Periodically, the animal consciousness and the thinking consciousness make contact with each other. Like the separate chains in a DNA helix they normally stay apart, but when the right circumstances are present and when the right stimuli occurs, they both crash together with a simultaneous recognition, and whatever it is we are experiencing seems especially meaningful.
What makes the experience of revelation occur more often or less often is the one thing both top down and bottom up information streams have in common. Attention. Attention works like a switch in the mind and is responsible for assembling recognition.
“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.” Eileen Caddy
“The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.” Eudora Welty
First, perhaps a little about the mind. How many streams of information would you say are at work in the mind? Oh my, too many to count. Think primary flows. Just one? Emotion, logic, sensation? Emotion and logic are processes,… Seek More
Both streams of consciousness (top down and bottom up) are about equally perceptive. Again, the brain likes to conserve energy. This is also part of why the bottom up novelty reactive flow of consciousness is often so quiet, but sometimes… Seek More
Both streams of consciousness can learn. They both grown and change, evolve with the experiences of the person. Part of a soldier’s training is overriding those “animal” senses and following orders. Overriding danger. Yes, the animal consciousness can’t anticipate how… Seek More
If you remember the twin rivers metaphor, periodically the animal consciousness and the thinking consciousness make contact with each other. Like the separate chains in a DNA helix they normally stay apart, but when the right circumstances are present and… Seek More
How do you know you are about to do something? Bottom up sensation coming before the thought of doing it comes. This is why more revelations come when you have a meditation practice? We’re becoming more aware of the bottom up?… Seek More