A list of ALL our senses





Sharpen your senses, please!


In schools, we are taught that we have only 5 senses... I believe it's a highway robbery! When we counted them as a group in my last course, we found a lot more. The trick is that all of those senses, listed below, need activation, they won't be automatically available to us if something doesn't trigger them... I believe it's our duty to help our young ones to experience the full range of their sensory apparatus!


Here is what we have accounted for:


1. Hearing


2. Sight


3. Smell


4. Touch (pressure on the skin)


5. Taste


6. Sense of time (knowing what time it is & how much time passed since the beginning of some activity)


7. Sense of safety


8. Sense of danger


9. Sense of rhythm


10. Sense of water (to find underground source)


11. Electroception


12. Nociception (ability to discern pain or pleasure)


13. sense of belonging (or sense of 'home', 'community', 'the beloved')


14. Equilibrioception, - the sense of balance


15. sense of body awareness (dexterity)


16. sense of humor


17. enjoying or hating smell (one of the basic 5 senses is only about the ability to smell; this one is about discerning the quality of it)


18. sense of style (of fashion and esthetics)


19. sense of direction (topographic intelligence)


20. sense of comfort


21. sense of appropriateness


22. sense of acceleration (and/or speed)


23. Intuition


24. Sense of Trust


25. Clairvoyance


26. Prorogation (sense of needing to stop doing something)


27. sense of sentience


28. sense of audience (+ sense of camera for actors)


29. sense of Self, self-identity ('I know who I am')


30. sense of wellbeing (independent, internal, regardless of what's going on around)


31. sense of being able ('I can do it!')


32. sense of in-capacity ('I can NOT do it!')


33. Telepathy


34. sense of temperature (if we are hot or cold)


35. sense of doubt


36. sense of self-discipline (life-style choices)


37. sense of one's boundaries


38. sense of justice, fairness


39. sense of suspiciousness


40. sense of dignity


41. sense of loss


42. sense of longing


43. Sense of grief


44. sense of entitlement


45. sense of autonomy


46. sense of congruency/harmony


47. sense of meaning (comprehension)


48. sense of authenticity (own and/or other's)


49. Common Sense (my favorite! - but not very common)


50. sense of acceptance (self or others)


51. sense of hierarchy


52. sense of culture (+ historical sense)


54. sense of bonding (with family, places, friends, etc)


55. sense of attachment (to a person, place, object, situation, etc)


56. sense of one's Personal Power


57. sense of overwhelm


58. sense of shame


59. sense of guilt


60. sense of responsibility


61. sense of freedom


62. sense of reality


63. financial/ business sense


64. sense of purpose, meaning of Life


65. sense of relief


66. sense of satisfaction


67. sense of elimination (a sensation that a trip to the toilet is due)


68. sense of survival


69. sense of volume


70. sense of beauty


71. sense of inappropriateness


72 sense of being cheated on, being lied to


73 sense of coherency (unified field)


74 sense of being watched


75 sense of compatibility


76 sense of composition (to place objects, in a drawing, etc)


77. sense of connection (with other people, places, etc)


78. sense of body language (own and /or other's)


79. sense of enlightenment


80. sense of coordination (in dancing, sports, etc)


81. sense of seasonal rhythms & moon cycles


82. sense of numbers and their relationships


83. sense of self-control (emotional aspect)


84. sense of spaciousness


85. sense of urgency


86. sense of the Elemental Forces (Water, Fire, Earth, Air, Metal)


87. sense of voice (in vocal tones)


88. Veracity - a sense of Truth, rightness, goodness


89. sense of satiation


90. sense of gravity


91. sense of compliance


92. sense of boredom


93. sense of distance (how far or close is the object)


94. sense of tension (in the air, in the body, in relationship)


95. sense of thirst


96. sense of tiredness


97. sense of ease


98. sense of having enough/abundance


99. sense of nonsense, wrongness


100. sense of recognition, familiarity


101. sense of satisfaction


102. sense of self-image (physical)


103. sense of hunger


104. sense of independence, sovereignty, autonomy


105. sense of Deity (connection with God(s) and its influence)


106. sense of completion


107. sense of Gaia (connection with Earth)


108. sense of gender


109. sense of lack ('it's not enough for me', 'I'm missing out on it')


110. sense of regret


111. Perfect pitch


112. Reading energy


113. Claustrophobia


114. Imagination


115. Empathy


116. Integrity


117. Sense of Fear (all types)


118. Love (all types)


119. Arousal (sexual)


120. sense of language


121. sense of loneliness


122. Proprioception


123. Magnetoception (sensing Earth's magnetic fields, like birds)


124. Conscientiousness


125. Confidence


126. Perception (psychic)


127. Soul-Awareness


128. Self-awareness


129. Audio perception


130. Inspiration (sense of inspired certainty; feeling creatively inspired)


131. Sense of hopelessness


132. Abstraction (sense of something vague, unidentifiable, absent-minded)


133. sense of symmetry


134. sense of agency (sense to make a particular choice of action)


135. sense of maturity


136. sense of non-verbal communication


137. sense of someone's presence


138. sense of reading between the lines


139. sense to automatically hold one's breath if the face goes under the water


140. All phobias...


141. Sense of separation


142. Sense of different colors (to know blue from yellow, etc)


143. Sense of different flavors (to discern vanilla ice-cream from raspberry)


144. Sense of different shapes and lines and their compositions


145. Sense of being an outsider ('I don't belong here')


146. Sense of having to/needing to procreate, to have a child


147. Sense of absence (of a beloved, a community, etc)


148. Sense of morality, ethics, appropriateness


149. Sense of being conscious


150. Sense of being lied to


151. Sense of expansion (perceiving the big picture; cosmic state of heightened awareness)


152. Sense of Bliss and ecstasy


153. Sense of timing ('it has to be done now', or 'it's not a good time for it')


154. Sense of religious commitment


155. Sense of National pride


156. Sense of group identity (professional/geographical/by hobby/love of animals, etc)


157. Sense of inflated/fragile Ego


158. Sense of being offended


159. Sense of being violated/abused/taken advantage of


160. Sense of angelic presence


161. Sense of Hope


162. Sense of jealousy


163. Sense of anger


164. Sense of greed


165. Sense of certainty for the future, that everything will be OK


166. Sense of connection with the Source Of ALL, Oneness


167. Sense of expectation


168. Sense of being lost (physically and/or emotionally)


169. Sense of Attachment


170. Sense of sleep deprivation/need for sleep


171. Sense of Pride


172. Sense of Attraction (sexual and non-sexual)


173. sense of emotional pleasure


174. sense of sexual revoltion ('I'd rather die than have sex with that person')


175. suicidal sense


176. sense of a 'dead end' (in situations, relationships, projects, etc)


177. 'YES' sense


178. 'NO' sense


179. Sense of multi-dimensional connection with the unseen worlds, other realities, parallel universes, past lives, etc


180. Sense of one's Healing Powers


181. Sense of worry


182. Sense of numbness, the absence of sense, atrophy


183. Sense of auspiciousness


184. Ikigai - sense that this Life is worth living


185. De Ja Vu


186. need to vomit


187. Sense of self-worth (adequate estimations of one's value)


188. Sense of un-worthiness, low self-esteem, misalignment


189. Inflated Ego, Narcissism (over-estimation of one's importance)


190. Sense of magic, awe


191. Sense of bewilderment


192. Sense of powerlessness


193. Sense of Excitement


194. Sense of Grace


195. Sense of clean ('I can stop grooming myself now', sense of clean sheets on a bed, etc)


196. Sense of dirty (I feel dirty, I need to groom myself, I need to clean my space)


197. Sense of laziness


198. Sense of sleepiness (have to go to bed now)


199. Sense of emotional burn-out, feeling off, vulnerable


200. Sense of Chaos, disarray


201. Sense of Visual Perception (not just the ability to look, but the ability to see


202. Sense of lucidity


203. Sense of velocity


204. Spacious awareness


205. Sense of speed


206. Sense of size


207. Sense of age


208. Paranoia


209. Pranoia



I am sure there are more. Please, fill in the blanks for yourself and share with me your ideas).

All of these senses are a given, come with the package, so to speak, but they need consistent activation during the formative period. Otherwise, they atrophy pretty early in Life. Let's make sure that our children benefit from our new awareness and can be guided lovingly to enjoy this full range of their sensory wealth!

(I wish I was taught the sense of time when I was young... I used to be late everywhere. Got punished a lot, of course, and guilt-tripped, but was never actually taught... - wouldn't that be nice?)


Elena


April, 2012


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