Hearing and Seeing versus Feeling

Do we go mainly on what we hear and see, rather than what we feel?

Recently while watching a College of Universal Medicine web broadcast, Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine presented something that really made me feel and see just how I relate with, and to the world. In truth, what was presented here feels like the tip of a very deep iceberg, of something that has been going on and has been deeply ingrained in me – and probably society – for a very long time. That is, do we mainly go on what we hear and see, rather than what we feel? There is still a lot for me to learn with this, but while I’m in the process of exploring it I felt it was important to express what was experienced.

Serge played a clip of a person talking, but without the sound. He asked the group to feel what they got from this person… was the person imposing? Did it feel like they were trying to get a point across or were they connected with themselves and expressing from their body? There was no right or wrong answer, just to be honest with what we were seeing and feeling. Watching the clip, I could both feel and see that this man was not imposing; he was expressing from a quality within his body and his movements, like hand gestures, were in line with this. It was also really interesting to watch someone with the sound turned completely down. It was asking us to use a different sense – our sixth sense, clairsentience – first; our ability to feel energy, rather than the ones we go to constantly, like seeing/visual or hearing. I also realised with the sound turned down you don’t get pulled in as much but instead have a space to observe and discern more.

Another clip was then played, again with the sound turned down, this time of two people. The group was asked the same thing – what did they feel from these two people? It was an interview but it didn’t feel like an interview… there was an absolute equality between the two, with very clear eye contact, no imposition, and again expressing from a quality within their bodies. There was a natural flow and a deep interest in one another and with what they were discussing.

A third clip was played, all of these consistently with the sound turned off. This was of a person giving a talk to people at an event; I watched this clip on social media earlier in the morning so knew what they were saying. When I watched it in the morning with the sound on I could feel myself agreeing to some level of what they were saying, so it was interesting to watch this again without the sound. What I felt this time round was how they were emotional about what they were saying, and trying to get their point across. This time round, without the sound I could feel they were feeding from the energy of the crowd and the crowd’s response. I also noticed their body language more, and that several times they would poke their tongue out whilst pausing after saying something. I didn’t notice this before, so this exercise was supporting me to be more aware of what goes on that I normally miss or do not see. It was supporting me to be more aware.

A fourth clip was played, again with the sound turned down. Immediately all these thoughts came in to me about the person and what I had heard them say previously in news clips. I could also feel an energy within me of how I didn’t like them. All of this was in a split second and I was aware of it, the judgement that had come in. I reminded myself to once again just observe the person – what did I get from their body language, and from themselves without judgement? What I could feel was their body felt empty, there was no connection or quality coming from their body. I could feel the words that were coming out of their mouth were just words, there was no backing of these words from a quality within their body. There also felt an arrogance coming through them and they felt detached from what they were saying (even though I couldn’t hear them!). This process was helping me to take judgement away and just discern on what was being presented, it also actually made me feel more open to these people. To see them for who they were, rather than what they were saying. This was really, really interesting, to see these clips of different people without the sound and just observe.

Lastly came the fifth clip. Again I was aware that I immediately had thoughts come in about how I had perceived them in the past, so I reminded myself to let these go and be with what I was feeling and observing now.

With this person I could feel they wanted everyone to like them, and it was from this response that they were ‘building’ themselves up so to speak. They were ‘feeding’ off what was been given to them by other people. Again it was fascinating to feel how much more aware I was of something by just observing, without sound, rather than listening to words that were being said. I felt that despite all the ‘excitement’ going on around them there was a great emptiness within – no true quality or connection was being presented, expressed or reflected. It was like the words that were being said (even though I couldn’t hear!) and the atmosphere were making them who they were. Without this, how or who would they be?

This was a really valuable lesson to me in how to be discerning with everything that is going on around us. It is easy to fall for words and not instead feel the actions or energy behind the words that are being said. It is also easy to go on automatic pilot if you have seen someone before and have judgments or opinions about them or go along with something/someone because the words that are being said are ‘good’, and for this to taint the next time of seeing them without even realising it.

I completely recommend when watching anything, just take a moment, turn down the sound, have no attachments or judgement about the person or event and just observe. It is very enlightening; you get to understand energy in a completely different way and you get to understand life in a completely different way.

With thanks to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for forever being a beacon of light and truth in the world.

By Vicky Cooke, London

Related Reading:
The Gift of Clairsentience: Reclaiming my Ability to Feel Energy
We Know More Than We Think…



729 thoughts on “Hearing and Seeing versus Feeling

  1. I have been watching videos with the sound turned down and it is so interesting what can be felt and known when we are not distracted by people’s words and good intentions.

  2. To add to the dimension of what you’ve offered here, Vicky, we can also consider what happens when we remove music from video and how incredibly impactful music is in manipulating our emotions. The same scene for example, can take on an entirely different meaning with two different soundtracks. We do well to note how gullible we are open to be when we don’t exercise discernment for what we’re letting through our eyes and our ears. Indeed, the body is our best pair of eyes – through its clairsentience. Look through that and we will always read the truth of things.

  3. I think this is a brilliant exercise to do, thanks for sharing it Vicky. It can be surprising to see how much we can get hooked by someone saying the right kind of words that we want to hear but in that not discern what energy it is being said with and likewise how quickly we can jump into judging someone from past experience with them or because we don’t like what they are saying which limits our ability to really observe all that they are saying…

  4. This is so interesting Vicky, how we can be deceived by using the senses of hearing and seeing above feeling. This is a great thing to practice, so we are more tuned into and gain increased awareness of what we are feeling, as this is the truth we come to at the end of life too.

  5. Judgement cripples us in the sense that it obscures true observation by preventing us from connecting deeply to the person, be they on screen or in person, and being able to understand what is going on for them. All judgement is fed by a preconceived image we hold in our mind that we often do not know is even there and that says things should be a certain way. Thus judgement is born of a lack of acceptance for the way things are and a need and investment for them to be another way, hence why it is so paralysing to us.

  6. I’ve recently had problems with both my eyes and it’s definitely led me to ask questions about what I actually use my eyes for. Interestingly every morning I was looking to see if they were ok, rather than feeling or knowing if they were ok, it’s like my life was led by my eyes rather than my knowing of what’s around me and what’s ahead – if that makes sense.

  7. Social media gives us the opportunity to watch lots of clips with no sound, and you can certainly feel the energy behind them – that is used to suck you in and grab your attention as soon as possible.

  8. The bombardment of images and sounds in our society today takes us away from the knowing of our own feelings. The works of Serge Benhayon remind us of our great ability to feel.

  9. Having participated in the same exercise as Vicky described here, I can say that it was really surprising just how differently I felt about what was being expressed by some of these people with no sound compared to hearing them speak. It felt like the sound somehow overwhelmed my bodies natural ability to feel everything that was being said without judgement, but there are many ideals and beliefs that come into play when we are listening to people speak, which clouds our ability to feel the truth.

  10. Judgement clouds our perception and so often we can be deceived by our senses by a polished image and a polished speech but body movements cannot be disguise and are a dead give-away as to where the person is coming from. If you turn off the sound track of a video and feel the person a whole different perspective is revealed in how the person is moving and the effect that is having on their audience.Fascinating really .

  11. Words can be such a distraction from what is really going on. Could it be that we use words as a deliberate ploy to fool people? This is definitely worth considering.

    1. Wave your right hand above your head and tell someone that is watching you for them not to take their eyes off of your still left hand… their eyes will go for the movement. How often in life is this misdirection example played out?

  12. This is so true. We seem to be able to hear what we want to hear and see what we want to see and make ourselves believe, but when it comes to feeling, we may try hard, but my experience is that somewhere we do know what we are feeling, and that knowing runs much deeper than our self-imposed belief.

  13. Sound is a very powerful medium. I experimented one day watching a football match on TV with the sound off at first and then with it on again. The difference is remarkable. The sounds of the crowd and the commentator can really stir the listener up if they are allowed to. It made me ponder how often sounds influence us without us realising.

  14. This made me more aware when interacting with people to not just look for what I want to see but to be open to seeing it all. It allows you the space to discern and not be fooled by words.

  15. It is only with my meeting of Serge Benhayon that I have come back to honouring what I feel rather than relying on my eyes and ears to process information – (here I let my head get in the way and override what I feel.) As a child, I remember clearly feeling everything first and could determine who felt open, loving, safe and who didn’t. I remember feeling how rooms and environments felt. To return to my sense of feeling has enabled me to re-swtich on a natural way of living and a way of responding to the world that I had shut down. I am learning that there is a forever deepening and understanding of what can be felt and read in any given situation.

  16. What an interesting and enlightening experiment to do. I found it interesting that observing without the sound made it easier to not judge and stay open to the person. This is something we need to foster within ourselves and our interactions.

  17. We use words for all sorts of reasons and when we do turn down the sound and listen with our bodies we can feel what lies behind the words and what we feel can be quite different from what we hear.

  18. This is fascinating! ‘you get to understand energy in a completely different way and you get to understand life in a completely different way.’ It’s like seeing the world clearly and not choosing to get swept away on a bandwagon of energy that we otherwise would. This to me is standing steady without judgement.

  19. Isn’t it amazing how much we can and do feel, yet this ability is ignored and written off entirely. Relying on our ears and eyes only gives us a superficial level, we need to add what we can feel to this to get a full picture. It is intriguing that humanity as a whole has chosen to put this amazing ability away into a drawer and all agree we will not use it. There is something we need to all look at here, because it is just like superman choosing not to use any of his superpowers. In other words it makes no sense, yet we have done it.

  20. Thank you Vicky for sharing this – in my experience judgement hooks anyone straight into ‘right and wrong’ and clouds perception of what is really going on, or being said. To discern whether or not something is just empty words (mind driven) or from a quality of true inner connection and expressed from the body is inherent in us all and well worth re-developing Clairsentience.
    “I completely recommend when watching anything, just take a moment, turn down the sound, have no attachments or judgement about the person or event and just observe. It is very enlightening; you get to understand energy in a completely different way and you get to understand life in a completely different way”.

  21. It’s a great reminder about how we can latch onto words we want to hear (or don’t want to) without really feeling how they are being said, the energy behind them…

  22. I used to be very much caught up in the temporal way we live in and took everything for face value. Now though I am really working on connecting to what I am feeling and reading this for the actual truth of the situation not what I am see.

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