Understanding the Connections

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

It is apparent to most of us, upon close observation, that everything is interconnected and dependent on one another. Recent neuroscience and epigenetics shows that there is a way that information is translated somehow when there is a need or attention is placed towards a desired function in the physical structure. We are calling this “gene expression.”

This is a secondary element, in addition to the genetic make-up, for a gene to come to full expression. The body is always looking for correcting and balancing, nurturing and eliminating, activating and passifying for an optimally functioning organism. These processes are subcortical in nature and are part of the brainstem, reptilian brain, and partly limbic organization in the hind and midbrain.The human being is born the most vulnerable and dependent of all creatures for the longest time and in need of proper care and nurturing by its primary caregiver, which is usually the mother. The initial connection between caregiver and child is called attachment bonding and is important for the experience of safety and well-being and brain development, all accomplished through what’s called “secure attachment.”

The inherent hierachical structure with roughly three layers of brain,  the triune brain model, is connecting the head, heart, and body centers and has enteric nerve cells representing central nervous system activity. The connections between the centers is hereby established to have communication between these centers and the brain.

The other connections made for our development and learning are the adaptations, according to certain patterns for the need to survive and the desire to thrive. According to these drives, there will be life experiences that are overwhelming to the nervous system and therefore will be contained in the body as “energy pockets,” protecting the body from systemic overwhelm. Adaptive strategies are developed to ensure surviving or to mimic thriving in order to feel worthy, perceived to have value, be able to belong or stay connected — at all costs.

These patterns are creating preferred neural pathways and these pathways will be used as a primary automatic neural highways. A complex network of adaptive strategies establishes a falling asleep to all the possibilities once available to respond to one’s life.

The self-remembering process is a waking up process all the way to the cellular level as to how we can access and release these well defended forgotten “energy pockets.” When these releases occur, there is an integration that can take place by connecting the charged energy pocket with an available resource experienced in the body.

When these two partial realities are equally included consciously, reconciliation occurs and the life force returns to its free and vital form, allowing for receptivity and curious, spontaneous, playful action. This takes the place of the automatically deployed, reactive way of a highly conditioned expression that which often repeats itself and is what we know, and is what often does not yield the wanted results.

The connection with our own reactivity within is the unpopular proposition, since initially the experience is painful and unpleasant. The first conscious connection with this part of ourselves is the beginning of our liberation from automatic, reactive behavior. The second connection is to decide to stay and “titrate” one’s attention equally from the energy pocket to the available resource within, and back. Once we do this, the whole construct, the trapped energy pocket, will dissolve on its own.

Even though the memory of the experience from the past will always be there, the charge will have discharged through the body and is not present any longer. New connections are made through the development of new neural pathways. This allows for greater health and well-being and also lays the groundwork that opens us to receiving direct spiritual experience.