What is the relationship between intelligence and health?

By Stephen Gammack, BSc 1st Class (Hons), Sydney

What is the relationship between health and intelligence? At the moment it might be said that the two stand separate and distinct, measured individually through various quantifiable tests and examinations, for e.g. a Health Examination and a School Examination. But is our idea of intelligence deeply flawed and far wide of the truth? What if it isn’t found in our ability with academia, but something inextricably linked to our health, the level of wellbeing we live in our bodies, the quality of energy we emanate in our daily life – the relationships and connections we form?

If you could, for example, write a highly academically acclaimed 10,000 word thesis on quantum physics, but at the same time choose to put your body in a state of stress and physical decline through lifestyle choices, then are you an intelligent being? Or to put it another way: are you a ‘being’ acting with your true capacity for intelligence? Maybe our approach to health and intelligence is all messed up and we need to teach, showcase and learn about intelligence from a completely different more self-regarding, or we could say loving, perspective.

The Philosopher Serge Benhayon has presented that our current model of intelligence is flawed, that we don’t think so much as we source thoughts through the movement of our body and that every movement is from one of two pools of energy that either harms (prana), or heals (fire). These energies by energetic law affect everyone, everywhere. To make sense of this requires a willingness to accept and understand that we live in a vast pool of energy and that how we move in every detail – our posture, our gentleness, our awareness, our intentions – influences our thoughts, which in turn create our choices – and that these choices then affect our health outcomes – every movement, every choice, every time.

This makes a lot of sense if you consider the downward health trends of our global population against the rising forms of what we value as intelligence. More degrees, more PhDs, more Masters, more Doctors – we are seemingly more educated and intelligent than ever before. We see a supposed advance that is not matched by an advance in our health but instead a rapid deterioration (a harming), and we should question this. What is the influence of our education system? What movements and thoughts are being produced from and by this system? If our current model of intelligence were genuinely intelligent there would be less illness surely, not more! As a further example, what effect does slouching in front of a screen have on our thoughts and subsequent actions? Anyone can try this and see how they feel.

If instead, true intelligence is about our ability to feel and sense and respond to our feelings, a whole body intelligence, then it turns on its head what intelligence actually is, and leaves wide open the question of what the imposter posing as intelligence is doing to our health, our relationships, our humanity.

True intelligence makes intelligence a level playing field where we all have equal access to the movements that bring greater knowing, married to and woven up in greater health and wellbeing. And furthermore it might just be our ability to let go of stubborn beliefs and identification with so-called individualised intelligent acts, that moves us towards greater all-knowing whole body intelligence.

So if we consider that we can all act with equal intelligence, we all have access to the same level of knowing, and it is only a choice of whether we make that connection to the source of true intelligence, or not.

Perhaps we need to start to champion the relationship between intelligence and health, and let go of a form of intelligence that isn’t actually intelligent at all but is merely a clever and convoluted form of control, and protection. Giving the clever among us recognition and status, rewarding them for facts and figures and grand theories that don’t unite us, but divide and pigeonhole us.

If we stop encouraging a form of intelligence that has no connection to health and wellbeing, we then allow ourselves to make the move into greater awareness and gentleness, a move towards true health interwoven within the multi-dimensional intelligent being who is made of and emanates pure love.

Written with full recognition of the all knowing intelligence that is Serge Benhayon, a man dedicated to patiently teaching that our thoughts are not our own, repeatedly… until we all understand that we don’t actually think but just align to energy from the only two sources available, prana (harming) or fire (healing).

 

Read more:

  1. The Body’s Intelligence 
  2. On True Intelligence 

471 thoughts on “What is the relationship between intelligence and health?

  1. Awesome blog Stephen, for intelligence and health do not necessarily go hand in hand! We know doctors who smoke, we all know certain things yet act against our better knowing, so perhaps there is a certain kind of intelligence that considers itself superior yet in reality does not consider the wellbeing of the body…Much to ponder on here, for why would an intelligent person smoke when they know the damage it does? Why overeat when we know the damage it does etc etc. Examples abound that show that the intelligence that we call intelligence in our world may not be the intelligence that really should be our leading intelligence.

  2. Clearly the intelligence we are championing is not serving us well, as our standards of health and well-being are continuing to decline, seeing illness and disease on the rise. Yet there are those among us who are bucking this ill-trend by consistently living in connection to an intelligence that is accessible to one and all, via developing an honouring connection to the body. Being guided by this intelligence allows us to be aware of what quality of energy as such choices and behaviours serve to support our health and well-being and what does not, as the truth of all our movements is reflected through the body.

  3. Our current state of dis-eased bodies – globally – is not quite the image of intelligence is it… because how can we be intelligent with an un-vital body? Our intelligence from our head can not exist without a body… so perhaps we are missing the fact that there is a body which is full of awareness, particles, connection , feeling, heart, love that is far more intelligent than we give credit to?…

    1. Its easy to think we have can solve everything, have the answers yet everything about our society is saying we don’t and the most ‘un-intelligent’ thing is we deny this and don’t even want to see it. It’s only when someone points it out to us do we consider it, and for most of us even that we avoid.

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