April 20, 2020
There is no healing without recognition of that which needs to be healed. Someone who has clogged arteries cannot heal those clogged arteries if they are unaware they have clogged arteries. To heal mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, or cognitively first requires an acknowledgment of some kind of deficit or wound. In order to acknowledge a wound one must become conscious or self-aware of such wound.
Most people do not question why they feel what they feel or why they do what they do. Most people are reacting to emotions and patterns of beliefs that were created decades ago in childhood while being downloaded at rapid speed before the age of seven. Most people are sleepwalkers, unaware they are unaware. I too, spent most of my life under the illusion of consciousness, reactive, depressed, angry and frustrated. By the time my first marriage ended, I was a reactive bundle of nerves desperate for healing. I was only slightly aware that the problem was me and through the help of a psychotherapist, I slowly began the excruciating process of learning to observe the inner workings of my mind.