Thoughts, memories, and emotions override the power of the body’s perfect intelligence by forcing the program to respond to a situation that is not really life-threatening, even though the survival instinct believes it is. We call it Subconscious Emotional Memory Override (or SEMO for short), and it’s not part of the intent of the master program.
The original master program allowed for responses only to physical situations, not mental ones that we create. We have evolved into beings that respond to our environment with the same emotions that our ancestors did; only the environment today is not life-threatening. Not paying the bills won’t kill you. The feeling of fear you experience is the same, but it is felt for way too long. It is unrelenting and harmful. The feeling comes from your mind/memory, not the actual physical world as perceived by the five senses.
Here’s how it works: You have an experience that causes you to worry. Let’s say you worry and worry that you aren’t going to be able to pay the rent this month. Some of us are really good worriers, being able to worry about the rent in the morning when we get up, at noon while we eat lunch, and some more when we go to bed at night. This is a problem enough in itself, but the real problem is that it is not all by itself.
In fact, you have worried before, in the past. You worried that you wouldn’t pass the test, that little Joey would get sick, that your mom would fall and break her hip, or something similar. The point is, the rent is not your first experience with worry. So, here’s what happens. Your brain identifies the “worry.” It takes this new rent worry and stacks it neatly in the memory bank designed for worry, the “worry column.” This column is actually formed in stair steps, except each step is a different size. Little worries form little steps, while big worries form giant steps. A point of interest here is that each emotion has its own stair-stepping column in your memory. And every emotion produces certain chemicals that your body must respond to, according to the master program, to survive.
At some point, you reach a level where your body is in such a state of worry that these chemicals are constantly produced. You have reached Subconscious Emotional Memory Override. You don’t even have to think about your rent worry or your test worry, or any other particular worry. When you are in Subconscious Emotional Memory Override, chemicals are produced, and your body must respond. This overproduction of chemicals uniquely manifests within each of us through various ailments, symptoms, and diseases. And every emotion has its own stair-stepping column. Hate, fear, anger, jealousy, and every other emotion has its own column and storage bank in your memory.