That was a good read. I don't know that my brain (or my wife) could wrap itself around the VFF's but...I'm thinking about it!
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."