Perhaps the door is ajar...
The Internal Model
"I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it."
We’re all trying to make sense of our experiences. To that end, we’re all model-makers. Within our minds, we create a representation of our worlds, embodying (trying to knit together) all of our experiences, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual…
If you didn’t already know, that model world within your mind is the world you inhabit almost all of the time. This is your “Matrix”. You do not live in the “real” world. OK – the world you inhabit is “real” in the sense that if you die in the Matrix, you die in the real world – but beyond that, it’s only a simulation, a simulacrum, a model. It’s amazing, but it’s not really real.
Me, Myself and I
Who do you think you are?
Who you think you are is different to who you remember (or believe) you are, which is different again to who you really are.
All the most superficial elements of your personality comprise who you think you are. One of the key inversions in our current society is the ascendancy of this strata of being. You are taught that reality is to be found on this level – but you are not taught that this level is the least real.
If you are striving for power without responsibility, or if you repeat facts without holistic understanding, you are operating on this level. If your reaction to a contrary opinion is to seek to attack, eliminate or suppress it, you are operating on this level. There is no truth here. You must dig deeper…
If every cell in your body gets replaced every 7 years, how do you remember things that happened 8 years ago? Where are your memories stored?
The (currently) conventional view is a kind of computer-like model whereby memories are stored in the brain – specifically the cortex (the wrinkly bit on the outside). So let’s think about computers…
Bloatware = software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk space and memory it requires.
How much are your memories supporting you and helping you run efficiently? How much are they slowing you down and frustrating you?
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A state of (f)lux
Life flows. Times change. We live through an ever-changing stream of hours, days and seasons...
We could think of the moving point of NOW flowing along a line connecting past to future – like a boat, with an embarkation point (past) and a destination (future); with a wake and a bow wave.
So we have two elements – the eternally moving now, and its context. The NOW has no duration or dimension. All time and space, all definitions of any kind, are properties of the second component (the context).
We could say that flux (flow) is an expression of the principle of lux (light) – and therefore signifies the most illuminating, enlightened mode of being. The context is the shadow in which this light is clothed...
Health and hypnotherapy
A connected view –
The true end of the Dark Ages
Scientists in all fields are starting to think more holistically. We are starting to think of ecosystems rather than individual species. We know that the health of a species at the start of a food-chain affects the health of all the other species in the ecosystem.
In the same way, we are starting to understand the human body as a complex ecosystem. The average human body contains more non-human cells (belonging to bacteria and other micro-organisms) than human cells – and increasingly we are realising how the health of these populations affects the health of our system – just think of those "good bacteria" yoghurt adverts.
We are also exploring the many profound and complex interactions between our physical body, our nervous system, our endocrine system, our mind and our emotions. Finally, we are starting to emerge from a long Dark Age into this illuminating thought:
Mental and emotional health are absolutely equivalent to physical health. All are connected. All are vitally important.