The process of Becoming a Powerful Creator with a Purpose
Today’s wisdom explains the process by which we make ourselves powerful creators. We survive and thrive because humankind has been gifted with a sophisticated portion of our brain we call the cerebral cortex. I call this last to develop segment of our brain our “freedom organ” because this term best describes its function. We recognize that other organs such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys have specialized functions to serve the whole system. A specialized function of our intelligent freedom organ is to acquire, store, share, and pass knowledge forward to future generations who perpetuate the process.
Knowledge is the awareness of the universal rules of cause-and-effect. Our early ancestors had little knowledge. To envision the growth of knowledge in my own mind I picture a snowball starting at the top of a mountain, increasing its size and accelerating its speed the further it rolls. Knowledge is our source of mental power. Unlike our physical muscle power, we continuously increase our mental power as we pass it forward. Intelligence applied to knowledge provides us the ability to direct its force and focus its power. Wisdom is our means to consistently direct our power to constructive outcomes.
After 3 ½ billion years of life on earth, only we have created the power to make ourselves extinct by a mechanical error or the erroneous judgment of a single person. We also may use our power to create the utopia that we now can imagine. We increasingly participate with fate and circumstance in determining who we are and what we will become. Our freedom organ provides us with both the opportunity to become powerful creators and the burden to exercise our power wisely. So let’s enlighten ourselves about the source of our explosive, still-accelerating growth of knowledge, and recognize our mission as powerful creators.
The power of interpretation is the means by which we change ourselves and change the world. Here’s the series of actions by which we alone make ourselves increasingly powerful creators.
• We invent words and symbols to mentally represent the information our senses bring us.
• We thereby create a personal private reality we call consciousness.
• We acquire self-consciousness through our sophisticated freedom organ. We think about our thoughts. We are conscious of our consciousness.
• We make mental interpretations of the data our senses bring to our consciousness.
• We assign meaning to the interpretations we create. Meaning generates energy. Energy influences our biologic response system, i.e. our chemistry and nerves.
• We apply our power of imagination to create original combinations of our interpretations, what we call “ideas” and “concepts.” We imagine concepts and ideas, picturing phenomenon not previously present in nature.
• We choose from among our private mental creations and then apply the mysterious force we call will power to introduce our mental creation into the common reality we share.
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