No matter what you believe, what you think is right, right now, the one thing we all have in common is fear.
We have been receiving a steady stream of fear-based messaging from the main-stream media and social media for a very long time.
Our opinions of what is being shared do not matter – the debates are endless. The only thing that matters is that we realize, right now, that this fear messaging has impacted us ALL in unhealthy ways.
The human body is not meant to be inundated with this much fear.
There are repercussions for remaining in fight or flight mode for prolonged periods of time, which is what many of us are in and have been in, we just don’t realize it because we lack understanding of the functioning of our nervous system.
This does not mean we are stupid. It means we are uninformed in this area and need to educate ourselves.
It is not my place to give you a detailed explanation of how being immersed in fear messaging for extensive periods affects the body and mind. I am not an expert on the nervous system.
Off the top of my head, I could say, “Well, sleep is really important to health, immunity – and getting lambasted with fear messaging doesn’t support a restful sleep.”
But that would solely be my first-person account. And those are not received well in the world these days. So I will share this:
It’s up to you to do the work of learning what prolonged states of fear do to the human body and how they affect your immune system and health.
We do not have to agree on everything.
It is natural and normal, to have differing opinions & beliefs & interpretations of life in a society made up of people with varied life experiences.
But if we are this concerned about survival, to the point that we fear each other with vitriol and aggression, we need to acknowledge ALL factors that contribute to our capacity to survive.
Prolonged fight or flight states due to constant fear messaging by the main-stream media & other sources needs to be acknowledged as a monumental contributor to our health and wellness and our capacity to survive.
Honor yourself. Know when to pull yourself out of the whirlpool. Know when enough is enough. Take care of yourself, each and every day.
Resources for learning about your nervous system/support your nervous system
Irene Lyons – she has many videos online for free as well as paid courses
Peter Levine – look up his work on somatic healing
TheClass.com – a great way to move/process stagnated energy through your body
Qi Gong – This is an incredibly accessible wellness practice that can be done anywhere.
Herbs for anxiety – Kava is exceptional. There are many herbs that support the Adrenal glands. Check out the book Prescription for Nutritional Guide To Healing for suggestions. You can also consult a Naturopathic doctor if that is accessible to you.