The five Mythic senses of awareness, imagination, focus, compassion and expression are familiar but take a back seat to the biological senses of vision, hearing, taste, touch and smell.
Mythic senses become active with use. They are an experience. Mythic senses do not involve thinking and logic. There are no five step programs or stages, no methods or manuals. It’s like learning to ride a bike. No amount of reading or positive affirmations will teach you how to ride. You have to get on, find the pedals and push. Riding a bike activates the ‘bike sense’. The essential experience of bike sense is balance.
You don’t think about riding or you’ll fall. ‘Now I’m putting my feet on the pedals.’ ‘Now I’m pushing down.’ It doesn’t work. You have to let go to have the experience.
Mythic senses are the same. They are experiential. Mythic senses have a dream-like quality quite unlike the linear, time and space orientation of mind thought—one reason why it’s hard to remember dreams. Language falls short, as it does here.
Since Mythic senses aren’t grounded in biology, they are independent of the body and the mind. Near death experiences confirm this fact. However, you don’t have to die to experience the same phenomena. Dreamwalking activates the Mythic senses. Dreamwalking goes beyond the limited reality of the body and the thinking mind; which happens every night in dream time.
Releasing the human story is the #1 challenge facing humans at death. The majority of people dying today are unpracticed in the skill of releasing or letting go. Witness the struggle to die, the pain, the angst and now, assisted death. It’s surprising given that fact that by middle age we’ve had over 20,000 opportunities to practice dreaming.
Can you relax your hold on the carbon based, mind-driven, highly programmed reality? Can you disconnect from consensus reality, the grid, the matrix or whatever you know as the madding crowd? Can you unplug from external networks and allow yourself to experience another perspective?
It’s beneficial to disconnect on a regular basis. Turn off the mobile devices. Go to a wild place. Go alone. That’s the hard part—being alone. Alone feels lonely at first. Alone feels a bit like dying and in a sense it is. Disconnecting from the human story is what death asks dying people to do. Imagine how hard that is without practice?
Dying is a skill. We learn dying the same way we learn to ride a bike—by doing it. A Companion holds the bike steady while we find the pedals. Holding the bike or the death steady is Companioning.