The peculiar thing about an elevated Apapsyche [my replacement term for “consciousness”] is that such “elevated” or “higher state” exists within a vibrational realm that exists simultaneously with the physical realm within the same space, but the higher realm is not capable of being perceived by the Brain or physical senses.
Confused? Each human being consists of three simultaneously existing, and yet separate realms of vibrational energy. From outside inward, these are: the physical body, brain and physical senses; the MIND realm consisting of a higher and lower MIND; and the Spiritual realm including the Soul and the Apapsyche [Operational Energy of the Soul].
Three realms, only one of which is physical and perceivable via ones brain. Why have philosophers been unable to discover the Truth, as in absolute Truth? Because it exists within the Spiritual realm only. You cannot get there via thinking about it, in other words.
The Esoteric realms within us [the MIND and Spiritual realms] exist but at vibrational realities that our brains cannot perceive. Therefore, when one intuits a higher bit of Knowledge, that Knowledge did not come into ones brain, ones Attn Aspect of Apapsyche went into either the MIND or Spiritual realm to access that bit of Knowledge.
Alas, as soon as the Attn Aspect of Apapsyche shifts back into ones brain, the vibrational reality of the realm one just tapped is left in that realm. One cannot bring into the physical realm that which exists on a “higher” plane of reality, in other words.
The essential reason for meditation is to elevate the Attn Aspect of ones Apapsyche so as to gain a higher level of reality, or a greater Knowledge. The Knowledge gained is certainly now part of ones awareness…. but, one cannot convey that awareness to anyone else who has not, him/herself, accessed the same Esoteric level of Knowledge from within him/herself.
Follow me here? What I know, as a consequence of some thirty plus years of meditation, is mine to know… and yours to achieve by the same means. That which exists within the MIND can only be known if one is able to raise his/her Attn Aspect of Apapsyche into the MIND realm. This should be… emphasis “should be” part of the basic training and experiential understanding of the mental health professional. The “psyche” prefix of Psych-ology refers to self [meaning consciousness], soul, and mind]. The ancient Greeks purposely used the prefix “psyche” to intentionally suggest that Psychology was to be a study of the Esoteric realms within Man.
It was good old Skinner and a group of behavioral scientists [all of whom were quite ignorant of the Esoteric realms within themselves] that introduced “behaviorism” in the early 1900’s, that suggested that Man could be studied without concern for the Esoteric realms…. primarily because they were ignorant regarding the Esoteric realms within themselves [due to fear] but they wanted to be called “psychologists”.
For over a century now, the West has aggressively been in denial of the Esoteric realms within ourselves. We intentionally deny and ignore “higher consciousness”, in other words. The result has been…. well, look at the news.