We all need guidance when we are curious about something. We all seek meaning to our lives or try to find solutions to our problems. Not only that, we simply seek knowledge for the fun of it. We are open to new information because we seek guidance. It is very natural for us to ask questions because we may be curious about learning stuff that may be meaningful to us. Questions stimulate analytical thinking too.
To be born on this planet we have to pass through the veil of forgetfulness. We can find ideas on how to cut through that veil via trial and error. The reward system to pass through that veil will be discussed in Serial 4. That veil caused amnesia (forget) about our potential, so we have to unlock that potential with the help of that reward system. Curiosity and intellectual skills go hand in hand in unlocking your potential.
Lightworkers tend to underestimate intellectuality and analytical skills. So they tend to miss on how these tools help in their spiritual progress.
Isn’t it every lightworker’s dream to see how human knowledge is actually interconnected? To see how interconnected it is a highly iterative process and may be strenuous, but worth the effort. Curiosity sometimes requires personal effort and bravery, especially the difficult topics. It will be good if you let go of something for a while.
Here we will address at least four common lightworker myths:
1. Use right brain all the time, neglect left brain. Do not question where your emotions and habits come from.
2. Intellectuality causes stress.
3. No need to focus on academic stuff.
4. It is all right to post second hand information.
Here are the solutions to the myths:
1. The left brain is your information organizer while your right brain is where you get new information. The left brain is very helpful for connecting the dots. You right brain might give you wild new ideas, but when they feel very convoluted, the left brain will help synthesize new insights by building on what you have already learnt.
2. Stress is only temporary and is part of any challenging situation. To go through the trial and error process of satisfying your curiosity can be a painful situation but it is worth it, there is a reward system set up by the higher realms anyway. It rewards expanding your knowledge and creating original ideas. But to expand your knowledge, you might need to let go of something (upgrading).
3. Academic stuff can stimulate your HS to share information with you. Some messages require expertise in a field. Some information requires abstract thinking, but this can be strenuous, so you need quiet time of contemplation. But most of the time high school academic stuff is just enough.
4. Post second hand information unless it is consistent with your personal opinions and you can assimilate any new information from it. Can you write in your own words what you have just read? Can you contribute something to the information? What does it mean to you? As much as you can, focus on your originality. Though originality may mean taking a break from what others may think about you.
We all need guidance to get though the veil of forgetfulness.
What are the various pathways of getting new information for yourself:
- Books from multiple fields of academic study
- Opinions (personal or others)
- Experiences induced by psychedelic drugs (I have not used one)
- Astral experiences and meditation
- Deep introspection
- Creating and viewing artwork or music
- Dreams while sleeping at night
The human tendency to curiously seek guidance is due to the basic question: What is better? Improving ourselves is iterative, that is a cycle of enhancements and refinements. Iterative processes are also about trial and error.
You get a lot of information from everywhere: that is why you need manage them via analysis. You can decide what is right for you based on your learning pace via analysis. You decide what to keep and what to throw away. Analysis works best when you want to expand your knowledge and are willing to renounce some dogma.
You can also have highly inspired personal writings that seem to come out from nowhere: emotions drive what you are currently doing. They are very likely to be original. Sometimes you are so inspired that don’t know why you are doing it, but you like to keep doing it due to the strong emotion. Some of your original ideas may improve or build on what you have learnt from external sources.
This inspired state is sometimes called the state of “flow“. You simply want to witness it unfold. Only later you will know the reason you are doing it. That is after the pieces of the puzzle you are currently solving come together.
Sometimes these highly inspired writings are related to a field of study, for example, mathematics. Due to your inspired writings, you have more insights on how mathematics and spirituality is connected. This means your original ideas build on your previous knowledge of mathematics and spirituality.
Learning can be uncomfortable and confusing
Satisfying your curiosity from multiple fields of academic study can be strenuous. Strategies on how to make things more comfortable are explained in the next serials: how personal silent moments are important, and the two main types of analytical thinking. The bottom line of the strenuous thinking it helps us better envision things. So it is worth the temporary discomfort and confusion. Serial 4 will discuss some ways to deal with confusion.
Our comfort zone makes us susceptible to esoteric bells and whistles, which is not always a substitute for true practical or scientific knowledge and common sense. Resisting repetitive access to esoteric information can be strenuous to do, it may requires bravery and thinking at your feet.
This is why curiosity may not always be comfortable. Discomfort is a limitation of the human mind and is not to be taken personally. Our minds can be slow to adaptation. This is why we must learn at our own pace and record how far we have come by journal writing.
Experiencing some form of discomfort is an integral part of the process, so observe what is limiting you and what do you expect of yourself. We tend to avoid things when they are too uncomfortable, but we can adapt. Practicing mathematics can be difficult at times, but very rewarding, there are always people to share your problems with if you have problems solving them.
The only problem about mathematics is we are conditioned to rely on the superficial grading system, which is part of the current education system. It too has also conditioned us to not give undivided attention to our personal opinions. So the artistic component of mathematics is often overlooked.
There might be something to treasure about our opinions if we take a break from that conditioning, we might think of a wild innovative idea. That conditioning has also made fertile ground for the inferiority complex, which makes us think our personal ideas are trash. There is no harm in having an idea, no matter how wild and original it sounds.
Esoteric gurus can be distracting
The problem with some gurus is that they can use your inferiority complex to their advantage: you think are you are too dumb to be scientifically competent, making you lose your ability to independently think. They prey on your personal pessimism that you cannot be competent on a field, because that field which requires strenuous thinking. So esoteric bells and whistles are not a substitute for confidence in your creative expressions.
We often take things personally when things are uncomfortable or confusing. New things are naturally uncomfortable when we are too accustomed to a habit; therefore the habit is a comfort zone. This is why we have to analyze our personal history, based on our expanded knowledge using introspection, to identify where our emotions are coming from.
This attraction to comfort is a survival instinct. It can be uncomfortable at first, but it gets more comfortable as spend more of your energy learning stuff that is difficult to digest. Obsolete thought patterns can be removed so that you can have more comfort. We also need to use constructive ways to deal with confusion.
Do not shoot the messenger, just scrutinize a message it works for you
When someone brags (you perceive someone as having a huge ego), it no longer means anything to you, because you are ready to discard obsolete knowledge and take the essence of the message instead of shooting the messenger. You are ready to try the information for yourself and compare it with all the others from your memory.
This is like the moment you no longer feel envious about your friend just because he has the latest iPhone. You found out that you can resolve envy by thinking about what you truly need and what personal clutter to be cleared. This is a form of introspection.
From the deep introspection, you might end up questioning society. Spirituality is most of the time listening to what others may have to say and absorbing the essence of what they are saying. You decide if that essence is favorable for yourself. Spirituality is giving the benefit of the doubt and trying the new information, just like you try your new clothes.
Managing conflicting information
Sometimes you might have conflicting and confusing information, or ideas, you need silent time to concentrate on multiple viewpoints, the more you think about them, the more you will get answers.
You need personal moments without distractions to weigh all of the different viewpoints. Your higher self tends to guide you on moments like these. Learning new things most of the time requires using what you have learnt before. The knowledge you have previously gained is thus a point of departure. This will be discussed in more detail on Serial 3 and 4.