(Editor's Note: This was originally published on Facebook on March 14, 2020, in specialized groups for bodymindspirit therapists as the coronavirus pandemic was accelerating in the United States and globally)
Hello everyone in the group,
I hope you all are doing well and keeping safe and finding some peace in the midst of it all. So, if you're interested, the world's events at the moment are a good example of complexity at work if you're interested in reviewing some of the stuff we talked about in the CST Working with Chronic Depletion class.
Using the terms of complexity (as a fun reminder):
The global system is currently in the midst of a "large event" as it goes through a “tipping point” into a massive “phase shift”. Dominating the phase shift are "positive feedback loops" causing "cascading failures" in the old phase of the system.
It’s 7:30 am Monday morning. Julia wakes up with an aching pain in her jaw and her neck is stiff. It’s hard to get out of bed knowing she has another day of pain ahead of her. This has been happening for years. The pain ebbs and flows in intensity but it never goes away.
She skips the bagel for breakfast,as much as she wants to eat it. She decides that it’s not worth the pain. The chewy bread sends electrical shocks of pain in her ear, cheek and jaw. Instead she sticks to soft foods like yogurt. At lunch she leaves the carrots and nuts on her plate for the same reason. Almonds were once her favorite food. Julia is frustrated with the constant pain and has begun feeling limited in her food choices.