While your sixth sense utilizes your feeling body to inform you when your intuition is on or off target, your seventh sense is your doorway to the Universal Self via Unity Consciousness. Bypassing physicality, it is direct access to all information contained within the entire Universe—relative to your physical world.
Intimately intertwined within the commonly accepted five senses our body uses to collect information about our external world lies the uncharted territory of our metaphysical world containing extrasensory perception and our chakras.
It’s only recently that our sixth sense has come into humanity’s collective awareness. But did you know you have a seventh sense and many more that extend into the metaphysical world?
It is Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) who is credited with the classification of the primary five sense organs: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing.
These sense organs contain receptors for specific stimuli that are connected to your body’s nervous system which then sends data to your brain, providing you with useful information about your physical/external world.
But what about your essential internal world?
YOUR INTERNAL WORLD
Buddhists consider the mind also to be a sense organ.
Simultaneously processing the collective data of the first five senses, the mind becomes a gateway, making an exponential or fractal leap to a broader spectrum of perception that includes your internal sensory system.
This extrasensory system has been referred to as the psychic realm.
Because science was not advanced enough to detect and measure these energy fields, such phenomena were illegitimized as paranormal and even ridiculed. Slowly, this is beginning to change.
Our sixth sense has been feared and revered since humans were a much more primitive species, depending on what period of history you had the (mis)fortune of being born.
If you were lucky enough be born into a Native American tribe, you may have been recognized for your inner genius and exalted as your community’s shaman.
But, historically, for the majority of those unacquainted with their internal guidance system, or those subject to culture and conditioning that only recognizes external power sources, much fear-generated misinformation has been disseminated over the centuries, leading the unfortunate to societal ostracization and even death.
Even in modern times, there is still very little information that can be called qualitative.
To add to the mystery, your metaphysical senses are finally coming to light as humanity continues its evolution into higher forms of consciousness. TWEET THIS
BEYOND SPACE AND TIME
The difficulty for scientists in collecting empirical data is that the metaphysical senses function outside of space and time.
The difficulty for non-scientists is that much outlier phenomena is still accredited to external forces or entities—channeling, spirits (good or bad), extraterrestrials, etc.—rather to than to the anomalous experience that is actually happening within.
Sixth sense and beyond experiences range from intuition, déjà vu, prescience, to past life parallels.
As our conscious mind is always trying to create a linear story out of our experiences, we tend to look for cause and effect to explain a multidimensional event. When our mind can’t make two and two equal four, we call it a coincidence.
To demonstrate the complexity contained within your senses, there isn’t even scientific agreement on the number of senses because of differing definitions. Wikipedia states that the senses are divided into the exteroceptive and interoceptive.