It happens to most of us at some stage of our lives, that we have the feeling there is something more to life than what we see and know with our five senses.
Some may dismiss this as wishful thinking; others may pursue it towards the direction of seeking to find an organised religion, a new age pursuit or life on other planets. But what if we all have the ability equally to access a wisdom that can literally pour through us when we choose to surrender to it? What if there is absolutely nothing to do to get this to happen other than acknowledge its presence, and connect to it? Can it be that simple?
There have been many great teachers throughout the ages, those who have been recorded by history and many others who have slipped under the radar but have still influenced humanity in their lifetime. Many of these people have been persecuted and attacked, and have had their teachings deliberately changed by man over the centuries with their lives recorded inaccurately, such as Jesus, Buddha, Pythagoras and Leonardo Da Vinci, all who lived as great beings, and so much more than we have been led to know.
For as long as I can remember, I have known there was more to life than living simply as human. Observing people’s behaviours from childhood eyes was very perplexing and complicated. What was felt and what was seen happening were often very different scenarios and this felt for me to be a very confusing situation. For example, the way our parents may have behaved, saying one thing and doing another, or the way we were controlled by the education system, where we may have felt our enthusiasm and joy for life being quelled rather than encouraged and supported to be ourselves.
I knew then, what I still know now, that there is a greater intelligence for us all to access, if we choose to connect to this – and we can access this when we allow it to flow through us. The challenge here is to not get squashed and squeezed with daily life and all its demands and complications so that we fit in a box to suit others, but then lose ourselves in the process. For me I became a compliant good girl, sat quiet when asked, studied, did as I was told, but in doing so, my knowing got dulled. It was like a selling out of myself. But I know now it doesn’t have to be this way, it is possible to hold onto that awareness of who I am, that I am more than human. I always truly knew this, and I could feel a pulse within others too. This is nothing I do, rather something that is felt by surrendering and being open and allowing, and bringing this feeling to a conscious level.
We get told to study hard at school, to gain qualifications, to attain knowledge and be successful. Whilst there is nothing wrong in doing this, we aren’t taught to foster, connect to and develop our ability to feel, bringing a quality to our studying that comes from a commitment to life and an understanding that we may need to study to bring service to a profession. Systems place demands on us to study hard, but it is possible to learn the purpose of the study is to serve our community. So, with this shift in awareness we can go through the educational process without losing the wisdom that is passing through us all the time when we allow it. The beauty is this never goes away, whether we access it or not. It remains there as support for us all, every one of us, bringing us a wisdom beyond the realms of any knowledge we may have learnt, offering answers to questions we may have been pondering on or thought we didn’t know for years – it’s right here, waiting for us to make that choice.
What I have come to know and understand is that the Ageless Wisdom teaches that we are all equal, we all have equal access, and it’s available to all of us, all of the time. I have learnt that by connecting to the body and feeling my movements throughout the day, observing my hands when opening doors or connecting to my hands on the steering wheel when driving and connecting to my feet and shoulders when walking in the fields, the body actually physically tingles and comes alive with the wisdom inside. This is tangible, it is something to hold when any anxious situation comes along, and supports in making any decision, so it keeps us aware of what is happening behind any situation.
We have the Ageless Wisdom available to us forever. This wisdom has a depth and a breadth way beyond the intelligence taught to us by the education system. When we learn to live knowing the Ageless Wisdom and have the willingness to surrender to what is there for us to access in an instant if we so choose, we understand how to live life but not get caught out in it.
By Gillian Randall, Banbury, UK