DWQA QuestionsCategory: Non-Local ConsciousnessBrian made it through law school without taking notes. Not because he had a photographic memory, but because he couldn’t remember what the professor said long enough to write it down. Yet he made it through and passed the bar exam on his ability to intuit the law. He just seemed to grasp what the law was, correctly, for nearly any fact set presented. In his case, an unusual handicap was offset by an equally unusual analytical ability. What can Creator tell us?
Nicola Staff asked 2 months ago

This was not analytical ability per se, but another manifestation of consciousness, because what is experienced within conscious awareness can be captured and stored, and a desire to revisit the information can, in many cases, trigger the retrieval of the very information of interest to have it reoccur to the person as a recollection. This can take many forms, from visual displays to an auditory replaying of something heard before, and many times knowings, so the person has an inner awareness of what the answer to a question is, what the facts of the matter are, without recalling where they were first encountered and precisely in what way, nor anything about the link being perceived, only the knowing of the facts of the matter, whether it is right or wrong.

This helps many students, especially with true and false quizzes, when they have an intuitive sense, and it is truly having a deeper inner awareness of the meaning that aligns with the correct interpretation. So, in actuality, it meets the criteria of being an educated person even though it might be, to some, a more limited demonstration of the knowledge base. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder; if what one needs to do, as a good lawyer, is to know what is legal and what is not, what is precedented and what might not be, and appreciate there must be case law on the matter, this greatly simplifies any kind of follow-up that might need to be done for documentation—knowing where to look and why is often the majority of what is needed to simplify things, and be efficient in one’s career, rather than having many thousands of minute facts at one’s fingertips.

If you know how to look things up and why, how they might be categorized, what information pertains to a problem, and what types of things are irrelevant, that can help focus a hunt for details quite efficiently. And might be just as effective as someone who has a perfect memory, but doesn’t know what to do with that knowledge creatively, and is more like an encyclopedia that can walk and talk and pull up known facts, but might lack entirely the ability to look beyond the known to create new possibilities and applications to think creatively, in new ways, to use information and categorize it to open up new vistas. That is certainly the difference between a dictionary, containing all known words, and a gifted novelist who can use words to shape an imaginary world of great meaning and value through expressing fresh ideas, concepts, motivations, and deep meaning about life in some way that might end up being shared and enjoyed by millions—both are utilitarian functions accessible by consciousness, as an aspect of human thought in action, but vary greatly in their relative value and what they represent, in terms of levels of attainment, considering the infinite set of possibilities.