In this blog, I'm going to explore chronic conditions from a GNM perspective and how to downgrade or resolve them if it's appropriate to do so.
What is a chronic condition from a GNM perspective?
First we call it something different.We call it any sort of chronic symptom either a hanging post-conflict phase, or a hanging PCL or a hanging healing. Remember a single healing phase is a biological program that runs its course. (More on that in the blog dated
The PCL phase (or healing phase) might be a cold, a UTI, even a heart attack in the Epi crisis.
It's a single program that completes the two phase:, the conflict active phase and the post-conflict or healing phase.
But a chronic condition is different.
It's chronic because of conflict relapses that activate the program again and again, and again. The person stays stuck on a hamster wheel going around and around no matter what they do.
Each one is a single biological program that keeps getting triggered over and over again by a track.
Every time it gets triggered, the program begins again and has symptoms in the post-conflict phase. It gets re-triggered because of tracks.
The Role of Tracks
What is a track? A track is some element your psyche picked up at the moment of the original conflict shock or the DHS.
Let's say you get home from work at the end of the day and your spouse is packing their car. You pull into the driveway and you ask, "Hey, what's going on?"
Your spouse is leaving you for someone else. And you had absolutely no idea. You're shocked. You're stunned, you're outraged. You're numb. You feel helpless.
Your psyche is now picking up on all of the elements involved in this encounter because you've had a conflict shock.
It's looking at the season, the weather, your driveway, your spouse's blue car, all packed with suitcases and boxes, the anger, you feel the helplessness, the fact that you're starved and needing dinner because you skipped lunch that day.
Every one of these elements can be a trigger that puts you back on this track of a repetitive biological program.
If the original conflict hasn't been fully resolved, each of these elements are your psyche's way of saying "Warning, Warning! You had a conflict around this!"
And you wonder why over the next few months or years you have various physical symptoms or perhaps a certain mental state such as you feel depressed or manic, or a certain behavior such as being OCD, all of a sudden or obsessing about death or you're bingeing on food and then throwing it up these symptoms, then just don't go away.
Perhaps you have a stomach ache whenever you get hungry now, or you feel a restless feeling or an anger every time you see a blue car or every time you drive into your driveway after months or years of symptoms, you feel stack not to mention feeling sick and tired.
You may have extended tracks as well, which are created when your psyche associates a new experience or a situation with a track that was established at the moment of the original DHS (the original conflict shock), that hasn't been fully resolved.
So let's say it's six months later and you're still fuming about your spouse walking out on you and now it's spring time and you're sitting in a chair in your driveway, eating a tuna sandwich.
You're watching the cars go by and you see a blue car that looks just like your ex's. The biological program turns on so the bread, the tuna, the mayonnaise can now be extended tracks.
And every time you encounter, one of them, the biological program begins again and your stomach begins to hurt.
What do you do? How do you get unstuck, especially if it's been decades? GNM gives us a path forward, however, I need to caution you that I don't know exactly what you will need to do. Every one of us is unique and we are each the expert in our own lives.
I always say that there are 7 billion people on this planet, and therefore there are 7 billion ways to resolve a hanging post-conflict phase (a chronic condition).
How you discover the steps to do this in your own life will be different from the person next to you with the exact same issue.
In general, however, there are a few steps we can all go through to determine this.
Become a Detective
First, you need to increase your awareness of your own situation by gathering clues. Put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and get to work.
When did your symptoms start?
The tracks relayed at the moment of the conflict shock. So look back at the distressing events in your life that were occurring around that time.
Let's continue on with our example. Let's say you got married at age 18 and it was this spouse that walked out on you when you were 20. You now 45. And you wonder why you've had digestive issues since, like, forever in your mind.
Zero in on when the symptoms began. Did you have these symptoms as a toddler in grade school, in middle school, in high school and so on and in this case, no, they started when you were 20.
If you're working with a GNM consultant, they would keep asking you questions until you suddenly realize, "Oh yeah. The symptoms started when I was in my early twenties."
The next question out of the consultant's mouth is, well, what was going on in your life in your late teens or your early twenties?
Then you would remember the breakup and the light bulbs would start to go off.
What's your Program?
Next it's helpful if you can identify the biological program running in your body. You don't absolutely need to do this, however, knowing the program can give you a lot of information that can be helpful as you resolve it.
If you're working with a GNM consultant, they will ask you more questions to pinpoint the exact biological program. And in this case, let's say it turns out that you're running the Greater Curvature of the Stomach/ Duodenum biological program.
Knowing this gives us detailed information about the particular symptoms you'll experience in each phase, knowing that can be empowering.
There's now a rhyme and a reason to having the symptoms you have.
his information is a starting point for resolving the program once and for all. And I'll repeat that once, you know, the biological program you're running, you have detailed information about your conflict, your symptoms in both of the two phases.
And this is a wonderful place in which to focus your attention.
This particular program, the Greater Curvature of the Stomach/ Duodenum program, is known as an indigestible morsel conflict, which is a crazy name. That means something like: "This is really hard to accept.
It's hard to stomach this," and it makes perfect sense in this case given the breakup.
There is cell growth in the conflict active phase and in the post-conflict phase, these cells are broken down and eliminated with old brain microbes, such as TB bacteria, or maybe candida.
More light bulbs go off because you've struggled with candida overgrowth for your entire adult life and you've always wondered why.
Now, you know.
What are your Tracks?
Next you identify tracks.
Think of all the elements involved with this breakup twenty-five years ago and write them down: the blue car, the feeling of anger and despair, the driveway, the suitcases loaded into the car that it was autumn when it occurred, the name of your ex, etc.
Look at how any of these occur in your own life now. You realize your spouse of 20 years has a blue car. And he, or she, loads it up every morning with two briefcases and overcoat and breakfast.
It looks like they're moving to work.
But your psyche associates that with the breakup twenty-five years ago. Bingo!
Try to remember everything about the event, the time of the day, the weather, what you were eating, how you felt, who was involved, et cetera.
Also look at when your symptoms are worse and what just occurred prior to this. Worse every morning? That's great data.
Particularly determine which elements such as the blue care, are present in your current life.
Generally, you'll find these just before your symptoms begin or just before they worsen.
For example: Perhaps every time you feel a little bit helpless, like it's too cold out and you don't have a sweater with you and you realize you feel helpless, or you hear some bad news on the TV and there's nothing you can do about it.
You feel helpless again as if these things are hard to accept which is the track that starts this this program over yet again.
Your Self Coach
You have to be a detective observing your own life. I recommend you develop your own self coach, be an observer in your life as if you're sitting on your own shoulder, watching your life.
Soon, and you'll have a list of triggers that start the tracks.
Change your Perspective
Next, you want to take steps to change your perspective on each of these elements you discovered.
Can you reframe each one and give it a different meaning?
Change your perspective.
Talk to your psyche about seeing your spouse leave every morning.
How you know she or he needs two briefcases because their work involves a lot of documents and you're so grateful your spouse has a great job.
Knowing that being caught in the cold is a track because it makes you feel helpless, you can remind yourself to bring a sweater every time you go outside for a walk.
Then, congratulate yourself for taking charge and being proactive.
Your psyche, your innate intelligence will hear this.
And pretty soon being cold is no longer associated with being helpless and the program won't turn on.
Also figure out how to change your relationship to the cold.
Maybe you can take up a winter sport and then you start to look forward to being out in the cold.
Talk to your brain, to your psyche.
Your psyche - your innate intelligence that is part of your subconscious will hear you and it will learn to understand the blue car, the cold, etc are not the culprit.
It's what your psyche has associated with the gluten that needs to be reframed.
Thank your psyche for sending the alarm.
Gluten is Not the Problem
Every time you eat bread, however, you're not 20 anymore in the middle of an awful breakup.
This helps you make peace with the bread because your symptoms are not about the food.
Give yourself time to do all of this. And if you get stuck connect with the GNM consultant to help you figure out what to do next,
GNMCare - Coming Soon!
I'm starting at GNM clinic called GNMcare, where you can connect with a GNM consultant to help you with this process and get the answers you need.
Also, if it's in your best interest, not to resolve a conflict because the post-conflict phase will be too intense. the GNM consultant can help you figure this out.
I hope this has been helpful! Write in the comments below and let me know! And thanks so much for tuning in. I'll see you next time
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