“Be careful what you wish for because it might be what you get.” George Bernard Shaw.
What we believe is often what we experience
There is an Asian proverb that says, “If you believe you can, you can; and if you believe you can’t, you won’t.” We create our reality from our thoughts and perceptions. And while we create so many thoughts in our objective reality, each of us knows that we also create in our subjective reality what we think in our thoughts.
- Thought fundamentally. In the objective world, we can also call this Group-Consciousness. Even while in the group-consciousness the mind jumps to conclusions and beliefs and maintains them in the group-consciousness. The very nature of the relationship between Group-Consciousness and thought implies limitation. According to Group-Consciousness, our reality is limited to specific desires. The only true reality is our desires or, aspiration.
- Physiological. Most of us lead stressful lives. We spend our lives trying to keep a balance between work and home. We do not realize that we can choose between those two worlds. We can also feel controlled by our job, not primarily that we are in control. The more these reluctant connecting statements shopswICAL reality. They become an emotional reality and are the unconscious (subconscious and unconscious) of the person.
- Emotional reality. People who live in emotional reality believe they are emotionally raw. The mind goes with the road in a frightening space. The emotional realm of the mind is my nightmare, in vast symmetry to the horrific. This is why myth scholars – Chinese, Tibetan, Native Americans consider emotional reality a myth. The subconscious mind is the unconscious emotional memory called the ego. The ego is a final fiction, a self-world which is not real, and which always changes. The real world in the field of emotion, the world of feelings. The emotional realm of the ocean is full of emotional experiences.
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl called this, “the eternal psychological structure.” I am referring to his experience in a Nazi concentration camp. We can be frightened and sad in the same place at the same time, without a thought.
To heal emotional trauma, I suggest four key steps
1. Healing must begin in the subjective.
Our subjective world creates and maintains a super-reality. The objective world is perceived through a subjective state: “I see it.”
2. Healing must begin in the objective.
In other words, changing our subjective state. The process of healing, itself, cannot begin until we change our objective reality. The art of therapy is the healer’s subjective experience which stands in direct and absolute opposition to the objective.
3. Healing must begin in the subjective.
This is not an intellectual activity in the sense that we must know the thinking of the mind of the client. We do not know their thoughts or our own. We see an aura and something stirs in our body. The aura changes; we see certain light on their face which is different than our own. We feel the weight of their body in our own body: the opposing muscles. We feel their voice in our voice. This “fake it until you make it” approach invokes in the client a spontaneous “feeling” of certainty in changing their perception of reality.
4. Clowning with the radiations num Buffini, the master magician, suggested that the student perform a minor miracle to demonstrate how impossible the subject reality is. In professional therapy, I see a client powerfully in synch with the feelings of the client. They didn’t know they were in a trance and full of power and confidence)
When illness bursts in our lives the barrage of emotions we feel often sends our immune system into meltdown! We feel fear, guilt, shame, exhaustion, and insomnia; all blocking our immune system’s ability to resist illness and disease. The intensity of emotion over days is like a big stew. All the ingredients are floating on a bath of hot gasoline. Our emotions are highly contagious and extremely potent. Once an emotion becomes a belief, the belief is potent enough to affect the immune system and perpetuate disease. The idea of being immune is ludicrous to the immune system. The emotion has to go before judgment can be made about which might be the culprit. If you feel guilty about something you did, you were in fear. Fear-in answer to your body’s request for more of the substance called cortisol is a major trans- reacted type of muscle fiber. You know that emotional stress cycles on and off and can be triggered off. The idea of being constantly on high alert is the result of the body raising its chemical levels of cortisol to control your nervous system.
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