Thursday, January 10, 2008


It's not all in your head

(c) by TK Rosevear January 09, 2008

It has been my experience that nightmares are teaching dreams or your inner self and fears trying to get your attention towards clarity and insight, depending upon how you identify, define and surrender or embrace the symbolic workings of the messages of 'subconscious' thoughts, beliefs or fears.

Our bodies respond to stress emotionally, as perceived danger and/or physically, as an extreme temperature change or exertion as: our muscles contract to fortifying and protecting the body; our metabolism speeds up to provide 'fight or flight' strength or energy. This will cause increasing heart rates and blood pressure; our rate of breathing increases to provide oxygen to 'fight or flight'; our digestion shuts down diverting blood and energy to large muscles needed for fighting or running; our pupils dilate to aid vision and our hearing is heightened.

Our bodily functions urge us to urinate and move the bowels, reducing the danger of abdominal infection if injury should occur; our arteries in the arms and legs constrict, so less blood will be lost if we are injured; and, our blood clots quicker, so we'll lose less blood if we're wounded. [WoW!] (3)

Our nervous system is somewhat overlooked in the typical diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, and the nerves are definitely part of the system that conveys impulses between the mind (brain) and body, it also reflective of strength, vigor and/or courage. A nerve impulse is defined as a progressive wave of electrical and chemical activity which stimulates or inhibits bodily function; Much like the similar sounding word 'Nirvana' which is a state of mind or place characterized by freedom from or oblivion to pain, worry, and the external world influence.

Our nerves are the center of our ability to experience beyond memories and senses. They are also representative of our communication and its receptivity's ability: when it breaks down, we're jamming the channels with self-centeredness guilt, self-pity and inferiority; when nervousness is our inability to trust the process of life!

Being anxious, struggling through and/or rushing time. The 'life lesson' or common denominator amongst PTSD clientele, is associated with this intricate, complex human network of 'nerve' and how we perceive tangible things, beliefs and ideas as we move beyond rationalizing, to the potential connection to a higher consciousness or insight.

Rationalizing forces us to abide by a set of rules that becomes increasingly limiting and isolates us from our imagination, while an intuitive hones their skills, knowing the difference between theory and practice ? like we don't just 'live by the book' but trust our instincts to supply us with unique and telling insight.

The possibilities of shadow or dysfunction for this 'life lesson' in balance would be neurological disturbances, poor vision, headaches, nightmares, learning difficulties and hallucinations, as are suffering from the imbalanced behaviors of arrogance, dogma, highly logical and authoritative, yet undisciplined, low goal oriented, and afraid of success scenarios in actions and communication. (3)

Balancing the nervous system takes practice and determination, without chemical alterations, and achieving this balance rewards us with being charismatic, highly intuitive, not attached to material things and the possibilities of experiencing unusual phenomena.

When painful, traumatic, adverse and/or negative experiences befall us, we tend to only see the negative sides more than the positivity in reasoning towards the nature of our senses, the nervous system, and the brain being beneficial tools, blessings, lessons, gifts and service of these painful and traumatic experiences.

The healing journey consists of discovering and embracing these balancing sides, so the larger picture is revealed not masked, to containing the 'gift of the wound', a piece to the puzzle of the meaning and purpose of our lives. (3)

The reasoning behind writing this article is somewhat cathartic, as it also revealing to my own personal experiences from childhood, adulthood and my choices to the services of counsel for PTSD, as well as nutrition as it has played a significant role in the healing of the nervous system, so vitally important in the healing process.

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