The 12 EVOX Zones

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ZONE 01 – UNACKNOWLEDGED VS. SELF VALIDATION

Head Region: Thinking /Thoughts
Zone 1 – Note C - Center Brain: Unacknowledged vs. Self-Validation

The perception of being unacknowledged or undervalued manifests in stuck patterns of denial, avoidance, and mistrust. There may be an avoidance of or an inability to recognize and accept unpleasant realities, especially for those that struggle with the perceptions of being undervalued. There may be an inability to trust and accept one’s own evaluation. Insights and other intuitive abilities may be constrained. 

The unacknowledged individual may experience defensive thoughts due to a heightened and projected awareness of others' perceptions and judgments (the individual “projects” thoughts out and imagines reading them from others, which make these ideas much more difficult to uproot).

Unacknowledgement often appears as low self esteem with a lack of self awareness, leaving the individual unable to recognize and value worthy talents and attributes. Even individuals with otherwise healthy self-esteem can experience unacknowledgment issues. Such perceptions commonly originate as a young child learns to cooperate with the reward and punishment culturization model, or as a shield against the perceived risk of standing up for one's own beliefs, desires, or opinions, such as when dealing with a strong authority figure or bully. Other causes include abusive circumstances, internalizing others’ judgments, and harsh self judgment which makes self recognition intolerable.

Possible physical manifestations are in the area of the eyes, such as weak vision and hypersensitivity to light.

As this pattern releases, the individual becomes more able to perceive his/her value as an individual rather than believing (consciously or subconsciously) that one’s worth is dependent on the feedback of others. Trust of one’s own perceptions and intuition is the basis for trusting others.

Self validation leads to increased confidence, appreciation for and enjoyment of one’s talents, personality, and individuality. The individual experiences these traits effortlessly and learns to take reasonable care of his or herself without feeling selfish.

ZONE 02 – REPETITIVE VS. CREATIVE THINKING

Head Region: Thinking /Thoughts
Zone 2 – Note C# - Right Brain – Repetitive vs. Creative thinking

Repetitive thoughts may occur if limitations are created to right brain access. The left “logical” brain can run in endless repeating circuits without the right “emotional” brain to filter out valueless thoughts. Your reception of new thoughts and creative solutions may be inhibited and artistic abilities and concrete thinking hampered. People notice that their brain is constantly running and chasing thoughts and they feel like they have no control over it.

Zone 2 subconscious excess often originates from genetic patterns or life experiences that create doubt, fear, intimidation or overwhelm regarding the individual's creative or physical efforts such as art, music, dance, sports, or verbal and other expression. Repetitive thinking is often a precursor to depression due to mental fatigue and depletion of melatonin.

It may negatively affect the brain, hypothalamus, and/or limbic system, and interfere with physical coordination.

Releasing generational and life-experience patterns restores creative abilities, a broader perspective, and more effective problem solving.

ZONE 03 – DEPRESSION VS. INNER PEACE

Head Region: Thinking /Thoughts
Zone 3 – Note D -  Left Brain: Depression vs. Inner Peace

A depressed individual’s thoughts tend to focus on past events with the intention of “sorting out” or “making sense” of them in order to “solve” problems or negative experiences or emotions. Such analysis may be conscious or subconscious, and may be manifested by dreaming symbolically about facing and/or overcoming challenges. Energy levels drop as energy is routed toward ineffective problem solving efforts and the pituitary gland may be affected. Physical and sexual appetite may be suppressed though the individual may turn to indulgence as one of a diminished number of remaining pleasures.

Depression may include a propensity to entertain and accept irrational thoughts and may hamper access to left brain skills such as analysis, math, logic, memorization and verbal abilities.

Depression is often triggered by genetic propensities or traumatic life experiences such as abuse, disappointments and failures that created doubts, fear, and intimidation in areas of self-value and/or thinking and learning abilities. It may also arise when individuals are pressured to perform such skills before they had adequately developed or grown confident with them.

Depression is heavily influenced by lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, and social life; though these may be as much the effect as the cause of the problem.

Inner Peace is the condition of self-acceptance and inner-harmony that exists when one lives in the present, unencumbered by chronic worry or thoughts and pressures from the past.

ZONE 04 – EMOTIONALLY DISCONNECTED VS. INTEGRATED

Thorax Region: Emotion / Energetic
Zone 4 – Note D# - Throat: Emotionally Disconnected vs. Emotionally Integrated

Emotional disconnection leaves an individual with only limited ability to experience and express a wide variety of emotions. The individual may or may not have opinions they wish to express. Alternately, they may be enamored with logical analysis, enjoy “clever” humor with little connection to joy or mirth, and converse in great detail about topics even well after the audience’s interest has waned. 

Even those individuals who come to recognize the absence of feeling, and wish to choose risk over the "safety" of emotional disconnect, have difficulty getting in touch with the very feelings that could enable progress through processes such as grieving and healing.

Emotional disconnect may result from abuse, fear of rejection or ridicule, repeated experiences of feeling rejected by significant people in their lives, emotional pain, disappointment or any situation entailing overwhelming emotions. The emotional shutdown acts as a protection from the chronic or

mounting stress the individual would otherwise experience.

Physical manifestations may occur in the throat area such as a sore throat, laryngitis, sinus problems, thyroid problems, stiff neck muscles, and difficulty swallowing. Multiple personality issues may also be related to this zone.

The release of the energy that blocks emotions may be aided by actively seeking to experience emotions through the enjoyment of physical activity or entertainment. These help the individual identify their emotions through others. The release is usually a welcome relief as the individual has likely moved beyond the cause and has acquired better coping abilities and healthier perceptions for dealing with the world. Release is often followed by the final steps of the grieving process - sadness, acceptance, and the ensuing peace.

Emotional Integration restores the person to a more complete sense of self, and the awareness and understanding of feelings and the ability to express them. Emotions now more easily pervade all modalities (thinking, acting, etc.) and connections with others become deeper, more richly rewarding, and easier to form.

ZONE 05 – SELF CRITICAL VS. SELF LOVE

Thorax Region: Emotion / Energetic
Zone 5 – Note E - Heart: Self Critical vs. Self Love

Self Criticism involves hardness of the heart and its accompanying decreased awareness of emotions. The individual turns these criteria inwardly and outwardly and experiences an inability to trust, feel loved, and to extend love and compassion to other.

An individual may exhibit excess energy in this area when they have not grieved the disappointments and losses of relationships and life experiences. These may be conscious or subconscious, emotional or experiential. As this stress increases, the subconscious attempts to suppress it. In the process, it blocks the capacity for compassion and acceptance, especially toward oneself, resulting in self criticism in an attempt to gain (self) acceptance by focusing on the perceived "bad" or unacceptable aspects of the self with the aim of eliminating or fixing them.

Self criticism may adversely affect the circulatory system including the heart, lungs and arteries, and lead to chronic congestion and chest pain.

Healthy grieving may occur naturally as the person gets in touch with his emotions, and increased compassion results. If the individual has blamed past negative experiences on others, forgiveness becomes an important part of letting go.

ZONE 06 – CONDITIONAL LOVE VS. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Thorax Region: Emotion / Energetic
Zone 6 – Note F - Thymus: Conditional Love vs. Unconditional Love

Conditional Love toward others is caused by an immature emotional foundation which uses rewards and punishments in an attempt to communicate expectations designed to supply the individual’s emotional needs. Punishments are often passive-aggressive in nature such as the silent treatment and withering glances or disapproving comments. The individual usually feels justified in their judgments and often builds a convincing case that they are right and others are wrong.

The individual often subjects himself to the same exacting standards, and berates himself for failing to live up to them. He may not take proper care of himself and fail to comprehend and accept appropriate social boundaries. Ironically, people who suffer from conditional love sometimes make a

great show of service. This may be motivated by a sincere (conscious) desire to serve, their hypersensitivity to judgment, or their knack for manipulation.

Conditional love is caused by the internalization of negative beliefs about the self-inadequacy, which leads to an attempt to generate emotional security through external conditions. Negative self perceptions may be induced by verbal abuse or worry as the individual (usually when young)

blames himself when seeking to understand others’ unkind, unloving, or unresponsive behaviors.

Conditional love may impair the immune and lymphatic systems, induce cancer, lung problems, and ear infections.

Emotional tolerance is possible only when one feels secure in his emotional self-identity. As the person is able to express tolerance toward self, he is able to extend tolerance to others. As Zone 6 energy releases, individuals grow free to exercise more mature methods of interacting with others and are sometimes surprised to realize how strongly their expectations had influenced their treatment of others.

ZONE 07 – ANGER VS. ACCEPTANCE

Solar Plexus Region: Feeling / Response
Zone 7 – Note F# - Solar Plexus: Anger vs. Acceptance of Change

Subconscious anger-related stress may be observed as a propensity toward anger from even the smallest inconveniences or violations of the individual’s expectations. Road rage is a common example. The individual may or may not recognize the anger as irrational, and may or may not strike out verbally or otherwise.

Anger is a defense mechanism triggered by the perception of various threats. The perception of threats may grow if the individual is not willing to confront and deal with them before the associated stress grows out of control. Thus the threat may come from within.

Anger frequently covers up grief issues from feelings of loss or betrayal which the individual doesn't yet know how to release in a healthy manner.

Disappointment and distress may manifest as anger and self-sabotage. Chronic worry, indecision, and dread are also associated with feeling threatened, which may precipitate anger.

Anger is frequently associated with muscle tension, twitching, and back problems. The anxiety associated with anger may induce heart problems with heightened blood pressure, digestive disorders, kidney problems, and adrenal dysfunction.

Not all anger is irrational or unhealthy. When appropriate, it provides the energy and drive to protect oneself.

Anger sends the message that "something must change." A willingness to initiate or accept change can correct problems and prevent subconscious anger from building in the first place. With a calm security gained through the release of subconscious anger-related energy, completion of the grieving process, and willingness to face challenges, the individual becomes better able to experience harmony and appreciate beauty appropriately.

ZONE 08 – FEARFUL AND OVERWHELMED VS. ACCOUNTABILITY

Solar Plexus Region: Feeling / Response
Zone 8 – Note G - Pancreas: Fearful and Overwhelmed vs. Accountability

When life’s demands feel overwhelming, one’s capacity for joy and pleasure may be inhibited. This may lead to overworking and taking life too seriously and logically in an effort to “get ahead” and break free from these stressful external situations. The individual may be impatient, have diminished sense of humor, and feel anger from others or from within. Fear frequently accompanies feelings of being overwhelmed. 

Fear and overwhelm may result from feeling always observed and judged (most common in first and second children) and pressured to grow up and be responsible before developing the necessary skills and maturity in life. Enduring a harsh upbringing such as frequent punishment may elicit

feelings of guilt and further inhibit the capacity to feel joy and pleasure.

Fear and overwhelm may affect the stomach and lower digestive tract, blood sugar issues (diabetes, hypoglycemia, sugar cravings), tense muscles, poor sense of balance, aversion to touch, or lack of physical sensation.

ZONE 09 – SUPPRESSED EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION (ANGER) VS. SELF-EXPRESSION

Solar Plexus Region: Feeling / Response
Zone 9 – Note G# - Liver: Suppressed Anger vs. Appropriate Self Expression

Fear of confrontation and unwillingness to express emotions may lead to rejection, ridicule, or other conflict that robs the individual of self protection. This vulnerability may lead to anger designed to empower self defense, though the anger may also be suppressed. These suppressions lead to frustration, general apprehension, anxiety, discouragement, manic depression, stubbornness, lack of self-approval, vulnerability, a sense of futility, a tendency to “fix” others and external situations in an effort to find satisfaction, and thoughts of suicide. 
Betrayal, abuse, or mistreatment in circumstances where self-defense wasn’t possible or permissible (such as the faults and shortcomings of a parent) may worsen the condition and make forgiveness and letting go difficult.

Stress associated with frustration and apprehension may create problems with the liver, gallbladder, ascending colon, gas, Eustachian tubes, fallopian tubes, urethra, skin, cancer, stroke, neck and shoulder tension and migraine headaches.

With the release of Zone 9 energy, the individual often discovers a more generous perception of those who have wronged them. The weaknesses and errors of the offenders are seen with more compassion. Forgiveness then follows and further aids the release of stress and its effects. They

are better able to employ their whole emotional self in dealing with life and thereby gain access to many personal resources. Challenges appear diminished and the individual may live a more fulfilling, satisfying life.

ZONE 10 – UNWORTHY/UNDESERVING VS. SELF-ACCEPTING

Pelvic Region: Belief /Identity
Zone 10 – Note A - Navel: Unworthy/Undeserving vs. Self-Accepting

The belief that an individual is undeserving of love may lead to the perception or reality that one’s love is rejected. The absence of self-love may also result in self-defeating behaviors which obstruct the ability to acquire physical comforts and achieve goals whose attainment would conflict with this subconscious belief of unworthiness.

These beliefs may lead to hyper-achievement as the individual attempts to justify self-value through accomplishment. The individual may experience feelings of guilt and blame, and have difficulty bonding with others emotionally and mistake physical intimacy with love and connection. The

individual may consciously have high self esteem and remain unaware of this subtle undercurrent.

Such beliefs may stem from neglect, abuse or separation from mother or other caretakers at birth or during early childhood, insufficient attention and nurturing, and generational patterns of dealing with such issues.

The impact of this stress may cause weak digestion, addictions, and problems with weight, small intestine, thyroid, and reproductive organs (particularly in females).

An individual’s healthy connection to his or her mother and a deep sense of worth allows the individual to receive nurturing and to accept themselves in a balanced, healthy way.

ZONE 11 – RIGID BELIEFS VS. POSSIBILITIES

Pelvic Region: Belief /Identity
Zone 11 – Note A# - Root: Rigid Beliefs vs. Open to Possibilities

Rigid beliefs act as an attempt to make the world seem more solid and secure by solidifying opinions about which behaviors are acceptable and how things “should” be. Individuals who experience Zone 11 stress may be inflexible, uncooperative listeners who find disagreements uncomfortable or intolerable because they touch on subtle underlying insecurities. Those who exhibit extreme Zone 11 stress are likely to be:

  • perfectionists who require meticulous order for peace of mind,
  • high-strung overachievers whose enthusiasm can alienate others, or
  • highly dedicated to principles especially regarding justice and truth

They may feel unloved and unsupported in relationships, and disconnected from the earth. The individual may believe he or she must rely excessively only on him or herself, have trouble connecting and putting down roots, experience limited sexual enjoyment accompanied by feelings of guilt or fear, and lack grace in the legs.

These individuals may unconsciously lack a sense of stability or security, possibly regarding their own beliefs, thereby making beliefs "dangerous" to consider, for fear of discovering weaknesses or problems that they don't wish to face and resolve. On the conscious level, however, they simply exhibit great confidence that they are right.

This lack of stability may stem from the lack of an emotional connection to a positive father figure and/or neglect, verbal, physical or sexual abuse, particularly from the father or other early authority figures. Relationship patterns are often generational.

Rigid beliefs may adversely impact the pelvis and legs, bladder, kidneys, reproductive organs, digestion, and sleeping.

Releasing Zone 11 excess helps the individual to experience greater security as doubts and fears become non-issues. Differences are more easily tolerated. The individual may learn that they need not cling so tightly to their beliefs, that truths do not require anyone to maintain them, and that additional truths can be gathered when not clinging so tightly to others. The individual feels more at home in the world.

ZONE 12 – CONFLICTING BELIEFS VS. CONGRUENT BELIEF

Pelvic Region: Belief /Identity
Zone 12 – Note B - Crown: Conflicting Beliefs vs. Congruent Belief and Action

Conflicting beliefs and values refers to the disparity between an individual’s conscious belief/value and his or her actions. Conflicting beliefs may block an individual’s connection to inspiration and faith as well as limiting his or her sense of being present and grounded. The person may come across as spacey, contrary, or demanding. Blockages in any other zone may impede functionality in zone 12.

Conflicting beliefs may be associated with nightmares, sleepwalking, and inability to maintain focus; mental disorders - schizophrenia, psychosis, multiple personalities; Personality issues - distant and detached; and Physical manifestations - poor coordination and absence of physical sensation.

Blockages in this zone are often triggered by traumatic experiences such as accidents, difficulty in birth, tragedies, and drug or ritualistic abuse, and may stem from generational patterns. These causes may create influential subconscious beliefs related to the trauma (such as "Life is hard," "People are dangerous," "I always fail") which conflict and interfere with conscious "logical" beliefs.

Congruent belief and action occurs when subconscious energy releases and allows for being effortlessly and wholly focused on the present, as well as establishing a connection to the infinite. Peace of mind increases.