We’re going to talk about you in this blogcast. Can you think of anyone better to talk about? We’re serious. This blogcast is especially about your one-of-a-kindness, your unique qualities, the you you probably don’t even know – and are wondering how we know.
The you we’re blogging about is the unique you. The special you. The awesome you! The you that has a Core Essence that is timeless and powerful beyond your wildest imagination.
It is the you psychologists and sociologists call your True Self, your Authentic Self. Carl Jung called it your Archetypical Self. Eric Fromm called it your Original Self. Carl Rogers referred to it as the Real You. Neuroscientist, Andrew Newberg refers to it as your Deeper Self. He says: “Beneath the subjective awareness we think of as the self, there is a Deeper Self, a Self that sees beyond the limits of subject and object, a Self that rests in a universe where all things are one.”
Philosophers and spiritual leaders call it your Divine Nature, your Higher Self, your Transcendent Self. It’s the you we call the Extraordinary You.
So, let’s talk about you — the Wise You, the Spectacular You, the Spiritual You, the Phenomenal You, the Peerless You, the Exceptional You, the Unparalleled You, the One-of-a-Kind You, the Remarkable You, the Awesome You, the Metaphysical You, the Amazing You, the Fantabulous You, the Brilliant You.
It’s your Super Self, your Christ Self, your Buddha Self, your Krishna Self, your Allah Self, the Enlightened You.
Those yous are you because you are a multi-storied spiritual being having a human experience. How does that description feel? If it sounds like we’re going over-board with those descriptions, we invite you to think for a moment about how much of your hidden potential has gone unnoticed, unappreciated, and unused.
There’s more to you than you think there is! You are much more than a collection of thoughts, habits, calories, debit cards, and molecules.
There’s an Extraordinary You inside of you. There’s a deeper part of you that is the seat of your higher functioning, your phenomenal talents and abilities, your incredible one-of-a-kindness just waiting to be released! It’s the You that can do amazing things.
People discover their Extraordinary Nature in many ways.
Some people recognize their unique qualities and work to strengthen them. For example, you may remember Diana Nyad. This 64-year-old journalist and long-distance swimmer made history on September 2, 2012., when she became the first person to swim the 110 treacherous miles from Havana, Cuba to Florida’s Key West without a shark cage or swim fins. She made the trip in a little under 53 hours. She knew she had this extraordinary ability within her, but it took her 5 attempts, beginning in 1978.
Other people do not realize their extraordinary nature until some unexpected event brings it out. In 2006 in Tucson, Arizona, Tim Boyle watched in horror as a Chevrolet Camaro hit 18-year-old Kyle Holtrust. The car pinned the teenager, who was still alive, underneath it. Boyle ran to the car and lifted the Camaro off Kyle, while the driver of the car pulled the injured lad to safety.
Think lifting a Camaro is impressive? Six-foot-6-inch, 345-pound John Evans balances cars, motorcycles, washing machines, and beer kegs on his head! The Englishman credits his neck, which is an amazing 24 inches wide, with allowing him to achieve his balancing acts. (If you really want to appreciate this, take a tape measure and stretch it out to 24 inches, then hold it up against YOUR neck!)
Some other examples of people who have connected with their Extraordinary Nature:
Dean Karnazes ran 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley in the Mojave Desert in temperatures reaching 120 degrees F and a 26 mile marathon to the South Pole in minus 40 degree weather.
Roy Sullivan has been struck by lightning seven times – and survived each strike. Nicknamed the “Human Lightning Rod,” Sullivan has been struck by lightning more than any other human being.
A Serbian flight attendant, Vesna Vulovic, survived the highest fall from the sky without a parachute. On January 26, 1972 during a flight over what is now called the Czech Republic a bomb planted by terrorists exploded in the baggage compartment of the plane causing the plane to break into pieces in mid air. The plane fell 33, 330 feet. Vesna was the only survivor.
101 year-old great-great grandfather, Fauja Singh completed nine competitive 26-mile marathons, after the age of 80.
A Chinese man named Chao Lu took just over 24 hours to recite Pi to 67,890 digits without a mistake. That means he said one number every 1.3 seconds for an entire day without hesitating.
Physicist / Engineer Kim Ung-yong has a verified IQ of 210.
18 year old world chess champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway once played 25 chess champions at the same time – and won all 25 matches. He stood with his back to his competitors during the entire marathon of matches.
There are math and science prodigies, biology and chemistry prodigies, music, athletics, and art prodigies, astronomy and physics prodigies too numerous to mention.
In addition to our incredible human skills, talents, good looks, and achievements that make us extraordinary, we’ve got extraordinary in our DNA.
Think about the people you know. Everyone is composed of hydrogen atoms and subatomic particles called quarks, leptons, and gluons that were present at the Big Bang. We’re not kidding. Quantum physicists tell us that we are literally stardust as physical beings.
Subatomic parts of us are 15 to 18 billion years old. Other parts of us are a billionth of a second old. And, of course, since we’ve been in our particular human form most of us have added a few quirks to our quarks.
Quantum physicists tell us that the iron atoms in our blood come from exploding white dwarf stars; the oxygen in our blood comes from exploding supernovas that ended the lives of massive stars; most of the carbon in the carbon dioxide we exhale on every breath comes from planetary nebulas.
Carl Sagan told us for years that “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies all came from the interiors of collapsing stars.”
We are incredible beings! We are truly made of stardust.
Except for hydrogen atoms, which account for a tenth of our weight, most of our body is made of cosmic stuff. Our bodies literally have the entire history of the universe captured within our atoms.
To get a feel for how extraordinary our bodies are, consider these factoids:
- The nerve impulses in our brain travel 170 -180 miles per hour.
- The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
- The surface area of a human lung is equal to the area of a tennis court.
- We don’t want to get in trouble for this one, but the strongest muscle in the human body is our tongue.
- It is guesstimated that the human body has 90-100 trillion cells, 85-100 billion brain cells, and 7 octillion atoms. (That’s 7 followed by 27 zeros).
There’s more to us than meets the eye. Wouldn’t you agree?
Because of our extraordinary nature, the placebo effect is possible. Those of you in medicine know that the aim of the pharmaceutical industry is to develop drugs that perform at least as well as placebos. People have remised from stage four cancer. People who have multiple personalities can have diabetes, hypertension, or near-sightedness in one personality and be perfectly healthy in another personality in the same body.
Our creativity, imagination, and ingenuity are unlimited. Many of our technological feats and discoveries boggle the mind! The Internet, iPads, smart phones, 3D printers, and drones are revolutionizing our way of living. Don’t you agree?
But you might be sitting there thinking, “Yeah, this is all great and wonderful … but I can’t swim across the ocean, or lift cars off people, or invent the next great techie toy to revolutionize the world. What does this have to do with me? So here’s our question:
Are you in touch with YOUR extraordinary nature? What are the gifts YOU bring to this human experience that can truly make a difference?
Jesus as the Christ reinforced the Extraordinary Nature each of us possesses when he said (in John 14:12) “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and great works than these shall he do.” From a metaphysical perspective, this means that when we connect with our Divine Nature, realizing there is no separation between our human self and our Christ Self, we can access the realm of the Absolute, and use the Spiritual Principles and Truths to have dominion over the world of appearance. We have within us everything we need to do this.
• Spiritual Practice — Am I making time for it on a regular basis?
• Inner Voice — Does my self-talk need to be edited?
• Forgiveness — Is there forgiveness work to be done?
• Inner Peace— Am I allowing myself to breath and be present to the now moment?
This SIFI test will move you past the extraordinariness of you from the physical, mental, and emotional aspects, and take you deeper—to that all important spiritual dimension — that divine quality that defies logic and ordinary belief. That spiritual part of us that is light years ahead of science.
In our next blogcast, we’ll blog about our higher consciousness aspect. It’s an aspect of our true nature that has been repressed and neglected because most people don’t know who they really are or how to access their extraordinary nature. It’s the Deeper Nature we mentioned at the beginning of this blogcast. It’s about the you that’s just waiting to be released. Till then, be Extraordinary!