Through teaching the Musetude method over the past eighteen-years we have found that there are two ways to hit upon energetic truths: 1) Heightened thought and 2) Silence
1) Heightened thought:
Heightened thought stems from a place of having an unquenchable need to know and understand. The purpose that drives these men and women seems abstract initially but, as they delve deeper, prod further and explore beyond the structure and findings of their time, they hit upon a place of unsurpassed knowledge.
This quest for knowledge ignites something transcendental. It cannot be a one time endeavor but one must dedicate their entire lifestyle ‘to suit these discoveries of genius’. These discoveries empower future generations, resulting in breakthroughs.
Scientist and thinkers (such as Nikola Tesla with free energy, Albert Einstein with theory of everything, Zacharias Janssen with devising a tool to see the microscopic) tap into human genius from the place of heightened thought. They cultivated their minds to extreme levels to be able to deduce, inquire, explore, question – the path of a true seeker.
The purpose is far superior than any niceties. The quest is bigger than the individual. From this place of heightened thought, when ones head is about to explode with unanswerable questions (e.g. quantum particles) a person suddenly finds they are staring at the place of total inner silence. From the ‘point’ of heightened thought one can see the opposite ‘point’, silence, the place of emptiness. This place is best explained by Socrates, “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing”. From this place of silence, flares of inspiration get revealed.
“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” – Albert Einstein.
The other way of tapping into your full capacity is through silence, an internal search for the meaning of life. Reflecting on every aspect of life and cleaning it up. That is to say, you transmute darkness into light. Not pretending the darkness doesn’t exist, because it does, but having no fear of it.
One way we recommend you expose the inner “madness” is by maintaining a private journal. The darkness only remains dark because you refuse to look at it. Don’t hide these aspects of yourself – heal them by bringing them into the light.
A seer would sit for years in meditation gallantly staring into the face of their demons, fears, projections, assumptions, emotions and thoughts, both while in dreams and awake. Freedom from the conventional view of being a separate self. The journey into the absolute heart of reality. The seer begins to see things as they truly are, not as dual but non-dual.
Through stopping the noise of constant programming, the ancient seers went from a place of total inner silence to heightened thought, those such as, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Kabir, Pythagoras and other such mystics.
These seers discovered the soul, the boundless dimensions of states of being and they learnt how to live a personal life that reflects the wisdom of these discoveries. Ultimately the seer becomes the enlightened one.
This enlightenment sparks consciousness that carries the seer far beyond the threshold of their time – a down pouring of timeless knowledge (which we call heightened thought).
“Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it” – George Gurdjieff.
Most people today find themselves somewhere between these two points: a) In the state of scattered thought (lacking clarity) so unable to reach heightened thought or b) In a place of desire and attachment so unable to reach the place of total inner silence.
The totality of oneself requires one to bridge the gap between heightened thought and silence. Being able to switch into silence at will, requires tremendous control over ones thoughts and perceptions. Silence allows you to grow energy, which enables you to see beyond fear, reason and worry.
Being in the place of heightened thought requires you to abandon your ignorance and enter the realm of conscious living.
The perfect union is having all the knowledge in the world yet living in utter freedom from this knowledge, by being able to get to point of zero thoughts at will, effectively merging the intellectual genius of Einstein with the enlightenment of Buddha.
“Only two kinds of people can attain self-knowledge: those who are not encumbered at all with learning, that is to say, whose minds are not over-crowded with thoughts borrowed from others; and those who, after studying all the scriptures and sciences, have come to realise that they know nothing.” – Ramakrishnan Indian seer, educationist
“There are two Paths to the Innermost: the Way of the Mystic, which is the way of devotion and meditation, a solitary and subjective path; and the way of the occultist, which is the way of the intellect, of concentration, and of trained will; upon this path the co-operation of fellow workers is required. The mystic derives his knowledge through the direct communion of his higher self with the Higher Powers; to him the wisdom of the occultist is foolishness, for his mind does not work in that way; but, on the other hand, to a more intellectual and extrovert type, the method of the mystic is impossible until long training has enabled him to transcend the planes of form. We must therefore recognize these two distinct types among those who seek the Way of Initiation, and remember that there is a path for each.” – Dion Fortune.
At the 2-day music workshop we push the brain into heightened thought, by teaching 2-years of music in 2- days in a very easy and enjoyable manner. This workshop gives you an opportunity to experience the true capacity of your being when awakened, to see your brain functioning at full power and marvel at its genius.
Towards the end of the 2-day workshop, our students are in a state of heightened focus yet, total calm. Calmness ensues inspite of the brain being in heightened activity. But how is this possible? Quite simply, when your brain reaches a peak performance mode, its natural opposite state is one of total surrender (inner silence). When all doubts and fears are pushed aside, one enter a state of calmness most naturally. We advise our students on leaving the workshop to rest their mind for an hour or two, and if they do so they will find themselves in a place of inner silence.
“Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.” – Buckminster Fuller
As you practice these states more you will be able to switch between them at will. Flow music is a tool to help one switch off the chatter and go into a deep state of silence . . . through flow and silence you will find answers to question beyond your logical and limiting programming.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking: We must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives.” – Albert Einstein