To Everything There's a Season

And a time and purpose under heaven...

...the genetic trait of Synesthesia

"Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense (for example, hearing) is simultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses such as sight. Another form of synesthesia joins objects such as letters, shapes, numbers or people's names with a sensory perception such as smell, color or flavor. The word synesthesia comes from two Greek words, syn (together) and aisthesis (perception). Therefore, synesthesia literally means "joined perception."

Synesthesia can involve any of the senses. The most common form, colored letters and numbers, occurs when someone always sees a certain color in response to a certain letter of the alphabet or number. For example, a synesthete (a person with synesthesia) might see the word "plane" as mint green or the number "4" as dark brown. There are also synesthetes who hear sounds in response to smell, who smell in response to touch, or who feel something in response to sight. Just about any combination of the senses is possible. There are some people who possess synesthesia involving three or even more senses, but this is extremely rare." ~

Although I don't have the color form normally, as a child I struggled with the symbol aspect of communication.  I also "Feel" sound and as a child had some really traumatic experiences with it. During my early school years, I sufferred hearing loss due to Measles.  Often times when I "hear" something out of my range, I "feel" it instead.  As a child, I worked very hard to remember the words and sounds that were communicated lest I remember the string of symbols in my mind and forget what they mean. I find that during extrememly stressful times my brain reverts to synesthesia.  

Because of this, I tend to be a very "Right Brained" person. but during my youth, it was the coginitive aspects of education that aided me the most. Those "Left Brain" skills were SO important in my finding balance in life, though they were more difficult to learn than the Arts for me. 

I beleive that Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, happen through a form of synesthesic "Self Talk" however, because I believe humanity is all connected as one being, we hear, see, and feel our greater whole that we belong to, Both corporeal and non corporeal.

For me Spiritually, I believe this greater "Whole Being" is synonomous with "God", but that is just me.

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Dec. 4, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Good information. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I didn't see this earlier.

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Dec. 4, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Thank you so much!!!   I have never believed that magic or miracles defied logic or rational explanation. It is just that the logic and or rational explanation has not yet been embraced by the human mind!

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Jan. 25, 2015 at 11:58 PM

This was very interesting.  Had never heard of synesthesia before.  Yet have been taught in art class, that we need to use our left side of the brain with the right in order to be able to balance the art of drawing.  Kind of veiwing things outside the box. Thanks for sharing...  

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