rachmiel wrote:I'm wondering to what extent these knots can ever truly be untied and "healed?"
I.e. is it worth the time and energy to work at unraveling them?
Major blocker are certainly worth removing.
I'm wondering if the "solution" to the suffering that these knots call forth (when triggered) is not to figure them out, psycho-analyze them, work to undo them
Figuring out is nothing but seeing directly. To unbind a knot is just to know it. They are caused by conscious, hidden in unconscious, and effecting conscious. Like the shape of "V". Shedding light at the "storage" releases all misconceptions causing the know.
rather, to heal the medium in which they arise, the mind itself, moment-to-moment thought, consciousness ... through meditation and mindfulness.
All the links making knots are held by the consciousness. On releasing all misconceptions, knots are released without the need of investigating them. That is the purpose of meditation and mindfulness.
Does "healing one's consciousness" via meditation/mindfulness take care of the knots? Perhaps not in the sense of un-knotting them ...
Yes, it un-knots them.