Humans have five senses that are based on signals we receive through the ears, eyes, skin, tongue, and nose. Scientists are still working to understand all of the complicated tasks these senses accomplish. As we know today, the brain takes these signals and makes logic of them, and this in turn creates our interpretation of the world. Yes, our interpretation of what we think this “world” consists of. Everything we’ve ever come to know since we were born, including our time in the womb, has been based on sensory experiences. How can we really be sure that this so-called “world” we perceive actually exists outside of our own imagination? Why is it important to understand the effect our imagination has on our experience of this “world” and our daily living?
I loved the example I read in a blog from 2008. The writer said to “Turn off all the lights, electronics, or other contraptions in your room, close your eyes, sit very still and, if you can, try to imagine that you cannot see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. You would be nothing but a brain hovering in the middle of an endless abyss of space.” Think about this. Your consciousness would still exist, but the abilities to experience your “world” would have been taken away. It’s like being in a deep coma you might say.
Therefore, we can deduce from this test that the senses are part of your consciousness. They are the activity of mind, not a physical sensation.
As the brain, speaking in metaphysical terms, is the seat of individual intelligence, or the picturing forth of this Universal, absolute, and limitless Intelligence, it is clear that the five senses are directly connected to the brain’s activities. This individual Intelligence is sending out signals of “hearing” (hearing the truth), “sight” (seeing the truth), “touch” (being in touch with the truth), “taste” (taking in the truth and digest it) and the “smell” (differentiate between right and wrong, ultimately coming to a conclusion based on truth).
The world and your personal existence has meaning through your understanding of this seemingly outward perception, identified through your faculties and your abilities. We form memories through our senses; we envision the future through our senses, our day to day experience depends on our senses, and all in accordance with the inert knowledge of being a full and perfect Soul, even though most individuals haven’t gained this insight at this stage of their lives.
Our body responds to every thought we think. The body always “speaks” to us and we have to listen to its messages. In reality, we think first - the body responds. However, we are not always aware of our habitual thoughts, so by listening to our body, we can interpret the thoughts we have thought of in the first place. Every cell in our body responds to every thought!
If you don’t like the reflection on your body, your thought improvements will do the trick! Tomorrow let’s look closely at our five senses and the meaning of the symbols.
Excerpt from "Forever...and 365 Days" by ULRIKE