posted on May, 18 2014 @ 04:07 PM
a reply to: Oldie48
You assume that consciousness is "not dependent on having a physical body"
I assume that without some sort of physical shell to anchor yourself, your "consciousness" returns to the soup that is the make-up of everything.
As far as your brain creating perceptions of things for itself, your DNA tells you what attributes your natural predators carry which assists in your
flight or fight mechanism. This is why things evolve over time and develop methods of avoiding/fighting predators.
Other than that, every perception anyone ever has is merely relating the current situation to events that have taken place in the past, then relaying
that information to your flight or fight mechanism.
The way I see it, some may claim they are "enlightened" and can see energies and things that others cannot. If you ask me though, this are just very
observant people whom are in tune with their surroundings and can pick up on small over looked things; Like body language, tone of voice, vocabulary
I highly doubt that anyone physically can see anything that the rest of us can not, unless under the influence of psychotropic drugs.
Even with all this said, we both could be completely wrong. That's the beautiful thing about your consciousness, no one knows where it is physically
located, if at all. All anyone can do is speculate, including myself.
I merely choose a path well suited for me, all I can do is suggest the same. Find what works for you and embrace it.
Thanks for the debate, S&F