Candice O’Denver-Education in the Nature of Mind: A Standardized Solution

There is nothing that is needed more at this point in history than a standardized solution to education in the nature of mind. Before the current era, people lived pretty much in isolated culture around the world, and each culture had its own idea of education in the nature of mind. However, society has changed significantly due to transportation, electronic communications and telecommunications uniting all of us together. It is especially through electronic communications that we see the expansion of our mind, that we see we really are imbued with an open intelligence, and if we sit here just for a moment and stop thinking and then just allow that to expand inexhaustibly, that’s what open intelligence is—alert, clear, cognizant. Yet, we are trained to think that our intelligence is within our skin line, that it’s caught in there somehow, that we’re bound to our flesh. This is called biological determinism—the idea of Darwin that human beings are biologically determined. Throughout the course of human history, humans have seen themselves in many different ways. It is at this time in human history that we must see ourselves in a new way and recognize that, although biological determinism may be really a small part of what we are, a small influence in what we are, it is really our open intelligence that is unending and all-pervasive. We have our most comprehensive intelligence in open intelligence, and we as a human community through Balanced View have entered into a global collaboration of people everywhere who want to understand the nature of mind and want to do it through a common terminology so that everyone can talk to each other about the nature of mind, their own sense of it and their own progress in its inexhaustibility, its incredible gifts of beneficial potency that are not available without allowing open intelligence to be as it is. These gifts are spontaneous; they’re not cultivated; they’re naturally present, spontaneously present in open intelligence.

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Everything we are, most of us learn that we’re damaged somehow or have character defects, or original sin, karma. All these types of ideas, or psychological and psychiatric ideas and these are, oh they are so limiting, and any of us who have tried any of these things have found them limiting. When we rely on open intelligence, we can see the true nature of all these data streams that we’ve been running in our open intelligence. We can really see the true nature of everything that is going on by just letting everything be as it is without trying to indulge it, avoid it, or replace it. Just letting everything be exactly as it is, and it sounds contradictory and paradoxical, but by letting everything just be as it is we open up a vast and comprehensive intelligence that is not available to us in any other way. The more we engage in a fix-it project to try and fix up our data into some kind of perfect data set, the more we feel miserable, so I wouldn’t suggest that. I wouldn’t suggest spending one’s life determining different data sets to build life around, because it never works. However, open intelligence always works; it’s the sure bet and the guarantee for everyone because that is who we are, and that is who we will always be, and who we’ve always been. This is the true identity of what a human is; it is the true meaning of spontaneous or instinctive equalness of all humans, where it’s not a moral command saying “everyone is equal” through some kind of head trip and then trying to pretend like that’s so through setting up different structures and processes. It’s our instinctive recognition that everything is equal that allows us to enter into that true relationship of equalness with everyone on the planet and any other beings or intelligences there may be.

We are intelligence agents of open intelligence, and as intelligent agents our agency is endlessly expansive; it’s completely inexhaustible. It’s very important not to think of open intelligence as a destination; it’s not a destination. What is inexhaustible cannot be a destination because it’s inexhaustible. So that alone is a great relief, there’s no destination to get to. Open intelligence is just continuously pouring out more and more benefit, more and more complete enjoyment of life, more and more connection and familiarity with everyone and everything, more and more willingness and heartfelt desire to be of service to the benefit of all.

If there is a realization of anything as one might call it or might say, the realization is that the realization is the spontaneous desire to be of benefit to all. It isn’t a personal thing like getting your head free or whatever. The starting point is recognizing the nature of your own mind, and then through that we see how much that benefits us as an individual, and it benefits us so greatly as individuals that we naturally want to share it with others. People come up to say well, “What happened to you? What’s going on with you, you look so happy all the time?” Or, “I’ve known you for thirty years and I’ve never seen you upset.”

Open intelligence allows us to enjoy spontaneous existence. Everything is spontaneous existence. We are open intelligence; that is our perspective, that is our body. That is our body; open intelligence is our true body. So this one, well, to focus on this one brings us a new problem every moment from the moment we’re born. From the moment we’re born we have aches and pains every single moment of our life. To focus only on this one is a very small space to live from, like living on the head of a pin. To rely on open intelligence as it is, as our true body, our true mind, the true source of our speech, qualities and activities, this allows us to really open up and burst forth, not only as individuals but as a thriving human society and a society of all intelligences everywhere. By doing so we become interactive with other intelligences we don’t even know about when we’re living from an ordinary state of mind.

Right now there are many missions, as some of you may know, into space. Not only those that are being done by governments but there are many private individuals who are exploring space and giving prizes to scientists who can come up with special vehicles for exploring space; however, we can do all the space exploration we want to do, if we do not have open intelligence there will be a glass ceiling we’re always bumping up against. And this is true in every field of knowledge; we cannot have any significant breakthroughs in knowledge without open intelligence. The things we’ve tried—capitalism, democracy—well we can all have our own take on that whatever it is, but we can see that we’re at a juncture; we’re at a crucial juncture that may even mean either our survival or extinction. It’s very important to stand up together and shout out who we really are.