Synesthesia is a condition where the individual has "crosswired or
blended senses" where input from one sensory channel (sight, hearing,
taste, smell, or touch) is perceived by the brain as if it was being
processed by another sensory channel. This alternative sensory input
is as "real" as regular sensory input.
Those with Synesthesia (Synesthetes) have a "different texture of reality"
because their brains are wired differently. The process of Synesthesia
can be tracked by brain scans. Scans reveal that extra areas of the
brain are activated by sensory stimulation in Synesthetes that would not
be activated in "normal" people.
Different people will have different responses to the same triggers. This
means that one person would perceive the Number 7 as being hard, sharp,
and orange while others would perceive this number using different colors
and sensations. For Synesthetes rarely agree on how they concurrently
perceive the same triggers.
The various forms of Synesthesia where input into
one sense "triggers" (?) output from another sense "concurrently" are:
Grapheme ? Color Synesthesia:
Where letters or numbers are perceived
as having a particular color associated with them. The color can be shaded
or tinged to give the letter or number a raised or flat appearance.
Music ? Color Synesthesia:
Where sounds (tones or nature noises) or
music (timbre or key) are perceived as colors. The color changes in response
to the changes in the sound as to it lightness (amount of black in the color),
its saturation (intensity of the color), and its hue (how it shimmers or moves).
Music can also be perceived as images or shapes which exhibit the qualities of
movement (streaming across the field of vision as if the music were dancing).
Number ? Shape Synesthesia:
Where numbers are perceived as having a
particular shape. The shape can be felt as hard or soft, cold or hot, vibrating
or still. It can also be seen as having colors and other textures.
Lexical ? Gustatory Synesthesia:
Where individual words and phrases of
spoken language trigger the different taste sensations in the mouth. Where
tastes feel like shapes, colors, sounds, and so on.
Ordinal Linguistic Personification Synesthesia:
Where ordered sequences,
such as numbers, days, months and letters are associated with personalities.
Where ideas can be seen, heard, smelled, tasted, and touched, etc.
Synesthesia is both automatic and involuntary (meaning if you are one, you cannot
help it but if you are not one, you cannot develop it). Although modern science
can present evidence that Synesthesia can run in families, they have not yet
established its pattern and most believe this is "something that happens to you."
Yet for those who take the karmic view of life, things do not just happen... they
are earned. Synesthesia is the natural result of expansion in consciousness.
This is best illustrated by an example. If you read a book when you were younger,
you are bound to have a different reaction to it if you read it again when you are
older. This is because, although the book has remained the same, you have not.
When you are older, you will have gained more life experience and knowledge and
this will cause you to view the book differently. The progressively expanding view
of life will naturally and seamlessly become integrated into the senses.
When you have advanced more in Soul experience, you will look at life differently.
When you expand in consciousness enough, your senses will expand along with you
accordingly. That is the pattern which explains Synesthesia: the advanced
consciousness needing advance sensory awareness to support it.
Synesthesia is a karmic ability not a medical condition. The goal here is
to raise awareness about the spiritual nature of this rare karmic ability.