Monday, July 31, 2017

Reason and Intuition

Seth draws a useful distinction here between reason and intuition ... and makes the point that a fully functioning human consciousness makes use of both.

Lazaris has made the same point, though they suggest that thought (aka reason) and feeling are the components of our duality and that intuition is one of the bridging senses into the Inner World.  The Transcendors similarly suggest that we are experiencing a third dimensional reality (out of 9 potential dimensional realities).  Third dimensional realities are realities of thought and feeling in combination ... it gets a bit confusing at times because we're taking 3-D physical snapshots of a third dimensional reality, but they are two different things.

I like best the distinctions between thought (reason), feeling and intuition that Lazaris makes (and which is consistent with Seth's and the Transcendor's descriptions).  In each moment thoughts and feelings arise together, but we tend to think that feelings give rise to thoughts but the feelings are also framed by previous thoughts ... so we have a sort of chain: thought, feeling, thought, feeling, thought, feeling, and on it goes.  To our physical brains, thought appears to us as logic and reason while feeling appear as emotion.  They both actually arise together in our duality ... though they seem to be played out in a linear time fashion (like everything else in physical reality).  Reason is the physical representation of something like a gestalt of awareness in the inner world of mind, and emotion is the representation for the abstract feelings in the inner world of mind.

"Nor do I mean to agree with those who ask you to use your intuitions and feelings at the expense of your reason.  ...  Your reasoning as you now use it, however, deals primarily with reality by dividing it into categories, forming distinctions, following the "laws" of cause and effect - and largely its realm is the examination of events already perceived.  In other words, it deals with the concrete nature of ascertained events that are already facts in your world.
"On the other hand, your intuitions follow a different kind of organization, as does your imagination - one involved with associations, an organization that unifies diverse elements and brings even known events together in a kind of unity that is often innocent of the limitations dictated by cause and effect."
(The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Session 825)

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