OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) – The Breach of Trust

OCD is triggered due to a breach of trust. It has two clear components a) obsessive thoughts b) compulsive thoughts. Compulsive thoughts are the one, which triggers in our mind on their own and we have poor control over their arrival in our conscious mind.

We all have such thoughts all the time due to the disturbance in the emotional body but since the mind is balanced, as the normal person, we can control them and focus on normal life. However, it is an effort. When the intensity and periodicity of such compulsive thoughts become higher and reach a critical mass, they turn obsessive and our control on them is now very fragile.

Compulsive thoughts trigger a state of depression and that further triggers loss of control on the mind leading it towards obsessive thoughts.

In your childhood, if you saw your parents fighting, you grow up with fragile trust in the relationship, feeling unsafe and always trying to be on guard to protect yourself. It gets stored in your subconscious as a belief and when you are in a relationship, any single sign of relationship breaking away alarms you by triggering your belief in the subconscious to trigger thoughts to protect your emotional body which does not want to feel unsafe and lonely again.

Being suspicious about your partner and not trusting is the direct form of OCD, however, OCD appears in many mundane tasks such as obsession to clean the house a few times a day, repeatedly checking house is locked or not. Such occurrence of behaviours is a case, where a person does not have enough courage to accept the breach of trust and its pain and can not speak about it to the person with whom he perceived breach of trust. Driven by self-pity, diverts OCD towards such behaviour. Regardless, it remains an issue connected with Trust.

Obsessiveness and compulsiveness are two different symptoms of this disorder. Obsessiveness comes from the high ego which has the desire to retain the relationship (survival) and compulsiveness comes from the root cause of trauma (causing insecurity) in childhood. Hence it is the combination of greater need to survive combined with insecurity. The desire to survive remains the single most positive factor in restoring the patient in our treatment.

This is not considered a serious kind of disorder. there is the simple process to reverse the disorder over a period of 3 to 6 weeks to restore their balance of Emotion-Mind-Body and once restores, trauma is converted into pain and acceptance of pain leads to the cure.

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While drawing our algorithm, we start with identifying our symptoms. Do we look at our symptoms of today or from our childhood? Our tendencies also seem like they are about today and not from our childhood. How should I interpret this?

You can start with identifying your symptoms today and make your Algorithm identifying your Lack, Tendency and Pattern. It may seem like the tendencies are loud and clear today. This is only because as an adult, you are either more aware of it, or the tendency is more pronounced. However, if you go back to that age group of 7-14, you will find that the same tendency existed back then as well.  

For example – your lack is abandonment and so your tendency is need to prove/ excel. As an adult, you try extremely hard to prove yourself at work, but maybe as a ten-year-old you wanted to make sure that you win a colouring competition or feel worthy by collecting the maximum number of berries or fruits. 

 So, you would notice how the nature of tendency existed even back then – sometimes subtly, sometimes pronounced. It is just a matter of developing sensitivity to recognize it in that time and space. However, you can always work with current scenarios. 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  2. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness. 

After finding my LTP and mapping my algorithm, I can see how I have suffered in my childhood and continue to do so. What can I do to remedy this and reverse my suffering?

 Since you are seeking the cure, you must know that state of meditation is the state of cure. The more you are in this state, the more you move towards light, thus curing your suffering.  

All the things which come into your awareness, must now be attended to by Observing your breath. For process of attending to what has surfaced, refer to Ques no 8 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  1. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness.