Presented here are inter-related but distinct perspectives examining the influence of evolution on the qualities and characteristics of our structure and function. The path our species followed as it progressed from our origin as a single-celled organism to the complex creatures we have become constrains the possibilities of our form, thereby determining the potentials of our function (Homology). The models presented here present three perspectives of our evolutionary journey: the path our species followed; the physiology we evolved by following this path; our discovery and exploitation of the intrinsic potentials of the space in which this journey unfolded.
These models, by both necessity and intention, are superficial studies of the underlying material. They attempt to climb above the profound complexity of the inter-related systems to catch a glimpse of the whole from perspectives that may find some utility, both therapeutically and in clarifying our place as inhabitants of the system. It is this writer’s opinion that an accurate “meta” perspective is often missing from our political and social engineering discourse and decision making processes.
An overview of the material presented here:
THE THREE MODELS PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE
Dimensional Paradigms illustrate waypoints on the evolutionary expedition of mastery of our ancestral lineage. This exploration occurred incrementally one dimension at a time – our ancestors did not magically appear fully utilizing four-dimensional space-time but rather clawed their way first into persistence in Time, and then entering into first one spatial dimension, and then sequentially more complex combinations of the spatial dimensions as they advanced along their evolutionary path. We have so far mastered four dimensions – three spatial and one temporal. Given that 95% of our surroundings are currently unknowable (Dark Matter and Energy) suggests that Life’s expedition into increasingly dimensionally complex possibilities continues. The Scientific Revolution can be regarded as Life’s ongoing creativity at poking at the limits of four-dimensional space-time for another nook or cranny that it may be able to evolve into.
THE FOUR CORES
Examining Dimensional Evolution physiologically reveal four distinct “Cores” that are unique to our lineage, illuminating our current form back to the origin of All Living Things. Analyzing human structure and function from the vantage point of these Cores may facilitate clarity of comprehension of their unique roles and more strategic physical therapeutic interventions.
Examining the Dimensional Paradigms from an energetic perspective reveals Archetypal frameworks. These frameworks constrain evolution as categorically as the physical dimensions but are not physical. Archetypes are the intrinsic guide-rails of the evolution of our lineage and, like the spatial dimensions, exist regardless of whether Living Things had invoked them.
Our development from an embryo until about age twenty-five follows the path of our ancestral evolutionary progression through this dimensional labyrinth. If our evolutionary progression unfolds innately, each layer establishes a firm foundation for further maturation. However, if this sequence is disrupted, development continues but unfolds while compensating for the irregularity as best it can. These compensations become “locked-in” as they embed in the framework underlying more complex movements and behaviors, requiring more energy to express an inhibited range of options. The result is an experience of diminished competence and safety.
Dysregulated behavior expresses as a reaction to being challenged that employs embedded compensations, where instead of fluidly adapting, there is a reactive/protective compensatory response. “Adaptive Capacity” is a model this author uses to diagram this boundary where we transition from responding to reacting. Compensations are the consequence of our physiology and/or neurology engaging before it has fully matured. Further development is then established on top of this shaky foundation – learning to walk before we have fully evolved our crawling reflexes is a typical example. Compensations then become “fixed” in our physiology – integrated into the system as part of our experience of who we are.
Once an incomplete developmental maturation process has been identified, training to enable further maturation of expression of that process will consequently enable all of the more complex processes extending therefrom to readjust to the higher potential competency. Liberated from compensation, we experience improved health, energy, and mental clarity. The framework enabled by dissecting dimensional evolution indexes diagnostic and therapeutic tools into manageable divisions. One method for determining these correlations is by implementing a Developmental Assessment designed to subjectively category dysregulated structural/functional attributes:
Associated with the Developmental Assessment are collections of exercises, activities, and themes collated to the assessment results. The relevant tools can be accessed either through the Survey or through the material on this website using this index: