There is so much data available to us at every moment. Remember that every thought, emotion, words, etc. are all just energy. Every cell in our body, every leaf on every plant, is energy with a detectable field all around us. If we were an antenna wide open to that, we’d go crazy.
That’s a Lot to Process (Literally!)
In fact, we are all empaths, and empathy is actually the ability to pick up on that energetic information. We’re all gifted in different ways here — some of us easily just know more than it seems we should, others can feel the pain someone is experiencing, others can see what happened in an area – these are our clairs and most of us have at least one and some have more than one:
- Clairvoyance – clear seeing
- Clairaudience – clear hearing
- Clairsentience – clear feeling
- Clairalience – clear smelling
- Clairgustance – clear tasting
- Claircognizance – clear knowing
Time to Clean the Filter
So what filters all of this data for us? Our brains. There’s a field of thought that believes that highly sensitive or autistic people actually have fewer filters than the rest of us.
Georgetown University professor and scientist, Karl Pribram, found the brain contains a certain “envelope” mechanism, which only gives us what we need on a daily basis. Our brains sift through all of these bits of information and give us a drastically condensed version of the world. We get a version that our brains literally concoct, instead of experiencing the world as it truly is.
Our brains process 400 billion bits of information a second! We can only consciously process about 2,000 bits — missing most of what’s happening!
This is why empathy as we know it, the understanding of another’s perspective, requires us to be mindful (have good control of our brain) so we can go beyond our own filters and step into the shoes of others.
Our Belief System Instructs Our Brain’s Filter
Your brain selects where your attention will go based on what it believes is important. You are seeing what you choose to see, what you’re capable of seeing, and what you’re manifesting before you.
Your brain is shaping your reality then telling you it’s the only reality out there.
Everything coming at us is FILTERED through our brains first.
“In order to manage the volume of stimuli it has to process, the brain develops patterns, biases, and generalizations that lump the information together in a way that is manageable. Sometimes it will distort the information to make it fit and other times it will delete the information entirely.” Dr. Laura Berman, Quantum Love
So the next time you are feeling low, negative, or depleting emotions, ask yourself if what you are believing about your situation is even really REAL. How has it been filtered?
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