Take that 5-senses thing to mean the same as living in the present moment. Practicing being fully aware in the present physical moment/interaction rather than wandering through life as a zombie -- going through the motions of living one's life in a fog of self focused necessity and entertainment -- an existence mostly focused on the future and past and on escaping an unsatisfying reality by dumping our awareness into a TV, a movie theater, football game, or drugs like caffeine, sugar, nicotine , alcohol, pot, and all the other junk we find along the escape route to ease the pain of our failure to "get it" and "feel good" instead. One must wake up enough to experience themselves as a unit of consciousness experiencing a physical reality ( 5 senses) before they can wake up enough to escape that reality into a greater awareness instead of into a greater oblivion.
The virtual physical reality is our school room -- we should be paying attention to it. It is through that attention and focus (learning and growing through aware intents and choices in PMR) that we find our way beyond the physical.
More of your statements lately seem to be moving towards awareness, of the body, being in the moment etc and less toward endless explanations of questions (I am sure we are all thankful for those answers) but at some point an IUOC needs to lessen the nonstop mentation of these ideas that appear to engulf seekers in intellectual loop traps that could prevent understanding at the being level.
I made the post about the body regarding Watchthesun's thread that seemed to relate to this.
Many mystery schools have the body as a focal point toward evolution and enlightenment. They come back to the body as a root for spiritual growth. The fact that our bodies are Virtual or that we don't really have bodies as Ted would say might detract people from utilizing their PMR bodies as a signpost and/or a necessary tool to develop organs of perception within the body that we are not currently aware of, which can lead to higher development and perceptions as well as releasing pain and suffering within the body. Maybe this is an activity/treatment that watchthesun has not tried.