As we bring this series to a close, one of the greatest keys to applying what has been discussed is remembering the illusory nature of the word “close.” In the Multiverse, nothing ever closes. We are always open... “24/7.” And all sensation, as all knowledge, is circular in nature. Spirals, actually... moving ever onward, with a kind of serpentine grace and precision.
We go through one cycle of learning, eagerly savoring the wisdom and joy which life experience can bring us. Then, we “graduate,” only to revisit that same area later, at a different level of consciousness and desire. Any appearance of an “end” is illusion - a perceptual tourniquet that serves to “tie off” our flow of knowledge in one area, so we can visit others without getting bogged down in detail.
In previous segments, I spoke about three commitments which a person can make, to greatly enhance his (or her) ability to meet and integrate Personal Genius. The first was “living in the moment.” The second was a commitment to “stay free,” so as to remain available to gather wisdom and direction from the universe. Now, I would like to speak about the third great commitment: “following the energy.”
Symbolically, it is quite fitting that the image of a serpent would be used to describe that sacred flow which moves through the mind and heart of a Genius. The energy moves quickly - first this way, then that - bobbing and weaving, just like a snake. It leaps forward, with cool intention, and then falls back, into periods of intense reflection. One never knows which way it will go next! And that’s just the point, isn’t it?
Part of the wonder of life is found in its amazing unpredictability. Forrest Gump described it as a box of chocolates. We just never know what we’re going to get. And yet, our human nature seems to compel us to categorize and strategize - doing everything in our power to keep from being caught off guard. But then, when something or someone actually DOES catch us unprepared, those memories are often the ones we treasure most.
The word “inspiration” literally means “to be filled with a spirit.” This is a concept that hasn’t gotten such good press in days past. Movies like “The Exorcist” stirred up fears, that dark and sullen forces that might capture us, and devour what’s left of our humanity and decency. But really, these are simply shadows, dancing against the illumination of our ever-expanding knowledge that we are ONE with everything and everyone.
To remain free, and to focus fully into our now moment is to lift our sails high, so the winds of possibility can catch hold of us, and take us on wild forays of mind, emotion, and experience. Sometimes, the breezes are gentle and the trip is short. At other times, we are spun and thrashed about by hurricanes of desire and visionary wonder! And, suddenly, we realize: “We just aren’t in Kansas anymore!”
Energy, however, takes many forms and carries with it many wondrous purposes. The words “still waters run deep” can definitely apply to a life of Personal Genius. Productivity or achievement is not always the measure of Personal Genius. We don’t always have to be doing or speaking in order to shine and glisten in the mind of the Oneself. The ability to sit still, and do absolutely nothing (artfully), can also be a gift of the Inner Genie.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they neither toil nor spin. They fret not, they worry not. And yet their presence illuminates the world, in ways that often defy description or imagination.
Channeling your life
My Spiritual Teachers, The Reconnections, have often used our channeling relationship as an illustration of how all of life can sing and dance for us, if we’re willing to let it.
In one of their Transmissions, they said to us:
“Declaring yourself to be a 'channel for Spirit' has less to do with technique, appearance and promotion than it has to do with willingness to stay focused within your seat on the Multidimensional Craft. When we speak about the 'Craft,' we are referring to the Now Moment in which you find yourself. The Now Moment is a Multidimensional Vehicle that can take you anywhere and anywhen you wish to go. The only thing you must remember is to keep your hands and feet inside the car!
Many of you have voices and actions that are jockeying to come through you every minute of your day. However, you are restraining and repressing those energies for fear of what your life will mean if you let them out. Some of this is quite appropriate, and some of it is all about fear.
What is needed, during this powerful time, is for humankind to let go of pre-existing concepts of what this new world will be, or what all of this is going to look like. There are no 'veterans' or 'professionals' for where humanity is now going. Even though you have made several ragged attempts at achieving what it is you are now seeking in your society, the peoples of the Earth have never come close to where it is you are heading now. You need to go forth into this blinding energy as babes... playmates in the sandbox of reformation and expansion.“
These words encapsulate for us everything I have been attempting to discuss, concerning the magical, marvelous beings that we call “Geniuses.” Going forth in life as BABES... playing, laughing, searching, touching, tasting. Oh yes! Tasting! With a young child, everything tends to go into the mouth, doesn’t it?
And what about you, when you read this? What do you think and feel about these concepts? Can you taste them? Are you willing to “swallow” what The Reconnections and I have brought to you in this series?
In a class once, I asked a group of people if they felt they could “buy” what I had shared with them that evening. One clever fellow smiled, and said: “I don’t know about buying, but I may be willing to lease it for a day or two, with an option to buy it later.” And I smiled. An honest answer, and a practical path to follow.
If we look at the word “pretend,” and break it down into its component parts, we see that it contains “pre,” which refers to something that “comes before” something else... and “tend,” which seems to suggest the idea of taking care of something. Isn’t that an amazing thought? TAKING CARE OF SOMETHING, BEFORE IT ARRIVES.
It was once written that: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In other words, one of the primary proofs that something exists is the fact that there is someone (or a whole group of someones) who have chosen to believe in it. Personal Genius is very much like that. If you are unwilling to embrace the idea that greatness can flow through you, then you can find a zillion ways to deflect it.
But if a soul can “pretend”... just for a moment... ONE LONG, NOW MOMENT... that he or she can be a channel for Spirit, for Inspiration, for Magnificence... then it can happen. Indeed, it WILL happen. This, I believe, is what my friend meant when we referred to “leasing, with an option to buy.”
And what will you be buying? Ultimately, you will be buying yourself. Indeed, you just may be BUYING YOURSELF BACK from the slavery of a mundane, repetitious (though seemingly safe) existence. To accomplish that, you will be SPENDING your time, your energy, and your vision on something. Why not make that something worthwhile?
These writings are not meant to be the “last word” on what it means to live from the divine. But for some, they could be the first words they have heard on the subject. They are meant to be suggestive only. The rest of the images and the dialogue belongs to each of you. This is your opera, your great novel, your ONE POEM (uni-verse) that will be your eternal gift to All That Is.
Do it with flair, do it with abandon, do it with pain, frustration, and HIGH DRAMA if that is what you prefer. Just do it! Do it now! After all, there is no other time frame in which Genius can or will play itself out.
Start something, let it flow, set it aside, let it glow. Every vision that is well begun is already half done. Don’t push, don’t rush, and please don’t hesitate. Just keep moving. Keep bobbing and weaving, like “Rocky” dancing in the ring! Your only opponent is self-doubt and false humility.
I’ll end with a favorite prayer that I once heard spoken, in the movie “Seventh Voyage of Sinbad.” It was an invocation, that called forth the genie (whose name was Barani) from the bottle that held him captive. Speak it with me, when you feel ready. I’m sure he is still listening.
“From the land beyond, beyond... from the world past hope and fear, I bid you Genie, now appear.” Now. Stand back, close your eyes... BELIEVE and speak your first wish.
© 2003 Daniel Jacob