The Trauma Effect

med00Traumatic events often become a lens through which we see events that happen to us for the rest of our lives. Yet such defense mechanisms take us away from our ability to be our true selves in the present moment, because they give us a bias, even if it is an unconscious effect. As we develop, we can begin to let go of such effects by naming them to ourselves, and making them more conscious in us when they arise. We don’t need to cure ourselves, just lessen the grip and enable us, slowly, to separate traumas out from who we want to be. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, the first dream I remember I’m a woman, and the dream seems to have mostly women in it, young women, and it’s like we’re going to make a TV show and it’s going to be about, we’re trying to almost evaluate which person has done the best job of maybe overcoming trauma.

What I’m thinking about is, I’m dreaming that it’s hard to really assess this dream, because sometimes the things you see people make TV shows about are something kind of outstanding, and in this case we’ve taken a couple of women, there’s two or three, and we’re trying to compare what they’re doing in terms of some simple thing, like one of them, after something traumatic had happened to them, maybe had mostly spent most of their time in a lab room.

And so their challenge is just to be able to go out and use a public restroom. That’s something they haven’t been able to do since whenever trauma happened to them, and how do you really judge or compare when someone overcomes a trauma like that? I mean like just to be able to go do something simple that other people take for granted for them is like a real major accomplishment.

And I’m wondering, how do you even show that in a TV show? Or how do you even show that, or compare that, in the contest, because what they’re doing to some people would seem like ordinary behavior, but for them it’s really kind of miraculous because it’s a behavior that they had stopped doing, maybe after an assault or something, and now they’re overcoming it.

John: The theme of the dreaming was a kind of a consciousness and awareness that one develops over the short-term, or in, so to speak, more and more of a present. And the way I was looking at it was I’m continually trying to extend that into something more than just the immediate, or the short-term.

And the way I see it is, I am able to see the short-term, or the immediate, but I can’t see the intermediate. And the intermediate is where everyone else is trying to put their attention, and that I’m shown that if you can see the short-term and the immediate, the unfoldment will take care of itself.

What you’re doing is you’re taking the theme and you’re probing the theme in terms of how and why it is able to work in the short-term. And it works in the short-term when you confront your traumas, the conditionings that hold you back. And that’s what you were seeing yourself doing right? That’s what you were seeing around you was the trauma condition of people that was keeping them blighted in some fashion, which means the trauma condition of yourself, some mannerism in your own nature that is keeping you from being aware, or present, in a natural inner knowingness way in terms of life.

In other words, you’re already in manifestation, but how do you catch up with what is going on around you, if you are dominated by traumatic mannerisms that get in the way as things unfold? And, therefore, when that gets in the way, you speak through them, the trauma effect, and not through a natural inner knowingness that is meant to be there.

In other words, you looked at it in that way in terms of the why something is askew in the present, and I tried to look at a greater perspective, but found that I’m veiled to look at the greater perspective. That what is opening up for me is an awareness that is more near term.

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