“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein
Children, especially babies, are very smart. They eat when they are hungry and sleep when they are tired. As adults, many of us eat when we are tired, stressed, depressed, happy, and the list goes on. We also make up all kinds of excuses as to why we can’t get the recommended eight hours of sleep each night. Instead of going to sleep, we choose to drink caffeine then set an alarm clock to wake us up. Who is smarter, the newborn infant or her parents?
Intelligence comes from connecting with who you truly are. Learning to trust your intuition, hear your body’s messages, and understand the meaning of what the universe is showing you will take you down the path to wholeness.
According to the dictionary, intuition is “a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feelings rather can conscious reasoning.” Just as babies trust their intuition for survival, so did Immaculée when she was facing the threat of being murdered.
In her book LEFT TO TELL, Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor, was hiding in a tiny bathroom with seven other women when she heard “the devil . . . whisper in my ear” words of fear, doubt, and hate. So she turned to God by praying in her mind but the anger in her heart continued and so did the devil’s taunting. One night while she was praying she asked, God, how can I forgive people who are slaughtering their neighbors? Then she heard in her mind, “You are all my children . . .” Her intuition told her she not only needed to pray to stay alive, she also needed to open her heart to forgiveness and see those killers in a different light.
Are you able to silence your mind so that you can hear the voice of intuition?
Your body is sending you messages every day. Most of us know that stress, physical and emotional, decreases our immune system and makes us vulnerable to deteriorating conditions. On the other hand, many of us don’t understand how connected the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies are to each other. For example, what we believe is how we think. What we think is how we feel. How we feel emotionally is connected to how we feel physically. In Louise Hay’s book You Can Heal Your Life, she suggests affirmations to say to rebalance your mind, which then rebalances your body. However, we not only need to say the affirmations, we need to feel them, to connect with the high vibration of the statement. Only then will our brains and lives be enhanced.
We can also look at what is going on in our personal world to know what shift we can choose to make internally. Once I became consciously aware of all the drama in my world. I knew that I didn’t want to live my life that way so I chose to find more peace. I made several mindful changes, including to watch only peaceful, happy shows on TV and to speak loving words to myself and other. Now, my life is more peaceful.
What do you want in your future? If you want drugs, alcohol, talk of hate and killing, then join a gang. If you want stimulating conversation, financial security, and loving friends, then immerse yourself in this world. YOU HAVE THE CHOICE. Many people who were brought up in poverty changed their path and accomplished a great life. And many children who seemed to have it all chose a road of self-destruction. What DO you want?
Your words, thoughts, prayers, and meditations not only change you, but have a powerful impact on the world. According to the World Peace Group, worldpeacegroup.org, “Scientific research shows that groups of specially trained meditators create ‘Super Radiance’ that stops open warfare within 24 hours, reduces terrorist activity by 72%, eases international conflict immediately, and transforms economic prosperity.”
The way to increase your Brain Power is to connect with your inner world, be the change that you want to see, and then spread the love into your outer world.