Two kinds of Intelligence

There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,
as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts
from books and from what the teacher says,
collecting information from the traditional sciences
as well as from the new sciences.

With such intelligence you rise in the world.
You get ranked ahead or behind others
in regard to your competence in retaining
information. You stroll with this intelligence
in and out of fields of knowledge, getting always more
marks on your preserving tablets.

There is another kind of tablet, one
already completed and preserved inside you.
A spring overflowing its springbox. A freshness
in the center of the chest. This other intelligence
does not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,
and it doesn’t move from outside to inside
through conduits of plumbing-learning.

This second knowing is a fountainhead
from within you, moving out.

From “The Essential Rumi”
Translated by Coleman Barks

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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3 Responses to Two kinds of Intelligence

  1. Michael says:

    Recently I have been interacting with a woman who Trusts in the external world of appearance and form. This affiliation has offered her a series of unknowns with the accompanying fears and doubts. Her mind is awash in temporary possibilities and she is unable to remain focused due to this.

    Over the last few months I have exposed her to the possibility that her day to day mind/consciousness will never be able to offer her what she in her Heart would like to experience. I further explained that this is true for most people and that most people are external creatures.

    As this article proposes relying on the intelligence that is based on the relative/external will only provide a person with possibly some of the tools to survive physically. It is based on duality which underlies a life of feeling and being separate. The ego is much more of a factor in such a life.

    Watching this woman experience what she does, as she faces her life based on externals, has been a very good eye opener in how a majority of people live. Why we collectively create the things we do.

    This woman has been living with me for over 3 months and I have observed she has symptoms of a bi-polar disorder. A condition that seems to be observable more frequently. Could this be a sign of our race birthing itself? I believe it could be. Our intuitive Knowing is becoming more apparent and such a Knowing often conflicts with what the relative consciousness offers.

  2. Michaela says:

    I have recently started making people aware of instances when they do use their “instinct” to make decisions. Simple breathing and relaxation techniques help to “go beyond the mind”. I is a simple way of teaching to just be ( or let go of preconceived notion or thinking).

    With regards to bi-polar I tend to agree. This definitely is an energetic condition. It seems like access to the force of creation is available, but if conditioning and emotional blockage is in the way, the expression will be “maniac”, followed by ” exhaustion”. So, I think you are right, it may be a sign of our race birthing itself. I am treating a lot of “depressive” states, but have not so much experience with bipolar. (It does not seem to be that prevalent in Europe). Depending on the severity and compliance, it may be worthwhile to start experimenting with food, exercise, breathing and stress-release and relaxation techniques to rebalance the system. What is signified by an imbalance of brain chemistry, is a often just a consequence, not the cause.

  3. Pete says:

    Thanks Michaela,

    I have been mulling this very idea around today!

    I listened to ET’s Abundance talk and noticed that I am beginning to gradually feel more comfortable with connecting to the Source and at times feel the flow of that intelligence.

    Sometimes it comes when I am alone as an insight for me or for others – like ‘the still small voice’ and some times like an axe to chop of another plank of my old patterns of thinking.
    ‘Take another “Piece of my Heart” – Janis Joplin
    Yield pete yield!
    Do you every feel like a crab in a pot and the water temperature is rising?!?!

    But “the going with it” seems more tolerable these days in fact I feel I am falling in love with it. But then at other moments I act like a raging queen.

    It’s all good because I don’t beat myself up about it like I used to. The old catholic in me is dying – Praise the Lord!

    There is a gradual understanding of ‘ being the space for it’ and that is wisdom for me not to try and work out all the answers to fix everything.

    It’s ok to rest and wait.

    Talk about talking to oneself!

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