Common sense is the ability to use prudent judgement based on a simple perception of the situation and facts. According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the antithesis of having common sense is to be a dumb-ass (ˈdm-as).
Common sense basically means that a normal, living, breathing human would probably choose option A instead of option B because it’s so obvious that A is better than B. For example, if option A is to walk across the street only when there is no oncoming traffic, and option B is to close your eyes and walk across the street at any given moment, most people would choose A. Yes, a few goofballs would choose B just to be different, but common sense dictates that you’d probably choose A.
Common sense can be simply defined as the obvious choice within the parameters of physical and emotional reality. It is sound judgement, not necessarily based on specialized knowledge. In other words, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that you should put on your underwear before you put on your trousers.
Adamus claims that there are over 200,000 angelic senses. Apparently, common sense isn’t one of these because it’s strictly human. It’s really not even a sense as much as it is a judgement, and it’s really not very common. Mark Twain once noted, “One of the most uncommon things in life is common sense.” I thought about this recently when I saw three young children riding in the back of a pick-up truck with the tailgate down. Are you kidding me? Where was the driver’s common sense? Jack Daniels must have broken out of the bottle and robbed him of it.
Within the category of Common Sense, there is Practical Common Sense and Life Choices Common Sense. Some examples of Practical Common Sense are:
1. Don’t read on your smart phone while walking down a busy sidewalk. I see this all the time and I’m always flabbergasted by the lack of common sense. It’s usually a young person doing this, so I chalk it up to body piercings. The piercings probably cause magnetic interference with the normal levels of common sense.
2. Don’t go to a dentist by the name of Dr. Paine. This is pretty obvious, unless his first name is Les. BTW, the dentist should have the common sense to change his last name to Jones or Smith or Moonbeam. Anything but Paine.
3. Let other people get off the elevator (lift) before you enter. Do we really need signs on over 18 million elevators around the world, directing people to wait until the car is empty before attempting to get on board? I hope life hasn’t come down to this, but deep inside I fear it has. Do you know what the departing passengers are thinking when they see someone trying to get on before the elevator is empty? “What a dumb-ass!”
4. Use your car’s turn signal when making a turn. That lever on the steering column isn’t just to make your dashboard go blinky-blink. It’s a safety device, as well as a courtesy to other drivers. You don’t have to pay extra to use it, so please use it every time you make a turn. Oh, and if you’re NOT making a turn, please turn it off. Do you know how annoying it is to follow someone who forgot to turn off their left turn signal? You want to pass them but you’re afraid because they may turn left at any moment.
Then there is Life Choices Common Sense. It not as clearly defined as Practical Common Sense, but it can have a huge effect on your life. The most common Life Choices are:
1. Marriage – Marriage isn’t a requirement or law. Don’t do it for your parents or church, or because your friends are all married. Use a little common sense. Why do you want to get married? You only met this new love-of-your-life last week. Perhaps common sense would say you should wait at least a few more weeks?
2. Children – Well, you forgot to use common sense and got married anyway. Now do you really want children right away? Use a little common sense and consider some method of birth control rather than letting destiny and the Sperm Fairy dictate the rest of your life.
3. Divorce – Ah, now you’re married with 4 children even though your common sense was screaming at you the entire time. The bills are piling up, you occasionally daydream about strangling your spouse, the house needs repairs, and there’s no relief in sight. Use a little common sense. Lovingly talk to your partner about going your separate ways. Don’t wait until the kids are out of the house because that will be another 30 years, if at all.
4. Career – When I was young I thought I wanted to be a lawyer, just like my grandfather who later became a judge. He was very dignified, and was a respected man in town. I wouldn’t have done well as a lawyer because it’s too process-oriented. Too many details and paperwork and regulations. So I became a journalist, then a marketing consultant, an inventor, and finally a channeler. Hmm, as I write these words I’m beginning to doubt my common sense. Are you kidding me? A channeler? I know what my grandfather would say about that: “Where’s your common sense?”
I’ll add one more sub-category of Common Sense, just for Shaumbra: Metaphysical Common Sense. We’re dealing with some really far-out concepts these days, and Adamus continues to amp it up. How can we have common sense when sometimes it makes no sense at all, at least in 3D terms? But after some contemplation, I realize there are some basic common senses we can employ even as we go beyond. Here are a few examples I came up with:
1. Don’t cast spells or use witchcraft on others. Oh, it’s tempting, especially for the person driving down the road with their left blinker on for the last 10 miles. But common sense reminds you that you’re also casting the same spell on yourself. What you cast upon another is what you cast upon yourself. That’s the beauty of shining your unbiased light while benching, because you’re really shining the unbiased, non-judgmental light to yourself.
2. Don’t use astral projection to blast yourself off into the other realms. What you’re really doing is blasting yourself out of yourself. As Latter-day Metaphysicians, our common sense reminds us that everything, including the other realms and dimensions, comes to us. We don’t need to go anywhere. In our state of Presence, everything from abundance, health, joy, the past and future to answers and opportunities comes to us. There is nothing outside of your Presence. It’s just common metaphysical sense.
3. Embrace your energy, don’t fight it. That seems to make good common sense, yet we’ve been programmed that energy is outside of us, and it can hurt like a bitch at times. In spite of saying they want more energy, most people greatly limit their energy to what they feel they can manage without overwhelm. But it’s ALL yours, so go big or go home.
4. Metaphorically and literally speaking, don’t go to Sedona seeking truth. Go there for the circus and the natural beauty. On the same note, don’t get distracted by shamans, gurus, prophets or Life Coaches. You were dealt a full deck of soul cards, so use them. It’s just good common sense.
5. You know why you’re here in this lifetime. It’s the Journey of the Angels thing, going from the Wall of Fire to the Order of the Arc, down to Earth for a thousand lifetimes and ending up right here in Shaumbra Land at the Time of the Machines. Mass consciousness is very seductive. It makes you think that you don’t understand why you’re here, but just go back to your Metaphysical Common Sense. Why else would you choose to be here right now, other than shining your wise light at the end of your many lifetimes on the planet?
The mayhem of the mind, and the density of mass consciousness, cause us to forget why we’re here right now, and the beauty of the work we are here to do. Ultimately, it’s about realizing that we chose this experience, and therefore everything we need for this final part of our journey on this planet is already here. It’s really not a big mystery. It’s just common sense.