Your innate Genius has always been with you… but you learned to ignore it so the world around you could shape you as “they” thought it best for you to be. To (re)awaken your Genius, you need to become aware of the unconscious patterns that hold you back from greatness. Challenge yourself to start noticing the stories, beliefs, and expectations you tell yourself as you move through the day. Jot these down and look for patterns. You may be surprised to notice a tendency to expect conflict, or you don’t expect things to work out. Whatever patterns get uncovered here will serve you in the next steps.
Ignite your Total Intelligence:
There are 6 core modes of intelligence by which we all operate. Let’s look at the top 3 as they are the active reinforcement of the Genius we live by or ignore. Remember the adage says: “What got you here won’t take you there.”
- Mind:All thoughts are unoriginal. They’re repetitions of something we’ve heard, seen, or learned prior to this moment; your analysis, logic, and decision-making are limited by your life’s experience, your environment, and your learnings. To create new patterns of thinking, you must start by questioning your thoughts: next time you have a decision to make, map out the decision step-by-step. It doesn’t matter if you’re deciding on what to eat for dinner or whether to invest your life’s savings in a new venture. The formula for your decision-making will always be the same. Once you know this, you can re-write for efficiency and success.
- Heart:Marketers know that all decisions are made in the heart (but we use our logic to justify them). Because no matter how satisfied you are with life, the human experience is to always want more. Your emotional map was created for you before the age of 7 when you were experiencing the world through emotions. So today, your emotional experience of life is related to the unresolved emotional events of your childhood and the environment you grew up in. Don’t remember any traumas? That’s an adult logical (mind) way of processing. Your heart knows everything: if you ever cried as a kid, there’s an emotion to heal. Clear away your heart’s unresolved emotions by journaling out your feelings about your day, focusing on what the emotion refers to.
- Spirit:Even if you’re not religious or spiritual, consider your spirit the essence of you. It’s what people remember about you after you’ve left the room. Your spirit is your instinct Self. And there are only 2 possible settings for it: Fear or Trust. Our minds are very good at rationalising fear and making us believe it’s trust. (Another example of why the Mind is the lowest form of intelligence). The only way to know how you’re instinctively wired is to ask yourself this question: “At this moment, am I allowing or controlling?” Faith allows. Having to know, decide, organise, or plan are elaborate forms of control. One of the ways to shift into more Trust in your life is to consider all the times things didn’t work out as you’d planned, and yet, they held a special gift, learning or improved outcome. You may be surprised to discover just how protected, loved, and guided you’ve always been.
If you’d like to continue developing your Total Intelligence; consider your body’s energy and how to get more, improve habits and routines by being intentional with what you actively desire, and speak as you want things to be (not as you don’t want them to be). I like to remember that my words are magic spells; only speak the spells you want to have happen.
Once you are living in your Genius with your Total Intelligence supporting your thoughts, feelings, and being, you get to enjoy the harmony of being driven by your vision, not your conditions. Can there be any greater fulfillment than this?
For me, I am fulfilled when I am at peace. My peace is nurtured when my environment is harmonious, my relationships are meaningful, and my actions are congruent with my possibilities (not my fears).
I no longer pray for the wishes of my heart, but I give thanks for all that I have, the people I love, and the experiences that teach me. I have daily practices that serve my ability to listen to the whispers of my inner guidance, love, and protection.
I continue to seek a life in sacred connection with myself, my life’s mission, and the impact my words and actions have on the world around me – even though I no longer need a turtleneck to do so.
And my business?
It’s never been better! I started with a career for profits as an executive, escaped into a career of passion as an entrepreneur, and have evolved into a career of purpose as a coach.
My clients will agree that some of the biggest gifts to (re)awakening your genius and igniting your Total intelligence is the deep feeling of gratitude for every part of life, waking up inspired, reorganising life and business for more peace, meaning and impact. When your business is in harmony with the legacy you want to create, the relationships and connections you make are stronger than ever, health is abundant, and finances grow organically.
If you want deep fulfillment on your life and business journey, follow the steps above, and take my FREE 7-day eXistential to eXponential challenge to experience the possibilities for yourself at http://gaiaferreira.mykajabi.com/x2xchallenge