A society stuck in the stress response is a society divided in fear.
~ Linda Ledwidge ~
When you understand why you are reacting and responding in the way you do, you can then turn to the solution.
You can move forward differently.
When you do not know WHY you cannot find HOW.
We have an inborn response to anything that we perceive as a threat. It is nature´s way of protecting us.
It is nature´s blessing - your stress response - you are Blessed with Stress.
When you change the way you think about your stressors, you update your belief system.
Changing your perception and updating your beliefs changes the way your body responds, which helps to burn off the hormones flooding through your body. Now you are sending out new signals that you are safe.
You are now out of the problem and in the solution.
You can now find HOW.
The mind views internal conflict as a threat…
and this initiates our innate stress response to keep us safe.
What is THE most important thing?
How you feel!
Let me give you an example:
My mobile phone kept defaulting to a 30-second screen timeout. No matter how many times I changed the setting, it defaulted back again.
It was driving me nuts. It was frustrating and annoying. (This is what I was thinking. This was my story about it. I was using these words.)
Now I am usually quick to find out the cause of things like that; however, because I was in this state of semi-stress, I could not think clearly. My brain had shut down the part that processes logical thinking. I just kept doing the same thing and getting the same results. (I was telling the same story)
How many times has the same thing happened to you?
You know, logically, that the results will not change, although you cannot help yourself.
Do you keep doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results?
Then I had an “aha” moment.
One day I was doing something on my phone when it timed out.
Instead of what had become my usual (default) response, I asked Mrs Google, she who knows all. It turned out the answer to my question was in the power saving options.
My phone was behaving as I programmed it, as I had told it to do. When I was not actively using it, it went into relaxation mode and rested until it was time to start up again. All the functionality still carried on, the phone was still running and saving battery for when it needed a boost.
I was so amazed at the way this dovetailed with the way I work, that it made me think about the everyday things we do and how they mirror the internal working of our body.
When I told the phone to change this setting, it responded, well, who would have thought it was so easy.
Your body works in the same way, you tell it what you want (program it with your thoughts), and the mind gives it to you. (causes the chemical and physical reaction in your body)
Your mind has two functions:
2. Regeneration. (Healing, growth, and development)
It is innate intelligence. When your mind believes you are in danger, your body needs to focus all its resources on survival, keeping you safe. It directs all blood flow and energy to maintain life and get you to safety. Your body naturally shuts down systems that are not essential for survival right now, so it can direct the energy to where it needs it the most to deal with the threat.
The thing is, as you live your life and experience different people, places, and things, your preferences change. However, if you have a belief that those preferences are not the best for you, or you are not good enough for them, this creates a conflict within you.
This conflict causes emotional tension, which triggers the stress response and physical tension in your body, which leads to pain and dis-ease, if not released.
Stressor: something that causes stress or tension
What happens when the mind perceives a threat–yes, you got it–the Stress Response kicks in.
So, now you know WHY, you can move forward with HOW.
The only person stopping you is you.
You Got This.
Let me know how it goes.
Linda Ledwidge is or has been at one point in her life a
- human BEing as well as a human DOing, woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, nurse, midwife,
head cook and bottle washer, among other things and her passion today is
to hear you smile!
You can contact her here.
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Certified Practioner Level IV
Emotion Code Certified
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