Do Toxic Engrams Dissolve?
Re: Atom, do people sometimes find a trauma dissolves when the source of the trauma dies?
I’ve seen it go both ways.
Mostly it goes in the opposite direction.
It’s called a Death Imprint, and I’ve seen it last for over fifty years.
One woman in her eighties had become a Death Therapist (going so far as to study with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross) due to the death of her son when she was in her twenties.
Another woman in her forties or so had a Death Imprint from her childhood from attending a grandparent’s funeral.
When couples break up, it’s a lot lighter than death, but they demonstrate the principle.
When relationships go south, Cognitive Shocks can last for decades past the death of the source of the trauma.
I met a chiropractor in the 1990s who had been divorced from his wife since the 1940s.
She frowned on him smoking his cigars, so he routinely stood in front of a black-and-white photo of her in a bathing suit to smoke his stogies.
His carpet was an eighth-of-an-inch deep in cigar ashes! The stubborn old coot refused to clean it.
Then there was the exception to the rule.
I was Body Dowsing a client who always had a pressurized, traumatized left side: it had loosened completely.
“Wow! What happened?” I asked. “The pressure is completely gone on your left side.”
“Yep, it’s my boyfriend. I finally kicked the SOB out, and good riddance!”