“The Malfunctioning Mammal” PTSD – PART 2

Happiness-Is-the-Key-to-Life-QuoteCurrent research into early trauma origins reveals that untreated trauma inhibits the capacity of the nervous system to function appropriately and also significantly alters brain chemistry. The inquire I have is how does cultured trauma effect the need for stimulation,  productivity, and connection. Is it possible that our daily drive for stimulation, productivity, and connections are maintained by the  many unseen hungry ghosts,  the un-integrated ‘sensory’ nervous system within ourselves?

From my observation and experience; all education and skill training that are not directly nurturing our innate aptitudes and skills  turns us into instruments of a global toxic culture. We all have cultured blind-spots of stickiness. These blind-spots are visible through our cultured symptomatic behavior as we have lost a clear and practical understanding of what natural productivity and real depth of connection is.

classHow can we best, individually and collectively,  begin to examine what  is healthy  nurture natural productivity, and natural relations?  Creativity and collaboration are innate to us, but these qualities are rushed and co-opted by the economic models of development and action. Today we seek to prove our wholeness, dignity, and value by self policing to measured productivity whilst not understanding the many cultured reasons our drive and craving for more consumption.

Our epidemic lack of understanding of the above have us live only on the surface of our lives  through unseen  and habituated thoughts and emotions. We are easily manipulated by our fear through the structured competition for our survival. We go to war against ourselves and each others to prove our worth and value and as we clamour for recognition and to be safe. We are sadly suspicious of each other as we feel threatened by what we do not know.

What are the true cost of these un-examined mechanisms within ourselves that makes us so attached to build profit and property before people and before connections. How can we begin to rediscover, trust, create, and collaborate from the natural movements in our lives, and then to shift the discourse of “productivity” to fullness.

The very assumption  that fiscal sensibilities and GNP, gross national production, on a global scale is a real and valid measure of achievement, progress, and success, is evidence of the collective ‘un-examined life.’  Our greatest majority is still unable to recognize that the current  daily productivity are the very cause of our demise.  The many lauded and sought after cultured ideals, supported and substantiated by media,  motivates and  maintains the economic drive and reckless economic entitlement to resources and consumption. How do we  begin to acknowledge that our cultured ideals are flawed and false, and to begin to understand how we can reclaim, restitute, and restore, the commitment to full sensory integration that were co-opted by early life trauma and generational cultured ideals.

We have yet to understand , individually and collectively, that productivity should be geared toward building people and communities, as we are intimately connected and reliant on complex ecological life systems. All creatures are inherently equipped for life, but humans are the one species that is doubting the natural movement and  sensory feedback system within themselves.

Does your vision board obstruct you from attuning to your natural movement innate as your daily  purpose?

Does your vision board and schedule obstruct you from attuning, discovering, and trusting your innate holistic and sustainable movements and aptitudes?

Today we have created fixed  schedules, *structures and functions*, around every thing within ourselves we have yet to discover and do not trust.  We have vision boards, check lists,  schedules, and various practices we tick off and we believe ourselves to have done good.  We have very little courage or movement to listen to our own dissonance as long as we can put a check mark on our list and think ourselves accomplished.

A large part of our problem at the moment is that we are directing our attention to governance and corporations blaming and shaming them that they are not doing their job. You and I, in our cultured productivity, is the instruments of the  economic engine that is running out of control and threatens not only our society, but our ecological niche.


  1. inborn; natural.
    “her innate capacity for organization”

Please support the very essential indigo project by Charles Shaw so we collectively can begin to address the core traumas that maintains our misconception of the economic necessity for growth. We have been generationally co-opted to believe that economic growth signifies safety but it is a false delusion of safety. Much LUV, n


About n h english

Natasha English is a Transpersonal / Nondual Therapist with a private practice in West Vancouver, BC. Since 2007 she has taken a psychosomatic approach to healing and personal development.
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1 Response to “The Malfunctioning Mammal” PTSD – PART 2

  1. Glad that the idea of shifting productivity to fullness was helpful!

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