a reply to: geezlouise
because they might've associated a parents love with physical abuse.
Ever heard of Hebbs axiom, "whatever fires together, wires together". Sad but true. If things happen within the same context, the brain-mind can't
tell the difference. It begins to think very rigidly about things. Characteristics that they "like" in a person, also happen to be characteristics
that lead to violent outrages. What they like is egotism
, a masculinistic and dominating and objectifying sense of being known.
It's quite sick how people do this to one another. None of this need exist, yet its so romanticized, fetishized and sacralized that it simply takes
being "knocked out" - in some way or form, you need to be overwhelmed and overpowered and pushed towards some sort of acknowledgement about what is
realistic when in it comes to human vulnerabilities and thus, what humans should value.
Make no mistake, this world is the male world, because it male needs dominating and subjugating the more essential and more human nurturing processes
that actually generate brain-matter and make human beings conscious in the first place.
So yes, all of their thinking, all the nuances of self experience - in trauma, are linked to the strange affects linked to specific interpersonal cues
you've become socially entrained to. Its a frustrating pattern because it is so cyclical and reinforcing - the environment has a certain 'power' in
activating and generating an affect in you, and well - therein lies the evidence from brain science which shows mindfulness meditation as enhancing
activity in the inhibitory left-hemisphere, which speaks to the way awareness in advanced mindfulness practitioners becomes more and more under
conscious control - with affects being controllable and "inhibitable".
I think in order to help free people from trauma, you have to show them another reality/paradigm and you have to get them to see themselves in it.
Like make it feel possible. Make it feel real. Make it feel like destiny. Lay out the design, show all the baby steps, and gain their trust.
That's basically it. We are each "hypnotized" into our own little world, simply because our brain becomes adapted to the unique relational
expectancies and ways of adapting to them through our lifespan. This is so subtle because it is who your are. Who you are is basically and
simultaneously a biodynamical process arising out physical molecular-chemical and electromagnetic cause and effect, at the small level and the field
level, in terms of a mutual "sensing" of another systems (human bodys) total presence - both the feeling-relational one communicated in the
electromagnetic dynamism of the body, and the ones revealed by sight, sound and touch.
To open the self up to the information in the "field", entails looking honestly at yourself to see what is there when you feel with others. How do
others affect you? If you're honest, you reflect and seek to make clear what this negative affect means with regard to your past. These are the
conditions: the present condition or circumstance, the feeling you feel, and its logical relation to something you went through in your past.
The fact is, humans are feeling beings who constitute the collective field they together make up in their relations to one another. This collective
mind - embodied in the dynamism of our bodies and the information they innately possess the sensitivity to know about one another - is bigger, deeper,
and more meaningful than the individual bodies we possess. The latter is the very structuring element - in ancient times, referred to in myth as the
"cherubim" - the affective spheres where energy moves - unconscious feeling, cognition, embodied feeling and action - which assume a certain form
based upon what sort of culture is being enacted between the individuals.
The ancients abused this knowledge by reifying it and turning it into something that could be manipulated and played with. The Human world 3500 years
ago was steeped in a mythological consciousness that makes todays world - and the phenomenology we experience - look very different. The ancients -
Humans 3500+ years ago, heard voices in their minds with regularity, to which their cultures had interpreted as a voice of the god - the voice of
their own unconscious self - the part of them connected to the electromagnetic field, and therefore, able to communicate other-knowledge.
But this was also the archaic age of city states and so, patriarchy. The world was steeped in all sorts of demonic-entropic nonsense, and so confusion
proliferated about how their own minds worked. They simply knew "oh, mind, life, deal with problems doing a) b)" etc. Their ontology included ghosts,
spirits, and non-material causes upon the organization of matter - but they didn't know or appreciate that it was a function of their collective
activity as a group. That reality was very much about the messianic values described by Moses, Plato, Jesus and the Buddha, to which humans had become
increasingly ecologically dissociated from.
Idk if that's the direction you're trying to go in. I think we're trying to break the trauma cycle? I don't know much about capitalism tbh, just a
little. But how is that related? You think capitalism is the result of a trauma paradigm? Why?
Capitalism focuses the mind on the self's needs. So, without realizing it, everytime you experience your consciousness, its about you, about your
needs, and so, overtime, you develop this very powerful self-image - this self concept to which you become sensitive to defending. You relate to it as
if there weren't a more essential arbiter of truth - the collective field - and not the self-concept which may emerge in the individual if the
relationship begins to break down.
The human condition is deeply, deeply impressed by trauma. It may even be something impressed by the akasha itself - in the sense described by
Sheldrake, that there is a "morphic resonance" upon the organization of the organism that derives from recently existing forms of that organism.
In any case, the whole process stresses in subtle enough ways to accumlate over time an ever worsening dissociation of self-body from itself, from
those they live with, and from the metaphysical connection of mind and matter, originally unified before the fall from eden.