A hair-raising experience, event, or story is very frightening but can also be exciting.

Either way, this hair raising reaction we’ve all experienced including our pet family and friends, attests to something deeper going on within our systems.

While presenting Learning Through Transmission in Athens recently, the subject of hair came up when talking about the ways we receive and emit energies and information from our surrounding environment.

Hair is our antenna to receive a picture of the subtle world around us, to tell when people are lying, to feel things before they happen, etc..

Looking for more scientific proof of my sensory perceptions according to

“The mammalian body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of human and animal at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man and animal to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole. The body has a reason for every part of itself.

Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.

Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then rephotographed after the hair is cut.”

The spiritual and metaphysical beliefs of many tribal and traditional communities around the world is reflected in the way they keep their hair.

When we cut or colour our hair we are compromising our ability to tune into our surrounding environment more attentively.

Without going into it much further hair is essential to our sensory perception of the world.

Forcing young children to wear swimming caps in the pool compromises their ability to fine tune to their environment.

You will find that people who do not use language as their primary way of communicating actually prefer not to wear swim caps. It’s not just about squashed ears and being tight around the head.

By making the leap in perception of how we transmit and communicate non-verbally we are accepting a much larger part of reality.

Next time a pool manager insists your two year old wears a swim cap you might have a better argument to present them with.

In all fairness I’ve had a two year old insist he weares the “lellow cap with thtar”! Bottom line is ASK. Even a newborn has a way of answering yes or no if only we ask, listen and feel.

The #waterhappy approach asks for a refined sense of awareness that resonates with the sensitive and finely tuned multisensory perception of infants and young children.