Some people see very vividly with their mind's eye; some see blurry images, like a Monet and others, like me, are mentally blind, and even their dreams are devoid of imagery. In reality, I can “imagine”, “visualize” and “fantasize” like everyone else; I simply do it in complete darkness.
Hebrew Metaphysics tells us our ability to see with our mind’s eye is a function of the amount of light our mind uses to translate our sensory perception into mental sensations. This is determined at birth. You can think of people’s ability it as various fixed points on planet earth; some points are always lit, and some are stuck in darkness. The more light you have available to think with, the more color you’ll be able to see in your mind’s eye.
Like the location of our birth, the unique manner with which we think never changes. How much light do you use to see?
Timeline vs. Pattern thinkers
Some people, like my wife, remember people, events and places by threading them through a timeline. In other words, for my wife to retrieve data in her mind, she must first locate it on a mental calendar. This calendar – that is, time – serves as the connecting thread that sequentially links her memories.
My mind, on the other hand, couldn’t be more different. I rarely remember when an event took place. Instead, I create patterns in my mind – Trees of Thought, of you will – that are connected through contextual relevance. That is, it is my interaction with the event in space. not in time, that plants the memory in my mind.
Some people, however, can do both. There are advantages and disadvantages for each method. How do track information in your mind?
Student group chat
Students of the School of Practical Metaphysics get to join a video group chat via an application called Marco Polo. In the group I provide weekly bits to ponder, answer questions and share information. Students get to share their experience and interact with others.
This group is one of the ways students can learn how the mind works and interact with others who are interested in maximizing their mental potential.
In this video I speak about the different mental abilities people have when it comes to auditory perception in their mind’s ear. Some people can replay complex harmonies, some can only hear melodies and some are deaf in their mind’s ear.