No Problem Can Be Solved From The Same Level Of Consciousness That Created It

No Problem Can Be Solved From The Same Level Of Consciousness That Created ItNo Problem Can Be Solved From The Same Level Of Consciousness That Created It

Einstein supposedly said that, and supposedly he knew what he was supposedly talking about...

But what did he mean? What could you mean? How could this famous statement be useful to you?

So, in order to get the juice out of this quote, we need to do some clarification.

  1. What do we mean by solving problems? What did Einstein mean by solving problems?Whether you are aware of it or not, the common man, everyday language, uses the words problem and solution differently from mathematicians and physicians.

    A problem for a mathematician, a physician, a science person, is a puzzler... there is nothing wrong, it is a scientific inquiry. The solution of the problem does not eliminate the problem.

    One example for this kind of problem is: do parallel lines ever meet? And hordes of mathematicians have competed to prove that they do or they don't... Lots of fun. Those two lines don't need to meet, and all is well with the world.

  2. What do YOU mean by problems?problems and solutionsA problem for you is something that is not the way you want it AND it bugs you... it takes your attention away from other things by virtue of the energy of your attitude: "this should not be."

    A solution for your "problem" is, in your world, an elimination of what "should not be."

    In the world of this attitude, every solution creates a new problem, bigger than the original.

    Example: my deck door doesn't close properly. My landlord sent a wannabe carpenter to fix it.

    My landlord's attitude is: let me take out as much money out of this house as I can without having to spend anything on it.

    Needing to fix something is a "there is something wrong here" phenomenon, because it cost money. So he sends someone who doesn't know what they are doing, but won't cost the landlord much.

    The problem (the door not closing) is the result of water damage to the wall... but fixing that would cost too much. So instead the "repairman" took out all the pieces of wood that would prevent cold air and rain to come it... the damage caused by that will be the next, bigger problem.

    The level of thinking that caused the problem is clear: exploit the house and the tenants with no expenses, no repairs, no cost.

    The problem cannot be solved on the same level of thinking, the same level of consciousness.

Because we live in a world where the invisible "floor" of our thinking is that there is something wrong, always, all our solutions in life dig us deeper into the hole... not fixing the problems.

Only when your starting point is "there is nothing wrong here" are your solutions coming from the same place, and that is there are no problems, only solutions.

Let me know if this is clear... if not, I'll go deeper... Use the comments box below.

Author: Sophie Benshitta Maven

award winning architect, magazine publisher, transformational and spiritual coach and teacher, self declared Avatar

4 thoughts on “No Problem Can Be Solved From The Same Level Of Consciousness That Created It”

  1. I think of it as the question and answer are on two different frequencies. The question (problem) is on 680AM and the answer (solution) is on 102FM. It is a challenge for most people, myself included, that when one is ‘stuck’ in the vibration of the question, one cannot tune into and therefore hear the answer. For me, when I focus elsewhere, hopefully on a better-feeling topic, the answers often show up.

  2. Interesting take on the issue… Let me make your answer relate to my article: when you leave the ground called “there is something wrong here” life, sweet life can take over and you have ideas of what to do. I just had this same thing happen to me this afternoon when someone didn’t say yes to my request for help0: I left the “wrong” and saw, or rather felt, that there are a lot more things I can do that mope around what’s wrong… and I saw that I can ask a few more people… Is this what you meant?

  3. Yes, Sophie, that’s what I meant. I personally have a tendency to get stuck in the ‘something/someone’s wrong here’ frequency. It’s particularly challenging to see/feel other options then. I try to go more general and tell myself that every question has been answered and all solutions exist, they just may not be accessible to me currently. Then it’s my work to get to a place where I let go of the angst and have more access to clarity and other possibilities.

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