Multi-sensory Perception

We are all acquainted with the controversial word psychic. Although the word translated comes from a French word simply meaning clear sight or clear seeing, many of us associate anything psychic with gypsies, crystal balls, or reality TV shows. The term psychic has certainly gotten a bad rap over the centuries with public displays of charlatan sideshows, fraudulent practices and scientific skepticism but is now slowly coming back into public awareness with a very specific understanding in relation to societal evolution and human awakening. The word psychic is actually a term that encompasses a number of traits and abilities that have been labeled “extra sensory” or in addition to the 5 basic senses of the body. The 5 basic senses as we have been taught are known as eye sight, olfactory (smell), auditory hearing from the ear, taste from taste buds on the tongue, and touch with the skin. Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth and Skin. Anything perceived outside of these basic receptors have been considered “extra sensory” and fall under the term extra sensory perception (E.S.P.) or psychic within the guidelines of post-modern culture. There aren’t too many of us that would consider ourselves, psychic or having E.S.P because the worlds of altered states and supernatural awareness do not seem to have a place in our common daily life experience. Our understanding of “clear seeing” is often thought of as being otherworldly, strange or gifts that only special people have but that is not the case.

Born as Multi-sensory Human

We have all been born as multi-sensory humans, which include various aspects of clear seeing. In addition to the 5 basic senses we also sense through clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience, all which derive from basic human experiences of intuition. There are certainly varying degrees of how we all perceive, with some of us better than others but we all have the ability. In fact, most of us can remember more times than one where we knew something was going to happen before it did or had a gut feeling about something that came true. It’s in our wiring, in our nervous system and it is the way our soul communicates with us to give us higher information. Whether we listen to what our soul speaks to us or not is entirely another issue. Regardless of our awareness, our ability to experience life as a multi-sensory being is still there. So why not pause to listen? Author and teacher Gary Zukav describes multisensory perception as living with the awareness of your soul:

It is (also) resonating with the idea that you are more than a mind and a body, that you are a soul, and that there is a difference between your personality and your soul. Your personality is your mind, your body and your intuitional structure. Your soul is that part of you that existed before you were born and that will exist after you die. It is that part of you that longs for harmony, cooperation, sharing and reverence for life. As you create your life with those intentions, you align yourself with your soul. Your experience becomes one of continual gratitude and joy, even when things are difficult. Multisensory perception is awareness from a soul level. Gary Zukav – Seat of the soul Article

Into a Resilient Life

As we move into a resilient life it is so important to see ourselves as multi-sensory beings and learn to trust what we hear, and see and feel on a subtle level. A good way to start is to spend more time in quiet and stillness and in nature with the intention of listening to your soul. Simply by being present with the sounds and energies around you with the intension of experiencing your highest knowing open the door to a multi-sensory experience. When we give permission to ourselves to experience life in an expanded state and in partnership with all of the subtle cues and nuances that are ever present, we can begin creating a beautiful and authentic foundation of resiliency.

Lauren Monroe Allen

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Lauren Monroe Allen, MA, LMT is a healing intuitive, teacher, author and musician. A wife, mother and co-founder of the Raven Drum Foundation and Project Resiliency, she brings her life-long knowledge of spiritual healing and practice to wounded warriors, teens and communities in crisis.

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