If we have the solutions, why then are we so caught-up in all this trauma?

It’s simply a consequence of human biology.

Crises perpetuate fear, which behaviorally, is like putting out a fire with gasoline.  As discussed in The Biology of Belief, there are three consequences of a protection response. In the face of fear, we shut down the systems that maintain the body and simultaneously inhibit the immune system. Simply, chronic fear leads to disease and death. Fact, up to 90% of doctor visits are directly caused by stress.

As importantly, the chemistry of fear shuts down creative conscious thinking as the nervous system defaults to the faster, reactive programs of the subconscious mind. When faced with fear, rather than seeking creative solutions, we automatically take a “duck and cover” posture while we wait for the “all clear” signal. A sign that everything has returned to normal.

However, what would happen if things did not “return to normal?” There are two fundamental scenarios: We stay protracted in our protective posture … and die. Or, better, we step outside of the fear and using our creative consciousness, manifest a new civilization by rewriting our cultural beliefs.

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7 thoughts on “If we have the solutions, why then are we so caught-up in all this trauma?

  1. May I have you permission to incorporate your statements in a short article, a reminder to a group of people with whom I am in a healing circle in which we have all read The Biology of Belife?
    Here is the article”

    The Origin of Fear
    Childhood trauma is part and parcel of human biology. Right from our time in the womb, whenever hormones change from oxytocyn to adrenalin and/or cortisol, we (as the fetus) experience trauma that later in life shows up as “lack of love”. We mistakenly believe that our mother did not love us. But it is human biology that changed our mother’s blood hormones: her own stresses and traumas.
    On the one hand, such fetal hormone changes and childhood traumas that follow prepares the new living being for survival. However, in our modern culture our stressors and traumas are fear based and have little or nothing to do with survival. Biologist Bruce Lipton, author of The Biology of Belief, writes, “Crises perpetuate fear, which behaviorally, is like putting out a fire with gasoline. As discussed in The Biology of Belief, there are three consequences of a protection response. In the face of fear, we shut down the systems that maintain the body and simultaneously inhibit the immune system. Simply, chronic fear leads to disease and death. Fact, up to 90% of doctor visits are directly caused by stress.
    “As importantly, the chemistry of fear shuts down creative conscious thinking as the nervous system defaults to the faster, reactive programs of the subconscious mind. When faced with fear, rather than seeking creative solutions, we automatically take a “duck and cover” posture while we wait for the “all clear” signal. A sign that everything has returned to normal.”
    In other words, we, as adults, behave exactly as we did when in our mother’s womb, or as children, and go deeply into the grip of our own trauma (our own bloodstream being flooded by adrenalin and/or cortisol). We wait until these hormones are ‘washed out’ of our bloodstream. These cowering waiting periods are mostly periods of depression. Because we don’t know the science and biology of what is happening, we cannot actively participate in our own ‘healing’; that is, in consciously creating a resurgence of our own feel-good hormones. The consequence of our ignorance is explained by Lipton:
    “However, what would happen if things did not “return to normal?” There are two fundamental scenarios: We stay protracted in our protective posture … and die. Or, better, we step outside of the fear and using our creative consciousness, manifest a new civilization by rewriting our cultural beliefs.”
    We have the option to be pro-active in our own healing. Another professional who has addressed this same original stress and trauma sequence in the Vancouver Psychiatrist and addiction specialist, author of Hungry Ghosts, Dr. Gabor Maté. His YouTube video on Attachment Disorder is both illuminating and healing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKES1nyitAg

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  5. Can we step out of fear counciously ? can we reset the super info procesing subconuncios mind ? in Bruce.com you will find some tools Belief Change and Energy Psychology Modalities .

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