Perceptual Shift Hypothesis

Perceptual Shift Hypothesis

Ever wonder how your perception affects the way you are in the world?
Ever wonder how a positive shift in your perception can be expressed more consciously?

There is a movement from perception to expression:

Who you are “authentically” doesn’t change—rather, as false selves are shed and buried elements of yourself are retrieved and integrated, your expression of yourself aligns with who you truly are. Thought patterns, attitudes, behaviors, and ways of being in the world that are incongruent with your core self may drop away. (Schlitz, Vieten, & Amorok, 2007, p. 21)

Self-remembering becomes an emergent process. The act of self-remembrance is a rhythmic movement between perception and expression, until perception is simply pure expression.

Self-remembering becomes an emergent process. The act of self-remembrance is a rhythmic movement between perception and expression, until perception is simply pure expression. EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS THEIR VERY OWN SIGNATURE AND WAY OF PERCEIVING AND EXPRESSING. Diversity is the expression of nature itself.

I see a phenomenon resulting from the detachment of consciousness, through which the subjective “Ί live” becomes the objective “It lives in me.” This state is felt to be higher than the earlier one; it is really as if it were a sort of release from compulsion and impossible responsibility which are the inevitable results of participation mystique. The glance of one who has attained fulfillment returns to the beauty of nature. (Wilhelm, Jung, & Baynes, 1935, p. 39)

The process itself becomes the act of self-remembrance. In this case, it expresses itself as a rhythmic movement between perception and expression until perception is simply pure expression (Perceptual Shift Hypothesis). Knowing itself becomes the transformative process (based on Ferrer, 2017; Varela, Thompson, & Rosch, 1991).

Ferrer (2017) stressed this type of experiencing and observation of processes when he spoke of knowing by virtue of being. This for him entailed a rejection of the subject-object dilemma that is, according to him, part of the Cartesian worldview. In his view of “bringing forth” (Ferrer, 2017, p. 32) an experience, rather than a point of view that is divided between object and subject is a fuller way to perceive, something happens in unison and is never divided. Perception moves seamlessly into expression.

Therefore, both perception and expression are key elements that need to be consciously integrated. There seems to be considerable truth to the phenomenological declaration that “the original text is perception itself” (Merleau-Ponty, 1962, p. 21) or purely being YOURSELF in its depth  is the movement of transformation itself.

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