Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mutable Genius

Genius Upborne and surrounded we are by this all-creating nature, soft and fluid as a cloud or the air, why should we be such hard pedants, and magnify a few forms? Why should we make account of time, or of magnitude, or of figure? The soul knows them not, and genius, obeying its law, knows how to play with them as a young child plays with graybeards and in churches. Genius studies the casual thought, and, far back in the womb of things, sees the rays parting from one orb, that diverge ere they fall by infinite diameters.

Genius watches the monad through all his masks as he performs the metempsychosis of nature. Genius detects through the fly, through the caterpillar, through the grub, through the egg, the constant individual; through countless individuals, the fixed species; through many species, the genius; through all genera, the steadfast type; through all the kingdoms of organized life, the eternal unit. Nature is a mutable cloud, which is always and never the same.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts in his 1841 essay History. Genius flows through all life. There’s even genius in the invisible forms of life that change the chemical make-up of other organisms. Life is a book of genius. That book is filled with blank pages, and individual consciousness gets to choose how to fill each page. Consciousness fills those pages with a special blend of innate energy that creates as it expands.

Our consciousness moves through a plethora of probabilities every moment, but we rarely see the genius within those untouched probabilities until a moment is shaped and lived. We try to examine all the genius within our mental reach, but we only see some of the mutable consciousness in the physical universe. In the unexplainable world of inner consciousness, genius is as fluid as the mental clouds formed by our perceptions. It is constantly in motion and it changes as we perceive it.

The freedom to explore our consciousness is restricted by our limited view of the self. We rely on religion or science to confirm or deny certain physical and non-physical truths about the nature of human consciousness. Once these “truths” are analyzed and judged by our fragmented system, the framework for logical sanity is established. Anything outside of that framework is considered false or insane until it has been proven true by our perceptions as well as our intent. Most of the truths we considered true through the centuries eventually are proven false so the framework of perceived genius has insane cracks in its foundation. Common sense guards the fractured framework until that common sense becomes uncommon.

Fragmented genius is classified using a logical sense of linear time, and exterior divisions. Our fragmented genius works as long as we stay within our fractured framework, but, our innate genius still exists outside of that framework, and it functions in a plethora of ways. That genius gradually breaks down the insanity of regulated commonality.

The insanity of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, a maggot turning into a fly, or an egg turning into physical consciousness show us various aspects of consciousness that thrive on mutable waves of time and space. The impetus to turn non-physical energy into individual mutable genius is part of the nature of the self. Mutable genius is a quality of consciousness. It breaks down the hard pendants of thought we form to define life.

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