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Layer 5: Awareness: Senses, Others, Environment, emotional Responses, Neurons, Empathy, Balance, Genes


Sensory self-awareness seems complex in that sensory communication includes all the previous layers, which are intertwined in a dance of influence with one another that impacts how our senses react. If one of these elements is out of balance, how we perceive the world changes. As highly sensitive children develop awareness, they can begin to notice and later on analyze the sensory inputs they are receiving and use them from a less unconscious place. One cycle of change will be completed when calibration of the senses alters to accommodate these modifications and a new type of perception of the environment will begin to take place that incorporates this evolving awareness.

Self-awareness of spatial boundaries is crucial to a highly sensitive child’s well being. It is key to distinguish between the self, the environment, and others. This awareness is the first step to building personal sensory literacy and, in turn, developing tools for self-regulation that will help develop healthier behavioural and emotional response to what is sensed and to go through for positive disintegration processes by understanding who and how we “are” within the environment. Once a highly sensitive child can understand he/she is not the entire environment, he or she can begin to differentiate between energy and other signals coming from his or her body and other spatial elements. By doing so, he/she can lessen anxieties, responding to external elements more consciously.

Awareness of time can help create sustainable alteration to life, by slowly shifting elements over time. Given that profound sensory change gets us closer to our empathic self, and given that rna adapts to the environment, replacing spatial toxicity with spatial harmony could, over time, lead to a adjustment in our dna.

Finally self-awareness of awareness itself is central to deep personal listening. It is the catalyst necessary for a highly sensitive child or person to develop sensory insight, to self-regulate, to monitor and to stabilize intention, to better “feel” energy and information flow in the “me” body, others, between “us” and the world. Self-awareness and self-regulation are key to self-care, self-reflection towards “others” awareness and self-realization. Through self-awareness, it becomes possible to develop strategies to block out toxic sensory inputs and become capable of making conscious decisions to balance sensory inputs.

Self-awareness is also key to developing sensory insights tools, a gateway to insure sensory and other type of gifted children understand who they are, how to be or how to develop healthy sensory and emotional strategies. Without such a step, our brilliant, creative and natural gifted will continue to have to numb their senses and suffer as adults. If made available, these tools can create adjustments toward self- realization, last layer of this model.

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