How to Recognize Self-Devaluation

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First, what does self-devaluation mean?

It means that you have in some way belittled yourself and had a feeling of a loss of self-worth or self-value.

This can be experienced in your interactions with other people where derogatory remarks are made, or you feel scolded, humiliated, or accused. Perhaps you feel like you failed at some project at work, in sports, in a relationship, or lost status or standing somehow. Perhaps you feel like you were or are unable to do something or feel incompetent in some way. Unanticipated shocking events such as these can activate a self-devaluation program.

We are all unique and have our own ways of perceiving what we experience. Sometimes we’re not even aware how we’re devaluing ourselves. And, certainly, most people have not heard of GHK which is a biology based on the synchronicity of the psyche, brain, and organs. (See What is GHK? Here)

One of the ways to recognize that you have devalued yourself is muscular pain. There are other signs as well, keep reading.

Self-devaluation breaks down specific tissues in the body.

Self-devaluation causes the breakdown or necrosis of new mesodermal derived tissues. There are numerous tissues in the body derived from this germ layer, but this article will focus on the skeletal muscles, joints, lymph, and adipose (fat) tissues.

An unresolved self-devaluation conflict does not cause pain.

However, if a person has been devaluing themselves for long periods of time there could be chronic pain, shrunken muscles (atrophy), weak joints, arthritis or osteoporosis, bone spurs, chronic anemia, or cellulite.

From a biological perspective, self-devaluation is illogical but many cultures have been taught that cutting oneself down either helps bring others up, or that it is a sign of being humble. How can a person help others if their physical structures have been necrotized by self-devaluation. Does that set a good example?

When we have stopped devaluing ourselves, this is when we can experience muscular pain, swelling of joints or lymph nodes, or we might feel like our pants are tighter suddenly because adipose tissue will also swell to a certain degree when we have stopped devaluing ourselves. The affected tissue has stopped necrotizing and has begun to rebuild itself with the goal of making the affected area stronger than before so that we won’t devalue ourselves again. This explains muscular nodules, cellulite, bone spurs, and arthritis.

This natural process can be seen in scar tissue that’s typically thicker than what was there before.

We also see it where a tree limb has been cut off, where various plants have been pruned and of course in salamanders who regrow their tails, for example. This natural regeneration process has always been right before our eyes, but conventional thinking has shrouded it, convincing people that pain always means something is wrong rather than part of a natural process. For some, even the tiniest pain puts people in a state of fear that something is wrong with them, and of course this activates self-devaluation again!

How do I recognize when I am devaluing myself?

Awareness of “thought” and contemplation of the underlying attitude is another way to recognize that you have a self-devaluation program running. Here is a partial list of indicators. Which of these have you noticed running through your mind?

  • I am such a fat slob.
  • My thighs are gross.
  • I’ll never be able to lose this weight.
  • I cannot wear that because…
  • I cannot walk that far.
  • I am unable to walk that far.
  • Nobody cares.
  • Do I ever feel jealous?
  • Am I never supported the way I’m require to be?
  • I am so stupid.
  • What is the matter with me?
  • I am so incompetent.
  • I am not a good person.
  • I am not a good mother.
  • I am not a good husband.
  • I am not a good wife.
  • Do I blame others for my feelings?
  • Do I hold others responsible for my emotions?
  • I always give in.
  • I have no control over…
  • I am stuck in…
  • There is no escape from…
  • I’m not strong enough to…
  • I am disgusted with myself.
  • I always disappoint people.
  • I failed my test.
  • I am useless.
  • I did not make it.
  • How many times a day do I use the words “I’m sorry”?
  • Do I say “yes” even when I don’t what to?
  • Do I use the word “try” a lot?
  • When do I use the word “should”?
  • When do I use the word “shouldn’t”?
  • When do I use the word “never.”
  • Do I say “I can’t…” a lot?

It’s easy to feel the emotion attached to these statements and concepts. The emotion is a signal that you are believing something about yourself that isn’t true. (See Emotion Pendulum Effect)

In other words, if you stop believing you can’t do something, you’ll  prove to yourself that you can. This takes focused attention, effort, and contemplation. Contemplation is the genesis of creating our personal reality.

In my eBook “Why You Hurt Where You Hurt, The Cause of Muscular Pain That Arises Out of Nowhere and What to Do About It” I have a list of 160+ things to consider. I wrote this eBook combining handouts that I have given my clients over the years. In addition, it explains why your muscular pain is on the right or left side of your body, depending on whom your self-devaluation is associated with. It also explains the specific theme of self-devaluation associated to the various parts of the musculature, like the neck, shoulder, knee, etc. Here is a story about hip pain, keep reading.


A self-devaluation conflict happened at age 11 and led to chronic hip pain for decades. Now that she knows about GHK, she can do the work to end the pain once and for all…

A woman in her 70’s had been having hip pain since childhood. She thought this was because she was a gymnast and had overworked her joints for all those years.

In a brief discussion, she also told me about a skidoo incident she had when she was 11 years old. She was out with her Dad, riding behind him on the same machine, when the skidoo hit an unexpected bump throwing them in the air. Her father flew forward off the machine, and she flew forward, landing with both hips on the steering handles. Her father was okay and he came running back to help her. She was in a lot of pain of course and scared because of the impact but nothing was broken. Her father took her home and her mother freaked out. Her mother screamed at her father and told him if he ever did that again, she would kill him! Both parents took her to the hospital where tests and x-rays were done. She would be bruised and in pain for a month or so and was sent home to rest as much as possible.

At 11, this young lady had devalued herself for the death threat imposed on her father by her mother. The hip pain she had been experiencing for all those years had nothing to do with hitting the handlebars nor the gymnastics but rather the self-devaluation. She felt guilty and feared for her father’s life because of the shocking threat her mom made.

woman holding hips pain on her faceShe realized that her continuous thoughts that “there’s something wrong with my hips” created 60 years of recycling self-devaluation. She has been able to do many things in her life, proving that it is not true, hence the pain. But now she also knows that the whole thing began because she felt like she was to blame for the threat made against her father. It was a shocking unexpected biological conflict. An 11-year-old child’s survival depends on both her parents.

She also admits that she was led to believe that she wasn’t safe with her father even though he did act quickly on that day.

Her work now is to see how, how often, and under which circumstances she devalues herself, to notice if she is devaluing herself due to the hip stiffness or pain itself, and to recognize the triggers in her environment (See: What are Tracks) that would be from the original skidoo event. Deeper work here would include recognizing additional tracks that would have been created over the years which would be the main reason for the recurring pain. This is where consultations are particularly value. 

Sample “Focus Cards” from the 5th Intelligence Consciousness Technology:

I see how often and under which conditions I believe there's something wrong with me
Impatience focus card
my experiences are my mirror

Emotion by itself is not the root cause of anything.

We each have a unique spiritual journey, a body that reflects that journey, thoughts, beliefs and attitudes that drive us to do the things we do, and emotions are built into all of it.

Emotion, mind, body, and spirit spiral together in every moment. In the same way that psyche, brain, and organ respond synchronously.

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