Weeks ago, in a moment of serendipity, I met a young mother and her four-month-old baby whose tiny hand is now featured in the photograph above. I explained to the little girl’s mother that I’d been looking for a baby picture for my blog. We chuckled as I did my best to capture anything in focus while the infant wriggled. Every fiber in that child was alive with purpose, and clearly her efforts had nothing to do with mine! I am now most grateful for the hastily snapped, slightly over-exposed shot you see here.
For me, this particular image declared itself, because in Dream Building we often say, “Hold your Dream with an open palm.” That means create on purpose, and when you do, ask for “This: or something greater still.” Sometimes the “something greater still” makes all the difference.
The Life Mastery Institute post I share with you today is one that’s stayed with me for several years now. It’s about our genius capacity, and how we access it freely as infants. Moreover, it’s about how we have opportunities to access it our whole life through; yet so many of us are raised (albeit lovingly) to be conditioned and swayed by external circumstances. Taking cues from a current set of facts, instead of from a vision, often means not realizing true genius potential.
It is possible to create your life differently!
Life is a precious, unrepeatable series of moments. Every day we have an opportunity to consciously create our experience from a vision. When we lose someone we love, we are reminded of the finite nature of our time here…
With the recent passing of a beloved teacher, Dr. Wayne Dyer, I’m reminded of what a gift it is when a human being fully embraces the call to live into his or her own genius capacity – not in ego-driven, self-aggrandizing ways, but in sincere and unflinching efforts to contribute meaningfully from a place of inner truth.
Emerson said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
When even one of us does that, it helps us all.
My wish for the beautiful little baby with the open palm is that she will grow into the person she feels truly called to be. My wish for you is that you trust in your unique abilities, your voice of inner knowing, and the greatness that is – and always has been – your birthright.
Here is the Life Mastery Institute post:
There was a study done recently at Harvard called the Zero Point study that was a ten year study on genius.
The genius capacity is demonstrated by certain individuals who bring forth great ideas, transformational thinking, movement, social change, innovative ideas that transform and transpose us to a whole new height of living.
What is this capacity?
The researchers began to define genius as the number of modalities with which one takes in information, synthesizes that information and makes use of it.
So you and I have many modalities with which we can take in information — auditorally, visually, kinesthetically, intuitively, etc.
But what they discovered was that 99% of babies — 99% of you and me — operate at a genius capacity during the first eighteen months of life.
By the time we are five, only 22% of us are still operating at our genius capacity.
By the time we are twenty only 2% of us are still operating at a genius capacity.
What happens to us?
What they discovered in their research is that the shutting down of our capacities, the distancing of ourselves from our Genius Self, happens through the learned voice of internal judgment.
We begin to doubt ourselves. We begin to question ourselves. We begin to look into other peoples’ eyes for who we are, for approval, for permission.
You have genius capacities in you. Today, connect to that genius. Trust your genius, and believe in the power of your dreams.
Here is a related post by Dr. Wayne Dyer on 9 Habits of Creative Genius. May his legacy live on!
To Your Genius Self!
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