Truth is beauty, and beauty truth. I have forever gazed upon beauty and am thus moved to engage its dark shadow.
Isn’t imagination important? Imagination is indeed important, vital even. In my classes I often try to describe things in as bottom line a way as possible. That way anyone can relate to it.
So the intuitive mind has a number of ‘modules’ or entities walking around interacting and building a world view like blocks of code running subroutines? Exactly. In programming, as well as Greek philosophy, they are called “daemons“, and these process entities connect to more than just other human beings.
Cats that walk on your keyboard? Some people would see that as an apt metaphor, and tell you the information you get from this part of your mind is just meaningless noise. I offer today that it is more meaningful than normal cognition, and the purpose for normal cognition is to enhance and clarify intuition, not replace it.
The intuitive mind doesn’t think along the lines of classes of being, object versus person, animal versus person. These don’t register for it. It thinks only in terms of that type of entity it recognizes, which is itself, and things like itself which means that it will characterize processes in the world that it recognizes as beings. The weather becomes a being, and the sun smiles at you, or the rain weeps, things like that. These characters, whether or not they are literally true, are true enough to provide us with useful information, and we can begin to feel “empathy” for a process that doesn’t in any rational way resemble a human being. Feeling a strange tension and your car develops mechanical problems, or feeling a sense of unexplained euphoria and discovering that a highly unlikely event you were taking a chance on has worked out for you exactly as you wanted it to.
Now normally it doesn’t go any farther than this, but it can. Ever notice how your internal dialogue often seems to have strange random words or phrases pop up in it? Almost like an internal tourettes syndrome.
We wonder why we said it. Yes. It’s just your language center and your short term memory working out bits of sound you heard recently or held realized impulses to speak
Well, this internal noise making process can be relaxed, and redirected, sort of like listening to your intuitive mind, and those same signals that just came as feeling can start surfacing as words. The same can be done with any of the internal sensory processes.
The imagination is perhaps our most versatile workspace. It utilizes our entire mind to put together a simulation of things that otherwise would be processed by themselves, and can let us explore processes in our mind in a more holistic and possibly more clear and understandable way.
Is the imagination the core processor running those subroutines mentioned earlier? It’s the operation system. It’s “windows” for the mind. The core processor is actually the enteric nerve plexus, also known as the stomach brain.
How are imagination and intuition related? Intuition goes on in the background of our thought normally, but when we shift into imagination we use the intuitive channels as well. This is why our imagination seems so spontaneous, even involuntarily so, Intuition is sort of reflex like so it “twitches” whenever stimulated. Imagination stimulates it.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.