THE UNDERSTANDING OF AEQ METHOD LEVEL 1 AND THE INSIGHTS GAINED
I’ve been diving into my inner world for a few years now and my desire is to understand why we act the way we act and why we feel the way we feel. The AEQ method helps understand this, and much more, because with the knowledge of physics, psychology, physiology and anatomy, and above all by feeling your own body, you can detect your realistic state and how much your body is really connected to your mind – the size of the gap between the reality and the desired state. With conscious learning, sensing and directing attention into the most efficient and orderly movement possible, we gradually change our subconscious patterns so that we can begin to achieve our goals and therefore a full and joyful life.
Any pain and disorderly movements indicate entropy in the body and the presence of sensory-motor atrophy. Sensory-motor atrophy means we’ve lost control of a certain movement, and we don’t even feel it. Due to SMA (sensory information from the body does not enter the conscious part of the nervous system), we cannot consciously feel and consequently do not control parts of the body which leads to rigid and unresponsive muscles and uncoordinated movement which, sooner or later, leads to pain.
SMA is more or less present in all people in the developed world because of the rapid lifestyle, progress and comfort that has led us to focus our attention less on the body and its effective movement, and more onto our progress outside the body. In addition, our chronically contracted muscles also contain stressful situations from our childhood, long-term burdens, various injuries that have caused us to change our movement patterns, and difficult traumatic experiences. Yes, our body has memory and all of this affects our behavior, our responses and the way we experience life, whether we are aware of it or not. Only when we become aware of our current realistic situation, when we perceive something, we can then begin the path to change. Our path, when supported by the AEQ method, is permanent and holistic, but also difficult and strenuous because coping with subconscious patterns is never pleasant. With AEQ exercises, we dive into the depths of our bodies and regain our lost parts, which we lost somewhere along the way due to various situations…. The better the contact you have with your body, the more answers you find in yourself, and the less you look for them outside of yourself.
The mind (ego) plays only old familiar songs, while the contact with your body awakens new and fresh melodies.
With the help of AEQ exercises we simulate three general reflex patterns that are an adaptation of man to stress. Each of these reflexes is useful, but due to long exposure these patterns then get recorded in the subconscious, and such movement and action is no longer under our conscious control and therefore becomes inappropriate and leads to entropy. The reflex of green light, red light and the trauma reflex are determined by distinctive postures and associated movement, as well as behavior. I have noticed with myself that we mostly have one reflex that marks us the most, and below it, another reflex can show up later when in a particular muscle group SMA lessens – I’ve noticed how, by correcting my posture, so that it wouldn’t be too obviously in the red light, the green light reflex appeared.
I noticed how, through executing AEQ exercises and lessening SMA, heavy emotions come out simultaneously. I was often in touch with anger that was triggered by my partner, which originated from childhood neglect. The very realization that the partner is not actually guilty of anything can make things easier and speed up the pattern processing. Underneath this pattern, I felt a sticky feeling in my diaphragm, a feeling that does not allow me to stand up straight with pride and does not allow me to breathe fully and live my life to the fullest. It won’t let me in the forefront, because in my childhood home I was invisible and irrelevant. Inside the diaphragm lies this fear, fear from living a joyful life to the fullest.
It is only when you really feel and connect your physical condition with the situation of your childhood and your subconscious patterns, when you dive into them and relive the pain that you’ve experienced, you can fully understand how important the first few years of childhood really are and how strongly children perceive their parents. Only after doing that, would we be fit for parenting!
We are all running away from pain – the easiest thing to do is to eat a pill to avoid it – it’s much harder to look the truth in the eye. But pain always tries to tell us something! In fact, with the help of pain, the body screams – it screams because it wants to be heard, listened to, and wants that we dive into it and change what is required so that we can to move closer to the syntropy.
Anja Jarkovič, Teacher of AEQ Method® Level 1