Take a moment and think about the last chapter. Our subject was able to take something that she had always considered an internal reality and recognize it as a separate identity. This is a difficult thing for most humans to do, to look within themselves and say, “That voice in my head I always thought was me, is not me.” Maybe it’s the voice of your siblings or parents. Perhaps it was a teacher or distant ancestor. Every thought we have is a remnant of the past, and we don’t need to own any of it. Nothing is inherent.
It may seem an insane thing to say because, technically, our neurons are inherent. However, they are not definitive. Think of people who have woken from varying events with amnesia. They often have an identity that does not correlate with who they were. Some develop sudden abilities from brain injuries. They might suddenly be musical or able to speak a foreign language. Like savantism, these people are simply uncovering an underlying skill.
The neurons we know as our identity are not the only neurons available. Still, it is best not to address them at the neural level. When we can grab hold of an identity counter-intuitive to the thoughts we use to define ourselves, the view becomes irrational, and we will gladly discard it. The brain will inhibit one thing for another, and our subconscious will gravitate toward the better option if it believes that option will keep us safe, but we must be willing to own the new identity. We must have faith in what we don’t know and discard what we do. So, how do we do that?
The intuitive part of our brain—centered around our insula—responds to stimuli. We are sensory beings. So, to begin, we must build a relationship with our sensory body. Mindfulness practices are a practical way to accomplish this goal. We must remember to slow down and build body awareness. Through observing our sensory experience, we become more adept at determining how to affect the subconscious mechanisms.
Please note; once we have mastered the art of awareness, we can use that awareness to create a reality the brain believes. Though it can be tempting, we may want to seek this through more clarity of thought, but it’s not about the thought. Thought changes when our identity changes.
Our brain works the same as human relations work. The strongest gazelle—the most confident of our species—is the one dictating the movement of the rest. Like a school of fish or a flock of birds, one translates the path of safety to the others. Think of it as an electrical field. Whether it works through pheromones, electricity, or maybe even shared DNA isn’t essential to this discussion. I don’t want to consider origin yet. I just want you to imagine there is a field of consciousness the strongest gazelle creates.
Levels, dimensions, and being the most evolved are everyday conversations in the metaphysical community and even religion. Still, they are not making the progress they could be making because they do not realize it’s about being the most relevant. It’s not the right thing that draws us or even the most evolved. It is the most confident.
We often want to believe that the person with the best intention is the one who will lead, and saviors like Jesus and Buddha or Muhammed tend to support that theory. However, the idea is flawed. They were the most advanced of the time, so they had a massive impact. They still have an enormous impact, but it is not good intent that drives their impact. Mob mentality is unbiased. Think of cases like Hitler, Stalin, or Vlad the Impaler. They were similarly influential because they presented a solution to primal fear, a solution they believed. Psychopaths are successful because of their confidence.
Imagine we sit at the center of an electromagnetic field. As that electromagnetic field grows, others can participate in it. The issue is, we are continuously creating. If you are stressed, you share your stress. If you are insensitive, you share your insensitivity, and if you are confident, you share your confidence. Regardless of your intent, you will see the reflection of who you are in those that surround you because they will be of agreeable consciousness. To be strong, you must have a solution. Be it bad, good, or indifferent, the most relevant, strongest gazelle will create a large field, and everyone will follow it, whether they are conscious of it or not.
Now, imagine tapping into the most relevant genius of our time. Even better, imagine being it and foster that belief. Disregard every thought that is not it. Our subject can believe in the good in herself because, through her story, she has separated herself from an identity she always thought was her own. If we are confident enough in our expression to bring it into being, everything lines up to support our purpose. It’s like a bubble of genius, and the more you believe, the more people will sense it.
This human tendency is why popular kids are popular. They are the most confident, carrying a large genetic electromagnetic field sparking dopamine production in themselves and others. The more successful we feel. The more successful others will feel around us, and in the end, we all want to feel successful. The question becomes, do you want to derive your confidence from another gazelle, or do you want to be the one inspiring it in others?