In 2012, my granddaughter Andrea, a toddler at the time, would stand in her crib babbling to an empty rocking chair. Sometimes she’d hold up a stuffed toy as if offering it to the empty chair. This went on for months. What did she see that my daughter and I didn’t? Andrea was born five years after her 28-year-old aunt Andrea died unexpectedly.
Do you ever want to say something, but you don’t have the words to express it? It’s not because of a forgetful brain. The words don’t exist. It happens to me when attempting to describe a sensation like a river flowing through my body. This feeling and subsequent desire to express it is happening to a growing number of humans. All kinds of people are searching for the right words to voice this feeling. Humanity evolves, and new words expressing changes take time to catch up. In an article in Unity Magazine, “Creating Authentic Power,” Gary Zukav attempts to describe what we are feeling.
Today, human consciousness is limited to our perception; what we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. But we are beginning to sense there is more than meets our senses. We no longer believe that our five senses give the whole picture. Surely, we are more than muscles and molecules. More than all and any fixed externals. We are a part of nature’s cycle. We existed before we were born. We will continue evolving after our spirit leaves our body and be reborn into the circle of life. Our movement away from externals is a shift to reverence for the energy that connects us with nature.
Our growing awareness tells us that the world is not random but revealing. The universe continues to show us the way when we pay attention. As our understanding grows, we begin to transition from sensory consciousness (the five senses) to what Gary Zukav calls “multi-sensory consciousness.”
Evolving to a multi-sensory consciousness is never about right or wrong, or left or right. It’s like walking; the more you walk, the greater the benefits. The new consciousness aligns the mind and body, moving from the head to the heart. With enough awareness, the universe teaches us the difference between love that’s constructive and fear that’s destructive.
Instead of operating from intellect, our sensory world (of comparing and analyzing) that pursues external power, we operate from our multi-sensory heart (compassion and conscious communications), what Gary Zukav calls “authentic power.” You may know multi-sensory people. They have an aura that pulls you in and makes you feel better about yourself. You see it in their eyes and their smile, even when they are wearing a mask.
Every moment we have a choice of choosing love over fear. Our loving part, the multi-sensory sensation, wants to create with love instead of caving to fear. Straggling between those two perceptions is the training ground. We want harmony but fight over politics. We say we care about those struggling financially, then give scant gratuity to service workers. The loving part wants to support life, and the fearful part asks what’s in it for me.
Challenging fear within is how we create authentic power. Every frightened part of us wants to manipulate the externals to eliminate the fear. To meet fear with love takes courage. Love deactivates fear. We move from a sensory to a multi-sensory perception by aligning our behavior with love. Our behavior can slow progress temporarily, but it cannot stop it. Sensory to multi-sensory transition will take time. What happens after that?
Gary Zukav writes: “Universal humans will emerge from multi-sensory humans. Universal humans are authentically powerful—beyond culture, religion, nation, ethnic group, and gender. Their allegiance is to life.”
Well, I for one, have a lot of work ahead of me.
Unity Magazine, “Creating Authentic Power”
No Self No Problem, Anam Thubten
Rediscovering Life, Awaken to Reality, Anthony de Mello