This question has been inspired by the question put to Stingray recently.
In the answer, he says:
I've also been aware for a few years of a higher consciousness that comes through sometimes when I'm typing. So probably there's a load of stuff that gets inspired from that and, as a result, I'll sometimes (often, even) write an answer for someone else but really it's for my (physical) self to get some clarity on :)
I agree with Stingray in that sometimes, I find that when I am answering a question for IQ, it seems as though I am guided or even "helped" by forces unseen to write a better answer than I would have ever thought of on my own.
Perhaps this is just being "in the zone". Perhaps not.
But I would like to point this phenomenon out and would like to ask our group if they have also felt "inspired" to write things that seem to come from a special place deep inside ourselves, or perhaps even outside ourselves.
I do NOT mean to downplay Stingray's writings. Please be clear on that. He is an excellent, excellent teacher and writer. But I am specifically talking about how we find the inspiration for our answers.
(added more information to my answer on 26th Jan 2012)
I can't say that I have felt like someone else is writing for me.
To me it's more like another part of myself is helping me out with decisions not only here with these questions, but also in every day existence.
When I read a question, sometimes (not every time), a sudden excitement awakens within me as I read the question. There is an overwhelming urge to respond to this excitement that awakens with the reading of the question.
And the way I go about responding to it, is I discover that excitement with my mind and the process of this discovery begins a flow of information that I put down as the answer. But to say that it's a flow is incorrect, because when the excitement happens, the entire answer is already there, but it needs to be discovered by the person typing these words at the rate at which I am able to type and digest the answer.
Sometimes I don't like the answer I get, and then I have to put more work into making it "fit" what was asked.
But most of the time, my answer doesn't necessarily answer the question the person is asking. It, instead, represents the feeling and inspiration that awakened when I read the question.
So when I say "making it fit" I'm talking about discovering that the "feeling" inspired reaction to the question is too far away from the actual question, and I try to fit it to the question.
But the honest truth is these attempts to "fit" the answer don't come anywhere close to the wonderful excitement that awakens when the answer appears as the question is read.
Unfortunately, this creativity tapers off when I try to be here too long, that's why I prefer to disappear from here and focus on other things that have nothing to do with these subjects until the desire awakens to be here again.
I am however, frustrated from time to time, when I see impatience within some of the inquisitive minds here. Because in my own experience, I have not really made any real progress within myself by asking questions from others. All my adventures in consciousness and the understanding thereof were a result of the questions I asked myself and patiently waited for God/All that is/The universe to show me and educate me through A-Ha moments that were initiated by real situations.
Don't get me wrong, I am learning a tremendous amount from all of you here. I take the ideas from all of you and play with them until somewhere within me an alignment of understanding happens with that particular idea. If such an alignment of understanding doesn't happen, it doesn’t mean it is right or wrong, it just means that it was not the appropriate key to unlock my desire for growth.
See now, this is a typical example of the type of answer that I seem to get. It didn't stay within the question that was asked for; it meandered all over the place. But guess what, I enjoyed putting it down, and that was exciting enough for me.
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Ok so I'm continuing from the day before. As I mentioned in my comment, after I answered this question, something about it made me look back to my experience with consciousness from the very beginning starting with my childhood.
This question in many ways is an excellent question, in that the way it is worded it makes one explore the inner workings of themselves. It makes you contemplate the very fundamentals of thought, attention and consciousness.
As much as I wrote my experience from the first person perspective, this question and the answers that came forth have to do with US, all of us who are alive. This answer is really about YOU the reader that is reading it.
From a very young age I began to ponder the question Who Am I? This question sat in my mind like an un-quenchable riddle that drove me mad. I was frustrated that nobody had the answer to it and because I couldn't get it out from the place from which the question itself arose.
I was very familiar with this self that was within me that was really the only companion that I knew to be by my side always in every moment. How is it that this "Self" exists? Who is this "Self"? Where does this "Self" go when I am not in quiet contemplation? There were questions and questions and questions...with no answers that really cancelled out the curiosity.
Where do you go for answers when you can't get them answered?
Oh. Sure I had my share of my parents, teachers, friends, neighbors, strangers all tell me "Hey stop daydreaming and do something" or often they would snap me out of this desire of inner contemplation.
From childhood the inner world was just as interesting and "real" as the outer world.
I couldn’t understand why all adults were quick to dismiss the inner curiosity.
I'm sure all of us here were told "Oh that's just in your imagination, how do you know it's real"
Being someone who has observed the inner experience from a young age, this argument just didn't make sense to me.
I had got used to observing the birth of ideas from within that then came to the surface and translated to expressions in reality and then go back into consciousness in the form of memory.
I'm talking about things like drawings we drew, little toys we all made as kids, songs we made up, stories we wrote down etc.
It fascinated me that the original idea was usually dismissed as not so valid once a physical placeholder representing it was created for others to see and experience.
It fascinated me that in a reality where EVERYTHING that exists came forth because it occurred in consciousness, only the physical "props" allowed those ideas to have validity, because the props could be examined by anybody and passed judgment accordingly.
We are all brought up to not trust our own ideas unless they can be authenticated against an existing understanding.
This doesn't make sense, how can you have an original idea in such an impossible environment?
It is in this frustration that I began to observe what's going on inside in normal, day to day situations.
To my surprise I found that we are all extremely creative and, can we say spiritual? almost all of the time.
We are always completely dependent on the inner wisdom to tell us what to do next.
We do this naturally and we allow other portions of ourselves to take the credit for it.
It's not our fault; this is what we were taught by our educational system.
We are taught that thought is a rational process.
It is not so once you really begin to observe it while in the middle of a thought.
The way we think with our minds is quite similar to how we see with our eyes.
When we look, we quickly scan the view in front of us in quick points of attention, constantly painting a wider and wider understanding of the view we are observing.
If you observe you consciousness while thinking, you will see that you are doing exactly the same thing in your mind.
The best way to describe it is to say that Thoughts and ideas are a product of inner observation.
You don't think thoughts, but thoughts occur to you.
Ok...describe 3 different ways to sharpen a pencil
Two ideas came to me right away.
1) Sharpen it with a knife
There was no third.....
So I decided to ask my mind to invent a solution that I have never seen before
What would you come up with here?
I couldn't think an answer (but I already knew this) and I had to wait until a solution appeared.
Lots of silly ideas came up, one of them being getting trained beavers to gnaw at the pencil at mid-point until the lead is exposed all around, and then snap off that point. So I gave myself the following condition. I can't use any modern conveniences. It has to be solved with primitive methods.
What could you mind conjure up under these conditions?
Observe your mind while you work on this idea.
See what you come up with before reading what eventual idea I was able to stumble on.
The purpose of this exercise is to train yourself to observe you mind in its process of thought.
Are the ideas "Coming" to you or are you "Thinking" these ideas?
If you are thinking them are they all within what you already know or are they beyond anything you have read, heard or contemplated?
Here is what I eventually came up with and although, each of these elements is familiar, they have never combined in this way.
The pencil could be buried in a mound of sand or dirt forming a peak leaving only about half an inch of the pencil exposed.
Now you set fire to the half an inch that is exposed until the wood turns to charcoal.
It could be helped along with some natural oil or bees wax that is found in nature.
Once the wood is burned off you could gently tap or twist away the charred wood and sharpen the remaining lead by rubbing it against a flat rock.
Of course, this idea still needs to be tested with a real pencil to see if the heat will affect the led in any way, perhaps causing it to break off easily
Now I'm sure that you came up with something different and exciting.
This answer came to me after about half an hour from presenting my mind with the question.
The point here is not what answers I or you got.
The point is how did we get it?
If we consciously put those elements together, it should have been a deductive process of trial and error.
This is not what actually happened.
That answer just showed up already put together that way.
How does our mind do that?
Seth points out that often, when we begin to speak of something, most of the time, we have no idea how we are going to end that thought or where we are going to end it. And yet, we begin to speak a sentence with confidence trusting our inner self to complete that thought without reaching a dead-end in our consciousness.
Is this wisdom a product of a logical and rational process?
Observe your own mind and ask yourself that question.
Observe you mind when you are chatting with your friends.
Are you carefully formulating your ideas and authenticating them before speaking them?
Isn't it more like riding the waves of your consciousness on a surf board?
You get a feeling; you pick a starting point within that and your ride that feeling as the spoken word while sharing your energy with your friends.
While we say that we have forgotten how to get in touch with our inner source, I believe that we never lost touch with that source.
We go to that source with everything we do.
We have just got into the habit of ignoring it and giving credit only to the rational and tangible place holders within reality.
So in conclusion I think that we are all fully participating in a physical and nonphysical reality all of the time.
Not just in the moments when we ask "Where do these answers come from?"
As early as I can remember I've always "heard" voices every now and then. It wasn't anything unusual or crazy or affected my life in any way. They were just "hi/hey/hello" or my name, usually I hear them when I was about to fall asleep or if I was spacing. They didn't sound apart from me, they always seemed to come from inside, but it was never "my" voice. I never told anyone because I didn't want anyone to think I was delusional or something. There was never anything harmful and I was always healthy and 'normal'. At the time I never thought much of it but I do wonder if it was a higher consciousness now.
Something I also noticed recently is when I have answered questions or thought through something in my mind, I feel like I am being assisted in some way. Thoughts will keep coming and every one makes more and more sense. It inspires me so much that I just have to write it out. And that's the only way I can remember it. I have gone through it a few times where I didn't write it out, and I regret it because I can't recall any of it.
If I am being assisted in some way I'm okay with that... but the idea of channeling makes me nervous. As much as I love Bashar and Abraham I don't know if I could do it... =)
I'm not sure if it is or not... but I do know if I am then I understand why I haven't been directly spoken to yet... besides the "heys/hellos". I'm definitely not ready to speak to anything... the idea of channeling sort of
answered 24 Jan '12, 21:10
Yes, anyone who wants to can channel information for themselves. When our mind is relaxed and we're not holding on to negative beliefs, we're in touch with and tuned into the vibration of our higher self or higher mind.
Regardless of whether the inspired information comes from outside or directly from our higher self, it must pass through our higher self. The higher self is the conduit or vibrational translator between our physical mind and the infinite source of creation.
These days I can only write when I feel inspired to do so and that inspiration comes directly from or via my higher self. Quite often it’s not until I’ve finished writing or upon re-reading later that I really understand what’s been written. I think it’s fair to say that the purer the channeled information, the less it’s influenced by my ego. Additionally, when reading questions on IQ, I only answer those questions that I feel excited to answer. When the excitement is there, answering is easy, flowing and enjoyable.
Sometimes I channel when I’m talking to ‘like-minded’ friends. During these small bursts, quite often it isn’t until the very moment I’ve spoken that I understand what’s been said. So it’s not something that I need to think about and draw out of my memory, it’s an instantaneous thing.
That’s why I have no trouble in believing that channeled information can and does come through channels, such as information coming from Abraham, Bashar and Kryon etcetera.
Step Up and Tune In :)
answered 25 Jan '12, 20:13
it comes from your self (spirit-light) over the ego. it might be that you think to much that you are the ego and do not know your self well enuff. yes you write a better answer because it comes from your self (spirit-light). the only barrier is ego. The real can be known only through the false, so the ego is a must. One has to pass through it. It is a discipline. The real can be known only through the illusion. You cannot know the truth directly. First you have to know that which is not true. First you have to encounter the untrue. Through that encounter you become capable of knowing the truth. If you know the false as the false, truth will dawn upon you. http://deoxy.org/egofalse.htm do you remember the mirroir? did i not told you that what is not in me is in you.and that most people do not like what they see. i have added this part it comes from the same link.It happened that one very beautiful woman went to see her psychiatrist for the first time. The psychiatrist said, "Come closer please." When she came closer, he simply jumped and hugged and kissed the woman. She was shocked. Then he said, "Now sit down. This takes care of my problem, now what is your problem?"
that place deep inside your self is your true self. when you are positive and in truth you are more your true self. when you do what you hate you are more the ego. experience and enjoy.
Yes many times while I am writing especially when I feel inspired and excited while writing my writing will be different. Many large words to describe things will flow through until as you have seen and pointed out things need editing because it is hard to tell what I am talking about for the wording. Also it is like the mind gets locked into a stream of thought so I end up with many run-on sentences because I have no time to stop, like my mind is in high gear. I get typing faster than I could think and before I know it my answer or question is done and I feel like, "Wow I didn't know that before! Where did that come from?" It is simply being open to God while writing and letting the Holy Spirit direct me in some way above my conscious level of awareness.
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