Every one of us has unique experiences. Your personal history is so unique that you cannot find even a single person who has exactly the same history as you have anywhere in this world. By using a combination of your knowledge, experience and intuition, you have the capacity to perform your own unique magic so that you can offer a fresh creation to the world. It is because you have accumulated a lot of special knowledge, experiences, and life-long learnings to date. No one can copy you. If you can integrate certain elements together with your special intuition, the end product is your unique magic.
Your Hat as Gumbo Soup
Gumbo is often used as a metaphor for the mix of cultures that exist in southern Louisiana. The dish combines the culinary practices of French, Spanish, as well as Italians, and Germans. In the 18th and 19th centuries, people from these cultures lived together within a fairly small area with minimal mobility. This fostered an environment in which cultures could influence each other and meld to create new traditions and cuisine. (Wikipedia)
Do you ever feel that your yesterday’s experience was a reminder of your old memories which come from last year’s memory, or even 10 to 20 years ago? You are witnessing your own gumbo soup. That is, everything in your memory from your past is mixed in one pot. In your gumbo memory, there is no linear timeline structure. You can jump from today to 70 years ago in no time. You could jump from today to 5000 years ago in no time if you know ancient history very well.
Well, your gumbo soup is not restricted to time at all. You can add space factor in addition to time. You can add your present place with the place you had experienced on the other side of our planet. You can add any of the experiences you have had, in addition, you can add any knowledge you have learned or taught since you were born. Even some cases are very strange in that today’s experience may recall an old knowledge that you have forgotten for years. You have a strange gumbo soup inside your memory, and that is very unique simply because you have experienced a variety of learnings combined. When the mixed knowledge is integrated in a certain way and treated in a certain way with help from your intuition, the magic of intuitive reaction happens.
The Catalyst Includes Dreams
Your intuition becomes a catalyst for your unique reaction to happen inside your magic hat. Your lifelong knowledge accumulated to date become thinking materials without consciously thinking for you to create the magic reaction. However, no matter how many years of experience you have, no matter how much knowledge you have through serious studies and through wide range of learnings, you cannot make your unique reaction to start without intuition. The intuition which can select and integrate essential elements from your gumbo soup, is a creative catalyst indeed.
Everything you learned and experienced can be used to integrate brand new way with the touch of your intuition. This brand-new way includes your sleep too. When you are awake, your brain is occupied with busy works that include driving your car, shopping, meeting, making something in a factory, texting and talking. When you are sleeping, you are free to do anything you wish in REM (Rapid Eye Movement) dreams. You can call it as the playtime of your brain. Some sleep experts explain that REM sleep is when you are our most intelligent, insightful, creative, and free. It’s when you truly come alive. In this way your gumbo soup could be stimulated by the catalyst even when you are sleeping. Use your dream as your intuition like so many great people in history did.
Intuition has Integration Capacity
Intuition’s uniqueness is that it makes the whole thing which is greater than the sum of individual parts used in the system. It consolidates everything necessary to make a unique thing. And it is very likely that the subconscious mind combines these individual parts into a single integrated whole. When things are complicated and divided in many pieces and sections, you are not only unable to grasp the essence of the things, you misunderstand them. By seeing the whole thing together by the power of intuition, you can not only see it as simple way, but you understand the relationships between the parts consolidated in the whole. You can appreciate the whole art.
The difference between the whole picture and many fragmented bits and pieces of knowledge is this: our human nature always seeks a complete and a big picture first before going into the bits and pieces of knowledge. Even when you are working surrounded by fragmented knowledge like a jigsaw puzzle, you do not forget to imagine a big picture. You ask: where do these fragmented pieces fit when a complete picture emerges? Unconsciously you are anticipating a complete picture guided by our creative faculty.
The Highest Intelligence
That is the most important and the highest intelligence you have, hidden behind your knowledge and experience. Let’s exercise to wake up your highest intelligence. In your present-day society with tight regulations, rules, and legalities governed by scientific logic alone, you are at risk of losing your highest intelligence, which is your precious intuition. People who demonstrated their creativity in history were all unique and courageous. Listen to the soundless sounds they uttered for you to be unique and creative. For example:
Albert Einstein: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
Steve Jobs: “Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
Nikola Tesla: “My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe, there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”
Warren Buffet: “Be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy when others are fearful.”
The smartest people with the highest intelligence among us can achieve what they want to achieve by harnessing the power of magic intuition. Remember that no one can copy you.