All Disease Has An Emotional Component……….
I know a guy who got really stressed over the past couple of weeks…and he has fallen sick. His sickness has brought his wife, his Dad, his mother and many of his relatives to his house….to inquiry how he’s doing. Less is being asked of him during this time. It’s a nice little vacation, that brings him back to his childhood. What was “stressing” him out was something that a true adult, of true adult strength…..should never be worried about. The stressful event was regarding an issue of basic safety and security……….which is food, shelter and connection. Threats to children in this department can buckle any child. Threats to adults in this department should never buckle us…….because we can always react, modify and adapt quickly. And so goes the psychology of “child based survival mechanisms”, which we often bring into adulthood without our knowledge.
In our childhood, there are documented psychological coping mechanisms that the small and physically weak child uses to increase their chances of survival. One of them is “getting sick” (and even staying sick for a long time) to gain bonding and attention inside the tribal circle and to increase connection energy in times of fear. Oddly enough, this child like adaptation mechanism could be the #1 initiator of adult based stinkin thinkin, negative nelly syndrome, perpetual disease (always caused by self), child like dependence and chicken little (the sky is falling) obsessions in our adult population today. Look at our hospitals, listen to the conversations at work, listen to the radio regarding what sick and diseased group is now circulating into the lime light. When adults are scared because they’re stuck in a permanent childhood, they often develop perpetual illness and child like behaviors to feel more bonded, more secure, more loved and more attached to the tribe. The more fear in a society, the more this activity erupts. The less love and connection in a society, the more this activity erupts. Our government purposely drowns us in fear (all day, everyday), so we’re easier to rule and our busy body culture conditions us to run around doing ANYTHING but making time for love. A perfect environment to “grow” adults who acts like children, so they can get their basic emotional needs met.
In the end, childhood coping and survival strategies in adulthood don’t help, they hinder, as you destroy your life looking for a form of bonding and protection that only you can provide to yourself. I was at a store yesterday and a friend of mine who’s an alcoholic was complaining to me about all his aches, pains and diseases………I walked away literally because I have no time when adults garnish attention and bonding energy by acting like children. We need more real adults in our society today, to save it…and that’s why this sort of psychology needs to be taught to everyone. Yes, the society is lonely, empty and lacking love…….but cities full of adults who act like children only make things worse. Adult up, get healthy, develop confidence and lead by example. Power to the people.