When I speak of the sensual, I’m not referring to the gratification of sexual pleasure. I’m talking about the power of the inner senses tuning into thoughts, feelings, mood and atmosphere.
I am interested in the capacity to sense the things that make us feel uncomfortable. Particularly in the interactions between, but not limited to, friends, families and loved ones. In which the feelings of unease that sometimes arise can often communicate something isn’t quite right.
This could easily result in a perception missed or pushed aside, consciously or subconsciously, but conveniently ignored for several reasons. Usually, expressed as “Oh, I’m being paranoid again” or later on, “I knew it, my intuition was right! But I didn’t take any notice…”.
If this rings a bell, so it should. It is a common experience because we are refined sensual beings which is a survival determining level.
The inner-senses are five qualities – intuition, imagination, insight, instinct and inspiration. Experienced in varying levels of intensity and sensitivity, they inform subjective experience and form personal impressions. But thoughts and feelings inevitably differ even towards the same thing or incident, due to our sensual diversity and experience. As is the case of, “I saw it differently from you”, or, “it’s as clear as daylight, but not to others!”.
My interest lies in interpersonal relationships, how they are informed by the senses, and how they impact our perception, in terms of our relationships. Especially, the negative signals they trigger, which we might pick up but often repeatedly dismiss. Only to be possibly met with more challenging difficulties later on.
This inability to act at the point when the senses provide insight is what I want to understand better? Is it just a case of not really grasping what is being presented, until its reoccurrence that brings it into focus. At best of times, withdrawing the individual into an interior diologue , “I knew it….It felt wrong!” , Where confirmation is certain by the means of Insight.
Or, does the failure to act mean we are just simply afraid this or are we just not is not assertive enough?
I’d love to hear what you think and look forward to reading some of your experiences and stories. I’ll be sharing some of my mine over the course of time,