Questioning And Limits Of The Academic Mindset

perpetual questionsThe Academic Mindset and Results

Let’s get academic for a moment with energy work…

The definition of academic (for our purposes) is the narrow mindset that emphasizes
not questioning collective or consensus “knowledge” or opinion
… and deemphasizing personal experience or intuition(s).

Academic types have their own blocks and anchors to getting (or accepting) answers that are counter to consensus.

The academic mindset becomes a huge block for some – because getting even one answer just triggers the demoralizing, discouraging and despair energy of having trillions of unresolved experiences – including having many UN-ANSWERED questions

unconsciously having a bother about unanswered questions
actually attracts more of the same

An academic mindset is one that will wonder or want to “study a situation” first.   Or sometimes, there is an assumption that we – as educated people – collectively know –  or have agreed to – a long-ago settled, and already accepted answer or truth e.g. “there’s no such thing as immediate results.”

None of these tendencies lead to action; in fact, they denote a preference for stalemate or prolonged inaction.

The more we make assumptions, or do prolonged “deep thinking” or pondering – vs – using our intuition – the more we block or distance ourselves from answers, action and results (perceiving beneficial change).

What are some of the characteristics of an academic mindset?

  • Heavily influenced by consensus (intellectual or other peer pressure)
  • Aversion to criticism from others
  • A propensity or bias to support current (settled, “everyone knows this”) beliefs
          vs search for new insights or paths
  • Aversion to trusting their own experiencefirst – over collective opinions, thought or beliefs

These characteristics look like the classic definition of an energetic block to me.

Consensus (or Majority)  Rules – or does it?

Nothing is true until a consensus majority believes it is true.

There is a term for that in psychology called thefalse consensus bias” or simply “consensus bias”.   “This bias is especially prevalent in group settings where one thinks the collective opinion of their own group matches that of the larger population” (- wikipedia)

What measure of truth is that?

Consensus is the very basis of the conventional, academic mindset and is the default mindset of the so-called “educated” person.   The need for consensus is an energetic block that actually pushes away answers.

Even so-called modern science has fallen into that trap – in terms of the measure of what is true or not true.

Academic types exist in alternative medicine or modalities, too – so those of us doing energy work don’t get a free pass either.   The contrarian mentality can become even more stuck than conventional academic types.

But, at least – with this method, we can check the energy and know we’re stuck – and do something about it.

When Questioning is the Problem

Academic types have questionslots of them.    Nothing wrong with that, or is there?

– list their questions (then add more questions – even before the answer one of them)
– question if their questions are the right ones
– question whether they have too many or too few
– question (hesitate) asking questions vs thinking they should know the answers
– question / wonder if others have the same questions (not answers)

Ugh.    The need for comparison, consensus and continued questioning, rather than finding answers, becomes a obsession – a sometimes hidden, deep and recursive trap.   100% logical / academic types question everything, even their own questions (and want everyone else to question too).

For some, this questioning behavior can create hidden bothers, confusion or blocks – keeping others from getting answers too. This behavior can be the result of a kind of a hidden karma to block others’ progress.

Secretly, and perhaps unconsciously, the academic may not want anyone else to get answers – before they do…   By slowing others down – and making others “spin their wheels” in questions, they create the classic smoke screen.

But, the real trap is the academic mindset becomes their own, very significant block.

Let Go Of Questioning – To Get Answers

Ideally, we want a both a balance between questions and answers and the ability to quickly switch out of – and not get stuck in – questioning mode.

The question(ing) and type of questions – for some – is based on flawed logic / assumption that because we’re educated and we ‘know’ things, our logic is sound – and “we’re already on the right track” in questioning.    The details just need to be filled in.

“If my questions are the same as experts, I must be on the right track, yes?”   But, this type of herd-mentality logic leads us right to the wall of frustration – and no answers.

It almost seems too simple
stop questioning and stop thinking – to get an answer

Logic poses the idea, word, question for 1 second, but then intuition takes over like a baseball catchers’ mitt waiting to hear that “pop” of an answer.    The important thing is; we don’t move on to another question until we hear that “pop” in the mitt..

Top Energetic Weaknesses For the Academic

Most academics don’t even know where they get their energy.   When we intuitively profile, many get most of their energy from what bothers them…

  • criticism
  • disapproval
  • agreement
  • acceptance
  • other’s influences weaken them

The energy keeps creating or perpetuating experiences to remind them, but they don’t get the message, so things remain unresolved… like unanswered questions.

Immediate Results?

Academic types put the “what, “why” or “howfirst (they need to understand first, then experience)
… blocking intuition & results – and the perception of results that have already occurred.

The academic endeavor is usually not about getting immediate results, it’s about prolonged thinking, questioning, analyzing, understanding, then time passes and we forget what the question was, what we were analyzing or studying… because the landscape has shifted.

In this work, we want to experience FIRST.

We want our energy to support experience first (results).  

When we achieve immediate results, the “what”, “how” or “why” become an unnecessary academic exercise.

There is no need to question immediate results that come from insight.  Accept, acknowledge and recognize what has occurred – and move on to the next thing – without questioning it.

Don’t let the logical thinking, academic mindset – or the need to question (something, everything) – block your ability to intuitively obtain the answers you seek and – experience, and perceive – real, beneficial change.

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