Originally a genius was like a guardian angel. According to William Smith the ancient Romans believed that
the genii are the powers which produce life (dii genitales) and accompany man through it as his second or spiritual self
A genius was depicted as a youth holding a cornucopia or a patera, the dish for pouring out wine in honor of a deity.
I imagine genius as pouring out its wine in honor of our higher selves. Like noon sun through a south-facing rose window, like spring water from the hoofprint of Pegasus, it is inexhaustible, but easily and often ignored.
Genius is like a radio channel you can listen to from almost anywhere. There may be static and not every show can be a gem, but the biggest problem is that the rest of the dial is full of diverting garbage.
Don’t touch that dial, keep it tuned to genius.
The carrier wave of the genius channel is love. Anger, shame, resentment, etc., jam the signal.