Before we begin I would like to point out that in these articles I am not preaching a specific viewpoint or belief system, but rather attempt to explore the dynamics which create them.
The exploration of trauma is a helpful tool in understanding what creates our conditioned and reactive response in any given situation.
The understanding that much of the way we interpret and interact with the world is based on survival adaptations is a helpful lens to assist us in viewing our behaviour objectively, and exposing the root causes behind the surface phenomenon.
In this article I am going to explore some sensitive topics, such as binary vs non binary, vaccine vs anti vaccine, religion vs spirituality and so on.
These can be very sensitive topics for a lot of people and cause a lot of division and conflict. So before we begin I would like to point out that I am not stating any for or against ideologies, views, beliefs or experiences.
I am not stating any personal opinion but rather...
Have you ever asked yourself what is a belief?
Have you ever questioned your beliefs?
Have you ever wondered whether reality actually needs beliefs?
Belief systems are the filter through which we view reality. The conscious part of our mind sees reality through an intricate web of conditioned beliefs and then we act and move in the world according to those beliefs, the web stretches right down through every layer of our subconscious.
The beliefs we experience are created throughout the generations and within the collective and then taken on by the individual, and there is a consensus that these are absolute, that they are real.
They shape our worldview, they shape our self view, they shape the way we relate to others and to ourselves, and they shape the way the nervous system adapts to being on the planet.
Here is an example:
If I grow up in an environment that feels threatening, one of the core beliefs my body/subconscious may take on is “I'm not safe” or...