I first encountered 'eye' as a deliberate substitute for 'I' back in 2001. Since then I have seen several people use this deliberate double-talk.
Why oh why do they use 'eye' in place of 'I'?
I used to think replacing 'I' with 'Eye' was some sort of "in the know" understanding of esoterica, occult, metaphysics, or enlightened spirituality.
I never asked before because I assumed, "One day I will understand." But this doesn't seem to be the case as my understandings evolve.
So many sayings and myths about the eye:
"The gateway to the Soul is through the Eyes."
"Eyes never lie."
There are so many quotes by poets, writers, philosophers, spiritualists, and intellects if you net search "Quotes + Eyes"
Could it be Masonic or Illuminated? You know, with the whole 'All Seeing Eye' or 'Eye of Providence'?
Could it be a throw-back to the Udjat, Eye of Horus, Eye of Ra?
Maybe we can tie it together with the Sun or it's alchemical symbol?
What is sight anyway? Converting photonic (light) energy into neuro information in one's mind. Even color is but the refraction, reflection, or
deflection of light. Can we assume Light is needed for reality to exist? "Let there be Light!"
But what of the blind humans who have learned to utilize echo-location to know
reality? What of the completely blind cave and oceanic life
forms? Reality still goes on existing even while they lack light receptors.
The way 'I' see it;
I am not the 'Eye.'
I am not my eyes, nor my sight. 'I Am' the observer of sight.
I am not my ears, nor my hearing. 'I Am' the observer of sound.
I am not my nose, nor my sense of smell. 'I Am' the observer of scent.
I am not my tongue, nor my sense of taste. 'I Am' the observer of taste.
I am not my sensory receptors, nor my sense of touch. 'I Am' the observer of touch.
I am not my thoughts or emotions, nor my mind. 'I Am' the observer of thoughts and emotion.
I am not space, nor my sense of spatial dimension. 'I Am' the observer of space.
I am not time, nor my sense of movement. 'I Am' the observer of time.
So what exactly am I missing about the double-talk of 'Eye' instead of 'I'?
edit on 1/7/12 by Sahabi because: (no reason given)