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The Origin of Stress: The Busy Treadmill

The Origin of Stress: The Busy Treadmill Almine

The imbalance of doingness and hyperactivity versus beingness and repose has several causes. One of the primary ones, however, finds its origin in the subpersonalities. The model of the subpersonalities replicates the smallest building blocks of life: the subatomic particles. They in turn are microcosmic representations of the macrocosm. We live inside a massive tube torus— a doughnut shape that folds in and out on itself and spins. Native Americans call these in-and-out pulsations the red road (like blood that flows away from the heart) and the blue road (the venous system back to the heart). They are called inbreaths and outbreaths of God by Hindu traditions.

Because we are all in different realities, like different slices of bread that together make up a loaf, we may choose to step out of this turning and spinning torus. The person whose reality participates in the spinning is in linear time— the cause of stress, aging, and disease. The centrifugal force of a treadmill leaks resources in much the same way that a spin-dryer removes moisture from laundry. The in-and-out movement, coupled with the boundaries formed by belief systems and worldviews, dictate a life that is cyclical and limited in the experiences that can be enjoyed. These limitations form the mortal boundaries that imprison most of humanity. The cycles formed by this limited life are found in many forms, with life and death incarnations being the largest, and sleeping and awakening being the smallest. Mystics teach that challenges and victories come in seven-, thirteen-, and twentyyear cycles.

There is, however, another significant factor that urges us to step off the treadmill. The cosmos, or the life of an individual, spins around a center like a spinning top or a gyroscope. In your life, it is your embodiment—you. If we live in polarity, this motion also provides the energy and power needed to sustain life, since polarity cuts us off from the inexhaustible supply of resources from Source. To keep us energized, life keeps the energy-producing tube torus spinning by exerting pressure on the center— you. This constitutes the reason our lives have been riddled with opposition. The more steeped we are in belief systems and hence the more programmed our behavior is, the more life pressures us to change by providing opposition. Belief systems thicken the walls of our cocoon and cut us off from the supply of resources from Source even more, thus making it necessary for life to spin even faster. The increased motion is accomplished by increased pressure on the center point.