We are raised learning our senses first. Every child has a touch and feel book somewhere in the shelves. Something to help us begin with knowing and relating senses to our being.
Before this, in our very earliest beginnings our senses were already forming. We respond to feeling first and foremost. And within our utopian uterus world we are already responding to all the feelings around us and within us. We respond to the feeling and stimulus to grow and to become. It is instinctual.
We then learn of sound. We may not recognise it as sound but we hear. We hear through our feeling. The vibrations and the way it moves us already sparks us to come to know sounds. We can even come to know our name by its sound through the walls of our mothers. And so we progress to discover the senses and all the joy and learnings they bring.
As humans, on the outside world, we come to know mostly of the 5 senses. It seems conveniently we have been sold short on the whole truth of these. Somewhere the 7 senses have been lost to become a shortened version watered down to just 5. Leaving arguably 2 of the most important ones, yet possibly the hardest to comprehend, to the way side.
I wanted to explore the senses in full as their importance is beyond description to gaining full knowledge and acceptance not just of who we are, but our purpose and abilities.
Little introduction needs to be given to the 5 most common. To sight, sound, smell, taste and touch we become well acquainted. They not only help us to grow, they can protect us from harm, and inspire us to create and because of their instant connection they are easy to stay connected to. We open our eyes and see every moment, we are always with scents around us and we constantly can reach out and touch. We often over taste - lol - our way through life and all that the sensation of sampling so many foods can bring to us. But each of these are only the surface components of these senses.
As a child we are far more sensual than we are as adults. As pure energy when born, untainted by ways foreign to us, we rely on them to bring our life to us. The sounds we connect to open our access points within our world, to our mother, to the void, to music, to our name and slowly to all things opening greater and greater.
In addition to growth and protection we gain from looking within when we close our eyes, when we turn our senses within and reconnect to memories through scent, or a touch that helps us recall a moment we may have shared. Our senses teach us. They allow all of our becoming to happen through them. They allow us to learn and respond to life around us and soul within us. We become through them.
What then of the other 2 senses that are overlooked? As feeling beings we are feeling long before all else. As energy we connect through vibration and feeling. This occurs from the very beginning. Within us, we recognise this as a 'gut' feeling - our soul entry point. Mostly known as our intuition. A space we live from as a child, but slowly in becoming an adult we disconnect to place our connections greater on the sensual responses of the five pleasures of sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. In ways that can begin from as early as infancy we are encouraged to disconnect from feeling. Not to cry when our instinct is to cry. Not to speak when we feel the need. Not to respond to a knowing and instinct of wanting to explore or reach out. And so slowly over time disconnect from feelings occurs and we find little attention is turned to the twinges of intuition that once guided us. To what is the very first of our senses.
As humans our voice is essential. This of course is the 7th sense, the last that we connect to. Our ability to express is how we communicate and connect and it is vital to our becoming that we are allowed to use our voice as a means of expression.
The purpose of the voice like all senses is as a portal of truth
We feel, connect, give and receive through our senses. Our voice is often without recognition to the senses yet its resonance is one of great power to our vibration.
Our senses are both connection and expression. They allow us to connect to ourselves, to each other and to a deeper level of consciousness. As our consciousness grows so does our connection and our desire for connection. The level at which we connect is the level at which we are consciously aware. As this grows so does both our desire to connect and our ability to connect.
Of the 7 senses it varies which is the most sensitive and instinctual amongst us individually. We all have infinite possibility of sensual awareness available to us, some simply access this more than others. The more we connect and use them and recognise them, the stronger they become and the greater we are in tune with our being 'sensual'. The greater our connection to the senses the more we seek to use them, and with the voice, we begin to challenge life around us and experience and experiment with who we are. Its vibration and resonance carries light within its sound and so captures all things around it. It holds tones of colour and impacts on even becoming a touch. Its resonance holds truth.
This all folds into one as we recognise our greater consciousness, we recognise our awareness of self. The greater our awareness of self the greater our truth. We sound out our truth in all ways for others to see, hear, smell, touch, taste and hear. The greater we focus on our energy and resonance we can even be recognised for the energy and feeling that we bring. In this, the senses act as the truths final journey out of who we are.
The greater we learn to draw upon, control and work with our senses we master our own truth and being and it becomes the masters ways of silence, To honour all that we are, and our impact upon life and each other and to become one with it all through our senses.