by Zachary Feder
Cayce once said that if you cleansed the mind and lived a pure life for seven years you would become a light unto the world. Today science tells us that it takes exactly this amount of time for all the cells in the human body to reproduce themselves. In seven years we actually become an entirely new human being. We don’t even have to do anything. The change happens on its own. The only question that perhaps remains is - how much are we willing to give to this change? How many other parts of ourselves are we willing to transform along side it? Every seven years the cells in our body are different, but what else is?
When I read this quote in Sydney Kirkpatrick’s sterling biography Edgar Cayce, American Prophet - it stood out as one of the most vital messages to us given by source. In the final years of Cayce’s life, he asked those around him what they all ultimately wanted. Their answer was simple. Transformation.
“If you want to know what you have to work on just look around you,” When I first heard Kevin Todeschi say this it rang true for me. Clearly the most important question to ask oneself on the road to personal development is - what are my triggers? Who are my triggers? Under what circumstances am I losing my trust, my faith, my love? When we are triggered in daily life it is usually not an isolated incident. We have often seen the stimulae that is triggering us before. More often than not we have met with it many, many times. Jealousy, fear, insecurity. Most of us know our triggers intimately. We know where our skin is thinnest.
When events trigger us today we often feel overwhelmed. A sudden rush of emotion that we find ourselves unable to navigate in. But it is perfectly normal. The wave has been building for years. What triggers us today are usually only the very last of a long line of events that have been stacked for years upon a first. Upon a single initial event that created the trauma originally. One that was never addressed, never healed, and so remained in the psyche continuing to be reinforced by the stacking of every subsequent similar trauma until a wound had been created that was so sore, and so sensitive, that even someone brushing past it could set it off. In common parlance we call these stacked triggers our buttons.
In the coming months the A.R.E. will begin an enquiry into the infrastructure of the ‘trigger’. A series of presentations designed to show how the revisiting of past trauma and a healing of original trauma is the only way to free oneself from the past. Above all it will attempt to provide individuals with a way to create a solid emotional foundation upon which further personal development and in particular meditation can flourish.
With the arrival of our 12th anniversary the A.R.E. has a further two years before its second ‘cellular’ change has taken place. Please consider revisiting the center today or visiting our website to support the cause of positive transformation.
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