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Fluid Intelligence & Transparency


Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition..

Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, in 2005 commencement address at Stanford University

As you prepare for your journey through the inspiring and educational lessons of the Wisdom Courses, it is important first to talk about the concept of fluid intelligence in relation to the ability to expand our awareness and understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Fluid intelligence has little to do with IQ or "book" intelligence. It is rather the ability to step outside of our beliefs and consider information which does not fit into our previously accepted view of reality.

Our deepest beliefs and conceptions about life and the world are to some degree conditioned by our childhood experiences, our education, the mass media, and various other external influences. An individual's level of fluid intelligence can be determined based on the degree to which he or she is able to let go of previously held conceptions on encountering reliable information or experiences which show these conceptions to be mistaken or overly simplistic.

At the other end of the spectrum from fluid intelligence is static intelligence. If an individual is rarely willing to reconsider or challenge their established beliefs, they are said to have a high degree of static intelligence. They aren't much interested in thinking outside of the box.

Science and Fluid Intelligence

When scientists on the static intelligence end of the spectrum encounter evidence which seriously questions the established paradigm, they attempt to discredit the new information using laws and principles previously agreed upon under the old paradigm. If they fail at this, the new evidence is then deemed not worthy of study and discarded. At worst, the evidence is actively attacked as being irrational or unscientific, even though it may be easily tested and verified.

Scientists with a high degree of fluid intelligence who are attracted to study matters outside the current paradigm are often labeled kooks or wacky by those operating with static intelligence.

Yet history shows that it is often these "kooky" scientists who go on to make the most astonishing discoveries which pave the way for entire new areas of study which were once considered nonsense. Einstein, Galileo, and Pasteur were all ridiculed by many respected scientists of their day for their amazing discoveries which ushered in entire new branches of knowledge.

All of us are sometimes resistant to letting go of old beliefs, while at other times we are excited to explore new ways of thinking and being. Static intelligence and fluid intelligence are but two ends of a continuum, and each of us shifts to varying points on that continuum over time. To demonstrate this, visit the link below to take a short test on the sharpness of your perceptual abilities:

Things are not always as they appear. Now watch this impressive eight-minute clip which may expand your beliefs about animal intelligence:

While reading through the materials in the Wisdom Courses, be prepared for the unexpected and consider choosing the more fluid end of this spectrum of intelligence. Consider also opening to guidance and support in exploring areas where you might feel stuck in old belief patterns.

In recent years, many key pioneers have been successful in operating within the modern scientific paradigm with a very high degree of fluid intelligence. These courageous individuals have used accepted scientific principles and careful research to challenge old paradigm beliefs. Below are a few shining examples of this pioneering group:

• Stanford University's neuropsychologist Karl Pribram and his in-depth studies of the holographic qualities of consciousness.

• University of Connecticut Psychologist Kenneth Ring who completed breakthrough studies of near-death experiences.

Dr. Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ (see his excellent paper) of Stanford Research Institute in their copious studies of remote viewing and nonlocality.

• UCLA's Valerie Hunt in her systematic studies of human energy fields and measurable psychic phenomena.

• Dr. Bruce Lipton's pioneering cell biology research showing that, contrary to popular belief, genes are not the primary regulators of life. Rather the way we perceive our life and world may be a key factor in determining gene activity.

• Princeton University's PEAR Laboratory (now closed) which established the ability of consciousness to interact with physical matter.

Robert Monroe, founder of the Monroe Institute which teaches methods to achieve out of body experiences and remote viewing (see his landmark book Far Journeys).

• The many pioneers of quantum physics who are finding that for deeper understanding of our world, it may be impossible to separate the physical world from consciousness.

• Two classics which challenge static scientific paradigms using reliable, verifiable research from hundreds of scientific studies are the books The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot and The Field by Lynne McTaggart.

• The paradigm-busting film What the Bleep!? covers similar territory in a less scientific, yet very fun way, as does the inspiring movie I Am.

These engaging books and films are highly recommended for those interested in exploring the work of scientists who are promoting greater awareness of ourselves and our universe, and helping people to develop more fluidity in consciousness.

• To this list, the editor of this local blog would add a recent book by Robert Lanza: Biocentrism — How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe. Additional information on Biocentrism at Wikipedia.

Consciousness, the Brain, and Reality Formation

scientifically proved but loveIn the old paradigm, static intelligence generally does not acknowledge the existence of consciousness apart from a brain.

In the new paradigm, quantum physics is increasingly recognizing that consciousness may be a critical factor in what determines reality.

Static intelligence places high priority on stability and security.

Fluid intelligence welcomes change and even occasional chaos as potential vehicles for personal and global growth.

The materials presented in the Wisdom Courses are designed both to inspire fluidity and to challenge rigid beliefs of the old paradigm. In moving through the course, you may find some of your beliefs about the world challenged. This can be a valuable opportunity for you to examine your viewpoint and consider revising and expanding your beliefs.

Please understand that those involved with presenting this material have no desire to make you believe anything. Yet we are interested in challenging all of us to open to more expanded levels of belief and experience in all aspects of our lives, so that we can become more powerful agents of positive change and catalysts for a new paradigm of love and cooperation in our lives and world.

The Wisdom Courses provide an abundance of rich material challenging us to explore more expansive and integrated ways of living together through stretching beyond our old beliefs and conceptions. It invites us to explore reliable, verifiable information suggesting that the commonly held view of the way things work in our world may be overly simplistic and distorted.

The courses also encourages us to move toward less secrecy and greater transparency as we work together to support what's best for all who share our beautiful world.

Transparency and Levels of Consciousness

There are many levels of consciousness within each one of us. It is not uncommon for us to have beliefs or knowledge at one level of consciousness which are in direct opposition to that of another level.

On one level we may know, as Galileo once contended, that the Earth is the third planet from the sun. We also know that our solar system is located in one arm of a spiral galaxy far from its center, which is far from the location of the Big Bang which allegedly formed the universe. Yet on another level, the Earth is for us in our daily lives the very center of our universe, as the church once argued against Galileo.

On a global level, we may believe that humanity is meant to find ways to let go of anger and to live in peace and harmony with each other. Yet on a more personal level, we may individually feel fully justified at times in being quite angry and upset at someone in our family or at some politician or powerful group.

Something that very much makes sense on one level may appear quite "illogical" on another. Though our minds might like to convince us otherwise, most of us walk through life with many contradictions within our consciousness.

By choosing to be transparent, the inconsistencies within us and in the world become increasingly apparent, thus allowing us greater choice in how we deal with them. We naturally become more open and better able to understand and integrate conflicting beliefs on various levels. Through choosing to identify, understand, and transform the inconsistencies within ourselves, they can actually become potent teachers inviting us to expand our awareness, if we allow them to.

Beliefs and Reality

The more coherently we believe something on all levels of consciousness, the more likely our lives will be shaped by those beliefs. The more deeply we know something to be true, the more likely we will see and experience the world in terms of that truth.

Yet this does not necessarily mean that what is true for one person, no matter how deeply it is experienced, will be true for others. Each person – through their interpretation of what happens to them throughout life – develops their own version of reality, which has varying amounts of overlap with what others believe to be reality. We may live in the same physical world, yet our beliefs about what is true and real, and our emotional experience of this world can be quite different.

Some individuals have a greater ability to influence the beliefs of those around them than others. Those who have a very strong, coherent energy field that is directed outwards generally appear dynamic and charismatic to others. They are thus more easily able to convince those around them of what they believe or know to be true. They are often considered to be great communicators and influential people. This does not necessarily mean, however, that they know "The Truth."

On the other hand, a more "shy" person or one who keeps their energy more contained or directed inward may have a level of knowingness just as strong as an outgoing charismatic person, but because of their shyness or inwardness, they are much less likely (or may not even want) to persuade others to believe as they do.

There is no ultimate right or wrong here. Whether we choose to direct our energy more outward or inward, each of us is doing what we believe to be right in each moment.

Yet the more transparent we are to ourselves and to the world around us, the more consciously we can make choices. And the more fluid we are in expanding our intelligence and beliefs, the more powerfully we can adapt to and make good use of the changes that occur in our lives and world.

As we choose both fluidity of intelligence and transparency, we increasingly invite learning, growth, and expansion on many levels in our lives. This further enables us to better make choices which serve both ourselves and all humanity.

Let us then choose to be open, transparent, and fluid both with ourselves and with each other, and to offer support for the limitless possibilities of growth and expansion which lie within each one of us. The materials in the Wisdom Courses are designed to assist us in this worthy purpose.

Keep in mind the concept of fluid intelligence as you begin your journey through the course. Consider opening to your own highest wisdom and understanding so that you may receive whatever is best for you from these insightful lessons. Those who have gone before you wish you an empowering journey. We wish for you all the very best in your time with this course and in all aspects of your life.

It is our emotional attachment to certain beliefs
that limits us and keeps us from seeing greater realities.

To move into the inspiring materials of the Wisdom Courses, click the link below. And have fun exploring all the rich material presented!

Wisdom Courses — Table of Contents & Lesson Links

Wisdom Courses

Wisdom Courses — Table of Contents & Lesson Links

Listed below are the titles of the lessons for all four wisdom courses with links to each lesson. These lessons generally take between one and two hours to complete. Thanks for your interest, and enjoy your explorations in whichever course you decide to take.

The Wisdom Courses

The Inspiration Course

The Hidden Knowledge Course

The Insight Course

The Transformation Course

The Inspiration Course

Lesson 01 - The Unlimited Potential Within Every One of Us

Lesson 02 - Taking Responsibility for Our Lives

Lesson 03 - Breathing Sacred Love

Lesson 04 - Be The Change

Lesson 05 - Beyond Life and Death

Lesson 06 - Shifting Paradigms

Lesson 07 - Life Purpose and the Power of Intentions

Lesson 08 - Sacred Sexuality

Lesson 09 - Beyond Duality

Lesson 10 - Simple Principles to Live By

Lesson 11 - We're All Interconnected (course review)

The Hidden Knowledge Course

Foreword - Fluid Intelligence and Transparency

Lesson 01 - Media Deception and Public Perception

Lesson 02 - Hidden Agendas of the Military/Industrial Complex

Lesson 03 - Health Manipulations: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Lesson 04 - Universal Connections: The UFO Question

Lesson 05 - The Power Elite, False Flag Terrorism, and 9/11

Lesson 06 - Money and the Banking Cover-up

Lesson 07 - Core Life Challenges

Lesson 08 - Government Mind Control Programs

Lesson 09 - Suppressed Energy Inventions

Lesson 10 - Beyond Duality and Polarization

Lesson 11 - Make a Difference course review)

The Insight Course

Foreword - Fluid Intelligence and Transparency

Lesson 01 - The Unlimited Potential Within Every One of Us

Lesson 02 - Media Deception and Public Perception

Lesson 03 - Taking Responsibility for Our Lives

Lesson 04 - Hidden Agendas of the Military/Industrial Complex

Lesson 05 - Be The Change

Lesson 06 - Universal Connections

Lesson 07 - Breathing Love

Lesson 08 - The Power Elite and False Flag Terrorism

Lesson 09 - Beyond Life and Death

Lesson 10 - In Sickness and In Health

Lesson 11 - Principles of Transformation (review of previous lessons)

Lesson 12 - Infinite Energy

Lesson 13 - Core Life Challenges

Lesson 14 - Control of the Mind

Lesson 15 - Shifting Paradigms

Lesson 16 - Life Purpose and the Power of Intentions

Lesson 17 - Simple Principles to Live By

Lesson 18 - Transforming Our Relationship With Money

Lesson 19 - Sacred Sexuality

Lesson 20 - Beyond Duality

Lesson 21 - We're All Interconnected (course review)

The Transformation Course

Foreword - Fluid Intelligence and Transparency

Lesson 01 - The Infinite Potential Within Every One of Us

Lesson 02 - Media and Public Perception on Planet Earth

Lesson 03 - Taking Responsibility for Our Lives

Lesson 04 - The War Machine Cares Not For Life

Lesson 05 - Breathing Sacred Love

Lesson 06 - Unidentified Objects of Love

Lesson 07 - Every One of Us Makes a Difference

Lesson 08 - The Power Elite and False Flag Terrorism

Lesson 09 - Beyond Life and Death

Lesson 10 - In Sickness and In Health

Lesson 11 - Principles of Transformation (review of previous lessons)

Lesson 12 - Infinite Energy

Lesson 13 - Our Core Life Challenges

Lesson 14 - Control of the Mind

Lesson 15 - Shifting Paradigms

Lesson 16 - The Power of Intention and Purpose

Lesson 17 - Inspiration and Transformation: Keeping It Simple

Lesson 18 - Transforming Our Relationship With Money

Lesson 19 - Sacred Sexuality

Lesson 20 - Beyond Duality

Lesson 21 - Love Interconnects Us All (course review)