/pəˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/ : the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.

One of the very first things I learned through Access Consciousness was that thoughts, feelings and emotions are the lower harmonics of perceiving, knowing and being. It is how we make ourselves finite and limited vs the infiniteness and possibilities we are capable of.

I was talking to a friend recently and I was aware of something going on in her world. What I was aware of was overwhelm. Now overwhelm is a feeling and feelings are the lower harmonics of perceiving. In the past based on not acknowledging something as a feeling, I bought into the lie and solidity of it and locked it in my body. It also has a very specific sensation and feels like a knot in my solar plexus.

On looking at this situation for the first time I realized that this is perception. This is what perceiving is! If I didn’t buy into the feelings as real, I would acknowledge it for that simply, the awareness of a feeling. And I also wouldn’t have to lock it in my body as a way of making it solid. Beings do not feel, beings sense and bodies feel. So every time I concluded something was a feeling, I had no choice but to lock it into my body.

Before the corona virus began for the last few months, I had this really strange sense of loss and grief that just wouldn’t go away. I couldn’t make any sense of it. I wasn’t losing anyone and it wasn’t normal to feel that intensity of grief. I realize now that I was grieving the loss of this reality, I could already perceive what was to come way back then. For the first time I acknowledged that perceiving has always been one of my stronger capacities and also one that I have used against my body to lock in feelings when I haven’t acknowledged it as perception.

To really drive the message home, I was faced with a slightly unpleasant situation recently. One of the feelings I have most disliked the perception of is anger and sadness, I don’t quite have a lot of allowance for it in myself and in other people so today the universe decided to blow it up in my face as if to say ‘ Here you go ma’am, RECEIVE! I’m sorry consciousness includes everything including sadness and anger’. I have often shut that energy out of my world and that has ended up controlling me into anger and rage beyond choice and control into reaction and worse yet even stop my creations for months at a time. As if being upset and punishing the universe for energies I dislike was the solution*rolling my eyes*. As you can see, I don’t always function like an adult. But now that I could acknowledge it as simply something I was perceiving, I actually had the choice to be what I was required to be in that situation and not make it personal or resist it.

PS: Somewhere in the universe I hear singing, harps, the sound of freedom and the peace that comes when you really truly get something for the first time. Hallelujah!

What if you recognized that every psychological feeling was the lower harmonic of a perception you were having, how much would it change the way you see the world and function in the world? And would it make you less at the effect of the world? - Shannon O'Hara

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