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The List of Complexes

A human head with six bubble thoughts of limitation, fear, lies, superiority, perfection, and shame.

Through a process of self review, Deborah Bravandt identified specific thoughts that link to specific emotions that link to specific mindsets, ultimately creating complexes. Dr. Carl Jung defined complexes as knots on the mind that create foreign behavior. I chose to use his label “complexes” to be consistent with his psychological term. I identified twenty complexes through a form of self review.

Twenty complexes were identified by Deborah through a form of visual meditation in which she watched a program enter her body, tracing the program to its destination in the Chinese meridians. Thoughts were pulled into parts of the brain known as the pineal gland, pituitary gland, medulla oblongata, and hypothalamus by way of intent in order to understand the thoughts the other person who was projecting at her during the original chaotic moment. Emotions were traced by feeling them activate and build in the belly region. Mindsets were traced to the area behind the heart composed of the Governing Vessel and Bladder Meridian. During each analogical experience review, the message was clear; the same thoughts created the same emotion created the same mindset consistently.


Shame is a concept of having done something, either intentionally or unintentionally, as dishonorable, disreputable, and reproachful. It leads to a person feeling accused and thus angry. Anger is an inability to resolve the original intent. For example, you may have given $10,000 to a lover who betrayed your trust by labeling you in public as crazy for believing in something unconventional. Anger is an emotional reaction of remorse for trusting that person who never believed in you originally and thus, never deserved your earnings and dedicated efforts. You feel the sense of self sabotage in that you trashed hard earned money and wasted your love on a person who never loved you in return.


Failure is an idea of missing the mark in the creation of a goal. If the failure occurs, such as creating a business that fails and results in bankruptcy, it leads to an emotional response of guilt. Guilt is an emotional reaction of responsibility. A person may feel guilty for using his or her savings to advertise a business, leading to continual failure of profitability. Over time, the guilt may build due to use of credit cards. It may be guilt for wasting time on a venture that simply didn’t succeed. It results in rage or wrath. It is amplified at an individual or self who originally encouraged the goal.


Rejection is powerful because one person wants and desires a person who does not want him or her. It creates a link through disrespect, which activates obsession. Obsession can mimic the “in love” sensation but it is only emptiness within the vessel of obsession. Obsession is like a sociopathic person treating the lover like an object. The lover does not understand how devalued he or she is in the eyes of the emotionally disconnected person because the lover only feels deep, abiding love that is not returned.


Superiority is a belief in being special, such as being better than another person based upon your social connections, intelligence, money, race, sexuality, or belief systems. It is a concluding thought based in circumstances. It leads to disgust. For example, a Christian may feel disgusted when a member of his or her church comes out as gay or a lesbian. Yet, disgust is disguised in something shocking. Disgust is linked to lust. To have lust is to covet another person’s body, gifts, money, knowledge, possessions, sexuality, freedom, etc. Lust is a so-called superior person’s desire to own you. If you attempt to break free from the disgust, the so-called special person will lust to control you. Lust is a prison for many non-sexual Christians wishing to control others who desire a normal, healthy sexual life.


Depression starts from a deeply rooted idea, that as a human being, you are a sinner. Even if you are not religious, sin is a belief that you have violated some internal law of ethics, which causes an inability to regain your divine state of love. Violation and disobedience to a higher power, god, patriarchal system, or archetype is another definition. Again, the god or archetype may not even exist, but it exists in your mind, thus the disobedience is real in your mind. It’s the idea that you have broken an internal rule that separates you from delivery of a promise. This creates depression, which is a long standing feeling of pain due to permanent loss. It is not short term loss. It is complete loss that can never be returned. Loss is something equivalent to loss of a love through death or divorce, loss of equivalent or higher income upon due to a bankruptcy that wasn’t your fault, or loss of respect that can never be regained due to a powerful lie. The pain of depression is felt so deeply as the result is permanent, and permanency is difficult to accept.


Fear is a force that causes humans to fight for their life, to compete to avoid loss, to move mountains in order to sustain breathe. Fear is really just a tool to create aggression. Aggression is an emotion that varies in different forms, such as moodiness, irritation, and tension. Aggression is a false protection against the mindset most avoided. Sadness is hopelessness, anguish, dysphoria, restlessness, and listlessness.


Betrayal is shocking. No one expects his or her private life to be a tool to be attacked or assaulted. A person that knows your hidden fears, doubts, and vulnerability can use these against you. If a person exposes your secrets, it feels like a violation. It creates humiliation. The two lead to a desire to retreat from negative attention into isolation. It is the desire to regain privacy in solitude.


Judgment is based in laws of the land, laws of a culture, and laws of a religion. It is the follow up thought when you are determined a felon, sinner, wrongful, and violator of the law. A closeted pastor who preaches the evils of homosexuality yet secretly hires a male escort in his private time is a hypocrite. The truth of the duplicity reveals disgrace. Disgrace exposes weakness, powerlessness, and vulnerability. The negative exposure will lead to loss of a job, income, relationship, respect, friendship, health, and even desire to live.


To condemn, victimize, bully, or abuse is a form of control based in cruelty. The goal is to control another person by compromising his or her free will choice through self worth. To abuse is to poison another person. To condemn is to scream obscenities without remorse. To victimize is to physically abuse another human being. It creates diminishment, regression, and decrease. If a person takes two steps forward, the abuser will cause the victim to step four steps back. It leads to worthlessness. Control is sustained as long as the abused person feels his or her life is meaningless. Worthlessness is an attack on the person’s self esteem and ability to value his or her life.


Deception is the creation of a fixed result through force, manipulation, control, and exploitation. It’s crossing a line of ethics to get a desired goal. It’s pre-determing the winner of a boxing game in order to get gain. It’s rigging an election to force a winning candidate. It’s putting a sex tape online to attract an audience and income. When the audience is intelligent, it sees through the deception that an athlete, politician, and reality star have simply degraded themselves to get gain. Undeservedness is the result of degradation. The person may have achieved fame, glory, and money, but he or she is considered cheap, contemptible, and debased.


Pride is arrogance. Pride leads to disdain of a group of people, idea, or person, which is scorn, insolence, snobbishness, and derision. The emotion of disdain leads to a prejudicial mindset. Prejudice is sexism, ageism, racism, discrimination, partiality, and contempt. To be prejudiced is to keep a running list of all the people less than you, which sets a person apart in their own tower of limits. Prejudice is self righteousness and unfairness.


Lying is dishonesty, deception, evasion, fiction, slander, liability, defamation, and falsehood. When a person lies, anxiety will automatically be the response. If a person believes another person’s deception, it will also create anxiety in the believer. When a person lies, the liar will feel anxiety as well. The result is a stagnant, immobile, passive, and stuck reality. Lies make it difficult to move forward.


In a world that is built on comparisons, humans naturally seek to differentiate themselves from one another. This setting oneself apart is a form of separating humans by money, awards, beauty, gifts, and everything is comparison based on limitation. It creates jealousy. Jealousy leads to resentment. Resentment is animosity, antagonism, bitterness, cynicism, malice, grudge, malignity, and rancor.


Competition is the governing power of life, creating distinct beliefs in labels of “winners” and “losers.” All competition leads to a desire for more. As an example, a salesman wins a big contract. He is a winner, praised, and honored by his company. He quickly feels the desire to celebrate by buying a new car for himself and his significant other. He might be overwhelmed during the fight for the new contract. He might be overwhelmed with his purchases after he won the contract. Now he is in a state of need for more to survive. The ultimate goal is to avoid mortality. What if I don’t make enough? What if I am not as good as people say? What if I fail to pay my car payments? It is the fight to escape death.


Punishment is chastisement, chastening, hurting, and correcting a person through harm. Once a law, belief, contract, or vow has been broken, punishment is the force of power to control. Punishment leads to distress, grief, and misery. Distress is more intense when the punishment is not deserving or necessary, which is often the case in this reality. It leads to a conclusion of regret. If you married a man that gambled away your savings and credit, it would lead to regretting the marriage and all kind acts shown to this man. If you donated money to a friend’s charity who would later discredit you unfairly, you would regret knowing this friend. Regret is painful as it is based in a desire for an apology that never comes. Regret is painful as the sorrow is only understood by you. Regret is painful as the heartache leads to avoidance of joy.


Perfection is the idea that nothing in your life could ever go wrong. Perfection is the idea excellence, precision, and completion. Even if a person achieves a level of precision linked to perfection, the bar of perfection will be raised and thus never obtainable. Unobtainable is elusive, unattainable, distant, and impassable. This leads to grief. A perfect marriage dissolves. An employee is laid off from a perfect job when technology makes the job obsolete. Grief is heartache, lamentation, and bereavement. It leads to inferiority. All relationships become inferior. All jobs or income levels become inferior. Inferiority is secondary, subordinate, and menial.


Neglect halts progress, such as attending a college course or reading a manual that seems beyond your learning capability. Neglect will create a sensation of being in limbo like purgatory. Neglect will lead to abandonment or failure of the avoided course, which leads to embarrassment for refusing to face reality. Doubt is the mindset that both causes forward action as well as belief in learning, creativity, and action. Doubt is hesitation, disbelief, and uncertainty of one’s knowledge, gifts, and abilities. You will doubt passing the class, graduating, and choosing a career. Doubt is painful because it becomes impossible to trust your decisions.


Revenge is rancor, malevolence, and vindictiveness based in the idea that someone has wronged you therefore you must counter attack. The person who seeks reprisal wants to harm because he or she feels a loss, impairment, or damage, whether true or false. It creates shock. The person who receives the attack does not see it coming. Shock is an emotional impact much like a jolt, earthquake, or crash. It should not have happened, yet it happened. It rolls over you like a wave over and over, paralyzing motion and action. Shock is disabling and confusing. It is linked to denial. Denial is negation of responsibility. Someone refuses ownership. The cheating wife who received the results of revenge may deny that her husband defamed her publicly. The husband who enacted the revenge may deny his inner cruelty, which is why his wife left him for another man. Denial is avoidance and self deception. It is the belief, “My partner was bad but I was good. Since my partner left, I must hurt my partner.” Denial is negation of one’s own imperfection, fallibility, and unkindness. Choosing self awareness, forgiveness, and self responsibility is emotional intelligence.


Greed is a hunger for excess. Greed is based in selfishness in which the greedy one craves more food, money, sex, and attention at the expense of another person. It is ravenous behavior without remorse, caution, or responsibility. A man who spends his wife’s savings on his gambling addiction is greed. A woman who spends credit on plastic surgery without intending to repay is greed. A mentor who claims to be enlightened to all her followers yet privately lies about her clients due to jealousy is also gaining through greed. Greed leads to hatred. The victim may hate the greedy one, or the greedy one may hate the victim when the victim says, “No more.” Greed is rarely sustained, which leads to lack. Lack is scarcity, reduction, decrease, shortfall, or absence, such as lack of income, lack of trust, lack of love, lack of joy, lack of purpose, or lack of determination. Greed kills hope.


Manifestation is life. You set goals and intentions in order to take action in order to attract that which you desire. All manifestations have expectation at the core. Expectation is not unhealthy, yet it can lead to imbalance when the results are not accepted. Disappointment can feel like a blow to the head, like bad luck, misfortune, and disaster. When disappointment of the desired outcome is not released, it creates blame. Blame is an attack, denunciation, castigation, and incrimination towards the self or another person. Blames rejects the message, which is the imperfection of power, people, and events. No one manifests perfectly. Let go of blame.

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