Perception in relation to how we see, hear, smell, touch and taste things is well documented in our science practices today. It is clear that there are impulses in our environment that we receive which we then interpret to distinguish what it is that we are looking at, whether it be smelling, touching, tasting, seeing or hearing. But this is not the perception that we are looking at here today; today we are looking at the Perceptual Character which is created through what we perceive within and as our secret mind. We will be looking at how the Perceptual Character interpret the stimulus as people’s actions, words and deeds, within and as our environment and then how these perceptions leads us to respond in specific ways as the Perceptual Character.
The perception that we have comes from how we interpret the actions, words and deeds of others. How we interpret these words, deeds an actions are directly related to what we have already accepted and allowed ourselves to become living expressions of within and as ourselves.
For instance a person may say: ‘I like your shoes’ and if the Perceptual Character within and as self has stored a memory within and as self, that self ‘likes’ this person whom is saying this; the chances are that the Perceptual Character will interpret this as a compliment. However when another person says these same words and the Perceptual character within and as self had created a ‘dislike’ within and as self to and towards this person, the chances are that the Perceptual Character will interpret these words in a devious way.
For instance the Perceptual Character may interpret this as sarcasm or jealousy or spitefulness. What requires to be clear here, is that what the Perceptual Character is perceiving is directly related to how the Perceptual Character had stored the information about the other person within and as oneself. Self accepted and allowed the Perceptual Character within and as self to create a perceptual memory of this person where the Perceptual Character had stored information within and as self, that this is a person that self can ‘like’ or that this is a person that self ‘does not like’.
Either way from this moment forth whatever this person actions are, words are, deeds are, it will be filtered through these filters of ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ thus giving to self the perceptual reality that confirms to self why self should ‘like’ or dislike’ this person. The perceptual reality is thus a self-fulfilling prophecy. Self creates the initial perception of the person whereby all their words, deeds, and actions are filtered through this Perceptual character that self had created to reveal back to self that self was right about how self had decided to see this person. Thus the cycle continues where self had initially created the perception about this person and now it is once again confirmed to self through the Perceptual Character within and as self interpreting the information in a way that confirms to self that self was right all along.
Now that the Perceptual Character had done its job in perceiving this reality in the ‘right way’ (according to self), the Perceptual Character has earned its right to react to its environment. In the first scenario the Perceptual Character may react by thanking the person for the compliment and creating a warm feeling of acceptance within and as oneself. In the second scenario the Perceptual Character may react by giving a sneer remark to the person that self ‘does not like’ and further distancing self from that person.
Either way – both these examples are reactions that the Perceptual Character has to and towards its environment as self had designed the filters within and as self though the definitions as pictures and memories that self had stored of these people within and as one’s mind.