The Destructive Ends of Intellectualism
By Sampson Iruoha
Over recent millennia mankind have raised the intellect to a level to which it does not belong. It is a tool that the spirit of man is to use in bringing its volition or will into earthly realization. It is used to facilitate this process and it always works to find ways to do so. However, the working of the intellect leads to collapse, as a certainty, when, in its calculations and analyses, which cannot go beyond the ambit of what is earthly, it is not guided by the sensibility provided by the inner warmth of the human being.
The spirit at the core of man is the only thing that can provide the necessary inner warmth. The spirit, the human spirit, is the human being; it makes man a human being. It is of an entirely different species from the intellect. Through its being and its activity, it is able to magnetically draw its material surroundings together according to the nature of its own particular vibrations.
The thoughts of man are based upon the nature of the inner movement of man, that is, upon the nature of the activity or vibration of his spirit. The intellect is the reflection and actual capacity of the perception of the frontal brain of man. Being focused on the happenings on earth in the process of bringing together material substances for the carving out and weaving of a path for the materialization of the will of man, it is to work in a serving and cooperating way with the spirit, which itself alone is able to detect the higher vibrations of the governing and sustaining energy currents of Creation or the Universe.
The spirit of man has descended into the material world, which includes the earth, for the purpose of its own development into a self-conscious spiritual being. In the process of its descent, it cloaked itself with the substances of the different planes of the material world through which it had to pass in its journey downwards. The earth was to be the be lowest and farthest point in this process, and the point at which it was to start the return journey upwards again, being pulled upwards by the power of the attraction of what is similar – the activity of stronger spiritual beings who did not to have to go through this process of development from seed-germ to mature spirit, and through whom the spiritual currents that govern and sustain the Universe pass, like transmission points in the relay of electrical power on earth.
The final cloak for the developing entity that is the human spirit on earth is the physical body, and this body is controlled through the brain. Through the physical body, the spirit is able to interact with the physical environment in which it currently resides on earth, and without this bridge there would not be the possibility of a connection between the spirit and the physical substance of the earth.
In the same way that the physical body forms a bridge for the working of the developing human spirit on earth, through which it can at all make any impression on the substance of the earth with which the physical body is homogeneous, the brain of the physical body is the transmission point for the impressions that pass through the living spirit to the physical world.
The physical world offers the human spirit the opportunity to experience the working of the Laws of Creation, in part as the effects of its volition or will come back to it as developed fruits. The human spirit is able to see that the nature of the seed that it sows with the intuitive perception, the thought, word or physically visible action, determines the nature of what forms for it as its physical or psychic condition here on earth.
As the human spirit on earth experiences this, it becomes more and more certain that the nature of what it puts out will always determine the nature of what comes back to it. In the course of time, along this developmental path, the human being concerned could then come to take for granted that whatever he comes across must be the result of what he had allowed to come into being in some way or another. This is because his conviction about the perfection, and therefore, unchanging nature of the Laws that make this so would have become developed enough for it.
Living and working with this mindset on earth allows him to see more of the nature of the working of the Laws of Creation, which at the same time are the laws that govern the working and development of the spirit itself.
The spirit always draws to itself everything that forms around it, but it does not do so arbitrarily. It draws according to how it is, how it stands, according to its attitude, its particular vibration. The maintenance of a particular inner state by man is a decision, an action that he has carried out, whether consciously or unconsciously. This action influences the nature of the thoughts that form in order to bring this inner attitude into physical reality, upon the prompting from some stimulus that indicates and opens an opportunity for the earthly expression.
Seeing that there is always a connection between what has come to man and what he had previously willed, even if unconsciously, allows him to see the perfection and unchanging nature of the Laws of the Universe. He discovers something unchanging on which he can always count. He discovers certainty and consistency; something he can trust never to fail.
The conviction attained is what keeps him alert and open to the working that he has discovered. It is the seed that he sows with his inner attitude, which vibrates in conviction, developed through personal exertion and effort, vigilance and rigorous examination, that leads to his seeing even more and thus reaping the consequence of becoming even more certain, more convinced. Acting upon the conviction gained thus brings him even greater conviction.
The increase in the strength of his conviction goes together with the growth and expansion of his spirit, which makes the recognitions. The recognitions can therefore in some way be seen as nourishment for the spirit. They permit more light to enter into it. With the entrance of or absorption of more light by the spirit, it gains more clarity and capacity for absorption. It is then in a more expanded state than it was prior to the absorption of more light. For it can only perceive more when it has increased its capacity to do so. This capacity increases with the expansion or growth of the spirit.
So, one can say that through such recognitions the spirit takes in light. It is in the dark and starving without these recognitions, and it must also be in a relatively more shrunken and confined state.
When the human being on earth acts in the light of the awareness brought by these recognitions, he makes decisions that would serve to uplift everything in every way possible, in spite of whatever difficulties or perceived obstacles may stand in his way. He therefore spreads light, which nourishes and causes upward development and growth. In this he makes use of the intellect to bring the developed spiritual, and thus, broader sensibility into earthly form. It is open to guidance from above through chains of spiritual beings, because it stands in a state of wanting to receive, according to the way it attunes itself in conviction that the Light will provide guidance for all the creatures of Creation.
This conviction cannot be his when he has not made the effort to harmonize his inner nature with the Laws of Nature. He cannot enjoy the providence that comes with being natural, according to the way that this must occur with his species, which is spirit. He gets to this point through the personal experiencing of the natural Laws.
The discovery of the perfect working of the Laws of Creation, through his own efforts, causes him to seek to align his whole being to them. And because these laws build upwards, such alignment thereby forms the basis for the sound expansion and resurrection out of matter of the concerned human spirit. It can then rise out of matter like a germinating seedling. In the process of this germination or resurrection from matter, the human spirit concerned also acts as a conduit for the transmission of spiritual currents to the different planes of the material world through which it has sojourned.
The end of this process of resurrection, which is also the fruit of the process, is his eventual return to his spiritual home, in the Spiritual realm, far above the World of Matter and the earth, whence the then developed human spirit once departed and was sown as a seed-germ in matter for the purpose of a necessary schooling in the working of the Laws.
The World of Matter itself is without inherent mobility and could be termed lifeless. It receives animation and the accompanying friction and heat for the development of forms, through the activities of the spiritual and other beings developing in it. The other beings include the Nature Beings that weave the material environments of the developing human and beings, in accordance with what the latter have decided. For through the nature of their inner attitudes, they decide what they would like to live through and experience.
Also included are the beings that weave for the developing human spirits their fate. They give form to the inner perceptions, thoughts, words and actions of men, which remain linked with the latter as these forms develop and return to men fully laden with attracted homogeneous additions (from other similarly-minded people) and modifications, so that the fully matured and ripened energy-forms could be discharged upon their originators, to bring them joy or pain, in strict accordance with the original intuitive perception, thought, word or deed that led to the form. In this way these beings serve the Light, God, by weaving and delivering to human beings exactly what is their due, depending on what they have willed and how they stand at the time of the return of the developed fruits.
The World of Matter, which includes the earth, cannot therefore be considered the home of the human spirit, but a place temporarily made over to it for the purpose of schooling it in the way of the Will of God, Which shows Itself in the Laws of Nature. As the human spirit develops rightly according to these Laws, it also gives back by forming with his intuitive perceptions, thoughts, words and actions, a material world that is a replica of the home to which it is striving towards returning to. Man can only form such a replica through being linked to threads of currents connected to said home, but never by being estranged from it.
After its return, the human spirit could then form yet another link in a chain of spiritual beings in the transmission downwards of spiritual currents, which govern and maintain the Universe, to the World of Matter, which would continue to serve as a temporary dwelling place for many a creature in need of development within its folds.
The way that this our earth has developed hitherto has, therefore, been dependent on the nature of the spiritual species developing on it.
Whether the material world harbouring developing spiritual beings forms rightly or wrongly depends on the degree to which such spiritual beings have opened themselves to the broadening and expanding influence of the guidance from above.
When the activity of the spirit is lacking, through lack of inner movement and exertion, then all that is left is the cold calculation and reasoning of the earthbound and transient intellect.
But the activity of the intellect can only take into consideration the earthly point of view, in its attempt to secure the most advantage in that sense. It does not know anything of the broader world beyond what can be physically sensed. It cannot therefore be counted upon to address issues with the right development and nourishment of the spirit in mind. Surely, this has now become clear to many a person, in the face of the happenings and collapses already discernable on earth today.
Intellectualism is simply the narrowing of the perception to only what the intellect can grasp. It is a severe and stifling boxing-in of the spirit, the very nature of which wishes for expansion, a connection with, and an eventual return to its origin.
Unfortunately, mankind sank and drew away from the Light and from the perception of the need to exert themselves spiritually. This happened because they bought into the idea of relying wholly on their intellects for the solving of problems and the addressing of issues before them.
But due to the fact that the intellect is tasked with focusing only on earthly matters, mankind had to fall farther away from their spiritual home and from the Light, as they relied and made themselves subject to the implement that was only supposed to be used as an aid in the earthly activity of the spirit. With this fall came their limitation to the perception of only what could be sensed or perceived by the narrowly confined and earth-bound intellect.
This meant that they increasingly were not able to see more broadly, and thus cut themselves off from being able to see the beginning that formed their experiencing in their conditions on earth. They could not see the origins of what they had to live through in their physical environments, nor were they able to become convinced of the existence of anything beyond what was physically tangible.
Being in the dark with regards to this keeps the one concerned from being able to see the connection between cause and effect. But only the perception of the development of an effect from a cause can allow a human being to become convinced of the natural working that brings him his fate. The experiencing of this happening is a lesson that he is able to learn without any erudition whatsoever. He needs never step into a school to become aware of this happening and grow in the conviction of its perfection.
The conviction derived from this experiencing cannot be taught to him in any other way but through his personal experiencing of it. It then shows itself to him as a law that cannot and will not change, thus perfect.
Only the perception of the adamantine nature of the working of the Laws of Nature, which express the Will of God, can lead him through and past all of the difficulties that may confront him in the process of his striving to stand aright with regards to this Will. The perceived obstacles and difficulties, in any case, are the fruits of his own volition, set into motion at times in his past that he may not recall. It could also be something that he initiated in a past earth life.
Only the certainty of victory, with regards to the ultimate goal of the spirit, would encourage him along the right path when it appears to him as though everything were being put before him to prevent him from moving forward, or to make his journey forward a tedious one. Only such conviction can keep him from giving in to the opposing currents and allowing all his prior efforts to run into sand, as if he had done nothing at all.
Such a failure would then appear to be confirmation for him that he should not have embarked on such a “foolish” venture in the first place; that he should have listened to his friends when they told him he was not being “realistic”. Success would take him past that point at which many stop and fall away, and he would see the confirmation of the rightness of the path that brought him thus far, and the guidance that made it at all possible. The guidance and the path travelled would then no longer be something that exists outside of him as a fantasy, but would be alive within him as a lived experience, because it would be imprinted on the part of him that is alive and responsible for decision-making, as well as receives the consequences of said decisions – his spirit.
With an over-reliance on his intellect he would not gain this conviction, because he would be open only to the earthly manifestations of his decisions-making, and would not be able to know of the actual beginnings of them, this would allow for gaps to develop in his conceptions about how things work, and he would never in this state be able to carry through to the end a truly pure and untainted spiritual volition.
He would not discover what is possible beyond his self-imposed narrow-mindedness and so would continue to react wrongly to the fruits of his past narrow-minded and, therefore, wrong decisions.
This has been the fate for mankind for several millennia. It has led to mankind’s over-reliance upon and over-cultivation of his intellect, to the detriment of his spiritual development. This one-sided development of his intellect can be seen expressed in the one-sided development of his frontal brain over his hind brain, which is responsible for receiving impression from and passing on impressions to his spirit. That part of his brain is now stunted due to lack of use and exercise, due to the inactivity of the spirit that has been walled-in and subjugated by the distorted and earth-bound intellect that was to be its tool.
Today, as the consequences of the decisions made in ignorance, and so in darkness, come back to mankind as fully developed works, as their fates, they feel the effects in ways that are to them unfavourable. But they are mostly unable to tell of their origins or beginnings. The cause of this is in the one-sided and over-reliance on the intellect, which has led to its over-development and to the stifling of and cutting off of nourishing impressions from the spirit.
And since every stirring within man takes on a form that corresponds to the main theme of the particular emotion, be it one of hate, envy, greed, fear or joy, gratitude or happiness, and the spirit of man exerts a pressure on the ethereal and physical world of matter, man has been implicated in the development of the environment around him, even that which he refers to as Nature. All these have also formed in a way that agrees with man’s volition, his inner nature. They have been implicated in his narrow thinking and perceiving.
The first steps in this direction followed temptations; the temptation to do what men had previously recognized or intuitively perceived as wrong. One step in this direction made going further in this direction easier. The path that required the least self-exertion was always taken in this process of downward development.
The next thing that followed was “letting oneself go”. The spirit, which has the ability and responsibility to go upwards, being starved almost to death, could no longer magnetically hold the personality together and pull it upwards. The personality had to fall towards disintegration, towards falling apart, beginning with the decision to “let itself go”.
One can see this in the behaviours of mankind today, in comparison to times not so far back. Hand-in-hand with this letting-oneself-go came the adoption of shamelessness and the loss of scruples. Scruples had to go because after everything became subject to the calculating and earth-bound intellect, it became very difficult to rationalize making the right decisions where they did not immediately assure one of material benefit, and may even at first cost him materially.
There was no longer any reason to think of a higher rationale. The then leading factor – the intellect – could not think so far, so broadly. It has, therefore, become difficult to expect anything different from the governing bodies and leading organizations in any country or group, since they are all made up of individuals who have more or less subjected themselves, over millennia, to the rulership of the self-made idol that is the intellect of man. The destructive effects of this leaning by mankind is felt by the spirit whose interests are not even known by the greater part of mankind, let alone addressed. The fruits of mankind’s labours now mostly oppress the spirit, and it is the spirit that can be heard groaning under the unavoidable oppressive consequences of past wrong decisions.
A surge of energy now flows into earth, bringing all developments to a rapid conclusion, so that in revealing the contents of their fruits to their originators, they show to them the nature of the seeds that they had trusted in the past to give them good fruits. They would now be forced to experience, whether they wish for it or not, the true consequences of said fruits and, perhaps, change for the better in how they view such seeds or actions.
As happens when decay occurs, the fruits that are the institutions, organizations, conceptions, nations, religions, groups and individuals, will begin to collapse as they are expected under this increased pressure to show their fruits. One needs not even do anything from the outside against any of these bodies, for the collapse must surely come in the natural course of their development. The energy-surge speeds up all happenings and developments because of its purity and strength. It forces everything to be magnetically drawn upwards, whether it wishes for it or not, including that which we refer to as Nature.
The unraveling of the distortions and wrong forms that we have placed in Creation is therefore a natural consequence of this energy-surge. The surge of energy itself is a consequence of God’s intervention, for mankind had woefully failed to make the right use of their abilities and lead according to His Will, i.e., according to the natural Laws in Creation. The so-called catastrophes are a part of this unraveling and transformation of our works. All the chaos and horror that we are experiencing in the present are but the fruits of what we have cultivated over millennia come back to us to reveal their barrenness, transience and worthlessness.
Man should pay heed to the opportunities now coming for the necessary recognitions that he cannot do without, for the existence and continued maturation of his spirit, his only true self. He would also at the same time recognize where in every case he made a misstep and, through changing himself, make atonement and move on upwards.