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The body communicates within itself, usually for the purposes of self-regulation. This communication is usually maintained outside of our normal range of consciousness primarily because of the intricacies of the communication and the immense numbers of the communications. In a sense there are several levels or byways of communications; from intra-cellular and inter-cellular, to more complex communications governing operations within and between large organ systems. The internal networks of nerves, body fluids/chemicals, and blood vessels; and the large connective blocks of bones and muscles; and the sophisticated guidance/regulatory systems of the heart, lungs, and the brain; all enhance the complexity of the body’s communications.
The body or body consciousness is part of the larger designation of the self; the self as defined as the totality of the physical and non-physical components of personhood. These components include at the minimum; the body, the energetic field surrounding the body and within the body, and the mind. There is, at least, some form of consciousness that is applicable to each of these components of personhood because there are some forms of demonstrable properties of self-awareness and/or self-identity associated with these components.
The non-physical and non-visible components of personhood, the mind and the human energy field, are meta-physical depictions as opposed to a physical or scientific depiction. Meta-physics; as in the use of philosophical, spiritual, speculative, and/or non-scientific though logical reasoning; posits the mind as a non-physical reasoning, creative, spiritualize, and imaginative extension of the physical brain and body. Meta-physics also posits the human energy field, radiation/auric field, or the etheric body as an extension or counterpart of the physical body.
From the standpoint of the physical sciences, biology, the body does generate numerous and ongoing electrical events. These are internal and short-lived events, referenced as action potentials, which occur at the inter-cellular and/or intra-cellular level. In contrast the human energy field, referenced as an aura or an etheric field, is a meta-physical designation. It is assumed to be a flowing primarily invisible electro-magnetic field, surrounding the body and extending from the body which is sourced from energetic meridian points/locations on the physical human body. The field can possible be seen, assessed, and/or monitored; in some cases, by a psychic or by a clairvoyant.
This leads to such questions as, ‘does the body communicate with our everyday consciousness?’ And if so, ‘how does the body or the body consciousness communicate with our everyday consciousness?’ And ‘what does it communicate?’
The body does communicate selected quantities, of its current status, to our everyday consciousness but the majority of that information that is communicated, generally remains available outside the range of our ordinary focus; this is primarily because there is too much information available. However, in instances of apparent bodily in-balances or dis-ease, extra-sensory information and/or symptomatic information may be made available to the ordinary consciousness; this information may be made available because the body or body consciousness need outside support to resolve some immediate or soon-to-be immediate internal issue or issues. In some cases of trauma or extreme injury the body or the body consciousness might supersede or take control of our ordinary consciousness because our ordinary consciousness might become overwhelmed by the trauma or extreme injury.
We access information about our external environment thru our senses; sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. We rely on sensory information to know about our internal environment as well. Although it is difficult for our normal consciousness to sense subtle or intricate interior changes, we can sense stronger shifts. We can sense some interior conditions of dis-ease or dis-equilibrium. We can notice a variety of symptoms without necessarily knowing the cause. One of the main goals of the body is to maintain internal balance or an internal stability; therefore it broadcasts states of in-balance thru a variety of means; physical and/or psychological means. Usually we will consult a variety of specialists, medical and non-medical, to help us understand and/or treat the interior or exterior conditions of in-balance, dis-ease, pathology, injury and/or trauma.
The body or the body consciousness generally communicates or relates some quantity of information to our everyday consciousness because our everyday or ordinary consciousness, and other forms of non-ordinary consciousness, are parts of, or integrated within, a larger united wholeness or personhood. In other words, some form of intra-body communications are always ongoing and our ordinary consciousness does share in some quantity of that communications. Our ordinary consciousness or our day-to-day consciousness, which we identify with, is focused on our day-to-day existence and our activities in the physical world. The body consciousness is focused on how we function, as a physical being, in the world but that focus is generally internalized. The body consciousness’ mandates are regulation, maintenance, growth, stability, and protection of our physical vessel. The link between body consciousness and our ordinary consciousness is symbiotic one but a majority of its exchanges are usually not a part of the official state of comprehension or recognition within our ordinary consciousness.
The official state of comprehension, or the official state of acceptance, or the official paradigm of the ordinary consciousness is segmented into areas of significance, practicality, and compatibility; and filtered through the individual’s current personal views and standards, and the current societal views and standards of our present physical reality. Although the body may supply sensory information about a broad range of interior and exterior experience; the ordinary consciousness tends to be more selective about what information is acceptable and/or pertinent. The supplemental or additional information that is deemed not pertinent or not acceptable, within the official paradigm, is not necessarily discarded but instead it could be warehoused or stored and thereby assigned to a state of relative exile but in theory the information is still potentially accessible. Furthermore, the excess information, though marginalized by our day-to-day consciousness, is still nevertheless pertinent and user-friendly to the other non-ordinary elements of our consciousness.
We normally understand and react to a limited and easily comprehensible range of internal sensory information sources, of a symptomatic nature, about internal bodily imbalances although it is also possible to know a broader range of information about these imbalances. Additional sensory information is available but it is usually segregated and ignored by the conscious part of the self. The conscious self is selective about the types and the amount of information that it will recognize because of the filtering effects of personal beliefs and standards, and societal beliefs and standards. Additionally, again, a vast amount of potential sensory information that is available is overlooked because it is simply too massive and too complex to consciously process.
For example, when the eyes are dilated for a vision test, there can be an overwhelming amount of light available to the eye and for the mind to process or to make sense of. The human eyes do have the capacity to view the external world in this broader manner but selectively our eyes take in a smaller range of light and a smaller range of potential visual information; and subsequently the brain also selectively processes this information within a smaller context of our built-in personal and societal filters.
Humans relate to their internal and external environment through the sensory mechanisms that provide sensory information. Sensory information is filtered or edited for a variety of reasons providing us with our own personalized and uniquely subjective interpretation of objective and subjective experiences.
The filtering process or the interpretation process, for an individual, for various forms of sensory information consists minimally of our value systems, micro and macro value systems, and our mnemonic system; these two systems set the parameters for what is official reality versus what is non-official reality. Our value system is comprised of micro or personal values that we have absorbed from our family, extended family, and friends; and that we absorbed from our personal formal/informal educational backgrounds and institutional backgrounds. Our value system equally includes macro values from our community and our national culture. The mnemonic or memory system re-enforces our various values by providing sensory illustrations for the purpose of comparison, reiteration, valuation, commentary, comprehension, and exposition.
The filtering process also includes a biological component with the inclusion of the triune brain. The triune model of the human physical brain states that there are three parts of the brain with essentially three general areas of functionality; however in a realistic sense, all three parts of the brain do function within an overall integrative systems approach. The brain stem, the mammalian/middle brain, and the pre-frontal cortex are the three parts. Broadly stated, the brain stem and the mammalian/middle brain tend to control bodily systems; and memory, emotions, survival instincts, bodily regulations, and others; while the prefrontal-cortex is involved with higher level logical and creative processes and functions. In essence, every experience that an individual might have, real or non-real, will invoke some form of reaction and/or expressiveness, in some integrative fashion, from all three parts of the brain.
An individual’s subjective viewpoint of an event applies a value or significance to the event and aligns the event to similar events in our memory as reinforcement, or as comparison, or as explanation, or as validation. In one sense our larger physical reality or our worldview is an aggregate of millions upon millions of individual subjective viewpoints.
Most individuals on the planet are in general agreement, subjectively, on a majority of the major and minor attributes of our greater mass reality. They generally agree that there is gravity, that the planet is round, that there are 24 hours within a day, that most objects do appear to be solid, that time is linear and flows forward, that societal institutions are generally necessary, that apples are usually red, that telepathy is not possible, that the sun rises and sets on a daily basis, that walking through a solid wall is not possible, that there are four seasons annually, that there is life and then death for all beings, and so forth.
Our mass reality or our collective objective exterior reality can be regarded, in one sense, as an outcome of a general mass agreement or of a general mass validation; with this mass agreement/validation having dominant and non-dominant gradations.
Additionally it is natural to assume that some strongly held collective mass agreements could change or evolve as we have more information about the world and more access to the world as facilitated by the increase of information and technology systems; and with the increased access and ease of worldwide transportation systems. Our mass agreements and validations can also be impacted by our changing social, psychological, political, economic, and other activities.
It is common, for police officials, in many instances regarding their work, to create an aggregate or a composite of an event from the subjective testimony of several individuals; and by employing a variety of diverse investigative techniques. In the instance of a traffic accident, where there can be multiple witnesses available, there can be several subjective and unique viewpoints from these different individuals who have experienced the same event. Ideally the police will create a report that will reflect an overview or a composite of the event and/or a majority view of the event that might also include minority views and minority facets, as well. Generally those multiple unique viewpoints, from these different individuals, are similar enough to allow for an assignment of a high degree of consensus and validation to the final accepted version of the event or to the final official version of the event.
It is possible that a neutral form of an event or a nonaligned form of an experience or an actual objective reality associated with actions or events in the world does exist independent of our individual and cultural subjectivity, but it might be difficult for individuals to divorce themselves from their own inherent subjectivity in order to clearly recognize an authentically objective event. The isolation process, for an authentically objective event, would be challenging because the participants and the observers of any event are both simultaneously the subject and the object; and this is so because all participants and observers; do communicate and/or relate, in some manner and on some level, between each other; especially within a sub-conscious and subliminal context.
For example, some scientists have noted that subatomic particles during an observation period, in tests with these particles, can exhibit some form of awareness; direct or indirect awareness of being observed; and that they may act or react upon that awareness. Or photographers in the wild, who may be hidden from their animal subjects, have observed that their subject or subjects can become subtly aware of their presence and that subsequently the subjects may react to that presence.
Events are generally the results or manifestations of desires and intents of sentient beings and entities; beings and entities that are inherently subjective. Although there may exist some form of an objectivistic reality, our understanding of this objectiveness would most likely be subjective.
Ultimately, body consciousness performs maintenance, regulation, stability, and survival functions for its host. It communicates within itself. It communicates to our conscious self. The communications may be of a general innocuous nature or it may be of an advisory nature or it may be of a critical/survivalist nature. The medium of the communications could be through sensory means, specific physical and/or psychological symptoms, mental and mnemonic triggers, and a variety of other means.
The body, our human body, can be regarded somewhat as an exterior expression of the status and character of our interior self. The state of our general interior physical health, the state of our general psychological health, our general temperament, our general attitude towards ourselves, our general attitude towards the world, and etc., are all somehow and somewhat expressed through our exterior bodily appearance, functionality and behavior. This expressiveness is a blend with other apparent and overarching physical factors of genetics, age, current infirmities, past infirmities and so on.
The body or the body consciousness consists of non-physical and physical qualities. The properties and functions of a non-physical energy field, around the body, would include structural and regulatory attributes. The properties and functions of a physical body would include maintenance and regulation of the body’s various physical systems. As an individual performs activities, its physical, and energetic aspects concurrently support, enhance, and react to the process. Additionally the body with its physical and energetic attributes can and does naturally react to other bodies and other objects, in its surrounding environment, because those bodies and objects have complementary physical and energetic qualities.
The exchange between two individuals has the attributes of a physical and nonphysical exchange. Before we speak there is a thought, an idea, or an intention. When we speak, as an expression of our mental state, there is a puff of structured air leaving our mouths. Air shaped by our mouths to form words that are part of a language, which is recognizable within our particular culture. The words are accompanied by physical gestures and enhancements. The words are flavored and filtered by our psychological and emotional states. The energy field that surrounds us fluctuates. Internally our bodies react.
The act of shaking hands or engaging in a friendly embrace can be seen physically but the non-physical connections though invisible are equally present. Invisible elements could include thoughts, feelings, memories, emotions, and energy that is within and around us. These elements are not solid or physical, therefore at the very least, these elements can and do co-mingle with other non-physical elements from other beings, entities and objects.
By example, two co-workers, begin a conversation while waiting at a bus stop. As they board the bus and take seats, they continue the conversation. Their emotions are activated as they talk; these emotions can trigger memories that match some of the content of the conversation. Their individual bodies will react physically and energetically to the conversation. There is a mutual resonance or perhaps a syncopation, that occurs as the conversation evolves, in the physical positioning of their bodies and the vibration of their adjacent energy fields. They will both reference past and present personal experiences and perhaps reference associative experiences of other individuals; and they will make possible references to the future. There is a modality of expressiveness, when they relate to each other that is unique to these two individuals. Their relating is multi-directional and it has a rich complexity. They are perceptually different individuals with each other than they are when relating to other individuals.
Finally as they interact their individual memories will become a further background element for the purposes of re-enforcement and validation. There will be a cycle of emotional expressiveness that they will experience as a result of past associative memories, their present current interactivity and the future potentialities as represented by their imagination. As they interact they are intricately involved in the creation or co-creation of a cascade of associative experiences or events.