Avidya - Ignorance of Our Spiritual Reality
More on Cancer as Unexpressed Complaint
(and The Three Responses to Fear)
THE ATTEMPT TO BE PERFECT
Cancer as Unexpressed Complaint
On the Removal of Trauma
Could it be that both fear and desire are caused by ignorance of self? Both fear and desire can certainly be called suffering, and in Sanskrit the cause of suffering is ignorance of self - of our Spiritual Reality - which manifests as the absence of personal fulfillment - no presence. Knowing neither self nor God would certainly be sufficient to cause both fear and desire. So presence - knowledge of our Spiritual Reality- conquers fear and satisfies desire.
Avidya - The Absence of Personal Fulfillment (Presence) is the underlying cause of every motivation, and motivation (motive/e-motion) is the cause of every deed.
It seems, then, that if we can catalyze or provide the (generic - lowest common denominator) means for the attainment of personal fulfillment (genuine self-presence in God), then we can obviate (to some degree) the need for explorative investigation into the psyche or individuality.
So in the case of a cancer that is (theoretically) a pathological (see definition) response to a traumatic event, or was (theoretically) "triggered" by a significant traumatic event, what was triggered was fear, and the response was one (or more) of the three basic known responses(*) (see "the three responses to fear" - below).
(* probably governed by constitutional type and miasmatic tendencies coupled with psychological background governing preparedness for traumatic incident.)
And, according to the most recent discoveries in successful healings done by Dr. Hamer (see his website - www.newmedicine.ca) the active participant was a physical organ or location in the body related to, activated and controlled by a particular location in the brain, the theory becomes that if the fear can be released (through identifying the trauma and reliving it in 'safe' mode, which is what hypnosis is all about) then the body no longer feels the need to retain the memory in the response mode of its predisposition.
Hypertension is what keeps it in place, and hypertension is the result of a deeply instilled fear, and even though that fear should and will be identified and dealt with appropriately, the (fear-based) method of digging after it only stimulates it to dig/hide deeper, for, believing (justly) in its own importance and necessity it is in fear itself and fears for its own preservation. But ultimately it contains a message of even greater importance, and that is the secret of its own creation,
It's only by patient listening that its message will be heard and its mission accomplished. It needs to be loved and understood too, hence the practice of Doin' your Homework, or Sitting with your Dissatisfaction.
Absence of Self Fulfillment (Avidya - Sanskrit for ignorance of self) manifests as unfinished business, or fear of death. Self-Fulfillment manifests as no fear of death. Fear of death is fear, and fear is the antithesis of trust and love. Trust and love are great on the tongue but rarely truly known and actually felt. But seeking truth (our true personal fulfillment) is the means to discovering them, not the other way around.
Fear is the antithesis of healing since it is fear itself that causes disease and needs to be healed. This seems impossible to/for/by the fearful.How can a fearful healer heal another? (Hence iatrogenesis). It doesn't seem possible except that they catalyze mutual self-discovery.The ultimate fear in most cases is the fear of death and therefore a resulting fear of life. Knowledge of God is the antidote for the fear of death but where do we and how can we find the true Knowledge of God? (Hence the search for Truth, which comes from and culminates in, a true Knowledge of God).
We know so much but we also know that knowledge without practice is useless if we do not know how to practice what we know. Will following the instructions of others who do not know and "trying to get there" help? It may be that they do "know" what to do, and even "know" "how" to do it but do they Know what the goal is and have they reached and do they Know what it is to really know or are they only hoping, expecting, working towards it, practicing.
Without the physical presence of one who has actually reached to a goal, it is difficult to find a way or even know where or what the goal is without a map from one who has been or is already where you are wanting to be. And when you get there you will find yourself in the company of others who are there also. And you will Know, of a Certainty. There will be no doubt. And you will be ready, truly prepared, to die, and thence to live. La khaufun `alaihim wa laa hum yahzanun (Q:2:56) "No fear upon them nor shall they grieve".
Fear of death is instilled. It is not innate. Except in the cases of pre-natal trauma, babies are not naturally born with the fear of anything, much less death. Fear (of death) is instilled. We need to un-instill it. That is the paramount goal. With no further fear of death the human being is free to live a joyous, long healthy life.
Fight leads to Anger and destruction. Flight leads to Sadness and abandonment. Freeze leads to Paralysis (the opposite of Chameleon/everchange).
Freed Freeze (survived) leads to Depression. Unfreed Freeze is Paralysis.
Normal Paralysis=acceptance with fear resulting in resignation, readiness, decisive indecision, immediate analysis, temporary increase awareness, immediate consideration of options. Pathological Paralysis has no options, is the immediate outcome of engramatic hopelessness.
Trauma is paralysis. Traumatic event causes paralysis. The defenses of fear and desire (flight and fight) are temporarily put on hold. An inability to immediately cope causes temporary loss of consciousness. The subconscious (vulnerability) is totally, if even momentarily, exposed. At moments of loss of consciousness impressions are engrammed. Body does not understand context, simply remembers words, mostly as commands.
"You'll never get anywhere without a college education" may be sound advice in one context but in the traumatic context of realizing that you are unloved for who and what you are in the moment and seriously getting the love you crave is dependent upon some distant and incomprehensible behavior in the future, in that moment of hopelessness/vulnerability, the words are -
"you" - "will" - "never" - "get" - "any" - "thing/where" - "without" - "college" - "education".
and they are commands... and they are all negative.
They negate "getting" (anything/anywhere) affirming that there is somewhere/thing to get that will never happen so get used to it (being a loser) because you're sure to miss getting that which make you a winner,
They negate "college", and "education", so that no matter how successful you may be at self-education, which turns out to be the only real education there is, you will never feel educated (enough) and therefore always less capable of "earning a living", which is another horribly engrammed/negative phrase which I rarely want to deal with - my response is to hell with it, (earning a living) in any kind of structured pattern since I'll never do it anyway, so financial survival forces me onto the job market, which is also rarely satisfying except as a means of support to "get" to a "better" place, about which I know absolutely nothing and the chances of attainment for which I have little serious hope. Hence resignation/paralysis.