What is the Only One of our Senses that We can Consciously Control?
The only one of our senses that we can consciously control is vision. We can control what direction we look – or don’t look. Ironically, one of the unheralded benefits of most meditative practices happen when the practitioner closes his or her eyes. This effectively ceases all visual stimulation or decoding of impressions of light, and therefore no emotional memories are brought into the experience this way. Of course, a person may remember images or envision at will, but once a person’s eyes are closed any outside visual stimulation ceases.
We are so stimulated by what we visually perceive that we need to close our eyes to sleep. Again, without some sort of external aid, like ear plugs, we cannot turn off any other sense.
How a person sees can help create a happy and fulfilled life – or the opposite.
By selectively choosing what you see you cold possibly control what visually impacts you. Yet in our world where images scroll by, this can be a challenge. However art, and memories of specific art can help you experience life with fewer unwanted emotions and more confidence and joy.
What Medical Advances Have Taught Us About Vision
Medical advances that are restoring vision to the previously blind, along with brain imaging have uncovered truths about how human vision works.
Some of this information was discovered when medical breakthroughs for a few conditions allowed surgeons to restore the eyesight of adults who had been blind since birth or early childhood. While the procedures were a success, the patients were completely unable to see how many fingers were held up, recognize faces or see anything more than impressions of light.
People have been rendered blind, or blind in specific ways by damage to their brains, even though their eyes were fully functioning. For instance, one brain injured man can see, but is not able to recognize any faces. Why? Because his condition incapacitates the section of the brain dedicated to retaining memories of faces. They cannot compare the impressions of light to previous impressions of light to decode the information received from the newly seeing eyes.
How Vision Works
Scientific findings indicate that for the average sighted person 90% percent of vision takes place in the brain, not the eyes. [Average refers to people who have near normal vision with or without corrective lenses and normally healthy brains.]
The remaining ten percent (10%) of the process of vision occurs through the eyes, which send receive perceptions of light to the brain.
Most of the complex processes that we call vision happens as the brain decodes the perceptions of light received from the eyes. It does this by comparing and contrasting the perceptions to visual memories it has of prior perceptions.
The more visual memories a person has of different sights, including people, places, and things, the more perceptive a person is, especially in relation to what has been seen previously. These memories are stored variously in a person’s brain and can be interconnected or cross referenced.
The newly “healed” patients were effectively blind as they lacked any visual memories. Newborns lack visual memories, which is why they seem to see, but do not respond to visual information at first. Over time, with increased visual experience, the patients created visual memories. Eventually, much in the way that children do, they learned to see and understand complexities of color, space, form, density, etc. Then the brain automatically creates a memory of that information.
When an average adult sees something, the brain decodes the impressions of light sent by the eyes to make it usable and relevant. The similar memories that the brain uses may have additional meanings and understandings that are irrelevant decode the impressions of light but are understood or considered to be relevant by the brain.
Thoughts and memories are things
When the brain decodes impressions of light, it is decoding impressions of energy and pre-matter or basic particles. This is what light is. So, to the brain, data memories that are similar to the impressions received are relevant, and if those memories include more data of energy and basic particles it could be relevant, too.
The brain is bringing up many, many memories seemingly simultaneously, and even from different areas of the brain to decode a complex image that contains a lot of data that involves unfamiliar people and things. These memories can include emotion, which is energy and basic particles and like all memories is stored as such.
How Visual Memories Impact Emotions
If I person has a history of being upbeat or happy, beginning with a comfortable, supportive, and healthy childhood and continuing into adulthood, any emotional energy attached to the visual memories used for decoding are likely to be happy or at least neutral. These emotions may seem relevant to the brain as a part of the visual data since they offer additional information of energy and basic particles. Or they can simply be brought up as part of the memory package.
However, people who have childhoods and/or adult lives filled with stress, trauma and unwanted emotion are unconsciously reminded of emotions and unresolved memories as the brain decodes current impressions of light of people places and things that should be easy to encounter and non-threatening.
The memories used as the decoding data are not usually brought to consciousness, they do the job of decoding in the background. Yet emotions “attached” to the memories used to decode the current impressions of light may be felt.
People who tend to be sad, angry, fearful, guilty, or any other unwanted emotion, may be experiencing these emotions on an ongoing and even constant basis as their brains decode the impressions sent by their eyes. Their prior visual experiences and emotions from traumatic or stressful instances may be unconsciously remembered when the brain decodes simple objects or places, or even people who somehow remind the brain of previous people. This is why travelling to someplace new and strange can seem so uplifting—there are fewer memories with unwanted emotions “attached” to re-stimulate.
Memories of feelings are also stored by the brain and feelings that are stored. Emotions, which are usually produced by thought, whether conscious or unconscious, are energy and pre-particles, too. Both can be seen and measured through brain imaging.
When the brain is taught to visually recognize emotional energy as just energy when it decodes perceptual impressions, unwanted emotional subconscious re-stimulation can decrease.
For example, when decoding a light impression of a cup that is like a cup used by an abusive older relative in one’s youth, the brain would select visual memories of the original cup to use in the visual decoding process. Like post it notes attached to a memo, negative and unwanted but experienced energies and pre-particles of the emotions of fear, anger, sadness, etc, would all fleet by unconsciously as attachments to the memory. These could be experienced, and even then, misunderstood as a part of the individual’s personality.
Ironically, we refer to people’s positive or negative, glass half-full or half-empty world views as their “outlooks”. This could be literally correct.
How To Positively Change Emotional Wellbeing Through Vision
If the brain uses the same memories but learns to “view” the energies of the emotions as just energies and particles (without adding or attaching the significances of fear, anger, sadness, etc.), which are irrelevant to decoding visual information, the emotional information is not felt, even unconsciously.
This may seem impossible, but it is already being accomplished by scientists through brain imaging. The brain’s emotional centers, and even specific thoughts are being seen as energy. However, the scientists and doctors have lack knowledge of the actual specific content of the thoughts – but they can see the energy of the thoughts in brains.
It is also being accomplished through a new form of art, Post Conceptual UnGraven Image, founded by artist and author Judy Rey Wasserman. The brain can be taught to see more energy through specific visual images that purposefully use strokes to symbolize energy, which form pictures, just as traditional artists form imagery. This gives the brain a way to create and accumulate visual memories with information it previously lacked, but which human eyes are capable of perceiving.
Discovering “Bible Eyes” AKA Shomor Vision
Frequent exposure and looking at these works of Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art has changed the way some people see. The new vision change has been described as “seeing more energies.”
One collector of Judy Rey Wasserman’s art calls it: seeing with “Bible Eyes”. Judy Rey refers to it as “Shomor Vision,’ which is both a play on the words “show more” and the Jewish concept of shomer, which means to watchover, like a watchman.
Those who experience Bible Eyes or Shomer Vision have repeatedly looked at the UnGraven Image artworks with the understanding that although the images are seem recognizable, for instance a landscape or portrait, what is actually depicted are strokes that are the letters of the words of God, the tiniest energies or pre-particles that are the basis for the physical universe. This new understanding via art becomes new visual memories that our brains can apply to whatever is seen wherever and whenever it is seen.
Since sixty percent (60%) of the average person’s brain is allocated to the perception of sight, lowering the number of ongoing memories of negative or unwanted emotions offers a great deal of relief!
That leaves 40% for other functions and senses. We cannot control those senses at all without some external intervention. For instance, we cannot turn up the volume, or turn off what we are listening to, without the aid of some device. We cannot control what direction the scent we are smelling comes from. Similarly, if near to one side of us is rotting garbage, and directly at our other side is a bed of roses, we cannot turn our sense of smell away from the garbage and towards the roses. If a man hates the taste of garlic, he cannot choose not to taste the garlic in an otherwise delicious spaghetti sauce.
Genesis Aleph Sunset by Judy Rey Wasserman
Scripture art of Genesis Aleph Sunset (strokes = Genesis 1-2:7) By Judy Rey Wasserman. Strokes are the original Torah font Hebrew letters of Genesis 1-2:7. See close ups of the strokes and more now. Click: https://artofseeingthedivine.com/product/genesis-aleph/
See close ups of the strokes and more now. Click: https://artofseeingthedivine.com/product/genesis-aleph/
We are just beginning to discover the benefits of additional conscious control of our thoughts (and memories) through purposefully creating new and specifically different visual memories through art.
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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com.
Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory is based at the intersection of ancient spiritual wisdom and cutting-edge contemporary science. It shows us a new and enhanced spiritual and science-based way to see the world. It is a life changing vision that can even become an actual new way of seeing that is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Can this be true? See for yourself.
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