If Reality is Perception – What Else Can We Not See #3 #cong23 #reality
We largely experience and interpret reality through our senses but what energy fields exists beyond these, how can we access them and what do they mean.
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- Our senses and the brain interpretation help from our reality
- We are surrounded by energy fields
- These energy field could change our sense of reality
- We are still evolving
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Sometime around 1674 Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the first man to make and use a real microscope, became the first person to observe bacteria and protozoa . This might not seem like a ground breaking event but similar to the first viewings through a telescope it revealed entirely new worlds we did not know existed and changed our perception about reality.
Much of what we believe is real is directly connected to what we perceive and much of what we perceive is through our senses. The Berkely Greater Good project defined it even further “What we perceive in any given moment is not only determined by sensory input, but by our personal physical abilities, energy levels, feelings, social identities, and more.”
Simplistically our perception of reality is formed by a muscle inside a bone casing that depends on inputs from our sensory organs – taste, smell, vision, hearing, and touch amongst other contested senses.
These sensory organs are unreliable, can be easily fooled plus they are quite limited. Some animals for example can detect forms of energy invisible to us, like magnetic and electrical fields .
It would also appear that our senses and perception system might be blinkered in order to protect us or keep us focused on our more core function or put more succinctly by Jay van Bavel at New York University “The main goal of the perceptual system is to keep the brain alive, so you can pass on your genes,”
Let is also consider the claim that we only use 10% of our brains (this figure is hotly contested and criticised) but with training our brains can perceive things that are otherwise relatively invisible so logically it stands that there energy fields or other phenomenon around us that could change our sense of reality. At its simplest what would change if we could experience what animals can like sharks being able to detect electric fields, snakes seeing thermal images, reindeers seeing ultra violet light, birds seeing extra colours, elephants with infrasonic sounds and Honey bees ability to detect the Earth’s magnetic field.
But what if there was more. And if so how would we access it and also how might we evolve further in the future to do so.
Various religions has long relied on storytelling about spirits and energy fields that exist around even though we have little proof. Could hallucinogenic drugs or entering trance like states where people report experiencing spirit guardians who guide them be real or simply altered dreams. Ceremonies with the drug ayahuasca are rough experiences and its unclear are they opening up access to energy fields or simply deeply resetting the brain and allowing people to view deeper in to the mirror?
If everything is energy it holds that we are surrounded by energy. Frequently this is translated as the presence of spirits.
Unfortunately despite lots of theories there is little tangible evidence and proof. However we have all had that six sense of something positive or negative when we enter a certain room or a premonition of something to come.
There are also plenty of Out of Body stories especially near death experience ones. Frequently these feature being to see/experience events in other rooms normally during operations or even being clinically dead. Science explains some of these as an output of the brain.
Personally I believe that our brains and sensory inputs are still at a pretty primitive stage of evolution. Taking this a bit further there are energy fields flowing around us that in future we may be able to detect (either through enhancements or biological evolution) and equally in the future we will be able to interpret these energy fields. I don’t see this as being able to see our dead parents but rather the core energy that once formed them but disintegrated once they died.
Currently we are very poor at both perceiving and understanding energy fields but acknowledging that we do not know everything and being open to new thinking and curious in our pursuit of knowledge could be to our benefit. It has served us well in the past. In Yuval Noah Harari book Sapiens he explains that what distinguished the European powers from other similar empires and lead to their almost global dominance was their embrace of ignorance and the desire to overcome it. In this case it was seeking out distant lands and conquering them but the principle is probably reasonably similar.
We appear to be at a meeting point where quantum physics/multiverse theories seem to be intersecting with and almost validating Shamanism and more simplistic religious beliefs, that have long been ridiculed. The evidence might already be there but we cannot process it using our currently understanding of what we believe is real.
For certain there is much more to know and understand about our reality and we should not just trust what our senses tell us. Afterall we could just be stuck in a computer generated matrix.