We are connected with the Universe in a special way. Danah Zohar calls it Spiritual Intelligence. SQ is our most fundamental intelligence. It is what we use to develop our capacity for meaning, vision and value. It allows us to have dreams and to strive to accomplish them. It underlies the things we believe in and the role our beliefs and values play in the actions that we take. SQ helps us to make sense of our world. SQ is crafting our stories. We can hear the “Song of the Universe” through our SQ. It gives us the ability to understand the deeper purposes and values of Life and live in ways that align us with these deeper meanings.
IQ helps us to make analytical connections and build buildings and bridges, computers and machines. EQ helps us to make emotional connections, to feel the situation and respond appropriately. SQ helps us to make meaningful connections and make sense of the world. Having only IQ and EQ living beings would play only “finite” games, never being able to evolve, to question the rules, to change the rules or even to be aware about the rules and principles which are organizing our world.
SQ helps living beings to evolve, to go beyond, to create, to connect the dots in different ways, to change the dots, to change the stories – to play “infinite” games.
Each living being has a certain degree of spiritual intelligence.
This intelligence is a mark of our spiritual, living Universe. This intelligence is ever-evolving and it took a leap forward through the appearance of human self-centered consciousness. Now it is taking another leap forward through the appearance of human Universe-centered consciousness.
Humans are essentially spiritual beings, always asking fundamental questions: “Who I am?”, “From where we came?”, “Where are we going?”, “Why I am here?”, “What is my purpose?” “What is the meaning of Life?” We already answered these questions a long time ago. But they continue to pop out again and again, asking for new and better answers. Simply because the answers to the questions like “Why we are here?” are always changing with the evolution of our world. They cannot be given once forever and for all.
Spiritual intelligence makes us deeply aware we have an inner-calling that gave us our purpose in life; that we have a function to fulfill in our world.
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We feel alive when we feel connected with “something greater than us”; when we fulfill our part in its functioning. Conversely, we feel alone, disconnected, empty or even lost when we lose this connection. If we are fulfilling our role in the world, we feel as doing something meaningful.
Feeling connected, we can feel empathy for others. Our empathy and morality are a direct function of our level of connectivity with the Whole.
We are part of a Living Universe. We have no life and no meaning outside of this “greater than us” Reality. We communicate with its Spirit (Cosmic Dynamic) through our spirit. To find and fulfill our purpose is our main raison d’être. Spirituality is about an adequate insertion into ever-evolving Reality.
For me, the simple fact that realities like spiritual intelligence or inner-calling exist, means that beyond me is another level of being which evokes me. It is evoking me from non-being through calling me. This gives me my inner-calling, my allurements, my psychological abilities, my range of purpose in life, my meaning to live. From all of these is emerging for me a space of potentiality from where I choose who to become, what to do, how to respond to my environment. It is similar to a space of meaning from where I take what makes meaning for me in my unique environmental conditions and challenges.
“You don’t know what you can do, or who you are in your fullest significance, or what powers are hiding within you. All exist in the emptiness of your potentiality, a realm that cannot be seen or tasted or touched. How will you bring these powers forth? How will you awaken your creativity? By responding to the allurements that beckon you, by following your passions and interests. The alluring activity draws you into being. Our life and powers come forth through our response to allurement.” (Brian Swimme)
„Here is Life’s great gift-unending surprise. We are not adrift in a purposeless Universe. We are not the byproduct of a Darwinian accident that felt lucky because we were the ones to survive. I feel that Viktor Frankl was right when he said that “meaning precedes being.” I know we each have a unique contribution that is necessary for the whole of us to thrive. I know our gifts are required. I don’t know where these gifts originate, but I know what they feel like. I feel joyful when I yield to their expression.” (Margaret Wheatley)
“High SQ demands intense personal integrity. It demands that we stand open to experience, that we recapture our ability to see life and others afresh, as through the eyes of a child, to learn how to tap into our intuition and insights, as a powerful means of using our inner knowing to “make a difference.” It demands that we cease to seek refuge in what we know and constantly explore and learn from what we do not know. It demands that we live the questions rather than the answers.” (Danah Zohar)
“I am a co-creator, an active agent in this Universe who makes things happen. If I want the world to change, I have to change it.” (Danah Zohar)