I realise that in order to do the subject of explaining what I do as an intuitive channel any justice I am going to have to publish it as a series of posts. I intend to explain this as succinctly as I possibly can, but in order to do so requires tackling some challenging questions that have arisen as a result, and indeed challenging the nature of perception. So I ask all who read to have an open mind and heart, and that if you have any further questions to or thoughts of your own to add then I am happy for to do so. It is because of your questions recently that I have been inspired to write the following piece and much of what I have been working on lately. You all have my deepest gratitude for that.
The Science of Me – Perception – Part One
My view of the world and my reality is not a conventional one. I can only tell of my personal experience through the lens of my own perception. Do I seek to be different because of my peculiar interaction with the world and its inhabitants from birth, or have my experiences been shaped by the knowledge that I am indeed different? That my perception, whether as a result of genetics, personal choice or both, is what it is, has been the impetus behind an already life-long endeavour to understand the nature of my own existence in every way that I possibly can. I am dedicated to ‘knowing myself’ and discovering the science of me.
That others may have differing perspectives, whether based on personal opinion or through organised social structures is ultimately of little consequence to the way in which I perceive my life. No knowledge is fixed, and thus is subject to change. Everything is hypothetical because it is based on personal interpretation. The only thing that keeps my feet on the ground is the conviction of my belief that precedes that experience.
How can I be so convinced that there is any validity to my beliefs? I realise that in order to live a happy and fulfilling life I must exercise my will to decide for myself what does and does not work for me personally. A desire for quality of life and fulfillment is based upon my choice to enact that belief. It provides me with a sense of inner power, and thus inner knowledge, that is both profound and superficial. That permeates as if by magic into the reality that I perceive so that I have come to realise that nothing is incidental or accidental, and all who share my experience do so for good reason, adding therefore to my understanding of quality and fulfillment.The tools of my perception thus quantify and qualify the experience that I accept as my own.
The sense of inner calm that is generated by that feeling of inner power is by far the most exciting, addictive, and positively overwhelming feeling that I have ever experienced, and I wish to experience it as frequently as I possibly can. The conviction in my beliefs only serves to be strengthened by its experience.
It’s like looking at a beautiful sunset; the immensity and uniqueness of that experience and all its implications. It is the sense of connection you feel with someone who you love deeply; or the connection you feel with some-one with whom you are deeply comfortable, even if you haven’t ‘seemingly’ known them for long. It is the feeling of knowing that something makes sense without knowing why it does. Who am I to refute that? It is both my weakness and my strength, and call it what you will. I call it being me. Uniquely me.
17 thoughts on “The Science of Me – Perception – Part One”
I haven’t read Descartes to see his thought process but from what I have read it was important to him at the beginning of his skeptical inquiry to begin somewhere and for him it came to the I who thinks. He needed to be sure of one thing he was definite existed. To see it well written here is inspiring to say the least.
Great post my friend
Thank you Mak for your insights, I was hoping you would comment. Thank you for reading, I’ll be posting the next instalment soon.
I like your posts especially the ones on intuition. They fall among those things am quite interested in. I think I spend more learning about human nature than I do on architecture.
You write well too and reading and commenting is the least I could especially since we learn from each in this exchanges.
My personal view is that in learning about human nature you will probably have a much better understanding of architecture as a whole. It stretches the brains capacity to have access to more information, like any learning process it creates new neural pathways that can only help expand your awareness and knowledge. I love to write, it’s like a drug. It focusses my mind in ways that astounds me. I enjoy the exchanges immensely too, it helps me not only share my thoughts but to have them expanded by the thoughts of others, as you say we both learn from each other. At moments like this I am in my element and that to me is what enlightenment is.
That is indeed true. We design for human beings and as such an understanding of how different people view and use space is important.
I also like to just watch people. So human psychology will be my third love after architecture and philosophy.
I love to read, it can cheer me up, can help me sleep and I can you it to zone out everything I don’t want to hear. I get lost in the world of books.
I love books too, I mean real books not e-books. I like the print on the page, it feels sort of magical, and as you say it is a great way to escape into a new world of thought and adventure for a while 🙂
You have put into words many feelings that I share with you, and I think many others do also. That feeling of inner calm is indeed a driving force – overwhelming and addictive is a good way to put it.
I also share your beliefs on coincidence. I don’t adhere to the concept that anything is preordained, or that our fates are written in stone, mostly because of my belief in the truth of our free will. I don’t think these two beliefs are contradictory. Instead, I think the answers(if indeed there are answers – or questions, for that matter) may exist in that large part of our minds that we don’t use, or at least access to more truth can be found there. Being open to that which we can’t define, or, to be more succinct, do not try to define, may be the path to that enlightenment – as opposed to accepting what our society and culture presents as the norm. We are, after all, using very little of the grey matter we were born with, and it seems arrogant to me to think that we truly understand what we are capable of achieving with our minds, as a race.
Beautifully put. Also I’d like to add that the sense of inner calm that we are both alluding to is not necessarily sedate, but rather is like a very intense electrical current, for me at least, that provides a sense of highly focussed clarity whereby a vaster range of memories are accessible. Knowledge and memory as I understand them are synonymous, this topic forms a part of this series that I aim to publish here. My aim over the years has been to learn to interpret that inner sensation/vision/calm as adequately as possible into words, which I’m sure you can attest to is difficult at times. You are right too in suggesting that this ability to ‘tune in’ is more about using parts of the brain perhaps that are not always used as a result of current cultural belief structures, thus detracting from the notion that it is supernatural in any way. In fact I think it is very natural and human, and can be, is active in all of us to one extent or another.
Thank you for your wonderful and studied insights. It is clear to me that you are an extraordinary person, and I feel very privileged that you have taken the time to visit and share your thoughts. Very interesting and helpful to me.
A privilege and pleasure for me also, and you provide such inspiration.
Yes, I agree totally, it is like being a part of the universal flow, both peaceful and charged with positive energy, where clarity is abundant-a feeling of oneness. The passing on of information is quite a bit more difficult. When not in this state of being, definitions seem impossible, and when in it, they seem useless, or un-needed.
I find the dialogue very helpful also. Blessings.
“When not in this state of being, definitions seem impossible, and when in it, they seem useless, or un-needed.” – how true!
Have a great day! Blessings.
Needless to say, I find you to be quite extraordinary also, and I think that you yearn also for a time when we all are, thus simply becoming a better kind of ordinary, as a race.
My sentiments exactly. However, I know that I create my own reality so I find it fascinating to consider how things are in my version of reality. That such diversity exists in its extraordinary way. It only seems extraordinary compared to the existing dim view of the world that we are taught culturally, but there has to be a reason for that too. Honestly I don’t believe that it’s any great mystery and the nature of reality can be discerned from the most simple model. There is a pattern of events that seems to occur throughout our perception of reality, from the tiniest of particles to the universe. Everything is a version of itself – the unifying self of which we are all a part.
As I read this, I didn’t immediately think of “Cogito ergo sum.” I felt you were more talking about personal self-actualization, in way. Perhaps a more spiritual or metaphysical aspect. I agree that we have energies and we can certainly affect our course by what we choose to accept for ourselves, even those “facts” we choose to accept as truths.
Having studied history for years, this really hits home, as it is normal for historical “facts” to change, become reversed, or recombined as a matter of course as time elapses. Pluto went from being non-existent, to a planet, and then to being a non-planet all in less time than it takes for it to make a single revolution around the sun. And yet, Pluto has been wholly unaware of our definitions and could it talk, would beg to differ with even our latest facts. We differentiate between opinions and facts by saying facts are those opinions that we believe. It is an interesting intellectual debate to wonder how many other facts (DNA programming for instance) we can change merely by not accepting their dominion over us.
I think the creation of reality is such a complex intricate process in terms that we might understand it, and one that we are so accustomed to that many of us just don’t question the innate nature of any knowledge. Nothing is outside of us or beyond us, there are no barriers or separations, those are just convenient terms in order to help us compartmentalise and categorise our experience, but in truth we are at the very centre of our experience, of our universe, with god, the divine residing in us in the way that it resides in everything. There is no beginning and end to energy, it is what it is and we are all part of its flow. Every movement and fluctuation is felt even if no longer overtly and consciously acknowledged.
Assuming that is true, It is highly possible that the “godhood” in man varies greatly, or at least each person’s awareness of it is so small as to render it ineffective. As a result, many people follow rote paths along their lives, thinking they are following God without once realizing that requires introspection and action. Perhaps God or the universe’s plans for us are to self-actualize and connect to the energy that binds all the pieces into a whole.
We see ourselves as these whole, solid entities, not once thinking of the molecules, atoms, and sub-atomic particles that comprise us. Our whole is pieces, yet we still believe ourselves somehow separate from the other pieces.
Personally I think that everybody’s godhood works just fine for them, it’s just most don’t even notice it because it is as familiar to them as their own faces. In order to see clearly sometimes you have to step away in order to see the wood for the trees. But there is a difference between following God and acknowledging your own godhood. One places focus apart from you, the other acknowledges the self as the prime mover and shaker. I know which I’d choose, simply because it is far more empowering to take responsibility for the choices that you make than placing that responsibility on someone or something that just cannot make decisions for you based on your own experience.
You are right of course my very talented friend, there is no separation. It’s just a convenient illusion that we all subscribe to because it serves us to do so.