Imagine your spine as a repository for your sense of self. Now switch to that is the way it is. The sense of self is who you have conditioned yourself to be so you can live unconsciously. Why?
When you first learn to drive a car and you are learning to park, you might turn off the radio, ask everyone not to talk to you and all your efforts and focus go into the task at hand. Now you’re talking on your cell phone, eating a sandwich and parking at the same time.
These patterns are being run by lower parts of the brain so that the higher parts are available for other tasks. What happens with this is you lose the depth of the experience, you cannot reflect on it and it becomes automatic and you actually start reducing the efficiency unless you consciously make changes. This is why athletes and musicians are constantly practicing with coaches. Although they have automatic muscle firing patterns they have someone help them bring it to the higher part of the brain so they can increase efficiency.
What happens is the more efficient the brain becomes it is not as tied up with automatic things. Getting back to the sense of self and how you react to things is automatic and unconscious and unless you put attention to it , things are not going to change. I am suggesting that every emotion you have, the ones you express and the ones you don’t express, every behavior you have, everything you do, every perception has a sensory feeling and body motor component at the body and spine.The spine reflects the unconscious who you have been , the patterns of your entire life, everything you have pushed down , the things you have refused to accept, every mask you have worn. It is reflected by the automatic behavior of the spine , you don’t have to think about it , it automatically happens.