Over the years, I’ve written about our Dominant Sense, the sense that dominates our way of relating to the world and our typical style of spiritual experiences.
Reading this blog, you may have noticed that the author is visual. I often have visual experiences and use visual language like “lit up” or “seeing” to describe knowing.
Visual people are more mind-oriented and conceptual because sight and mind are driven by the same energy, the gut chakra. Visual experiences may seem fancier and can be easier to describe because it’s the mind that gives us words. But they’re also more prone to entangle or distract us and sit furthest of the main three from source.
People who are more touch-oriented are often more feelings-oriented as both associate with the heart. But this is more subtle and less definable by words. Yet it’s also closer to source and more universal. For those oriented this way, where I say see, use feel. (laughs)
Those more hearing-oriented are closest to source as it is sound (heard vibration) that is the first expression. This is why mantra is very effective for bringing us close to pure consciousness. Because of hearings association with the throat chakra, there may be a facility for giving expression to the experiences. Yet this may come through song, poetry, or abstract expression rather than conceptual words. Where I say see, use hear.
Of course, all of this is a broad generalization. None of us are reserved to one box and we all share these senses and energies.
Further, they can come together. Synesthesia is an involuntary crossover of the senses. We hear colours or smell sounds, for example. Yet, closer to the source, the senses merge.
Inner light can become sound on fire. Subtle touch can be filled with vibratory information and light. Qualities of personality are a fragrance. The world can come to be seen as a song on fire, lit up with information and feelings.