We communicate in many ways!
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Sensory communication brings greater depth of connection with the world around us giving us greater meaning and richness of experience. I would like to share with you a ‘moment of Clarity’ that I experienced this week when I was preparing myself for my meditation group. It was a profound moment of realisation for me and I don’t think I’ve ever heard of communication expressed in this way before.
We are very conscious of our ‘brain talk’ and this communication is always in words. In fact we mostly think of communication as being in words or signals given in body language or specific movement signals.
As I opened myself to dream the session as it was going to happen, I picked up a piece of sodalite and held it in my hands. I became aware in an instant that the crystal was communicating with me. NO! it wasn’t talking. There were no words in my head. I was AWARE; aware of the weight, aware of the coolness, aware of the roughness and the shape of it. I opened my eyes and drank in the colour. I was AWARE; aware of the colour, aware of the white veins threading through the crystal. No WORDS were there or required. Communication was purely sensory.
This has brought a deeper meaning about communication for me that I wanted to share. Taking space to absorb the messages from our senses gives us the ability to communicate; to receive sensory communication that has the capacity to enrich our every experience. Each of our senses; sound, sight, touch, taste,smell and also our energetic field, is communicating with us in every moment.
The ‘real’ world of hustle and bustle and ‘brain talk’ blanks out this awareness; this sensory communication.
Mindfulness is a modern term for being aware of these senses and is certainly a great skill for being aware in the present moment. However, I rather think that what I am describing is more akin to mindlessness. It felt more like I am empty and the crystal is giving me information; replacing words and thoughts.
- Do some relaxation breaths.
- Take a moment.
- Decide to hold something or stand near it.
- Take a breath and let go of thought and mind talk.
- BE AWARE.
- What sensations are happening?
Take in your awareness of the sensations before your brain engages and begins to put words to the experience and treasure the moment.
In my next blog I will take this further where the communication becomes clearer and meaning is processed through symbolism.
Thank you for reading and please comment your experience below.
In Love and Light,