On the workings of intuition, in the realm of Human Potential.
Some call it the Divine Spark. Talent. God’s gift. They may all be right, but what matters is that we all have it. Every one of us is endowed with something utterly unique, something which justifies our presence in this universe. If no two blades of grass are identical, how much more so our psyche, our inner self, our soul.
I’d met people, of all ages, all walks of life, who laid claim to being deprived of any talent or, as some called it, creative ability. "I simply can’t do anything creative. I can’t paint, sculpt, write a poem, dance, play a musical instrument, sing, whistle…" The list goes on. It’s a wonder those people survived to tell the story. I have no idea how they arrived at such dire conclusions. Were they born in such poor circumstances? In my essay on "Xenophobia" [from my eBook collection: Beyond Religion, soon to be published], I pointed out that:
"Albert Einstein and the renown author Virginia Wolf were unable to speak until they were three years old. As a child, the sculptor Auguste Rodin was so inept at reading and math that his parents and teachers discouraged him even from his passion for art. The multimillionaires of the entertainment industry, Tom Cruise, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg and Henry Winkler are dyslexic (unable to grasp the meaning of that which is read). So had been Leonardo da Vinci and Winston Churchill. Louis Pasteur had problems with math while George Washington couldn't spell."
It seems that those poorly endowed children thought nothing of ‘becoming’ extremely creative. If they could do it, what exactly is our problem? Not being endowed with OUR apparently unappreciated talents, they had to work to overcome their own apparent limitations. Sure they made errors. Lots of them. Sometimes for years. As Einstein said, "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." Are we sure we make enough mistakes?
It seems that to open ourselves to the creative current within us, we must succumb to spontaneity. We cannot analyze it. It is not logical, at least not by the criteria we, humanity, have postulated to this day. Some people, even if they act spontaneously by accident, they try to justify their behaviour with analytical reasoning. It doesn’t work that way. Spontaneity is nothing more than the creative spirit trying to get out from the confines of our logical mind. And spirit is seldom logical; being, by definition, immortal, it is not compelled to rely on the accumulated knowledge, i.e. on instinct, to justify its inspiration. Or as Einstein had said: "The only real valuable thing is intuition." Therein lies our creative spirit, our creative talent, creative flow. We don’t exploit it, we let IT exploit us. We don’t analyze what financial gain it might bring us, what degree of security it might provide, in what fame it might result. We close our eyes and turn with gratitude to the consciousness that resides within us, to that source of all inspiration.
The day we discover our uniqueness, we find our talent. On that day we will come fully alive.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. (Albert Einstein)
Book cover is of my latest eBook: "Key to Immortality" available at http://inhousepress.ca