Vitruvian Lines – Part 8: A Couple of Awkward Questions

You’ve all been so patient with me as I’ve stumbled through my attempt to unravel autistic and non-autistic thinking.  Throughout this whole series of articles, I’ve been characterising the circle-fillers or neuro-typical population as straight-jacketed by a socialisation/maturation process which defines and confines their access to the unlimited levels of consciousness that were their birth right, while suggesting that society contains others – square-fillers, autists, outliers, so-called dysfunctional or disordered individuals or whatever we wish to call the neuro-A-typical people – who, to varying degrees, manage to retain close links to wider areas of the holistic consciousness field.   There is truth in there somewhere, I believe, but it remains a vast over-simplification.

In the interests of authenticity, I must pose a couple of awkward  and contentious questions that threaten to blow my whole theory apart before continuing.

Train, Transport, Railway Line, TravelAwkward Question 1: Why, given the avenues of Knowing available to them, do so many high-functioning autists end up as train spotters, bus timetable fanatics or computer gamers, huddled in their bedrooms pursuing apparently pointless hobbies, limited by crippling ritual behaviour patterns and presenting a somewhat pompous yet highly defensive face to the rest of humanity?   Surely that can’t all be down to problems with social skills?  Why are there so many of them who are not finding some valuable and world-changing outlet for these untapped creative and cognitive abilities?  Why, in short, do we not have more Leonardos, more Teslas, more Einsteins?


Awkward Question 2: Why are there  many members of the NT population who demonstrate behaviour and awareness that appears, to some degree, to mirror those of A-thinking?

Penguin Coordination Synchronization JackaLet me take synchronicity as an example.  Synchronicity, according to the standard conventional Western world view, shouldn’t be able to happen.  It is non-logical.  It implies a connection between past, future and present events, individuals and experiences which could only work for those who are open enough to the wider Consciousness Field to be able to process this information.  Certainly there are people who do not accept it and who dismiss synchronistic events as coincidence.  There are others, though – myself included – who not only believe implicitly in synchronicity, but who find that the more open they are to its existence, the more frequently and powerfully it occurs in their lives.

Not so long ago, my Aspie friend Will sent me the following message:

“I am very interested to hear about any examples of or information you have on what’s known as synchronicity. I don’t mean to imply anything negative towards you but I suspect my awareness of it is greater than yours. I also wonder quite how powerful a force synchronicity actually is.”

That gave me another light bulb moment.  He was absolutely right.  For people with autistic perception, synchronicity must be an entirely natural and hugely powerful force.  They are, after all, able to draw on the Akashic Field/ Holographic Consciousness/ All That Is.  The rest of us are not.  So how are some neuro-typical people managing to do so, albeit to a more limited degree?

That set me thinking.  What if there were some method by which ‘circle-fillers’ could go some way towards accessing greater areas of Consciousness?  It could be similar to what some autists do when they learn social communication skills as a ‘second language’.  The neuro-typicals would always be at a disadvantage.  We would be struggling to figure out the meaning of information and frustrated that no matter how hard we worked, we would never reach the levels of subtlety, awareness and power that come naturally to those with autistic perception.  Nevertheless, by working very diligently and listening closely to what those with wider links to Knowing have told us, some of us seem to be what might be termed ‘high functioning neuro-typicals’; we try to reach into the square-fillers’ world, just as some of them try to reach into ours.

I was recently told by Higgins, in a personal message, that although I would never be able to completely grasp or explain the non-physical, “you are well able to understand enough of the information you are receiving to get the basics, in the way that you may not be fluent in a language but understand enough to get the gist of the conversation.”

All I needed, then, was to find some process by which these two questions could be resolved:

1) What is it that limits many of those with autistic perception from reaching their apparently limitless potential?

2) How is it that many of those who have developed as neuro-typical are able to access certain areas of non-logical thought?

My intuition was that the two were connected.  I ‘put out’ for the answer, knowing – Knowing, indeed – that it was out there somewhere.  I then waited for synchronicity to drop it into my path.

In my next post I’ll share my discoveries with you, but meanwhile, feel free to offer any insights you may have.


9 comments on “Vitruvian Lines – Part 8: A Couple of Awkward Questions

  1. Once again, I love this series of articles. My two cents:

    1) What is it that limits many of those with autistic perception from reaching their apparently limitless potential?

    Physical human life and their soul’s desires. Their soul desires a life with certain challenges. Life in a body for a person on the autism spectrum, by definition is challenging – hence the medical diagnosis. Physical senses aren’t well integrated by the brain. Being aware of others emotions is often overwhelming. The brain often focuses narrowly so it’s not overwhelmed. There are often challenges with speech – language and motor coordination that can be either profound or moderate. I see it as a person’s “energy body” and physical body having trouble seamlessly integrating.

    Then you have to consider the people around autists. How do they view autism? For children, how do parents and teachers handle them? Are they punished because they can’t perform, or are they supported and encouraged? For those around adult autists, is there not only appreciation for their gifts, but understanding and compassion?

    2) How is it that many of those who have developed as neuro-typical are able to access certain areas of non-logical thought?

    NT’s access non-logical thought every day; they just don’t recognize it as such. And when they do access it, many have been trained to dismiss it. As you know, if a person has a desire to consciously access non-logical thought, with training and practice, they can. The more they trust what they get, the more they’ll get.

    • Yes, absolutely, Sue.
      I agree with everything you have said here.
      This is my favourite aspect of blogging – the ease with which we can share ideas and insight with each other and make them available worldwide. I hope everyone who reads this blog also reads the wonderful comments that help to create it.

  2. Number 1, your number one, the autistic sorts probably function better off world, attuned to things that would make little sense to normal humans. Video games are such an environment, train counting is another.

    What it seems is that the autistic are more spiritually attuned. I personally had no need to notice these minor things in life until I became more spiritually attuned. Train counting can be sort of a conscious map. With myself it was noticing semis on the road. I found that different brands of semis would appear on the road according to my inner consciousness. So far the observation has held steady. I don’t watch movies for entertainment either, but to see what consciousness is out there that created it.

    Which brings me to number 2. Most naturally attuned people are very much stuck in a physical paradigm. The more one becomes spiritual, the more one crosses over to more of an autistic way of looking at life and noticing little things that solve huge problems that would normally just pass by.

    • A brilliant analysis. Thank you, ART.
      I have no idea what ‘semis’ are, but I get the gist and yes – I can see exactly what you’re saying. A highly psychically attuned lady I once knew would play Spider Solitaire on her computer for hours, because it cleared her mind, giving the ‘rational’ bit something to busy itself with and allowed her to open to the wider consciousness within. It’s a habit I’ve adopted, and it helps.
      I agree: the more spiritually aware we become, the more autistic our outlook on life becomes, and our priorities change.
      I love the way you have explained this.

  3. Oh, don’t get me started on those darn synchronicities! I can’t get away from them. Ugh.
    And yeah. It’s not really suprising we often just give up. But had it occured to you that it doesn’t really matter if what we do isn’t for the betterment of society or some grand creative venture. Maybe that doesn’t matter?
    Sometimes it’s about personal evolution?

    • Fair comment, Sage.
      I suppose it’s just that my kind have to work so hard to get to where your kind have been since the start! No judgement intended, though, and I still believe each ‘personal evolution’ feeds into the rest in some way.

      It certainly isn’t surprising that you ‘often just give up’, given the treatment handed out to you by society in general, and the sheer effort of trying to fit in with impossible expectations.
      In my experience, though, the giving up is often temporary…

  4. I do not have the answer but it has been my belief that (in answer to question one) the reading of timetables etc.. anchors them in a world in which the energy is frenetic and nearly unbearable unless they ‘numb’ themselves. I liken it to a sort of tonic, or calming activity like rocking only more socially acceptable.

  5. To your question #1. It’s an NT dominant world, and the sheer weight of it can be overwhelming. No matter how bright or insightful we are, we still have to get past the gatekeepers to suceed in their world. A few, like Gates or Musk, bust through to enormous wealth and success, but most of us just toil away surviving best we can in a world that can be exhausting for us(in beta consciousness hell)
    Question 2, NT’s can break through to higher states, can even stay there for a while, but once again fall back due to the weight of NT culture. Personally I believe ND consciousness is dominant. The more time NT’s spend around me, the freer they feel. Never the other way around.

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