If you read the last article in this series, I was speaking about how the guard of the deeper mind and the face that there is a stress detector built in to everyone. This stress detector or alarm system is a subjective scale between 0 and 10.
Depending on the severity of the perceived danger, the threshold may be triggered, setting off alarm bells in your conscious mind. The alarm sets off a reaction in the autonomic nervous system from which actions are not consciously directed, but are regulated by the unconscious mind, or the century control, and you are triggered into the fight, flight or freeze situation.
Your reactions will depend on how great the threat is to your well-being, and the messages from the autonomic nervous system (century) to your conscious mind. Your reactions may ultimately save your life, and in this way anxiety has actually been your friend.
However, when your anxiety or stress levels rise above your threshold, and your body goes into the fight, flight or freeze mode, if your body is in balance, this is a normal reaction. This is actually a normal response to sudden triggers of alarm. The problems occur when you are constantly over your threshold, which is usually a result of a prolonged period of stress, or ongoing traumatic events – present time or unresolved.
Trauma, which can come in any shape or form, including work, money, divorce, death in the family, or a serious illness, usually constitutes a shock to the system because it is unexpected. Your deeper mind always recognises trauma as a threat.
Metaphorically speaking, trauma can be considered as an invasion of sorts, which can leave you with a hyper sensitive and hyper vigilant unconscious mind, which may be perceiving danger where none really exists.
Trauma is a very broad, sweeping term, and every human being has experienced trauma at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, many folk are not aware of the century within them, the control which regulates reactions despite external circumstances.
After such occurrences, anxiety, panic attack, insomnia, OCD and intrusive thoughts can all present themselves. That is why it is import to know how to understand these messages and provide yourself the best support and course of action to ensure you can move past such discomfort easily and naturally.
This article is part 2 of a part series. Stay tuned the next blog where I speak more about trauma and how you can use this feedback to your advantage.