(c) Terry Floyd Johnson, 2014

Carl Jung told us there were two types of people, introverts and extroverts, others define them as Type A or Type B, type a being the go getter, who can’t rest, but has to be doing something all the time.

Introverts, or type bs are laid back, and some have a hard time dealing with the world, preferring their own environment- they’ve created, for themselves, more than being in the world; they are outside looking in.

This can be good or bad- an example of it being negative is shyness, when a person is so into not being in the world, they literally shut down, when they have to talk to those outside of their environment, where they reside, in comfort, rather than fear, but this quickly gives away to wanting to be able to function in the world, rather than not functioning and feeling left out, and inadequate to deal with the world and its wonders.

Here we see, each of these are in fact a choice pattern to symbolize, where the person is at within themselves. They create their own world, and either love it, or deny their creation, and feel they are in a prison, etc.

Some create these environments to be free of pain, loneliness, crimes committed against them, and so on.

A key to helping to work through these are to remember what you are feeling now about the incident, isn’t the incident happening right now, but is your memory of it, so you created it, and you can work with it and resolve it by working aspect by aspect, with a memory, and not the incident itself.

Role playing is another good way of dealing with memory- which is seen as happening right now, even though it happened before where the person is now. Role playing, a Gestalt technique, uses two chairs, one is you, and the other is the element of the incident you want to work on, thereby, leaving out other aspects, until you’re ready to deal with them.

Don’t push yourself; love yourself, and know you will work through each aspect, when you’re ready, no one is pushing you, you do it to your own drumming. Remember you aren’t going through it now, but only the memory of it, thus you control the images, the emotions, and so on.

You are the Producer, Director and Writer- and as such you can alter, or work through all of it, till you can close the last scene and be free of the memory.

You are the creator of your life, and what happens in it, by how you view or work through problems, incidents, crimes, etc.. Memories are symbols of what happened, and symbols can be worked with, and let go of, as you see what it represents, and deal with the representation, as well.

I recommend- Bodymind, by Ken Dychtwald; Joy- by Will Schultz; Gestalt therapy- Nightmares and Dreams by Fritz Perls; Wilhelm Reich Vol II Introduction to Orgone Energy by Wilhelm Reich; and books by Alexander Lowen and Stanley Krippner, BioEnergetics by Alexander Lowen; Character analysis by Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Technique by Alexander, Awareness by John O’Steven; etc.

I have books, as well, but I haven’t published them yet, when I do I will let you know.

May the Microcosmic Force be with you!