Re-Connecting to Universal Intelligence

This morning on my walk, as I was heading up the hill, I started to feel a little strained in my muscles and light-headed. I then naturally backed off and slowed down. Then a few moments later, I paused to reflect and appreciate what I had just chosen.

My incentive in the past when going on a walk consisted of the idea to get fit and often I’d have been driven to power and push through with this goal in mind. In doing this I was pushing through the limits of what my body was capable of and actually making myself exhausted and physically doing a bit of damage on some level. What’s intelligent about any of that?

This morning on my walk however, I was listening to the signals my body was giving me, which was that I absolutely needed movement and activity, but gentle movement and activity.

So as I continued on my walk, the appreciation was of the connection I have built over the years listening to my body and what it is saying. This to me is connecting to whole body intelligence – an understanding that the body knows what it needs, greater than any advice or research finding.

When I listen to my body and the messages, intelligence and wisdom it has to offer, I sense I am connecting to a grander picture of where that source of intelligence is coming from. Yes, it is me who is feeling it, but that intelligence is re-connecting to something which is universal.

I can see nature connects to this too. For example, I’ve always marveled at how a flock of migrating birds always has a certain formation with a lead bird at the front. When that bird needs to rest, another will replace it – and at the same time one falls back, another comes forward. How do they communicate that? – there’s no mobiles or two-way radios – but the message is communicated. It is this same source of intelligence humans have access to also.

Another way to demonstrate this is through my job, which is teaching. I completed the teaching component of my degree twenty-five years after studying the content of the subject. So when I first came to teaching, catching up on all the content felt overwhelming and I was almost overtaken with the anxiety of feeling not good enough or knowing enough.

But then I began to discover in many teaching moments that I would present some amazing info, which surprised me and I would think, where did that come from, how do I know that? It appeared I actually innately knew an awful lot about what I taught. The content of this delivery was not so much the recall of dates or names but would be of a deep and profound wisdom, always relating to the subject and content. I find students listen more intently when I speak from this perspective, and my whole voice and body feels like it is speaking from authority – whereas when I recall dates and people or read from a book, it is not as engaging for the students and my voice sounds different. I still need to learn and know the dates, figures, texts and grammar, but overall I naturally am able to convey the deep understandings which are required within all the teaching units – and within these teachings are some of the truest and most intelligent offerings my teaching has to deliver. So I began to learn to trust and surrender to the anxiety and teaching started to become far more enjoyable, as it became a natural expression.

How often do we give our power over to information and research; to institutions?

There is incredible intelligence in our bodies: no effort, professors, subscriptions or library cards needed – just a connection and a willingness to listen.

As I have deepened my connection with my body, and the relationship with my innate knowing and intelligence, I have experienced some profound effects in my life.

One of them is my inner confidence. I now know that if I feel something, it is valid and I listen. Trusting myself has had a profound impact on my self-confidence and the quality of how I feel towards myself has helped me to actually value, like and love me – and I now validate myself continuously by honoring what I feel. This has brought about a very precious and loving self-relationship that is sacred to me and delivers me a true inner confidence.

I feel equipped and have reduced anxiety as I trust my body will deliver me all I need as I walk through the many scenarios and situations in my life. Compared to the anxiousness and doubt with which I used to lead my life, this universal, whole body intelligence I am connecting to, feels amazing.

By Gina Dunlop

Related Reading:
Listening to your body
Living by our love, not from the head
Coming Back To Whole Body Intelligence

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535 thoughts on “Re-Connecting to Universal Intelligence

  1. Given we are never not connected to everything, for everything is interconnected, allows a discussion on what is possible in terms of intelligence and understanding the universe far beyond what we may currently conceive…

  2. We tend to identify intelligence outwardly. This is so because we apply it mainly to the outside world. Yet, what about us? What about how we use our intelligence regarding us? Can we say to be intelligent when we do not apply it regarding our body and our being? Intelligence is a circular movement even if we try to make it a straight line.

  3. Trusting ourselves more and more as we allow ourselves to feel what is going on in our bodies makes a huge difference to our lives, we become more confident in our ability to handle whatever life throws at us.

    1. I agree Carmel trusting ourselves allows us to feel what is going on in our body. and we become more confident in our ability to handle whatever life throws at us.

  4. It is great when the body speaks and we automatically listen and adhere to this, super loving and super supportive. And it is also you have confirmed that we innately know about many things when we allow ourselves to truly express this from the body and not through recall. It is also great to hear how truly trusting yourself has had a profound impact with your self-confidence and reduced anxiety .. we can learn a lot from just this alone.

  5. ‘I now know that if I feel something, it is valid and I listen. Trusting myself has had a profound impact on my self-confidence and the quality of how I feel towards myself has helped me to actually value, like and love me – and I now validate myself continuously by honoring what I feel. ‘With this awareness we can’t be fooled in life.

  6. Listening to the body and following the body with its true movements in every moment is a marker of the joy and simplicity we can live yet often bring complications and sabotage the potential. The universal intelligence is waiting to be tapped into.

  7. My body is teaching me about drive and the push to get things done and as you say Gina this puts a strain on the body which leads to exhaustion as the body is having to work hard to keep up.
    My body is showing me that there is another way, and that is to actually be with me in everything I do and that way there is no leakage of energy and so there is a possibility to do more and actually feel less tired.

  8. As a student i brought once a family member to a workshop of Serge Benhayon.
    It was beautiful what she expressed. She shared how she never hurt somebody presenting in a way that touches the knowing in the body instead of the mind.
    This is very very true. That is why i fell in love with the teachings Serge delivered from day one and this stayed like that. Such a blessing to receive those teachings activating the truth in our own bodies again.

  9. “How often do we give our power over to information and research; to institutions?” the answer is too often and one of the reasons the world in currently in such a mess.

  10. Who would have thought that our body had all the wisdom of the universe and yet it is our body that we often treat with such disdain, indifference, loathing, dismissal and denial. How different life will be when we begin to honour our body, and to listen to the wisdom that is never-not pouring forth.

  11. Gina you have shared so much in just this small piece of writing and what you have shared is very valid particularly in a world where currently there is a lot of anxiousness, lack of self-worth, self-esteem and true body confidence. So how on earth do we turn this around to have true self-worth, self-esteem and body confidence? It is just how you have expressed and a perfect example you have given during your morning walk. To stop and acknowledge the body feels stressed or pushed, that something does not feel right, and change your movements to then change all of this. WOW so simple! And the more we start to do this, consistently so, stopping or acknowledging when something does not feel right … like this morning reading your blog I could feel my breath felt really shallow in my body and not fully/truly coming from me so noted it and could then feel it change, the more we can let go of all that we are not and start to claim, within our body who we truly are. The teachings and steady living example of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine has supported me and hundreds if not thousands of others to do this .. start to reconnect to who we truly are and discard all that we are not. And yes, recall is empty and loveless. Just one more thing! I love what you shared about the marvel of nature in how with a flock of birds one leads and if tired falls back to let another lead … pure harmony in motion. No mobiles phones needed. It would be great if we stopped destroying nature and instead learnt from it ✨

    1. ha ha yes, those birds! I marvel at nature, at the reflection it offers, its harmony, its order and can see we should learn from it, live with it not separate from it. Goodness when I write that it seems so obvious and yet we do live separate and consider ourselves the more intelligent species!

  12. ” I now know that if I feel something, it is valid and I listen. Trusting myself has had a profound impact on my self-confidence and the quality of how I feel towards myself has helped me to actually value, like and love me – and I now validate myself continuously by honoring what I feel. ” I don’t always listen to my body because i am caught up in my head, I love what you have shared here Gina, the universal intelligence that flows through us when we are in connection to our bodies and what we are feeling.

  13. “How often do we give our power over to information and research; to institutions?” I have recently undertaken study again and felt a great sense of overwhelm from all the information found in my textbooks, but when it comes to completing my work I find I am able to share and connect with my own inner wisdom from my body and my own life experiences that far outweighs the knowledge found in the textbooks. I also find my overwhelm then dissipates as I am moving from universal intelligence and not tension and stress to find the answer.

  14. Amazing – a never-ending intelligence within that we need only connect to for access… to accept such magnificence is to accept ourselves fully.

  15. Connecting with our body in this way is so beautiful… It is the doorway to a whole world of trusting and surrendering , not to anything outside us, but to that profoundly beautiful wisdom that is inside each and everyone of us.

  16. Bringing confidence from the inside out is the only way to live life without being rocked by outside influences. We are not taught to do this because so few of us have had that learning through the generations, but we can change that any time we choose to make our connection to ourselves and the communication that comes from our body, a wisdom we appreciate and value as truth.

  17. “Compared to the anxiousness and doubt with which I used to lead my life, this universal, whole body intelligence I am connecting to, feels amazing.” Being equipped to handle the day is incredibly empowering and supports our inner confidence. I am beginning to trust what I feel and not worry whether I may get it right or not and the more I do this the more my anxiety diminishes and the day just flows

    1. Yes this desire in us to get it right kills our natural flow in life and inhibits our growth and takes us into our heads where we think the answer to security sits. I love how you say ‘ I am beginning to trust what I feel and not worry whether I may get it right or not and the more I do this the more my anxiety diminishes and the day just flows’

  18. “There is incredible intelligence in our bodies: no effort, professors, subscriptions or library cards needed – just a connection and a willingness to listen” This is the best education one could possible have where we learn to listen and to reconnect to the universal wisdom that is inside.

  19. Knowing things in our head feels quite hollow when we consider what it feels like to know things from our body. Connecting with our body brings true change.

  20. There is so much power in the way that we walk if we move the body and mind as one. This simple gesture realigns us with the pulse or flow of life, in harmony with our surroundings and from here opens the door to an unimaginable majesty. But for the most part we just push through life, focused on the next task at hand and quite literally taking our heads for a walk!

  21. This is very beautiful Gina. It is so true that when we connect to the intelligence, the wisdom and the messages in our bodies we realise that we are part of something far greater and all-knowing. As you say, it actually is all there for us to embrace whenever we allow it, as it is really does come down to – ‘just a connection and a willingness to listen.’

  22. Staying connected to our bodies is key to feeling the enormous wisdom and universal intelligence that is available to us all.

  23. When our universities start to appreciate and consider the volume of true knowing that our bodies present we will then see education working for the all.

  24. If I think of every thing that I feel in a a second and how many seconds is in a day then I stand feeling rather numb really to how many moments that I have not honoured and confirmed yet over road and continued with life then that level of dismissal of what is true to the body and being and what it is truly asking for has to create a serious amount of tension and dis-harmony in the body. Awareness is key and saying yes to what feels true from the body.

  25. It makes sense to me that there is an intelligence in our whole body that knows what is harmonious and truly healthy for us and so there is a wisdom there that we can connect back with rather than trying to fit our body into beliefs or ideals we may have picked up about how we think we ought to be.

  26. “How often do we give our power over to information and research; to institutions?” I would say that we do this most of the time because if we do not have a strong connection with our inner most essence then we cannot help but give our power away to outside forces.

  27. I was never really aware of my anxiousness. My whole behavior with work and people was focussed to make everybody happy. To fulfill all the demands. This was a huge tension for my body but I was not in touch with it. Since I started to re-connect with my body it became more and more clear how this played out in my life and now I am building love and I see the anxiousness going away.

  28. In disconnection to our bodies we give our power away to which is from the mind, as we operate from a place of safety and security – totally dismissing the true intelligence and wisdom we have access to when we surrender to our bodies and align our movements to that, which is divine.

  29. The miraculous wisdom I get from my body confirms to me that it is part of something far grander than what we can see. I find the more I listen, the more it knows infinite details of how I need to move my body and treat it to stay in harmony within myself and with everything around. This is way more than my brain could ever know!

  30. Our education system does not support us to know that we know all we need to know by simply connecting to and living who we are. It is about having a good memory essentially. How wonderful that you are working in teaching Gina and letting go of these old patterns. This will open this up for the young people that you teach.

  31. We are supposed to be the most intelligent species on the planet so why are we the only ones that don’t head for the hills when a tsunami is coming? Most of us don’t anyway but if animals generally are connected to this universal intelligence why is it that most of us are so far removed from this when you have proved here Gina that in truth we are not.

  32. “just a connection and a willingness to listen”…it is the willingness to listen that holds the key. If you have connection, you are connecting that infinite wisdom, but are we always ready to hear what is being said?

  33. What a fantastic sharing, developing this amazingly trusting and solid relationship with yourself means that you are able to do everything with a quiet confidence and inner knowing. I have had the same experiences when I write. I look back at comments and think wow, I am seriously smart, its almost like I am reading someone else’s writing! It just shows how much we are not tapping into as a society because this whole-body intelligence actually has endless possibilities.

  34. A great article Gina, I am learning to listen much more to my body and learning to trust what it is telling me, When I feel the effects on my body when I go into drive or anxiety, I can now stop and come back to connection with my body and rest. There is a wealth of wisdom within my body that I have as yet not tapped into, but little by little the trust is developing.

  35. The intelligence of the body is bountiful and the real joy occurs when we take the time to pause and listen and explore more of who we are and how much universal intelligence we have access to constantly in these moments.

  36. A fantastic blog reminding us we are our the masters of our lives, the power is within us, we decide as to what type of quality we live our lives in, we can choose to ignore our bodies wisdom and therefore bludgeon our divine connection or we can listen and expand in all that life has to offer.

  37. ‘There is incredible intelligence in our bodies: no effort, professors, subscriptions or library cards needed – just a connection and a willingness to listen.’ You will be a great inspiration for all your students Gina when you teach them from your whole body intelligence.

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