Scientists and inventors are wizards who embody light and dark elements of the magician archetype. Their ingredients are numbers and their spells are often long, complicated and uncomprehensible mathematical equations. Though many of us do not understand how they came to the conclusions they did, or even what the conclusions really mean, we worship them as geniuses.
The scientists who have left a lasting impression on our minds, who have affected the course of history in many ways, were not simply intellectuals. Their greatness came from hard work and left brain analysis, but they also relied on other spiritual gifts to withdraw the solutions to some of our worlds greatest conundrums. Right brain creativity and intuition were an indispensable part of the formula.
No doubt the first scientist that pops into western minds is good old messy haired Albert Einstein, someone often quote (and misquoted) on facebook. There is no doubt that this man was an analytical thinker, but he was one who freely admitted that there was much more to the intuitive mind than what western science has so far given credit.
“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.”
― Albert Einstein
He risked everything to follow the nudges of his intuitive mind, and so does every great mind who breaks down the barriers of traditional thinking to take us forward in leaps and bounds. If they relied only upon their intellectual mind, they would rely on the conclusions of those who came before them. Listening to the intuitive mind often leads them on paths that seem scary, crazy, and even heretical in some science circles. It takes courage for these men and women to persist in the face of dogma and criticism from others.
Nikola Tesla was another great scientist of the 20 th century, though he went largely unnoticed in his time. This was largely due to the fact that the world was just not ready for his way of thinking and too many men would have had to change the whole infrastructure of their livelihood to accommodate him. Now he is beginning to be recognised as the genius that he was.
He was not a conventional scientist by any stretch of the imagination. He was known to see images of his inventions clearly in his mind, something that in his younger years had scared him. In later years he realised it was a gift. He was raised in a religious family but was open to other spiritual paths throughout his life. That openness, with an equal amount of discernment, was surely what allowed him to create unique and world transforming concepts. The father of the AC current studied vedic principles and came to understand prana and the akash in terms of energy and mass.
"The gift of the mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with his great power."
- Nikola Tesla
These are just two of the world's great scientists, it would require much writing to speak of the many influences of other greats throughout the centuries who credited a higher power with having guided their earthly endeavours.
What matters is that these men were whole brain thinkers who had a deep spiritual awareness that guided them and illuminated their paths. They paid attention to that inner guidance, even when they knew it would bring them nothing but ridicule. I believe it is this same courage that will make this kind of approach in science the norm rather than the exception. It does not require a belief in God, but it does require an openness and trust in your innate intuitive abilities.
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