The energy bound up in identifications, beliefs, wounds, and trauma

 

We bind a great deal of energy up in our identifications, beliefs, wounds, and trauma.

First, what do I mean by identifications? An identification is when the mind takes itself to be a certain viewpoint created by a story. It takes itself to be that viewpoint. It becomes that viewpoint, in its own experience. That’s how a belief is created, including stressful beliefs. (And all beliefs are stressful or become stressful eventually.) And this is also an important component of how emotional wounds and traumas are created and maintained.

And why do they require energy? Our body-mind needs to use energy to create and hold these in place. It needs to consistently fuel and recreate the identifications. It needs to create and hold onto stories creating identifications. And it needs to create physical tension to associate with these stories to make them appear more real, solid, and true. Both require consistent use of mental and physical energy.

What are some of the effects of this bound up energy? The identifications in themselves can create fatigue, depression, anxiety, compulsions, and more. On top of that, these tend to be stronger and more visible when our general energy level is lower because some of our energy is bound up in this way. Over time, having energy bound up may also contribute to the characteristics we sometimes associate with aging (fatigue, lethargy, stiffness, chronic illness).

When do we notice this energy-binding dynamic? Sometimes, we have glimpses of how much energy is bound in identifications. It may be in a smaller way when a specific belief or wound is released. Or it may be when we are released out of identifications as a whole – whether temporarily (spiritual openings or glimpses) or more stably (more stable awakening).

And how have I noticed it? I have noticed it in a few different ways. Most clearly during spiritual openings  when the mind trancends many of the identifications and hangups. In healing and inquiry sessions. And also when I have combined a daily meditation and yoga practice, or have done Breema regularly, and I find the bodymind wholeness that’s whole and healthy in spite of identifications, wounds, and physical ailments.

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Initial notes….

  • The energy bound up in identifications, beliefs, wounds, and trauma
    • energy bound up in identifications, wounds, trauma etc.
      • the body-mind need to use energy to hold it in place
      • need to fuel and recreate the identifications, maintain it, defend it
      • need to create physical tension in order to hold in place, maintain, defend
      • and both require and bind energy, mind-body energy, mental and physical energy
    •  glimpses
      • when released out of identifications, even if only temporarily
      • when release out of specific identification through inquiry, VH etc.
    • notice
      • notice how much energy is bound in identifications (aka beliefs, trauma etc.)
    • creates
      • creates fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, illness etc. (all more likely when less energy available)
      • also many aspects of what we think of as typical for old age (stiffness, fatigue, lethargy, fragility etc.)
    • ….

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Initial draft….

There is a great deal of energy bound up in our identifications, beliefs, wounds, and trauma.

Our body-mind needs to use energy to create and hold these in place. It needs to fuel and recreate the identifications. More specifically, it needs to create and hold onto stories that maintains and defends the identifications, and it needs to create physical tension to make these stories appear real, solid, and true. Both require a good deal of body-mind energy, of both mental and physical energy.

Binding up energy in this way can contribute to fatigue, depression, anxiety, compulsions and more. All of these tend to be stronger when our general energy level is low. Over time, having this energy bound up may also contribute to the characteristics we sometimes associate with aging (fatigue, lethargy, stiffness, chronic illness).

Many of us have glimpses of how much energy is bound in identifications. Sometimes, it may be in a smaller way when a specific belief or wound is released. Other times, it can be when we are released out of identifications as a whole – whether temporarily (spiritual openings or glimpses) or more stably (more stable awakening).

Note: An identification is when the mind takes itself to be a certain viewpoint created by a story. It takes itself to be that viewpoint. It becomes that viewpoint, in its own experience. That’s how a belief is created, including stressful beliefs. (And all beliefs are stressful or become stressful eventually.) And this is also an important component of how emotional wounds and traumas are created and maintained.

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