The Seven Portals of Insight

"There is a way between voice and presence Where information flows.

In disciplined silence it opens.

With wandering talk it closes.

–Rumi

 

The next series of posts will explore Insight. Insight is the capacity to gather the fruits of reflection and apply its guidance to vision.

 

The organ of vision, as we have said, is the heart. By aligning the eyes with the heart, the Visionmaker breaks the constraints of conditioning and learns to see the ancient instructions encoded there for a singular path of heart and meaning.

 

Few people ever see clearly enough to move past their assumptions, opinions, inherited beliefs and cultural conditioning. The status quo controls vision and locks us into patterns of perception.

 

The vision of the heart has the strength to break the bonds of conventional seeing and cut through superficiality, complexity, even darkness. It has the power to see the truth.

 

There are seven major portals of insight that enable the Visionmaker to see the invisible, or access the flow of information "between voice and presence." These are:

 

  • body wisdom
  • unfoldment
  • assumptions
  • intuition
  • atmosphere
  • synchronicity
  • signs
A portal is an entrance, gate or means of access. Over the next few weeks, we will be entering each to explore the respective distinctions that assist in the expansion of seeing and the development of discernment.
© Patrick O’Neill 2009. All rights reserved
Posted on September 20, 2009 and filed under Insight.