Published on Digestive system, Urinary system.

A person who suffers from incontinence is someone who lost control of himself. Things get away from him. The person has trouble structuring his internal management.

Incontinence may be of urinary or bowel nature. Urinary incontinence is associated with the functioning of the bladder, whether it is caused by malfunction of the bladder or by the central nervous system. In the latter case, it happens mainly as a result of senility. Urinary incontinence is a form of permanent enuresis. It is a desperate marking of the territory. Urinary incontinence denotes a complete loss of references. The person urinates to call the attention of relatives and finds comfort in his own odour. It is a desperate marking of the territory. It is the person’s way of saying: “Count me in, too! I am here and I mark my territory. Look!”

This person returned to tender childhood. The tensions he feels result from lack of discernment and the need to mark his territory. It happens frequently with older people.

Bowel incontinence is associated with the anal sphincter, in the lower rectum. The sphincter is a boundary. Here, conflicts are experienced in a feminine manner. The person releases, releases, and releases. He never ceases to release and can do nothing to stop the outflow. The person is tremendously yin, tremendously passive.

Bowel incontinence shows a constant revelation of the person’s underworld, of his subconscious, of his hidden side, his hidden emotions, and his true identity.

Here, in this part of the bowel, it is the Father’s function that establishes the boundary. If the Father was too lenient, the person does not know his limits and may suffer from incontinence. In other words, if the Father had an overly feminine attitude the person did not have a model for recognition of limits, a model for stopping.

The person with incontinence cannot position himself from an identity standpoint.

When a woman (or a very yin, very feminine man) does not know her limits, her sphincter ceases to work effectively. It is a reaction grounded in our collective subconscious. In fact, in pre-historic times, men imposed the limits on women.

In older people, bowel incontinence happens due to a loss of control of the masculine side, of the yang side. Incontinence also happens to some homosexual men and some women due to their predilection for anal sex. It is not because they practice anal sex, but rather because they are very submissive, too yin, too passive. They are people who overdevelop their feminine side at the expense of their masculine side.

Incontinence may also happen in isolated episodes due to a great fear.

When a person feels fear, he feels that someone may attack him. So, the sympathetic nervous system prepares to escape. Here, contrary to the energy of rage, which rises up to the scapular waist, the energy of fear goes down the lower limbs. The legs prepare to run and the anticipation that the person may have to run for a good while may give him the urgency to empty out the sacs of urine and faeces to run faster. This is why, sometimes, a scared person experiences urinary or bowel incontinence.

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