August 5, 2014
Do you consider your self of average intelligence? Smart? Brilliant? Genius?
How about in relation to your cat or your dog or other animals?
Questions about our intelligence are not usually asked in this way because we have conditioned ourselves to see any life other than human as an intelligence that below our own.
Was there a time that you saw an animal act in a way that made you wonder if they were acting on instinct or with an intended higher purpose? If they are capable of acting with a higher order of thought, or put differently, have the ability to act with an intended higher purpose, then how are we to determine the level of intelligence that animals or other living things have. Should we only use our own understanding of intelligence as the reference point for making this assessment?
I know, you’re asking yourself….. Where is he going with this?
Well, this is a commentary on one of our gifts that go beyond intelligence. A gift that each of us have which supports our ability to make life what it was intended to be. As well as for us to become what we choose.
I watched a video recently on Dolphins that were captive and studied to show that their level of intelligence was far beyond what we had previously thought. Their ability to recognize, feel and emote rivals that of humans. As a mirror was place in the tank, there was a clear indication through their behavior that they were very self aware. Unlike a dog or cat that either ignores their own reflection or thinks there is another cat or dog in the room, these animals really checked themselves out and even turned to see markings that were placed on them by the handlers. They blew air bubbles and just played from time to time in font of the mirror looking inside their own mouths and so on.
Whether Dolphin, Elephant, Cat, Dog or any other animal on the planet – there needs to be a measure of respect and reverence we give to them as being created by the same life force or life source that created us. This knowing brings about a level of obligation to the preservation and respect for life that most of us have for each other as humans.
No this was not intended to be an animal rights blog post – but if you get closer to understanding that point of view based on this short note, then that’s probably not a bad thing.
What I am intending is for you to recognize and revere the life that You have, in a way that shines a light on your connection with the divine, the ‘life source,’ the universe….. God.
As humans becoming (not human beings) we are continually evolving and changing within our present life time and as a species over longer periods of time. One way that we continue to evolve is in our awareness of who we are. Think of our existence here as a gift. The gift of Life. Along with that gift we have been given several powers that allow us to live this Life in a way that emanates the reflection of the ‘life source’ that gave this life to us.
One such power is our Power to be Aware. It has been said that as humans we are aware, that we are aware. This is the essence of us living life in an awakened state. Awakened to the understanding of our powers, abilities, responsibilities, connections with each other and with source (God). This awareness has been what we have thought separated us from all other living creatures. No, I won’t attempt to convince you that this is true or false. That could take quite a bit of convincing either way. But it would be fun and perhaps enlightening to discuss or debate that with you at some point.
This being awaRe or awaKe is fundamental in our spiritual growth and development. We shouldn’t take it lightly. By taking it lightly I mean that we shouldn’t get out of the habit of seeking the connection with our ‘life source.’ Whether its though praying, meditating or just looking inward and reflecting to connect with our true self – this is essential for us to live our True Life.
Although there are many gifts or powers we have in our tool kit as humans, I will only talk briefly about one other. The gift of Choice. Because we have the power to choose it becomes extremely important that our choices are based on staying connected to the source of our creation.
The opportunity to use this power presents itself thousands of times daily and for the most part we make these choices quickly and without much thought. What am I going to wear today? How much more coffee will I drink? Should I call that person back now or later? on and on and on. Seems innocent enough on the surface. However, be aware of one truth. One that I learned many years ago as a homeless adult when I woke up to my True Life. What I realized was not only true for me but is true for all of us. Wherever you are in your life, it is a result of the choices you have made.
For some this is hard to hear, because some of us like to think that our situation is a result of what others have done to or for us.
Once you become aware or wake to who you are and what was intended for your life, you then understand how much control you really do have in being, doing and having anything you choose.
The feeling of empowerment, joy, freedom, abundance, opportunity and so on become heightened and leads to you having more in life than you could imagine while you were unaware of who you really are.
Live your True Life – the life you were intended to live.
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