Photo “Power & Innocence” from betterphoto.com (see link below).
This site has often looked at why we need to escape the tyranny of reason. Embracing change is the reason… innocence is energy that lights the path.
Merri and I seem to come by this naturally, always willing to take on some wild and foolish project. Merri’s mom often asked her…”Why is it when you have what everyone wants… you give it up and start looking for something else?”
That’s a pretty good question. We could have done really well had we stayed in Hong Kong after arriving there is the 60s. We could have done equally well having stayed in London when we arrived in the 70s, or the Isle of Man when we arrived in the 1980s or the Dominican Republic in the early 1990s or Ecuador in the mid 1990s. Yet after going through a process of discovery and sharing… each time we moved on.
Here is the odd part… each time we have moved, we have no idea where we were headed next!
Each time we have moved, we have seen a sign and just followed it in innocence.
There is power in innocence. I was thinking about this after quoting a story about Carolyn Myss a medical clairvoyant and New York Times best selling author. She can sense if a person is ill and feel the location and the quality of the illness. Cancer fells like concrete to her, epilepsy like an electrical storm in the brain, etc.
She worked with C. Norman Shealy, a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon who was studying medical intuitives. He would call her from his office in Missouri 1,200 miles away and give only the patient’s name, age, and permission. Myss would tell her impressions of the nature of the illness and even the emotions that were the root of the problem. Over time, Shealy’s records showed that Myss was correct 93 percent.
What started me thinking about innocence was the end of the Myss story which said Myss never knew the patient, nor knew if she were correct so her intuition remained innocent, unaffected by any personal connection or desire to perform.
Often when I start the day… I do not have a clue what tomorrow’s message will be. I believe that an aha will come to me, usually in my morning meditation.
Yesterday morning was such and the aha was a phrase that popped into my mind… “The Power of Innocence”. So here we are.
Defying Gravity in Health
I began researching (at Google) that phrase. Up came another quote from Carolyn Myss from her book “Defy Gravity – Healing Beyond the Bonds of Reason”.
Myss wrote: Rather than allowing our spiritual senses to develop naturally alongside our other skills, we repress our spiritual senses in early childhood, turning our full attention toward our rational intellect as our power base.
Our society is weighted in favor of what’s wrong, what’s in pain, and what’s missing in our lives, as opposed to what’s right and what is enough. No commercial has ever been made that has told the public, “You probably already have more than enough. What else do you need?”
Those early years of enchantment, of innocence, remind us all that we were born connected to another way of perceiving the world.
We can use this same innocence to enhance wealth as well as health.
Though I often get business ideas or guidance in my meditation, I never start meditation with this expectation… because expectation destroys innocence. Innocence takes it as it comes.
This is why I let my research lead me wherever it goes. Thus I was looking for data about connections between health and wealth and found the best explanation of why innocence has power at blog.californiapsychics.com. (See a link below).
This site said: People often assume innocence means naive gullibility, but in its true meaning, innocence is the ability to experience life without the distorting filters of fear or cynicism. By tapping into an element of innocence, we are able to approach each moment with a fresh viewpoint, without preconceptions.
The power of innocence is the power of the now, the only reality which actually exists. The future has its seeds in the present moment, not in the past, and if you want to positively affect your future, being fully in the now is crucial.
Defying Gravity in Wealth
This is powerful information… especially in our existing era of rapid change. What is reasonable today… may not be reasonable soon. For example four companies that may not have seemed reasonable just ten years ago are… Apple, Facebook, Amazon.com and Google.
Amazon.com for example is not even 20 years old. Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 in his garage., went billions in the hole before achieving success. Bezos is listed as one of the wealthiest people in the world with an estimated net worth of US 22.1 billion.ranked by Harvard Business Review as the the best living CEO.
According to Forbes, Amazon’s shares have “defied gravity” in 2011, jumping 55% and adding $6.5 billion to Bezos’ net worth.
Yet in another decade Amazon.com could be gone…. beat out by another disruptive technology.
This is why we teach how to use Baroque music to stimulate Super Spanish courses and in our Investing & Business seminars and Writer’s Camps. 60 cycle music helps integrate the mind so we have ahas that can show us knowledge we have that we did not know. These ahas can create a powerful stream of positive action and everlasting success.
I think this was what the great Sufi poet Rumi was driving at when he wrote this poem… one of our favorites: “Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you”.
Photo from Artiarena.com. See link below.
We use Super Thinking techniques to create business and investing ideas in our International Investing and Business Seminars.
We also teach this tactic to increase creativity during our Writer’s Camp and in our Super Spanish course to learn Spanish in three days.
There are the three steps in using this technique for business and investing:
Step #1: Write by hand for five or ten minutes everything you can about a business idea. This connects the the mind/body functions.
Step #2: Take a ten minute meditation or sit quietly for 10 minutes listening to Baroque largo music. Relax and let your mind wander… use innocence… no expectation. We use a guide relaxation session recorded by our webmaster, David Cross (who is also a professional voiceover) in our courses, camps and seminars.
You can use this relaxation session here. This is a large MP3 file so it may take a minute to download, but it is worth it. businessmeditation
Step #3: At the end of ten minutes write down whatever pops up at that time. Write as much about it as you can…just let it flow.
In the thoughts…in the visions that you have at the end of the ten minute meditation or in the quiet listening, there will be an out of the box idea to dwell on… often in graphic form…could be a picture rather than words. Innocently dwell easily on this in context of your business… with no expectations. You will be very pleased and delighted with the ahas from your own creative, simple writings.