A Moment in Time: October 1st, 2012. “The New ‘Extrasensual’ You”
Do you consider yourself to be a sensual person? I hope you do because you are! Throughout time, religion and culture have been in charge of transforming our meaning of sensuality even to the point where today, for many, to be sensual can only be treated as a private matter, as something we should not cultivate or divulge, and even as something that can negatively be labeled as forbidden.
Truth is that we are all sensual beings. It is our nature and it is the way God, Source, or Spirit, originally imagined our human bodies so that we would be able to feel the multitude of experiences that life would be constantly offering us since birth. In which point of history was it that we as a whole decided to become thinking beings instead of feeling beings as God initially intended us to be? Our world experiences the reality we share at present because we have forgotten that our eyes, ears, mouth, nose and skin were created to feel and not so much to think! But I won’t go back in time to observe where was it that the distorted interpretations of our sensual nature began, enough of dwelling upon a nonexistent past. Instead, I’ll focus on our most urgent task: the reinterpretation of that which happens when we’re seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching.
Here’s a short exercise. What happens when someone caresses your hand in a loving and tender way and your lips immediately smile? What happens when you see a picture of the exotic island with heavenly blue skies and relaxing sandy beaches that you’ve always wanted to visit? What happens when you smell the comforting aroma of one of your favorite dishes inundating all of your body while you breathe it in with great pleasure? What happens when you put a piece of mouthwatering chocolate in your tongue? And what happens when you listen to your favorite tune while your heart is making your feet dance even if you’re sitting down? Try to imagine yourself experiencing any or all of these moments and you’ll notice that you’ll be feeling before any thought comes to your mind. So why keep seeing ourselves only as thinking beings when first of all we’re always feeling as sensual beings? And why keep on ignoring that we’re constantly feeling life through our heart, even if we are not mentally conscious of this natural process?
Of course, the feelings that we perceive through our senses can be pleasurable or not. This depends on the beliefs we have and on the way we understand what is a bad feeling, a good feeling and all the nuances located between these two extremes. But I’ll keep it simple for now as I’m focusing on the feelings that happen before we allow our ego mind to initiate its cruel job of labeling, comparing, quantifying and qualifying our life experiences. Here, I’m referring to the primal feelings which allow us to go beyond what we have been taught to be possible, the ones that offer us the possibility of living as the ‘extrasensual’ beings we were born to be, the extraordinary beings we truly are.
As expected, no theory can be proven if we’re not willing to practice until it becomes a fact. One thing I know for sure: Our senses do have an ‘extrasensual’ function that we are all ready to explore. We all deserve to live richer and fuller lives and it is through our sensuality that we’ll discover the magnificence of the new world that has been waiting for us for such a long time.
Until next time and don’t forget to be love!