Previously hidden knowledge, spiritual concepts, and energy technologies are being revealed throughout the collective consciousness. Generally speaking what are considered ‘new age’ ideas to some, are more accurately ancient knowledge, sciences, and understandings. Our ancestors, wherever they may find origin, seemed to have a more intimate and activated relationship with the world and the universe than most of us are accustomed to today. Finally the time has come for us to re-connect with this knowledge. Traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and many schools of herbalism are becoming widely practiced again. Meditation, astral travel, lucid dreaming, and higher dimensions are becoming common terms in many circles and we are re-discovering and developing new technologies for transportation, power, and permaculture. Yet, this precious cosmic knowledge presents our modern logical minds with a dilemma at times.
Throughout our lives our educational system, the tone of our culture, our politics, and the role of modern sciences and technology in our world can lead to a greatly developed logical and analytical mind while at times systematically de-activating our intuitive mind. At the moment of planetary shift, we are still the product of colonization, the dark ages, and the long-term suppression of knowledge. It seems we are in a place of choosing between the logical experience and the intuitive one; to choose either thinking or feeling, but not both. In this way, we are at risk of going from one state of imbalance to another. Therefore, as seekers of expanded consciousness, it is especially important in our left-brained culture to honor a balancing of both aspects of our dualistic brains. We must understand that we need not accept every piece of information that comes our way if it doesn’t register with us both intuitively and logically.
Luckily, in roughly the past 30-40 years we have seen a gradual increase in scientific research and logical analysis of concepts that have previously fallen into the category of imaginary or unexplainable phenomena. A primary cause for this lapse in understanding could be that the scientific field is actually in some ways not caught up to the level of knowledge being disseminated. For instance, certain energies we speak of such as those of the various layers of the auric field may be or may have been too fine to be sensed by the instruments currently available for research. Take also for example the major reigning theories in the field of physics. For a long time Newtonian physics held that we lived in a material world of solid physical objects. We now understand that everything we perceive is an expression of vibration in a virtual hologram. The beauty of scientific thought in it’s regularity and insistence on process is also it’s weakness in progression. A quantum leap in understanding in one field such as physics, may reveal a lapse within the perspectives of other fields which could take a very significant amount of time to catch up. To also consider the role of corporate and governmental investment in the suppression of certain technologies being available would be another article entirely.
When we consider the revolutionizing of the scientific process, visionaries in the scientific fields such as Einstein and Tesla come to mind. Upon examination, both were individuals who applied passion, excitement, and intuition to their airtight scientific processes and thereby originated concepts and technologies that completely changed, and are still changing the world. We can take a lesson from this in our personal life.
Thinking again to our upbringing and education we will see that for many of us, if we spoke of other dimensional phenomena or responded to our intuitions as children, we were quickly taught by adults in our lives that this was silly. Our experiences were dismissed or ignored. This follows through in our education to a far greater degree. The focus of institutional education is on information recall, retention, conformity, etc. Many students are still lucky enough to receive small amounts of training in art, music, and creative fields, yet we are also often told that we can expect no future in these things, and are more encouraged in fields of science, business, technology, or mathematics. While there is nothing wrong with these fields in and of themselves, the philosophy behind our training as youth is heavily imbalanced toward the value of information over free-thinking and conformity over expression. Because of this conditioning, there is extra work to be done and many parts of our minds and abilities are yet to be fully explored and integrated.
Take for example the western scientific view of herbalism as compared to a traditional system of herbalism. From a purely logical viewpoint, the value of any one plant as a medicinal substance would be analyzed in a very methodical way. Trials would be done, constituents of the plant would be chemically analyzed, and conclusions would be reached as to the efficacy, safety, or suggested use of that plant or it’s constituents. In an intuitive system of herbalism, a plant may be connected with as opposed to analyzed. It will be understood and considered according not only to how it acts physically as a medicine, but also according to it’s energetic qualities.
In many herbal medicine systems plants are described as having ‘cooling’ or ‘heating’ properties or they may be described as ‘dampening’ or ‘drying’. These terms are describing the essence or the feeling of that plant. In traditional plant medicine of indigenous peoples throughout the world, the spirit inherent in a plant is communicated with as an autonomous expression of consciousness, a being. In cases like these, patient and practitioner alike generally have a strong belief in the potency of the plant based on systematic experience and based on intuition. This type of medicine can have astonishing results. Is this merely the placebo effect? Is the placebo effect not merely further proof that the feelings and intuition guide the outcomes of our perceived reality? We can see where the line between the logical mind the intuitive mind becomes blurred. In this blurry zone is a very powerful place of meeting and integration. Certainly we will find that this distinction becomes more and more difficult to make as we continue on our path of conscious evolution.
Our brilliance and expansion does not happen with the exclusive expression of a part of ourselves accompanied by the complete denial of another. The miracles of expansion, discovery, and expression are born when we learn to honor and integrate both dualistic expressions of the self in this dualistic dimensionality. Integrating the “I think” self and the “I feel” self makes way for the “I know” self. And from the space of knowingness all expansion, brilliance, and creation comes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Laura Weber is a staff writer for The Mind Unleashed, a visual artist, and energetic healer living in New York City, New York.