Some more thoughts on the eyes and what happens when they don’t focus come up this morning, as I get ready for corrective surgery. Since most people have single vision, they never experience the battle for dominance that goes on when the brain sees two images of the world instead of one. The brain must choose which one to favor because to see two separate images of the world makes it dizzy. So one image overrides the other, even to the point that the brain actually doesn’t even notice that there are two worlds out there.
But this double vision doesn’t end here. When it comes to our perception of reality, we are all seeing with two eyes. There is the conditioned perception seen by the collective brain, which layers itself into our family perspective, our religious perspective, our national perspective and finally, our human perspective. This is one eye.
The second eye, which has been dominated by the vision of the collective eye, is the eye of our Spirit, our Soul, if you will, or, one could say, the eye of Truth. No matter what we call it, the experience is the same. On occasions when the collective eye blinks, our Truth eye will send its vision of reality to the brain, but this happens so quickly that the brain doesn’t compute the full vision, since it believes that the collective eye is the only eye and its reality the only reality. But our Self, which is our true Self that sleeps behind the collective eye and it false self-image, sees this flash of truth, and stirs in its sleep. “What was that?”
As Truth awakes within us, we hunger for more flashes of insight, and something suspicious is noticed about the collective world the false self believes in. The awakening Self begins to doubt that the reality of the collective false self is real. It almost seems like a dream. “Who is asleep, and who is awake?” we ask.
We begin to notice the difference between the two eyes and their interpretations of the world. The collective eye sees the world through a cataract of the past. Everything must be interpreted with the past as a reference point. It doesn’t see a tree; it sees the name of the tree.
While the sleeping eye of the True Self, sees reality as it is directly. No cataract. When the True eye sees, the world looks like HD TV! And the world seen by the collective eye is like antenna television in comparison.
When the True eye begins to open, the collective eye begins to recede, because it has nothing new to offer the brain but an inferior and false impression of reality. Finally, when the True eye is completely open and the Self is awake, the collective worldview disappears as if it were the dream.
The path to Truth is through seeing with single vision, then seeing with double vision, then seeing with single vision again.
Posted under General Observations
This post was written by ed on January 31, 2007