Sep 22, 2021
Disaster-bating. Cortisol can be addictive. Sometimes when we think about upsetting, fearful or scary things, it creates a cycle in our mind. We almost begin to CRAVE the bad news. Why is that? It's because bad news is easier to believe. We have that little voice tell us "the truth always hurts," so we chase the scary thought down a rabbit hole, but that is NOT the truth my friend.
1:30 "Safety is an illusion."
Death is lurking around every corner and we'd better get comfortable with it. It's an inevitable part of life, and our departure from this 3rd dimension should not illicit fear or trepidation. All of our times will come and it's nothing to fear. Why? Because we should be so overjoyed with the billions of miracles all around us that we're living our life to the fullest, not chasing safety.
You can't ever truly be "safe" because "safety" is just an avoidance of change. We were put here to change. We're constantly changing. What we CAN be is prepared. There are a few ways we can achieve "preparedness."
2:55 "Security is the preparedness that would lead one to feeling safe. So how do we create and be more prepared in our life... mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually?"
Self love rituals are a good start. Start journaling about what you're grateful for. Surround yourself with good people who are not disaster-bating all the time or "chaos-tersizing." Treat yourself! Love yourself in this way, because you need it. I know I need it.
However, it's not easy. Politicians and newscasters' entire job is to manage the herd, us, through fear. It can be intoxicating. It's easy to get wrapped up in the details. So what can we do?
Well how can we lower stress and cortisol, which is one of the main tools of fear?
Carlos Castañeda - The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
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