Mental mind has a link to many senses of input. I have been calling one of those links the “long distance connector“ hereafter abreviated LDC.
Sometimes something tells me who is going to call, seconds before the phone rings. Now and then this something also tells me to wait a minute before leaving the office and then an unexpected but important personal phone call comes through.
Many of us have these experiences, often called telepathy.
Often it is unfiltered by the mental system; sometimes it is translated by mind into a thought.
A certain amount of the information coming from the LDC is not related to people, but contains insights into situations that mental mind never questioned. This is usually called intuition. In an unfinished conversation with Hariod Brawn she pointed my attention to another form of intuition with a wordless thought as a starter. I’m writing only about the case where a thought is not the originator of the intuition.
[The question can be asked further on, whether what i call ‘silence’ and some others ‘awareness’ is using the same channel. Unfortunately I have no answer to this question.]
About eight months ago, my friend Lena and I were brainstorming on the concept of a ‘soul’. It doesn’t have to be a theist soul, buddhism talks about a similar thing called ‘clear light‘. The difficult subject lead to a preliminary outcome, where I posited that this soul/clear light concept could perhaps be our connection to the Universe. Shortly after our exchange, a meditation on the concept brought me a warm feeling on the upper heart region. I have had this before, I have no idea whether it is related.
Last Monday, Lena came to visit, and we continued the talk trying to go into deeper detail — what we tried:
Perhaps, the ‘long distance connector’ is related to the soul-clear-light-concept.
When we talk to each other, or use our mental facilities to think to ourselves, we communicate on a horizontal level, with fellow human beings. Those humans, are a holon: a body-mind-self unit.
The holon itself consists of many levels knitted together, where individual cells come together in tissues, tissues create organs and so on … : a vertical hierarchy. However, to create the holon body-mind-self unit, vertical communication between layers must also operate.
Perhaps the long-distance-connector is exactly this: the communication link to a higher level, a link to a greater holon, whatever this holon might be. [a liver also doesn’t ‘know’ that it is part of a human] Perhaps this is what some call the soul or clear light. Perhaps this is where telepathy and intuition both come from. Perhaps ‘silence’ also belongs here. Perhaps this is only the top of the iceberg …