Everywhere you look
Perceptiveness gives us the ability to look at our own vantage point of this beautiful universe. If only we could respect others perception of the universe as valid and unique so we might come to better understand our own.
As we look outward at the world its beauty is self evident. Everywhere you look there is something alive on this planet. In one way or another life always finds a way. What I have learned on my own spiritual path so far is how we perceive the world does not have to be what the world is. I have come to learn there is always way more going on than appears at the surface level.
I like to believe that "God" has the ultimate perception, which would be the sum of all vibrations in this universe. That is to say the culmination of all perceptions gives rise to what I believe to be the "collective consciousnesses" of all the living and "non living" energy.
After all, at the base of every piece of matter is a vibration of energy holding it all together at the core. Therefore if we were to remove our observation of this universe we would become the entire universe. Which is exactly why in the double slit experiment is is proven that light takes on both properties of waves and particles. Waves when we are not looking and particles when we are. That is to say our observation of the universe puts it into a fixed position in time and space.
So my advice to you is allow yourself to be the observer & perceive without judgement. For when you master that art you become one with all that is and allow yourself to find the peace in your own constant vibration of energy.
Perceiving light & shadow
Raven Sacred Voice
Latin root, "precipere," from "per" meaning "thoroughly" and "capere," meaning "to grasp." Perceptiveness is the ability to "grasp" things mentally.
It means to understand things, but also to be aware...to be able to thoroughly grasp something by noticing it...in a single moment a warrior of keen senses may "perceive" the sneak attack right before a hidden enemy strikes, and by virtue of his perceptiveness, save his own life. But his perceptiveness may also allow him to think very deeply, and "thoroughly grasp" the sanctity of life.
In the NOW
Sarah Kate Hicks
Perceptiveness is having keen insight or understanding. To me, this requires one to focus their consciousness into the external world or the NOW. In order to properly collect information we must have our consciousness where the information is coming from. So often our own thoughts distract us from the NOW, and our consciousness resides in our minds. In doing this, we are only collecting the data our sensory instruments pick up on. Then that data is reported to our consciousness via thought or EGO. How could a voice in our mind be the best choice when it's only using a fragment of what data is available? To train consciousness to be in the NOW is true perceptiveness. Thought can be used to analyze after information is collected, not used to report information to. This is a common practice that creates misunderstanding and conflict. We begin to perceive our external world from a voice we created that reports the information however it wants. When true perceptiveness is a part of our being, we don't need to waste time on confusing thoughts. The understanding and insight are just there.
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In our current shared reality we continuously co-create an illusion sustained by the energy of fear in all its various guises. In this polarised world view we perceive ourselves to be separate in a duality that encompasses male/female, good/bad, right/wrong, beautiful/ugly, worthy/unworthy, deserving/undeserving, able, disabled, sinner/saved and so on. Our perception here is distorted by the warping lens of ego, a false self -image that by its very nature, one founded in isolation and disconnection from each other and a benevolent and loving Source, perceives itself to be frighteningly alone, continuously under attack and desperately seeking outside itself for sustenance. The ego perceives the Other, the Enemy, the unacceptably different and creates hierarchies of value based on our collective agreements around such things as profit, resources, loss, gain, possession and power. To sustain the egoic gaze which in turn sustains this illusion is a form of insanity. True separation from Source and our One nature is an impossibility and requires an enormous amount of continuous energy fed by fear to maintain it. Our true nature, based in love and the understanding of the Oneness of all of Creation and the interdependence of the web of life in physicality, perceives one eternal being playing a virtual reality game of hide and seek with Itself. To awaken from our mutual nightmare we only need choose the lens of love as our tool of perception. When we can see with the heart we perceive the truth of our one loving identity engaged in a dance within density. A spiralling dance ever looping us back toward the Source of All from whence we came. If we desire to quicken this journey we can choose to habitually see the Love behind the illusion that resides at the heart of everything. Every time we choose love over fear, choose to perceive the good within bad, the gift within the lesson, the beauty within the broken, the beloved within the enemy and ourselves in each other, we strengthen our perceptive abilities to see the truth and only the truth, until the time when all we will perceive are the pulsating radiant lines of light connecting creation and the unity within this diversity, and everything we look upon will be looking back at us with love.
An Infinite Spectrum of Potential
AT the core of the universe is a fundamental belief that everything is love and I claim this truth too. I have been an energy healer since '85 and have developed a profound trust based on my experience. I see us as a multilayered organism designed to filter our experience through our chakras, ending in the love center to store the day's yield.
I see perceptiveness as a lens that, like all virtues, has an infinite spectrum of potential.
The experience of our lives is echo'd by love and the alchemy of who we are happens in each moment. My perceptiveness seems like a valve, both a filter and a meter working in tandem with other virtues like tact, empathy, courage etc. So in this way, perceptiveness helps me to interrupt, interpret and interact within my own quantum psychoneurobiology very little of which would happen in awareness.
If everything we do comes from either Love or Fear then for me, Perceptiveness is the lens that allows me to see into what's really going on. Mindful perception is something that requires experience to recognize, challenge and interpret the shadows and celebrations of life. We must be open to perceptiveness but also be mindful that we are clear and true.
Powerful words are so because of the laws of intention and especially at this stage in the paradigm shift. At this time in my life, I AM fine-tuning thoughts and ideas to reflect my desire to be of service, from a place of purity. The act of perceiving this experience, brings the universe into alignment which delivers opportunities for me to see exactly where my perceptiveness has lead me and what allows me to trust these virtues to the point that I will find & follow them to find the gifts that "perceptiveness" leads me to.
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Mike 100% determination to this series with humility & excellence, weaving so much beauty, integrity, mindfulness, love, caring, etc virtues.
We would like to acknowledge the sheer awesomeness of the people so far reading in this series: the more that get involved, the more brilliant it becomes. We just love how the universe is unfolding within our own hands & look forward to seeing who'll be reading the virtues coming up.
Thank You so much for your Awesomeness everyone. Forever connected through this incredible generous gift to humanity. Special thanks goes to Linda Kavelin-Popov, author of the cards & The Virtues Project.
- Barbara: Purity
- Mike: Determination
- Prerana: Prayerfulness
- Randy: Moderation
- Tim: Beauty
- Fiona: Contentment
- Angela: Helpfulness
- Matt: Tolerance
- Jennilee: Service
- Sharky: Courage
- Eva: Perceptiveness
- Humility: Celina
In joy, Barbara, Virtues Project Master Facilitator '06