What keeps us from allowing the grief process which then gives way to a transformation and change that is positive and life affirming? Fear. We have been conditioned to fear change and the process that gets us there — the grief process.
Our conditioned fear of change keeps us stuck in ways of living that we don’t want. Because of this deep held fear (that we don’t realize we have), we come to believe we don’t have what it takes to change — but we do. Learning about this part of our brain and how to work with it, rather than against it, is what I do for my clients. Here is a little about this valuable, yet misunderstood part of our brain:
As we age, beyond our formative years, we develop a deepening subconscious fear of change. Not you? That’s the point: it is beneath our conscious thinking minds, beneath what we believe to be true for ourselves.
The work I do is all about this level of non-consciousness. I work with the patterns or programs stored beneath what you think you know about yourself. We can use many forms of cognitive therapy or tapping or other conscious level tools but what happens if you need to use this too frequently? What if you can’t consciously analyze and see your choices and behavior change without tremendous effort? This is my area of specialization: the inner world — the realm of non-consciousness and cellular memory.
There is a part of our brains that works to keep us the same. The gnostic area or common integrative area, as it is called by the creators of The One Brain System, is the part of our brain that while important for learning and remembering how to do certain tasks, can play a significant role in our emotional / mental ability to stay well or get well. Because it deals with patterns — all patterns — including emotional and belief system patterns, it can inhibit our thoughts, feelings and actions toward bettering ourselves.
We are complex beings, and our decisions are made as a result of not just our knowledge base but our unresolved emotions stored in the body. Some people say they like to act on their “gut instinct” but in truth, even this way of making choices may be skewed by unresolved emotions stored in the body. The subconscious mind is the true purveyor of our feelings, and choices; it contains the tangle of programs that run the connections between what we think and feel and therefore is the backbone of the choices we make and how we behave.
Have you ever met someone who says one thing and does another? This conflict exists because the program within the subconscious mind conflicts with what the brain and the thinking mind wants or beliefs it is or wants. The subconscious mind is, well, non-conscious. Even if we are curious about what our subconscious mind is doing, it takes a certain kind of process to access the truth of what is going on there. So, when we say we want to do something but when it comes down to doing it and we can’t, there is very clearly a conflict between our two minds. Think of Freud’s “Freudian slip”. This was his way of saying that truth lives in the subconscious mind. When your behavior doesn’t match your belief, you know that the subconscious mind has a memory it hasn’t resolved.
The older we are, the more times we have made the same choice over and over we create a solidarity within the neural pathways of our brain; we have conditioned our brain. In recent years research has shown that our brains are neuroplastic; they can be reconditioned. But when we have conditioned our brains in ways that are causing behaviors that we don’t realize are self-sabotaging our ability to get better, we then must look to the subconscious conflict (that resulted from a situation in your lifetime’s past or genetic history) which made the neural pathway of our brain more conditioned and solid and more difficult to change. That doesn’t, however, mean that it is impossible. It will just take more effort of the conscious mind to back up the subconscious change once it is made via a process designed to bypass the gnostic region, thereby accessing, resolving, and restoring balance there. If this sort of process seems confusing to you, try having a session and you will see how it works!
Often, I will see clients very enthused about my work, make an appointment to see me but then call me and tell me how many symptoms they are having suddenly immediately following scheduling and they might not be able to make the appointment. This part of our brain can create situations that make it seem as though they are real and demand your attention to make you late or forget your appointment. This is fear of change, that will cost you a no-show fee or prevent you from getting better, and it is coming from that pattern keeper part of the brain — the gnostic area.
The pattern keeper which is part of your overall energy system is ahead of you all the time; seeing what is coming before you are consciously and physically there. When it overreacts because of an appointment designed to get you better to help it (the pattern keeper) see and learn that there are some patterns that it needs to let go of, it will literally create physical symptoms to get your attention, slow you down, and perhaps keep you from the change you desire.
Most of us think that if our bodies are giving us symptoms that it means our body is saying we should stop and not do anything and just rest. Certainly, if a bacteria or virus has taken hold of you, then this is true, but my thought is, what was the issue in your energy system that allowed that organism in and to proliferate? So even in the cast of physical illness there is a subconscious issue of conflict that needs to be dealt with. There are some practitioners who believe that we need to get sick when this is not true; not when you are looking at yourself as an energy being first and a body second. It is true that we need to meet all sorts of viruses, bacteria, and fungi to have a healthy immune system but that does not mean we have to have symptoms that make us miserable.
Illness, disease, and symptoms, mental or emotional, are mere indicators of an inner conflict. Our current corporate economy has capitalized on this, so for them there is much reason to suppress information and knowledge on how the brain works. This knowledge provides the key to our ability to overcome habitual patterns keeping us from health and balance, even though humanity has evolved to the point of learning to understand and embrace this. In truth you can’t hold back the evolution of consciousness no matter what you do. The “100th Monkey Effect” explains why this is so.
>>The hundredth monkey effect is a hypothetical phenomenon in which a new behavior or idea is spread rapidly by unexplained means from one group to all related groups once a critical number of members of one group exhibit the new behavior or acknowledge the new idea.<<
This part of our brain is so powerful that it can make you think you are thinking clearly when you are not. Even the brightest minds on earth have a part of them controlled by the gnostic region.
This part of the brain is much like a child. It will kick and scream on the way to going somewhere that will provide it benefit. It believes it is keeping you safe by indiscriminately locking in patterns based upon stressful experiences even if the stress is resulting from your limited perspective in the moment. Consequently, it not only locks in remembering how to brush your teeth, cook a meal or read a book but it locks in the emotional memory of making change which always involves making new choices that may feel unfamiliar and therefore not quite comfortable. If you ever met with conflict with a parent about who you are or what you need to be doing, it has locked this into your style of behaving and thinking and your choices are made from that now subconscious memory.
It only feels like Pandora’s box is opening when you make an appointment to take a look to heal this non-conscious part of you. This part of you is acting like a child so treat it like one. Talk to it, explain what you are doing and why and how it will benefit it and the whole of you. The symptoms will settle down and you will get to the appointment and make huge change to your body and life. This is lasting change because of what parts of the brain, energy system and matrix you will affect.
Sometimes I have clients who see me a few times and the gnostic area rears its ugly head even higher. It finds a way to distract you from continuing to grow and change and makes you “forget” about or minimize the work you just did. Sometimes, it makes you think you are so terrific that you only need to address unresolved stress in a session once per year! We are living in a culture that has aptly convinced our gnostic areas that our problems are all physical or financial and that emotions are resolved by just thinking differently! Nothing could be further from the truth!
Author: Bethann Vetter
Bethann Vetter is a Holistic Therapist, Medium and Teacher. She uses frequency balancing tools via her Mediumship in Trance skills to locate and provide the frequencies your unique set of imbalances requires. She uses her own subtle energy body technique, Epigenetic Reprogramming to help you clear subconscious level blocks. Frequency Specific Microcurrent is used for specific cellular level healing. Classes are available in active meditation skills such as mediumship and trance healing skills. Trance Healing sessions called QHHT© are also offered. Her frequency balancing ability works similar to the way Edgar Cayce worked. She tunes in to your issues and provides you with the necessary information, substances you might need as well as adjusting your frequency to a higher harmonic level. Her work is done by appointment only at a distance or in her office in Jacksonville Beach, FL.