Managing information and your memories require silence due to introspection. Due to our linear and sequential thinking, we must focus and concentrate. This is called the language of silence, where you write your ideas, or do artwork when you take time off distractions. When your mind is actively analyzing stuff, or inspired to do art, it is better to let go of distractions.
This is why writing will help you deal with your thoughts. Even composing a new piece of music or painting your new art with inspiration will help you deal with your thoughts, because you feel they have a message to share. When you write, compose or paint, you hunger for no distractions, so that you can go with the flow.
This means we have to balance personal creative expressions and external information. Ultimately external information will only get you to the next step of your creative expressions, just as you need goggles while swimming, so that you can see clearly where you are. Our vision is blurred when our eyes are underwater.
Analytical thinking is useful for managing your knowledge
When you question something you are already analyzing something. When we are analyzing something, we are comparing at least two reference points with each other.
Step by step, as we learn more new things, the number of reference points in our memory increase. We also have to let go of some that may no longer be useful, this is like clearing your house of unnecessary stuff to make way for the new ones. We get more reference points with the pathways discussed in Serial 1. The pathways can expand your general knowledge, if you can properly manage the new information you are getting from them.
We can also analyze old knowledge based on the new knowledge. We can also analyze new knowledge based on the meanings of the words and idioms, where idiomatic expressions give more insight.
We can also analyze things based on our memory: how connected our memories are to the new ideas from a book or a dream? We experience something new while we are asleep at night in the form of dreams, or we had just an astral experience.
The more we see a pattern repeating, the more we expect it to behave similarly the next time. To help us expect things to behave similarly, advanced abstract thinking based on observed patterns may be required. That kind of abstract thinking is the foundation for mathematical equations to describe our physical world. Mathematics is just a better way to describe those patterns
Thinking on your feet is better than analysis-paralysis, where analysis is not used properly. When you do something first hand, you get more new insights. The more insights you have, the more patterns you know. Thus your knowledge becomes more abstract, when you grasp more patterns. You analyze less based on your old knowledge and you simply think at your feet. Sometimes you can see your old knowledge in light of the new knowledge.
Some knowledge requires you to practice it, for example mathematics exercises, simply thinking about it will not help you solve the problem, you have to write to move on to the next stage of problem solving.
It is best you are able to write it in your own words instead of referring to second hand esoteric sources, if you are able to do this that means you know more patterns and you have good abstract thinking. You develop abstract thinking by seeing the connections between related academic fields, like biology and economics.
Also when we are reminded of something, we tend to analyze the new object based on the reminder. For example the new knowledge reminds you of something familiar. If you are doing something and cannot solve a problem at the moment, take a break, write the idea in your journal and go back to the idea again, when you feel like it. To do these write the uncomfortable idea on a journal so that you can get back to it when you feel like analyzing again.
Types of analytical thinking
1. Synthesizing new knowledge based on patterns acquired from abstract thinking. You are making it easier to think for yourself with this type of analysis. This is also combining what you have learnt recently with the old ones: seeing how two fields of study are connected, for example mathematics and spirituality.
Analyzing your dreams from night sleeps to find its meaning is an example of this. For more details, refer to this Freedom Earth article: An Example of Dream Analysis. Thus the knowledge synthesizing type of analysis is an inspiration for curiosity.
This can be an iterative process. This type of analysis is beneficial for light workers because it can create new personal insights that may be beneficial to somebody else. Your higher self has reward system for this type, which is explained in the next serial. Curiosity and courage work hand in hand, and they work together to unlock your potential.
You can get analogies and metaphors as a result of connecting the knowledge between fields, because you have detected enough similarities. This is one main power of synthesis. For example, the gifts of the higher realms can described in the metaphor of the reward system. Metaphors and analogies must be familiar to a wide range of people as to be understood.
This is how abstract thinking develops: Abstract thinking develops due to the recognition of similarities and differences between patterns. Abstract thinking is thus very good for planning and envisioning.
2. Analyzing based in thinking inside the box. This is mainly about preconcieved notions and outdated perspectives that don’t help in gaining new knowledge. These preconceived notions cause analysis-paralysis. This also causes you to not expect the unexpected and also causes you not to think at your feet. This type of analysis can prevent inspired exploration and curiosity.
Not enough self-esteem (inferiority complex) or an outdated reference point (explained on how the scientists think in the Introduction) will cause this type of analysis.
As lightworkers may know this is a poor type of analysis, but this is often mistaken as the only type of analysis. But there are two main types of analysis. The strenuousness of analysis causes one to forget the beneficial form of analysis.
Therefore to interpret analysis as merely too painful to do is an example of how analysis is done improperly, because there might be several reasons why they are strenuous to do, for example inferiority complex getting in the way of analysis.
When you feel more inspired to do something than to analyze something based on old and faulty reference points, it is better to let that inspiration flow rather than having second thoughts.
Envisioning and calculating is based on the knowledge-synthesizing form of analysis
When we set or plan time to do something, we are already calculating. Expecting something to happen is a form of envisioning. Analyzing and calculating, only then envisioning helps us create strategies. Engineers and programmers do this all the time, this is why they are dependent on mathematics to properly envision if their creation or design will work properly or not. Strategies equals analyzing, planning, calculating, and then envisioning.
Calculations are based on synthesized knowledge of how we expect things to behave. At least this is one benefit of the current empirical science, despite being limited by dogma. Even using probabilistic vocabulary like “maybe or probably” is already some kind of calculation, but without using numbers.
The synthesized knowledge might have enabled the discovery of a physical law, where a significant stage of the trial and error approach was reached, after so many attempts, after solving several semantic blunders. A physical law is thus an observed pattern.
Mathematics is the prolongation of human logic. It has its very roots the comparative vocabulary from languages, as explained with my book. Mathematics is very analytical, we analyze problems based on the knowledge we have now we have and create solutions based on the knowledge we currently have. Mathematics is simply another way of describing something in written form, just like a language, but with more useful features.
It is very advantageous to study various academic fields
To fully envision and calculate something, your knowledge in academic fields must be wide. This means letting go of compartmentalized thinking and the dogma described in the previous serial. You find the relationships between economics, biology, chemistry and physics. Even knowledge in art, music and literature can help, if you prefer them. Sometimes the basics of those fields will give enough understanding. Then you can better use introspection and outrospection.
Example: The thermal resistance concept (in heat transfer: convection, conduction and radiation) can be interpreted as metaphor to the light quotient resistance concept (the resistance of the masses to light due to normality bias and obsolete habits or thought patterns). This is just to give an idea that engineering can go hand in hand with spirituality.
Not everyone might have the talents needed to be competent in a field of study. But using the best of your ability, via the knowledge synthesizing form of analysis, one can at least get as much knowledge needed to connect the pieces of the puzzle.
The good thing about finding the relationships between the fields is that step by step, you eliminate the semantic blunders of these fields. Unchallenged dogma can be a source of semantic blunders, for example the concept of vacuum in physics and the concept of scarcity in mainstream economics. Eliminating semantic blunders is crucial for finding similarities, analogies and metaphors that bridge various fields.
Your analytical skills should be good enough to envision something. To speak from my experience, the more knowledge or competence you have in various fields, the better you can synthesize new knowledge and evaluate or analyze the current situation of humanity.
The knowledge you can get from various fields can go hand in hand with your channeling. This is because some prerequisite knowledge from those fields might be required for better channelings or inspired writings. You get to be more compassionate and understanding also. That means analysis can help you better evaluate where perspectives are coming from.
What is critical thinking?
Let us redefine critical thinking. These days the “choose your reference point” part of critical thinking is often overlooked. Critical thinking often involves many reference points and multiple perspectives. Critical thinking can only be expanded when you have multiple perspectives from various fields.
Just where is your critical thinking anchored to? An authority, or your passion to bravely express your personal opinions? A new idea you passionately want to share? Critical thinking might also take into account the unknown and unexplored.
Critical thinking should be based on common sense and practicality. Thinking about basic existential needs and natural cycles will help in this.
Critical thinking may involve criteria based on common sense. Examples of criteria are: the point of view of basic existential needs, basic economics, rationality of tools and technology, the basic bio-science (biology), and not to exclude, mathematics.
Example: Money is hardly based on common sense and is not practical compared to the self-regenerating nature and delicateness of natural cycles. That means critical thinking should have a proper epistemological foundation. “Epistemological foundation” is simply a fancy phrase for “common sense”. Natural cycles can be one epistemological foundation.
Example: “What is the epistemological foundation of numbers?” can be rephrased as “What is the common sense behind numbers?” This question stimulates us to ask: “Where did numbers come from, why do they exist, what is their purpose?”
How could you improve your critical thinking? Learn more, but to take time to pause, reflect and write in your own words. Brainstorm based on knowledge from multiple fields.