"great white father" of psychiatry, Sigmund Freud, came very close to
basic truth but before he had quite reached it, he veered off into the outer
reaches of scientific confusion. If only he had been able to view the facts
that his searching mind uncovered by the light of spiritual discernment, he
might have discovered the truth about man's nature.
might have discovered, for instance, that the sex drive in man is somehow
linked with and blossoms from a traumatic experience with a parent long
forgotten, of course but nevertheless there at the core of his being,
surrounded and hidden by the concentric growth rings of subsequent traumatic
experiences that have blinded him to the original violation of his human
identity. The first trauma sets the pattern and becomes the nucleus for the
problems that follow concentrically one upon the other until the original
experience, the nucleus itself, is lost from observation of the conscious mind.
Notice I have said "observation" not "memory". The
"memory" is "synonymous" with the experience itself.
emotional reaction is actually a traumatic experience for a human
being-essential for animal growth but not for human development. In fact,
"animal" growth is inimical to human development, blunting our human
perceptions at the point of unfoldment and supplementing them with the brutish
reasoning of an "evolving body”.
the beginning, then, the individual encounters an original traumatic experience
that sets the wheel of his development in motion around an axis of emotional
"turn-on" experiences but this growth pattern carries him further
from his true identity or from the possibility of discovering that identity.
The real identity of each of us exists as a potential not yet realized, buried
somewhere within us but prevented from expressing itself and unfolding in harmonious
obedience to higher law, by the blocking power of emotion. Each emotional shock
is another traumatic experience, another step away from the calm center of true
it is an established biological fact that when living protoplasm (flesh) is
exposed to stress, the reaction to that stress causes the body to absorb some
of the nature (identity) of that stress (presence) permanently.
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