[This blog post has 3 parts; to find the answer read each post daily. You’ll be surprised!]
After coming to this conclusion that the “intellect” in man actually resides within the very core of our being, I went looking for sources to help validate this. Here is what I found:
I began in Genesis, 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
The breath of life, vital life force, energy, was breathed into man. As man procreates, that energy comes directly from it’s source, the Creator, into the very core of our being.
The margin reference in my bible referred me to topic 2242 Spirit of Man. Here is what I found:
Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
Pr 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. (Eccl 3:21)
Eccl 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
2 Cor 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
Here is instruction to renew the inward man. To keep the energy flowing.
There is a passage in the Koran (Quran) that corresponds to Gen 2 and Eccl 12
“We created man from an extract of clay. Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed. Then We made the drop into an alaqah (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot), then We made the alaqah into a mudghah (chewed substance…” Quran 23:12-14
[emphasis in the above passages is mine, whether or not you believe in a higher “BEING”, physics tells us that everything is energy and we come from that energy]
Here is what the world of physics and metaphysics tells us:
Quoted from The Hidden Face of God [emphasis mine]
“A single consciousness, an all-encompassing wisdom, pervades the universe. The discoveries of science, those that search the quantum nature of subatomic matter, those that explore the molecular complexity of biology, and those that probe the brain/mind interface, have moved us to the brink of a startling realization: all existence is the expression of this wisdom. In the laboratories we experience it as information first physically articulated as energy and then condensed into the form of matter. Every particle, every being, from atom to human, appears to have within it a level of information, of conscious wisdom.” (prologue, page 1)
“There’s no competition here between the spiritual and the material. The two are complementary, as in the root “to complete.” When we see through the camouflage haze that at times convinces us that only the material exists, when we touch that consciousness, we know it. A joyful rush of emotion sweeps over the entire self. This emotional response – some might call it a religious experience – is reported in every culture, from every period. It tells us that we’ve come home. We’ve discovered the essence of being. Everyone has felt it at some time or other. Perhaps at a brilliant sunrise, in a work of art, the words of a loved one. The physical and the metaphysical have joined.” (prologue, page 2)
When you LET GO and Reconnect Spiritually, when you discover your very essence of being – you have unlocked your purpose for being. When we are on purpose, we are following our heart. We are not focusing on the how, we just know IT IS. We know in our heart that it is right. The physical and the metaphysical (spirit) have joined, they are in alignment.
“The age-old theological view of the universe is that all existence is the manifestation of a transcendent wisdom, with a universal consciousness being its manifestation. If I substitute the word information for wisdom, theology begins to sound like quantum physics.” (prologue, page 2)
“The upsurge of interest in meditation, Eastern religions, and kabala reflects an almost desperate search to rediscover our spiritual roots.” (prologue, page 4)
“To relegate, a priori, those feelings of love and joy and spirituality to some assumed function of our ancestors’ evolutionary drive for survival masks the greatest pleasure in life, the experiential realization of the metaphysical.” (prologue, page 4)
“The universe is the physical expression of the metaphysical. All that we know of the putative Creator is found within the physical creation.” (Chapter 1, page 5)
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.