The process of individuation

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The above illustration is the effects of a pot of black paint being dropped on a concrete floor. You can clearly see the point of impact at the centre of the stain on the floor. But if you pay close attention to the edges of the black paint stain you will notice thin streaks or 'lines of black paint diverging out from the centre of the stain, away from the point of impact.

You can also hear the same thing if you listen to a gong being struck - click on the audio control below.

This is drama

As Stella Baker, the founder of Qultura discovered in November 2009 drama is the opposite of trauma. Trauma is high frequency energy or force applied through a relationship to something else, for example the impact of a pot of black paint hitting a concrete floor, the impact of a hammer hitting a gong. In both cases the trauma of impact, of the gong and the collision of a pot of paint on a concrete floor results in a loss of consciousness and this results in an immediate reaction to recover the same or greater level of consciousness, which is achieved through a process of individuation.

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Here is another example of the exact same principle this time using broken glass. You can see for yourself the exact same pattern of trauma and impact resulting in a reaction of drama and a process of individuation. Please also observe that where trauma involves the use of force - seen consistently as impact in the examples of paint, glass and the gong, drama does not involve any force or indeed, any impact.

The only thing drama involves is a process of individuation - also as you can quite clearly see from the above examples involving the paint, glass and gong.

Individuation and trauma

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Trauma is a fundamental component of existence because existence is cyclical in nature. Consciousness is the basis of existence and reality, and consciousness is expansive in nature. Consciousness and trauma creates energy, energy and trauma creates space, and space and trauma creates consciousness. This cyclical nature of existence can be made out from the above examples involving paint, the gong, and the broken glass. This is because the paint, the gong, and the glass exist in space. It's important to understand that space is the totality. It is the universe and contains everything else. Existence needs a totality. Conscious needs space just as you need space in order to exist.

The totality is based on equilibrium

The totality is based on equilibrium because existence is cyclical in nature. Your life is based on cycles because existence is a cycle. There are numerous examples. The seasons of the year. The menstrual cycle in women. The cycle between sleep and wakefulness. This cycle is based on the constant interaction between trauma and drama. Yin and yang. Light and dark. Pain and pleasure.

Consciousness is information, energy is power.

It's important to understand the fundamental difference between consciousness and energy. Consciousness is information or awareness. Energy is power. Energy is what connects everything and is constant. This is why you cannot create or destroy energy, because you cannot create or destroy connections, because everything in existence is already connected to everything else and creativity comes out of consciousness, not energy. You can only change the frequency and duration of the energy wave or cycle. Trauma is higher frequency and less consciousness, drama is lower energy frequency and more consciousness. Energy contains both consciousness and space.

Creativity and interaction is constant

This creativity and interaction is constant because in containing consciousness we live in a universe which is fully conscious, autonomous and self-regulating. The universe evolves as we evolve both as individuals and as a species. Existence is based on cycles and duality but there is always equilibrium in existence. This explains the difference between animate and inanimate. The difference between animate and inanimate is water because water is the connection between the two. Water is equilibrium between the inanimate and the animate. Mass is inanimate and doesn't contain water, biological matter contains water because water is as much consciousness as it is energy.

This is what makes trauma inevitable in life

Trauma and suffering is an inevitable part of life because we are not a totality but individuals who are part of totality. We are all transient and part of a larger creative process which is either biological and social (evolution) or environmental (the expansion of the universe and evolution of the planet). Trauma is created out of the increasing frequency of energy and it's resulting transition from consciousness into space. Birth and death are similar experiences, both are traumatic and result in a loss of consciousness and creation or movement into space. For a mother childbirth is traumatic, stressful and painful, so too for the baby. Trauma is caused by a lack of consciousness. This explains evil which is the illusion of power in the individual and assumption of the role of totality. Power is energy, it is connection, it is never concentrated in the individual but is shared through a connection.

The point of trauma, suffering and conflict

How you perceive all the suffering, trauma, pain, conflict, wars, poverty, crime, evil and wrongdoing in this world depends on your individual perspective. You can choose to see it in linear terms, as inevitable, and start believing in extinction, destruction of the planet, and in eventual non-existence. Or you can see all this trauma in cyclical terms, as a point on a cycle, the trough of a wave, and perceive it as an opportunity for creativity. A lesson. An opportunity to negate trauma through drama and create something new. In either case trauma is cathartic.

Resistance is futile

Social conditioning teaches us that trauma must be fought and resisted. This starts out in early childhood when we shit our clothes or vomited and our parents taught us that shit and vomit are nasty and unpleasant when it isn't. Kneeling in front of the toilet and calling Ralph and Ernie or vomiting brings relief from a stomach upset. Likewise defecating also brings relief. Resistance isn't the answer to trauma but prolongs the suffering and trauma. There is no benefit in trying not to pee when you are desperate to pee. Likewise when a government takes away your rights or passes an unpopular law marching in the streets and waving placards lets off steam. Building up resistance to trauma is futile. You counter trauma with trauma and prolong it. The universal principle is that trauma and conflict is negated by drama and creativity. This is why the desperate urge to pee gets you dancing much more effectively than any music.

Individuation is the appropriate response to trauma

Trauma should always be negated through drama. Just as loss and pain can provide opportunities for learning and growth, so too can conflict and oppression, for the other person. Any authoritarian regime can be easily defeated by mass non-conformity, stealth and being ambiguous. This is because all authoritarian regimes are based on ideology and you're using universal principles to negate the ideology. Likewise authoritarianism is an outcome of cultural decline, and the only effective counter to cultural decline is cultural development and creation of new culture. The lesson that authoritarian teaches us is that we should never conform to an ideology, existing culture or society. We should always walk our own path, and that involves human individuation.

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