Have you been noticing the fear has been used as a pretty hefty marketing tool?
Not for five years, or twenty years, or hundreds of years, but for thousands and thousands of years.
Fear— the big scary illusion that everything’s going to hell in a hand basket.
Well, I’ve got news for you. Nothing is going to hell in a hand basket. Until we stop responding to fear as if it is a truth, instead of just simply a perception, we’re going to keep falling into these weird manipulatable holes.
Folks who want to control crowds are using fear to actually manipulate our perception.
Here’s the deal:
Biological fear is real. It’s in our DNA strands. For instance, if I’m swimming in the ocean and I see a shark fin, it’s natural that I’m going to freak out. I’m going to back off. My biology is going to say, “Girl, that shark’s going to eat you. Get out of the water.” I’ll likely have that response because I’ve had thousands of other people before me get eaten by sharks.
That information is in my DNA.
I live in the Gallatin Valley here in Montana. It’s gorgeous. If I wander upon a bear, my biological fear is going to kick in and say, “You’d best not go hug that thing.”
In fact, I live right over the hill from Yellowstone National Park, and there are people every year that get mauled by wild animals because they think they are park attractions. Somewhere, their biological fear didn’t kick in. Back in the old days, those dear people would have just simply been eaten and they would no longer be in the genetic chain. Thank God we have park rangers!
Psychological fear and biological fear are two different things, and it’s important to understand how we’re being manipulated through fear. Because during this timeframe of the feminine, that’s our entire lesson.
How do we get to see fear as a teacher, not the enemy?
Think about this a minute. Have you ever watched the news and gotten really afraid that the world is going to hell in a hand basket? Maybe you’re somebody that thinks, “Oh my God, the white supremacists are taking over! ” Or maybe you’re somebody who thinks, “Who are these weirdos? These heathen, charlatan, heretic psychics all over YouTube? Where is God in the world?” Maybe you’re somebody who just tuned out because the whole thing has just gotten a little ridiculous.
There’s a physical reasowe experience what we experience.
Fear triggers the Amygdala. That’s our fight or flight instinct in the brain. If I’m somebody who wants to control masses of people, I want to keep your frontal cortex — which is the reasoning center of the brain — out of the conversation. Because if the frontal cortex gets involved, we’re actually going to be rational with one another. If I want to control you, I need to be constantly triggering your Amygdala. Since your Amygdala is home of the fight or flight instinct, I need to keep you jumping like a crazy little flea on top of an angry dog so the frontal cortex doesn’t kick and say, “Hey man, we probably should just sit down and have a conversation.”
Oh, no. The Amygdala is in there saying, “I need to stock up beans”. “I need to stock up on ammo”. “Oh my God, the world is ending!”
Triggering the Amygdala is the oldest trick in the book. So, world, if we want to embrace the feminine timeframe, we must learn to deprogram ourselves from having our Amygdala triggered all of the time. We must sit with our fear and ask it to be our teacher.
If I really believe, say, that white supremacists are taking over the world, then I would need to sit with myself and ask myself, why do I no longer believe in the power of love? Why do I no longer believe in the power of education? And then underneath my answers, I’d have to ask myself, why have I allowed myself to be so disempowered?
There it is.
Why have we allowed ourselves to be disempowered? Why have we allowed ourselves to be triggered like a little flea on the back of an angry dog, to have our Amygdala fire off like crazy?
Because fear is a powerful and free drug.
When we are triggered like that, we have endorphins that rush through our body. We feel alive. We can feel our fingertips. We can feel a sense of purpose because we’re angry, but actually we’re super afraid. It’s a free drug.
Think about this: How many people do you know that go through their lives and they hate their existence? Let’s just be real here for a minute—they can’t stand their marriage. They can’t stand their job. They think their kids are ingrates. How many people do you know whose only passion in life is being rageful or angry or afraid? How about thousands? How about millions?
Because we have taught people, especially here in America, that we cannot be fulfilled within. We have taught people that the only way that they can ever be fulfilled is by something outside of themselves; buy that house, buy this pretty set of lipstick, buy those great shoes, buy that fancy slick car — that way she’ll go out on a date with you for sure.
How many times have we been programmed to believe that what we need is outside of us? We have not only generations in America, but generations over the millennia, of people believing that they do not matter unless they have wealth, status, land or something huge around them.
When I talk about the Fear Drug being the only rush that most people get, there’s a reason.
However, if we’re going to get through this feminine timeframe, we’ve got to give up the drug of fear that makes us feel alive in lieu of something else that really does make us feel alive — like connecting in love, like bringing in a great new world that’s going to be amazing for everybody.
A world where we’re not struggling because we’re angry yet where we’re actually coming together because we’re full of joy.
We’ve got to kick the fear habit. It’s a necessary thing.
This week when you go forward, you might feel yourself getting triggered. Maybe it’s by Fox News, maybe it’s by MSNBC, maybe it’s by some friends at the water cooler, who really want to go on and on about everything negative they heard in the world. When this happens, take a step back and look at them and say, “Wow, you are really working that Amygdala for a personal high today.” It’s no different than somebody who might be using some sort of a drug to get them through their day.
When you encounter fear, step forward and introduce a solution. Introduce something that’s beautiful. Say something like, “You know it’s interesting — I had this neighbor who actually came forward and built a playground on his own dime for everybody in the entire neighborhood, and he used recycled materials. How cool is that?” Watch the response of the person who uses fear as a drug. They might put a crosshair on you, and they may get really crispy. They might get mad at you for interrupting the fear flow.
That’s how you know that they’re using fear like a drug.Think about this — whenever you interrupt a drug user’s cycle, they get really nasty.
We can initiate an interesting social experiment by introducing solutions and love to the people who get violently angry at you because you don’t want to participate in their Amygdala triggering. This anger response indicates they are actually addicted to that chemical response in the brain, so let’s start introducing a more powerful chemical response in the brain — the dopamine rush that we get off of connection and love.
Love. As a species, we just haven’t been trained to receive that sensation for a very long time.
A very wise friend of mine once said, “You can market fear as love, but you cannot market love as fear”. Think about that, and when you go forward in this week, recognize — are you using fear as a drug? Are you getting high on your freak-outs because maybe you’re just bored in your life, bored in your marriage, or in your job?
This is probably going to trigger a lot of people and I’m probably going to get a lot of nasty comments. That’s okay, because if we don’t shake ourselves out of this fear drug, if we do not shake ourselves out of this stasis, then we’re just going to continue down the road we’ve being going down. And that road pretty much indicates a bunch of sheep who are super controllable by having our Amygdala triggered.
I love the world. Our capacity to change this world is vast, immediate, and imminent. Let’s all work on our own triggers, our own teachers, and let’s come into this timeframe with an incredible set of solutions. We’ve got this.
When we let that limbic system in the middle of the brain and the frontal cortex do the communicating, we can accomplish anything. And most importantly, we can hook that system up with the heart, because without heart, the head means nothing.
Have a great fear free week — and just see how you’re feeling at the end of it. My guess is that your frontal cortex will thank you for the break.