Here’s a great introduction to Dr. Kim D’Eramo’s highly recommended work…
As fabulous as this work is, you can tell by the name that “Mindbody” concepts come out of the “Left Brain,” and tend to put the Emotional Body in a sort of secondary position. Yes, Presence and Witnessing are important parts of the “Mindbody Connection,” but the Feelbody and Feelmind connections are equally important. The astrological Square is a Challenge to Hupers because we must integrate three Energies, not just two, and in cultures that emphasizes the “rational” and “logical,” we don’t have much Experience at dealing with non-Dual Energies. Even if we try to rephrase into the Mindfeelbody or Feelbodymind or Bodyfeelmind Connection, we get stuck on the order, and ordinals are just more linear thinking.
The underlying fundamental is that Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual; Energetic and Material; Dynamic and Magnetic; Feminine and Masculine; Creative, Stabilizing, and Changing are not different Realms or Levels of Reality, they’re different Perspectives on the same Underlying Reality.
This seems to be difficult for people to grasp. The Underlying Reality is Unitary and Indivisible. It’s only the intellect that dissects it in order to try to understand it better. Unfortunately, dissection kills what’s being dissected. “Reductionism,” it’s called by its critics. The positive thing about intellectual dissection, is that it’s possible to leave the dissected entity alive. Possible, but given our Habituated way of thinking, very rare. We need to start practicing Reintegration. One way to do that is what Castaneda called “Cognitive Dissonance,” the ability to hold multiple mutually-contradictory Perspectives in mind at once.
Contradiction is a Duality, Either/Or, and we know that Reality is on the other hand Both/And, multifarious and multidimensional. So,”logically,” “cognitively,” we know that holding Contradictions is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. And in fact, if we ask our friends to be honest with us, they can point out how each of us lives in a wilderness of Contradiction – we all condemn in Others what we most dislike about ourselves, at the same time that we’re compelled to Act just that same way. We give it another name when they do it, to keep ourself Safe from Cognitive Dissonance. “We” – our Conscious Ego – can’t Control our Unconscious Shadow, so if we admit that the Shadow is ours, we either have to quit condemning Others, or endure Cognitive Dissonance.
So I say, Celebrate Cognitive Dissonance. Start small. Next time you squash a Bug, think “All Life Is Sacred” while you’re squashing. Next time you start to Experience Anxiety, think “Life Always Unfolds in Perfect Harmony” while fully accepting your Anxiety – in fact, amplify your Anxiety. Alternately scream “O My God We’re All Going to Die!” and “Thank God We’ll Finally be Relieved of All This Anxiety!” If Hupers ever hope to get in Synch with the World of Nature – which is probably necessary for our Survival as a species – we’re going to have to Live and Breathe Contradiction and Cognitive Dissonance.