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What cannot be communicated to the [m]other cannot be told to the self

The opposite of being traumatized is to communicate fully. Traumatic events are almost impossible to put into words. We all need someone to whom we can express our feelings that words cannot describe. Our initial imprints of the events of September 11 are not stories but images and feelings. We obtain sublime emotional gratification in…

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Liberation

ROAD TO RECOVERY

The road of recovery is the road of life. Working with trauma is as much about remembering how we survived as it is about what is broken. I survived my traumatic upbringing by self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. The most effective trauma treatment available to me was the plant based medicine called alcohol. However, no…

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Liberation

Funny as in peculiar or funny ha ha?

Lose the Personalities and Recover Your Higher Power. The way to cure your alcoholism or drug addiction is to recover a higher power of your own understanding. My higher power works for me and probably nobody else. My higher power is constantly unfolding. Today my higher power is mindfulness. Sometimes I call my higher power…

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What were you thinking right before you acted out your childhood trauma?

There is no mind without mindfulness. Practicing mindfulness calms down the localized reflexive nervous system so that we are less likely to be thrown into fight, flight, freeze, or fuck. What were you thinking right before you threw yourself into a dry drunk? What was going on inside your mind right before you acted out…

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TRAUMATIC AWARENESS

Emotional things are emotionally discerned. Interior things are discerned by interoception. In much the same way that spiritual things are spiritually discerned, emotional things are emotionally discerned. Our emotions exist within our limbic systems. The only way to access our emotions is by practicing the ancient Eastern art of self-awareness. Interoception is accomplished by consciously…

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meditation on steroids

EEG charts measuring brain waves indicate the meditative state of consciousness. Yesterday I finished reading THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE, Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk. In Chapter 19, there is a section on using electro encephalograms (EEG) for meditation. Meditating helps heal trauma. A EEG machine…

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During meditation, the practice of oneness with God comes before the practice of breathing

The purpose of meditation is to practice the presence of God. Master meditation teacher Joel S. Goldsmith is the link between Buddhism and Christ consciousness. Buddha consciousness and Christ consciousness are one and the same. There is no “God” in Buddhism. The attainment of enlightenment or Buddha mind, is the attainment of the awareness of…

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Liberation

It’s the people you know and the books you read

You become like the people you spend the most time with, especially during your formative years. I grew up in the isolated backwoods of Sunland-Tujunga, California. Thankfully I found friends and influencers that were atypical of trailer trash Tujunga. Hillbilly musicians, middle class teachers and backwards individuals were the chief demographic in my little town.…