Ancient Africans said a human is born with 9 Talents, most in latent or undeveloped states—eachrepresenting one of the Spiritual Elements or a combination of their attributes—and that living’s foundation is the awakening and development of these divine faculties. Each features Essentials of what was in-folded within a human’s Essence when the “Spark” of God’s Flame was inserted deep inside its Soul. As a boy, I recognized my Talent and Mission to be like Siamese twins. It was Compassion, an attribute of Unconditional Love, that was later joined by other attributes, in staggered fashion. One was being a seeker after Knowledge, not Information, so as to exercise my Pure Intellect–a Siamese twin of my Pre-Birth Emotions. These were cultivated by my African Tradition boyhood community. They led me to dabble into being a gardener (thus participating in Nature’s Processes, which are manifestations of God’s Cosmic library and laboratory), philosopher, scientist, and Metaphysician. All stimulated my Pre-Birth Emotions and Pure Intellect, thereby sharpening my Spiritual, Metaphysical, and Spectulative Thinking skills. That enabled more precise and accurate use of my Intuition. In turn, Insights were promoted for how to best develop and apply my Talent along the way to and inside my Mission. Now, they all combine to pave ways into Unknowns within the infinity of Knowledge leading to Wisdom. All children have similar birth gifts powered by Spiritual Energy that displays as “Aliveness”—the experience of getting “lost” in what one is doing because it is so fascinating. Spiritual Energy naturally powers a child’s Creative impulses contained in the Spiritual Elements’ Genetics. No matter how problematic the child, to turn the spotlight on any given child’s Talent creates or enhances that child’s Soul longings, cravings, desires, hunger, and thirst to express this Talent stem, branch, bud, blossom, flower, or fruit—depending upon where the child is positioned. But, a Law of Nature is there can be no Seed sprouting if it has not been cultivated or even known to be already well planted within the rich “soil” of ones Soul.
Such a situation causes children to feel they would be a Genius if their Talent could only be expressed. Yet, despite being overwhelmed in stifling environments, children are like a crawling caterpillar which feels within itself a something which it cannot express, and which it scarcely understands. Still, one feels pushed inside ones “cocoon” by ones Talent. This chrysalis phase (struggling to emerge as a butterfly into ones Cosmic Purpose or some suitable realm) is characterized by the child’s sub-conscious (i.e. instinctive mind) rehearsing various “what ifs” of their Talent applications. During this struggle, many troublesome kinks in each “what if” performance are “straightened out” until much has been accomplished in the direction of mastery. Then, if placed in a congenial environment, in Stage I, ones Genius drives ones Talent to grow inside the cocoon; Stage II, its divine nature heads it to an exit; Stage III is visualizing it as a Human Ideal Sacred Dream. Once a “break-out” occurs, some realm of the child’s Talent is activated to progressively manifest as a stem, branch, bud, blossom, flower, and fruit. That realm may be Art, Music, Literature, Science, Invention, or Discovery in which they desire to “do things”—to create, to perform, to make. Or, it may be the craving to express as remodeling world affairs compatible with ones Soul’s desires. Or, it may be striving to make things in objective form, in accordance with the pattern or model within the Soul. But if the child says it is to be a professional basketball player, that child is way off the “Truth-Track”.
This process of “Cause” for the “Effect” of ones Talent is true on mental, physical, or spiritual planes of any aspect of ones life. One can know one is in the flow of ones Talent, as opposed to any other expressed desires, or strivings, or actual participations because ones Talent and true Mission are in a mutually connected flow. Expressions while in that flow and manifestations produced out of that flow are driven by ones artistic urge—i.e. strivings of the Genius within to unfold itself and manifest its Talent. Such is “Felt” as “Aliveness” and Sensed as deep enjoyment of the work—from the ecstasy of the creative achievement—rather than from the hope of reward. Whatever is that Talent, every child’s “head,” “Heart,” and “hands” are eager to work for perfect expression—for progress—for achievement. The certain indicator of being inside ones Talent and ones Mission is continualby-product Happiness as ones Self-Pride, not riches, status, or fame.jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com