Preconscious Thought Languages
We think in one or all of our four natural thought languages; Kinesthetic, Auditory, Visual and Verbal. They develop in that order, with Kinesthetic (feelings and sensations) being the first and most fundamental thought language developed. Our preconscious thought stream reveals subconscious contents to us in these languages. Ones ability to pay attention to, intuit and discern their thought stream is dependent upon brain hemispherical integration.
If an individual does not progress past their concrete inductive thought developmental stage, brain integration cannot occur, and one particular thought language will be favored limiting ones access to their preconscious thought stream. This tends to lead to internal frustration and fosters an internal environment of suppression and ultimately repression of ones discordant thoughts and associated experiences. That is, ones unconscious shadow contents become repressed and inaccessible to the preconscious and thus also the conscious. This leads to a “walling off” of psychic contents that would be otherwise accessible with proper brain integration. This phenomenon is known as arrested development.
Formal Emotional-Intellectual Development
With both the left and right brain hemispheres functionally developed, they can now integrate naturally, with the right brain taking the lead and guiding the left. As a result of brain integration several natural abilities become automatically enhanced.
*Awareness: our preconscious thought stream, which is constantly revealing subconscious contents to the conscious mind, can now be accurately viewed and discerned. Thoughts, images, intuitions, irrational thoughts, and the like can be calmy sifted through and truth and unconscious guidance discerned from irrational fears. The full wealth of life experiences can be viewed and appreciated
*Perception: our thought language blend together and become less discrete. This is known as synesthesia, and can manifest in different ways, depending upon the individual. Colors, sounds, tastes and the like become more vibrant and meaningful, and ones creativity becomes naturally enhanced. In those who do not acheieve brain integration, the opposite can occur, with smell and taste perception being diminished as they are closely related to the brains limbic (emotional) center.
*Metaphorical and Symbolic Representational Thought Language: a fifth thought language, eminating from the subconscious, can develop. This is accessed through dreams, twilight consciousness, “flow” type activities, meditation, and untethered creative activities.
*Intrinsic Motivation and Confidence: as a result of brain integration, individuals are confident in their own thinking capabilities and become inner-directed and intrinsically motivated. This provides individuals with a sense of personal value and identity, not derived from tradition or conformity to peer to peer fashions, but from resources of ones own nature.
Arrested Development: Non-Integration
When the brains hemispheres do not integrate, as in the case of incomplete emotional-intellectual development, internal confusion leads to frustration and a reduced ability to emotionally cope with disparate and discordant experiences.
Ones natural curiosity and active learning motivations disengage, as the urge to quiet ones internal frustration and confusion overpowers them. Other untoward manifestations such as, restricting ones breadth of experiences and relationships, controlling ones environment, restricting others behaviors to conform to ones restrictions, and unconscious shadow projections, are common in those who function primarily with their left hemisphere.
Lacking access to the integrating and synthesizing abilities of ones right hemisphere, a lack of self-trust in ones own thinking apparatus leads to a heightened self-consciousness, and a sense of internal shame and unworthiness, leading to further suppressing behaviors.
This results in a externally polarized ego consciousness, as ones internal environment produces too much anxiety and disconcerting emotions. Ones needs must be procured from their external world, as their internal world is too disintegrated to manage. These individuals have unconsciously built formidable psychic walls, making it very challenging for them to enter into the Individuation process (psychic integration as described by Jung), which is the next phase of emotional-intellectual growth for those who have acheieved brain hemispherical integration.
As a consequence these individuals require external constructs, clearly defined rules and boundaries, authorities and parental-surrogates to guide them through life. They need others to help to define them, their values, beliefs and their actions. These individuals can reengage their emotional-intellectual development, however the likelihood of success decrease with age.