Wisdom Teaching: Neurological Defense
Hello Fellow Soul✨,
💛Much of how we operate, move, behave, perceive, think, feel and sense is learned and habitual. We develop strategies, patterns and ways of being through our experiences.If something hurts we instinctually move away from it and if it feels good we move towards it.
💜If we experience hurt we learn early on how to protect ourselves from the pain of feeling it. We might flee or run in order to move away from it. We might fight back in order to push something away from us. We also might freeze in place or go numb in attempt to avoid the hurt or pain.
On a neurological level there is a response to this avoidance of pain, which is commonly known as the stress response. While there is intelligence to our defensive reactions and patterns in the body they also create great limitation in our experience of life.
💚When we stop avoiding pain and allow ourselves to feel and be with it, some pretty amazing things happen.
🤍Thanks for listening!
For more information:
✨Soul Illuminations with Dr. Amanda Love: https://www.amandamarielove.com
☀️Spotify Podcasts: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WKmwgc7NEPaygTs2XXini