A friend since childhood wrote to me this week,
I used to wonder if, once I became awake, I'd be able to see new colors. My thought was that I might be conditioned and living within my own self-imposed limitations (the gateless-gate). The answer, of course, is that I'm living in a physical shell that has certain physiological abilities and limitations and so, no, I wouldn't see new colors.
'Agreed. Not while bound to the brain projected reality and mental concepts will we see anything radically new. Our sense of sight, for example, perceives only a small range of the color spectrum. Those who have had a oneness experience sometimes report sensing colors beyond that normal range, as in the comment from a reader, at the end of this post.
'My feeling is that only over a new sense will we perceive what is actual. The new sense is related to empathy, intuition, felt visualization, and experiential oneness with what is to be seen. This new sense, which has not yet a name, will emerge in humans who step into it.'
The book, 'Biocentrism', by two eminent scientists, makes this so clear. In my words, the astounding architecture of the brain converts sensory input into manageable pictures of a reality that does not exist outside the brain!
Basically, what exists beyond has no time, space, or death. It is a state of conscious pure potentiality. It is far beyond the limitations of our physical senses to perceive, beyond the greatest intellect to fully comprehend, and beyond all human language to convey. It is, in the words of the Biocentrism co-author Bob Berman, who had a life-changing oneness experience, 'ineffable.'
The Biocentrism scientists concur with Einstein that "Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world; all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends with it." — Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions (1954)
Of course, as with any quote, one has to consider the context and extensions in order to arrive at a more rounded perspective. Fifty years ago, as a teenager and member of the Theosophical Society, I looked at their motto, 'There is no religion higher than Truth,' and added, 'And the purest form of Truth is experience.'
That can be mis-leading. For experience to lead to Truth, if such exists, it must be interpreted by discernment (which comes from discipline and often from experience.)
But to me, only facts and not Truth can exist within a brain-projected reality. The Truth is beyond the brain's false reality — in the Actuality, called by some the cosmos of consciousness (as in Biocentrism), the Source, the One Being, or God. Is that the zero point field? I wonder.
Sure, we still have to do with the false reality, the common hallucination, that most of us live in, as it is where we think we survive. And many fear looking outside their familiarity, however disturbed the supposedly known may be.
My experience with hallucinogens has been limited to some light experimentation in my teens, and an adult Ayahuasca journey. It was enough, that I can discern an altered state of consciousness.
What makes my toes twinkle is the state of expanded consciousness I am beginning to feel (without chemicals) while following the breathing and visualizations of the 'One Being Mantra' I composed.
Admittedly, today was only my third run, and the temperature in my outdoor 'meditation hall' is in the 90s. Certainly environmental conditions affect such a test, and I do not claim to be scientific. Also, my anticipation could alter my perceptions. If I were a prudent person, I would not be posting this until there has been a term of consistent experience.
But, this is me. I have been writing my vision ahead of my contemporaries since high school. One of my classmates back then wrote in response to one of my articles, 'I wish Gary Smith would leave us alone.' The memory brings a smile. Whether or not the vision is true in whole or part, remains to be seen.
Once proven to a degree by consistency, there ought to be ways to measure the validity of an expanded state of consciousness. Personally, I am not interested in a theme park ride of the mind whilst sitting in a comfort chair. Cosmic consciousness must be embodied, and bring a transformational elevation of the person, or it is just a passing cloud.
The validity of the longer term experience is measured by the quality of my actions and character, and eventually, I imagine, by powers for service to Source, which originate in laws that are from beyond the brain-projected reality.
There is a whole lot more on this, and for any interested, a search of the keyword 'brain' on the Whole Human site brings up a rich land for exploration.
On an ordinary day,
walking in a normal way,
of a sudden all was changed,
the world around me re-arranged.
Whatever I had thought was real,
had disappeared, and I could feel,
that feeling is the sense to trust --
all else perceived shall turn to dust.
When I was in the spontaneous state of oneness, it was truly authentic. I feel that time in this state does not exist. I also feel that the effect on my body was that of rejuvenation, so I feel very sure it works in an unknown fashion to nurture the physical body. I also feel that a spontaneous experience is much different than one in which one attempts to bring the experience about intentionally.
[When I was in the spontaneous state of oneness, it was truly authentic. ]
Could you tell us the whole story?
[I feel that time in this state does not exist. ]
That coincides with quantum theory, which says that in this state we are talking about, time, space, and death do not exist.
[I also feel that the effect on my body was that of rejuvenation, so I feel very sure it works in an unknown fashion to nurture the physical body. ]
Thank you so much for that insight. May I include your comment in a Whole Human post?
[I also feel that a spontaneous experience is much different than one in which one attempts to bring the experience about intentionally.]
Would you be willing to test the One Being Mantra, and write how that experience is for you? It is a four minute audio of breathing and visualization, and can be downloaded or I will send by PM.
Yes to all questions. I’ve been on the Spirit Trail since birth. I described an experience I had when my father was transitioning in reply to another of your posts.
In response to another of your posts, I was recalling my experience with sensory intake on a spiritual level. I wrote, “20 years ago as my father lay in a coma in hospice, he appeared to me at his home. I didn’t see him with my physical eyes. He communicated to me that he wanted to show me where he was. He sent me sensory information that bombarded my brain with scents, flavors, colors, sounds, and sensations, and he said, “it’s so much more than I can show you.”
And I used the word “brain” but that isn’t correct. I was just trying to parallel your use of the word. My experience was a spiritual one outside of the body but perhaps involving the mind and soul.
Thank you for repeating it. Anyway it is always good to share stories like this where new readers can benefit. And, though I remember now, your wording of this re-telling speaks to me more clearly. Perhaps because I am in a more receptive space. Blessings.
"Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that self-actualization was the default state for human beings. He said: ‘I think of the self-actualizing man not as an ordinary man with something added, but rather as the ordinary man with nothing taken away.’
Take a second to think about that because it may just overturn everything you ever thought you knew about Maslow's theory.
In essence Maslow was saying that we are hardwired to self-actualize. The implications of this idea are astounding.
Can you imagine what it would be like if we took these ideas seriously and we began to design our institutions - schools, universities, and so on, around the idea that people are hard wired to self-actualize?"
I believe all of the above and if it is true of all human beings then beneath the surface of all cultures is riptide current pushing us individually and collectively towards self realization. I believe Maslow's observation is evidence of homeostasis at work.
Your contributed insight is appreciated. As my post proved, I am not an historian. Neither am I professionally trained in any disciple, such as psychology. But I do respect what little I know of Maslow — and learned something about what is commonly called his hierarchy of needs (although I've read that its actual history is different than the popular perception.)
In May, 2016, I wrote a post which included the below about Maslow, and I'm interested to have dialogue with you, as you are clearly more informed than me in this arena. Four years after writing the post, I am less inclined to refer to emotional maturity because my focus has moved publicly towards my real, lifelong passion of spiritual evolution (a term to be discussed). But to be clear, I am interested in anything you have further to say about Maslow. May I add your comment to a Whole Human post?
What exactly is self-actualization?
Abraham Maslow described self-actualization as a high-level need in the following way: “What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization…It refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming." (Maslow, 1954, Motivation and Personality, p. 93) 
I am in complete agreement with Maslow to this place and with his outlook in general — and branch away when it comes to what a human being can be. Visionaries have seen into the future of technology. Their visions, thought strange and crazy in their day, became the everyday reality of more 'advanced' technology. Who has envisioned an 'advanced' human?
Yes, there is the philosophical concept of the Renaissance Man, that 'a man can do all things if he will,' which considered man the "centre of the universe, limitless in his capacities for development, and led to the notion that men should try to embrace all knowledge and develop their own capacities as fully as possible." 
I see the whole human not as being advanced, the centre of the universe or able to do all things. It is not about trying, knowledge, or developing, but simply about growing into emotional maturity, an original design of Nature that has never been realized. My 'vision' is not envisioning in the sense of fantasizing some grandiose idea. It is gained by listening deeply to what Life is saying and perceiving what already is. Engineers cannot design the emerging human, as Nature has already written the blueprint.
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