The title could be said differently as well: You are a survival machine. You are put together for the survival of your genes. (Richard Dawkins: the selfish gene theory). You have hundreds, maybe thousands of genes. Each gene is a code, and the genes are strung together on your DNA. Some genes are recessive, or dormant, but can be turned on by your behavior, by your thinking, or by an energy person, like me. 1
These genes put together, each concerned only about its own survival is your DNA, and we could say that the machine is what we call the ego. Of course it is not a good way to put it, but at least you are cursorily familiar with the phenomenon of ego.
Ego wants to survive the genes.
And it deals with what it needs to deal with to be successful at it.
All models are wrong, but some are useful. This model is useful.
Robert Fritz, author of the book, The Path of Least Resistance, can offer a lot of information on the topic.
Fritz's oscillating structures is a model and it is useful.
What no one seems to write about is the big cycles that are hard to see, and even harder to see that you have anything to do with them.
I call this "the machine" and it is time to bring it up again, because so many people are unwittingly pulled into the downward phase of the machine cycle... have gone to hell... and I want to make sure they will come back.
I am going to talk about the machine that runs, under the cover, in the concealed, and runs your life, in every area of life.
My stunning discovery that my conscious thoughts don't direct my actions may spell out why you are where you are, and why you can't move from where you are to where you'd like to be... without energetic support.
Now, truth be told, I should have discovered that fact earlier, after all I have read it, but there is a difference between reading something and nodding, and actually discovering it for yourself.
Here is a below the conscious element, you have if you are a Christian or if your religion is "manifesting" or the Law of Attraction: "If somebody else will do it, you'll never do it.. why bother, why interfere in fate?"
Here is another one: "I can't." And unless you build a below the conscious reality in which you can, in which you are someone who can, it will run your life, no matter what affirmations, what mind-movies you expose your conscious mind to... because this is how it works.
Every single human (and to a certain degree lots of animals) has automatic ways of being, that could be called a machine, because their behavior is predictable, it is machine-like. Push a button and outcomes the same result, every time.
Every person I know is, more or less, an emotional wreck... a thinly disguised heap of upsets, fears, anxieties, and other very unpleasant feelings. As an empath I see the disguise and feel the truth.
The gap between what you'd like to be, calm, collected, smart, graceful, close, intimate, effective, important, creative, productive, etc. and the reality, the truth: you are bogged down by bad feelings, bad thoughts, doubts, insecurities, fears... stuck, stuck, stuck. In survival mode alternating with sudden bursts of inspiration, hope, etc.