In a 3D reality, is everything energy? We as human beings, tend to expend an enormous amount of energy on our body while living in a mental world of fear and attachment. We project outside of us what we directly feel inside of us and find comfort in the material world of stuff and hold onto it for fear we may fall. The irony is, life is a free fall and baby we are going ethereal.
In a 3D reality, we emotionally attach ourselves to our stuff and attach anxiety to losing our stuff. We build fear around the idea life is all about competition and surviving the notion it is us versus them. In doing so, we feed our mindstate with fear of loss, distress and dis-ease. We see our bodies as densifications of light and we fill ourselves with fright, if this… then that… or as Newton taught us cause and effect. Our fear of losing our stuff to them fills our physical bodies with distress and the wheel of insanity continues to spin. Our bodies undergo extensive periods of chronic distress, promoting dis-ease and we find ourselves depressed and consuming more stuff to fill the void. So what is distress?
D I S T R E S S
When a stressor presents itself our bodies biochemically respond to fear with a cascade of hormones and in it’s defense, our fight-or-flight stress response is emotionally triggered. A stressor is anything that can cause strain or tension and in this article I will refer to them as something that can activate our stress response in our brain. Any stressor that produces an emotional response of distress promotes dis-ease in our physical bodies.
How do stressors promote dis-ease?
Our brains are hard-wired to adapt and survive our external environment and our body is programmed to respond appropriately to stimuli. When we live in a 3D reality of anxiety fed by our fear of loss to the material world we hold most dear, our body will respond to see others as threats to our surival. Our body is our subconscious mind and so in time, we program our survival instincts subconsciously. The more stressors and tension we respond with to our environment, the less ease and relaxation we feel. The less ease we feel, the more dis-ease(s) will present themselves.
Let’s say, you woke up late for a college exam and cannot find your car keys. We may begin to think terrible thoughts and negative emotions toward this specific event. The thoughts we send our body about the way we perceive these potential stressors, is all regulated by a nuclei in our brain called the Amygdala. The Amygdala is in charge of emotionally processing events and communicates closely with another nuclei called the Hypothalamus. Upon experiencing a stressor that may disrupt a state of feeling safe, the Amygdala sends out a distress signal to the Hypothalamus. As the communication center for the body, the Hypothalamus regulates our fight-or-flight and rest-and-digest systems in the body. These systems regulate involuntary autonomic nervous system functions such as;
Blood Vessels and Bronchiole Dilation and Constriction
Pupillary Dilation and Constriction
In other words, our perception of stressors regulates how much blood, oxygen and nutrients are assimilated into the whole body at any given moment. The more distress perceived by the brain, the longer the body stays in fight-or-flight mode, the longer we experience an emotional state of dis-ease, the longer our stress hormones are dumped into the system, the harder the system has to recover to get back to a baseline and ease state of rest-and-digest where the blood, oxygen and nutrients may be assimilated and integrated into the body.
Visualize your body as a car, the vehicle of your soul. The rest-and-digest system are the brakes for your car and the fight-or-flight system is the gas pedal. Distress signals from the Amygdala tell the Hypothalamus it’s time to put the gas pedal to the floor with sudden bursts of energy to help us in the 3D with survival.
Fortunately, this system has helped us survive since the dawn of our species. Unfortunately, this system can be harmful to the body if left “on” for long periods of time and can cause symptoms of depression, adrenal fatigue, tension headaches, indigestion, increased cortisol levels, increased cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure and the list goes on and on. These symptoms are referred to states of “dis-ease” and can be turned “off” by activating the “rest-and-digest” system.
In the next article I will be discussing the Rest-and-Digest system and how living in a quantum reality where everything that matters is energy, promotes Ease.