2.5 Sacred Patterns
As we study our consciousness, we study the patterns of the universe. And vice versa, as we study more about the natural world, we learn more about ourselves. This education of our intuition is much more holistic than factual knowledge, for patterns reside in systems that are complex and slippery to understand, that’s why metaphors and parables are so useful.
“Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean”
Thich Nhat Hanh
This section will attempt to illustrate some examples of wielding intuition in powerful ways.
An example I see regularly in my line of work is how business executives so effortlessly move hearts and minds from the pulpit of their meeting chair. Their words weave visions encompassing of many small actions but speak in metaphors to efficiently collapse many viewpoints in a single statement. As a novice, I understood the picture they were painting, but my explanation would have covered hundreds more details to set straight all the variance of understanding in the room.
But instead of getting lost in the sea of differences, the executive knew the one or two things to address to make the room vibrate with agreement, and all the extraneous details would sink below the surface. With each carefully selected word, he tuned a different note of each audience member, bringing their collective chorus into harmony. With this precise alignment, success would take care of itself. My takeaway was I was so focused on the ocean that I lost sight of the wave.
harmonizing energy fields of those in the room to induce resonance
I met a metaphysical healer tell who told me she could speak in tongues into someone’s aura to energetically align them and elevate their vibration. To a passerby, her words probably sounded like a bunch of fluffenougat, but the conviction behind her words opened something in me and it made perfect sense how this art form could speak intentions to power. Though her explanation had a lot of “woo” language, I took away the parts which fit into my own beliefs. I understood where she was going and I was able to bring my own experiences to bear evidence for the same thing. My explanation was more anchored on: The power of a mind to overcome one’s physical injury, the ability for a song provoke an emotional reaction for its listener, and that strange ability to ‘see into’ people to channel the message they need to hear.
Even though I took away only a fragment of what she explained to me, it acted upon me like a key turning a lock, highlighting things I already understood in a new light to create new understanding.
Similar to the last example, Intuition is being able to ‘see into’ people to understand the principles and patterns they already understand to offer a key to jiggle the lock in a new way.
As we study more patterns to get better at this, we understand, in a sacred way, that they stretch across more than just the physical realm. We then accept this as a psychic study because the more we employ our imagination, the more we can see. Things like speaking in tongues, astrological charts, or poetic incantations gives us greater vocabulary to explain the archetypes weaving those patterns.
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