Engaging the Five Senses

The intelligent coordination of life consists of four parts: the soul, the mind and the senses of the physical body. Each of these has a specific function that contributes to the wholeness we experience as life and focus to maintain these specific functions leads to a balanced integrated relationship. When imbalance in the physical, emotional or mental arises the inner subjective life that cannot be apprehended by the five senses and the outer physical objective areas of life of the five senses are bifurcated producing duality consciousness. Disconnecting ego (outer life) from the soul (inner life) from the stream of universal consciousness is the contributor of conflict producing human resistance, struggle, disease and pain.

The senses are a fundamental property that arises out of the five elements because they act as a bridge between the non-physical world of soul and mind to the physical body and environment. Without the five senses our internal reality would be completely devoid from an external reality, as the senses gather information from the outer world and perceptions are relayed to the mind in the form of sound; touch and temperature; light; color and form; taste and flavor; and smell.

Our state of consciousness is a vital factor in how we apply or misapply our sense energies. It shapes our reality, as it is the perception we carry of life that shows us where we are in resistance or bondage. If our perception is impaired or diminished, it eventually produces wrong or negative physical and external conditions because our inner source is dis-eased. We do not see things clearly as our emotional biases impair our functions and therefore misapply or misdirect our senses.

The hostility, bitterness, disappointments, deprivation, deficiencies, and antagonisms of our sufferings that comprise our inner state from sensory misapplication turns outward into manifestation, onto the body and onto others. They become our patterns through repetition and reinforcement. Faulty patterns that run deeply within us negate who we are by the inhibition of natural processes and flexibility of movement that results in an imbalance of all the interrelated physiological systems and subtle energies of the chakra system.

When we misuse our senses (touch, sight, taste, hearing and smell) with their objects we have the potential to suffer and create disease. For instance, excessive sensory stimuli borne out of living in the syncopated rhythms of modernity overload the senses from loud music; noisy environments such as living near an airports or train station and traffic; watching too much T.V. or working too long on the computer and reading too much; and talking excessively on the phone. These are considered over-stimulated states of the senses affecting the chakras.

Another example of how we misuse our senses is insufficient sensory input or psychical starvation, a form of deprivation that leads to deficiency and apathetic states where it becomes difficult to react to a situation. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a clear physiological example that occurs during winter months affecting mood changes from little sunlight that feeds the pineal gland whose lack causes depression and disease. Isolation or solitary confinement in prison and war camps also creates agitation and mental imbalance from the inhibition of sensory stimulation from the outside world.

The third way that we misuse our senses is by sensory intake of something traumatic that is morally and emotionally repugnant such as witnessing violence, whether in real life situations, bad relationships or on TV, watching shows that continually feature cruelty, emotional and physical violence. The sensory impression of seeing and hearing distress has a strong impact on the nervous system that disrupts the balance between the mind and body.

Misuse of the senses in general has an adverse effect that weakens and damages the coordination between the mind and body, harming the mind and damaging the body. To engage and strengthen the five senses we use them together as often as we can.

 By Alisa Battaglia

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How about this perspective for a pattern of living? 

How about this perspective for a pattern of living? 

God, Source, Creator, Universal Mind, or whatever name you perceive your God…is within All because Spirit is the essential principle contained in all things imbued with love, intelligence, and Wisdom. From this stream of the One Life, the spiritual triad is formed, the Father-God, Son/Sun-Soul and the Holy Ghost-Spirit.  Here the human being has a method for transformation that requires an awareness of free will and an engagement of the mind. Christ is humanities living example of transformation, transfiguration, and transmutation. Within each of us is the seed, the Universal Christ Pattern, or potential for Christ Consciousness, which is an activated heart centered reality of increasing levels of integration from the “I” perspective (transformation) to engagement with the “We” (transfiguration) to still more inclusive values of “Us” (transmutation). One Love!!!

This blueprint awakens unity consciousness, which is to align the Soul under free will with the higher Will of Source for humanities ascent to the power of good over evil in the material world. Remember that God is the One Life and that all of life is an expression of the ONE GOD, including the shadows of humanity that is labeled sin or evil.

What is called sin or evil, is a divergence from the stream of unity consciousness… movement askew of our potential from the pattern that has been set before us. The forces of rebellion in the unseen forces (astral realm) have been called Satan, the devil, evil, sin, the serpent, Lucifer, The Demiurge, Archon, intrapsychic predators, vampires, ET’s, etc…yet, they are all one in rebellion with Spirit when they move against the Life Urge of Christic initiation with the Living Waters of Wisdom.

Any mind activity that rebels against the influences of good, compassion and care and aligns with influences that distract, distort, rebel, or misalign with the One Source through the pull of material influences, it bifurcates consciousness into parts missing the Living Spiritual markers producing self-amnesia in the striving of higher ideals and values. Spiritual ideals help us to change and grow because they give us something to envision, to strive for. It is what arises spontaneously from the Soul…intuition unfolding revealing and affirming what calls to us from our depths. Authentic transformation is always guided by Core values/ideals or revelation for it to occur, as it is a primary principle for integration. With integration, there is “distinction” between personality-ego and individuality-Soul. Meditation is a means to move inward. Dreams lend insight & guidance.

To sum it up…Evil is a rebellion, an unbalance, of extremes (fundamentalism is an extreme): It is a lack of awareness/ignorance; rebellion & willfulness; aggression & invasion. The so many patterns of the ego that continually miss the mark, divert or misalign with the undivided stream of the One Life.

You may ask yourself what interrupts or diverts you?  What interferes with the pursuit of your ideals?  Most likely, your authentic answers will knock you off your high horse revealing within yourself, the sin of judgment.  But, don’t worry, I am not judging you, because you too, are an expression of God head…perhaps having missed the mark in the extreme.

Blessings,
Reverend Alisa Battaglia

http://www.EcologyoftheSpirit.com
2007