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14 December 2012
Introduction to the Nature of Mind, Open Meeting Excerpts
Candice O'Denver
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"Nothing can make us feel negative, we choose whether we feel negativity."

 

Now, especially for those of you who are new, we welcome you and we’ve all been where you are at some time or another. The introduction to open intelligence is a time where there is a great transition in one’s life, because we are trained to focus on the data and its definition rather than on open intelligence itself. Open intelligence is the source of all data and inseparable from all data like the sky and color blue. So, simply by this acknowledgement of open intelligence, in stopping thinking and recognizing open intelligence for the first time and then recognizing that that open intelligence that is acknowledged is pervasive of all data, no matter what they are. To simplify or reduce our experience to this utter reducibility or simplicity of open intelligence and data is so soothing and so potentiating. It not only soothes us and makes us feel restful and complete, but also we feel a great deal more powerful.

Why do we feel more powerful? We feel more powerful because issues, so to speak, that we may have worked on for sometimes decades suddenly disappear just in the acknowledgement of open intelligence. This is something that can really be counted on—open intelligence—to erase one’s learned experience of data and “issues,” as they’re called. I never personally use that term, but right now I am because I know issues is a big word for a lot of people. This erasing of issues is very, very important in one’s own experience, because it shows you in a very direct way how powerful this training is and that it really works.

Say, you may have had an issue about abandonment or whatever it might be for all of your life, and you’ve tried everything you can think of. You’ve bought a hundred self-help books, gone to fifty trainings on abandonment issues and joined different self-help groups, but still the fear of abandonment lingers on. With open intelligence it is very easy to find that disappearing completely like the flight path of a bird in the sky. All the anguish and torment and sorrow that go along with these learned ways of conducting oneself just aren’t there anymore. There’s no testimony to this that is greater than your own decisive experience of it. I could sit here and talk for twenty years; unless you all have the direct experience of what I’m talking about, it means nothing.

It is this decisive experience in which we all are incredibly enriched, and like I said, potentiated and soothed all at once. Open intelligence blows away all paradoxes and ideas about things like that in its great singularity and exaltation. It’s just the opposite of what we were trained in for most of us, most of us have been trained in things like original sin and karma—that we are damaged goods and we need to fix ourselves in order to be all right. Then the people around us reinforce that all the time, so that’s just the way we see ourselves. For some of us in our lifetime, we are lucky enough to stumble upon a training like this that squares everything away, and we see ourselves as we really are. Just to reflect on the good fortune of stumbling upon a training like this is a very regal moment, a very exalted moment.

Who we are is so greatly simple, and as I said, open intelligence is not a thing. Opening intelligence is ever-expansive, opening intelligence is ever-expansive. Throughout all of birth, life and death all of these data streams we call birth, life and death, waking, dreaming and sleeping—all of these are more and more opening of our exalted intelligence. By acknowledging open intelligence rather than focusing on all the data streams, we find ourselves more and more exalted and more and more powerful. As we do, we demonstrate the reality of what a human is to all other humans. By just a few people really acknowledging open intelligence in a totally heartfelt, committed way, then that has a great affect on all human beings. Just the work that we in Balanced View have done worldwide for ten years now has caused an emergence in all the human species, where all of the human species, as you could say, has been infected by reality.

We are aligned with reality rather than so far away from reality. The ideas about original sin, karma—those sorts of things—are very far away from reality. In open intelligence we align ourselves with the reality of this moment. It’s this moment in which we have decisive experience of open intelligence. There isn’t any room for anything like original sin or a history like that or karma; all we have is the open intelligence of this moment and its exaltation and glory. This is really what we want to acknowledge—the zenith of our experience as a human being. Just sitting here in this room it’s easy to see and to experience that open intelligence is a reality. It’s just so obviously a reality, yet inexpressible in words. I can draw on words to seal the fact that open intelligence is a reality; however, all in all open intelligence is inexpressible in words.

You as an individual, myself as an individual, we realize very decisively in our own experience the reality of open intelligence. When we do, we realize there’s no turning back; there is no turning back, no turning back. Everything is as it is, and so our old way of dealing with issues, which is to plunge in there and first of all start thinking about them and then thinking, “What am I going to do? Am I going to avoid it? Or am I going to replace it with something else like compassion or getting somebody a cup of tea.” Instead, we may do all those things, but we let everything be as it is. The primary acknowledgment is that of open intelligence in short moments. With this, open intelligence is self–kept; we don’t have to gather a big pile of open intelligence. Just in our acknowledgement in short moments, we do more in terms of benefit for all of existence than we could do in one virtuous act of replacing data with some other kind of good conduct. 

 

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