Blog-Buddies DAVE and GRACE got this Smartie thread going. DAVE began by asking, in Comment 10 at this blog post about Tenderness in Relationships, especially for empaths:
Ive always wondered what you mean by this:
Being exceptionally intelligent (Gifted and talented people are at least as vulnerable socially as people with really low IQs something not widely known but definitely true.)
Could you elaborate on this a bit? It makes sense to me on one level, but also seems counter-intuitive. Conventional wisdom has it that smart people are better equipped to handle situations. Also though, the phrase “Too smart for her own good” comes to mind.
Im really curious what the implications of this are for smart people!
Very human problems for highly INTELLIGENT persons
Isn’t it interesting that most of us Blog-Buddies are used to thinking of Highly Sensitive Persons but not also Highly Intelligent Persons. DAVE, GRACE W., and many of you other Blog-Buddies are both!
Before I respond to DAVE’S interesting question, here is a great response offered by GRACE W. in Comment 10 at that same blog article:
One thing that comes to mind is that those who arent as intelligent as the exceptionally intelligent dont always get that person and can misunderstand them. Doesnt always make for easy social connections. Also, the less intelligent can feel threatened or jealous of the person. Not exactly easy socially, either.
There have been many exceptionally intelligent people who are visionaries and see things creatively, in society, you name it that others dont. Loads of visionaries throughout history have been ridiculed, only to be proven correct over time, once everyone else caught up with them.
Then theres the challenge for women of being exceptionally intelligent which I dont think has ever necessarily been all that easy. People can be threatened by intelligence.
Many of the institutions in society run based on a standard of mediocrity. If an exceptionally intelligent person comes along and shares their ideas in one of these places, it can be very challenging for those who prefer the status quo. Believe it or not, loads of folks are just fine rolling along with a standard of mediocrity.
Wow, GRACE W! Awesome points, all!
Here are some ideas I can add to this new thread.
How I learned about the vulnerability of the gifted and talented
?Yes, there was one specific moment of aha! for me about Highly INTELLIGENT Persons. My son, Matt, received an excellent education in the public schools of Loudoun County. While in elementary school, he was accepted into a program for gifted and talented kids, Futura.
All the parents of Futura kids were invited to a meeting to inform us about this program, so this doting mom went. Roz Zeitz, the superb instructor, gave us a rousing introduction. What gobsmacked me was when she said, as I remember it:
You hear a lot about the social problems of children who are developmental disabled or have other learning disabilities. What don’t you hear? Gifted and talented children are at least as vulnerable socially.
Then Ms. Zeitz went on to detail points like those noted in GRACE W.’s first paragraph.
As my healing practice developed in Energy Spirituality, I really began to notice a group of clients who have been coming to me, a group I love to help, those Highly INTELLIGENT Persons. Below are some of the problems that I have noticed showing up with such folks, whether empaths or not, on their path to Enlightenment.
All of the following problems are solvable. And they are also perceived with Stage Three Energetic Literacy. If you are not yet familiar with that term, or the term “chakra databank,” you might like to type these items into our SEARCH box on the top left column. Just becauase you are a Highly INTELLIGENT Person does not mean that you already know everything. 😉
Auric modeling problems for Highly INTELLIGENT Persons
Everyone can develop aura reading skills. But until that Stage Three Energetic Literacy is fluent (like your reading of this screen using “Gutenberg Literacy”) at least everybody reads auras already perfectly fine… at a subconscious level.
When we do this automatic reading, we respond nonverbally to other people.
And Highly INTELLIGENT Persons can seem terribly intimidating at that level — especially if there is loads of STUFF (stuck emotional and/or spiritual energy at the level of chakra databanks).
For instance, what if JOE has a Solar Plexus Chakra Databank about Intellectual Growth that:
- Over-functions, so right now, at the third layer of his aura, the chakra databank goes all the way out to the moon.
- STUFF stuck in his aura gives an edge to his understanding, where he believes subconsciously that most people are not capable of understanding them.
- And part of JOE’s particular configuration of STUFF (until healed) causes him to play a perpetual game of showing how intellectually superior he is, every conversation, every time.
Quite apart from what JOE says and does in surface reality, other people may try to smash him down whenever possible. Aurically he makes such a tempting target.
Cords of attachment for a Highly INTELLIGENT Persons
Every human being hurts. Sometimes we hurt a lot.
And often, as you Blog-Buddies know, particular incidents of hurt are congealed in cords of attachment. Every cord of attachment you have repeats within your aura and subconscious mind 24/7.
At least once every day of your life. More often if you are in touch with cordee.
That changes if the cord of attachment is permanently cut (and cord-cutting with quality control is a skill set, unlike much that is done in the field today).
However, before a cord of attachment is cut, with JOE for instance, there could be many humiliating incidents from school days that keep recycling 24/7. When those cords of attachment are gone, school days can be left behind. Otherwise, ouch!
Even within a Futura-type program, there can be internalized oppression and other rivalries that leave cruel imprints — apparent wounds that can, with Energy Spirituality skills, be moved out for good.
Energetic Subroutines and Outsourcing for Highly INTELLIGENT Persons
“Mess begets mess.” You’ve heard it about housecleaning. The same is true of auras.
When someone has social problems from other people not understanding what is obvious to JOE (such as STUFF related to cords of attachment), guess what?
JOE can mislabel social problems. For instance, he can interpret miscommunication as:
- An invitation for him to show how much smarter he is than others.
- Yet more motivation to detach from relationships with most people “since they aren’t capable of understanding me”
- Further reason to stop and grow ever more over-subjective, thinking and re-thinking each painful social incident.
What helps? With Energy Spirituality, I use a combination of take out (Cords of attachment, outdated facade bodies, etc.) and put in (researching social skills by pulling out energetic holograms and revealing one chakra databank at a time, what on earth really happened in that incident between JOE and the failed love relationship, etc.)
By permanently moving out STUFF and replacing it with social skills and understandings appropriate to JOE’s soul, right now, there is a further benefit of stopping the growing disconnect between over-emphasized chakra databanks and ones that under-function.
Otherwise, it is quite possible for a Highly INTELLIGENT Person like JOE to have a Solar Plexus Chakra Databank about Intellectual Growth that over-functions drastically. And, beyond that, he is used to outsourcing energetically.
For instance, if you used aura reading to research his Heart Chakra Databank about Emotional Growth, you might find an energetic subroutine. Because JOE thinks he is really, really perceptive about the human heart, evolving rapidly in that way. Whereas, in reality, as shown clearly at the level of chakra databanks:
- JOE’s Heart Chakra Databank about Emotional Growth is stuck at 1/8 inch (the smallest a chakra databank can become, since they never entirely get ruined; a permanent gift of the soul remains, which is a reason I say that “STUFF can always, always, always be healed).
- A structural mechanism, at the level of chakra databanks, has him automatically detour to his Solar Plexus Chakra Databank about Intellectual Growth.
- Actually, JOE hasn’t felt a human emotion in years. (This could, of course, be healed — no discouragement for JOE, no, no!)
Implications of this for healing are huge, Blog-Buddies. For instance, if any of you work as psychotherapists or psychiatrists, you are familiar with clients who are very well defended against a particular type of human behavior, such as experiencing their own emotions directly.
You might be used to conceptualizing this in terms of resistance that must be understood and moved out. I can assure you, based on work with clients, that all it takes is a session or two for most clients with this type of energetic subroutine. Bam! The detour is over, the chakra databank works properly again, and quality of life shifts permanently.
Conclusion? So many could be considered, especially if you are a Highly INTELLIGENT Person
So, your turn, you Smart Blog-Buddies. What have you’all noticed? What are your latest thoughts?
It’s a delightful prospect to this healer that folks who have been super-bright, yet energetically compromised or socially awkward or deeply mired in being unskilled empaths, can take hope. Just remember, “STUFF can always, always, always be healed.”