Remembrance | levels of consciousness

The five and sixth senses are but the same the sixth only reports  that which has not been seen or heard, nor felt, smelt or tasted to the uninitiated

Self remembrance is about being able to ‘note'  and ‘understand’ what is happening within and around us. As a human develops, they become neurologically adept, using all the faculties which we have. Each neurological division provides a competency which gives us feedback about our environment. Our human nervous system has borrowed aspects of the sub kingdom’s neural competencies, and upgraded them–put in new software!

This means we borrow primitive behaviors from organisms such as the amoeba and other single celled organisms and have carried on with the capacity to switch on or off. Of course we do so at very many levels of sophistication but the initial ‘trick’ is polarization of the amoeba’s pseudopods which allow it to move. They move forwards or away from inclement environment by reversing polarity in the cell wall which prompts alternate movement of the outstretched arm. Awareness is through our many sensory nuclei throughout the body whether proprioceptors, pressure receptors, nocioceptors, pain or chemical. They all provide for data about ‘fields’ or states (chemical or otherwise). Our higher senses, which our animal self provides, give us the ability to be attentive, along with the reception of sensory data in all its forms–pressure changes, resonances , sub audible sounds etc. Our human mindfulness will often provide for our  sixth sense. This is the  collation of all data, and, often through quiet and internal silence, in a moment of clarity, provides the and ‘ah ha’s’ the understanding of what is.

The human qualities characterized by IFRS represent the bridge which neurologically we , at that moment of awareness, possess. So to notice is a characteristic of our brain to pinpoint a reflex which has been thrown, in yourself or others. Our flexibility is the neural network of the ANS and Enteric NS which provides for sensing the change in a field. Etc.

The following five words encapsulate the capacity to remember:

To Notice

to note when something changes – in the shadows, polarized, switched off, 0 or 1. At this level of cognition there is no sense of this, merely something different. It is unknown and more or less hidden; yet there will be  a change in the dynamic of the organism.

You may simple see that people have switched off, staring into space, playing on their phones, looking out of the window or gossiping. Often it’s a single word that switches people off; touching  a hot issue, a memory, smell or some handle which pulls the switch. In groups it can be monotony, boredom, lack of interest, someone taking the ‘air’ from the group, sucking them dry. This may be a dull presentation, or overly long. A monologue will do it as well as a didactic conversation which abuses the listeners.

 ‘Something just changed, what was it?’

‘Have you just switched off?’

Be aware

– to sense, be empathic, feel and note that you have noticed a ‘field’. This field–some force fills space which can be felt and can alter states of the people in the environment of this field.  A field can operate, influence or fill the person, a group, a department or the general environment. Usually the field is present and because it is ‘normal’ we are not aware of it. However during meetings, or difficult situations afield can be generated. This can be through the actions of a single person or several or a group. To be aware infers a consciousness of how we feel, or how you feel in a particular situation or place. 

“ I feel that I am …” 

“ I am feeling as if…”

Always personalize how we feel. This allows for the person(s) you are talking to feel safe, not victimized, abused or attacked.

A business environment will always exists in a field. The field may be personal, local, systemic or global. A field fills space. It is a product of singular or multiple phase coherent emission of EM waves. These waves fill the available space and will, if its force is big enough displace any other field resident at the time. These fields may be resident or permanent and therefore are not apparent; that is felt nor ever accessed into awareness because they are habitual. It’s as if a driver gets into the car and the immediate smell of tobacco is not apparent because the small is what is. However a companion may get into the car and immediately be overtaken by the smell. This example needs clarification as smell is a property of our animal instincts yet is a higher sense-and could be said that we nevertheless still have to be aware of such. Most businesses exist in the realm of what is. That is there will always be a field–in successful businesses the field carries optimism, ‘we can do it’ atmosphere. In a failing businesses, the field may carry fear, anxiety, a sense of job instability and impermanence. The job of the manager / employee is to sense or be aware of  a changing field, or a field that arises spontaneously in a meeting or similar. Once accessed the next question of what is this can be asked.


Be attentive

– to instinctively know what is happening; behind your back, behind closed doors, behind language, to be attentive of what drives you, or has taken you off track. Attentive of the local, departmental, industrial or market forces. Attention is at the animal level; its  precursor to survival and flight or fight. It is reactive and not reflective but reflexive. This force in action has  shape, size and power. It readily effects people. It has the taste of work, ambition, as well as being covert, survival based, tricky or treacherous. It is animal in its essential nature and can hurt, wound, overpower, and metaphorically kill.

“ look, guys, I see that this is … ”

This is the understanding that something has taken power–a stereotype, or water cooler gossip has got out of hand, rumors that have become larger than life. 

Be mindful

– to possess a mind that is open and wide, quiet and still, receptive and inclusive so that we are able to grasp what is going on, understand the dialogue, respond rather than react.  Mindful of the collective thinking, the beliefs, ideas, and human choices being exercised around you. Essentially it is a mind that is able to pause–find quiet and silence (or surrender).

“ I believe that … ” 

This is about naming what is going on–placing a name to the stereotype, or putting a stop to a rumor, or negative office dynamics.

Be conscious

– a word that we think applies to life generally, but really denotes the idea that we are fully conscious of what is occurring at a global, archetypal level rather than personal or local.  

“ I am conscious that we are operating from a ... (archetype )” 

“ I am in this ... (archetype)”

At an ontological perspective, being conscious infers the highest level of cognition, more than the classical human nous or knowing. This state usually accompanied by an epiphany or realization of the overall pattern or heart of the matter.  In effect it is wisdom. The archetype would present itself as the operating system that alters function – that is, this level of consciousness would elicit an ‘ah ha’ as the perspective enlarges into the blueprint or knowing of what is the overarching reality.

The language of ‘awareness’ – technically we can use the adjective aware to describe differing situations – to mean how we now feel, what’s going on, a new perception &c. Linguistically we use the noun awareness to include a full range of consciousness. We would like to use the noun or adjective aware in its most limited sense. “I became aware of a sensation”, (a sensory feeling) would be in its strictest meaning. This is the neurological competence of a single celled amoeba that can sense its surroundings, and if toxic, make a retreat by reversing polarity in its pseudopod, and reversing. This particular from of awareness is, granted, primitive, but it places the word into a particular niche of competence.

At an ontological perspective, being conscious infers the highest level of cognition, more than the classical human nous or knowing. This state usually accompanied by an epiphany or realization of the overall pattern or heart of the matter. In effect it is wisdom. The archetype would present itself as the operating system that alters function – that is, this level of consciousness would elicit an ‘ah ha’ as the perspective enlarges into the blueprint or knowing of what is the overarching reality.