Seeing is believing... or is it?
Seeing is believing... or is it?
“Let the eyes see what the heart has already felt.”Serge Benhayon
We all think our eyes are our greatest sensory organs and we rely on vision more than any of our other senses.
In fact, there is a saying – “seeing is believing” – reflecting the fact that most of us only rely on what we can see with our own two eyes. But science has now shown that our heart is our greatest sensory organ, that the heart feels everything, and feels it long before we sense it with our other organs.
Scientists in Berlin created a room, shielded from external electromagnetic signals, for the purpose of measuring the subtle signals from our bodies. This is quite a difficult thing to do, given that everything is energy and so we are surrounded by energy! In this room, they were able to measure the very subtle electromagnetic field generated by the heart, but not that of the brain, whose electromagnetic field is much smaller.
This experiment confirms that the heart is not just an organ that simply beats to pump blood, but has an energetic field, or an emanation that is subtle, yet powerful. Science is starting to shed light on the energetic quality of our bodies and it is starting to acknowledge that we are far more subtle and responsive than we have given ourselves credit for.
It is a simple truth that we feel everything – we have just chosen to not be aware of the fact. We know how someone is feeling before they walk into the room – we can feel them coming, and feel how they are. We know if something is wrong with our boss, our partner, our parents, our children – and we know if that something has something to do with us!
So why do we depend so much on our eyes and our other sensory organs?
When we were young we felt with our hearts, with our whole body and being. We trusted our feelings and lived in a feeling world. We did not need a scientist with a special room to confirm the truth we felt! Our feeling senses developed well before our sight and hearing – the feel of our mother in the womb, the beat of her heart, and when we emerged from her, the touch of her skin, the warmth and softness of her, the smell and taste of her, the feeling of love.
As time passes, many of us choose to switch off our sixth sense, our clairsentience. The world outside the womb does not match the feeling of love we remember and it hurts to feel that, so we shut down our awareness of what we feel without being aware that we can never stop feeling it. We are educated to rely more and more on our eyes; we learn to trust only what we see and we learn to over-ride, even dismiss, what we feel, even when we know it is true.
Not choosing clairsentience
We are born with clairsentience – the ability to feel and know everything. So why do we shut that ability down in later years?
We learn to value the physical form over the quality of being – true beauty is deeply felt with all our senses, including our clairsentience – but our perception of beauty becomes a physical phenomenon, something we see, not something we feel – and this beauty is not a constant, but a changeable thing, a mark we can never measure up to. We are bombarded with digitally manufactured images of physical ‘perfection’ everywhere – magazines, TV, movies, advertising – that constantly encourage us to feel less about ourselves and to look outside ourselves for something to make us look or feel better.
But our eyes just receive light – that is all. The processing of images occurs in the brain, and this processing is subject to our interpretation, so what we see is very subjective and heavily influenced by the ideals and beliefs we have taken on in life, which literally form the way we view the world.
Even on a physical level, the images that we receive from the eye are inverted both top to bottom and left to right, so everything is literally upside-down and back-to-front in the brain and has to be re-interpreted for us to see things “as they are”.
And we tend to fill in gaps to make ‘sense’ of what we see – we literally create visual stories – and even more interestingly, we choose what we do and do not see, for only 1% of the images we receive reach our conscious awareness.
What determines what we choose to see and what we do not?
Why is this something we have so little awareness and understanding of?
Why are we so blind to the limitations of our sight?
When we understand the nature of vision/sight it becomes clear that “Seeing is believing” is an absolute illusion. Our eyes are used to feed us images that create and support the world we have built around us. And yet we have been taught to rely on our eyesight, more than all our other senses, and at the expense of our true sense, our common sense, our clairsentience.
How does this affect how we see ourselves, others, and the world around us?
How does this influence the way we live our lives?
And how has it influenced science?
In science we have come to study only what we can see and measure with the limited tools that we have to measure things. Physics is happy to work with the unseen realm of energy, but in the biological sciences, if we cannot see it, and we cannot measure it, we do not study it! Is this not extraordinary?
And we do not honour anything that cannot be or has not yet been scientifically proven, forgetting how very limited are the few measuring tools we have when considered in relation to the limitlessness of the Universe, so we have given away our power – and our responsibility – of knowing by feeling what is true, to the very few of us who are good at measuring things in a very specific, visually bound way.
We are taught that our eyes – what we see – and our minds – what we think – are what matters, and feelings are derided as being “emotional”.
But our eyes are used to fool us in many, many ways in the world – magic tricks, clever visual illusions, advertising – and reality is photo-shopped to the point where we are forever disappointed when we meet the real things and people in life.
Even in science, we have been fooled. Statistics have been used, like a magic trick, to get us to see what the scientist wanted us to see, to show something to be true when it isn’t. Increasingly, we are being shown that much of the research we were told was the absolute truth was not true at all – that there have been scientists who have deliberately falsified results, or just blindly followed others, or been fooled themselves by their own desire to have the outcome be a certain way.
No matter how cleverly we try to keep bias (which is ourselves and the filters we look through, composed of our agendas, preferences and needs) out of science, bias is always there – because experiments are done by people like us – and bias is especially controlling when what the “eyes see” dominates what the “heart feels”. Even the most honest scientist can be caught by this unconscious bias when they let the eyes lead the way.
So how can we learn to trust ourselves – what we see and what we feel – again?
Do we wait for the scientists to tell us that we can trust our heart and its incredible field of awareness? Or do we make this choice for ourselves?
Is there a way to use our eyes in service to our true feelings?
The only thing we can truly trust is the wisdom of our feelings; not our “gut feelings”, which are emotional and influenced by other people and events, but the true feelings of our inner-heart – what we know and have always known to be true.
If we allow ourselves to truly feel, our eyes can confirm what our hearts have already felt, and we can re-develop a relationship with the truth – with our clairsentience – with the feelings of our inner-heart.
This is an exploration worth undertaking for this is our own science, and we are the way. Our clairsentience reveals the true nature of all things, the truth that our eyes have been trained to not see. Opening ourselves up to seeing and feeling the truth again is how we free ourselves of the belief that relies on this one sense alone, and opens us to greater understanding of life and the majesty of it that at times defies our eyes, but is always known by the heart.