Awareness Redirection Mechanisms
Awareness Reduction Mechanisms are strategies that Bodily Ego can use to reduce awareness of itself, its physical and mental condition, the "room" that it's in, and the condition of its life. ARMS are typically deployed in order to reduce pain, suffering, guilt, shame, and the disjuncture that arises from internal misalignment or external violence and abuse.
There are three basic "modes of operation" (RRIP)
- Awareness Reduction Mechanisms - reduce awareness to avoid perceiving disjunctive realities, or feeling disjunctive emotions.
- Awareness Redirection Mechanisms - redirect awareness to avoid perceiving disjunctive realities, or feeling disjunctive emotions
- Informational Positioning - repositioning reality. For example, converting the feelings to anger and resentment, and then blaming the victim. "Sure I beat you as a child, but so what. You're just too weak to handle it."
The acronym could be, very appropriately, RRIP. Reduction, Redirection, Informational Positioning