Refined perception results from polishing the physiology on each level and increasing clarity.
I’ve spoken of how purification helps bring clarity and soma refines the structure of the body. But what causes polishing?
Daily experiences of life. Sometimes, the hardest experiences can burnish the most.
If we’re resisting those experiences, we create noise and sludge that hinder our ability to see. This impedes refined perception. But it doesn’t stop the polishing.
However, we won’t recognize the polishing until we clear those windows of perception.
We can call learning a polishing of the mental “body,” Emotions refine the emotional “body,” and so forth. Life experiences also help us stabilize and embody openings.
Thus, if we live a full life, transcend and add soma to the mix, and allow healing of past experiences, we’ll find refined perception arises naturally. This may not show up as visual – the form it takes depends on our dominant sense and inclinations.
Life itself polishes the vehicle of perception. If we learn to enjoy much of what arises, our path will be much smoother.