HUNDREDS of facts and thousands details in a book can be understood by any average analytical and reasoning mind.
But intellectual understanding does not usually come with directions for living our life, or correctly understanding the fine print.
Because, “the intellect alone,” as William Q. Judge wrote in the Ocean of Theosophy, “is cold, heartless and selfish.”
Backing this up, Blavatsky says in an article, that “Great intellectual powers are often no proof of, but are impediments to spiritual and right conceptions.”
Altruism, a power that is surely a blend of feelings and mind, exemplifies, Blavatsky wrote, “real Theosophy.”
The core heart power of Devotion, which underlies the whole universe, according to The Secret Doctrine (1:210), “is innate in us, and which we find alike in human babe and the young of the animal.”
“All of the skills and abilities you need to create a wonderful life and smoothly functioning relationships lie waiting somewhere else inside you,” empath and researcher Karla McLaren claims in her article “Welcoming Your Emotional Genius.”
And in her book, “The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You,” explains:
“I share these empathic skills to help you access the gifts your emotions bring you.”
That ‘somewhere else’ is your emotions, she says, and “if you learn their language, you’ll have all the energy, intelligence, intuition, empathy, integrity, and strength of character you need to create a healthy life for yourself, your loved ones, your colleagues, and the world.”
This may seem like a tall claim. Yet our emotional genius benefits our health through altruism, intention and intuition.
Spiritual activity apparently drives a higher aspect of our minds, capable of connecting whatever dots the game of life can throw at us. Continue reading