Resistance: Fear and Defiance as Guardians
At the pain threshold: existential panic and fear of death
Once the "pain threshold" is reached, any approach to the sore point activates resistance and protective mechanisms. The more substantial the problem, the stronger the barrier that has to be overcome. This can even trigger existential feelings such as maximum panic or fear of death.
Resistance and defence
When trying to deal with the pain and allow it, a mountain of inner resistance piles up. On closer examination, it emerges, together with the defence mechanisms, as a repetitive pattern.
Protective mechanisms: fear, defiance and aggression
Inner guards have been installed that have the purpose of protecting against renewed pain and negative feelings. This mostly unconscious defence has its justification up to a certain point and is intended to ensure continued "functioning".
The ego as dark ruler
But often such mechanisms have become "self-perpetuating" and have installed their own dynamics of power. Behind this is ultimately the ego or the pain body, which has built up its kingdom of terror via negativity in the shadows. Also, the ego is neither interested in the truth nor does it want a change in the situation, because that would mean the end of its power, then it would be "exposed".
Negative energy from the shadows
As long as the injury remains repressed and unrecognised as a cause, it works its way into life from the shadows with negative energy. This leads to problematic reactions and spontaneous behaviour. However, because these "feel right", they are usually rationalised and justified afterwards, by putting forward seemingly "objective reasons" (s. Strong emotions and the unconscious).
Thus it is almost impossible to tackle the difficulties. With regard to the real problem, which has triggered a fire or an explosion from the unconscious, one continues to "grope in the dark" and at best engages in symptom control.