Thoughts and the objects of the physical world are both senses. They are different phases of mortal mind/ego. The mortal mind is the image maker who created the illusion of separation from God/Oneness through the images of this world, with all its forms seemingly detached from one another.
God has no perception to give rise to physical senses. Perception dictates experience because what you believe (thoughts) you perceive in the forms of this world. God is knowledge.
Forgiveness is the only perception that leads the way out of perception to knowledge by letting go of negative perceptions.
What we are left with are perceptions (memories, ideas, thoughts) that reflect happiness/Love of God.