Metaphysical Anatomy is a soul integration process. In this process I support you and walk you through a completion process where you integrate trauma that may be a point of attraction in you experiencing difficulties with health, abundance, love and well being in your present life.
If you have a desire to change your life, really massive change and fast, this is the work you need to do.
When you engage in a massive healing process you will change, there is no doubt about it. You will shift into the person you actually are. One of the reasons your soul fractured when you experienced trauma is because you were taught that there were aspects of yourself that were acceptable and aspects of yourself that were not acceptable. As you go through the completion process you start reintegrating suppressed parts of yourself, you begin becoming more of a real reflection of who you are. All of the people around you who conditioned you into what was or was not acceptable when you were growing up are not going to like this. These people will resist the changes you are making. You will need a support system around you through this process. You should consider yourself a big QUESTION MARK while you go through this completion process because you will discover parts of yourself you never knew existed.
What is Metaphysical Anatomy?
If an antelope narrowly escapes an attack by a lion, it is probably traumatized. As soon as the antelope is safe, it goes through a process of shaking off the trauma. The shaking may resemble the physical action and movement that helped the antelope to survive the threat and pending trauma (e.g. running) as if the animal is completing the act of survival. After a few minutes, it has released the trauma and it runs away, healthy and free from trauma. It starts grazing again, as if nothing had happened. This process is called completing trauma.
According to Dr. Robert C. Scaer, this process of completing trauma is a way of “discharging retained autonomic (nervous system) energy.” According to Scaer’s research, humans lack the ability to discharge this autonomic nervous energy. The human physically survives the trauma, however never completes the trauma. The traumatic experience may be imprinted and stored in the brain. There is suppressed adrenaline in the body and the muscles are still tensed as if though the body still wants to protect itself from a possible threat. This behavior surfaces as tension and rigidity. This is why past trauma can create so many long-term symptoms in humans.
When a human survives trauma, there is no release of this nervous energy and the person keeps carrying that trauma for the rest of their life. According to epigenetic research, this trauma can be passed on to future generations. Trauma is a significant cause of disease, which humans have trouble healing. Any successful healing tool must enable a client to complete their trauma.
Unfortunately, in many modalities, the client is guided to relive the trauma. MA allows a person to not only complete trauma but to resolve specific traumas without talking about it or reliving it in any way.
In a moment of trauma, you will find a way to be and feel safe. This may include reaching out to someone for safety or taking comfort in the numbness or freeze instinct. Every time you experience a similar trauma, you may revert back to the state of mind and gut instinct that kept you safe initially. This can have a long-term effect of allowing you to disassociate from many areas in your life. Becoming numb or feeling paralyzed once served you in a positive way however, the positive survival tactic has negative consequences. The numbness will influence every aspect of your life.
Finding your survival instinct within the moment of trauma may cause you to associate your trauma with survival. You may find yourself afraid of letting go of the trauma because it may mean letting go of the survival instinct you’ve adopted. You must learn how to cope outside of the trauma.
You will also see this in the animal kingdom. The springbok (small antelope) in South Africa is a wonderful example. When a lion chases the springbok it sometimes makes a miraculous escape and gets away unharmed. The buck will go to a safe spot and start shaking and trembling for a few seconds. After that, he will just physically shake off the incident, complete the trauma and shock and continue grazing as if nothing had happened. The springbok has completed the trauma cycle in his body and can continue his usual routine. The buck still knows that a lion is dangerous. However, the buck is not stuck in a state of trauma anymore. Humans have a different way of completing trauma. The problem starts when a person holds on to the trauma. They think that it might protect them in the future against similar incidents.
People use their trauma to establish boundaries with others. By letting go of a trauma, you fear it might cause feelings of vulnerability and weakness as holding onto it kept you safe in one way or another whether conscious or unconsciously. In addition, you might fear letting it go, as you are so familiar with the abusive or challenging circumstances.
Any change in the circumstances, may cause you to feel unsafe and stressed. Familiarity often overpowers common logic, as you do not know how to survive in a new set of circumstances. This is where we underestimate how intelligent our body and coping skills are. Once old patterns and coping skills are released, new ones are created automatically. Whether these new coping skills are good or bad depends on how well the old trauma and patterns were resolved.
In many cases, the original trauma that has affected a person may have occurred before their birth. It may relate to their time in the womb, or at conception. People may even be expressing unresolved biological trauma from their grandparents and ancestors. The critical question is, “Do people need to know the origin of the trauma?” The short answer is “no.” It is important however to acknowledge and understand that there is a trauma that created and triggered the original instincts.
In order to complete the trauma using MA, I acknowledge that there was a trauma or a family history of trauma. People open themselves up to the possibility that a survival instinct is holding a trauma in place. Awareness is a powerful place to start a healing process!
Dissociating from Trauma instead of healing and resolving it
In healing and personal development, dissociating is a way around an obstacle, usually a trauma which is triggered by our environment and circumstances. Almost all psychology, psychiatry, healing and personal development is based on this idea of dissociating.
For example, in psychiatry, medications such as anti-depressants are often used to enable the person to move on from a significant problem or trauma. No one pretends that this is dealing with the underlying issue. Rather, it is giving the client some ability to move on and build their strength in order (hopefully, when they are ready) to deal with the real issue.
In psychology and in many personal development techniques, the client is given tools to smooth over certain traumas, reducing the stress. Often, the client will be taught to anchor in new abilities or resources to deal with anxiety or stressful situations.
A common personal development or healing technique is to change a person’s beliefs or feelings. This can make the person think or feel differently about a subject. This is an excellent example of a bypassing trauma and dissociating from it – it is generally a fast way to make the person think that they have healed or developed themselves. Nevertheless, all they have done is changed a thought or feeling.
Imagine thoughts or feelings as a “neural highway” in the brain. Changing beliefs or feelings is exactly like building a side road on the highway – you have cleared a path around the obstacle, but you have not cleared the obstacle itself. Therefore, it is possible to try to heal trauma by working on beliefs or feelings, but you can never heal the actual trauma. It’s physically impossible because it’s the wrong tool for the job, like building a house from paint instead of wood or bricks. This is why people who have changed a belief or feeling can feel improvement, but the original symptoms always return. It may take years but it will happen the next time something happens to trigger or activate the underlying unresolved trauma.