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the Secret Nature of Injury
BLocks and Keys

A Quick Summary

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Main Points on This Quick List

[1] A BLock (a "KEY plus SHOCK") is a selective inability to internally picture.
[2] Shock is any significant detachment from one's current life experience.
[3] One's current life experience is the sum total of one's here and now internal life.
[4] A key is an hypnotic association between an ordinary life event and a painful state of being. Further, the key is not what you can see. The key is what you cannot see.
[5] Being keyed means being hypnotically cued back into a prior painful life experience.
[6] Healing is simply the act of consciously witnessing a key or keys.

Words and Phrases to Pay Attention To

(they've been redefined to reflect Emergence Personality Theory)
BLocks, shock, current life experience, keys, being keyed, healing, naive consciousness versus tempered consciousness

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Quick List With Examples

[1] a "BLock" (a "KEY plus SHOCK") is a selective inability to internally picture.

  • getting "BLocked" is analogous to what is commonly called getting "wounded," except that BLocks are clearly defined structures whereas "wounds" are not. Thus, BLocks are defined as the hypnotically driven reprogramming of a person's nature (a "key plus shock"). "Wounds," on the other hand, have never been clearly defined as anything other than as loosely associated groups of symptoms or painful events (i.e. "depression" or "rape").
  • prior to healing (prior to consciously witnessing a BLock), BLocks can be described only indirectly, by listing the degree to which they impair one's ability to love. "Wounds," on the other hand, are always described directly, by listing the sum total of the pain people believe they have caused and or by whatever "seemingly logical connections" people can make to the painful events which they imagine have caused this suffering. These "seemingly logical connections" are otherwise known as blame.
  • All BLocks impair one's ability to see the love present in any and all life experiences. To the degree that you can not see this love, to this degree you are BLocked.
  • This idea, that there is love present in any and all life experiences, is true even for the most violent of scenes. In fact, the presence of actual or potential violence is one of the most powerful forces behind the creation of loving experiences.

[2] "shock" is "any significant detachment from one's current life experience."

  • This detachment can take three basic forms; missing mental experience, missing emotional experience, and any combination of both. Please note that like all "two that are ones," the combination of both has a nature which is far more than the mere sum of the missing mental and emotional experience. Thus, combined loses are far more serious and debilitating.

[3] one's "current life experience" is "the sum total of one's here and now internal life."

  • This idea, that of "one's current life experience," is one of the most difficult to grasp of all emergence theory, because in order to truly grasp it, one must have at least a rudimentary understanding of the Consciousness Metaphor and of the "two that are one."

  • in lieu of this, the concept can also be described as the sum total of three things: [1] the sum of any and all current mental and emotional inform-ation present internally, [2] the sum of any and all meaning associated to this inform-ation, [3] the sum of any and all sense of how this inform-ation and these meanings are connected to any and all internal time references.

[4] a "key" is an "hypnotic association between an ordinary life event and a painful state of being" Further, the "key" is not what you can see. The "key" is what you can not see.

  • keys result from the experience of an abrupt transition from a state of hyperawareness to a state of shock.
  • keys, in and of themselves, are always ordinary life events. Thus literally any instant from a person's life experience can become a key. Further, the ordinary nature of keys exists despite the fact that these "single frames of one's life" (keys) often occur during very violent and painful events. The single frames themselves, however, are rarely if ever inherently violent.
  • examples of keys would be; seeing a white dinner plate being placed in front of you; hearing the changing pitch of a vacuum cleaner running or a car engine racing, smelling mold or mildew or dampness, tasting or smelling a particular food such as lima beans or pickles, etc.
  • keys are always literal life events, never abstract concepts. In effect, they are always things you can picture rather than a word or phrase which summarizes groups of symptoms (issues). Thus, you can be "keyed" hearing a drunken man yell but not by "alcoholism." And you can be "keyed" by seeing someone buy a lottery ticket but not by "gambling."

[5] being "keyed" means "being hypnotically cued back into a previous painful life experience."

  • the experience of being keyed is essentially the experience of reliving a wounding event, except that when people get BLocked, they usually (but not always) know there is danger present, whereas when people get keyed, they are usually unaware there is danger present and in fact, most times, there is no danger present. This means when people get keyed, they usually have little or no sense they are about to suffer and certainly less forewarning than in wounding events. This lack of precognition adds to the shock which follows being keyed.

[6] "healing" is simply "the act of consciously witnessing a key."

  • the act of consciously witnessing a key reprograms a person's nature in such a way as to transform what was previously a painful experience into what is presently a meaningful and loving experience. However, describing these experiences as "loving" does not necessarily mean these experiences will be happy or joyous, although this is often the case. Just as often, though, these reprogrammed scenes (healed BLocks) become more poignant then "pleasant." Even so, the word "loving" is still an accurate way to describe them in that the word "loving" as used here simply means "to consciously witness," and this witnessing may be take the form of any psychospiritual life experience. Thus, "loving" experiences may take the form of "crying at weddings" just as easily as they may take the form of "seeing the beauty in a new born baby's smile."
  • prior to getting BLocked in a certain area of life, people can consciously witness this area of life effortlessly. However, people with this type of consciousness, which I call "naive (innocent) consciousness," are always vulnerable to loosing their access to this ability (can become BLocked). After healing, though, this changes in that these people not only regain access to their ability to effortlessly witness this area of life consciously, they also can not lose their access (become BLocked) to this area of life again. I call this type of consciousness, "tempered consciousness."
  • people with "naive consciousness" are not "weak" nor "ignorant," just 'vulnerable."
  • gaining "tempered consciousness" does not erase the injured programming present. It simply amends the injured programming in such a way as to add an instruction to the end of the sequence which in effect, brings the person out of shock in these life situation.

Want to know more? For a more thorough introduction to BLocks, Keys, Wounds, and Healing, click below.