In My View, the Experiential State Complex Generates the Blur

There, I’ve said it more simply than ever before. I am working on my essay on the importance of the observation healing only occurs in the blur.

This is why we need to learn to work with/in the blur. An expectation to become conscious enough to avoid the blur is doomed to fail. Very much like the movie The Sixth Sense, our unfinished emotional business will show up to haunt us at some point. In reality, it is always present if we can but perceive. Best to prepare for these encounters up front.

At some point psyche will make a move, or, as Alice Miller puts it, the body will present its bill:

“The truth about our childhood is stored up in our body, and although we can repress it, we can never alter it. Our intellect can be deceived, our feelings manipulated, our perceptions confused, and our bodies tricked with medication. But some day the body will present its bill, for it is as incorruptible as a child who, still whole in spirit, will accept no compromises or excuses, and it will not stop tormenting us until we stop evading the truth.” (Miller, Alice, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware)

Recall the point of remembering is not to establish blame and then shame on “you.” Rather we want to embrace our full experience; call back into awareness lost parts of our deep emotional selves. As D.H. Lawrence phrased it in his poem Healing:

“I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.

And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill.

I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self…”

The blur brings the core of the original wounding into the present.

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One Comment on “In My View, the Experiential State Complex Generates the Blur”

  1. […] that have been generalized over time (RIGs). For me, this is the level of experience informing the experiential state images of self-other-affect. In opening to recognizing the blur we then have the opportunity to be […]

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