The dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Science


I went to the Boston Museum of Science yesterday for the first time in years. I watched kids play and experiment with their senses at the Take a Closer Look Exhibit.


The exhibit description read “Exercise your powers of perception to see what you can discover when you pay attention to your senses, and learn about ways technology can extend our reach beyond what we can perceive on our own. Explore the world around you using sight, hearing, touch, and smell. To supplement our own bodies’ capabilities, we have developed technologies to help us extend our senses — to help us perceive things that are too fast, too small, too far away, or invisible to the naked eye.”


This reminded me of former NASA Physicist and Healer, Dr. Barbara Brennan’s writing. She writes, “As humans, we tend to define reality by what we can perceive. This perception not only includes all the normal human perceptions, but also the extension of those perceptions through the instruments we have built like the microscope and the telescope.

Everything inside of our perceptual cone we accept as real and everything outside that cone isn’t real. If we can’t perceive it than it doesn’t exist.

 Each time we build a new instrument we increase our cone of perception and more things are perceived and therefore become real. The same thing is happening here with high sense perception but the instrument in this case is our own human body and energy system.”

The whole day I read exhibit descriptions regarding the spectrum of our perception. The Cosmic Light Exhibit description talked of discovering how different wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum can offer a range of information about our universe.
The Light House Exhibit described how radio waves to gamma rays, wavelengths are invisible to the human eye, except for the section of the spectrum known as visible light.

One of the displays was an experiential exhibit explaining that the average hearing  frequency range of a human is small compared to many other species. If your dog hears something and you hear nothing, does that mean the noise was not real? Not at all, it just means Fido was able to hear something that was out of your hearing frequent range.This is a helpful way to describe how someone might use high sense perception to be able to perceive energy fields while they may be out of the cone of perception for someone else.


“In a world of motion there is infinite detail too slow or too fast for the unaided eye to see,” Alex Pomasanoff.
Found on the wall at the Boston Museum of Science.


At school, we spend four years training and part of that training is learning to expand our cone of perception in order to assist our clients in the healing room. One of the ways we use this tool is to sense habitual patterns of running energy that may contribute to illness or dis-ease. Expanding the field of perception is a skill everyone has the ability to learn.

Watching the people at the museum be amazed at what they perceived while extending their senses actually reminded me of my classmates and myself in class while training in Brennan Healing Science.  
To sum it up, just because you can’t perceive it (yet) doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist!
Also, the astronaut ice cream is as delicious as I remember it! #ScienceRules
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