not discriminate and does not intervene directly in events except to lay down and give effect to universal law.

No practical spirituality can avoid an understanding of human psychology, especially the workings of the mind. And this is where we come in. Thought is creative power. We co-create our reality with this Creative Intelligence through our thoughts, ideas, beliefs, words, and actions. These shape our experience of the world. We are not passive reactors to a G_d-like force beyond our influence – we can learn how to create the best possible lives for ourselves.

We strengthen our connection to Creative Intelligence by prayer and meditation. All major spiritual traditions teach the benefits of silence, stillness and solitude. But prayer that pleads with some ‘higher power’ to intervene on our behalf is futile – truly spiritual people are not praying beggars, they appreciate that the prime purpose of prayer is to change the person who prays.

We are all inter-connected. There is not separation between us except in our minds, because we are all part of the same universal field. We share our very atoms. What affects one affects all; what affects all affects every one of us.

How do we express all this in our daily lives? Through experiencing and demonstrating love – but not the shallow, glossy ‘love’ flaunted in popular culture. Human love is a pale shadow of universal love, tainted as it is by vanity and emotion.

We must do more than learn about spirituality – we must live it!

©David Lawrence Preston, 15.4.2016

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