Namaste: If Not Now, When? Chapter 20 Intelligence Of The Heart (Part 1)


Author’s Note: Each chapter of this book can be read as a stand-alone and it is not necessary that they be read in numerical order. All of the previous chapters are posted here or in my Diaries at Firedoglake/MyFDL.

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Chapter 20

Intelligence Of The Heart (Part 1)

In her book, The Sacred Tradition In Ancient Egypt (Llewellyn 2000), at page 21, Rosemary Clark describes the Ancient Egyptian mind as follows:

The communicating bridge between the Neteru [gods] and the human condition is what de Lubicz called the “innate intelligence,” and which the Egyptians call the “intelligence of the heart.” It does not refer to cerebral intelligence, or intellect, which is acquired primarily through physical conditioning and experience. Innate intelligence is resident in human life, inscribed in the manner in which it is composed. Most importantly, it is retained through all of the possible transformations human life may experience—while awake or asleep, conscious or unconscious, “alive” or “dead.” This parallels the Egyptian concept that the consciousness originating out of the primeval substance, Paut, is the active force behind the sentient powers in human life.

The Egyptian mind emphasized the use of three qualities that enable the awakening of innate intelligence. These qualities may be employed by us as well, so that we may return to the vast wellspring of wisdom known as the Sacred Science.

The three qualities she identified are Simultaneity, Pairing, and Association.

Simultaneity is more familiar to us as Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity that Wikipedia defines as

the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, are observed to occur together in a meaningful manner.

There is no coincidence, in other words, when two meaningful and significant events happen close together.

Instead, the two events are linked via the spirit world in such a way that makes it possible for human life to connect with and participate in divine experience. That is, the infinite, eternal, and timeless dimension of spirit exists alongside the finite physical dimension of space-time. Spirit interpenetrates the physical dimension of space-time by incarnating, or outfitting itself in a physical body that allows it to experience the physical dimension of space-time, which as biocentrism teaches us, is an illusory realm created by consciousness to experience structure, time, and meaning. That is, birth, death, and the in-between.

Put another way, not all coincidences are due to chance. Significant meaningful coincidences that are unlikely due to chance happen due to a connection between the dimension of spirit and the physical dimension of space-time. These events happen because the separate dimensions are connected by consciousness and influencing each other. Hence, the Hermetic maxim, “As above, so below.” Ask a question and you will get an answer.

In his book Synchronicity (1952), Jung tells the following story as an example of a synchronistic event:

A young woman I was treating had, at a critical moment, a dream in which she was given a golden scarab. While she was telling me this dream, I sat with my back to the closed window. Suddenly I heard a noise behind me, like a gentle tapping. I turned round and saw a flying insect knocking against the window-pane from the outside. I opened the window and caught the creature in the air as it flew in. It was the nearest analogy to a golden scarab one finds in our latitudes, a scarabaeid beetle, the common rose-chafer (Cetonia aurata), which, contrary to its usual habits had evidently felt the urge to get into a dark room at this particular moment. I must admit that nothing like it ever happened to me before or since.

Years ago, I stopped assuming that apparently meaningful significant coincidences were chance occurrences. I have relied on synchronicity ever since and my life has been immeasurably enriched as a result.

I can think of no better way to find and remain on the path with heart to realize your life purpose and destiny than to rely on synchronicity.

Give it a chance, if you are already not doing so. Try this experiment for a month and observe how it changes your life. Assume, just for the hell of it, that any apparently meaningful significant coincidences that happen to you are meaningful and not due to chance.

Keep a journal and note what happens. How, if at all, does this change your view of life?

Tomorrow in Part 2: Pairing and Association.

Cross-Posted at Firedoglake/MyFDL and the Smirking Chimp.

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My real name is Frederick Leatherman. I was a criminal-defense lawyer for 30 years specializing in death-penalty defense and forensics. I also was a law professor for three years.

Now I am a writer and I haul scrap for a living in this insane land.

Heh.

Namaste

Masoninblue

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  1. solerso Says:

    I just wandered in here from FDL . After i read your call to action i felt like I was home.Now that i see the place im sure of it


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