As the egoic mind begins to identify with a sense of self that is emotionally arrested in childhood, the pain-body energy will intensify. This trauma gets continually re-triggered every single time the pain-body justifies its existence by identifying with its wounded self. It’s as if the pain-body says, “I have been hurt by others and therefore I deserve to be angry.”
Einstein once said, “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” What if science, philosophy, and spirituality have been on tangential paths in their pursuit of the truth about creation, each one stemming from distinct perceptions of reality but ultimately converging at a singular point of divine truth?
To say that the Big Bang was the advent of consciousness is false. The only thing that the Big Bang did was create the world of form. And how do we as conscious beings create form? Well, as the Greek philosopher Plato concluded from the observation of the world, concepts cannot be derived from experience, but can only precede experience. In other words, mind must precede matter. For example, the idea of an airplane had to be in the Wright Brothers’ minds before they could design it and fly it. Idea plus visualization plus intention plus action is the simple equation for every material form created since the advent of mankind.
When the pain-body becomes active it begins devouring your consciousness. It has succeeded in convincing you that you are the pain-body! Your entire mental process and sense of self is completely aligned with it. And it knows it. The pain-body is now in charge. It has taken over you, your speech, your sight, your perception, and most importantly, your emotions and all the pain that comes with them. And this is when you have, in a sense, become the pain-body. The true you is no longer. And at that very moment (at the time of consumption) the last thing in the world you want is to be at peace. You want war! So what do you do? You go looking for an enemy.
The shakti energy (also called prana or qi) represents the holy spirit; the anima or sacred feminine which exemplifies the creative life force that is required to awaken the soul to its true potential. In China, qi is pronounced as “chi,” while in Japan, qi is pronounced as “ki,” and in ancient Egypt, this life force of empowerment was known as “ka.”
No matter how much meditation or spiritual practice you do, until you comprehend how the pain-body manifests itself through you and through others, you will be tricked by it and subsequently slip back into unconsciousness every time it resurfaces. The first step is to realize that you have a pain-body inside of you. Think of it as a body or field of energy that prospers through your own anger, hatred, heaviness, anxiety, depression, stress, and fears of impending doom. However it manifests, it will be causing you to re-experience your early childhood trauma which is the time when your pain-body began to manifest.
The physicist will be happy to tell you how you came to be, how you got here. But it is left to the meta-physicist or spiritual counselor to offer insight as to why you are here. Furthermore, physicists can aptly explain how matter forms from energy, how atoms form from electrons, protons, and neutrons, how people form from stars. But in spite of all the explaining of how things happen, we are still left with the age-old, unanswered question of how did space and time begin?
You don’t have to read clinical studies to know that stress has an effect on the body. You can feel it. You can feel the pain, the anxiety, the fear surging through your veins. Your muscles cramp, your stomach churns, and your entire body feels, well, miserable. For people who are chronically stressed, it is nothing less than a mild panic attack repeating itself, many times a day, every day, for years on end.
Let’s face it. We live in a drama-addicted society. But if a perpetual state of stress-induced drama continues to be blindly accepted as a state of normalcy, if we continue to scoff, “there’s always going to be stress,” then the impetus to separate ourselves from its malignancy will be lost.
When you align your will with a force that is infinitely greater than your ego, you align your Self with true power. Because the ego always comes equipped with a “self destruct” mechanism, the dysfunction of the ego will inevitably result in some form of suffering. So, at the end of the day, when you are ego-identified, you will be doing everything the “wrong way.”