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).
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We have to deeply question an education system and way of life that promotes memory based knowledge as intelligence, but leaves the body haggard and unwell. In that style of intelligence we also often live in neglect of a loving relationship with our inner being, and instead we learn to compare ourselves to others and to compete, and we may live in either low self worth or thinking we are better than others. Love, on the other hand, takes care of you and others and is a joy to live.
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I can from my own experience say that what has been written is true that we all have equal access to the same intelligence (Fire) or (Prana) because I am able to tell in my body which one I have chosen to access. I can be very controlling, stubborn and say something that is harming to myself and or another when I have aligned myself to Prana. Whereas when I am aligned to Fire there is such a deep sense of warmth in my body that feels so amazing and confirming there is not an ounce of me that would want to harm myself or anyone else.
Stephen, if I had read this a decade ago, I would have had difficulty understanding what has been presented here, as I had a different relationship with intelligence and health and saw no other way around it. It probably attributed to the fact that there was no one around that ever talked about fire, and prana, the differences and its effects on everything.
If I had known what I know now and that is through the presentation through Serge Benhayon, I would do so many things differently including the way I studied, worked, exercised, have relationships etc.
There is an intelligence that many have not tapped into, and the more degrees you have, the more propensity to be the opposite to this intelligence. It is a no wonder that Serge Benhayon is attacked for this.
Here’s an experiment, walk into a room and you know someone has had an argument, because it hits you when you walk in the door, that is the body’s intelligence to feel the energy. Do you know of any other times when you have felt something isn’t right?
It definitely can’t be intelligent to think we are smart, yet have little or no consideration for the health of our bodies. As with everything Serge Benhayon presents this conversation opens us up to seeing and understanding life in new ways
If the current model isn’t working and exhaustion and burnout continues, then maybe we need to look at another way, otherwise continue what we are doing…
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It definitely can’t be intelligent to think we are smart, yet have little or no consideration for the health of our bodies. As with everything Serge Benhayon presents this conversation opens us up to seeing and understanding life in new ways, and finding the truth within ourselves.
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Our bodies share every choice we have made and we do not end up with a myriad of lifestyle-related diseases through chance. If we care for our body, many problems will be solved.
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You would think that if people are getting more degrees then they must be getting more intelligent, but how intelligent is it if we can’t see the connection between our health and how we live.
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There are many different types of intelligence which from Latin means: To understand. If I am working something in my mind, I block out the understanding that my whole body has on the situation. Often the body’s understanding of life is more encompassing, truth-full and settling. If the mind comes up with an understanding it can be swayed or tainted, it’s not as solid.
How intelligent is it to spend a whole night on coffee, studying for an exam? It is simple knowledge that coffee puts the body in a fight or flight mode, fight or flight mode occurs because of a need of survival. So in order to pass an exam and be considered intelligent, we put our body in survival mode for extended periods of time – something which impacts the nervous system, the cardiovascular system and perhaps all the other systems of the body simply because it all works as one. Really, how intelligent is that?
I love how if we would connect intelligence with health actually everyone can equally be intelligent and has equal access to intelligence because it is about simply listening to our body.
I have always considered myself to be a very intelligent person but, when I look back over my life, not when it came to my health and well-being. Many of my decisions, like drinking alcohol and smoking, were in no way intelligent as my body suffered in the process. Coming to a place where I realise that the state of my health is as a result of my choices, has brought me the understanding that it is my body that is the seat of my intelligence and from listening to its wise messages my health and my well-being cannot help but improve.
How good is anything that we achieve if we suffer to achieve it?
Yes, it is actually strange to think we can be intelligent about something when we are disregarding our body.
Who would have thought? What if qualifications and degrees although needed, are also an argument as to why we don’t need to take care of ourselves? I can feel there can be a level of snobbishness in this because we do have a so called great mind that supposedly ‘knows better’
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“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” – oh I know that one well. Not really got us anywhere.
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So true that ‘intelligent’ people do not always do intelligent things. And I can feel how as an uneducated person I had invested in my own reaction to this societal set-up run by that kind of unintelligent-intelligence, and how that positioning really is just the other side of the same coin by which ‘intelligence’ is still seen as a property, something that can be owned therefore be competed against.
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Through the presentations of The Ancient Wisdom Teachings by Serge Benhayon, we are supported to bring more awareness to the quality of connection with and movement from the body. In my experience, even the slightest re-adjustment of posture clears the mind significantly and the body feels in more harmony again.
“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).”
Experiencing the energetic changes in my body when I alter my posture, even in the smallest of ways, has been life-changing for me. It shows me that I can actually change the way I feel by simply moving in a different way, with walking in total connection to myself being the most magical mood changer.
Stephen, just your example of writing the quantum physics thesis and stressing yourself out doing it is extremely relevant to so much of what is happening in the world, and a dichotomy that reveals itself again and again is one simply has the right to see.