We attend to only a fraction of the sensory data available to us. Our brain filters out the sensations least interesting to it at any given moment. Humans are able to pick out a particular conversation in a loud area. We can spot what we are looking for in a sea of clutter. Somehow, even with massive amounts of information flooding our senses, continuously and a great many are invisible to our spectrum of vision. Humans are able to focus on what resonates with them and what’s important to them. And then they choose to act on it or not.
Attentional processes are the brain’s way of narrowing its focus on relevant stimuli and filtering out or ignoring the sea of stimuli we exist in. Neuroscientists studies have revolved around the cortex, the folded structure on the outside of the brain generally correlated with intelligence and higher-order cognition. Now it’s believed that the cortex boosts sensory processing to enhance features of interest. This ability is due in part to automatic filtering mechanisms hard-wired in the brain. Now some researchers are studying how the brain SUPPRESSES information rather than how it augments it. And are taking baby steps toward a better understanding of how body and mind, through automatic sensory experiences, physical movements and higher-level consciousness, are deeply and inextricably intertwined.
In 1984 Francis Crick, known for his work on the structure of DNA, proposed that attentional focus was controlled by the thalamus, parts of which receive input from sensory domains and feed information to the cortex. The sensory thalamus acted as a relay station and gatekeeper, a bridge and a sieve of the flow of data to establish a certain level of focus. The thin layer of inhibitory neurons called the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), which wraps around the rest of the thalamus like a shell. In 2015, Halassa and his colleagues discovered If the prefrontal cortex told the visual TRN to increase its activity and to suppress the visual thalamus to prevent irrelevant visual data the brain lowered attention on everything else.
The full circuit, goes from the prefrontal cortex to a much deeper structure called the basal ganglia (often associated with motor control and a host of other functions), then to the TRN and the thalamus, before finally going back up to higher cortical regions. So, for instance, as visual information passes from the eye to the visual thalamus, it can get intercepted almost immediately when it’s not relevant to the given task. The basal ganglia can step in and activate the visual TRN to screen out the extraneous stimuli, in keeping with the prefrontal cortex’s directive.
Furthermore, the researchers found that the mechanism doesn’t just filter out one sense to raise awareness of another: It filters information within a single sense too. The effects on sensory processing “can be much more precise than just suppressing the whole thalamic region for one sensory modality, which is a rather blunt form of suppression,” said Duje Tadin, a neuroscientist at the University of Rochester.
In order to “pick up on” our senses to interact with the fourth dimension, your attentional process needs to be focused on the many subtle sensations and cues in your biology along with your five senses. Some researchers and scientists are better understanding, how deeply automatic sensory experiences, physical movements and our higher-level consciousness are inextricably intertwined and interdependent while expressing information to us, through our senses.
One example in the literature is the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), sometimes called Auto Sensory Meridian Response, this is an experience characterized by a static-like, sensual or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. Sometimes the sensation spread in all directions from the neck or can be an entire body experience. ASMR signifies the subjective experience of “low-grade euphoria” or having a head or whole body orgasm characterized with “a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin.” It is most commonly triggered by specific auditory or visual stimuli, and less commonly triggered by intentional focused attention or control.
The human inner reality of subtle sensations and cues from higher states of consciousness are different from the human daily strife and challenges of the third dimensional, physical outer reality that is frequently unpleasant and harsh. All the distractions humanity engages in to avoid feeling and sensing anything, especially subtle sensations and knowing. Gaia and the Galactic’s emanate subtle sensations and knowledge to humanity all the time. Their unconditional love and compassion always emanating from the quantum field.
Please keep trying to remember how to communicate with higher consciousness while still wearing your third dimensional earth form. Those who do NOT perceive Gaia as a living being just as they are, living beings, are harming Gaia’s land, air, water and our food supply with their HUGE human waste, into the ocean, earth, and allowing the tainted energies and chemicals to move into Gaia’s sky and atmosphere. Sadly humanity cannot believe or goes into denial about what they do not understand.
TIME is only NOW in higher consciousness. Therefore, there is no need to look forward to the future or wait for something. There is no regretting your past in present time. Time creates the perception of separation, but there isn’t any. You instantly create your reality with your thoughts and emotions.
“Thoughts” create the framework for whatever you are creating, and the “emotion” fills in the framework with higher consciousness or quanta of only compassion. There is NO “time” to wait for a creation to be decided on, studied, and slowly getting created.