I’ve written before about our dominant sense. Are we visual, auditory, or more feeling? This often influences how we relate to unfolding spirituality. Someone more somatic, for example, will be more healing and diet conscious but less inclined to subtle sight at first. This will influence the style of their experiences, their language choices, and how they relate to the unfolding.
In a recent webinar, Dorothy Rowe clarified the difference between sensing and pure experience. Sensing is what I refer to above, how we process our experiences and put them into words.
But actual pure experience is consciousness itself. It is knowingness. It can come with various qualities and properties, depending on the physiology of the experiencer and the filters we have on experience. But it’s not bound by our sensory framework.
But over time, as consciousness gradually wakes up to itself, we come to experience consciousness itself, then the process of experiencing itself. This is pure experience and is our essential nature. It is coming to know who we are within, much less filtered by the mind.
That brings with it a profound self-knowing. As our sense of Self comes to be inclusive of the inner and the outer, the knowing expands to include all things.
Then whatever we put our attention on becomes known or unfolds in awareness as knowingness. Our approach gains a quality of truth that is not possible through the senses alone.