As we expand our consciousness, our perceptions expand as well. With the awakening of our expanded perceptions, the volumes of information that have been hidden behind the limitations of our five physical senses come to the surface of our awareness and create a transparency in our reality. This “all knowing” in our daily life serves to tear down the remaining illusions of limitation and separation. |
Just as we have special talents in our daily lives, certain expanded perceptions will be stronger and will come “online” first to our mundane consciousness. We all have these expanded perceptions as an innate component of our true, multidimensional nature. A greater number of us would openly use our expanded perceptions if we had not suffered judgment from those who feared that which they could not understand. Fortunately, as more and more of us awaken, there is less judgment. Therefore, more and more of us are “coming out” with our newly activated, or long hidden, perceptual abilities.
Activating our expanded perceptions
As with all spiritual/enlightened endeavors, we cannot try to awaken or force our expanded perceptions. The Path to awakening is like a river in which we must stay in the center current to allow ourselves to be easily carried along with the flow. If we struggle or work, we only push ourselves out of the center current and into the many eddies and whirlpools of third dimensional life.
One of the main keys to restoring our innate “psychic” perception is to listen to the still, small voice within that whispers into our mind, heart and body. Just as our physical body uses our five sense to inform us of what we are hearing, seeing, feeling, smelling and touching, it also alerts us to information that resonates to the expanded frequencies of our higher consciousness.
Through merging with, downloading and integrating our Multidimensional SELF into our third dimensional earth vessel, we upload our new, multidimensional operating system to bring these expanded perceptions online. Then our brain, our biological computer, can signal our body to respond to frequencies of information that were beyond the threshold of our old, third dimensional operating system.
Remember, we do not just raise our consciousness. We expand it. As we expand our consciousness, thinking, expectations and perceptions, we receive information, not only with the fourth, fifth and sixth dimensions and beyond, but also with the second, first dimensions, and the quantum realities. When we moved into our exploration of the extremes of individuality, we became separated from our body, our animal instincts, our SELF, others, Spirit, “Heaven,” the planet and all of Nature. One of the innate, animal perceptions that we lost was our instinct.
Instinct, which is an innate "knowing," is a second dimensional ability based on our "primitive self" who has the ability to tune into the planet to know where there is water, what food will heal us or poison us and the location of our "tribe." If we "give a horse his head," he will find water. Animals in the wild know what food they are meant to eat and what food will hurt them. Animals know when a predator is stalking them or simply sharing the waterhole. In our quest for evolution, we have lost some of our basic survival skills.
Our instincts are usually a physical sensation, which our left-brain, logical self has been trained to ignore. However, as we regain our Whole Brain Thinking, we begin to become close friends with our earth vessel. As we awaken, we begin to realize that WE are not our body. WE are IN our body. Our physical form is one of many forms that surround our consciousness. However, without our physical body we cannot continue to play the 3D Game.
In other realities in which we held a tribal consciousness, or in which we had to survive off the land, our instinct was one of our most important perceptions. Our instincts are able to pull together information from our five physical senses that are just below our threshold of perception. However, when the distant vision, quiet sound, faint oder, proximity of someone or something that we cannot touch comes together in our right brain, our instincts give us the meaning of the subliminal information. Unfortunately, if we still deny our right-brain perceptions because we have become trapped in our logic, we will not receive their message.
When we say, “I just have a feeling,” or “I sense that I am being watched,” these statements are arising from our instincts. When we give our attention to these messages, we reinforce our instincts and invite them to remain active in our lives. All of our expanded perceptions are much like muscles. If we use them, they get stronger, but if we don"t use them, we lose them.
Empathy is the ability to feel another person"s emotions. It is a second dimensional ability shared by "primitive" tribal societies, herd animals, and birds in a flock. An example of this is when our pet comes up and nudges us in an attempt to comfort our sadness. Other examples are a mother"s understanding of what her nonverbal infant needs or a healer"s deep knowing of how a patient feels.
Empathy is another one of our “animal perceptions,” in which we must pay attention to our bodies in order to receive and understand them. Darwin wrote about animals" four basic emotions as a means for survival. The survival purpose of fear is to create a state of fight or flight; sadness creates bonding within the herd/pack/flock; happiness urges procreation of the species; and anger"s purpose is to break through barriers. Our third dimensional animal self makes use of emotions in much the same way.
We tend to be more empathic with people that we deeply care for, even love. However, intense anger or fear can doom us to feeling the emotions of the person whom we greatly dislike. The complicated part of empathy is that we feel the emotions of another in our own bodies, as if they are our emotions. Therefore, to avoid confusion we need to understand our own emotions. For example, if we are in a fine mood and we walk into a room where someone is angry, it will not feel like that person is angry, but instead it will feel like we are angry.
In order to differentiate between our own feelings and someone else"s, we need to have a conscious recognition of our own emotions. Then, when we walk into that room and say, “I suddenly feel very angry,” we can also say, “However, it does not feel like my anger.” In that case, we can look around the room to determine the source of the anger that we have been feeling inside our own body. Empathy is not limited to time and space. We can suddenly feel an emotion from someone far away. However, this is usually only when we have a strong, psychic attachment to that person.
Fear and anger are very loud emotions because they are important to activate the Fight/Flight Response of our body. These emotions are loud in our psyche because they are directly related to our survival mechanism. Sadness is not as loud, but it is very contagious. We have all had experiences of crying at a funeral of someone we didn"t know that well, but we empathically feel everyone"s sadness.
Love, and the happiness that arises from love, comes in two categories: 1) conditional love (from humans); and 2) unconditional love (from Spirit). If we have no ability to feel and identify a certain emotion in our own body, it will be difficult for us to empathically feel that emotion in another. Hence, if we have never experienced someone loving us, or if we have never loved our self, we may be very close to someone who deeply loves us and never know it. It is sad to say that love is learned, but here, in the third dimension, it can be true.
Fortunately, there are those who never lose their connection to spiritual love. These people have “eleventh hour luck,” for they always find someone to love them when they need it, even though they currently have no loving support. In fact, many of those who vowed to awaken in this lifetime were born into loveless childhoods to urge them to look inside to find the love they need. The gift is that when they look inside, they not only find love, they find unconditional love from spirit.
Author Bio :
Suzan Caroll PhD has been a psychotherapist for more than twenty years and is and a life-long student of metaphysics and world religions. Suzan’s yearning to learn more about personal and planetary transformation started when she was a graduate student in the early 1980s. She began the documentation of this quest in 1999 on her website, www.multidimensions.com, which offers an in-depth look at multidimensional consciousness and the journey of awakening to our Multidimensional SELF.
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