HYPOISM IS ACTUALLY A DISEASE OF THE "WILL"
A letter to Luke Brown, someone trying to understand Hypoism.
Luke_Brown: let me put it another way, a way you might understand
better. Another way to describe the same thing is that Hypoism
is the disease of the WILL; the neurobiological and physical place
in the brain where the "will" resides. Hypoism is the
first disease of that part of the brain where the "WILL"
resides. Hypoism is thus the only disease [definition of the word
disease: any alteration of the physiology that causes detrimental
changes in the individual's life] that makes the patient not only
like his symptoms (addictor use and addiction) but seem to consciously
will them into being and continue to do them even when they're
so obviously detrimental to him when observed by outsiders. The
symptoms, at least early on, are enjoyed (because they relieve
genetic neurotransmitter deficiencies), unlike any other known
disease; one reason this disease is so peculiar and baffling to
its victims and its observers. Thus, the difficulty in conceiving
of this disease and also in convincing a hypoic to stop doing
the symptoms. Of course, no one can tell any person with any disease,
from Hypoism to Diabetes to Cancer, to stop doing its symptoms,
and thus, it's like other diseases in that respect. The major
difference in Hypoism is that it appears to outsiders that the
hypoic is causing his own symptoms and his own disease. That is
why I use the qualifying phrase in the definition of the word
addiction, "against one's will." Hypoics are run by
their disease against their CONSCIOUS WILL and by their UNCONSCIOUS
WILL. Thus, the peculiarities of "denial" and "defiance"
in the hypoic. The hypoic seems to be in denial and defiant to
outside pressure to stop his behavior, but, again, because Hypoism
is a disease of the unconscious will and the hypoic actually does
enjoy his symptoms, at least at first, and doesn't "want"
to stop them, he seems to be willfully (consciously) doing his
behaviors when in reality he's not. Thus in AA they have the saying,
"It's a disease that tells you you don't have a disease,"
or, "it's a disease of the attitudes;" the attitude
being beliefs. The hypoic does believe his symptoms (addictions)
are beneficial to him personally and spiritually. Thus, the phrase,
"It's a spiritual disease." All these concepts are confused
under the current paradigm because it hasn't considered the possibility
of a neurobiological disease of what we call so glibly, the will.
Thus, in the AA steps, the third step calls for, "made a
decision to turn my will and life over to the care of
Bill Wilson intuitively understood all this, but didn't have the
benefit of the neurobiology to understand it completely. Because
of this lack of understanding he confused many of the details
and even taught AA's not to get bogged down in the details of
the science, a big mistake! Only the actual science will free
all hypoics, not ignorance of it. Lastly, because he found dependence
on people so distasteful, he finished off that last quote with
the word GOD. But then he disclaimed, "God speaks through
people." The problem with the GOD thing is that GOD doesn't
actually talk to people and tell you what's best for you while
other people or another person in recovery can and will if you
use one. So, Hypoism recovery just deletes the GOD part and goes
right to the person you voluntarily choose to help you run your
addictions and life, your sponsor. The thing is, IT'S ALL BASED
ON THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF THE DISEASE OF HYPOISM rather on ignorance
of the neurobiology and superstition.
If you can possibly perceive addictions in this light you are
well on your way to understanding these peculiar symptoms. Reading
the book, Hypoic's Handbook, will fill in the details for you.