Where do mental images come from when we seek a higher level of consciousness to visualize our ancestors who lived before us, or form a mental picture of the future world our grandchildren will inherit? And, what about the blind or the adopted child lacking vision or knowledge of the past? Disregarding the telescope, camera lens, microscope, eye glasses and other devices that enhance our vision, we know that the surface of the earth curves out of sight at 3.1 miles (5 km); we can make out the faint glimmer of a candle flame up to 30 miles (48 km) away; the moon is 250,000 miles (400 km) from earth; and the stars in the Andromeda galaxy are an astonishing 2.6 million light years away; but it is in our minds that we go the farthest and see things that our eyes can’t distinguish.
Ancient humans associated clairvoyance, precognition, the ability to see auras and religious visions with the most primitive stem of the primal human brain. They believed this was the location that induced enlightenment where the evocation of mental images of a deeply spiritual, personal and psychological significance originated. This is the point where they believed our mind allows us to travel beyond the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness; a mystical and esoteric part of our brain that provides perception beyond ordinary sight that helps us form mental images of the past and future and things we can’t actually see. Scientists believe that over time, as humans evolved, the inner third eye atrophied and sunk into what is known today as the light sensitive pineal gland, which excretes in large quantities a substance that causes one to experience feelings of inspiration at the moments of birth and death.
Our forebears survived over the millennia by chance, luck, skill and natural selection. We are the progenies of individuals who survived natural disasters, diseases, plagues, famines and wars; persons who were blessed by fate who made the right choices at the right times. They were smarter, faster, more brutal, cunning, luckier, virile or simply survived because they avoided detection and confrontation. There seems to be a call, a natural urge, in all humans to comprehend and fulfill past traditions of family, nation, culture and religion and a belief that knowledge of ancestry and genealogy is an inalienable and entitled right of every person. DNA offers proof of our identity and relationships to others. Genealogical records provide information about the appearance and physical stature of individuals, locations where they were born and died and their occupations—but for adoptees, it is most often through our dreams, clairvoyance and perceptions of a higher consciousness that we learn to build up our self-image and get to know and understand ourselves. So, on a clear day rise up and know that it is through your inner eye that you can learn to see forever.