It’s lucky for bumblebees – and for us – that they don’t study engineering. If they did, they’d soon learn that they are unable to fly. If they reason the way humans do, they’d soon give up their youthful, unsteady attempts to learn, dismiss their shaky successes as mistaken folly, and laboriously crawl from flower to flower, brushing off any pollen clinging to their bodies and feet as they go, leaving it lying uselessly on the grass. Soon the flowers, unfertilized, would cease to bloom, and the food the bumblebees need to survive would die out – and the bees soon after.
Oh, it’s likely that they’ll find some other sources of food they’ve overlooked in their ponderous flights: some small blossoms that bloom close to the ground perhaps. Yet the end is certain, both for the bumble bees who ignore their gift, and for the plants that depend on them. Flight is their gift and their birthright, no matter how little we understand the mechanics. That gift has caused an entire ecology of plants to evolve that are dependent on these great, striped bees, and that will wink out if they don’t use their gift of flight to continue the ancient exchange of food for pollination services.
It is part of the human birthright to see with inner vision that surpasses our self-imposed, ‘scientific’ limits. Science is in it’s infancy: People have been using their inner vision to see beyond limits for eons. Don’t question it. Just do it.
If you’ve never done it before it may take practice. And just like learning to ride a bike, there is a moment when you have to let go and trust. But just as in riding a bike, you’ll quickly learn if you are “making things up” or if you are seeing true.
Practice the way a baby learns. Try. Try again. Repeat. Classes make these things easier because alone we tell ourselves it’s impossible. But it can be done, and you can do it.
Just try. “See” the same way as bumblebees fly.