The impact of knowledge on us, it seems to me, grows the farther up Jacob’s ladder of consciousness we go.
Ideas (intellectual knowledge) elicit our mild interest.
Feelings (experiential knowledge) elicit strong interest and sympathetic action.
Intuition (intuitive knowledge) calls up mild certainty in us.
Realization (realized knowledge) calls up strong certainty.
These are all steps in Jacob’s ladder that we angels walked down eons ago and are now, apparently, walking up again.
When we share our knowledge, if we communicate ideas, people may be mildly interested for a while, that interest declining the longer we share.
If we communicate feelings, people are often roused and moved to action on our behalf.
If we communicate our intuition, people may accept our version, at least as being the truth for ourselves.
If we share our realizations, people may accept our version as being possible and perhaps probable truth for all.
If we want to move, empower and inspire, we may want to cease sharing only ideas, wade into the water more, and share at least how we’re feeling.
If we want more impact than that, we may want to share our intuitions.
If we want the most impact, we may wish to share what we’ve realized and know as true. Humbly of course. No ego.
To a certain extent, it’s the exhilaration we get from risking – risking being transparent, risking apologizing, risking seeking forgiveness, etc. – that propels us into states like transformative love and bliss – at least in my experience.
It’s the power we derive from declaring ourselves, taking a stand on something, or making a difference that enables us to relax enough, confident of who we are in the matter, to allow the love and bliss to arise from our hearts. Or so it’s been for me.
It’s the integrity of our word that allows us to leave shame and guilt behind and face whatever the future brings with a clear mind and a clean conscience. And to forgive ourselves the errors we made before we were consciously aware.
The unmasking of ourselves, the revealing of ourselves to others, our vulnerability results in us emerging and standing forth as our natural, normal selves of increasingly-higher dimensionality. Is that not the purpose of life – to stand forth ever more as our natural, normal selves? And who is that natural, normal self?