Physiology of Fear

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Three Brains

When we understand how fear is created in the body, it is helpful in releasing the grip of anxiety and fear patterns. This is basic information on how the body's physiology is affected by fear and trauma and how that is exploited by dark forces.

Our biology has three distinctly different processors of energy and information, two conscious and one functioning below radar. We are aware of our thoughts and emotions, but we are less aware of what the survival brain is doing, and how this is affecting the way we feel.

The survival brain is the one that takes your hand off the stove, before the other two brains realize that you have burned your hand. It is incredibly fast at responding to what is happening in our environment, in order to keep the body safe. It’s like each human body comes with a pre-loaded software program that says keep this body alive. So what is going on in the lower brain, below conscious radar?

Software: Survival programs

The lower brain basically runs in three modes: relaxed, fight-flight, and freeze. Again to keep it very simple, using a stoplight as a model. (from Stephen Porges, Poly-vagal Theory).

Traffic Light Danger

When we are in green, we are relaxed our heart and respiration are slow, we can digest our food, we can nap, we enjoy being with loved ones and can relate to them. The moment the lower brain feels there is danger; it moves the biology into yellow. The vagus nerve shuts down all the organs below the diaphragm, and speeds up the ones above the diaphragm. We get an immediate increase of available energy, or superhuman strength, enough to lift a small car off of a child. This is an amazing thing the body can do in a split second. Our bodies were designed to do this for very brief periods. We don’t want to get stuck in yellow, where we cannot digest our food, we cannot sleep, and we cannot enjoy or relate to our loved ones. There are usually two reasons we get stuck in fight-flight. We are living in an unsafe situation and the accurate assessment is that we are in danger. Or we have an unresolved Trauma from the past, which the lower brain feels is happening now, in the present moment.

Being in the Red zone is more rare. This is where the lower brain perceives that the body is not going to survive the experience and shuts it down. The body becomes immobilized to play dead, anesthetized to minimize suffering, and the consciousness often leaves the body or is disassociated from it. Again, this is an amazing biological accomplishment in a split second. We see this with high impacts, with early and chronic abuse such as SRA, and in war and torture. The eyes are vacant the voice is monotone and the body is lifelessly still, meaning there is no fidgeting or normal movement in the body.

Self-Assessing

Since our human family is now living in the yellow zone so much of the time, let’s look more closely at the spectrum of yellow, and the difference between fight and flight. We are looking at increasing levels of activation in the nervous system. On a scale of 1-10, we can have low-level activation, which is a feeling of unease on the flight side and irritability on the fight side. In the mid-range, we have anxiety on the flight side and anger on the fight side. At the high end we have rage and panic, which are getting closer to the threshold where the body switches into freeze or red.

Freeze Relax chart

Creating Conditions

The issue with the survival brain is that we cannot fake it out. If we want to relax, we actually have to create the conditions for the physiology to move into green. If we live with a predator, if we work under a predator, if we do not have our basics needs met, we are going to be in yellow. So to clear fear from our bodies requires making choices that keep us safe, and that help the brain and nervous system register that we are truly safe. Again, we cannot fake it or pretend.

Implicit Memory

Current estimates are that the lower brain is taking in about 40,000 bits of data per moment. This is what we refer to as the hard drive, or our unconscious mind. It is recording everything, far too much material to push into our conscious awareness. We get an estimated 25-35 of these data bits registering on a conscious level. This is called implicit memory, rather than explicit or conscious memory. The hard drive records past threats, in a special category, so that if a similar cluster of data bits arise that were present when something bad happened, we get the jump on it and move into the yellow zone more quickly.

Shaping of Collective

In understanding implicit memory, which is recorded but not conscious, it is easy to see how this can be manipulated by those who would like to keep people in fear, pumped full of adrenalin with our physiology stuck in the yellow zone. In yellow we are less able to respond to the present moment, our bandwidth of awareness gets narrow as we look for external reasons for our discomfort. We no longer register beauty, seek connection or feel relaxed in our own skin. Its as if our news and entertainment is purposely designed to keep us at a constant 6 or 7 in the levels of activation. The culture of yellow has been in the making for a long while.

Traumatic memory

A woman who was sexually assaulted in a cedar room, may develop an aversion to the smell of cedar without making the connection. When ever she smells cedar the survival brain will shift her into yellow, as a precaution. She will start to feel anxiety without knowing why, as she moves through the rest of her day. Until this trauma is cleared from the hard drive, its triggers interfere with her ability to respond to the now moment. Trauma is not in the event, it is in the nervous system. The trauma lives in the nervous system and will keep showing up in the present, until it is resolved.

Manipulation

In a similar way, the NAA may try to activate or use the implicit-memory-packets we have of traumas from other timelines. They may also embed false memories in our hard drive, so that we have traumatic responses to things that should not trigger us at all. They also play on collective trauma that is in the planetary field memory. They may try to trigger a mass reaction by activating collective implicit-memory of the Lemurian Holocaust or Atlantian Cataclysm. This works because we have no conscious memory of those events, so how could we possibly figure it out? The cellular memory of an exploding planet can be elicited, at the end of the cycle, without the masses knowing where their anxiety of cataclysm is coming from. In the Ego/Personality matrix of the first three dimensions (1D-2D-3D), this is the game played in the nervous system, using the lower frequencies of fear to trigger a survival reaction. Until we are able to clear fear, which often includes clearing past timelines of trauma, we are susceptible to triggers from implicit-memory packets.

Soul and Monad

As we move into the Soul matrix, (4D-5D-6D) fears have less influence, and even less in the Monadic matrix, (7D-8D-9D). Now that the trans-time continuum is opening we have access into other Timelines and Dimensions that were not previously available to us. At each new level of embodiment, people may begin to access trauma memories or triggers, which can be confusing. Many people who are starting to embody the monad may find themselves feeling triggered, as they are accessing and integrating other stations of identity. They may be processing new implicit-memory packets from other dimensional aspects while they are starting to be recovered, returned and integrated. If this happens, understand it for what it is. And rather than feeling like you are losing ground or have lost your center, hold the possibility that you are actually just hitting larger chunks of the traumatic memories from further out. As we know in ES the layers just keep opening from; personal, to collective, to planetary, solar, galactic and beyond with our star lineages and Christ families.

During Stress, Go Back to Basics

This information is shared from the perspective that if we can identify when our nervous systems is tweaked and our physiology has shifted into fight flight, we can take the necessary steps to shift out of it. Being better informed gives us more choices in how we respond. When we find ourselves stressed out it is important to slow down and create the conditions for the lower brain to assess that we are actually safe again. This releases the physiology from hyper arousal and allows the body to relax and get back to green. Starseeds nervous systems are highly sensitive and run a lot of frequency and may benefit from some extra supplementation. When the nervous system is feeling fried, creating some peace and quiet in order to recharge is so helpful. If the body is stuck in yellow it burns through the bodies resources more quickly. So we are best served by taking some time out to create the conditions to get back to green. If you notice you are triggered or activated, slow down and ask your self what just happened? What was the trigger? If you can’t connect it to something conscious, consider that it is connected to implicit-memory, or a data packet from another timeline. Treat it the same, work to clear associated fear, pain and trauma from the hard drive.[1]


References

  1. [Krystal Aegis Booklet, ES Forum Discussion]


See Also

Mental Rackets