Just wanted to share another insight I had. These days every time I have a problem or worry about something, I immediately get into the vortex and start receiving ideas and looking at things from a different, higher angle. After practicing this a bit and experiencing the difference between thinking in and out of the vortex, I came to the unescapable conclusion - We are stupid when we are outside the vortex
(I'm just trying to put out a strong message here with love, please don't be offended by the word "stupid")
It's amazing how we don't notice this. We spend so much time outside the vortex, trying to figure out and understand problems that we simply cannot understand from outside the vortex. We are not in connection with our higher mind and therefore we are thinking with the physical mind - and that mind does not have the answers. Like one man once said, it's like looking for a file in an empty file cabinet. At some point we experience alignment (maybe we are relaxed and focused on something that doesn't cause resistance) and suddenly wise thoughts appear, solutions come, and we are so unaware of it!
This is just huge... Really, every time you feel the world is falling or that you are in a desperate situation, just tell yourself that nothing is more important than feeling good and get into alignment. Just enjoy it and kind of swim in that sea of warmth, and brilliant thoughts will begin to appear. This is the genius state everyone's talking about. Just let go of the false belief that you are the one who is thinking about a solution, and let it come to you through source.
As you get into the vortex continuously it will become easier and easier... You will start seeing the benefit you get from everything that happens. How "bad" things happen to you so you can create new desires or become aware of vibrations that stop you from creating what you want, or by learning something new. You will start, just like Abraham say, to see the world more and more through the eyes of source.
Try it for a while and see for yourself.
Well said, Benjamin.
You are stupid when not in the Vortex
YOU are completely and utterly STUPID when not in the Vortex ;)
The issue I find is that the time when you most need to understand that Vortex alignment is important is when you are outside the Vortex but the time you are least ready to hear that message to yourself is also when you are outside the Vortex.
So, for me, I find I need to set up systems that almost trick me into Vortex alignment (when outside) otherwise I'll forget about it...the seductiveness of the out-of-the-Vortex world and brute-force action-oriented philosophies can utterly dominate the physical senses. And I think most of humanity is still stuck in that out-of-the-Vortex world on a daily basis to some extent.
I think part of the reason why a habit of daily meditation (or, at least, mental downtime) is so important is to give us that breathing room (when outside the Vortex) to remember that there is another way.
I use "tricks" like:
I think the place to ultimately reach with all these "tricks" is to make Vortex alignment habitual, as you imply. Once we reach that stage then we're flowing our way through life in the way we intended from non-physical.
In other words, we allow the daily desires that bubble up in our lives to expand our Inner Being, which then breaks the Vortex alignment with our physical self. And then, through that established habit of reaching for realignment, we then feel the thrill of realigning in a new expanded state.
It's a bit like an endless cycle of breathing-in and breathing-out.
The time, of course, to set up all these tricks is when you are inside the Vortex and yet, the time when you think you'll least need them, and thereby not set them up, is when you are inside the Vortex.
You gotta love all the paradoxes :)
EDIT - 15 Jan, 2012
Just as an additional comment, I saw the film Limitless the other day and thought the story was a great symbolic analogy of what's it's like to be out of your Vortex compared with being inside your Vortex. I won't give the plot away but if you've seen it, you'll know what I'm talking about :)
I will wholeheartedly admit that I am "stupid" when I am not in the Vortex, or the good feeling place, or a blissful state, or whatever You prefer to call it.
I can say this because I truly understand the concept of this good feeling place, but I don't always use it the way I know that I can. I unfortunately let old habits and routines lead the way more than I would like, even though I know they no longer serve my best interests. I'm getting better everyday though, mostly because I remind myself of how stupid it is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.
I took the message of being stupid in Benjamin's post as saying, "I'm aware and understand the concept of this good feeling place which I choose to call The Vortex, and I would be really stupid to not use this knowledge for the betterment of my life." I only saw this message as a new twist in wording that is coming from my inner being, that already knows what is best for me.
It's like having the knowledge that the stove is hot, and putting your hand on the burner anyway. To me that is just plain ole stupid.
answered 02 Dec '11, 18:11
Well, I liked it anyway Benjamin and thank you for posting it. :)
I was planning to draw parallels from different traditions and explain in detail how it is not offensive at all...but after feeling thanks for you posting it, I realized I didn't want to anymore. :P
answered 01 Dec '11, 23:46
Albert Einstein once said:
“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
answered 27 Dec '11, 23:20
I wouldn't call everyone idiots that are not in the Vortex. I would just say maybe unaware. Aware Christians call that being in the world. It seems the Vortex is similar to the blessing of the Holy Spirit with regard to gaining insight in things that we haven't knowledge in and of our own selves.
The S.O.S. would call it Neo-Thinking.
With my new insight that even though in the rules of the English the word "You" excludes the one speaking just as the word "I" or "me" excludes everyone else that the word "You" was intended to be all inclusive not excluding the one making the statement.
Also with my new insight that the word "stupid" in this instance should not be synonymous with the words "Fool", "Idiot", "Simpleton", "Moron", and the phrase "Good for nothing." But should be more associated with the synonyms "Unaware", "Disconnected", "Mistaken", "Unclear", "Misunderstood", "Misspoken."
With this new understanding I can agree with the above statement that when we are not connected I like the Kingdom as my choice of words but yes when we are not in the Vortex the clarity of understanding is clouded by the perception. The perception is clouded by not being able to see beyond what you see, so I have to agree with the statement.
Hi Benjamin, No one lives in the vortex all the time and that is the reason it is so sweet when one finds themselves in the vortex and experiances insight. No one is stupid, it is just that some people find it easy to enter the vortex and some wont even get that right this lifetime while others don't even know what the vortex is.
Wade is right there are many that are in the vortex but call it by another name for after all the vortex is nothing new and was taught for thousands of years.
Enjoy the sweetnes of it and yes I can see your excitement and wanting others to feel it too. To each in his own good time.
answered 01 Dec '11, 16:57
would you say that being in the vortex is being in harmony and experiencing and enjoying with out being stuck in duality? experience and enjoy.
answered 24 Nov '11, 21:34
Benjamin, let me officially clarify what I am objecting to in your question.
It is NOT the word "stupid" that bothers me; it is the word "you"!
I suddenly realized that you are using the word "you" as equal to the word "one" as in "One is stupid when not in the Vortex." You say the word "you" throughout your question (which, btw, is a fine and thought-provoking observation).
Do you see what I am getting at here?
I would like to see you change the statement into a real question, and then remove the you out of the title question, and substitute "we" or "one". I thought about how it could be re-worded: "I noticed that I feel stupid when I am not in the Vortex. Do you feel the same way?"
Then I would come back at you with sympathy and understanding because you have not made it sound like you are making a judgement.
I hope this helps clarify and I want to apologize for being a pain about this; I do not think our questions should ever be worded in a way that could be felt by anyone as hurtful P.S. You must have felt something was off about the word- otherwise you would not have apologized for using "stupid" in the first place.
answered 02 Dec '11, 01:54
I would suspect that most people find it difficult to get into the vortex while they are facing a problem. One would think that they must solve the problem before they can access the vortex. This would create quite a vicious circle if one believed they had to solve the problem before they have access to the vortex and then be told they are stupid and will make stupid mistakes while not in the vortex so they need to solve their problem from inside the vortex, but they don't have access to the vortex if they have a problem.
answered 04 Dec '11, 13:57
Hmmmm. I'm stupid? Yet you don't know me. Nor do you know what I have accomplished since learning the art of manifesting in the mid 1980s or the purpose of deliberate self-growth.
I no longer go to a vortex to take me away form unpleasant emotions or limiting thoughts. That's because I spent many years exploring my beliefs in order to make them consistent with what I want to happen in my life. I no longer have unwanted unpleasant emotions that cause me to need a tool like your vortex. My life is extremely pleasant. It happens pretty much like a car on cruise control.
so how again am I stupid?
answered 26 Sep '14, 09:19
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