I realise that I have a tendency to want to have intellectual or practical proof of the way things work and will often dispute my own senses and my own intuitive grasp.
Recently my response to a Clarity Call was to say ‘but how could all the great works of mankind be achieved by simply relaxing and making no effort?” Which was complicating a very simple premise that when we stop pushing too hard and and just let go for a short moment things very often resolve themselves and become clearer. I recall reading that Einstein often had his best breakthroughs when ceasing the mental turmoil and going to sit in the mountains to reflect quietly.
The Balanced View trainer’s reply to my puzzlement was to say “the training is so beautifully simple: we either recognise open intelligence in each moment or we do not. ‘Figure it out’ is not an instruction” which was a clarification for me and for which I am so grateful because it illustrated the value of trusting open intelligence and stopping the complexity. He further added “whenever you’re in an intellectual bind just relax, there will never be a satisfactory answer because the nature of reality can never be understood, only experienced.”
It was this sense of gratitude to him which lead to a breakthrough in my realisation and which gave birth to the following poem which instructs me to stop intellectualising and by relaxing truly experience Open Intelligence.
Who you really are
How can you reason love,
the wetness of water
the blueness of sky
the arc of the butterfly?
How reason the redness of rose
the sigh of the breeze,
the throb of earth’s deep core,
the mysterious patterns on the shore?
How reason mind, soul, heart
or intellectualise the finest art?
In time they’ll reason every single star
without ever ‘knowing’ who you are.
Understanding Through Open Intelligence.
I have just experienced one of the worst weeks of my life. During the Bank Holiday when everything was closed, doctors’ surgeries,help lines, totally everything, my hearing packed up completely. I have been deaf since birth in my right ear but if my left ear goes I am absolutely deaf. No one who hasn’t experienced utter silence can appreciate how much we are reliant on tiny sounds, the sounds of the birds, the small sounds of every day life, the sounds of your nearest and dearest. Utter, utter silence is terrifying, we rely on it to guide us in so many ways that to be without it suddenly, without warning is terrifying.
After the holiday I went to the hospital only to be told there were no aural appointments for months ahead. It was only through Open Intelligence that I regained my sanity and the understanding came through that no matter how fearful the situation consciousness is all we are and data simply evanescent. With that firmly established I saw clearly how to act, answers came fast and furious from my trainer and others in B.V. and an aural specialist who resolved my problem appeared as by magic.
All of life should be filled with the intimacy of relating that Open Intelligence allows’ from ‘Clarity in living
Recently in a waiting room I was seated next to a lady who began with the usual commonplace remarks about the weather. I remained open and friendly and gradually seeing that I was warm and open she began to tell me in great detail about her recent bereavement. I could see she needed desperately to express her feelings and to seek comfort. I relaxed, seeing her as an expression of open intelligence, allowing myself to be in her place and to stay open and encouraging, simply making myself available. Soon she was pouring out all the small intimate details about her life and her bereavement.
When finally she left she said that never before had she allowed herself to say so much to a stranger and how grateful she was for the relief it had afforded her.
In my turn I was grateful to Balanced View
for all it had taught me in showing me the way ‘ to make myself available’.
Today, in desperation I went to the Hospital to the ENT Outpatients department. I have had only one hearing ear since birth and if my ‘good ear’ becomes blocked I am totally deaf and unable to communicate with any one aurally. My regular appointment wasn’t scheduled until the end of October and in the present difficult climate for hospital admittance I knew my chances of getting on the spot treatment were very slim indeed. I found a quiet place and connected with Open Intelligence and simply relaxed, letting all my anxiety dissipate. In reception I explained my state,I had no appointment and was completely without hearing, I asked the receptionist to write her answer on a notepad. She wrote that she would enquire, I was to wait.
I waited two hours and during this time I wrote the following poem. At the end of the waiting I was admitted and treated , released and able joyously to hear again.
Only Connect To Open Intelligence.
We are but atoms
made of tissue lighter than thistledown,
finer than fairy dust,
insubstantial as air.
Yet linked to such a powerful source of light
that few before us have ever tapped.
When we but connect
we flow with that self same power.
We become open, naked in its flame,
and know Love for the first time,
become its pure, shining,breathing force,
transformed by its indestructible immanence
into purest beneficial gold.
‘If we’re going to put human intelligence in machines that effort needs to be informed by Open Intelligence’ quote from Open Intelligence … Human Identity.
I try to remember when in the driving seat of my car to ‘let my endeavour be informed by Open Intelligence’ i.e I need to relax and be guided by O.I. for my own and others safety.
Recently in a huge traffic jam with traffic building up all the time, aware of drivers being frustrated and angry, some trying to pull out and turn around, I opened my window, relaxed as in a short moment , smiled as I looked at the sun glinting through the trees by the road side and listened to the birds. Soon the traffic began to move again and surprisingly I wasn’t late for my appointment.
“Open Intelligence knows what is applicable to the current moment and what to set aside”
Open Intelligence, Changing the Definition of Human Identity, 2015
I have been struggling with turning my books into Kindle versions and since I am not very well versed in computer knowledge this has taxed me considerably, having spent hours on setting up PDF’s and then realizing that I couldn’t make any alterations on a PDF. I think I would usually, without O.I. just blow my top but hopefully I am remembering Candice’s words as I took a short moment and let all my computer worries go, simply left it and set it aside whereas normally in the past i would become irritated and frustrated.
Quoting from Candice’s own words in “Human Identity”
“The most magnificent powers of basic identity can only be comprehended and recognized in your own experience nowhere else. Each here and now has worth of indestructible measure. Each here and now has an absolute and relative ethical value that carries over for all entities in each instant.”
Bearing the latter in mind, today I stood in a huge queue in the supermarket, mothers and children obviously catching up after the holidays and getting ready for school. I was late and was looking to find the quickest queue and then I stopped, remembering to value each moment, to see this time as a “worth of indestructible measure” As I did I began to relax without concern and saw a harassed Mum with two young kids obviously needing to get home as quick as me, I gave way to her in the queue and felt the true meaning of remembering that, “each here and now has an absolute value” i.e. Candice’s words became comprehended in my own experience.