I have studied learning and creativity for thirty years.
We humans think from our egos and we create from our egos. It’s all about “me me me.” Even people who are social activists often come from a place of “what can I do? I need to do more. I need to help.”
Because of this orientation, we completely miss that there’s a whole other intelligence available to us that wants to work with us. But in order for it to work with us, we have to let go of our egos—the driven part of ourselves. The part of ourselves that wants to please, produce, succeed, and “achieve our potential.”
Yes, even the part of us that’s motivated to help others and to serve. The ego likes to mask itself as doing good things and serving others. It has an outsized view of its own importance.
To let Divine Intelligence work through us, we have to let go of our desire to help, drop the incessant thinking, and be in “no mind.”
When the thinking mind gets out of the way, divine Intelligence has room to work with us.
This IS a paradigm shift; it’s a shift of our whole motivation and orientation in life. And it’s impossible for many people to make because we’ve all been trained to achieve and produce. We simply haven’t learned to trust the quiet, still part of ourselves.
Although it’s contradictory to how we think, we need to become empty to experience abundance.