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Definition Of Tumescence

Published June, 2024

Erotic Energy Mismanagement

Tumescence, derived from the Latin word tumere, meaning to swell, arises when we consciously or unconsciously redirect Erotic energy away from its natural course. This struggle between our innate desire for unity and pleasure and our self-crafted notions of right and wrong leads to the accumulation of unused Erotic energy within us. Unmet internal feelings, including fear, desire, joy, repulsion, and love, remain unabsorbed, accumulating within our bodies and minds, akin to plaque in an artery. Left unprocessed, this buildup disrupts the Erotic body, the wellspring of creativity and vitality. In the ordinary course of things, the Erotic body possesses an innate processing system, similar to emotional digestion, dynamically converting stagnant Erotic energy into available life force. Energy is neither created nor destroyed—only transformed into something else. When the Erotic body functions correctly, Erotic impulses and desires seamlessly transform into a flowing, continuously renewed, creative life force. We can absorb significant impact in this state while remaining happy.

Tumescence and OM

However, when Eros is suppressed over time, our creative life force becomes tumescent, turning inward and causing a feeling of swelling, inflammation, and irritability. This sense of tumescence resembles a persistent background alarm, leaving the body in a heightened state of arousal while the mind expends precious energy attempting to silence it. If allowed to accumulate, tumescence can lead to destructive consequences, rendering us reactive and explosive. In these early stages, if a friend draws attention to our tumescence, we can still hear them and take corrective action—such as engaging in an OM, meditating, or indulging in a relaxing bath—to release the contraction. Failure to do so propels us into the higher stages of tumescence: diagnosis, prescription, and ultimately, sickness.

The Progression of Tumescence

In these advanced stages, dynamism wanes, supplanted by rigidity, while our critical faculties expand, and our parasympathetic system shuts down, leaving us in a state of inertia. This deceleration may manifest as mania, a frenzied slowness that estranges us from our dynamic core. Tumescence also forges emotional armor, stifling passion, flow, intimacy, and creativity. In these later stages, if a friend points out our tumescence, we interpret it as an affront and take no action to restore our dynamism.

Tumescence's Impact

On the surface, tumescence may appear as an existential condition, a vague, nameless longing for the unknown, suggesting a quest for a deeper self-definition. But this is far from the truth. Once sufficient tumescence accumulates and solidifies, it becomes a self-sustaining entity, siphoning our life force. It feeds off us internally, draining our vitality, and externally, by orchestrating situations and provocations beyond our conscious control. Tumescence assumes various physical or emotional guises, seeking to draw more energy toward itself. This condition is contagious, perpetuating itself by feeding on the tumescence in others. In states of heightened tumescence, we often find ourselves surrounded by individuals steeped in complaints, sicknesses, and diagnoses. However, clarity is also infectious. In the early stages of tumescence, we tend to be amidst people who more readily return to a state of flow, dynamism, and clarity.

Essence and Tumescence

The feminine essence, when in its tumescent form, manifests as rigidity, annoyance, unsatisfied cravings, dissatisfaction, agitation, lethargy, guilt, anxiety, and irritability, often accompanied by heightened sensitivity to criticism. Conversely, the masculine essence, in its tumescent state, gives rise to feelings of helplessness, inadequacy, impotence, self-loathing, anger, and rapaciousness, frequently leading to excessive drive in social and career pursuits.

Common Tumescence Problems

The tumescent mind would rather be right than be happy, so it develops an idea that something is lacking. The following is a list of questions meant to help us understand the ways tumescence typically operates:


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