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Eric posted an article in Healing & Health[Excerpts from a POF on September 18, 2013] [EricM]: I’d like to know about your view on a set of common phenomena, generally referred to as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. These include compulsive nail biting (onychophagia), skin picking (dermatillomania), skin biting (dermatophagia), hair pulling (trichotillomania), nose picking (rhinotillexomania), among others. Together, they are very common in the population (at least 1 in 20 people have one or more of these behaviors). Despite this frequency, though, most BFRBs are looked down upon and considered shameful/taboo. They are also poorly researched and poorly understood medically/scientifically. What can you tell me about the general nature and cause or causes of BFRBs? What suggestions do you have on how to understand, deal with, and/or alleviate BFRBs? MEntity: All of these would appear to be sourced in unconscious stress and nervousness, or excesses of energy. In our system, they would be considered Frustration or Freneticism, as symptoms of the Negative Pole of the Moving Center. Energy will move in a way that creates a circuit or network, if you will, and when there is energy that is not making that circuit or networking, it will cycle back on itself. Because of the nature of Energy or the Moving Center, it will find a way to bring about false networks and circuitry just so it can keep moving. However, Freneticism and Frustration, because they are looped, tend to either amplify or disintegrate. In most cases where it is amplified, this is a Moving/Intellectual loop and it shows up as repetitive thoughts, logic loops, scattered thinking, distraction, etc. When it is disintegrative, it is usually a Moving/Emotional loop and is a non-verbal, symbolic Frustration or Freneticism. For instance, nail-biting or other ingestion of the body speaks to the weight of what one tends to carry that is "eating away at them." This may seem too literal and obvious, but this is not a complicated system of symbolism. Unconscious and subconscious frustrations and freneticism are highly simplistic. In nearly all cases of the examples above, there are issues of Self-Deprecation and Arrogance involved. All of these are an attempt to reduce oneself or a reflection of one's sense of invisibility. [EricM]: any suggestions on how one might go about alleviating or breaking an unwanted circuit like these? MEntity: Conscious intervention is key for breaking the habit, but this will not alleviate the loop if the loop is not addressed. In most cases, this would mean addressing how one feels invisible in the life, useless, unproductive, and lacking in contribution. This can be addressed by paying attention to that which inspires you, and letting this become more representative of you than is usually allowed. For many, the inspiration is used as a reminder for how far one is from fulfilling an intention represented by the inspiration, forgetting that this inspiration is ONLY an inspiration because it is already reflecting potential and elements of the self. And finally, giving direction to the Moving Center in a way that is consciously and actively productive, such as through exercise, projects, hobbies, walking, dancing, yoga, etc. Anything that allows the body to exhaust energy in a way that brings benefit. ### end of excerpt You may comment on the original post of this content. See Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
[Extracted from MMW: The Health of your Moving Center] [Note: The session was originally slated to cover all the "lower" centers but became a session focused on the Moving Center.] MEntity: We have been asked to discuss the health of your "lower" Centers. We will begin with a quick review of these Centers. The "lower" Centers are thought of as the MOVING, EMOTIONAL, and INTELLECTUAL Centers. Though the Instinctive Center may be thought of as "lower," it is actually the meeting ground of all Centers, or the "hub," if you will. This can be confusing in terms of correlating to the Roles, but we will address this at another time. We will define "healthy" here as the Positive Poles of the Centers discussed today. We will define "unhealthy" as the Negative Poles. The discussion today will be about the Centers, not your Centering. In other words, your Centering merely describes your habitual and prioritized use of the Centers, but all of your Centers are working. So as we discuss a Center that is not a part of your Centering, it will still be relevant. MOVING CENTER: +Productive -Frustrative The greatest indicators of one's Moving Center Health is where one is in terms of patterns of Productivity or patterns of Frustration. When one feels as if progress is being made, there is Productivity, and this feels expansive. When progress is hindered, delayed, or halted, it can show up as Frustrating. The key here is not in a day of frustration or a day of productivity, but in the consistency of one over the other. The more you are frustrated, the more you are in the Negative Pole. The more you are productive, the more you are in the Positive Pole. It is the patterns that matter, not the pauses. There are times when a single event may come into play that feels as if it destroys progress or suddenly catapults one into progress after a long term of frustration. However powerful these single events are, it is the follow through, the larger pattern that will always matter most. If you have a tremendous breakthrough and then do not follow up on this, that pattern of frustration matters more than the breakthrough. If there is a tremendous setback, a blow to the life, to progress, it can seem all progress is lost, but it does not have to be. If the pattern of Productivity is upheld, then the blow to the life shifts into a curve, not a wall. [Participant interaction omitted] Two factors are key symptoms to the overall patterns of use of the Moving Center besides the obvious Production and Frustration. Your relationship with your BODY and your SELF-CONFIDENCE. The relationship with one's Body and the state of one's Self-Confidence are the deeper elements that indicate the foundation of one's Moving Center. If these are in poor states, then all use of the Moving Center will be affected. In other words, no matter how Productive you may be, you will have a much more difficult time experiencing this as progress if you have a poor relationship with your Body and lack Self-Confidence. Full access to the Positive Pole of your Moving Center means having a healthy and loving relationship with your Body and a strong sense of Self-Confidence. If you give "100%" of your effort to success and progress in the life, yet despise your body and/or bombard yourself with self-doubt, you may only have access to about 10% of your energy. Conversely, if one has great confidence and love for the body, then the slightest efforts can yield tremendous results. Loving your Body means accepting it AS IT IS and as an accurate representation of you, even as you may seek to improve and maintain it. Self-confidence means allowing room for self-doubt, but making choices based on intentions, not on fears and defenses. [Participant interaction omitted] ... It is important to note that older souls, and in particular Old Souls, have the greatest challenges with the Moving Center, even if Moving Centered or using the Moving Part. This is because the Moving Center tends to accumulate understanding about its nature and function only from actual action and movement, but as your Essence and Personalities move into more philosophical states of existence during lifetimes, the Moving Center is explored in its more subtle and expanded terms. The Moving Center does not merely manage movement and action, but all of your processing and movement of energy and resources, both tangible and intangible, obvious and subtle. The Old Soul does not tend to move away from immersion in the Physical Plane because she is "tired," but the Personality experiences this "being tired" because it is learning how to manage energy differently. When it was merely an equation of cause and effect, of physics, it was "easy." Hit the ball. Ball moves. But now you must be responsible, not only for the final form and action, but for the energy that fueled the action into form. [Participant interaction omitted] We think that Troy was a bit ambitious in asking us to cover all three Centers, so what we will do now is open the floor to your questions and save assessment of the other Centers for another exchange. Digging deeply into the Moving Center today is vital and your living with the thoughts and feelings from today for a while can help in further assessments.
[Extracted from Energy Report: September 2009] MEntity: Despite the fact that the Moving Center has been evident in global and local events in varying degrees, it has not been as evident for many on a Personal level beyond Frustration, a negative pole description of the Moving Center, which can also be described as Frenetic. Frustration is generated when energy is moved in a direction that lacks fulfillment of intention, whereas Productivity, the positive pole, is the fulfillment of intention. If improvement is intended, then not only will thinking and feeling be required, but action will be, as well. A renovation job is not fulfilled by mere excitement and blueprints alone; someone needs to DO something. ... Put another way, you are the one who has to do the work to accomplish, transform, or embrace what you have set out to accomplish, transform, or embrace. ... [W]e would suggest looking at what helps the Moving Center continue to work Productively, rather than Frustratingly: LAUGHTER. Laughter is a biological product from the higher functions of the Moving Center, which then fuels the lower, more mundane levels of the Moving Center toward Productivity, which then provides the conscious and creative navigation toward fulfillment of an Ideal (or ... whatever Attitude may be of relevance). Laughter is vital for Productivity, and though we do refer to the physical elements of laughing, we also refer to the internal laughter that allows you to not take yourself or your life so seriously. There is a vast difference between treating yourself seriously, and taking yourself seriously. Treating yourself seriously emphasizes you as a valuable and meaningful Being, while taking yourself seriously merely emphasizes and amplifies (and defends) the question of your value and meaning. In other words, treating yourself seriously is simply another way of describing Confidence, whereas taking yourself too seriously is Insecurity. Treating yourself seriously, ironically, means being able to laugh at yourself and your experiences, creatively navigating through your hardships and disappointments, and being able to decide on your own what those experiences mean to you.