Sometimes we hold on to something because it is incomplete and we want a satisfactory ending. This can be especially problematic when the person or event with whom we want to complete something is long gone from our lives, either because they have died or have changed so much that the original just no longer exists. It’s like wanting to complete something with a 30-year-old parent who is now 80 years old and does not even remember the incident that you have held on to for 50 years.
The more things you are holding on to, the more likely it is that some of them will be reactivated by the ordinary stress of just living. That’s when we sometimes experience anxiety or depression that seems to have no particular cause.
Letting Go is Challenging
Resetting your autopilot and releasing the frozen energy can be time consuming and challenging. Spiritually based systems such as prayer and meditation have been developed over hundreds, even thousands of years to help cope with this problem. Many types of psychotherapy teach clients to change their reactions to current stress. Some kinds of psychotherapy try to reprogram brain connections. New energy therapies seem to do that also. One of these, “Tapping” in its various forms, is currently very popular.
Some of these technologies relieve your distressing reactions without any attempt to learn what caused your distress. Logosynthesis does ask the question, “What originally caused those reactions?” That is because the goal is to free the frozen energy that is used to hold on to the protection from the original situation and return it to where it belongs now.
At the same time this is done, the original problem that was so overwhelming when there were not enough resources to manage it becomes ordinary and even insignificant in relationship to currently available resources.
You can use the Logosynthesis sentences as another way of resetting your automatic pilot. The “you” that does the job is not the same you as the “you” who is reading this book and trying to manage your stress and anxiety. It is your essential inner “true Self.” Some people think of it as the “you” that is connected to all that is. I won’t attempt to define this any further. Just know that in the sentences that follow “I” means that part of you.
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